Hi, my name is "manicbaby123", I'm 38 yrs. old, & brand new to this whole posting questions thing. :) lol so please be patient with me. I have suffered from night terrors, nightmares and vivid dreaming almost all my life. Trazodone used to help with them, by putting me in a deep sleep and I wouldn't dream or if I did I wouldn't remember, but it no longer works,now it actually makes the terrors worse. I'm very curious if anyone has found a medication that helps them sleep and stops the nightmares and or night terrors. I'd love to hear some good news :) thank you from texas :0
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Howdy fellow texan im from austin texas. Welcome this site has helped me a bunch and there are alot of good people here so you came to the right place i hope we can help. I have myself tried trazodone for some years but it was only to help me sleep have you tried a benzodiazipine aka xanax,valium, or ativan? Trazadone is not a sedative really it does help sleep however now all benzodiazapines are sedatives and maybe that is what you need. Have you tried even a heavier sleeping aid like ambian or lunesta? there are alot of options to help you sleep tell your doctor to open up his mind try something new some doctors are set in their ways and medications have used the same thing on ever patient for the same symptoms for years. The younger doctors seem to be more open to prescibing some of the newer medications.
the dr put me on xanax for my anxiety and fear of falling asleep because i was scared of what would happen. i was having sleep paralysis. i would wake up and something would be holding me down and trying to hurt me. it was all hallucinations. the xanax relaxed me enough to sleep. i also dont sleep on my back anymore because thats the only time it happens. hope this helps! xoxo
Hi there and welcome! Unfortunately xanax is a short acting benzo. I would try valium which lasts much longer. Also, have you ever tried cognitive therapy? Sometimes repressed memories can be the cause of latent nightscares. Maybe a little therapy along with a change in meds may help you. It's worth a shot anyway. Many different meds may also cause vivid dreams. I think it's cognitive therapy... not sure of the name. But some type of counseling may help. The thing is, something is causing you to have these nightmares. They are unusual and you need to get to the bottom of it. Meds will cover up the underlying cause, but it is the cause you need to figure out. Of course this is only my opinion. I wish you well and be sure to keep us posted and add many friends. The more you participate, the more we all learn. (sorry about the gonzaga comment :-))
My best wishes,
i have had this problem most of my life as well, the worst being in late teens and early 20's. never took anything for it, but found that if i could talk myself into waking up, then getting up (takes a lot of talking to yourself) and turning on the radio or something that will bring you back to reality would help me eventually. if your living with someone, and they don't mind, wake them and have them talk to you, that can help to return to what is real as well. and, yes it is best not to watch (t.v./movies) or read anything that is disturbing to you. life is a war and each day (or night) is a battle.
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