My anti depressants cause me to have the craziest dreams. Could it be medication related? Cheese before bedtime ( evening meal onwards)? Are the things that are causing you to feel stressed different to things you are usually stressed about? I find that can change the type of dreams I have!
If i sleep too much, even half an hour longer I get hideous nightmares. Some of them are still with me, I know they can be quite harrowing. Don't really get them since my son was born as I no longer sleep, but not looking forward to their return now I have someone to really worry about. Hope you get it sorted, it really is unpleasant.
I'm on venalfaxine an i have vivid dreams. Usually bad ones. Most gross was buggering my dh (i was a man.) Also have ones where i pull my insides out my mouth. Talk to your doctor. I don't get upset, but i am disgusted with myself.
I get flashbacks to my nightmares during the day. It's awful isn't it? My recurring nightmare is around my labour and having another baby in the same circumstances. I always wake up looking for my baby, and if course she isn't real, but it freaks me out!