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I Have Nightmares

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    Gunman

    I had a nightmare last night that my husband and my two kids and I were at a school just standing outside, when a man pulls up in a car. He jumps out and starts yelling and screaming at everyone. He then takes out a gun and starts shooting at everyone. Everyone starts running...
    HurricaneLeia HurricaneLeia 26-30, F 2 Responses Jan 13, 2009

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    Most Leave Me Shaking And Close To Tears...

    Most of my dreams involve me and a couple close friends in a post apocalyptic situation where there's nothing but desert and a building or two. More recently, they've been taking place at my school. It's been overrun by demons, there's been a shooting, and sometimes even rape...
    AngelxOfxInsanity AngelxOfxInsanity 16-17, F 2 Responses Sep 23, 2012

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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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    I keep having these weird nightmares,

    I'll try my best to explain it. So I wake up as a completely different person, in a totally different family, I don't even know my name, Im completely confused, I wake up, eat breakfast and go to school, which I have no idea who anyone is, but people who are supposedly "my...
    Bflyboo14 Bflyboo14 13-15, F 2 Responses Jan 8

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    So it's 5:33 am and I woke up screaming

    and crying. I had a dreadful nightmare that I'm so afraid to go back to sleep in fear ill have another nightmare. Ill tell you my night mare..... It took place at an Indian restaurant with my mom sis and I. people where mourning the victims in India who were murdered but they...
    BooBear99 BooBear99 16-17, F 3 Responses Jun 6, 2014

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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 nightmares last night I saw your face every time and you would tell me everything's going to be okay. I wish you were in my arms right now
    JEJ2259 JEJ2259 22-25, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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    Last few nights I've had nightmares.

    First time I've had them since I was very young. I find them scary but fascinating. They felt so real and I felt so much emotion in them!
    WhiskeyRoger369 WhiskeyRoger369 16-17, M Jan 6

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    Nightmare....

    The worst dream I had ever had... was it started with the... outside of my grandmother's house.. Right, when I was about to go inside... that's where I heard a scream... "Hey! Stop that thing!" My head moved toward the direction of the sound... but the next thing I knew, I saw a...
    ChessHottie ChessHottie 18-21, F 15 Responses May 15, 2013

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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.
    Psycholife666 Psycholife666 13-15, F 5 days ago

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    It's so hard to fall asleep tonight,

    my nightmares are coming back. I close my eyes and then I feel adrenaline run through me and I start to hyperventilate. I calm myself as best I can before I'm in a full blow anxiety attack. It's hard to close your eyes when you don't know the kinds of terrors your mind is...
    vault101 vault101 26-30, F 1 Response Jan 19

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    Lasbutterfly Lasbutterfly 16-17, F Dec 4, 2014

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    Lava

    My nightmare was about a volcano erupting. Lava was flowing across the world and destroying everything in its path!
    RandomWriterXD RandomWriterXD 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 4, 2013

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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 think my dreams are always trying to change an end to a past life event I always think if I can change the end maybe they will...
    Ana8939 Ana8939 22-25, F 1 Response Feb 15

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    Dear dreams that haunt my sleep,

    it is not okay to wake me up at 1 and not let me sleep again until 4. I am very tired, please go away.
    Ashleyy2 Ashleyy2 18-21, F 2 Responses Dec 28, 2014

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    Never again will I close my eyes Only to

    witness the painful lies Never again will I go through the pain But all my efforts have been lost in vain You told me you cared You told me you loved me But in the end you were the one who left me You used to say close your eyes and dream of us But never again will I dream...
    Sk13k Sk13k 13-15, F 1 Response Dec 1, 2014

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    I don't want to go to sleep.

    Every time I've gone to sleep for the last week I've had nightmares that wake me up. Even when I'm napping. Now even going to bed makes me anxious. This is getting absurd.
    infintessimal infintessimal 22-25, F 4 Responses Jul 18, 2014

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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 sitting on my bed, but things felt slightly off. Still, the atmosphere felt rather relaxed, so I let my guard down and got up. I paced around my room...
    HellGeist HellGeist 22-25, M 3 Responses Feb 11

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    I'm not able to sleep at night.

    . and when I do.. I have nightmares.. about death.. desolation and torture.. last night I dreamt about the death of my little nephew.. it literally shook me from inside.. pillow completely wet with sweat and tears.. This is not the first time.. I do dream of death and suffer of...
    avatar1990 avatar1990 22-25, M 8 Responses Jun 18, 2014

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    There getting worse, I don't know why,

    he's suddenly taken over me and my mind all over again, I haven't seen or heard from him in 6 years and now out of the blue....nightmares, triggers, flashback, fear...I can't help but feel that something bad is going to happen soon.
    lostgirl2001 lostgirl2001 13-15, F 1 Response Jan 25

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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 it starts with me jumping out of the window from my room in the 2nd floor and id start running.. Even though my fitness is very well as im almost...
    TheLeftBehind TheLeftBehind 16-17, M Feb 1

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    I felt as if I was in a train.

    Running. Trying to find a door. A window. Through which I can breathe. I was not able to find one. I woke up. Knew I was dreaming. Got out of my bed. Ran towards light, gate. Failed to find it. I screamed, trying to wake my family, to help me. No one woke. I found the door...
    LoganManish LoganManish 26-30, M 1 Response Jan 18

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    Every weekend I take a long nap

    for all the hours of sleep I have lost during the week. Its usually 2 hours or so. For a couple of years now I've been getting nightmares in BROAD DAYLIGHT those 2 hours are hell in my sleep. Lately it's a broken car. A flat tire or a car that won't stop moving. I have a mini...
    dailydreamer70 dailydreamer70 22-25, M Jan 26

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    My ex girlfriend came back.

    It was terrible
    NewBeginnings5 NewBeginnings5 22-25 Feb 11

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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 to think happy thoughts!
    KortneeAnne KortneeAnne 26-30, F 7 Responses a week ago

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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 nightmares to make up for not having flashbacks. I hate my head.
    jackjack600 jackjack600 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 27

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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 with my head in my hands. Several people came up to me and yelled at me telling me to get over. it, several blamed me for...
    Mewl Mewl 18-21, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    Woke Up Screaming

    This morning I woke myself and my partner up screaming. I was dreaming that I was living back in my childhood home and that we had a maid (btw I've never had a maid) and I don't really know what happened but all of a sudden she was trying to kill me and get at me. I managed to...
    superhans91 superhans91 22-25, F 2 Responses Apr 25, 2012

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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 have preferred - but ordinary everyday problems, such as quarrels, irritation, and worst of all, death. These nightmares do not scare me...
    TerryArmstrong TerryArmstrong 22-25, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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    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 started with me on a boat, it was the middle of an ocean and I found myself falling asleep. I slouched forward and my eyes...
    quietgirl117 quietgirl117 13-15, F 1 Response Feb 5

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    So often because of my medication,

    it's usually people getting killed and then I wake up and I'm crying and whimpering and It sucks and I hate when there is no way to check on the people in your dreams so you just have to lay there trying to calm down and convince yourself they are alright because it was just a...
    lilqueenbee lilqueenbee 18-21, F 6 Responses Mar 16, 2014

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    My Nightmare

    When I was young and little and it doesnt happen now but you will never know what hits him but if this will re occur I will get help involved so dont worry...I was brutally abused by my father,and made me suffer for a long long time and it made me terrified of middle aged...
    ImMichaelJacksonBad ImMichaelJacksonBad 18-21, F 5 Responses Jan 10, 2010

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    In the middle of the night I awoke

    hyperventilating. This hasn't happened in 6 months. I was more surprised than frightened. In my dream I was allowing a man I am attracted to in real life to touch me in a non-sexual way. We were in a treehouse in front of a silent TV watching images born of my own creation. He...
    anhonestmouse anhonestmouse 31-35, F 1 Response Jan 13

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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 back to sleep so I could see how the rest of the story panned out. Does anyone else enjoy having nightmares or is it just me being...
    TheBigKahuna1983 TheBigKahuna1983 31-35, M 3 Responses Sep 29, 2014

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    It seems like I have them a lot lately.

    The man who sexually abused me has been dead for years but he still makes his way into the back of my mind when I sleep. At least once a week I have to throw up these bad dreams. I almost fear sleeping and it makes me tired all the time. It's been worse since my ex left. I...
    yossarian1944 yossarian1944 26-30, M 2 Responses Apr 26, 2014

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    The Demons

    I hate the tormented demons of my darkest dreams. They pierce me with their razored fingernails and taunt me with their demonic laughter. I wish that I could leave them in the darkness but some days they follow me into the light.
    fungirlmmm fungirlmmm 41-45, F 2 Responses May 7, 2011

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    Dreams

    Leave me alone After all these years you still have a hold on me You come into my dreams every night Even the sweetest ones You come and you tarnish them I wake up Crying Sweating Whimpering Heart pounding I try to forget you But you won't let me I try to forgive you But my heart...
    BabyKitty7885 BabyKitty7885 26-30, F 3 Responses Dec 13, 2012

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    I just had one that could be realistic.

    . It was regarding my 11 year old sister who was trick or treating in the neighborhood but I couldn't find her. I came up to a parked truck in the middle of the road and my sister was in there in the passenger seat, kind of lifelessly like she was passed out It was kind of clear...
    akaShaun akaShaun 16-17, M 1 Response Nov 1, 2014

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    I can't take these nightmares anymore.

    They are becoming more and more real. How do I make them stop! I don't even want to sleep anymore. But then again...when I'm awake my mind never stops racing. And that is just as bad as the nightmares. There is no winning. I hate being awake and I hate being asleep.
    jackjack600 jackjack600 18-21, F Jan 15

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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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    I had a terrible last night

    that I ended up screaming and god I didn't sleep at all. Part of it i lost my boyfriend to murder, than I just kept dying. Three deaths that happen that night was suicide, died from starvation, died in my sleep. I can't sleep anymore, I don't feel safe at all at night.
    BooBear99 BooBear99 16-17, F 4 Responses Jan 8

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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 3 hrs ago

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    I have constant nightmares.

    Everytime I go to sleep I dream about my anxiety. I'd still rather sleep than be awake.
    mysteryhatcat mysteryhatcat 18-21, F Jan 22

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    ;_;

    So I'm up with a beer writing this at 2 am probably won't be able to go back to sleep. I don't think I can paint the stark picture perfectly but I'll try anyway. I've been having these strange recurring nightmares for the past 6 years. They have to do with my family and sometimes...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Apr 6, 2013

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    Not really because I'm careful like

    if it's dark I stay out of the shower and watch nothing scary but when I do have nightmares that remind me of the ghosts in my grandmas house and always a black blob that my mom and aunt have all seen in dreams and are different with it but it's horrible that I know ghost are...
    JuwonJ216 JuwonJ216 18-21, M Jul 17, 2014

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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, like it's straight of a David Cronenberg movie. My character couldn't even move or do anything about it. I don't know how people are...
    Monstermaster13 Monstermaster13 22-25, M Feb 12

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    These nightmares. they are haunting me.

    dark, evil ..sweet nightmares. i wake up and my whole body hurts. i can't move. i feel exhausted like i never slept at all. sometimes i open my eyes in my sleep, and i don't know if i am dreaming or if its real trapped in my own body. watching, feeling strange feelings , but...
    LeeLeeKhaleesi LeeLeeKhaleesi 13-15, F 5 Responses Feb 20, 2014

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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 decided to take a nap in the middle of the day and woke up from a nightmare that narely left me gasping. I had a small dream about our new...
    FashionQueen86 FashionQueen86 26-30, F 6 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 harassing me.
    PinkMellow PinkMellow 18-21, F 3 days ago

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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 about how it wasn't me, and how I wasn't ready to die, but I woke up because I was afraid of dying. I think I have a vague...
    RhinosaurusRex RhinosaurusRex 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 31

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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 locks the car he gets undressed and rapes me, idk why and I can feel everything like it's real, He's like "it's fine sweety, it will feel good later...
    Bflyboo14 Bflyboo14 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 31, 2014

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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 finally woke up NOT yelling. But my throat was sore....
    VeniceTheMenice VeniceTheMenice 31-35, F 1 Response Feb 15

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