Having so many nightmares that I'm afraid to go to sleep - please help.

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PeggyCarter Sun 25-Nov-12 16:18:58

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PeggyCarter Sun 25-Nov-12 18:24:21

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amillionyears Sun 25-Nov-12 18:25:22

Are you on any different medicines at all?

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!

PeggyCarter Sun 25-Nov-12 18:41:00

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StrawberryMojito Sun 25-Nov-12 18:44:23

Could you be pregnant? Doesn't that cause vivid dreams?

PeggyCarter Sun 25-Nov-12 18:55:08

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I'm on 40mg citalopram but my crazy dreams didn't start straight away. It could be that. Worth a chat with your GP.

I have awful nightmares, which are caused by the ptsd but aren't helped by the high dose of ads!

getagoldtoof Sun 25-Nov-12 19:12:35

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.

spanky2 Sun 25-Nov-12 19:19:29

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.

PeggyCarter Sun 25-Nov-12 19:23:09

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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!

spanky2 Sun 25-Nov-12 19:29:23

I was in Barbados last night. I was having a lovely time until I woke up... So you never know you may have a nice dream tonight .

Spanky, waking up from that must have been awful sad

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