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Re: prazosin for night terrors SLS

Posted by beckett2 on January 18, 2022, at 21:34:40

In reply to Re: prazosin for night terrors, posted by SLS on January 18, 2022, at 21:06:32

> Hi.
>
> There is a difference between "night terrors" and the nightmares that are a feature of PTSD.
>
> There is quite a bit of evidence that prazosin reduces PTSD nightmares. I haven't come across anything that would lead me to believe that prozosin is effective for night terrors.
>
> For PTSD, I think prazosin is underutilized in that it can be used to reduce PTSD daytime symptoms, too.
>
> 1) 3 mg h.s. - PTSD nightmares only.
>
> 2) 10 mg t.i.d. - PTSD nightmares + daytime depression and anxiety.
>
> I tried prazosin at my doctor's urging because of the childhood adversity (emotional abuse / physical abuse / neglect). I was shocked that it helped. Although the improvement was significant enough to recognize, it wasn't enough justify continued treatment. Maybe I should have kept prazosin in place. It wasn't hurting anything. I found it to be a very clean drug with respect to side effects, although my sex drive decreased noticeably - not enough to stop me from having fun, though.
>
> The very first dose of prazosin should be swallowed immediately before getting into bed. Dizziness and fainting can happen on the first night, but not thereafter.
>
> Night terrors? I don't know.
>
>
> - Scott

I'll ask my doc next time we meet/zoom. They're becoming more frequent. It's tough on the family :-)


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