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User Reviews for Prazosin

Also known as: Minipress

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For Post Traumatic Stress Disorder: "This medication has been a life changer in so many ways. I suffer from PTSD and have not had any night terrors since starting this medication. Simply a wonder drug."

   
10

007Andrews (taken for less than 1 month) January 13, 2017

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For Post Traumatic Stress Disorder: "I am 63 and have had CPTSD all my life. Prazosin has helped a lot. BUT it's been rocky. The first dose I took felt like a miracle. I was serene and amazed. But then my nervous system got confused. Used to the constant fight stimulus. I would get wired taking it before sleep. Took it during the day which helped. WHAT I experienced felt like when one's arm goes numb and then circulation returns. My whole body felt like it was coming alive again. It hurt but I knew it was good. My digestion worked better. (makes sense) I had insomnia about 3 nights a week. After 2 months I'm so so much better - hardly any hypervigilance, less nightmares. So decrease the dose if you need to and gradually build it up if you have the problems I had."

   
8.0

Living with Complex PTSD (taken for 1 to 6 months) January 11, 2017

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For Post Traumatic Stress Disorder: "My boyfriend was diagnosed with Bi-polar disorder and also suffers from childhood trauma PTSD. The medication alone he was still having his manic stages and his lows, but once the doctor added the minipress to take at night with his seroquel quetiapine, it created wonders for us. He has been very stable after only 30 days and we hope this progresses through out time."

   
10

LizNJC (taken for less than 1 month) January 9, 2017

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For Post Traumatic Stress Disorder: "Went on this because I was looking for something non-habit forming to replace Ativan to help w my bad anxiety and flashbacks/nightmares at night. Sadly it did absolutely nothing to reduce the severity of any of my symptoms and also messed with my blood pressure which made me dizzy and almost pass out when I'd wake up :( I was taken off of it pretty quickly because of what it did to my blood pressure."

   
1.0

ptsd123 (taken for less than 1 month) November 28, 2016

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For Post Traumatic Stress Disorder: "I was placed on this for PTSD. I am female and none of the patient information warned that it would cause severe breast pain and engorgement. It does note in the information my doctor accessed that males may experience breast bud enlargement and pain. There was actually a specific term for this effect, but I forget now what it was. He had me go off the medication and back on 3 times. With two weeks in between. Each time, within 10 days, the pain was unbearable."

   
1.0

SkeenaPTSD (taken for 1 to 6 months) November 27, 2016

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For Post Traumatic Stress Disorder: "I've been taking Prazosin for years. It started mainly right after my time in the service where I experienced.. An event. My battle buddy committed suicide in front of me. Taking his own rifle to his chin and pulling the trigger. For years after I suffered horrible reenactments of his death in my dreams. So vividly lucid that I would wake up screaming and being able to smell the sulfur in the air from the shell casing hitting the ground. Or the sound of a round penetrating the human skull, rickashay in this helmet and through his face. I don't mean to go about my own horrible nightmares, but that was 2007, it's November 22, 2016. My nightmares are returning. I'm not sure if I need a readjustment or not."

   
9.0

Boomer82 (taken for 5 to 10 years) November 22, 2016

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For High Blood Pressure: "Using this for parasomnia, bph and bp. Kind of silver bullet. But my new doc tried to give me the brand name... Is it an extended release or just much more expensive? I only take it at night and dizziness hasnt been an issue. Seems to work as well as other bph meds that I have tried, my bp has also been reasonable. Seems to make sleepwalking more infrequent which is why I tried it."

   
6.0

Brand name diff? (taken for 2 to 5 years) November 6, 2016

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For Post Traumatic Stress Disorder: "After being diagnosed with PTSD, I was put on prazosin to help with horrible nightmares. I take a cocktail of other drugs which help with anxiety, hyper-alertness, and other symptoms. Even though I'm taking all this stuff I still have trouble sleeping and many times wake up punching, kicking and fighting. Prazosin has taken the edge off, though I still have really bazaar dreams. Plus, I recall everything. No side effects."

   
8.0

Kitchencat September 24, 2016

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For Post Traumatic Stress Disorder: "I am very thankful that my psychiatrist decided to prescribe this great medicine to me. My nightmares and sleep paralysis rarely rears it's ugly head now. I have; social anxiety disorder, panic disorder, disassociative disorder, ptsd, chronic depression and ADHD. I realize that what I am about to say can be a controversial subject, but I simply wish to help. Many people who are diagnosed with so many psychological disorders are what is called an Empath. We are evolving faster now than ever before in the history of mankind. It's basically a spiritual awakening of the human race. There are positive aspects, such as high intuition amongst other gifts. Basically, it's not medical, but spiritual. Get educated and stay medicated if need be."

   
9.0

Serenity Moonlighte (taken for 1 to 6 months) September 21, 2016

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For Post Traumatic Stress Disorder: "After 30 years of night terrors amongst other life traumas and almost a year of Doctors saying you have MDD, attempting suicide, cutting and other anger, anxiety, and and social issues. I learned yesterday that I have PTSD, Social Anxiety Depression etc. I was taken off two Propanolol and Hydroxyzine and they were replaced with Prazosin and Risperdal. Although last night was only my first night taking prazosin and I was told to take it alone. Well I did that around 9 pm stayed up for about two hours after taking it finally getting sleepy around 11pm or close to it. Got up off the couch to go to bed a little off balance. Abruptly awoke at 1:30 am more off balance and cannot go back to sleep. Not sure if I had a nightmare but anxiety is high."

   
2.0

NoOneSpecial38 (taken for less than 1 month) September 10, 2016

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For Nightmares: "It's been 6 mos now and still works miracles for my PTSD night terrors! The combination I've found that works for me: read the Bible or listen to it from an app as you fall asleep, take 2 mgs of Prazosin, and a combination of anti-depressant (Prozac/fluoxetine) works best for me, along with an anti-anxiety med treatment for the day. My next step will be therapy when I'm ready to talk. Until then, this combination helps tremendously. Even with the other meds I would wake up soaking wet and fighting for my life in my night terrors. Prazosin somehow helps tremendously and was my missing link."

   
10

SouthernSummer (taken for 6 months to 1 year) August 28, 2016

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For Post Traumatic Stress Disorder: "I've been on prazosin since beginning of March 2016. I have Cptsd, anxiety, depression, ADHD, insomnia, and a number of physical problems(such as nerve damage ext.) Anyhow, this prazosin worked great for the first 2 months I'd say. I started at 1mg at night, I'm now up to 4mg at night it does nothing! Absolutely nothing that I can tell! I had a nice little PTSD flashback two days while driving and last night it was nightmare after nightmare! My doctor only seems to want to up my dosage instead of trying other things too! I don't like it anymore though and don't find it very useful. I have absolutely no side effects from it, other than it doesn't work."

   
2.0

Heather88 August 14, 2016

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For Raynaud's Syndrome: "Before I started taking this for nightmares, I used to have a bad case of raynaud's syndrome. After I started taking it the nightmares went away for a while but then i built up some kind of tolerance for them, however the raynaud's is still looking really good i havent had any issues with that."

   
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GoombaJones August 8, 2016

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For Nightmares: "This drug is very promising to patients suffering from nightmares, insomnia and PTSD."

Mary Pat Higley, PharmD (taken for 1 to 6 months) July 29, 2016

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For Post Traumatic Stress Disorder: "It really did help with my nightmares. (And lowered my blood pressure haha). I used to has nightmares almost every night and I have only had 3 on the 7 months I've been on it. My boyfriend thinks this is the best medicine ever created because now we can sleep peacefully. Didn't really help me fall asleep but didn't keep me awake either. And when I slept I would sleep though the night with no nightmares. Just really weird dreams."

   
6.0

Lisakay145 July 26, 2016

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For Nightmares: "This was prescribed to me by my sleep specialist for multiple vivid nightmares on a daily basis. I started with 1mg, didn't notice a difference and I am now up to 3mg, still no decrease in nightmares. It's been over a month and the only effect this medication has on me is waking up with zero energy and feeling drained throughout the day."

   
1.0

Natalie_93 July 24, 2016

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For Post Traumatic Stress Disorder: "I've been on this med for almost 2yrs it never really helped my PTSD , panic attacks and my anxiety due to my accident almost 2 yrs ago going to dr tomorrow to see what I can take now"

   
2.0

Izzy42 July 4, 2016

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For Post Traumatic Stress Disorder: "Suffer from ptsd and bipolar disorder. Reliving traumatic violence during nightmares, waking in pools of sweat, and physically defending myself for many years while attempting to sleep. In addition to 200 mg seroquel prescribed at bedtime for 5 years doctor added 3 mg prazosin 3 years ago. The results have been life changing. Very few night terrors. My wife feels safe sleeping beside me. I'm so appreciative to my psychiatrist for prescribing this medication. I can't recall any side effects. 30 years of living with this affliction have been all but been remidied. Thank you"

   
9.0

Mike sleepless May 30, 2016

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For Post Traumatic Stress Disorder: "A Godsend drug for PTSD. No more nightmares!"

Nickname1 May 24, 2016

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For Nightmares: "I started this as a suggestion from my pharmacist since my psych NP was not finding ANYTHING to work for my childhood nightmares. Thank God for that angel pharmacist and Thank God for this medication. Not one nightmare to feel weird about the whole next day and ruin my day! I have taken now for about a month. Yesterday I tested it out and skipped a dose to see what would happen and sure enough a nightmare. I hope they never stop making this medication. I have had zero side effects! I am so thrilled with this medicine and not sure why I had never heard of it before or why out of all of the doctors I have seen they have not suggested it? I am only on 1 mg which is what the lowest dose? It WORKS! Save yourself the trauma and try it :)"

   
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Tatsi May 24, 2016

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For Nightmares: "My partner was given these tablets for nightmares Chronic PTSD, he was already taking blood pressure tablets after enduring a heart attack 5 years ago....on the fourth day he collapsed in the garden, could not speak, stand, he was a terrible grey colour and his lips turned blue...The paramedics took him to A&E ....They discovered his blood pressure was dangerously low, he had a panic attack and his heart beat slowed right down........he should not have been given this medication whilst on other blood pressure tablets so be warned ....."

   
1.0

CaroleBillC May 15, 2016

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For Post Traumatic Stress Disorder: "PTSD Trauma Nightmares & BPH. As dosage was slowly increased from 1mg to 4mg before bedtime, I went from 3-5 nightmares per night (triggering panic attacks that made it impossible to go back to sleep) to none. I now have weird dreams. I can deal with weird. Upped to 5mg to help with BPH. It worked for me."

   
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MountainJack April 4, 2016

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For Post Traumatic Stress Disorder: "A combination of PTSD....also suspect too many years standing watch in Navy. It has all resulted in YEARS of a nightmare surrounding sleep It featured high anxiety which began about 5PM.. inability to go to sleep once I got into bed, and waking up during night and early AM awakening... I was lucky to get 4 hours..sometimes so wired no sleep at all during night Prazosin shuts off my mind so I can not only go to sleep but stay asleep.. and the result of my days are better...less focus on negativity I am unable to verbalize how much it has helped.....so entirely thankful my physician who listened and Rxd.. He works with other vets too who apparently have also remarkable stories of success."

   
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Black_Raven March 31, 2016

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For High Blood Pressure: "no medicine could lower my blood pressure from approx.145/ 90. But prazonsin did it, 125 or less/ 65 or less, is fantastic, side effect like light headed, and a little weak or a little shaky. Note I only take half tablet in the morning and nite before bed. Also , when the docter prescribe me prazonsin I was taking telmisartan, and amlodipino, so I did take 40 mg. telmisartan, and one tablet prazosine, but I make a mistake and taken both at the same time,was to much pressure went down to 73/44 and almost fainted. I took some salt and cocacola to make this up but the recover was slow about 2 digits per hour, took near 24 hours,to arrive at a normal to 124/68. So after this I decide to take this but only half in the morning and half at nite my pressure today, 140/70 pulse 49 rite at wake up, after prazosine, 3 hours later,122/66 pulse 72. "

   
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Anonymous March 29, 2016

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For Post Traumatic Stress Disorder: "I've suffered for over 20 years with PTSD in addition to ADD, so my adrenal system is shot. My fight or flight is 0-100 with anger at times so severe I've received felony charges. I witnessed a horrific murder, was raped and held at gunpoint with my baby daughter for over a week. My trauma was so severe I had and still have memory loss. I believed I was dead for over 5 years and had a memory of me being shot. What I want to say about this medication is it saved my life, I've been on it for about 6 months and it works. I am going to see about taking it during the day as well...I wish you all the best of luck and pray you remain strong through your battle with PTSD."

   
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PTSD1111 (taken for 6 months to 1 year) March 22, 2016

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