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wizzer120
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   Posted 12/18/2006 1:40 AM (GMT -7)   
Hello,
Can anyone help:
I have recently refilled my perscription for Fluoxetine and they are made by a different manufacturer.  For the last few days I have had really horrendous nightmares. The info leaflet doesn't say anything about nightmares in it, but has anyone else experienced this?  Not sure if it is
the meds causing it.
 
I am not doing great at the moment, so it could just be me.
Thanks
Wizzer

ShynSassy
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   Posted 12/18/2006 5:58 AM (GMT -7)   
I was on alot of different types of meds,and I had very vivid and scary dreams. I took me about 2 years after stopping the meds to have somewhat normal ones..
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wizzer120
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   Posted 12/18/2006 12:01 PM (GMT -7)   
Thanks ShynSassy,
Reassuring to know its probably the meds, not so reasurring that it was 2 years after you stopped takin them that they went away!
How did you cope with this?? I have been waking up in cold sweats, sreaming out loud etc. Its really quite disturbing.

freezinginAK
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   Posted 12/18/2006 12:34 PM (GMT -7)   
  Hi wizzer, There's a tread about nightmares on page 2 or 3 in the anxiety/panic disorder about it you may want to check it out.

ShynSassy
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   Posted 12/18/2006 6:18 PM (GMT -7)   
I woke up alot doing that,had to go outside to have a smoke then it sometimes would take me a couple hours to get back to sleep. My b/f took the brunt of it,he says it is quite distrubing to watch me having nightmares and wake up with panic attacks.
One thing that helped sometimes is reading a book before I went to sleep. Nothing scary....romance ones;)
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hopefulmigrainer
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   Posted 12/18/2006 6:30 PM (GMT -7)   
so sorry you are having nightmares Wizzers.
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nervymeg
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   Posted 12/18/2006 9:47 PM (GMT -7)   
I get the same thing wizzer, I agree with shyNsassy that it's good to read a book before bed.  But no Stephen King lol.  I was on xanax for a long time and it took me (yes about two years as well) before my dreams got back to normal.  I still find I get the occasional horrendous one now thoough when my anxiety levels are right up there.  I hope you get some peace soon!!

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wizzer120
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   Posted 12/19/2006 2:30 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi All,
Thanks for the input.  I will try reading something different in bed!  Don't know if I will go as far as a romance, but I will put down the stephen king for a bit.  Maybe my brain is jumbling real life with TV and books and coming up with the nightmares.  Christmas is a tough time for me and I am desperately trying to keep my chin up.  I am tryin to get into the spirit of things, but somethin in me is just holding me back.  I am concerned with all these 'whats the point to life' feelings.  I feel pretty usless at the moment and am really trying not to go on another downward spin.  I feel very alone and lonley, yet I have a wonderful loving husband.  I just don't make sense right now.
Freezing - I will check out the anxiety thread you mentioned.  Thanks.

Lilly113
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   Posted 12/22/2006 4:30 PM (GMT -7)   

hi wizzer, i am currently taking fluoxetine, and i have very vivid dreams. sometimes they are ok, but last night i dreamed my mum died and i was crying. my doc said ppl with depression dream more anyway so its quite normal! doesnt make me feel any better about it tho! i have found that reading before bed helps, and my doc told me to avoid alcohol, caffeine and nicotine 3 hrs before bed, which has seriously cut down the bad dreams! hope things are getting better xx


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