It's My Get Away...I have suffered from Maladaptive Daydreaming (md) for about 7 years but it didn't get to its peak until about 5 years ago. Although I have always...I guess some people would say "lived in my own little world" I never thought of it as an obsession until I was about 13 and it got really bad. I daydream about a lot of things, to many to mention. A lot of people don't know what MD is. It is over-excessive daydreaming. It's like an addiction, like drugs and alcohol. It interferes with you day to day living and its very hard to control. It messes with your sleep as well for some people like myself. I can easily lay in bed at night and daydream for hours and hours and lose out on a lot of sleep. Its not just something that happens at night tho. It can happen anytime or anywhere no matter who or what is around. One thing I have found is that once you've started it is very very hard to stop. A lot of people with md daydream for hours and hours with no problems, except not getting things done. Md is just recently being acknowledged and studied. Nobody knows what causes it yet and there are not't any real medications that are specifically for md. There are lots of triggers that can make you start daydreaming. My biggest one is music. Every time I hear music I just start daydreaming. My next biggest one is being alone. I pretty much daydream all the time unless I am sleep then I just dream. I daydream when I shower, when I am in a car, alone, listening to music, watching TV, cleaning, working, doing school work, spending time with my family...really just most of the time. I know I have said negative things about md but there are good things that come with it to. A lot of people with md..I'd say most of them are very creative and have some sort of an outlet for that creativity. Some people paint, some people make music, and some people write. I used to write and it was very easy for me to fill up composition journals with 50-100 words on a line because I write very small. I stopped daydreaming for a little while but then got back into it but havn't written much since. Anyways I would like to say if anyone has any questions for me about MD then just let me know and I will do my best to answer them for you. Thank you for reading and have a great day.
blownaway20 18-21, F 33 Responses 8 Nov 27, 2010