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I Have Nightmare Disorder

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 35 People

    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    I don't think it is normal to just have nightmares. Nightmares of snakes trying to bit you/ already bitten you or a snake looking at you. If not snake nightmares then nightmares of...
    KratosAurion KratosAurion 18-21, M 1 Response May 13

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    I used to have nightmares all the time, every night. But then it stopped. It just went a way. Now it's back and this time it's not alone, they contain the tortures of my past. At...
    ScarM3 ScarM3 16-17, F May 20

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    Hi, I have Schizoaffective Disorder, and I feel like I have split personalities, one is the Schizoaffective part of me, the one who talks about angels and demons, light and...
    Jesusfoundme Jesusfoundme 31-35, F 7 Responses Apr 30

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    I believe i have... I am struggelning with these thoughts... Impulses. I could just end it, jump infront of that train.... Or it would feel so good to cut... To feel something...
    lynnewolf99 lynnewolf99 16-17, F 1 Response May 3

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    I have DDNOS1 (Dissociative Disorder Not Otherwise Specified) aka OSSD (Other Specified Dissociative Disorder) DIAGNOSTIC CRITERIA (Code 300.15) from DSM-IV: This category is...
    TheCynicalOne TheCynicalOne 22-25, F May 13

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    hey im vanessa i have borderline personality disorder and schizoaffective disorder.i cant keep a job.i struggle daily.all i want to do is sleep.i feel like im not real alot and im...
    nessa88 nessa88 26-30, F 3 Responses May 16

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    I had a nightmare that I was pregnant and I had to go though the whole Nine months and then they gave me a c section without any pain killer or putting me under the pain felt so...
    jorgoth jorgoth 16-17, M May 20

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    This is my most recent nightmare. If there's some kind of psychologist that would like to analyze it, feel free. (My mom's dead. Barbara is my step-mom. Kyan is my two-year old...
    koolove101 koolove101 18-21, F 3 Responses a week ago

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    Kept having them last night. I'd wake up, falk back asleep, the nightmare would just pick up where it left off. Irritating to say the least.
    Sicarium Sicarium 36-40, M 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    Afghanistan 1979.... The Taliban had taken control of our city and there were many restrictions... I was only 14 years old and my parents had died from a missile hitting our home...
    LeahLoveeU LeahLoveeU 13-15, F 2 Responses Apr 29

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    I'm not sure why but ever since j can remember I have had to most terrifying night mares. I actually just dozed off and scared having one. I'm not sure why it always happens to me...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response May 8

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    But what if the one who create "moral codes" have disorders and those they call "crazy" were actually "normal"? who knows right?
    wereuniverse wereuniverse 16-17, F 1 Response May 4

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    Does everyone think eating disorders are a bad thing? It helps me lose weight for the first time so I don't see the problem...
    ElisabethH123 ElisabethH123 18-21, F May 8

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    I have been dealing with this disorder since 2002. I recently ended up in the hospital with stroke-like symptoms (twisting of my mouth and right-side weakness). I am at home...
    stresseD57 stresseD57 56-60, F 1 Response May 10

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    Not too long ago, I was diagnosed with chronic Bipolar disorder. It's scary even though I have seen someone about a Psychiatrist, my first time and I have my appointment soon...
    WarriorsHeart WarriorsHeart 22-25, M May 8

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    I live in a world dimly shining of silver. Somehow two dimensional, it's people wear elaborate masks, as if living within an endless a ghostly masquerade. They smile at me, but I...
    TheWildling TheWildling 22-25, F May 21

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    I have alpha 1 anti-trypsin deficiency. It affects my liver and lungs. I can't smoke(cigarettes) or drink or have acetaminophen, but none of these are all that bad. I was told I...
    Majesticscribbler Majesticscribbler 16-17, F May 20

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    I try to move on. Last night I cried myself to sleep had the same dream again and again then I woke up Its like I forgot but then the flashes start kind of reminding me of who I am...
    00Broken00 00Broken00 18-21, F 1 Response May 17

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    Once again i wake up terrified and cant go back to sleep.. I dream alot that im being haunted by a ghost and im trying to run but im paralyzed and cant even scream and im always...
    bunnydisaster77 bunnydisaster77 22-25, F 3 Responses May 18

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    Last night I dreamt about someone slashing my wrist it's blood gushing from the wound the covered almost all of my left arm but it's weird cuz my blood turned black. Then after...
    Nual Nual 22-25, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    Here's another one up for analysis... People in this story are: Crystal: My best friend and roommate Amber: Another friend of mine Leslie: A girl that was my friend until I found...
    koolove101 koolove101 18-21, F 4 days ago

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    I felt down and felt like I want to hurt myself to feel the pain, but still I felt scared and panic like my heart rise up and sometimes I want to start my life again but still I...
    nelizabth292 nelizabth292 13-15, F 2 Responses May 2

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    Panic and depression are no joke and it bothers me when people place judgement upon others, especially when they do not know the situation. Just a thought...
    JSprague91 JSprague91 22-25, F May 3

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    Affects my muscles making me move uncontrollably. Very difficult, painful at times, lots of exhaustion, major struggle living at this point. Can't drive, hardly can walk, take care...
    dja811213 dja811213 31-35, M May 4

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    It's disturb my work at office. Help me! I take the pills but the anxiety won't disappear. . . . I am afraid that my thoughts gonna disturb anyone at my office. My dopamine is...
    Gwin184 Gwin184 22-25 1 Response May 4

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    Nobody loves me. Nobody cares about me. I eat because nobody likes me. I force myself to eat until I vomit. I vomit to lose weight because I'm too fat. Nobody loves me because I'm...
    oOoitslucyoOo oOoitslucyoOo 22-25, F 7 Responses May 9

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    It derailed my life in a big way...I've struggled with it for the past 5 years, attempted suicide twice, and though I'm usually a pretty happy person I sometimes feel less than...
    elizsvot elizsvot 22-25, F 2 Responses May 9

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    Im going insane. I hear satan tell me to kill everyone because no one loves me. He tells me to cut my self up because im worthless. So i cut all over my arm. I feel relieved after...
    tec129 tec129 18-21, M 2 Responses May 12

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    I live a strange life. On the outside I try to smile, to be friendly, and to just love the people around me. On in the side I'm angry, I'm frustrated, I'm aggravated, and I'm...
    zerosolution zerosolution 36-40, M 1 Response May 14

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    Here is what triggers my symptom: Being lonely What's going to happen the next day The unknown I get stressed out for no reason sometimes Death And school stuff like grades...
    kbforlife kbforlife 13-15, F May 17

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    Breaking Through Your Loved One’s Denial Watching someone you love struggle with an illness can be heartbreaking. It’s even harder when they yell at you, tell you to leave...
    kiarrafire kiarrafire 18-21, F May 7

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