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by Animalover » Fri Sep 01, 2017 3:55 am

I have nightmares every single night. Non stop nightmares. I don't get why. This all started about a year or 2 ago where it is every night. I don't get it.
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by AvantGarde » Fri Sep 01, 2017 4:08 am

Yep, some nights I'm entitled to a break, tonight wasn't one of those nights. Trauma in my case..
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by Duckysmom » Fri Sep 01, 2017 5:23 am

I get breaks in between, but frequent nightmares. Also from trauma. It really depends on what mind seems to be thinking I need to deal with. But sometimes, they just don't make any sense at all.
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by Animalover » Fri Sep 01, 2017 6:17 am

Will these nightmares eventually go away?
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by AvantGarde » Fri Sep 01, 2017 6:27 am

Hopefully :? We're all on the same boat. Takes a good trauma therapist though.
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by Pancake » Fri Sep 01, 2017 6:32 am

I've always had really vivid dreams, but they can sometimes also be caused by medication. Idk if that fits your timeline?
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by MochaAdmin » Fri Sep 01, 2017 7:10 am

When I was taking Seroquel, I would sometime take the weirdest nightmares .........

Now sometimes I have them about things I'm working on in therapy, has to do with RL.

And sometimes they're just weird ass shit that have nothing to do with nothing.....:roll:

Have you discussed them with your therapist?

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by Animalover » Fri Sep 01, 2017 7:21 am

I am taking the same medicine as you. I started taking it a few months ago. I have told my doctor about the nightmares a while back. He didn't do much or say much about it.
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by MochaAdmin » Fri Sep 01, 2017 7:57 am

Animalover wrote:I am taking the same medicine as you. I started taking it a few months ago. I have told my doctor about the nightmares a while back. He didn't do much or say much about it.


Seroquel? I don't take it any longer, but yes, it did pass. Not much you can do about it, At least in my situation, unless pdoc could adjust dosage.......try talking to him again. And insist that he listens, ok? Some of them tend to blow us off, but don't let him.

Are you in therapy, can't remember?

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by Stuckles » Fri Sep 01, 2017 9:08 am

I would get those vivid nightmares that lingers for minutes after I wake up. It usually happens when I'm really stressed about something. Ironically enough the relief of realizing that it was just a dream makes the real stresses seem easier to bear :P
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by Animalover » Fri Sep 01, 2017 11:21 am

Not in therapy any longer. It doesn't do much for me.
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by Pancake » Fri Sep 01, 2017 12:33 pm

Animalover wrote:Not in therapy any longer. It doesn't do much for me.

Please don't be quick to discount it. I had to be more stable on meds before I was able to take it on board. There are different kinds of therapy and different therapists too, not all of them will be good for you, personally.
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by Animalover » Fri Sep 01, 2017 6:15 pm

Which therapy are you talking about? I was talking about the therapy as therapists who talk about your past and all that. I have been to numerous of them and hate it. Will never do that again. It makes me more angry.
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by Pancake » Sat Sep 02, 2017 2:07 pm

Which therapy are you talking about?


With a relatively recent diagnosis, is it possible therapy has not been with bipolar in mind? Straight talk therapy wasn't the right fit for me, either.

CBT, DBT, trauma therapy... some therapists specialise in bipolar. There is much more to it than talking about your past.

Personally, it has helped me to recognise and control the dialogue inside my brain, something that was very negative, critical and crippling; identify behaviours that indicate swings and when to seek help, and deal with anxiety.
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by Duckysmom » Sat Sep 02, 2017 2:30 pm

I don't know that I could say it better than pan did. Sounds like you have had the wrong therapists for your situation.
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by Animalover » Sat Sep 02, 2017 7:58 pm

You guys are probably right. Maybe I was quick to judge. I just am not good with talking to strangers about my life.
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by Stuckles » Sat Sep 02, 2017 11:06 pm

I'm all too familiar with that. The difference is though, this is for You not for them. If it helps, imagine them as being a mirror with a masters degree.
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by BlueDays » Tue Sep 05, 2017 8:52 am

I'll have frequent nightmares too, about events happening to me in real life, and it makes me quite anxious whenever I meet the people that were in my nightmare. If it helps, none of the nightmares I've had have come true yet, I hope things get better for you in the future. Best wishes.
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by MaxQ » Tue Sep 26, 2017 4:42 pm

"I shall never forget how I was roused one night by the growns of a fellow prisoner, who threw himself around in his sleep, obviously having a horrible nightmare. Since I had always been especially sorry for people who suffered from dreams or deleria, I wanted to wake the poor man. Suddenly I drew back the hand I was going to wake him with. Frightened about the thing I was about to do. At that moment I became intensely conscious of the fact that no dream, no matter how horrible, could be as bad as the reality of the camp which surrounded us, and to which I was about to recall him." - a im tor Frankl, Man's Search For Meaning. (Pg. 48)

In other words I'll take a nightmare over reality 8/10
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by Synny » Thu Dec 07, 2017 11:38 pm

I have nightmares pretty frequently, so i know how you feel. Sometimes music helps me before i go to sleep, which is usually difficult for me as I have bad insomnia. I hope you'll stop having nightmares soon Big hugs :)
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