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Old 07-06-2012, 08:40 AM   #1
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PTSD - sleep disturbances getting more and more severe.

Hi guys,
I have post traumatic stress disorder from being raped when I was 11, and I suffer from severe flashbacks every night in my sleep. My doctor has me on 45mg of mirtazapine as an antidepressant. They worked fine for the first 6 weeks, then my sleep became more and more disturbed. My flashbacks are more aggressive and my partner is waking up with more and more bruises on him, and so am I from lashing out and hitting walls and radiators, and throwing myself out of bed. I've become more afraid of going to sleep, and now I'm lucky to get more than 2 hours a night. My doctor tried me on zopiclone, 7.5mg which didn't work, and temazepam 20mg which also didn't work. I'm running out of ideas.
Could someone please help me? Recommendations for medications used in the Uk only.

 
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Re: PTSD - sleep disturbances getting more and more severe.

Hello Gkettle1

Maybe you can ask your physician if there is anywhere that offers sleep study examinations.

There is also the possibility of inpatient evaluation,if you qualify.

I'd inquire as soon as possible,for there may be waiting lists,prior authorizations and the like.

It would be best to get your physician's ok;who knows,he/she may be able to refer you somewhere.

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Old 07-09-2012, 04:14 PM   #3
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Re: PTSD - sleep disturbances getting more and more severe.

I've been referred onto a traumatic stress centre, and have an appt on Wednesday. I'm hoping they'll change my medications around and do something about my sleep.
The only problem with a sleep study, is that I cannot sleep anywhere apart from home and I have to have my partner there for security. I had to do one of those tests for my epilepsy and they couldn't carry it out because my brain was so active they couldn't read it.
Thanks for your response Phoenix. :-)

 
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