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User Reviews for Prazosin to treat Nightmares

Also known as: Minipress

Prazosin has an average rating of 7.0 out of 10 from a total of 68 ratings for the treatment of Nightmares. 62% of those users who reviewed Prazosin reported a positive effect, while 22% reported a negative effect.

Prazosin Rating Summary

7.0/10 average rating

68 ratings from 68 user reviews.

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Reviews for Prazosin

Crod8309 · Taken for 1 to 6 months June 1, 2021

“This is a great med with little side effects. Prazosin helps a lot with nightmares, especially ones with flashbacks from a traumatic experience which I sometimes have when I dream. It will make you a little tired but calms you down in a way. Works well.”

10 / 10
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Ellie · Taken for 1 to 6 months April 22, 2021

“TBH it works pretty real”

9 / 10
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Kat · Taken for less than 1 month April 15, 2021

“It COMPLETELY helped.”

10 / 10
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Red Robin · Taken for 1 to 2 years September 10, 2020

“I have a loooong history of being abused, neglected, bullied, ostracized, beaten, mugged, robbed, cut, chased by dogs, etc. Little did I know I had developed PTSD. My nightmares and night terrors were such that I felt it was better to just stay awake all the time, and this was relatively easy anyway since I also suffer from Bipolar I Disorder, the type where two hours of sleep is sufficient. Needless to say, sleep deprivation was destroying me slowly. A psychiatrist prescribed Prazosin. At first, I was skeptical - how can a pill make my nightmares stop? It sure it! I have to take it, 4mg, every night, though, otherwise I'd be guaranteed to have nightmares. I now also want to take it for anxiety because Buspar is making me sleep walk, and when I sleep walk I buy things on the internet I don't remember the next day, like guitars, computers, a plane ticket to Vienna, etc.”

10 / 10
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Klynn · Taken for less than 1 month April 6, 2020

“I was prescribed 1mg prazosin at night for nightmares. I have not tried any other medication for them before so this is my first experience with a drug for this particular problem. I have nightmares every night and it has gotten so bad that I wake up after each one in a full-blown sweat and have to change my bedding 2x a night. After starting this medication I've had very brief dreams that I cannot recollect and have not woken up in a sweat for 4 days in a row now. This makes me super happy since my dreams are usually very vivid and long and they stick with me for the entire day. The only down side is my partner has told me I move around in my sleep much more than usual. He has said this morning, that last night I fidgeted for a long time after I fell asleep. I didn't know any of this and hope it was just a one time thing and doesn't get worse.”

8 / 10
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Featherwood · Taken for 2 to 5 years September 5, 2020

“I was suffering from Night Terrors since 2017. And with my PTSD it was the same night terror over and over. When I take the prazosinnmedicine as prescribed I do not have nightmares nor do I have night terrors, but when I begin to slack off or stop taking them all together the dreams come back even worse. So I give this drug to thumbs up”

10 / 10
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idontwantone · Taken for less than 1 month November 5, 2020

“Jesus Christ I'll keep my nightmares I had before taking this. 1mg a night and each night I took it he said give it another try and when I did I couldn't wake myself up. It was like Freddie Krugers nut house. I thought my nightmares were bad before and not being able to sleep or just drop from exhaustion, but I couldn't wake myself up. They were intensified! I am scared now they'll stay with me. Now that I have stopped taking it I have some like that from time to time. So essentially it made them worse.”

1 / 10
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Chmwarrior · Taken for 6 months to 1 year October 18, 2018

“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 / 10
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Kristara · Taken for 1 to 6 months June 2, 2015

“My doctor gave me this med after a sexual assault and it stopped the nightmares the first time, I actually think because she prescribed it so quickly it reduced my overall trauma with this event by not reliving it nightly.”

10 / 10
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Bobenstein December 31, 2014

“I was put on prazosin to help with nightmares that were causing sleep problems. The very first night I took it was the first night in three months I didn't have a nightmare and slept through the night. I have been on it for 4 1/2 months now and had no nightmares. I have had some odd and sexual dreams but nothing disturbing.”

9 / 10
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Mindisavirgo January 15, 2020

“I have been off & on Prazosin in the past few year @ 1 & 2 MG's. In between the times on prazosin, I was also put on Cyproheptadine (also for nightmares). I have now switched back to Prazosin as it helps me fall asleep and @ higher doses, DOES NOT give me violent OR devastating nightmares, keeps me in bed all night (no getting up in by he middle of the night snacking and sleeping the WHOLE night through without waking up! In fact, on the contrary, I have real, pleasant and some times joyous & funny dreams whene I even talk them out loud (which is usually funny and/ realistic, but NOT scary OR nightmarish, AT ALL. LOVE PARSOZIN, although, I feel that I need a higher dose now.”

10 / 10
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sleeplesinseattle April 15, 2015

“I had an event trigger increased anxiety, panic attacks and recurring nightmares. Dr let me know it sounded like PTSD and suggested I try prozosin in addition to my normal medications. I started off on the lowest end of the dosage and after a couple weeks it was working well. Every few weeks I found the nightmare would come back and I did have to up the dose. That would stop it for another few weeks or more and when it happened again I'd up it again and now I take the max dose (I think it's 10). It's improved my sleep since I'm not waking up from this panic dream every hour. Cannot recommend enough for traumatic nightmares. Do have one side-effect- if I smoke a cigarette in the morning it almost always makes me puke. Why?”

9 / 10
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Unsettling dreams · Taken for 2 to 5 years April 13, 2020

“I started taking prazosin while going through abuse and separation. I had terrible nightmares. It helped, but now I have unsettling dreams and talk, cry and yell during my sleep. They are so vivid that I am physically acting them out during sleep and this wakes me feeling disoriented. I've woken due to some as well, so shaken I had to sleep with the light on. (seeing as well as feeling things touching me) I take them each night and it doesn't help me fall asleep. I also take 10 mg of diazepam with it.”

6 / 10
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Pete B. July 26, 2015

“I experienced loud, shouting nightmares almost every night before I started Prazosin, which COMPLETELY stopped ALL my nightmares IMMEDIATELY. It worked immediately, the very first night, and every night thereafter. On the very rare occaisons when I have experienced another nightmare after I started taking, these were ALWAYS nights when I forgot to take the Prazosin.”

10 / 10
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Tatsi May 24, 2016

“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 :)”

10 / 10
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Dont have one March 13, 2020

“I have been on prazosin for a year now. It does not stop the nightmares but I will say that it does put me physically in a dream so I can control myself and my movements rather than just watching things happen to me”

5 / 10
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Lovely lotus · Taken for less than 1 month March 19, 2021

“I've been on this for 3 days it helped with my night terrors but since the 2nd dose I been having severe constant leg cramps that's not relieved by anything. It's so severe that it's hard to walk and sleep is out of the question. I rather have night terrors than be in constant pain. I'm going of it never again”

4 / 10
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Mila K · Taken for 1 to 6 months December 31, 2015

“Been taking 1mg of prazosin for the last 2 months for PTSD nightmares that were causing sleep problems. Nightmares stopped the first day I took it but, I experienced severe headaches, dizziness, drowsiness, nausea and a lack of energy. As I got used to it, the symptoms gradually improved but did not go away completely. If I've been drinking, the symptoms will worsen but it is bearable. Overall, my nightmares have become rare and I can sleep through the night; the side effects are worth it.”

8 / 10
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June · Taken for less than 1 month September 29, 2019

“Taken Prazosin two days. Started on 1mg then second night 2mg, taken 1hour before bed. Could not sleep but wakeful for two hours. Dreaming started immediately upon sleep, more vivid than what I had been having nightmares and strange dreams all night long till I got up. My nightmares are worse on the medicine Prazosin. I hoping it would completely stop them. I hope it hasn't caused my nightmares to be permanently worse.”

1 / 10
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Laura4181996 February 15, 2015

“I'm 18 and I have Post traumatic stress disorder along with major clinical depression and anxiety. I was treated in a ward and they put me on this to help me with my nightmares. I've had nightmares for a long time. This help a little. I used to have them every night but now I have them about twice a week maybe 3 times but it's much better than every night.”

5 / 10
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My nickname September 27, 2015

“I have really bad night terrors from ptsd. I've tried tons of atypicals for it but nothing worked. My doctor then has me try this and once I got to the full dose my night terrors have almost completely gone away and I don't have all the side effects I had on the more standard treatments.”

10 / 10
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WW1968 · Taken for less than 1 month February 18, 2020

“My night terrors aren't every night, but often they're multiple layers of night terrors in one night. I started taking this last week. First few nights I didn't notice anything, as I don't have night terrors every night. Last night, while on one mg of Prazosin, I had multiple layers of night terrors throughout the night and am going on one hour of sleep today. I don't have another appointment until early March. Maybe I need a higher dose?”

1 / 10
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Fishgal47 · Taken for 5 to 10 years March 19, 2017

“I started taking Prazosin in 2012 when I was diagnosed with PSTD & Conversion Disorder. When I first started taking Prazosin It helped me a lot, but like another poster stated it did bring things out that had been pushed Deep into my mind that I had been suppressing for years and didn't know it. I'm glad I take it and will continue taking it. I started 1 - 2 caps bedtime. Then I was just upped to 3/ 1mg. Only side effect I can think of is diarrhea from time to time. I hope this helps others and may God bless you on your journey to finding what works for you.”

9 / 10
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Shilom · Taken for 6 months to 1 year May 19, 2019

“I have recurring nightmares due to PTSD, to the point of crippling daily trauma and was prescribed prazosin. The nightmares continued but in a new light, not as recurring, I found an ability to control them and break free of them, almost immediately after starting prazosin. When I miss a dose, the nightmares return in force, but it has been a LIFE CHANGER for my PTSD nightmares”

10 / 10
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Karebear · Taken for 1 to 2 years February 26, 2019

“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 / 10
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Cricketboots7 · Taken for less than 1 month February 1, 2020

“Night # 1, 01.31.2020: This was my first night taking Prazosin. Was prescribed to me for PTSD, night terrors which caused severe sleep issues. I still had dreams all night long last night. They were not pleasant dreams, but I did not have the first night terror, which, for me, is truly hard to believe. When I got out of bed this morning, I felt a bit more rested than I have in a very long time.”

7 / 10
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SouthernSummer · Taken for 6 months to 1 year August 28, 2016

“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 / 10
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Timissleeping · Taken for 1 to 2 years August 20, 2019

“I've had nightmares what seems like forever from a couple of highway accidents I was in. I had a stroke 2 years ago and was put on Prazosin to lower my blood pressure. Just 2 mg in the evening helps me sleep with no nightmares or crazy dreams. I highly recommend giving Prazosin, (Minipress) a try.”

10 / 10
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