Strange dreams on SSRIs? What are they? Do they occur constantly, or only on the beginning/end?

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Licho
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   Posted 6/25/2007 1:25 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi,
 
Do you have those dreams when on SSRIs? What drug causes the most strange and vivid dreams?
 
Are they pleasant, or rather no so much? And how often and when do you have them?
 
Are they maybe so called "lucid dreams"? And what do they consist of?
 
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stkitt
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   Posted 6/25/2007 3:59 PM (GMT -6)   

Hi there,

A lucid dream is a dream in which the person is aware that they are dreaming while the dream is in progress. In lucid dreams, it is often possible to exert conscious control over the dream characters and environment, as well as to perform otherwise physically impossible feats.

Wow, I don't believe I have ever had this type of dream, but yes I have dreams and I freqently find if I have been talking about a person or thinking of them they are in my dreams that night.
 
I also dream alot about my job and I have been retired for over a year. I hope that soon quits.
 
Is it related to the meds, don't know as I have always had dreams.
 
Take care and keep posting.
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   Posted 6/26/2007 8:56 AM (GMT -6)   

Hi Licho,

I can only tell you my personal experience. I have been on Lexapro for about 2-1/2 years, and I have vivid dreams every night. I just woke up from one as a matter of fact. I often dream about my deceased relatives who are very much alive in the dreams. Sometimes the dreams are comforting and sometimes they are upsetting, but I get over it pretty quickly. For me it's a trade off; I feel much better on the meds than I did before them, and my waking state of mind is much more important to me. I don't lose sleep because of the dreams, so it's not a big problem. I have spoken with my therapist about the dreams and she wasn't concerned. As Kitt mentioned, I also have always dreamed, but these are more vivid and "real" than my normal dreams. (((Hugs))),

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   Posted 6/26/2007 4:58 PM (GMT -6)   

the strange vivid dreams that sometimes wake you are common and continue, they dont do you any harm

you can find the dream has woken you but your body is paralysed for a while, this is also normal


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Licho
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   Posted 6/28/2007 2:41 AM (GMT -6)   
Aha, I see now. Thanks. :-)

stkitt
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   Posted 6/28/2007 8:50 AM (GMT -6)   

Licho,

I hope your strange dreams turn in to pleasant dreams.

Keep posting.

 


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