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   Posted 7/18/2007 5:25 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi all,
I was wondering if anyone has like really vivid dreams on any antidep. I am on 10mg of elavil now and slowly starting the Cymbalta (only 1st day for that) been on elavil for 3 months now but man the dreams are so real some a little scary but not bad and others super vivid sometimes I wake up and sometimes not  but seem so real is this sorta normal??
Tx Jonny

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Date Joined Jun 2007
Total Posts : 106
   Posted 7/18/2007 6:39 PM (GMT -6)   
I was just curious if you are a smoker. The nicotine patch will really mess with your dreams.

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Date Joined Jun 2007
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   Posted 7/18/2007 9:04 PM (GMT -6)   
NOPE! no smoker,drinker nothing only the drugs the docs give me! Jonny

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   Posted 7/19/2007 7:10 AM (GMT -6)   

Oh yeah on the vivid dreams. In fact they did not stop until about 2 years of taking the anti depressants.
I would wake up from one,and it would take about an hour for me to be able to forget about it and go back to sleep.

If you do a google search on "vivid dreams and antidepressants" you will be amazed at how many articles pop up!

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Chronic Depression, Panic Attacks,Anxiety Attacks,Anorexia
Meds I have taken throughout the years:Wellbutrin,Tranxene,Paxil,Prozac,Valium,
Currently taking none.

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Date Joined Sep 2006
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   Posted 7/19/2007 3:05 PM (GMT -6)   
Sometimes I have to stop and think before I recount something. Did it really happen or did I just dream it?!!! It's crazy sometimes how blurred the line between the dream world and reality can be sometimes. Things are better than they were there for awhile though so perhaps my body has adjusted to being on anti-depressants. It's been nearly 5 years that I've been on them without interuption, other than the recent switch. I was on them prior to that as well but I took a short break. Thought I was better and then WHAM! everything came crashing down again and since then, I've never gone off them again, probably never really will unfortunately....

 It would be easier to tell people I have cancer than it is to tell them I am severely depressed.....

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Date Joined Aug 2006
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   Posted 7/19/2007 3:17 PM (GMT -6)   
my dreams are so husband has to wake me up sometimes cuz most of the dreams are scary.

Dx with CD 1987, 3 resections, 3 abcess sx, OA back & hips, bulging disk, depression/anxiety, kidney stones & sx to remove, now 44 yrs old.  Still trying to figure this disease out & of course all the little extra complications that come with this rollarcoaster of a life with CD. I love BON JOVI MUSIC- Lost Highway, Keep the Faith; Living on a Prayer,
Meds:  Hurmira every other week 80 mg, Imuran .75 daily,xanex .25 nightly(prn in the day), cymbalta 40 mg daily, Lortab 7.5/500 x 4x, fish oil, fovia,vit e,folic acid,Vit B12,inject monthly,

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