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User Reviews for Prazosin

Also known as: Minipress

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Condition Avg. Ratings Reviews Compare
Raynaud's Syndrome
9.5
   
2 reviews 32 medications
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
7.7
   
71 reviews 5 medications
Anxiety and Stress
7.7
   
12 reviews 9 medications
Nightmares
7.2
   
39 reviews 0 medications
High Blood Pressure
5.1
   
7 reviews 263 medications
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Summary of Prazosin reviews 7.3 134 reviews

Reviews for Prazosin

For Post Traumatic Stress Disorder: "Prazosin and me were not a good match. Worsened insomnia, tension headache, mouth pain (?!?!), metallic taste in mouth, and more."

   
1.0

NYC Female (taken for less than 1 month) April 11, 2019

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For Nightmares: "I suffered from night terrors for more than 20 years. Nothing psych docs gave me worked. Situation changed and I had to change doctors which is usually scary, right? It was the best thing ever, new psych doc put me on Prazosin 1mg and it worked. I had some breakthrough nightmares increased the dose to 2mg and everything is great. No night terrors and no side effects."

   
10

Karebear (taken for 1 to 2 years) February 26, 2019

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For Anxiety and Stress: "Best thing that ever happened to me...."

   
10

Brandi (taken for 1 to 2 years) January 13, 2019

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For Nightmares: "I was just prescribed prazosin I am really scared to take this medicine as it has a lot of side effects."

Kim judd December 23, 2018

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For Anxiety and Stress: "I was prescribed this for anxiety and it wiped my short term memory. Still haven't fully recovered from it yet. I would ask the same question about a half dozen times within a three hour span. Terrible headaches too! Little did I know that those headaches was about my brain being fried. But I am told that this doesn't happen to people."

   
1.0

Chuy (taken for less than 1 month) December 3, 2018

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For Nightmares: "The first night I had no dreams at all. Then they returned and my psych upped my dose to 2mg. I am also taking Lisinopril 20mg. The combination caused very low blood pressure. I am now afraid to take Prazosin ever again."

   
5.0

Bub (taken for 1 to 6 months) November 28, 2018

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For Anxiety and Stress: "using this medication worked fairly good.. been on 4mg for 3 yrs.. starting to not have the same effect..."

issa (taken for 2 to 5 years) October 19, 2018

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For Nightmares: "When I got back from Iraq in 2005 I've had PTSD related nightmares. I tried a lot of different prescriptions but nothing helped so I started self medicating with alcohol. But last year I had enough and went in to treatment and they prescribed me prazosin 1mg. Like a lot of other people it was a amazing I finally sleep though the night for my first time since 2005. 13 years later no more nightmares and it let me just drift to sleep on like other medications."

   
9.0

Chmwarrior (taken for 6 months to 1 year) October 18, 2018

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For Post Traumatic Stress Disorder: "Works really well for nightmares but not for night sweats"

   
7.0

Cockroach (taken for 1 to 2 years) October 17, 2018

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For Nightmares: "I'm on 20 my of Prazosin a day, 15 mg at night, and 5 mg in the morning. Works like a charm for me. Night terrors are totally gone."

Samiam (taken for 1 to 6 months) October 9, 2018

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For Nightmares: "I started on one mg of prazosin two months ago. My PTSD is slightly better however my nightmares became more vivid. I do feel better throughout the day but have fainted twice from the drug lowering my blood pressure. I’m also taking ten mg of Lisiniprol each evening. The fainting experiences were frightening as I hit my head and awoke with blood coming from my right eye area. Left a scar. I could not move but lay shaking sweating sick to my stomach. Second episode I fainted but I knew I was going to so I tried to sit down on my couch. I did faint but what woke me was I was vomiting profusely. That scared me as I could have died from my own vomit had I been flat on the floor. I’m weaning myself off of it as this drug is too much for me. It is very powerful. Granted we are individuals who have different reactions. It’s great that it works for some but I’ll take the nightmares over the drug as I am very frightened of it. Just not for everyone."

   
4.0

Laci (taken for 1 to 6 months) September 27, 2018

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For Nightmares: "This is a true miracle drug for treating PTSD related nightmares and night terrors. This drug has to be increased very slowly and gradually to reduce side effects such as dizziness. I have read that this drug can be increased to a maximum of 25mg per day. But I would start with 1 mg and gradually up the dose over a period of weeks/months until your symptoms disappear. Sleep like a new born baby LITERALLY after years of suffering with the most horrendous of nightmares I was terrified to go to sleep. Now that's a thing of the past. I have been experimenting with using Prazosin during the day but it seems most effective when taken 1 hour before bed. I have flashbacks during the day so I will be writing another review/report in the next few months after experimenting with 3mg first thing in the morning and 5mg at night. This also works well with Melatonin 3mg."

   
10

alphamale-0151-UK September 7, 2018

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For Nightmares: "I did not tolerate this rx. I have naturally lower bp & the very 1st time I tried it, my bp tanked. I laid on the floor, head swimming every time I moved. It took hours & hours of that real life nightmare before I could even move more than an inch. Please, please be very careful with minipress."

   
1.0

Bulit (taken for less than 1 month) September 5, 2018

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For Nightmares: "I take this medication at 2mg nightly for PTSD related nightmares. Prior to taking this I had vivid nightmares multiple times a night every night and would scream, cry, choke in my sleep basically everything you prefer NOT to do while you’re sleeping. Since being on this medication I have maybe 1 to 2 nightmares a week at MOST, and when I do they are nothing severe. I still sleep through the night and the details of the dream are usually foggy anyways. I would definitely recommend this to someone looking for a possible solution for PTSD induced nightmares."

   
8.0

MJ (taken for 1 to 6 months) August 23, 2018

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For Nightmares: "I am a Vietnam Vet and came home with PTSD. I had treatment when I first returned to the states and went almost 55 years with only a nightmare on occasion. One Sunday at church something happen and it sent me back to a time and place. The nightmares returned not only at night but day time as well and once asleep I couldn't wake up. I would tear up the bedding/I was a basket case, I didn't want to sleep but I did. After 6 weeks my mental health nurses at the VA recommended Prazosin. I started at a 1 mg twice daily. That was the first night without nightmares in almost 6 weeks. On the third night I started with the nightmares again. My daily dosage is now at 12 mg and I feel I am alive because of this medication. I also had high blood pressure and this medication with my others has dropped my BP to what it was when I was 20, and my sex life is like I was 40 again. This is one magic drug. I have not noticed any bad side effects"

   
10

Handful July 31, 2018

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For Post Traumatic Stress Disorder: "Initially worked well however within 2 weeks the effects were non-existent. Extremely short life-span of effectiveness before being required to increase the dose."

   
4.0

Jay (taken for 1 to 6 months) July 21, 2018

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For Post Traumatic Stress Disorder: "Wow, I have PTSD due to husbands sex addiction. I had obtrusive thoughts and extremely high startle response so that I hated nights. Sleep eluded me and my mind dwelled. FINALLY! I sleep great and woke up SO HAPPY! I hope it lasts.. I took 1mg before bed. I got a light headache and felt a tad light headed but WORTH IT! I hope all people struggling with PTSD at night tries this! It is great!"

   
9.0

Laydee (taken for less than 1 month) July 8, 2018

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For Anxiety and Stress: "I have PTSD, anxiety and panic attacks. I had nightmares 7 nights a week, they were so bad I didn't want to go to sleep anymore. My doctor gave me prazosin and for the first time the nightmares were gone. You have to take it every night because if you don't the nightmares will come back. I have been on every medication for my PTSD and as far as my horrible nightmares..prazosin is by far the best."

Joe joe (taken for less than 1 month) June 25, 2018

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For Nightmares: "I was so excited to read the reviews and hopefully get a good nights sleep finally. It didn't work for me. Panic attacks accompanied the nightmares and extreme dizziness all day long. :("

   
1.0

Jen (taken for less than 1 month) April 14, 2018

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For Post Traumatic Stress Disorder: "I've been prescribed (thankfully) a pretty low-dose. It gives me migraines and stuffy nose. My suspicions were correct: I'm within that 1-10% of people who are affected with this sinus blockage problem everytime I take this pill. Of course, this is counterintuitive to my sleeping issues since not being able to breathe wakes me up from sleep."

   
7.0

V2Victory (taken for 1 to 6 months) April 3, 2018

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For Post Traumatic Stress Disorder: "Like all medications Prazosin works only temporarily. Deep meditation allowing the feelings and traumatic experiences to be felt has helped me more than medications. "

   
7.0

b (taken for 2 to 5 years) March 30, 2018

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For Nightmares: "Prazosin has been a MIRACLE drug for me to take away nightmares. From the very first night that I took Prazosin, this has worked for me IMMEDIATELY. Eventually, when it seemed that I was starting to have some negative dreams, I simply doubled the dosage - and I never again had any dreams even close to nightmares !!!"

   
10

Blaire (taken for 5 to 10 years) March 4, 2018

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For Nightmares: "I have been taken this medicine for about 3 years for PTSD. (Nightmares) It is a life saver for me. Only bad thing I guess is I have no dreams at all. It helps with my blood pressure also. The VA prescribes this for me."

   
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Waterblanched February 15, 2018

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For Anxiety and Stress: "Vivid nightmares--I awaken soaked through my clothes even though the house is less than 68 degrees. My heart races and the dreams have shaken me to flight. Now on Prazosin, 2mg, I sleep through most nights. Sometimes I wake and have had a dream, but it only woke me; it didn't send me to panic. Losing a father to Vietnam and all the childhood issues of being with a widowed mother--trying to raise 5 children on her own has come to haunt me in my dreams. The Prazosin has given me my sleep back."

   
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Litfit (taken for 2 to 5 years) January 15, 2018

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For Nightmares: "I can't even put into words what a life changer this medication is for me. I've had terrible nightmares every night since I was a teenager, and have been taking antidepressants for them for a decade, to little effect. Prazosin has given me the ability to wake up without shakiness, terrible memories of my dreams, and nausea for the first time in decades. I am endlessly grateful."

   
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Addy88 January 13, 2018

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