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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 Aug 25

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    I have nightmares all the time Sometimes I'll sit up or partially wake up in the middle which makes it seem more real And a couple times I've been able to feel myself trying to...
    JalenFrankie616 JalenFrankie616 13-15, F Aug 30

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    When can I stop to have nightmares ? I hate that feeling !!! Again and again come to me :(
    nicky85 nicky85 26-30, F 1 Response Sep 4

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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 Aug 24

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    I suffer from anxiety disorder from my teens and the doctors told me that i had anxiety depression years and years i was taking drugs for depression in the end my brain analyse...
    blackweirdcat blackweirdcat 46-50, F 6 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 Aug 27

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    I think it's time for me to come out and admit this. I was diagnosed at 17 with Schizoaffective Disorder. I don't like to talk about it much because it's very personal and it tends...
    Shinook26 Shinook26 26-30, M 2 Responses Sep 6

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    I keep having horrible nightmares they scare the **** out of me
    nadirah96 nadirah96 18-21, 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 Aug 25

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    I have this nightmare whenever I meet someone new (usually a guy) and they make me smile. I'm almost positive it's from my grandma. The dream itself involves whoever made me smile...
    Ellyhi Ellyhi 13-15, F Aug 31

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    Nightmare :( again. :( can't sleep
    NoraWilliams NoraWilliams 13-15, F Sep 1

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    I found my old teddy bear he's soft and reminds me of the times when things were better I know I am a little old for stuffed animals but I have been sleeping with him in my arms...
    nadirah96 nadirah96 18-21, F Sep 2

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    Maybe now my nightmares will stop and i could actually wake up without tears running down my face. Well that is if I can get to sleep.
    AngelWithASecret2 AngelWithASecret2 13-15, F a week ago

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    I've been having nightmares the past couple of nights and I think my brain is trying to tell me something. Anybody here good at interpreting?
    ifearsnowmen ifearsnowmen 18-21, M 6 days ago

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    Just had a nightmare again and this time it woke me up almost in tears and I was shaking with fear I hate having these
    JoeA115 JoeA115 16-17, M 6 days ago

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    I PERSONALLY LOVE ABSOLUTELY LOVE HAVING NIGHTMARES. I love the feeling of waking up in the middle of night sweating, with so much adrenaline, and coming to sense that it was all a...
    Viccigee Viccigee 18-21, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I wish I had a sex drive. I have somehow recovered from depersonalization/ derealization disorder and feel really good, except I still don't seem to have a sex drive. I want to...
    reenab29 reenab29 18-21, F Sep 2

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    Almost every time I go to sleep, I have them. I've gotten so used to them, I sleep 3-4 hours a day usually.
    CongratulationS CongratulationS 22-25, M 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I can't remember the last decent dream I had. Unless it's sexual. Last night I dreamed about my older brother. Him and I have a rather interesting childhood history and we pretend...
    artsydarling artsydarling 18-21, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I'm honestly so tired of feeling this way. When I try to explain to people how being depersonalized feels I often use the phrase " Almost like you're high but not" and I usually...
    faithinmyself faithinmyself 16-17, F 6 days ago

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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 Aug 27

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    i was always sad and angry when i was a kid and thought of suicide has been constantly on my mind. the earliest i can remember i can remember was when i was 9 years old. i don't...
    bhabhablacksheep bhabhablacksheep 22-25, F 1 Response Sep 1

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    Um hi. So. I actually haven't been diagnosed with this (because I won't see my therapist and yeah) but I have talked about it before to my doctor and therapist and they told me I...
    disasterland disasterland 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 3

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    I had another one again today over some homework right before class. I just completely broke down. It was terrible. Although I haven't, well, exactly, cried in front of them, I...
    Sourminds Sourminds 18-21, F 6 days ago

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    I might suffer all of this but since you all are strangers I don't see reason why I should go into detail about the depth of it all. I think that what I'm sharing with you about...
    Sourminds Sourminds 18-21, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    Sometimes i feel like everyone is looking at me......
    animelover1990 animelover1990 22-25, F 1 Response 12 hrs ago

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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 2 Responses 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 Aug 23

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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 16-17, F 4 Responses Aug 27

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    EVERY SINGLE NIGHT THIS WEEK IVE HAD THIS DREAM!: I'm walking in a park and this guy tells me to get in the car or he'll shoot me, so I do it, he drives to this old garage and...
    Bflyboo14 Bflyboo14 13-15, F 2 Responses Aug 31

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    Last night i dreamed that i slit this girls throat than stabbed her over 50 times than cut her up and buried her. Than i went to jail for two days than they ruled me out as a...
    OverWorkedWoman OverWorkedWoman 18-21, F 5 days ago

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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 Aug 23

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    It really sucks. I copped out on an AP test because I was having a panic attack. It was embarrassing and disappointing. Why does the world keep encouraging me to do things that...
    Chuckabeth Chuckabeth 18-21 Aug 29

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    Is the worst thing ever and I wouldn't wish it upon anyone
    Rusty2324 Rusty2324 18-21, M Sep 1

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    I seem like a normal teenage boy. On the outside I look pretty normal, pretty thin, but on the inside the truth is; yeah, I ruminate almost everything I eat. My parents recently...
    TechnoGunslinger TechnoGunslinger 13-15, M Sep 6

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