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I Have Nightmare Disorder

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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

    I always have nightmares where someone dies, I'm not sure what it is but every dream I have someone dies in it. Last night was one of the most vivid and terrifying I've had. It...
    quietgirl117 quietgirl117 13-15, F 1 Response Feb 5

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    I have Depersonalization Disorder for almost a year now.It never stops, I dont feel anything, my thoughts are racing In my head and I am lost all the time.It started when I was in...
    Dusan1234 Dusan1234 13-15, M 1 Response Feb 8

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    Still Have Nightmares...........................
    goodnites1011 goodnites1011 22-25, M 4 days ago

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    I have schizoaffective disorder and I recently changed meds from olanzapine to Latuda and in the last 2 weeks I've lost 10lbs!!!
    ParanoidGirl ParanoidGirl 26-30 Jan 30

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    Hi,my names alex and i have schizoaffective disorder.i was working for 3 weeks as a phone operater and it didnt work out.i ended up getting to stressed out so i quit.keeping a job...
    weirdalex93 weirdalex93 22-25, F 4 Responses 6 days ago

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    I keep dreaming that I have a test or an assignment I didn't do the following day. I always wake up in a panic. Then I remember I graduated years ago. Grad school messed me up.
    ShyGirlie78 ShyGirlie78 36-40, F 7 hrs ago

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    His words keep floating back into my mind. How ugly I am, fat, disgusting. I don't why I listen to the man who r.aped me, but I do. Why would he go to all that trouble if I wasn't...
    betruetoyourself14 betruetoyourself14 13-15, F 5 hrs ago

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    Lately I have had trouble falling asleep because of nightmares. When I say nightmares you must understand that I am not talking about the bogeyman in the closet - which I would...
    TerryArmstrong TerryArmstrong 22-25, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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    Russell Brand - I see him everywhere in my nightmares and what makes it even worse is that my character is always being turned into him and it's always so disgusting and grotesque...
    Monstermaster13 Monstermaster13 22-25, M Feb 12

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    Actually, I rarely suffer from nightmares. My dreams are just random things that don't ever make sense. But if they are nightmares, they're usually about sharks. But yesterday, I...
    FashionQueen86 FashionQueen86 26-30, F 6 days ago

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    I haven't had a nightmare in a long time. I couldn't sleep at all. In my nightmare I kept dying and I would wake up and try to fall back asleep. Even though I kept getting...
    JEJ2259 JEJ2259 22-25, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I always do, like 8 nights out of 10 its gonna be the same ******* nightmare.. The whole city is abandoned now and im the only one there, people in suits (or police) chasing me and...
    TheLeftBehind TheLeftBehind 16-17, M Feb 1

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    I have this nightmare that would come back every now and then. I can't remember what happens before but all of a sudden it feels like there's a huge pressure pushing down on me...
    xMiinaaa xMiinaaa 13-15, F Feb 18

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    During my senior year of high school was the first time I experienced my depersonalization disorder. I'm now 24 years old and still can say I'm suffering from this never ending...
    katejen2 katejen2 22-25, F 1 Response Feb 10

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    So I'm slowing down on things I know trigger me. Trying to not get the flashbacks like I used to anymore. ...but my stupid head took this as an opportunity to give me more intense...
    jackjack600 jackjack600 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 27

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    Last night, I had a dream where I was falsely accused for stealing, and these people were going to sentence me to death. I remember thinking how I was going to try to talk back...
    RhinosaurusRex RhinosaurusRex 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 31

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    Last night I had one of the worst nightmares I've had in a while, though it seems somewhat silly to me when I think about it now: I found myself alone in my old room. I was...
    HellGeist HellGeist 22-25, M 3 Responses Feb 11

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    I was stuck in this nightmare. I yelled and tried to fight off the person trying to kill me. And I felt my husband trying to wake me up. I yelled for a couple of seconds more and...
    VeniceTheMenice VeniceTheMenice 31-35, F 1 Response Feb 15

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    Last night I had a dream that my house had burned down with my family inside and the majority of the dream was just me sitting n tge middle of the ruined house on my knees sobbing...
    Mewl Mewl 18-21, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I've dealt with Depersonalization on and off since I was 14. I'm 22 now and it's been back since November of 2014, it's February of 2015 now and it gets overwhelming sometimes...
    CEA1992 CEA1992 22-25, F 6 Responses Feb 11

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    I've had panic disorder for 3 weeks now triggered by two traumatic events back to back. I've exhausted all my friends and families sympathy (I don't blame them), and I feel alone...
    ryukyuchamploo ryukyuchamploo 26-30, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I have had a panic disorder for a couple years now, but lately My panic attacks are getting worse. I feel hopeless every single day and I feel like I have no one to support me.
    myillmind myillmind 16-17, F 4 days ago

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    Just woke up to the scariest dream I have had in a long time... I'm so scared and can't fall back to sleep because I know I'll start dreaming the same thing again. :( Ahh I need...
    KortneeAnne KortneeAnne 26-30, F 7 Responses a week ago

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    ok so where do I start...... I feel as tho when I look back on something I have done during the day or anything in the past its like it's not me that was there? like I was in...
    BeeKay20 BeeKay20 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 5

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    Okay, so I don't have a diagnosis, my doctor thinks it's a side effect of depression but I've only been depressed for a year and a half. My depersonalization has been going on...
    SuperLogan SuperLogan 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 7

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    Hello. I have been experiencing symptoms for 6 months now and I was very recently diagnosed with Rumination Syndrome. I am on 20mg of Amnitriptolyn to help cure but there hasn't...
    minmouse614 minmouse614 26-30, F Feb 9

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    I'm hearing a lot of negative things again. Specifically the devil telling me to cut myself. I want to call my therapist but she will just tell me to go into the er and I have a...
    ParanoidGirl ParanoidGirl 26-30 3 Responses Feb 16

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    I have been struggling since I was 12 years old and I am 18. I have went to so many doctors and they all tell my its just anxiety. I know I have anxiety but it's not that. I know...
    Rozie996 Rozie996 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 17

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    I have them as long as I remember myself, there is no logic or rhythm to it. My biological clock is not set to any default.
    axon1001 axon1001 41-45, M 1 day ago

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    You're a monster! Please just stay away from me! I won't let you near me face to face, but it's harder when you come into my dreams and haunt them.... Just **** off :'(
    jackjack600 jackjack600 18-21, F Jan 28

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    Just give me one night. Just one night. Ill be happy
    NewBeginnings5 NewBeginnings5 22-25 5 Responses Jan 30

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    My ex girlfriend came back. It was terrible
    NewBeginnings5 NewBeginnings5 22-25 Feb 11

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    Asleep a whole two hours and already had one. This is the thing about mine I always wake up before they end which most people would be like isn't that a good thing but for me I...
    Ana8939 Ana8939 22-25, F 1 Response Feb 15

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    I take pills for it but sometimes they don't work which sucks. Usually it revolves around me either dying or killing people.
    catlife666 catlife666 13-15, F 5 days ago

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    There was a demon in our house, and I had to try to keep everyone calm and tell them what to do. It was really stressful because I was fighting my own fear and the demon was...
    PinkMellow PinkMellow 18-21, F 3 days ago

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    my boyfriend has this and its killing me the things I've gone through with him. I'm brokenhearted and I feel guilty everyday because I want to leave him but we had a connection...
    themuffingirly themuffingirly 22-25, F 3 Responses