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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 had A nightmare last night & when I woke up in A cold puddle of my own sweat in the middle of the night I remembered it very vividly, I actually enjoyed it though & wanted to go...
    Thisgeezer Thisgeezer 31-35, M 4 Responses Sep 29

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    I consider myself somebody who has a purified mind. I do have weird dreams but I would not call them nightmares. Even as a child, I had no nightmares unlike my younger brother. I...
    T3chmupp3t T3chmupp3t 18-21, M 1 Response Oct 6

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    I decided to say my story about my Depersonalization Disorder. I began to be really depressed when i moved away from my family and really good friends. I got into this horrible...
    A0927T A0927T 16-17, F 1 Response Sep 22

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    I keep having nightmares that wake me up and all I want to do is scream but I don't want to wake up my family. It's usually the same dream where I watch my family get killed and I...
    NatsuFire NatsuFire 16-17, M Sep 22

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    I can't sleep lately I keep getting nightmares and I can't stay asleep I not lay go to bed around 9 or 10 pm and I wake up at like 4 am and I keep waking up :L I don't feel tired...
    Gabriella20xx Gabriella20xx 13-15, F 1 Response Sep 23

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    This nightmare, I have had since I was 10. It has never left me. My dream, in my dream, I am falling. I can not see anything, I just feel the air blowing fast around me , it is...
    StefanieL StefanieL 26-30, F 1 Response Sep 25

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    Had another nightmare agin. I've been having them non stop for a week and a half now. that can't be normal? Maybe I'm under a lot if stress or something :L
    Gabriella20xx Gabriella20xx 13-15, F 1 Response Sep 27

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    The person from my past showed up in my dreams again. He wasn't even there for a long time, but I saw his face and everything went dark and cloudy. When I woke up (what felt like 5...
    jackjack600 jackjack600 18-21, F 4 days ago

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    For some reason every nightmare I have has to do with zombies, it seems like it's been that way seen I played The Walking Dead.
    Moonstripe1993 Moonstripe1993 18-21, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    Another nightmare..... I'm too scared to fall back asleep... :/
    MrCutBleedSmile MrCutBleedSmile 18-21, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I had another nightmare... It was the same one as last night... :/ it was so vivid... And it was about losing you. :/ there was blood everywhere... People dying all around me.. But...
    MrCutBleedSmile MrCutBleedSmile 18-21, M 1 day ago

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    I was actually diagnosed 3 weeks ago, but the first time I had any problems was about 2 months ago. The first time I was sitting in the passenger seat of my stepmom's car running...
    Kmferg0415 Kmferg0415 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 10

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    I have a doctor's appointment in exactly two weeks. A doctor's appointment. Amazing. I've had panic disorder since preschool. I've avoided sleepovers and movie theaters and...
    landsharkofsuburbia landsharkofsuburbia 18-21 Oct 9

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    I hate waking up in a panic and scared...but have no idea why :/
    jackjack600 jackjack600 18-21, F Oct 4

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    Attention to anyone with DPD/DRD that wants their sex drive back! I started taking an herbal supplement from GNC called steel libido and it totally helps. I was hesitant at first...
    reenab29 reenab29 18-21, F Sep 21

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    Or just one. Poorly diagnosed. My grandmother was misdiagnosed. So fear fills me. And heart attacks made research painful. Cigs may have caused them. Or seroquel...
    Livyn4pals Livyn4pals 46-50, M 1 Response Sep 24

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    how do you guys cope the pain and the depression i cry inside for my mom i think cause i needed her and she wasnt available mayve my mask is coming out i feel so alone im just...
    hannahabbie hannahabbie 46-50, F Sep 28

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    I was diagnosed 3 weeks ago. I don't know what to do. I feel like I'm alone and no one understands. My dad thinks I'm faking it and my friends are afraid of me when I have an...
    Kmferg0415 Kmferg0415 18-21, F Oct 10

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    I was told by my neurologist that I have CD about a year and a half ago because they couldn't find anything on my MRI. I think this is bullshit because this has been going on for...
    classAteam classAteam 16-17, F 1 Response Sep 28

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    I'm 17, and I've been suffering with this for a little over a year. It has been the worst thing to ever happen to me. This is the scariest mental illness I have ever experienced...
    AFSVC AFSVC 16-17, F 3 Responses Oct 5

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    I hate waking up in the middle of the night from a bad dream... The dreams are always about the same thing. I hate running the scenario through my head, as well as the real...
    gybe gybe 18-21, M 1 Response 4 days ago

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    A few years ago , my uncle , who at the time of this event I thought was a complete stranger because I couldn't see his face . My bipolar uncle out of no where started beating up...
    alicep67904 alicep67904 13-15, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    I wake up in a panic crying and shaking! :/ I keep losing you... I can't lose you... Please don't ever go. I can't live without you... I Love you so much! <3
    MrCutBleedSmile MrCutBleedSmile 18-21, M 2 days ago

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    I dreamt I was dancing with my best friend who died in February. I didnt realise he was dead When i remembered he died in my arms during my dream and I woke up.
    aussiegirl2014 aussiegirl2014 26-30, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    It's killing me. What's funny is, my parents are dentists. My dad has fixed it several times but keeps on coming back. I hate how my jaws get stuck sometimes and the clicking...
    lonelydinosaur lonelydinosaur 26-30, F Sep 30

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    I'm really ******* paranoid right now, I'm in a ghetto *** parking lot at my local mall.
    Ifeeluberish Ifeeluberish 18-21, M Oct 4

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    I really need to talk to someone right now before I loose it
    Frankineedles Frankineedles 13-15, F 4 Responses Oct 6

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    Am I the only one on EP who seems to suffer from this? It has made me attempt suicide 6 times already.
    Experiencevisionary Experiencevisionary 13-15, M 5 Responses Oct 9

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    I am sure that this is an unhealthy obsession. I'm obsessed with my illness. I talk about it all the time, I'm constantly reading and researching about it. I'm very active in...
    britsmarie britsmarie 22-25, F 1 Response Oct 12

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    The fact I panic so much takes over my life and it's really frustrating because it really is all paranoia and I can't seem to battle it. Holding me back so much 😡
    Lydwill96x Lydwill96x 18-21, F 2 Responses Oct 12

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    I rarely have nightmares, but when I do they hit me hard. The last time I had a nightmare was last month, so horrible it's deep inside my brain. I dreamt I was in a graveyard and...
    TetraZL TetraZL 13-15, F 1 Response Sep 27

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    and it's taken over my entire life. When I read about others having the disorder, I shift from feeling comforted (when I am relating to their symptoms) to utter hopelessness...
    jasiilovely jasiilovely 22-25, F 4 Responses Sep 30

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    I am recently out of the "denial" that I have a disorder. I am consciously aware that the thought processes within my neurological wiring are malfunctioning. I have the behaviors...
    utteringartist87 utteringartist87 26-30 2 Responses Sep 29

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    I have a question for others who have this disorder, do you find it hard to listen to music sometimes? I've noticed I have to be in the "right mood" for almost everything...
    Rosaalie Rosaalie 18-21, F 5 Responses Oct 9

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    I honestly don't know to feel right now. I've battled with depression nearly all my life. Even as a young child I excluded myself from others and kept very quiet. I was always so...
    alicefloe alicefloe 16-17, F 3 Responses Oct 2

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    Is it just me or is any one eles have nightmares about the robot bear from five at freddy's
    CuddlesNSnuggles CuddlesNSnuggles 13-15, M 1 Response Oct 2

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