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I Have Recurring Dreams and Nightmares

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    Today is my birthday,

    yay! But I keep having chucky dreams sometimes it only happened three times, it happened last year, this year, and 2012
    oxCamiLovesNutellaxo oxCamiLovesNutellaxo 18-21, F Aug 16

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    A few days ago, I had a dream

    that I've had before. I'm in high school and I take the school bus. So, the last bell rings at 2:40pm and I go to the bus. My bus, as most school buses, is packed always, but in the sera I was the only one on the bus and who was driving it? My mom and she doesn't drive buses or...
    Khadijah96 Khadijah96 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 28

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    And all so emotionally vivid.

    Some reoccur frequently over short periods of times, as if I bookmark each one so that I may pick up right where I left off. These are especially common during acute drug withdrawals. The darker, more violent dreams tend occur with much less frequency, fortunately, parsed out...
    boneknuckleskin boneknuckleskin 26-30, M May 10

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    I've had a recurring nightmare

    for years and years and it haunts me even when I'm not asleep. It's more like a memory, it's that clear. The voices, the smells, the feelings... They're all so real and I get it at least thrice a year. Basically, I'm running and running and running through woodland wearing...
    sfairy27 sfairy27 13-15, F 1 Response Sep 28

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      my step-brother committed suicide a

    few years ago, and last night and several other nights i have dreamed (nightmares truly) because he was so abusive to me and my siblings, i dream of him living. and wake up and am so shaken up i cannot go back to sleep :( i watched him slowly die with part of his brain the size...
    jdn86 jdn86 26-30, M Mar 26

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    His Aftermath

    He wakes up in his world. I wake up in my world. He eats breakfast at his place. I eat breakfast at my place. He goes to work every day. I go to work every day. He runs his department effectively. I run my departments effectively. He goes to happy hour and enjoys the company...
    SecretBrokenDoll SecretBrokenDoll 36-40, F 5 Responses Oct 13, 2011

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    Looking In My Windows

    In almost all of my nightmares that I remember, someone is looking in at me through my windows. No matter what room I go to, no matter if I turn off every light in the house, they still see me. I can't get them to go away. I've seen the culprit thrice, in the form of my young...
    iPreferMagneto iPreferMagneto 16-17, F 3 Responses Oct 8, 2013

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    If it's not waking up from seeing ghosts

    flashing up to my face, or falling down from a collapsing stairs. I am having this constant dream/nightmare of escaping from an apocalypse...or at least my version of an apocalypse. Sometimes these nightmares wakes me up in the middle of the night or right before my alarm sets...
    hopelessaddict hopelessaddict 26-30, F a week ago

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    Where Are You My Sweet?

    Once there was a girl who came to me in my dreams from time to time. She would usually simply be sitting on the beach at twilight. After I joined her, we would just sit there staring at one another, sometimes smiling, sometimes giggling, and sometimes holding hands. This girl was...
    CopperCoil CopperCoil 36-40, M 5 Responses Apr 17, 2008

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    Never-ending Nightmare

    I'm not really sure that my nightmare is recurring at the moment, it's more evolving and developing each time I go to sleep. It started off small scale when I had to break into my house and the interior had been changed and it was a human hunting ground with a slaughter table and...
    FallenAngelWOOT FallenAngelWOOT 31-35, F 7 Responses Dec 4, 2011

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    I been having this dream

    for quite a while now, where I'm driving on the highway and then the brakes fail. Next thing I know I crash in the car in front of me. But right before I hit the car, everything fades to black, and next thing I know I'm back in my car driving when the brakes fail again. It...
    Santi0924 Santi0924 18-21, M 1 Response Sep 12

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    I have this dream where I'm hugging my

    ex-boyfriend(who was emotionally abusive,) and I'm sobbing... And I'm hitting him telling him how much I hate him.. but I keep hugging him and clinging to him... and he's just holding me.. And I really dont know how to feel about it...
    Ceciliaasaurus Ceciliaasaurus 13-15 2 Responses May 23

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    Warehouse.

    He approached her body with care. He was terrified, just like the last time, and the time before that. Gently he placed his hand on her back and felt a shallow breath. He body lay beaten, but she was alive. It ran through his head a millions times, she’s alive. He knelt on the...
    annalea annalea 22-25, F 3 Responses Dec 21, 2010

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    Well lately I've been having dreams of this guy.

    I don't know him at all. He'd come to me at random times of the day and tell me what to do and how long I have to do it. If I didn't do it, he'd either cut my head off or stab me. Keep in mind he always wears some sort of mask to hide his identity. Today, it was in broad...
    haiimkayla haiimkayla 22-25, F 3 Responses Jan 3

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    Reoccuring Nightmares Of Russell - Someone

    should tell Russell Brand to STAY THE HECK OUT OF MY NIGHTMARES! I'm serious, he's always in them, and what makes matters worse is that i'm always being turned into him in some form. As if dealing with him wasn't bad enough, I have to turn into him too even if I don't...
    Monstermaster13 Monstermaster13 22-25, M Jul 11

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    I Dream Every night..

    . It's Amazing how some ppl don't Ever remember there dreams.
    BeautifulPurpose BeautifulPurpose 22-25, F 1 Response Sep 14

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    Lots.

    this is going to have to be one of those stories that i come back and add to, because i have lots of recurring dreams. one type that comes up a lot is that i'm in a house with lots and lots of rooms, and i'm searching for something. i go through room after room after room...
    journeyfulloflaughter journeyfulloflaughter 26-30, F 5 Responses Feb 10, 2008

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    My nightmare was it was Gore In it I had a

    sister who was with down syndrome . we are in the house , the bunkbed room off from that was a room that was supposed to be of a brothers it wasn't there it's like he didn't insist we went in the room and found suitcases and inside was littered of women's clothing and...
    Organia Organia 46-50, F Jul 30

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    ameliaandmore ameliaandmore 16-17, F Jan 14

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    Disturbing Nightmares..

    I've had the scariest nightmares you could imagine for the past 5 years. I'd usually wake up from a really scary dream, crying or feeling really scared.  I don't know if these experiences have anything to do with my Gastric Reflux as I've observed everytime I wake up from a...
    kittley21 kittley21 22-25, F 3 Responses Jun 4, 2008

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    Falling. Over and over again I have this dream

    about exploring some city, crawling up the outside pipes or something of buildings, and always end up hanging from them with no strength about to fall so far far down to the ground. And sometimes I do.
    strshn3375 strshn3375 31-35, F Dec 11

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    End Of The World

    So as a junior in highschool I would have nothing but nightmares. One stays in my head as if it really happened. It was the end of the world. Everything in sight was on fire as if maybe a bomb had gone off and exploded everything. The sky was red and huge winged beast were flying...
    Daphney1001 Daphney1001 18-21, M 2 Responses Feb 5, 2012

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    The recurring nightmare I have is terrible.

    I always wake up in a pool of nastiness around me and it takes me a moment to tell myself I am fine. They happen about once a week. I hate them!
    Chicgeekgal Chicgeekgal 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 18

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    Why on earth do nightmares have to be

    so powerful and feel so real? So real to the point of you waking up with your heartbroken? In the space of 1.5 hours I have had 3 extremely horrific dreams of death...every one with a different twist but revolved around the same situations I need more tissues!
    cassandrawilkinson cassandrawilkinson 26-30, F 1 Response Jun 2

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    Recurring Nightmare

    My recurring nightmare is of the morning my nephew died. At the time I was living with my sister when one morning she comes running screaming into my room with him in her arms. Her screams wake me up as she's panicking screaming he's not breathing. Quickly we rang and ambulance...
    lucas7 lucas7 18-21, M 1 Response Aug 11, 2013

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    Mine are interesting kind of based on reality

    and experience I've had two open heart surgeries and last night I dreamt I was put in jail and had to give an old lady a blood transfusion? I was also disappointed that jail was lonely and I didn't get told how long I'd be there..... Something to do with being in hospital I...
    Jadewaves Jadewaves 26-30, F 1 Response Feb 16

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    Same Places

    I have about 5 different places that have always been in my nightmares, since I was little.  I have never seen these places in reality (I would totally freak out if I ever saw them for real!).  I've gotten to the point that when I see them, in my dream, I...
    LJP830 LJP830 39, F Nov 16, 2009

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    What Does It Mean?

    Ive had this same dream since i was 8, i get it about every three months and its exactly the same each time, ok so im lying down and i wake up to find myself strapped to a table in an old room that looks like a victorian basement with rock walls, floors and a big open fire place...
    kayshields kayshields 18-21, F 3 Responses Apr 21, 2012

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    Back At Sea

     I used to have this nightmare where I reenlisted in the Navy. I was still married, but we needed extra money. In some versions of the nightmare, I would sign a piece of paper and they'd break the news to me.  There was no getting out of it. Soon I was on a ship...
    UncleDevilShow UncleDevilShow 41-45, M 3 Responses Mar 5, 2008

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    I had something wrap around my hand

    while I was awake but in all actuality nothing was there.
    uniquelyme1123 uniquelyme1123 18-21, F Nov 20

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    Get Away, Edward Scissorhands!

    I love Edward Scissorhands, but for a few months during college I had a nightmare about him that traumatized me so much I couldn't watch the movie for years. The year before, I had taken a trip to Honduras, and while I was  hiking down a mountain my bum knee gave out and I...
    BookNerd BookNerd 22-25, F Feb 28, 2008

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    Recurring dreams of my mother

    that told me to stay away from her. She sometimes is nice and loving sometimes evil in my dreams. They seem so real, I wake up sick realizing she doesn't want me around her. Does anyone understand ?
    lesamarlene lesamarlene 46-50, F 1 Response Jul 20

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    (Recorded reoccurring dream

    that I would like to share. It confuses me to say the least. I just want to write it down so that it does not follow me.): After walking through a vast expanse of wasted land I meet a tall straight-laced man with a crooked smile. I assume him to be of wealth and status. I...
    CincinnatiSubway CincinnatiSubway 16-17, T Jun 2

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    SpicyPenny SpicyPenny 41-45, F 1 Response Jan 14

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    I Have Recurring Dreams.......

    I have a few recurring dreams. Feels almost as if I have parallel lives. One is me in this house. I can even draw the house, show you the rooms the kitchen..... There was a party there once. Just once. The other times is just me there. usually waiting for someone I don't know...
    lina2013 lina2013 51-55, F 5 Responses Nov 16, 2013

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    Nightmares

    Sometimes I wake up sweating, all tangled up, with images flashing in my head. Sometimes I can't wake up. And one time I woke up paralyzed. I never remember them in the day. Theres just this nagging fear that penetrates my heart and dances at the back of my mind, keeping me from...
    EmpathicThespian EmpathicThespian 16-17, F Jun 21, 2013

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    Destiny

    Fatigue has caused a demand for your price, as the sacrificial lamb isn’t free. Examine my yet undisclosed to test my reflexes. Instinctually I flinch, but will move toward you once my eyes open. Your transparency is confusing. Scotch tape never hid a secret. Yet you...
    SecretBrokenDoll SecretBrokenDoll 36-40, F 10 Responses Nov 10, 2011

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    I didn't exactly have a nightmare,

    I don't know how to explain it. Its a feeling I get when I'm having a nightmare but im awake somehow. For example I'm sleepy but I try to go to sleep but my head feels light head and I start to feel(I don't know how to explain it) its like my body fell asleep but my eyes are...
    teenwolf360 teenwolf360 13-15, F 4 days ago

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    I've been having two nightmares recently.

    The first one is where Sam (this guy I've been talking to) finds everything out that's wrong with me (suicidal,depressed, addicted to cutting) and he leaves me. the other is this small girl in a white dress with black pigtails with long thin teeth. She is just standing there and...
    Imjustdone Imjustdone 16-17, M Apr 19

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    For the last couple years a couple times a week

    I would go to sleep and have the same nightmare in just a different setting .. Does this mean something ? My dreams about me running away from people trying to shoot everyone. Does this mean I'm going to get shot? Or be in that situation?
    BIGGIESMALLSS BIGGIESMALLSS 18-21, F Jan 26

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    So in this dream, me

    and my family are sitting out on our lawn. shooting fireworks at night. We are planning on going somewhere but i cant recall where. So about the time were going to leave, 3 wolves emerge from the dark across the street. We all decide it eould be best to head to the car, one of...
    BURNEDICEEE BURNEDICEEE 18-21, M Oct 5

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    Leftovers

    I was sitting on an old van’s bench, that wasn’t in the van anymore. It was on the ground. I was seeing me in phases. Looking at me from outside the picture, starting at the right, I was sad and blushing. But only sad. Next was me with some bruises and was crying. Next...
    SecretBrokenDoll SecretBrokenDoll 36-40, F 6 Responses Oct 4, 2011

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    I Have Weird Ones

    About a very large spooky house.  The house is usually the same its huge, its hard to tell but it always looks the same in theme but it changes in layout a little.   I'm always wandering looking for someone but not quite sure who, but I know I'm looking for someone...
    shuttermagic shuttermagic 31-35, F 2 Responses Feb 17, 2008

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    I Need A Friend...

    My nightmares about my ex abusing and raping me have turned into my fiancé doing those things. I REALLY need a friend...
    ineedyoumore ineedyoumore 18-21, F 4 Responses Sep 27, 2013

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    So i always have super weird dreams,

    and anyone that has read any of my posts knows that im all about dissecting and interpreting them. So lately i've been having these recurring nightmares, where the people i love are being murdered because of something i did. Here's one that i wrote down a few weeks ago, its...
    dreammassive dreammassive 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 7

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    Ok so, I can't believe I'm going to write this

    because its so embarassing. I've had neighbours coming around to see if everythings ok. I have this recurring dream. Well its not a dream so much as a experience while asleep. I get this feeling of pure fear. I feel terrified. Its horrendous. Im not dreaming of anything. It's...
    fuerza23 fuerza23 22-25, F 2 Responses Jun 16

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    I have dreams about the apocalypse in my dream

    it's the same ruined city's with the side torn off like in Cambodia , people are starving the sky is blood red , I see what was a grand church white marble but only the front remind of the structure . Inside it's dusty with dim sunlight filtering threw the dust I stand there...
    Organia Organia 46-50, F 1 Response May 23

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    Fingers Drawn Thin.

    This nightmare, which I have suffered with for all of my life, is also experienced by my father, and affects me only when I'm either awake, or partially asleep in the early hours of the morning. It consists of either my fingers being drawn very long and thin, or the room around...
    Meeson14 Meeson14 13-15, M 1 Response Jul 31, 2012

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    I keep having this reoccurring dream/nightmare

    where I'm outside this apartment that is filled with love and happiness and giggles. And I'm standing outside the window and peeking in, and there is this adorable mixed child(somali n white/I never know what the other race is, all I know is that he is white) who is calling the...
    YoungHeartOldSoul YoungHeartOldSoul 18-21, F May 10

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    The Bridge Phobia:/

    Ever since I was little, I keep having the same nightmare over and over again. I have been observing it closely and noticed it occurring more frequently before some big changes taking place in my life. I must confess, I have never ever googled the meaning of this bad dream, not...
    moonlightam moonlightam 26-30, F 1 Response Jun 24, 2011

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    I hate dreaming about snakessss.

    It occurs to me 3-4 times a year. Some said it's kind of sign that you'll find love but i dont believe in this because this is just weird! I mean who wants to dream about snakes being around your house and trying to get close to you. Every time i dream of it, i'll end up try...
    lovemelovemydogs lovemelovemydogs 18-21, F Jan 21

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