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realistic yet bizarre dreams every night

Postby sludgefactory » Mon Nov 27, 2017 6:46 am

i have dreams that seem real and are usually very bizarre and disturbing every single night causing a restless sleep and uncontrollable night sweats... i have a really hard time waking up because i'm confused about what is reality (the dream or real world) and when i am awake i'm lethargic. i forget what's going on and what's really happened to me or or not especially since i dream upconvrtsations with people even trough text, then i get seriously confused and disoriented when i look at my phone and don't see the conversation. and other such $#%^. anyone relate? know a medication to help? i'm on 25mg quetiapine it's doing nothing at this point
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Re: realistic yet bizarre dreams every nifht

Postby Kitty420 » Sun Mar 18, 2018 3:29 pm

I have a very similar thing going on. My dreams are dream like and have a lot of unrealistic qualities but at the same time they seem so real and so closely associate with my life that I often wake up confused and it becomes hard to differentiate between reality and my dreams. One time I had woken up straight out of a dream that my laptop had broke at the seams and when I woke up to get it it broke at the seams just like the dream. I never heard of the medication you are on but I am experiencing very similar instances. I suffer from sever depression and anxiety so I know they are linked but it is very tiresome.
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Re: realistic yet bizarre dreams every nifht

Postby sludgefactory » Sat Apr 14, 2018 5:03 am

sorry to hear you’re going through this unsettling experience as well. i think it’s very linked to stress but even when i personally feel like i’m not stressed i have the same stressful dreams :/
i haven’t had the same phenomenon of dreaming something before it happens, iirc. but i’ll have dreams similar to things that happened recently and forget what’s real when i’m awake
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Re: realistic yet bizarre dreams every nifht

Postby Wally58 » Sat Apr 14, 2018 9:15 am

I would have dreams that would leave me shaken, stunned and confused the next morning. Not necessarily 'bad' dreams, just 'intense' dreams that didn't have an ending.
A therapist told me to just "write a happy ending to the dream and let it go. It was only a dream".
This was at a time when I was in early recovery from drugs and alcohol. My brain was 'rewiring' itself and I was living a very different lifestyle, re-entering the workplace and going through intensive rehab.
I suppose that it was caused by the stress and major life changes. I was drinking more coffee and eating more sugar at the time.
What else is going on? Changes in sleep and dreaming patterns don't usually happen without a cause. If you can think of no major changes, you might consider getting a physical from your doctor, if you haven't done that in a while. Get bloodwork done and explain what is happening with you. They may refer you on to a specialist depending on what they find.
Best of luck to you. :D
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