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Old 04-02-2006, 12:31 AM   #1
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iyami HB User
Exclamation Nightmares, Nightmares, Nightmares!

sense about 2 weeks ago.. every time i fall asleep i have nightmares!! m so exausted from not getting a decent nights sleep

the cuase is definitly that im stressed out of my mind, and in "unexlained" physical pain (very likley to be fibromyalgia), but PLEASE dont post telling me to resolve my stress problems, i cant, and im sick of explaining to people. keep in mind this isnt about my stress, its about my nightmares.

how can i get rid of the nightmares? i cant take it anymore! on top of all of my curent problems.. the last thing i need is trouled dreams! i dont want to sleep anymore..
Please excuse any gramatical/spelling errors, I have a verbal disability.

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Old 04-03-2006, 11:30 AM   #2
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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?


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