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   Posted 12/20/2007 8:20 PM (GMT -6)   
I have had panic disorder for over 20 years and have been taking xanax, inderal and
effexor xr for many years. For several years I wake up 2-3 times nightly with bad dreams. Could anyone recommend the type of doctor who would understand what is causing the dreams and the bad sleeping pattern.

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   Posted 12/20/2007 10:51 PM (GMT -6)   

Perhaps you should explore with your physician if your meds are causing the nightmares.  Some of the meds do have this side effect.

I am sorry that your having this happen as I know how tired you feel when you do not have a good nights sleep.

Take care and keep posting.


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   Posted 12/23/2007 8:42 AM (GMT -6)   
I am hoping you have done as Kitt posted and spoke with your doc
Sleep is imperitive to helping fight this DD we have

I take Trazadone but what works for some...........

Anyways do talk to your doc and stay with us


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