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   Posted 4/19/2009 9:06 PM (GMT -7)   
Yesterday I figured out how to get my checkbook program to download transactions from the bank so I don't have to sit and type them in every week.  I stayed up until 12:30 working on it because I am going to a conference in a few days and needed to have the bills paid, etc.  I am presenting several research studies at the conference and authorship is really important: who is first author, who is second, etc. 
So last night I dreamt that everytime I tried to download data from my checkbook, quicken would ask, "do you want quicken to manage the authorship of your papers?"  And I would tell it no, but it would do it anyway.  And it kept downloading authorship information into my checkbook which was messing up the balance.  The downloads said, "Sue did 70% of the work on blah blah blah research; she is first author, Sue did 30% of the work on blah blah blah research, she is . . . "  Every time I tried to delete, they would reappear and I couldn't balance the checkbook because everything was wrong.  Then I would wake up and tell myself, "this is impossible.  Quicken does not do this.  This is a dream."  But I would fall back asleep and dream the same dang thing over again and say in my dream, "see this is not a dream.  this is real."  What torment!  smhair
This after taking two zanaflex before bed, too!

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   Posted 4/19/2009 9:44 PM (GMT -7)   
<writing note to NOT take two zanaflex before bed> lol...Oh dear, Sue! I too have goofball dreams and most I'd hate to have to share with anyone because some are very bazaar. And I also do that wake up and fall asleep into the same dream. I'd like to blame my meds but I've done this most of my life.

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   Posted 4/19/2009 11:06 PM (GMT -7)   
Boy do I understand the research studies. References in my dreams would be a nightmare.


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   Posted 4/19/2009 11:32 PM (GMT -7)   
My wife has all kinds of strange dreams - not scary stuff but more like memory fragments that have been jumbled together.

I'm always amazed at the detail she remembers. She also seems to have a need to talk about them the next morning. She developed a seizure disorder 10 yrs ago and most of the activity was when she was sleeping. I've wondered if the disorder and/or the meds for it are related to her dreaming.

Let's hope your dreams don't want foot notes too.
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   Posted 4/20/2009 2:49 AM (GMT -7)   
Maybe your subconcious is trying to tell you there is a data base of research authors and it is easier than doing it manually/ I too, have very bizarre dreams. Sometimes i have to get up for a while b/c I need to escape the dream.
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   Posted 4/20/2009 5:54 AM (GMT -7)   

I have had the most bizzare dreams you could imagine after starting Lexapro about a year ago.  I have one repeatedly where I can't dial the telephone.  And another one where I can't get out of the car.  I know this can be a lovely side effect of meds...but like you, many times I wake up and go right back into the same dream.



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   Posted 4/20/2009 8:55 AM (GMT -7)   
I have the most craziest dreams almost EVERY night (or whenever I sleep), and they're so real, I can remember in details everything. I have dreams all the time where I'm doing things that I know I would never do in real life ever, and I always waking up thinking "what the heck? I would never ever do that!!", so why in the world am I dreaming it?? I know it has to be my meds messing with my mind, but alot of time my dreams make me laugh, cause they're bizaar lol.

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   Posted 4/20/2009 9:18 AM (GMT -7)   
I have this recurring dream where I am in school. I am not sure where my classes are, I have lost my locker combination, and cannot find my locker! Weird things happen in class. I take my kids to class with me...but I am a kid myself.
I have other crazy, bizarre, and just strange dreams too. But that one keeps coming back. Weird!
I didn't know strange dreams were connected with lexapro. I have taken it for years now.

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   Posted 4/20/2009 9:27 AM (GMT -7)   

I dream that school dream too! It is high school and suddenly I have not graduated.  I am 44 years old and graduated forever ago.

I am the author of this particular research.  And this week many of us are presenting our work at a psychology conference.  All night last night (in my dreams) I work on one of my presentations, doing it over and over and over!!  That one was done, but while sleeping,somehow I was not happy with it anymore!  I've just got one more to finish today and handouts to write and I'll be done!

Worried about the sleeping while at the conference.  I am sharing a room with 4 other people!  No one will be able to sleep cuz I will be jumping out of bed and talking and a bunch of stuff.


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   Posted 4/20/2009 7:48 PM (GMT -7)   

Me too...the being in school and not being able to find my locker.  I walk up and down the rows of lockers and try all kinds of combinations to see if they work.  I am so worried I won't make it to class and not graduate.  Weird, huh?



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   Posted 4/21/2009 9:53 AM (GMT -7)   
Not only can I not open my locker, in my dreams I have to go take the final after skipping the class all semester and not cracking open a book. Lots of times I don't even know where the classroom is! Those are generally considered dreams that mean you are afraid of failing at something and your brain turns it into school. Diane
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   Posted 4/21/2009 11:45 AM (GMT -7)   
Just the other night I had a dream about lockers in a school! I couldn't remember my combiination and was panicking about it. I have really strange dreams all the time though. I attribute a lot of them to stress. I also tend to dream that I overslept and am running late, or I'll jerk awake in the middle of the night thinking that it's time to get up and then I won't be able to fall back to sleep. I also sometimes have dreams that I'm in a lot of pain and nothing I do helps... kind of like when I'm awake actually. I just love my annoying subconscience!
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   Posted 4/21/2009 2:53 PM (GMT -7)   

I wonder if a lot of people dream about school?  Often I am sitting in the back of the class wondering how I got there and not remembering ever taking the class before and there is a test!  Then I can't get the locker open.

But the weirdest part is the floaty bouncing down the hallway thing that occurs in the dreams - it is like walking on the moon.  Wish I could do that in real life!


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   Posted 4/21/2009 3:58 PM (GMT -7)   
I hardly ever dream, but when I do yes they are strange and vivid...... and at times yes, I can wake and go back to sleep only to have the dream continue.

It does make you wonder the next morning if some of it was reality or not.
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