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Twiggy2
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   Posted 1/14/2008 9:52 PM (GMT -7)   
I know that it is probable that my meds are parts of the reasons for my weird dreams, I dream about mice running around in my home to sometimes nicer things but it;s the bad dreams that bother me a bit. I aslo been having some pretty intense headaches, and my mind has a bit of trouble shutting off when it is time to sleep or when i am fatigued and take a nap thoughts that i have no control over, I force myself to focus on one particluar thought and eventually fall alseep only to awaken from bad dreams or pain every night Anyway if you have simular experinces please share with me, Thanks twiggy2

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   Posted 1/15/2008 3:19 AM (GMT -7)   

Hiya,

I cant say that I have experienced this but I can relate to not being able to get to sleep. Meditation works for me. When you are laying in bed, slowly start by turning off each limb in your mind. As you turn off each limb, allow yourself to feel it get heavier. Then your abdomen followed by your chest. By this time, your mind should be ready to turn off.

As for the bad dreams, I would talk to a doctor about that one. If the meds are causing it, you might be better switching meds to get some sleep.

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   Posted 1/15/2008 6:06 AM (GMT -7)   
Twiggy

My meds caused weird dreams all of the time. In fact,after I stopped taking meds it took about a year to have somewhat normal dreams again.

Headaches too,as Darren said you should probably call your doctor and let them know. They might want to think about switching meds.


Another thing to try in the meantime,is reading a book before you go to sleep. Nothing scary of course,but something to make you sleepy and then hopefully it will help with the dreams.

Good Luck!
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Twiggy2
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   Posted 1/15/2008 10:46 PM (GMT -7)   
thanks, i see my pysch doc on Thurs, there is alot that i have to talk to him about. Will keep ya all posted as too if med changes occur etc. What meds were or have you guys and gals been on if you don;t mind me asking. Maybe this will help me a bit. Take care and will talk soon Twiggy2

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   Posted 1/16/2008 6:05 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Twiggy

I have been on prozac,wellbutrin and clozepam. Along with many others..but those are the ones that caused my dreams.


Good luck at the doctor!
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Twiggy2
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   Posted 1/17/2008 3:16 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi there. Mine are Zoloft, clonazapam, tylenol#3, so it is possible anyway thanks i seee my pysch do today at 2, let u know bye for know Twiggy2

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   Posted 1/17/2008 5:35 AM (GMT -7)   
Good Luck,and keep us posted.
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   Posted 1/17/2008 6:14 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Teiggy,

I take effexor so I have weird dreams all of the time. I actually dream about dreams I have had before, it is like my other life. Sometimes they are bad, but not scarey, more like irritating.

I do meditation to help me go to sleep at night, but there are medications that can shut down your mind so you can go to sleep faster. Risperdol helps and abilify also helps, I take the abilify. It does help with obsessive thinking.

I wish you luck at you dr appt today, keep us posted.

hugs,

Karen
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Twiggy2
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   Posted 1/20/2008 4:05 AM (GMT -7)   
Thanks for all your replies, my appointment went fine got a refill on meds, but didn;t talk to him about the dream thing, however we talked about my appeal process for disablity and right now waiting for a response from the Tribunal. He dictated into is tape recorder to collect my medical files from my family doc office, made a few comments as to regarding the reason for request for disablity and that was about it, so for now i am letting the dream thing take it course but if they continue to be bothersome i will call his office. I will keep in touch and thanks again. Twiggy2

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   Posted 1/20/2008 4:23 AM (GMT -7)   
Twiggy

I have experienced and still do all that you are talking about. Strange dreams and patterns, nightmares I wake up crying from and not able to unwind and go to sleep. A book helps sometimes when I can concentrate on the book, sometimes its sleepless nights. I take something for sleep but it only works for about 3 nights then I am back to staying up. I think I have an addictive system so I get used to a drug easily. Its most likely the meds as I never had the bad dreams before. I even dream the same thing for a week.

I hope you will get some help from your doc on this and good luck.

GT

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   Posted 1/24/2008 9:34 PM (GMT -7)   
Thanks i appreciate your response, when i wake i am a bit shakey and in alot of pain another issue but i take a tylenol, warm bath, read, watch t.v until i am able to fall back to sleep. I see my family doc on feb 11th i will talk to him about some of the things that i have been having trouble with and maybe he can recommend something to aid with sleep. Preferably without bad side effects, I will keep you posted. Feel free to talk with me anytime maybe we can discuss some of our dreams as long as you are comfortable with it. Anyway take care talk to ya soon Twiggy2

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   Posted 1/26/2008 10:46 PM (GMT -7)   

Hi Twiggy!

I take Zoloft and Clonapezam. I have dreams that seem to be so real. Their wierd too. I've been thinking of trying to go off them, because of the dreams. Dee


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   Posted 1/27/2008 9:33 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi twiggy I also have wierd dreams I take zoloft,hydroxizine and ocassional xanax. I have had them so long it doesnt even bother me when i have problems sleepping and i do alot!!!! I take a combo of xanax and hydroxizine.That usaully helps but sometime not.I wish i could find out my husbands secret to sleeping. Sleeping is his middle name i'm always so envious of him because he sleeps so well maybe he will share his secret with me and i will pass it onto you!!!!(LOL) HOPE YOU GET SOME ANSWERS SOON!!!!!
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