Posted 10/12/2008 8:57 AM (GMT -6)

Scattered13

Good Morning :-)    I have had nightares or more like recurrent dreams about the same thing over and over. I find when I have talked about someone or my job that I retired from I am sure to have a vivid dream and when I wake up I feel like I was in a nightmare.

Great advice by all.  Take care.

Kitt


 

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Posted 10/12/2008 11:36 AM (GMT -6)
I use to have a lot of reoccuring dreams. Then as time went on, they would come true. Not exactly like the dream, but I would get that dejavu feeling and realize that I had dreamed the situation before. It was strange, like premonitions.

I still dream a lot, they continue from night to night. LIke a soap opera. And in my dream I will remember that I dreamed something similar. Strange. My dream world is like a second life for me.

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Posted 10/12/2008 2:02 PM (GMT -6)
behindtheseeyes - One of the ways my anxiety manifests is to make me petrified of being in the dark alone, especially if I feel unwell. It isn't so bad here at uni as my room is tiny and I have an en-suite bathroom. I leave the bathroom light on a lot and sleep with my door locked when I can. Back at home, things were getting ridiculous - to the point that I couldn't stay at home on my own. I'm usually very good with being in the dark: I used to find it comforting!

MoreAmor - My counsellor back home said the same about the teeth dreams. I hadn't had one for a few weeks and I'm curious as to what made them start up again. I had another panic attack in the middle of last night and was able to implement some of the breathing exercise I've been taught, so hopefully they'll help.

Karen - I'm glad you get such a positive feeling about your dreams. I'm hoping that once I'm more on top of things I'll get something like your attitude towards them.

Last night was tough night sleep-wise. I woke up roughly every 2 hours and had a big panic attack. Tonight will be better. Fingers crossed!
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Posted 10/12/2008 2:10 PM (GMT -6)
Last night I talked to some people on the chatrooms here, and that helped me a bit. I still got some nightmare flashbacks during today (one bad one cuz of an argument with a family member), but last night I slept alright. Nothing too traumatic. What's been helping me is talking to people before I go to sleep, people that make me feel good and are a good, positive influence on me. It calms me down.
I’m lonely; gotta look for a party
And dance with somebody tonight
Cuz I’m lonely; I feel empty inside
Can’t you make me feel alive?

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Posted 10/13/2008 1:36 AM (GMT -6)
Don't know if this will help or not, but when I was small and had nightmares my dad gave me a special tool to help me. I was always afraid of going back to sleep because the nightmare would come back or continue. Dad said to imagine the dream away. If I dreamed I was falling he would tell me to imagine that I always wore a parachute under my clothes. If there were big dogs after me I would find some meaty bones behind the next tree to throw to them. Whatever the problem was in the dream, I was to continue to think about it as I fell asleep but I was to fix the problem with my imagination. The worse the problem the funnier the solution, the better I felt.

After Kennedy was shot I had dreams of war and my family being shot so he helped me turn all the guns to water pistols and bubble machines. It took some heavy duty imagination on my part to get around these things with my conscious mind but now I can even do it while I"m dreaming. Makes for some interesting dreams but I don't end up crying anymore.... It may work for you. You just have to sort of order your dream to go the way you want as you fall asleep. It's kind of hard to explain but if I can do it, anyone can. Hope this helps.
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Posted 10/13/2008 11:22 AM (GMT -6)
Jeannie - Are you doing a form of lucid dreaming? I have friends who can lucid dream and I really wish I could. Sadly my brain isn't wired that way. I have heard that it can run in families and psychologists are doing lots of research on why some people can lucid dream and some can't.

Quick question about deep relaxation: I've been doing the CD my counsellor gave me and I'm encountering a problem I've had before in the past. Whenever I try to do deep relaxation I fall a state of disassociation: I can no longer feel my body and feel like I'm watching myself. Does this happen to anyone else? Is there anything I can do to stop it?
Dx: Panic Disorder, Psychotic Depression, Rheumatoid Arthritis
 
Rx: Humira, Methotrexate, Plaquenil, Prednisolone, Codeine, Diclofenic Sodium, Folic Acid, Propranolol, Citalopram

Posted 10/13/2008 11:58 AM (GMT -6)
If you're having that problem, then maybe the CD alone is causing too much relaxation where you become numb. Try doing something else while listening to the CD, such as reading a magazine or a good positive book, or a quiet hobby you like to do. I like scrapbooking and writing poetry and songs. That way you're relaxed, but still in touch with reality.
I’m lonely; gotta look for a party
And dance with somebody tonight
Cuz I’m lonely; I feel empty inside
Can’t you make me feel alive?

- I | N |S | O | M | N | I | A -


“Insomnia” - the Veronicas

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