A couple of years ago I began to have night terrors, only occasionally, in the year 2010, I only had approximately two night terrors, similarly in 2011. As of July this year, I've been having these night terrors on a regular basis. To begin with, only a few a week. But now I have them every night. Sometimes I just wake up in shock in my bed, and other times I find myself awake across the other side of my room, trying to leave the room. My parents and friends who've woken me up from these terrors have told me I've been screaming or shouting nonesense at them, which I am not aware of doing at all. Usually. I live in a shared house at university and I really worry about having terrors here, which I think makes them happen more often.
My GP prescribed me Amitriptyline in July and I began only taking 10mg of it every night before I went to sleep. Due to my increase in terrors, I now take 75mg each night, but now even that isn't helping me sleep through the night.
I'm not sure what the cause of these terrors could be, but they make me feel very anxious and nervous at night time before I go to sleep, to the point where I stay up into the early hours of the morning, just because I'm so worried I'll have a night terror. Thinking about it as I'm writing this is making me nervous,and I get a pain in my chest. I would really appreciate any advice anyone has on this matter or if anyone suffers from this too and has any suggestions of what might be causing it or what they do to tame the terrors.