In case anyone else is interested in Prazosin. I’m taking it for my PTSD as it is incredibly difficult for me to both fall asleep and stay asleep at night. I was taking a benzo, Ativan, but was looking for a non-addictive replacement I could remain on long-term.
Last night was the first night I took only Prazosin to help me sleep. It went very well! I only woke up once during the night, and when I woke up I was calm and went back to sleep pretty quickly. I had no nightmares for the first time this week. Now I feel well rested.
Things to keep in mind–>It takes several hours to take effect, unlike Ativan which takes around 30 mins
—>It is only used off-label to treat PTSD sleep problems, on-label it is used to treat high blood pressure, so it noticeably effects my blood pressure which could also make it a concerning med to stay on long term
That’s my experience!