crazy dreams from the meds???

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crps
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   Posted 2/27/2008 1:17 AM (GMT -7)   
 
 Hi H.W.,
      I have been having the most out of it, insane dreams latley. I take lyrica,cymbalta,tizanidine and dilaudid. All of them for almost 3 years now, but These insane dreams are just starting from about a week or more and I'm always waking up and needing a few minutes just to realize the dream is'nt true. I'm all over the bed and talking in my sleep. What is the really crazy part of dreams, in 90% of all my dreams, I die in the end......
 
                  Iknow I cant be the only one that has these dreams, so I just had another one and decided to ask if anybody else has them.(i guess this is on the lighter side of CP!)
 
                                  Have a pain free day!
                                                 mike
                 

notnu2cp
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   Posted 2/27/2008 1:45 AM (GMT -7)   

Hi Mike! I was on Remeron for about a year sometime back and all of the sudden I started having the most horrid nightmares and even nightmares is a lesser word for them, I am thinking more like night terrors!

I always dreamed about someone dying and usually it wasnt a nice peaceful way to go either.

They were so real and so vivid and colorful or at least they seemed that way to me at the time.

After a night of dreaming I killed my kids and even woke up and recalled looking down and "seeing" blood all over me I jumped out of bed and ran to check on each of them,they were fine I might add but I was a basket case needless to say. To me it was so real that I put my keys on the counter and went out to the car locking the door behind me and slept out there the rest of the night. Like I said it was so real I was afraid it was something to come? Like said earlier it was night terrors for sure.

I had started a new med so my Doc assumed that was it and we stopped the med but the terrors didnt so we kept eliminating one thing at a time and immediately after stopping the remeron the dreams came to a halt and I never had another one since.

Dont know how or if this relates but searching your med list there were several that can and do cause nightmares or dreaming.

I guess I would begin by talking to your Doc and getting his or her take on it if it is really bothering you or interrupting your sleep,many of us cant afford that!

 

Good luck and I assume since your here at this time of the morning it has been one of those nights? Here is hoping you get back to a dreamless sleep.


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quahog
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   Posted 2/27/2008 3:24 AM (GMT -7)   
Boy oh boy can I relate to this.

When I first started taking pain meds about 3-4 years ago now. I would have these insane dreams. Night terrors is the more correct term.

I would dream that there were zombies, skeletons all around my med and they were after me. It scared the ever livin you know what out of me and I'd always wake up screaming. One night I woke up convinced that Satan was after me. My fiancee was a bit worried after that one. tongue sad nono

Thankfully they stopped as I became used to the medications. At the time I was on 30mg Oxycodone and 2mg of Zanaflex. I no longer take Zanaflex but I'm still on Oxycodone.

Post Edited (quahog) : 2/28/2008 12:06:49 PM (GMT-7)


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   Posted 2/27/2008 9:44 AM (GMT -7)   
I get wild nightmares from anti-depressants. I take a very small dose...so small that I can just about lick the lid and get enough...and it still happens eventually. I change often but they always come back. Very vivid and very real...most often not pleasant.

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   Posted 2/27/2008 2:50 PM (GMT -7)   
Whew, I had been given a shot of Demerol when hospitila\zed and I saw red flaming devils crashing thru my windows in the hospital room, it was awful. Another time I was given tetracycline for bronchitis and I ran 3 nights in a row from anacondas. I was exhausted. Went back to dr and he said you worse what is wrong, so I told him. We switched my meds and never again will I take that stuff. Susie


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   Posted 2/27/2008 3:14 PM (GMT -7)   
Gramps for 3 nights a lady that was my age sat up with me all night sharing sprites & soda crackers. If I laid down the devils appeared, as long as I sat in a chair and was awake I was ok. It was just awful. This lady was in a room across the hall from me. I don't have to tell you how miserable I was, I had surgery and I was in so much pain. I was afraid to tell the dr because I was afraid he would think I was nuts. That was a rough surgery, had bad complications from it and woke up 3 days later with a surgeon at the foot of my bed introducing himself. I think when he started talking about having more surgery I fainted,lol. Susie


Obtuse1
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   Posted 2/28/2008 8:50 AM (GMT -7)   
Oh yeah...Cymbalta with too much Choline combo did it for me. Stopped the choline and at least the dreams are not violent,etc. Now they're just dramatic and busy. Turns out the choline has similar action on the brain as cymbalta, so it was like I was OD on Cymbalta. Also had wild & crazy suicidal thoughts pop into my head when awake! These were scarey but thankfully have left since I stopped the Choline. Good luck with it!
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ravenhairedvixen
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   Posted 3/1/2008 2:26 PM (GMT -7)   

Hi CRPS,

 

   I just thought I'd let you know that I had the EXACT same problem with Zanaflex. In fact, it was so bad, that I had to discontinue taking the medication. I tried it for months, and it never got better. I know take Soma, and am fine. Hope this resolves in some fashion for you.

 

~Heidi

 

 


crohnie1985
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   Posted 3/1/2008 3:13 PM (GMT -7)   

Hi,

I had dreams/hallucinations so real while I was recovering from emegency colostomy surgury, I was so scared that someone was going to kill me. I also thought the nurses were having sex with the patiants in the bed next to me, behind the curtain. I also cut my pic line,IV's and tried escaping via the fire exit. Sounds crazy, but I still wounder why the Dr' & the surgeon let me sign myself out, even after I told them everything. I am sure I would have jumped out of a window or something worse to get out of there. till this day I won't go back to that hospital. And at home I had uncontrollable body movements so bad I thought I was posessed. All weird, but real at the time it happened, I thought.


quahog
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   Posted 3/1/2008 4:07 PM (GMT -7)   
Chronie1985 reminded me of another experience I had when I was in the hospital being treated for Pneumonia. I had the most awful experience with some of the meds they had me on. IV Levaquin and Phenergan. Now I was running a fever of about 105-106 so maybe it was due to that but I'm not sure.

I was having full on hallucinations and ended having a conversation with a painting in my room. Then later on I had an out of body experience and spoke with God or someone claiming to be God. Apparently it spooked me because when I finally realized where I was I was outside sitting in my car (I drove myself to the hospital. No small feat with a high fever let me tell you.) and security was looking for me. The whole event even freaked one of my doctors and after that they had me strapped to the bed for awhile.

After this horror show they switched my meds and the hallucinations ended.

It was not one of my finer moments and not something I want to go through again.

crps
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   Posted 3/4/2008 1:23 AM (GMT -7)   

Thanks Gramps. There where times when I thought the medications where very weak,nowadays I'm getting knocked out from them.(which is good, i sleep more)

I also was thinking that maybe in someway my CP is slowly starting to decrease from all these procedures and surgerys. Dont get me wrong i am very far from being "CHIPPER", but in our case just a tiny, littlebit will be a welcomed experience. I guess if I could walk for more than 20 min in one excersise That could be labled as a recouperative genious

the one problem that doe's still exist is,we cant control our pain, because it has it's own mind, Only if we had a plug on our side , and we could pull up to any gas station and get our system check.
            wishfull thinking!
 
                HAVE A GREAT PAIN FREE DAY!!!!!!
                                   mike

crps
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   Posted 3/4/2008 1:26 AM (GMT -7)   
Then what would we do without GRAMPS??????????


mike

crps
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   Posted 3/4/2008 10:52 PM (GMT -7)   

Thanks Gramps,

I really have no idea what those meds are, but I will look into them. Thanks for the extra thought.......

 Have a great and pain free day all!

                               mike


crps
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   Posted 3/6/2008 11:44 PM (GMT -7)   

Thanks Ruth and Gramps for the info.it's always easier when you get the input or experience of someone else you has been through it before.......

Also without getting too involved with your life Gramps, I can only give my best prayers for you and your familiy, and hope they double check all door and window locks before any procedure gets started for you! tongue

   Anyway try to be the best focused individual and use your or any meds accordingly, so that at some point of the day you yourself can break away from the CP that unrelesently follows us around and trys to bring us all down. After all, who wants to kick a dog around every day!!!!!!!!!

                          Good luck all HW
                                  Thanks again Gramps, and best of luck in your days to come.
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