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Over vivid dream

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SailorBob Sun 02-Aug-15 11:17:58

Bare with me this is rambling.

I woke myself up this morning about half four crying and shaking. I had the strangest dream with lots of impossible situations (for example: my sister having an affair with my friends OH.

In reality my sister would never cheat nor would friends OH plus the chance of them ever even meeting is tiny; different countries etc)

But the end of it all was me being kicked out of the family home, having been physically attacked by several of them and all of them, including my OH disowning me.

The truth is I have a good relationship with my family, I live in a different country but see & speak to them all frequently. I'm secure in my 20+ year relationship with OH.

So why has this thrown me so much? I was embarrassingly slightly hysterical when I woke up, scared the crap out of OH.
He's out gardening but keeps coming to check on me. I keep telling him I'm fine but really I feel shaky and sad and want to sit and have a good cry. But this would scare the crap out of him.

I've called home and everyone fine and happy. But I still have this feeling of dread, I haven't had an alcoholic drink in ages, the only drugs in my system are omeprazole smile. So it's not that.

But it was so vivid and I can't shake this feeling of dread. It's making me feel a bit breathless if I stop and think for even a minute.

This is not me, I'm the practical pragmatic type, very non woo etc. I've done more housework in the last few hours that I have in a year just to distract myself.

I'm being a daft mare aren't I?

pocketsaviour Sun 02-Aug-15 11:33:33

Vivid dreams of this type can be incredibly upsetting and disorienting.

Has it helped to type it out?

FeckTheMagicDragon Sun 02-Aug-15 12:41:49

The mind is a funny thing. I've woken up from horrible vivid dreams like that. Sometimes what's been happening in the dream has been pretty mild, but the emotions that I was feeling were sky high!
We sometimes process and face our worst fears in our dreams. Things that have virtually 0 chance of happening. Also my dreaming up fact and fiction. I once had a 'Dallas' dream where my DH was being JR at his most evil. It was awful.
I hope you feel better soon

TwoNoisyBoys Sun 02-Aug-15 13:09:36

I have the most horrendously vivid dreams, along with terrible sleeping problems. Some mornings I feel like I've been busy all night and am knackered. It's a horrible feeling when you dream something upsetting.....I know it well. I've been trying to look into how to stop nightmares, as I had an event happen to me about 5 wks ago that has set off terrible dreams, but I haven't come across anything yet. So..... No advice I'm sorry....but much sympathy!

SailorBob Sun 02-Aug-15 13:26:36

Thanks guys. Actually writing this has helped because I had to think about it and that highlighted the stupidity of it.

FFS at one point we were arguing about who was going to mind the pet seal pup, yes seal, sea mammal type thing.

I still have an odd feeling but it's fading.

FeckTheMagicDragon Sun 02-Aug-15 13:34:15

Totally OT. I told my DS that seals were dog mermaids. he's decided to believe it. He's in his 20s.

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