I haven't officially been diagnosed with PTSD as my traumatic event only happened 2 weeks ago. However, I am showing so many signs that I am going to see my family doctor on monday. My question is how you can stop the nightmares? I have resorted to taking my old lunesta samples in order to force myself to sleep, but even so.. sleep always has brought me nightmares of the helplessness and terror i felt in the ER.. the way I felt as i was in the operating room, so nauseous and waiting for the surgery.. the confusion and horror when I woke up not knowing where I was and where my mom was! Dealing with the fact that they almost lost me in the OR!! It's like a flashback in the form of a nightmare. I wake up sweaty and scared! And the lack of sleep is causing me to be less prepared for the stresses of the day and the flashbacks i get then. It's also effecting my schoolwork and my relationships. I NEED SLEEP! I NEED TO BE ME! Please, can somebody tell me how to get rid of the nightmares?
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