Minipress

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Comment from: Prazosin 55-64 Transgender 2 to less than 5 years Caregiver Published: July 06

I take 2 mg of prazosin once daily before bedtime. I start a new job and I want to know if it's okay to go off of it since it is low dose as I don't want to take it before my shift at 10:00 p.m.. what are your suggestions?

Comment from: 25-34 Male less than 1 month Caregiver Published: January 09

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.

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Comment from: Kittybelle 45-54 Female 1 to 6 months Patient Published: February 14

Experiencing PTSD-level night terrors after brain damage caused by another medication. Minipress stopped the dreams right away. Doctor initially wanted me on 5mg, but due to side effects (rapid heartbeat and swelling in legs and feet), had to back down to 3mg dose, and have had no side effects since then. This drug is amazing for treatment of the night terrors - down from 4-5 per night to once or twice a week.

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Comment from: jberg2011 45-54 Female 2 to less than 5 years Patient Published: March 21

This has worked remarkably for me. I was having horrible nightmares. I was even trying to escape the nightmare physically. I couldn't believe that I didn't have any flashback nightmares anymore.

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Comment from: 45-54 Male less than 1 month Patient Published: March 03

Diagnosed with Chronic PTSD and DR said to try this medication to assist my sleep and hyper vigilance. Small dose cause severe headache, heart palpitations and on second night, I passed out without notice and collapsed. While on drug, I was vague, unable to drive and could not effectively work or make meaningful conversations. After 4 days, I was taken off it and never used it again. Dr said I had one of the few % of people that has a severe adverse reaction.

Related Reading: headache | palpitations

Comment from: Bung 75 or over Male 10 years or more Patient Published: February 16

Been on this Rx (generic- Prasozin) for years for both blood pressure and BPH. Quite effective. BUT, Why in hell has the price gone up 400%?

Comment from: wayne50 55-64 Male 6 months to less than 1 year Patient Published: May 05

This is the second drug I"ve tried for an enlarged postdate, which is somewhat effective but both clog my sinus's really bad. You know when you have a cold and your nose gets blocked up..well this is twice as bad. I"m wondering if anyone else has had this problem, and if so ,have you found a substitute that doesn't come with this side-effect?

Comment from: [email protected] 13-18 Female 1 to 6 months Patient Published: July 14

given to me for controlling niteterrors

Comment from: littlepeaks 65-74 Male 2 to less than 5 years Patient Published: June 30

This was the first high BP medication I was put on in the military. It raised my BP. My Dr. kept increasing my dosage and my BP increased, until at max dosage it was 180/??. It also cause dizziness, fainting, heart palpitations, ED, and at night my back would fall asleep. Finally, they started weaning me off this and put me on lisinopril. As my dosage decreased, my BP decreased. It is now well controlled on a low dose of lisinopril.

Related Reading: dizziness | fainting | palpitations

Comment from: Jer OC 35-44 Male 1 to 6 months Patient Published: February 01

Has significantly decreased my nightmares, and also has lowered my blood pressure. I was skeptical a medication would work for nightmares... It lowers my blood pressure and blocks the adrenaline that increases P.T.S.D. related nightmares/night terrors.

Related Reading: nightmares

Comment from: Mandy Cake 45-54 Female less than 1 month Patient Published: August 04

I told my Psych that I would try Mini Press as he stated it would help with my Severe PTSD, nightmares/daymares/flashbacks. I find I sleep 2 hours more however, instead of reducing my nightmares/daymares/flashbacks it has increased them. The vertigo is horrible and lasts all day long so I can not function. Trying to swollow the caps is hard for me as well. Over all, Not a fan of this drug and am weening myself off from it.

Related Reading: nightmares

Comment from: gary kilo 25-34 Male less than 1 month Patient Published: July 07

I suffer from severe combat post traumatic stress disorder which causes severe nightmares. Upon starting this drug my nightmares stopped almost immediately. After missing a dose one night, I suffered 3 severe trauma induced nightmares. Upon continuing the prescribed dose, the nightmares were gone. The drug works amazing for combat PTSD related nightmares. My quality of life has been dramatically increased as a direct result.

Related Reading: stress | nightmares

Comment from: none 19-24 Male less than 1 month Patient Published: June 11

to many tramua in my head

Comment from: PTSDmom 25-34 Female 1 to less than 2 years Patient Published: January 31

It has worked amazingly to stop nightmares. I take 2 mg before bed. I did experience some dizziness at higher dose, but have had no problems since dose has been adjusted. I find that I am able to wake up easily for my children during the night if needed (I also prescribed up to 9mg of melatonin for sleep). Panic attacks have been greatly reduced, although I do still have some anxiety through out the day.

Related Reading: nightmares | dizziness | panic attacks

Comment from: xgrimm 35-44 Male 1 to less than 2 years Patient Published: September 08

It has really helped with the nightmares I get. I am happy with it, a little after taking it I do feel a little dizzy but it goes away after about 30 minutes. The only thing I guess that would be on the bad side is that it makes me sleep like a rock. It takes alot to get me up.

Related Reading: nightmares

Comment from: gerbercell 45-54 Male less than 1 month Patient Published: August 18

just started the medication. have been taking losinapril as well as exforge, stopped losinapril and started prazosin 1mg twice a day, and kept taking the exforge 1 qday. blood pressure out of control, consistantly 140 to 150 over 103 to 120's. hoping this new mwdication helps, ongoing headaches, blury vision on and off, sweeting during day and night. have a family history of hypertension, diabetes, heart attacks.

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Comment from: lanelocust48 45-54 Female 1 to 6 months Patient Published: June 12

It has been useful in helping to not have so many flashbacks. I have tried to come off of it and as usual, the flashbacks and other symptoms of PTSD comes back! So...I know this drug does work! At least it does for me!

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