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I Have Nightmare Disorder

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    ND

    I have Nightmare Disorder (ND). This means that I constantly have nightmares. My ND is related to my Insomnia, but I've known about this longer. I rarely have good dreams. And while not all of my nightmares are horrific, they are all bad and can be classified as a nightmare. All...
    PoeticRejection PoeticRejection 22-25, F 8 Responses Jun 18, 2007

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    Mental Multiplex

    Hello my name is Aarena Carpenter and I am 15 years old. I am from New Zealand and I have been having nightmaresSince i was 4 years old . My memory is good so I can remember every nightmare I have ever had.At first it was horrible to bare because I would sometimes see my mum and...
    Draxonlani Draxonlani 13-15, F Nov 7, 2011

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    How to solve Nightmare Disorder simply by dreaming

    Lucid means expressed clearly and easy to understand. Lucid dreaming refers to an act of dreaming with consciousness mind that would allow you to be aware of clear and easily understandable dreams during the sleep. So what does this have to do with nightmare disorder? Before this...
    hkim244 hkim244 18-21, M Dec 6, 2013

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    Forget

    i forget my dreams a lot but the ones that i remember the most are nightmares
    1428elm 1428elm 16-17 1 Response Oct 20, 2008

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    Frankly...

    For the past few years I have dealt with incredibly complex, vivid and morbid nightmares. Each one is unique. I have deal with them every night and the only way to avoid them is through exhaustion. I have become desensitized to them and real world violence to the point where a...
    VladimirStronsy VladimirStronsy 16-17 Oct 8, 2012

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    Fear...

    I have dealt with nightmares since I can remember. When I was little the only way to not have them would be to have someone else in the bed. The nightmares became so frequent that I ended up just sleeping with my mother until I was in middle school. When she got remarried I had...
    kngrace kngrace 18-21 1 Response Mar 22, 2011

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    Scared To Go Sleep At Night

    I have been having nightmares involving demons. I am scared of having another one that deals with demons. I sweat a lot at night, and I don't sweat at all, during the day.
    chicago54 chicago54 22-25, M 3 Responses Aug 11, 2010

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    A Phenomenon Dream

    since I was a kid, with no bad intentions in mind, I've been having dreams that always end in the same scenario -my death; you name it, drowning,chocking (from being on a high mountain). falling, someone always stabs me, or just keep shooting at me by a machine gun! I also have a...
    adamwillis adamwillis 18-21, M 2 Responses Sep 28, 2011

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    I Don'T Really Know What Dreams Are Like

    I have had maybe a handful of actual dreams. But nightmares? I have been having those since I was 7 (at least from as far as I can remember). And that first nightmare had me screaming and crying in my sleep. From then on, I either didn't dream at all or I had nightmares. Never...
    devouringflames devouringflames 22-25, F Mar 8, 2013

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    Nightmares Since 2-3 Years

    Hey, Im not sure, if it is wise, to share ones nightmare with complete strangers, whom I dont know. But okay, Ill give it a shot. By the way thanks for reading. For 2-3 years I started to have nightmares, at the beginning I thought, these things come and go. But, they got more...
    DjThomilein DjThomilein 22-25 Aug 5, 2012

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    Is It a Disorder If...

    ... you don't allow it to take over your life? I'll self diagnose myself with nightmare disorder. I have nightmares nearly every sleep cycle or nap I take. They vary in theme but usually follow the path of current or past life events. I remember them vividly, but I don't collect...
    bookofchange bookofchange 31-35, F 2 Responses Sep 23, 2007

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    I am looking for a friend, gender/location/age doesn't matter as long as you won't hurt my feelings. I'm struggling with eating disorder and anxiety. I can be supportive and my...
    veronicarosy veronicarosy 16-17, F 3 Responses 11 hrs ago

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    I always have nightmares of my father when he beat me and my brother he broke several bones in my body and we couldn't get him in jail because he's the "sheriff" but I no longer...
    restlessghost restlessghost 16-17, M 2 Responses 20 hrs ago

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    I have bipolar disorder, BPD, social anxiety, perfectionism, and low self esteem. It's hard to love, or even accept myself. Nobody understands me, even psychiatrist or psychologist...
    halohai halohai 18-21, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    I'm probably living out the worst case scenario for someone who has this disorder. Long story short, I was diagnosed 2 years ago at age 25 right before everything fell apart. I...
    Katiebug06 Katiebug06 26-30, F 1 day ago

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    i'm not where i would like to be yet but i've gotten pretty far.when i first got diagnosed i couldn't even go outside,it gave me alot of anxiety.i thought the hallucinations i had...
    thatalexchick thatalexchick 22-25, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    Hi I am 16. I have been ruminating for as long as I can remember, but always thought it was normal for everyone. Well when I realized it was not, I felt ashamed and tried to hide...
    Girlnamedgirl Girlnamedgirl 16-17, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    I was hiking at a state park, Sam's Point in NY. There are ice caves, twig ladders, cliffs, it was kind of fun but kind of scary. I was walking to my car in the parking lot, my...
    mom4ce mom4ce 51-55, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    Well I did it again.... I fought with my boyfriend and my head is screaming just stop just stop don't break it off he loves you just stop but I can't stop. I ******* can't I'm...
    xoxoFireyIcexoxo xoxoFireyIcexoxo 26-30, F 3 days ago

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    Is there such a thing as an off day with dpd? Is there a day where you don't notice it, but then you have an off day where it just hits you? The stress of not trying to have...
    Flylikeabutterfly Flylikeabutterfly 22-25, F 3 days ago

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    i always try to find or dream a new dream because the last one becomes the nightmares that haunt me
    wishingiwasntworthless wishingiwasntworthless 16-17, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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    ever sense i stopped taking my medication for schizoaffective and depression,i have nightmares that i'm going crazy. last night i dreamt that i wanted to kill myself it was really...
    thatalexchick thatalexchick 22-25, F 4 days ago

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    For the past 3 years, my life has felt something like a bad trip on a generous dose of acid. The difference is, when you're on acid it is at least possible to take comfort in the...
    ThisAnimalIsFree ThisAnimalIsFree 22-25, M 1 Response 4 days ago

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    About 4 years ago I was diagnosed with schizoaffective disorder. At that time my Dr assumed that I hear voices and see things but I don't. I went along with it and now it's out of...
    liar2000 liar2000 26-30, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I've had recurring nightmares since I was a very young child about being stabbed to death beneath the deck of an old wooden ship. Also about being chased by wolves. Most of the...
    Greenigma Greenigma 22-25, M 1 Response 6 days ago

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    So, I just remember this bad dream I had last night (which I sometimes worry about the possibility of in real life). I remember that I was hurting, and ended up having lumps, and...
    KittyCassidy KittyCassidy 16-17, F 1 Response a week ago

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    I have severe nightmares,sometimes I wake myself up crying, screaming, cursing at someone.I've had nightmares where I'm someone else from a different era witnessing a murder take...
    Cravndiscipline79 Cravndiscipline79 36-40, F 2 Responses Jul 20

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    I was molested by my grand father for 4 years from late 13 years old to 18 years old. I still remember him tormenting me every night . I have horrible nightmares and none of my...
    kundabada kundabada 22-25, F 4 Responses Jul 20

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    I was recently diagnosed with dependent personality disorder, major depression, and anxiety disorder in the middle of a separation that is now in the process of divorce. My wife...
    iddependent iddependent 31-35, M 1 Response Jul 19

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    I have this nightmare where I run out of things to talk about with my barber
    YaBoyMokele YaBoyMokele 31-35, M Jul 19

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    Been having them of late, ones that leave me shaking in a cold sweat and unable to breathe - last night was no exception. I could see in my dream a small child sitting on a seat...
    Littlemisssomebody Littlemisssomebody 31-35, F 2 Responses Jul 19

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    i was diagnosed with borderline personality disorder earlier this year, i know a lot of doctors misdiagnose bipolar disorder, and borderline personality disorder. i was diagnosed...
    BroknGirl89 BroknGirl89 26-30, F 1 Response Jul 19

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    I was sitting at a lunch table on my phone on EP and this random dude came up to me and asked what I was doing. I responded "Talking to my only friends" I woke up and realized...
    GentlyWeepingGuitar GentlyWeepingGuitar 16-17, M Jul 18

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    Too much Walking Dead gives me nightmares.... xD
    EarlPhantomhive EarlPhantomhive 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 18

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    I just woke up from a nightmare. Many people I know and I were rounded up and thrown into a prison, where several people I know were killed by guards with shotguns for talking back...
    Greenigma Greenigma 22-25, M Jul 18

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    i have been having them all week.they are all different, but many of them involve my ex gf or bizarre situations i can't escape. last night's dreams had both. i need a long...
    SunshineBrown SunshineBrown 51-55 1 Response Jul 18

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    I'm worried about my son who has depersonalization disorder but hasn't been formally diagnosed and won't go get treatment. He is antisocial and is uncomfortable talking to...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Jul 17

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    I had a pretty vivid nightmare two nights ago where I was fleeing from some strange and freaky organization who'd taken over the minds of everyone in the city I was eventually...
    Roguene Roguene 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 15

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    all my dreams are. nightmarish if they was some one else dreams there the regular for me. I like them
    afterthedead afterthedead 56-60, M Jul 15

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    I been having the worst days of my life as I can remember. I forget almost everything, I'm really really slow, being HIV+ is nothing compared to the other thing. My spouse I don't...
    Pather2013 Pather2013 46-50, M Jul 15

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    I have been on meds for 18 years. Was diagnosed with depression at age 16 then at 20 diagnosed with bipolar disorder. I have been on practically everything. Some do nothing. Some...
    jks1981 jks1981 31-35, F Jul 13

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    My name is Amy John and at age 19 I was diagnosed with Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder. Doesn't seem like a big thing, but to me it was, as I have been suffering with this since I...
    AmyJJohn AmyJJohn 18-21, F 4 Responses Jul 12

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