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Twiggygal
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   Posted 11/4/2006 2:45 PM (GMT -7)   
Has anyone ever had an issue with determining whether a situation that happened was actually a dream or reality?
 
Like it feels so real but it was actually a dream?
 
I am panicking right now because of this.  Am I schiz?
 
I'm on Lexapro and Ativan, is this normal or do I have something else wrong with me?
 
 
 
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MsKittie
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   Posted 11/4/2006 3:50 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Twiggygirl
 
I have had dreams where in my dream I had woken up and bad things were happening then in reality I would really wake up frantic still not realizing it was a dream. Also there have been times I have dreamed things and a few days later be going somewhere and start seeing things that happened in my dream and pull over but I couldn't remember what happened next in my dream...kinda like dashavoo.
 
I can be really scary sometimes what our minds can do to us. Hang in there hun.
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Daisy232627
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   Posted 11/4/2006 4:30 PM (GMT -7)   
I do this too, and it is scary. I also have this thing where I will say something to my husband and then say it again not sure if I have already said it! He always laugh at me because of my confusion, which at times is not funny to me at all but I just tell myself just forget about it and distract myself I believe it is normal and pretty common to us a/p people. It's ok your not the only one and your ok so try not to worry, I know thats not easy but later you will see the worry was for nothing and not worth the energy.

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paniccu
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   Posted 11/5/2006 9:21 AM (GMT -7)   
MsKittie said...
Hi Twiggygirl
 
I have had dreams where in my dream I had woken up and bad things were happening then in reality I would really wake up frantic still not realizing it was a dream. Also there have been times I have dreamed things and a few days later be going somewhere and start seeing things that happened in my dream and pull over but I couldn't remember what happened next in my dream...kinda like dashavoo.
 
I can be really scary sometimes what our minds can do to us. Hang in there hun.

I've had that happen too! I've never associated it with anxiety though, it's just kind of weird. It's never anything horrible. It's usually something mundane, like I was wearing a red shirt, eating a sandwich when so and so says....

scaredycat
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   Posted 11/5/2006 9:40 AM (GMT -7)   
same problem here, actually after I went off my meds I had a couple episodes of this, a flashback of a nightmare and then trying to remember it, probably one of the first signs that my anxiety was coming back and probably should've gone back onthe meds then.  why would I want to remember a nightmare, but I just couldn't remember or remember why I had that nightmare.  I would actually get a sick feeling in my stomach when it would happen. 
 
how is everyone.  I was a little better last week but today am a little anxious again, med was upped from 7.5 to 10 on lexapro, I know some of you say when you first up the dosage, the anxiety increasees the first few days, is this right or do you think I should go back down to 7.5. 
 
hope you are all doing well.

harry4
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   Posted 11/5/2006 1:23 PM (GMT -7)   
read up on derealisation and depersonalisation on the net
can be normal when you are strained
 
lightheadedness can be similar but is different
recovered former longtime anxiety and panic attack sufferer and helper of other sufferers  but no training or  qualifications in medicine or psychology, any remarks that may be taken as advice must be confirmed with doctor or other health professional


puppylove83
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   Posted 11/5/2006 2:35 PM (GMT -7)   
That happened to me last night. I closed my eyes to go to sleep next to my friend. Then I heard my friend talking to me. So I opened my eyes to see what he was saying but he was sound asleep. This actually lasted the whole night. These short dreams would end up waking me up many times through out the night and when I woke up I couldn't tell if they were just dreams or if things actually happened. Once, I woke myself up by talking in my sleep. By the way, I'm on Zoloft and i heard many people (who take zolofr) talking about dreams that seem real

Howlyncat
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   Posted 11/6/2006 3:11 AM (GMT -7)   
I truly believe in Deja Vue.........(sp)
Yes Twiggy sweetie have had this happen so many times as well
NO NO NO you are not going insane okay it is all part of the A/P "gifts" that we get
You will be okay hun you have us and I promise more than not have had this happen to them
take care and be well
Loves ya
Lyn

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normalsnofun
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   Posted 11/6/2006 1:02 PM (GMT -7)   
Totally happens to me more often than I would like to admit. Just the other day I said something to my mom and then like 2 min later asked her if i had told her and I had but i couldnt remember if i had or just thought i had
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