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Re: I need help, I am so scared, My dreams, Trigg SlugSlimersSoSlided

Posted by wittgensteinz on January 27, 2009, at 3:40:34

In reply to I need help, I am so scared, My dreams, Triggers, posted by SlugSlimersSoSlided on January 27, 2009, at 1:04:52

4S,

These dreams sound very disturbing. I know how vivid dreams can be and what an after-effect they can have once you wake up. I'm not surprised you are afraid to go to sleep.

Last year I had a time when I dreamt night after night about suicide, either myself or watching others and not being able to do anything about it. Some of the dreams were very abstract/surreal - in one I was in a school bus and we were being driven into an underground car park and the driver kept going down and down and down and never stopping and I felt like I was suffocating. I always had a very unpleasant 'dream hangover' the following day. I spoke to my pdoc about it and took Seroquel each evening for a few months. It knocks you out within about 30 minutes and helps get you through the night. It also seems to suppress the dreams. I still had dreams but not so vivid and they didn't have that aftereffect.

Do you see a pdoc? Definitely talk to your T but I would also contact your pdoc too as it can be there is a med he/she can prescribe to help you get through this. Talking about the dreams, writing them down in the first-person and analysing them can often help get to the root of their meaning - if you T does dream interpretation. If you are experiencing many dreams on a common theme, they could be indicative of something deeper. I'm guessing you already make the link between the violence and victimisation in the dreams and your traumatic childhood but perhaps they link also to similar feelings being evoked in the present, things that are triggering you in the here and now.

Witti

 

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