The reason I'm asking is about 30 minutes I was sleeping and having a PTSD/Nightmare. I've been taking Prazosin 1mg. in the morning and 1mg. in the evening. Has been working fine up until now. I don't know if this is an isolated incident or the dosage is no longer therapeutic. I'm still shaken up by this nightmare. I called my psychologist to relay this concern to my psychiatrist. I prefer dreamless sleep over all the crap I've been through in life, instead of self-medicating.
I can relate. I had the PTSD night terrors and would prefer not to dream or even remember sleeping over the terrors. Is it a nightmare waking you up or a nocturnal panic attack caused by the thought of the nightmare? I was on Guanfacine 1 mg PM and 25 mg of Amitriptyline PM, so not sure which one or both worked. But I stop having the night terrors. I was also in therapy doing EMDR which helped.
Prozosin is not a med that has to build up and should be helping you right away. It may have been an isolated incidence. If it continues you may need a dose adjustment or a new med. My Psych doc switched me to Propranolol it is for PTSD symptoms also. You just have to keep trying to find the meds that work best for you. PTSD is a complex disorder.
Let me know how it turns out. You are not alone.
Hang in there :)
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