my Nightmares

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  1. teleman1

    teleman1 Tele-Afflicted

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    I get vivid nightmares. My most recent best was me flying. It was so real I woke up in a cold sweat. I even figured the area i flew over which is about 1 mile away on the top of a hill. My nightmares usually involve me being in extreme danger. I howl right before I kill some ridiculously dangerous person, before they get me. The fun part, my wife wakes me and usually my face is in front of her face. So she wakes up with me howelling in her face. And, this time the inducement is the cough medicine I am taking for my fading flu symptoms. I am certain it brings on the nightmares. You should hear me on Vicodin. I throw punches and wail & howel. I call it THurston howeling;get it?
     
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    I don't get it...
     
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    Your poor wife putting up with all of this.
     
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    Giligans Island. TV show from the 60's. Popular beyond your wildest.
     
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    If the theory of infinite parallel universes is correct, dreams like that could be your consciousness entering your parallel self/selves. In another universe you could be fighting and killing or being killed. My other me's are having a lot of sex... except for that one me that being chased by vampires.
     
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    Yeah, I got the reference; I didn't get the joke...
     
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    Dude, you're supposed to be enjoying it when you fly in your dreams.
    ...maybe you're not flapping your arms right
     
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    Sympathies. My nightmares are very vivid too. 75% of 'em are me being trapped--situationally if not literally. A windowless room whose door disappears. A circle of droning bosses. A doorless, narrowing hallway with an approaching wall behind me. A meeting where the chairs are glue and the ceiling drips ABBA. My guitars just out of reach....

    Worse yet, these are someone else's dreams, as I am Elvis, and the Ann Margret of 1964 is hammocking me to Hawaii.

    So, there's that....

    Not to suggest anything ominous, but have you talked to a shrink about this? Often, once we identify what's bugging us and face it during awake hours, we can crest the anxiety out of our dreams. Once I sat down and listed out what had been making me feel so trapped, and the few but crucial things I could do about it, my claustrophobia at first intensified, but then dialed way down in my dreams.
     
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    Flying in your dreams is supposed to be an indication of a sense of freedom...your reactions may vary. I used to dream the out of body flight a lot when I was younger and remember enjoying it enough to want to do it again. Apparently, I am not feeling as free now (despite my almost complete freedom to do anything legal I can afford), since I haven't flown in my dreams in recent memory. Perhaps I've run out of pixie dust?

    All that said, drug reactions as you've described are not uncommon...talk to your doctor to see if there is an alternative you might try.
     
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    THE flying one was one of the best I've had. I call it a nightmare cause it is so real, there is a touch of anxiety. But I woke and felt incredible.
     
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    Thurston Howell the third. Played by Jim Bacus he was the Millionaire.
     
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    Could be worse. You could be howling this to your wife, as you regain consciousness...

    I saw the best minds of my generation destroyed by madness, starving hysterical naked,
    dragging themselves through the negro streets at dawn looking for an angry fix,
    angelheaded hipsters burning for the ancient heavenly connection to the starry dynamo in the machinery of night,
    who poverty and tatters and hollow-eyed and high sat up smoking in the supernatural darkness of cold-water flats floating across the tops of cities contemplating jazz,
     
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    if you read shakespeare, this is all easy to understand... in short, trolling has a significant price.
     
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    I get some pretty intense ones too. Been known to shoot out of bed in the middle night apparently enraged to the point of punching through doors and walls, like a freaking musical ptsd case or something. Tends to coincide with alcoholism/depression for me. It also gets worse if I’m sleeping in alone while the wife is at work. I can reliably expect to be attacked by dream zombies on those days. Maybe I should just try befriending them... =)

    Aside from all the stupid hand injuries that make guitar playing harder, I feel worse for stressing out the sweet lady who married me.

    Best wishes.
     
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    I hope your flying experience doesn't result in you contacting a diesel truck windshield out on the I-40 in New Mexico around two am in the morning, and the driver is trying to make up some lost time.
     
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    Does all of this occur strictly in your head, or are you reenacting physically by thrashing around? In other words, is your wife in jeopardy of getting hurt? Maybe you should consider sleeping apart when you're taking medication?
    And BTW.....it's spelled "HOWLING" and "HOWL".
     
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    First if a beating occurs, it will probably be from my wife. I haven't taken Vicadin in years and it was from a surgery recovery;but I was swinging in the recliner and she woke me. What did me the past few nights,(last night was a happy one) is Nighttime tussin DM dextromethorphan, <<<<orphan? thats scary right there and doxylamine succinate; I am still a touch dopey and it was 8 hours ago;but I SLEPT,YEA!
     
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    Did I mention I had super powers. I'd take that truck, extract the driver and toss it like a dime! Feel tough buddy! Come into my dream.
     
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    I have nightmares, and some pretty exiting dreams, but one thing that has helped me have less of them is that I have programed myself to do this. When I find myself doing something extraordinary, I look around for clues that I am indeed experiencing a dream. Once I was at my son's house, and some weird things started happening, and I looked out his office window at the highway below. Since there is no highway below my son's office, I immediately knew I was dreaming and told myself, self old buddy, this is all horse manure cause it's a dream. Once I realize it's a dream, then I either wake up, or the dream just goes away. All you have to do is find one thing that is not real in the dream, and you can pretty much end the dream if you will but realize that you are dreaming.
     
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    When I dream, I usually dream pretty big!
     
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