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Vivid Dreams / Medication

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onedayatatime
onedayatatime Community member Posts: 127 Pioneering
edited May 16 in Coffee lounge
So I put this down to an increase to some of my medication, but goodness, I've been having some really intense dreams lately! They aren't necessary scary nightmares, but just very intense!
I woke the other morning still in a dream like state, not sure what was dream and what was real! For a few moments, I honestly thought I owned a second home that I just happened to have forgotten about!  :D 
Just wandering if anyone else experienced any similar side effects from prescription medications. 

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  • 66Mustang
    66Mustang Community member Posts: 14,982 Disability Gamechanger
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    I'm absolutely having something similar and it seems to correlate with starting a new medication although it seems to have slowly tapered out since I started the medicines about a year ago but is still very much happening

    I often have dreams where I am almost in control of the dream, almost like I know it's a dream but I can control what's happening as if it's real life

    Often I will fall asleep while listening to something like a storybook or podcast and even though I'm asleep my body/mind seems to still be listening to it and taking it in - because whatever I'm listening to becomes part of my dream!! Almost like a free book-to-film conversion, but better :D

    Often I have really strange dreams but I can figure out some kind of relevance to them... I am into driving and often have dreams involving my car but super weird ones... like I am above the car and controlling it like a toy, or I am driving into the sea and the water will fill the car up but I'm still alive and driving through the water...

    All in all extremely weird but not particularly unsettling and I would even say in some cases quite fun and pleasant :D 
  • onedayatatime
    onedayatatime Community member Posts: 127 Pioneering
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    That's really interesting @66Mustang .I'm going to try to influence my dreams and listen to some audio books. At the moment they are just really random but very, very clear.
    It would be great if I could transport myself somewhere nice  in a dream state.
     

  • 66Mustang
    66Mustang Community member Posts: 14,982 Disability Gamechanger
    edited May 17
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    @onedayatatime

    One of the weirdest dreams but also one of the nicest I had was this…

    I fell asleep listening to a Top Gear “best bits” compilation on YouTube - the old Top Gear with Clarkson etc.

    In my dream I was doing the stuff they were doing on the show, like challenges like racing a supercar… but I was taking the place of Jeremy Clarkson and 2 of my old friends who I don’t really see any more were being Richard Hammond and James May

    Basically we were like 3 wealthy irresponsible kids just fooling around having fun racing super cars and stuff

    It was kind of annoying waking up :D 
  • onedayatatime
    onedayatatime Community member Posts: 127 Pioneering
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    🤣🤣 sounds like great fun! @66Mustang I thought by your name you were into classic cars, perhaps route 66.

    I tried watching YouTube travel shows last night before bed. I thought if I visually inputted some beautiful locations, I might transport myself 😁 Nothing yet, but I'll keep trying!!

  • Albus_Scope
    Albus_Scope Posts: 5,552 Disability Gamechanger
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    I've had huge increases in vivid dreams when meds get increased, but I've found sometimes I just stop dreaming with other meds. I tend to get a lot of lucid dreams if I take a sleeping tablet, which can be good fun. 😀

    I've found a great YouTube channel that has Warhammer lore, but the narrator is an almost identical AI version of David Attenborough, it's very soothing, but can make the dreams a bit weird.

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  • KG100
    KG100 Community member Posts: 215 Pioneering
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    My dreams seem real as well, I'm on 7 different types of tablets now. Most of my dreams are of me with my parents or other relatives who have all died. But in my dreams we all get on as if they're still alive. I did mention it to one of my doctors who said some tablets can cause vivid dreams.

  • Steve_in_The_City
    Steve_in_The_City Scope Member Posts: 627 Pioneering
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    Freud is coming back into vogue, read his "Interpretation of Dreams"! He considered the Interpretation of Dreams to be his greatest triumph (and essential for psychoanalysis) but it was a flop! I have lucid dreams and I love them.

    Freud also tells us that a fetish is ok so long as it doesn't conflict with societal mores. I apply that reasoning to my lucid dreams!

  • 66Mustang
    66Mustang Community member Posts: 14,982 Disability Gamechanger
    edited May 20
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    That's interesting @Steve_in_The_City, I've never really looked into Freud but might try to do so at some point

    I had quite an unpleasant dream last night, where my parents were really unsupportive of me, which is totally not true in real life. I was quite upset at myself that my brain was even capable of imagining them being unsupportive but I suppose there is an explanation for it somewhere

  • Steve_in_The_City
    Steve_in_The_City Scope Member Posts: 627 Pioneering
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    Hi @66Mustang You always put out really good posts, so thanks.

    I am a fully trained clinical hypnotherapist (until I became ill) and what people dream about is very important to me. There is a whole psychology attached to dreaming. I am not allowed to say what I want to say, but if the moderator allows I would say don't be too concerned by your dreams. Sleep easy!

  • 66Mustang
    66Mustang Community member Posts: 14,982 Disability Gamechanger
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    Thanks @Steve_in_The_City I hope it's OK to say but that little comment honestly means a lot … I try to think and post differently about stuff but often I think people skip my posts, I won't say it goes over most peoples head as that would be super arrogant and claiming I'm somehow intelligent … but I think maybe I just think in a strange way, and most people can't relate??

    You intrigue me where you say you're not allowed to say what you want to!! I have heard that people enjoy being asleep because it's a release from life, which leads to a suggestion that some people desire to be "permanently released from life" … I'm not sure if that's what you are hinting at?

    I will add that's not something that I personally desire but I do just enjoy some of my dreams! 😊

    That's an interesting career as well, what sort of application did you use that in, like, helping people with addiction and other issues, or something else?

  • Steve_in_The_City
    Steve_in_The_City Scope Member Posts: 627 Pioneering
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    Hi @66Mustang I always read your posts, and I am sure everyone else does as well. So don't feel discouraged. I always look for your symbol and click on it. I don't often respond because mainly I have nothing useful to say. Yet you do make a difference and you make people think, so that is a good job and well done.

    As for my work, I have to be very careful: I am not in a position to give advice and the moderator would be down on my shoulders if I tried to. To answer your question I specialised in addiction. It is really nice to get someone off a drug, and all I have to do is talk to the person.

    Keep posting 66Mustang because it does make a difference to our community.

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