Re: Nightmares, Nightmares, Nightmares!
iyami, I have the same problem. So are aren't alone, if that helps any. I had nightmares on almost an every single night basis (sometimes 2-3 times a night) for about two years. Before that, it was at least twice a week for about eight years. The nightmares started around the same time my heart started acting up really bad (I have Mitral Valve Prolapse). I was desperate - I never got any peace. I had panic attacks almost back to back, all day long, and I couldn't even get any rest at night because of the nightmares. I'd also wake up several times a night with my heart racing, and a horrible feeling of doom. Nocturnal panic attacks, they're called.
What worked for me was Xanax. I went to my regular doctor, and he sent me to a psychiatrist. Long story short, the psychiatrist told me to take .5mg Xanax every night before bed. It worked. I still can't believe it. Its been two years since I stasted on Xanax twice a day (I also take it once daily for panic attacks). I now only have maybe 2-3 nightmares a month. Sometimes less. What a HUGE difference, comparing that to every single night! I hate being on a benzo drug daily, but it is helping me to get the sleep and rest I desperately need. Its either take it, or live a life that is almost not worth living. I am a very high strung, nervous person by nature, and I bet you are too. Have you talked to your doctor about medication?