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I Have Nightmare Disorder

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    Im at the point now that i have nightmares so frequently that the thought of sleep while i know i desperately need it is something i wish i could avoid permanently i dont know what...
    Lathor Lathor 22-25, M 2 Responses Nov 20

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    It borders on a year now, that I have had nightmares almost every night. My mind has been plagued by insecurity... And with it, came the nightmares. I wish I had the typical...
    Lullacus Lullacus 22-25, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    When I was younger, about 16 a very emotionally abusive relationship I had led to panic attacks and eventually panic disorder. I saw a psychiatrist to help resolve the problem...
    FreudianSlip13 FreudianSlip13 22-25, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    Nightmare after nightmare :/ so tired yet so scared to sleep...
    jackjack600 jackjack600 18-21, F Nov 6

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    Is it weird that I stopped having nightmares since the age 6 and I'm now 16 I find it pretty odd... I still remember my last nightmare was of me being raped by two older men yeah...
    gmolina8 gmolina8 16-17, F Nov 13

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    Russell - I’ve come to notice this one thing regarding my recent Russell Brand nightmares, that it is often by uttering his name both normally and/or backwards that he shows up...
    Monstermaster13 Monstermaster13 22-25, M 4 days ago

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    So, I am an American teenager and I believe that I have multiple psychological disorders. After reading and researching a few psychological disorders after being told that I may...
    JoeTheMessiah JoeTheMessiah 18-21, M 4 Responses Nov 18

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    Haven't in a while but now I'm having terrible nightmares. Usual subject. It's all involving people bullying me and always people from my past. It can get very intense. I always...
    1lonelydaisy 1lonelydaisy 41-45 3 Responses Nov 13

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    For the whole week I've been getting such horrible nightmares, but I love having them..!
    EmptySmokeClouds EmptySmokeClouds 18-21, F 2 Responses Nov 15

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    I honestly don't know if I have Bipolar or not.. I'm not willing to look at too many sites, some could be fake and give me extreme paranoia.. But I want to know of these symptoms...
    PendalWitch PendalWitch 13-15, F 1 Response Nov 16

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    I have been having seizures for almost a year now. I am 23 years old and I was just reciently diagnosed with CD. My mother has no idea what to do and I am completely baffled by the...
    blackpearl0618 blackpearl0618 22-25, F Oct 29

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    I have been dealing with this illness Since the age of 16. I am 33 now. It was a HUGE turning point in my life. It changed EVERYTHING. I had 3 Head injuries, the 3rd one was a...
    Crazy4capoeira Crazy4capoeira 31-35, M Nov 7

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    I'm gonna talk to you this time about my life and experience in Bournemouth I moved to Bournemouth at the end of September 2009 for the fact that it was a beautiful town and it...
    lostsouluk lostsouluk 31-35, F Nov 9

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    I just had one that could be realistic.. It was regarding my 11 year old sister who was trick or treating in the neighborhood but I couldn't find her. I came up to a parked truck...
    akaShaun akaShaun 16-17, M 1 Response Nov 1

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    I'm afraid to fall asleep :/
    Danyyx Danyyx 18-21, F 6 Responses Nov 2

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    I never remember them but I often can hear myself screaming before I fully wake up. I've sort of almost remembered them but they slip away just before I do. I'm pretty dangerous...
    Ikonoclastia Ikonoclastia 41-45 Nov 2

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    I am unmedicated at the moment and doing OK. I am afraid that doctors may zombify me if I do share my up and downs. My mum has Type 1.
    TheWomanWhoDid TheWomanWhoDid 36-40 Nov 3

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    Does marijuana help this illness ?
    Sarahoneil Sarahoneil 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 10

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    Yep not hungry I ate 600 cals.
    nonichecliche nonichecliche 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 10

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    Everyday now is a struggle to maintain my sense of self. This condition, I thought that I had beaten it. For two years, relatively, I lived without its more severe effects. Last...
    sreiland sreiland 31-35, M 1 Response Nov 17

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    okay it happened last year when i smoked hash one night i had a panic attack my heart started to beat fast my hands were num i couldn't breathe at all ,i thought that that the...
    psychoritza psychoritza 18-21, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    Whenever I feel free of them, they come back. Today, I felt incredibly good to start with, which is quite rare. Usually I'm operating at around 90% physically and mentally at best...
    Reallifeperson Reallifeperson 22-25, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I have a nightmare disorder
    KensleyRenee KensleyRenee 16-17, F 4 days ago

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    After I have done bad things, I have flashbacks and feel intense emotions as I remember them. Imagine going back in time to piece by piece each feeling, each touch, to relive your...
    Levi1 Levi1 13-15, M 3 Responses Nov 16

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    I have social anxiety since I was a teenager and I came to know that I have that disorder only at the age of 26. So, that disorder made me pretty much friendless and now I want to...
    cdef12 cdef12 31-35, F 4 Responses Nov 2

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    It's undiagnosed but I'm pretty sure I have a disorder. Sometimes I eat just to make me feel better about myself. For instance, I was having a ruff morning the other day. I woke up...
    Soccerman5 Soccerman5 31-35, M a week ago

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    No wonder I have nightmares all the time...
    Vagabond01 Vagabond01 16-17, F 1 Response Nov 4

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    When I lie in bed I think a lot. Thinking leads to worries of the future. And will I have nightmares today? Thinking in process...
    Rianxax Rianxax 13-15, F 4 Responses Nov 6

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    No, I've never been in combat. Usually that's what people ask me when I say something about me having PTSD. I was recently attacked in my house, being choked into unconsciousness...
    JustSymone JustSymone 26-30, F 5 Responses Nov 8

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    I had an accident a while ago and managed to damage a tendon in my left wrist. It's truly terrible to sleep with as I have nightmares and tend to thrash around, which usually...
    Jessica2232 Jessica2232 16-17, F 1 Response Nov 16

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    I most definetly have disociative disorder nos. I may not have fully developed multi personalities but my conscious is obstructed and split into hundreds of fragments. I just have...
    Ifeeluberish Ifeeluberish 18-21, M Oct 29

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    I have Anxiety disorder specifically Agoraphobia and have Panic Attacks. I take medication to help it stabilize and deep breathe when I need to.
    roselani2005 roselani2005 26-30, F 1 Response Oct 31

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    I have bipolar disorder and live in fear of the psych ward.
    crossproduct crossproduct 41-45, F 2 Responses Nov 10

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    I have many disorders because of my childhood and the way I grew up.
    KensleyRenee KensleyRenee 16-17, F 4 days ago

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    For those who have anxiety such as Hypochondria. Please allow me to give you some advice.. I know what it's like to constantly worry over numerous of things that have to do with my...
    Alexandra1996 Alexandra1996 18-21, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    This is my testimony of having a mental illness - obsessive compulsive disorder. It does get better, I promise you that! Well I might as well start at the beginning, growing up I...
    chelseystorys chelseystorys 22-25, F 1 Response