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Re: Best med for complex-PTSD? Limone

Posted by SLS on January 6, 2020, at 13:52:50

In reply to Best med for complex-PTSD?, posted by Limone on January 5, 2020, at 16:16:35

> Hi all,
> I used to come here quite a lot in the mid-00s (I can't remember my posting name), so recognise quite a few of the names on here now.
> Long story short, need to find a med to suggest to my GP to help with depression/anxiety caused by (self-diagnosed) c-ptsd. I would say that t would need something to reduce that feeling of dread that something bad is about to happen. And anything that gives me more motivation. I have serious problems with attention/motivation.

I think prazosin (Minipress) is worth considering. It was originally marketed as a drug to treat hypertension, but it was found many years later to work in treating PTSD. Although it was initially used only at night to help with nightmares, some researchers reported that it helped with anxiety and depression if given during the day, too. I found that prazosin acted as an antidepressant for me when added to other medications. The genesis of my condition likely involves C-PTSD and childhood adversity.

I benefited from prazosin once I established a dosage of 30 mg/day (10 mg t.i.d.). Treatment should be initiated as a single dose of 1-2 mg immediately before bed, otherwise syncope and fainting can arise. Thereafter, a moderate titration should be okay. Take the time to review the medical literature.

- Scott

Some see things as they are and ask why.
I dream of things that never were and ask why not.

- George Bernard Shaw




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