What do your dreams look like after prazosin?
May 10, 2012 7:04 PM Subscribe
PTSD and nightmares. How does prazosin actually help you?
posted by kanata to health & fitness (10 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
I'm newly labelled as having PTSD and the shrink gave me prazosin to help with the non stop nightmares I've been having lately. I understand that it blocks adrenaline but want to know how exactly it has affected your dreams if you are taking it.
I work out a lot of healing through my dreams (No snarky comments on that please. I've had a 12 year search to find the right type of therapy that allows me to actually talk about the trauma and, yes, it involves Jung and dream work). I don't want to suppress that harshly.
Also I'm worried that it will make the nightmares worse as, of course, that is the only first hand experiences that rise up on a Google search.
So if you've taken this for PTSD did you notice a complete lack of nightmares? All dreams? Do you still have nightmares but the flashback emotions are lessened? Did it help at all? Basically what do your dreams look like after taking prazosin and how long did it take to kick in if you found it helpful?
I'm supposed to work my way up to 4mg at night once I start if that matters any.