Every night this week I have had graphic and horrific nightmares. Rape, torture, kidnap, my children being taken or dying - the list goes on. It's getting to the point where I'm afraid to sleep.
I have always had very vivid dreams, including the odd nightmare, but nothing like this. Nothing traumatic has happened this week. Life is stressful but no more so than usual, there is no major upheaval imminent or anything like that. I haven't made any changes to my diet and haven't read any books or watched any films that might have triggered this.
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!