So we started me going off Prazosin 6 1/2 weeks ago. Its been going really well i think ive had 3 nightmares in that time and only early on. My blood pressure was going dangerously low and i am having very very few episodes of any PTSD symptoms! I am down to 2 mg We were going down by two mg at a time but once we got down to 4mg my shrink started going down by 1 mg and my Blood pressure monday was 116/64 which is perfect but still a bit low for my normal but im no longer dizzy at those numbers so thats good! Even my heart rate is staying down, im on beta blockers for it i have sinus tachycardia but even WITH high doses of those it was never below 100 and now its 70s and 80s! WOOHOO!! I got brave monday i have not taken a klonopin in 2 months i have a full script here and asked my shrink if we can just take it away, i dont want the crutch to lean on anymore, i want to have to use my DBT skills to get thru instead! I dont even use the 24/7 DBT thearpy line anymore, im down to thearpy every 3 weeks used to be weekly and im done in december, im almost done with gradute DBT group in december i will be, and he said yes :) ALSO i asked to go off rememron we had lowered from 60 mg (highest dose is 45 but i needed more) to 45 mg when i went on trintellix last december. He said hes not ready to stop it i said well can we at least lower it to 30 mg (one step closer) he said of course!!!!! YAY I used to be afraid to ask to go OFF anything i only ever asked to go ON something because i was miserable AND my shrink said im at 8 months no depression!!!!!!!!!!!i have never made it two montsh!!!! I am so happy! I may be in pain 24/7 and lately very severe pain, and have tons of health issuees and migraiens all the time but life is good anyways! I can almost always find the good in each day now and if im in pain i just find things to do that DONT cause pain!!!!!!!! Life gets better with thearpy and the right meds and DBT has saved my life i truely believe!
Hi - My therapist recommended this book. Thoughts?
Today, I live in fear. I'm free from my past physically, but I continue to wait for the other shoe to drop. I'm learning that trauma lingers and I'm also in a state of fight or flight. Sometimes I feel like I'm going to lose everything and everyone. Being with a new partner has been healing, but when I'm not doing well with my trauma, I start to read into things and fear the worst-I fear...