Dreams of pain?

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   Posted 8/26/2007 3:20 PM (GMT -6)   
So, I tend to dream ALOT. And the more I hurt the more vivid the dreams are. And the more I hurt, the more I tend to dream about things happening causing my pain.

So Friday night, I guess I scared the crap out of my husband, he normally sleeps so soundly that you'd have to take a drum to his head for him to notice anything... but I guess I was having yet another nightmare, similar to so many, where I'm falling off a cliff, onto my lower back. From what he says my hand was next to his side, and I guess I was grasping not to fall, and almost yelling to catch me, to keep from falling, and i didn't want to hit the rocks. And I clawed his side (my nails are not long but longish). And he had trouble getting me to wake up. I guess all I would tell him is that the rocks really hurt, and I didn't want to hit them again.

1) Does anyone else deal with this? At this time my pain medication is only scratching the surface of my pain, as the pain gets worse so do the dreams.
2) Does anyone know any way to get rid of the dreams? Or are they just part of the pain?
"When we come to the edge of the light we know, and are about to step off into the darkness of the unknown, of one thing we can be sure; either God will provide something solid to stand on... or we will be taught to fly.'"

"Cause when push comes to shove You taste what you're made of, You might bend, till you break Cause its all you can take; On your knees you look up Decide you've had enough, You get mad you get strong Wipe your hands shake it off, Then you Stand" From "Stand" by Rascal Flatts
Dx.: Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome, Ulcerlative Colitis, Chronic Inflammation of the Colon, Ruptured & Fused L4-L5-S1 w/pinched nerves, Degenerative Disc Disease, Chronic Costochondritis, Back Muscle Spasms, Asthma, Benign Tremmors (hands)

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Date Joined Aug 2007
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   Posted 8/26/2007 3:50 PM (GMT -6)   

How horrible for you.  I am not a dream expert but have done some research over the years because I also have had dreams that disturb me.  Usually most bad dreams are a result of fear.  You can interpret that into your own dreams but my guess would be that pain combined with fear of more pain with no end in sight can certainly result in more bad dreams.  I was given some advice about how to change dreams and it helped me with a reoccuring dream that involved much fear.  I wrote down how I would like the dream to end (a wonderful ending with me winning over the fear) and each night before I went to bed I would read it.  To my surprise one night I had the same dream but the ending was exactly as I had wished it to be and in 5 years I have not had the dream come back. 


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