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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    years ago i used to have nightmares almost every night.. scared to sleep.. mostly in nightmares the scene is trying to kill you or ur love ones .. months or years with this dream...
    mxmsterian mxmsterian 26-30, F 3 days ago

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    I'm not sure where to start, but I guess I'll start off by saying I'm positive I have Depersonalization Disorder, but I am not officially diagnosed. I would like to share my...
    faithinmyself faithinmyself 16-17, F 1 Response Aug 9

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    I have nightmares about being where I fell asleep, whether it be my bed with my fiancé or on the couch and someone comes into my house and strangles me- and no matter how much I...
    cassb848 cassb848 22-25, F Aug 12

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    To preface, I'd like to say HELLOOO i'm new to EP and just signed up today. I'm an 18-year-old girl going on 19 next Sunday and i'd really appreciate some advice on DPD. I...
    kellythewolf kellythewolf 18-21, F Aug 14

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    I'm 16 and I've been suffering from a severe depersonalization disorder for just over a year now. At first I pushed it away as being tired, but when it never got better, we went to...
    xxChloeMxx xxChloeMxx 16-17, F 2 Responses Aug 12

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    Tonight, I have decided to reach out and find others like me. Others with Conversion Disorder. To this day, I still battle with the tics and tremors that made it so I quit high...
    bluestocking18 bluestocking18 18-21, F Aug 19

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    The past few nights I have been having such horrible nightmares almost every night. This morning I woke up at 3am and said to heck with it I am just going to stay awake. I grabbed...
    Chicgeekgal Chicgeekgal 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 20

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    Some nights I have such terrible nightmares that I am terrified to go to sleep. So I just stay up until I can't anymore and I just pass out. I've had recurring nightmares and I...
    strawberry99 strawberry99 22-25, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    I was diagnosed with conversion disorder last November, and ever since then I still have no idea what to do about it. It's slowly been progressing since the sixth grade, and this...
    IvyBabbitt IvyBabbitt 13-15, F 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    Some of my dreams are like weird adventures. Others are hideously twisted nightmares, or like twilight zone episodes. i feel relieved to wake from those.
    karenmbrown karenmbrown 51-55 2 Responses Aug 15

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    I keep having horrible nightmares they scare the **** out of me
    nadirah96 nadirah96 16-17, F 1 Response Aug 20

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    They're all about my friend. We haven't spoken in months. She was my best friend who knew everything about me. However she broke me. I frequently have a nightmare where I finally...
    LeonardFinch LeonardFinch 16-17, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I was just released from the hospital, and after 2 years of "fainting", numerous injuries, and uncountable hospital stays, I have been diagnosed with Conversion Disorder. I am...
    Caalegria3 Caalegria3 22-25, F Aug 14

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    I don't have it, but it interests me. I am here to talk to anybody who wants to talk about what it's like, or even just to chat. I've never experienced it, but I know of and a bit...
    Profclouseau Profclouseau 13-15, F 2 Responses Aug 1

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    Hello everyone with DPD. I used to have DPD constantly. I have been living free of it for 7 years now ( excluding a specific sexual act ) with the help of a medication called...
    cj911 cj911 26-30 Aug 1

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    yesterday was my first day at my summerjob. The night before, i couldnt sleep because i was stressing out and i was so nervous and anxious about it. I went to bed at 11 pm, but i...
    Elienseys Elienseys 16-17, F 1 Response Aug 2

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    Please help me... I'm a 15 year old girl and want my life back I'm sick of this ******* "rumination " I was dignosed with rumination in January scince then I have missed a total of...
    Sarahoneil Sarahoneil 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 6

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    Sometimes, I just can't sleep. I can go the whole day without sleeping. I also don't get enough sleep. It don't like this because I feel tired and nervous the whole day. Things are...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Aug 8

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    So this is going to be a TMI post. So if you care read on but be warned I'm about to share an issue I've had for about a year and four months now. I used to work at a Transport...
    Mcgregor117 Mcgregor117 18-21, M 2 Responses Aug 10

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    Does anyone have control issues? I walk around my house or life in general and just don't feel in control... Like I feel like I'm a robot or something? Not the out of body...
    Rusty2324 Rusty2324 18-21, M 1 day ago

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    Had a bad dream about a mass murderer who I was around often ish when I was younger. It was in the past before he had committed the act and I said what if I could stop this from...
    kbeary kbeary 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 3

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    It is so freaking I can't sleep :(((
    cami13 cami13 22-25, F Aug 11

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    Woke up from one...,it was about a little boy, plus my family. The little boy was killing my family plus me. For some reason we were scared of him...,anyway the little boy would...
    Meyrinfields Meyrinfields 16-17, F 1 Response Aug 16

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    horrific shadow trying to harm me, weird sounds around.. so suffocating, he/she want me dead... prayers is saving me.
    mxmsterian mxmsterian 26-30, F 5 days ago

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    I had a dream that I was being raped, My car had broken down and it was around 12AM I got out and started walking because I thought maybe it needed gas, so I started walking to...
    Angelwuvsyu Angelwuvsyu 18-21, F 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    I always had a speech problem, always hated and still hate to say the "R" and the "th" sound, I hate my speech problem
    doubletimeit doubletimeit 18-21, M Jul 29

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    I am so frustrated. I can't shake this anxiety. I finally had it under control and felt happy for the first time in years, until i started this job. I wake up every morning...
    peggyjolleen peggyjolleen 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 10

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    I starved myself for a week now, it's an emotional feeling that comes and goes. Today I accidentally ate and I wasn't hungry now I feel guilty and regret doing that.
    HaileyVogue HaileyVogue 13-15, F 5 days ago

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    Nightmares use to scare me when I was a child. It gave me shivers every time id think of the nightmares I had before. Now I grew into loving to have nightmares, I get excited every...
    Angrysalads Angrysalads 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 9

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    I am writing a journal of my research of fear & what I'm still experiencing of my Depersonalization Disorder Fear Very few people don't understand...
    Joman9 Joman9 16-17, M 4 Responses Aug 18

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    I was raped. I have nightmares bc of it, flashbacks too.
    angkath80 angkath80 31-35, F 2 Responses Aug 15

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    304 million people live in the U.S. One in 25 people will have the disorders associated with 'no conscience' which include antisocial personality disorder, sociopath, and...
    TygerLylly TygerLylly 36-40, F Aug 6

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    304 million people live in the U.S. One in 25 people will have the disorders associated with 'no conscience' which include antisocial personality disorder, sociopath, and...
    TygerLylly TygerLylly 36-40, F 1 Response Aug 6

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    Just sent my very recent ex an email explaining that I think I have dissociative disorder which explains a lot of our problems, to see if he is willing to work through this with me...
    cssoulsearching cssoulsearching 26-30, F 1 Response Aug 13

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    I have nightmares all the time. Any idea how to make them stop?
    itsawish itsawish 22-25, F 7 Responses Aug 5

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    Crazy crazy ex. Abusive physically mentally emotionally. Still have nightmares about him and that was more than five years ago.
    reneelove1 reneelove1 22-25, F Aug 12

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    It has been about four months since my boyfriend of one year committed suicide in front of me. It started in the morning he had already started drinking. I went to work at 12 and...
    kathytrip kathytrip 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 19

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