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Dreams and Nightmares anyone?

Postby Julie. » Mon Mar 28, 2011 12:32 pm

Hi everyone,
I know alot of us suffer from these but mine seem to be getting worse to the point i wake up suddenly feeling very ill and drained.
They are always about me attempting to get somewhere but i never reach where i want to go if that makes any sense. :( :(

Last night i was trying to get to Jersey in a hot air balloon and i must have gone over a Tsnami, high seas, rugged mountains. I was also with other women and shouting at them to help me get there. All our partner were already there. Don't laugh the went on a train in the air. :lol: :lol:
I remember being on dry land and climbing mountains covered in snow and pushing people out the way to get there.
I also remember shouting and shuddering in my sleep (hubby told me he jabbed me twice to shut up). :!:

I do take Prozac which can cause vivid dreams but i have had bad dreams all my life as long back as i can remember so it can't be them.

They are always between 5 and 7 o'clock if that makes any sense either.

My husband thinks i am an odd ball as he says he never dreams.
Just wondered if anyone has such vivid dreams like this. I get them most nights too.
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Re: Dreams and Nightmares anyone?

Postby FluppyPuffy » Mon Mar 28, 2011 12:41 pm

I get very vivid, lucid dreams that it seems like I can control and predict what will happen next. The theme at the moment is zombies, usually biting off the horrible flabby bits that I have amassed thanks to FM :swear1: :swear1: :swear1: :swear1: When I wake up, I can still remember the dream clearly, which is getting worse as it seems to happen virtually every night at the moment.

I know some people are more prone to dreaming and having the vivid ones than others. Mine have always been this clear and recurring, often with a feeling of deja-vu when I go to new places :dunno: :dunno: Dreams can also be a side effect of meds as well :tongueout: :tongueout: :tongueout:

If the dreams are getting worse and making you feel worse than usual, it might be worth going to see your gp to discuss them, see what may be possible causes, and whst can be done to try and reduce them :hugs: :hugs:
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Re: Dreams and Nightmares anyone?

Postby Nellyphant » Tue Mar 29, 2011 9:15 am

And me! Normally stuff I'm worrying about. Sometimes very weird ones mind you!
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Re: Dreams and Nightmares anyone?

Postby m2kl » Tue Mar 29, 2011 11:42 am

I too get very vivid scary dreams. Always about someone/something trying to hurt me or my family but the settings always change. I have always had nightmares and sleep paralysis but recently it is getting much worse.

I am taking Citalopram and Nortriptyline together and my pain specialist said that could be a factor in them. I also notice they get much worse whenever my dose of MST is increased.

I havent found a way to overcome them im afraid. They are a big issue with me as i sleep badly enough as it is without nightmares ruining what little sleep i get!
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Re: Dreams and Nightmares anyone?

Postby loubie » Tue Mar 29, 2011 12:02 pm

i had a lovely night last night with no nightmares :D

but its not very often i don't have nightmares, they drive me mad :yikes: :yikes:
and just like you all, they are horrible and very real (ish)
don't think there is anything we can do about them :dunno: :dunno:
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Re: Dreams and Nightmares anyone?

Postby Julie. » Tue Mar 29, 2011 12:55 pm

Hi everyone,
At least its not just me then :) :) :)
Had another bad one last night but was watching "born every minute" with the lady having triplets and i was pregnant but had no bump :o :o Once again i was trying to get somewhere on my own and all these obstacles were in the way.
No hope is there. :? :?

My husband also told me this morning i was making funny noises too. Maybe giving birth :) :) I wish i am 58 this year.
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Re: Dreams and Nightmares anyone?

Postby budda » Tue Mar 29, 2011 4:56 pm

I watched one born every minute to, my hubby said not to watch it again, I was in tears, but the little baby made it and went home after 5months. :D
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Re: Dreams and Nightmares anyone?

Postby Claire Spong » Tue Mar 29, 2011 6:01 pm

My OH had really vivid weird dreams from nicotine patches when he first stopped smoking!

I don't dream very much but am only on citalopram at the moment.

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Re: Dreams and Nightmares anyone?

Postby Julie. » Wed Mar 30, 2011 9:08 pm

Hi Claire,
My daughter's on Citrolapam and had vivid dreams too.
Funny how i don't dream when i sleep in the day. :sick: :snore1:
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Re: Dreams and Nightmares anyone?

Postby MichelleJ » Sat Apr 02, 2011 4:03 pm

I do too. Alot worse since the fm started. I'm thinking its because we don't get the deep sleep stages and dreams occur in the rem stage I think, if I remember right. looked it all up a while back. Mine vary but usually some part of it is a struggle - either mud, water, that sort of thing. I sometimes get an overwhelming sicky feeling too. When I was little I had a repitive dream where I was trying to undo knots but it was never ending and was as big as the world and I had the most awful feelings with it. But its that feeling I've been getting again. I keep seeing an ocean but I'm underneath the water andits like if I move into I'll be overwhelmed and be stuck back in this ever recurring cycle. I also picture the dream from childhood within my dream too and have to make a concious decision not to go forward with the ocean. I also get alot where I'm trying to walk but can't cos my legs are stuck and have had that one on and off for years too. Difference is, now its happening in reality not just the dreams. They do seem to be a direct link to my "real life". I bought a dreams book and it seemed to agree with my thinking on htem. Do get them when asleep in the day too. The other thing that happens that my hubby says is daydreaming is I dream that I've got up when its morning - I've woke and seen its morning for real but instead of waking up at that point properly I end up thinking I'm up and had a wash and getting ready. Then I wake up again and find I'm still in bed and it keeps happening time after time. Very annoying!
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Re: Dreams and Nightmares anyone?

Postby Elsbeth » Sun Apr 03, 2011 11:42 am

You are right Michelle.

The reason FM sufferers have such vvid dreams is we don't normally pass the stage of REM sleep so our minds do not totally shut down.

I have amazingly vivid dreams to the point my OH has to wake me up as I am crying in my sleep.
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Re: Dreams and Nightmares anyone?

Postby bestnan » Sun May 01, 2011 8:01 pm

I have been having nightmares and bad dreams also. I am very frustrated in my dreams because I can't telephone a number, I keep having to try and try but never get there and all the time I'm anxious. I also feel people holding me back and I try to run away. :yikes: I have been told that it's frustration at not being able to do things like I used to do.

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Re: Dreams and Nightmares anyone?

Postby Ldyalb » Sun May 01, 2011 11:34 pm

I've had some pretty random dreams lifelong (I stopped napping at 6 months old and only slept at night (if then) so I've always had sleep issues).

I have had recurring nightmares since I was about 2 (I'm 20 years later and still having the same nightmare). I sleepwalked and talked (some of you may have read the post I did about how I shouted at some people at Uni to :swear1: off when they banged on my door at 6am and sleep walked out of my room and down the corridor. I also rang my friend in my sleep). My weird dreams pre fibro involve a castle made out of ball pool balls, one where I was assaulted by a very prominent politician and the recurring nightmares about stairs and a chinese restaurant in Lincolnshire.

I also dreamed once that I married a German WW2 officer and that my Grandma chased him away with a rolling pin. I think it's funny how our dreams reflect our lives - I was 10 that night and had watched Dad's army (the 'don't tell him Pike! one). My Grandmother did marry a German PoW and she once caned my Father's teacher at school (in front of the whole school!) as he had caned my Father for something he hadn't done and she was fed up of him bullying her son.

Since I've had Fibro it has worsened and I have frequent dreams where I'm hiding from Voldemort. Pre Fibro I had loads of dreams about Nazi Germany so it does make a change, still weird though.

Some are really rather cool, others terrifying. Last night I was hiding from him in different rooms in Hogwarts except Hogwarts was also that creepy house from Dr Who last night. I was also accompanied by some of the cast of BBCs Merlin and some random people I don't know. Plus Harry Potter AND Dan Radcliffe. Was weird but also terrifying, Voldemort was everywhere. One night I was Harry in the dream and was happily riding a magical bike (pedal) through the countryside between safe houses, somehow visible but not accessible to Voldemort until I crashed in to a Bush full of snatchers and woke up.

I quite like having the dreams, at least I'm not wetting the bed anymore :) and I always have a funny story to amuse my bf with in the morning.

There's a guy called 'Sleep Talking Man' who says some bizarre (and very rude) things in his sleep which are pretty funny.

I would love to be in his dreams. My favourite comment 'No, don't put the duck there. It's totally inappropriate' :mrgreen:
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