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I Have Nightmare Disorder

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    I hate how much my nightmares scar me. They are so real! And if I get hurt I wake up aching. I wake up lost and confused of where I am. I need that someone to talk to. To be held...
    jackjack600 jackjack600 18-21, F 11 hrs ago

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    About 4 or 3 weeks ago, I was starting to get very sick. I was getting a sort of stomach flu. I couldn't eat...and I couldn't sleep at nighr either. I would wake up from these...
    DetachedCinnamon DetachedCinnamon 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 18

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    So I wrote on here about a little over a month ago. I have suffered through depersonalization since I was 18. I took this disorder as something I would never be able to overcome...
    katejen2 katejen2 22-25, F 6 days ago

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    Just woke up from yet another one this week. I found out what's causing them. I'm afraid of the dark but never told my roommate because it's embarrassing and I figured I needed to...
    PinkMellow PinkMellow 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 1

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    So, I had this nightmare the other night. I remember that these people brought a group of people at a time into this old building. Half of them would have a needle drilled through...
    RhinosaurusRex RhinosaurusRex 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 10

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    I don't remember much about last night's "nightmare", but I do know that there was this crazy guy who carried this long sword. I completely forgot about the dream until I was...
    RhinosaurusRex RhinosaurusRex 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 13

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    I love scary stuff. U might think I'm strange. But I actually love nightmares. I love all kinds of scary things scaring me. Now, no controversial comments pls.
    booooring booooring 13-15, M 1 Response Mar 16

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    I woke up at 3 am from a nightmare. the worst one yet. I can't get it out of my mind. I keep reliving it over and over and over again.
    nomnommings nomnommings 16-17, F 1 Response Mar 16

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    *** this. Having to wake up an hour after asleep from nightmares to flashbacks. this is not worth it. It's not going to change, why the *** do i try
    Theaudienceofdeath Theaudienceofdeath 70+, F 3 Responses Mar 21

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    Idk why though? All the time when I'm trying to sleep, horrible images enter my mind and don't go away. When I do get to sleep, I dream about the horrible things and wake up crying...
    gummball gummball 18-21, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    Don't give up; there is hope. I'm 19 and when I was 16, I got my first symptoms of rumination syndrome. Like a lot of others, I thought it was a 24 hour sick bug but it just...
    alexxblanch alexxblanch 18-21, F Mar 4

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    Hello! I haven't come across anyone so far who has had rumination disorder so it leaves me to go on the Internet to find people with a similar issue. It started about a year ago...
    pkareen13 pkareen13 18-21 1 Response Mar 17

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    One night I was sleeping in the leaving room and a show appeared. It just looked at me with its red eyes. I was frozen in fear. Then it just vanish into thin air. A couple nights...
    awayoflife123 awayoflife123 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 22

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    I use to stutter when I was younger and now being slightly/completely (depending on who you ask) antisocial, I have had a hard time talking completely right. I tend to slur...
    TrojanPrincess TrojanPrincess 13-15, F 1 Response Mar 1

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    I would like to discuss my symptoms and share with others who have this condition,I have suffered from jaw pain for almost 3 years,the locking or inflammation is terrible and is...
    sar2015 sar2015 31-35, F Mar 2

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    They are so ridiculous and I wake up pretty sure it was just a dream most of the time. Of all things why aliens? This time they took a form to look almost exactly like humans. They...
    vault101 vault101 26-30, F 2 Responses 11 hrs ago

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    There's nothing worse than waking up in the middle of the night shaking and sweating because of something your brain literally made up. I think whatever part of me that creates...
    pickapebble pickapebble 13-15, F Mar 8

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    They're more just really sad dreams, but they suck and leave me in a sad mood when I wake up.
    PriscilaG PriscilaG 13-15, F Mar 21

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    I saw people were burning themselves around me and i was crying. I am upset coz of these things.
    divinitydragon divinitydragon 22-25, M 1 Response 4 days ago

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    I posted my story almost a year ago after 5 years of suffering. I am now in my 6th year and nothing has improved. I'm sicker than ever and my soul is more destroyed than ever...
    scharx scharx 18-21 Mar 18

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    I visit my psychiatrist, every now and then. I think it’s classy… sitting in a chair and talking about myself psychologically. He writes on his clipboard, taking notes that...
    Jakalope Jakalope 18-21, M Mar 19

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    I've been hospitalize 3 times. One in December 2013, one in March 2014 and another in November 2014. Been in two different hospitals. Been twice in one of them. The first time...
    AndreaCulea AndreaCulea 22-25, F 2 days ago

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    I just recently researched this disorder after taking a personality quiz online. My results told me I suffer from APD. I haven't felt like this my whole life up until now. I'm...
    heaven89 heaven89 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 15

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    I don't know if anyone's going to read this. Or if anyone is going to care. I guess this is more for me to get off my chest. In all honesty, I've been too scared to post anything...
    sammyc1949 sammyc1949 16-17, F 2 Responses Mar 14

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    I have nightmares most nights which I think is trying to tell me something but they feel so real
    Brookedrumm Brookedrumm 16-17, F 2 Responses Mar 21

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    When I was 13 years old, I was up at the farm with my grandma. She was my idol growing up and still is to this day. I looked up to her and have always considered her my favorite...
    boklenHolley7 boklenHolley7 16-17, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    I've done it several times but this one I remember like yesterday. I was at the beach surfing as I use to and I noticed a little girl far away getting in trouble in water. She...
    unknownpoetx unknownpoetx 26-30, M 4 Responses 2 days ago

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    I have schizoaffective disorder and I have the opportunity to live in a lodge like group home for adults who have similar mental illnesses. The only problem is that my I live with...
    ParanoidGirl ParanoidGirl 26-30 Mar 3

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    I don't have the disorder...but I experience separation anxiety a lot . whenever I say good bye even if its just like going home I feel it (an example) every single time
    ilovemyself777 ilovemyself777 18-21, F Mar 8

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    I remember seeing my daughters living conditions before I adopted her. I still have nightmares and I'm sure she does too. I also have memories of my mother kicking me out of her...
    Retro5NAF Retro5NAF 26-30, F 1 Response Mar 18

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    I still have flashbacks every once in awhile, and have nightmares. I'm just so sick of people treating me like I'm fragile, because I'm not. I got out of the abusive relationship...
    untamedx3heart untamedx3heart 22-25, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    I have Bipolar disorder, depression, anger issues, anxiety of all types, PTSD, and ADHD. Hospitalized February 11 for a suicide attempt. It's been hard dealing with all this, the...
    ReannaLee ReannaLee 16-17, F 1 Response Mar 12