Stress dreams?

By Anonymous Latest Reply 2012-02-01 21:44:54 -0600
Started 2012-01-31 21:48:20 -0600

Is there such a thing? I've read it somewhere, and had a friend who is not a doctor tell me that is what my dreams are. They are horrible, they haven't been happening for a very long time but still aren't good. Sometimes the only thing I I have cancer, up with to boot the diabetes thing. Others, it's just odd things that sometimes I wake up to sweating. Any help? And I've been told to attend a psychiatrist in case you have that idea, which I'm none too keen on.

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TsalagiLenape 2012-02-01 21:44:54 -0600 Report

You need to do a dream diary. Keep writing what you remember in from your dreams. Depending on what culture you go with is what the dreams are meaning. Then again they are sometimes from your sub conscious of things that upset you but you arent dealing with it or not totally aware of the situation. Dont be afraid of your dreams. Do your best to remember as much as you can. Write it down. Eventually you just may see what is the trouble. I hope this helps for I used to have similar problems as a child. Hugs

dietcherry 2012-02-01 00:27:50 -0600 Report

Try visiting a dream interpretation site, if youre into that sort of thing. Dreams are heavy with symbolism so its rarely if ever a foreshadowing of things to come, if thats whats upsetting you :)

GabbyPA 2012-02-01 21:27:48 -0600 Report

I sometimes write down my dreams to keep them clear so that I can share them with some people that I trust. Sometimes they just make me laugh, but I have had some that I was glad to wake up form. My step daughter has some dream books and that opens a little insight to them. But I like Dietcherry's idea. In some cultures it is like morning coffee to sit around and share the dreams of the night with each other. Kind of neat.

I am sorry yours have been so intense, but if you keep a note pad near by to jot the feelings or some glimpses, it can be eye opening just in doing that.

jayabee52 2012-01-31 23:58:55 -0600 Report

Howdy Annon

I read somewhere that 90% of dreams are mildly distressing, and about 10% of that 90% are truly distressing, some even wake one up screaming.

I don't think that I would worry about it. Dreams are said to be your mind cleaning out the old junk and procesing some unresolved problems. I know a lot of my dreams have the same general theme of working out a common problem I had in my profession prior to becoming a Certified Nurse Aide. The general theme was being unprepared for a presentation which was immanent (like 5 mins before the event was to happenj).

I myself don't worry about my dreams, once I wake up.

I am none too keen on visiting with a shrink either. But if it gnawed at me, I might go to see if I could get some mental peace, or perhaps some clarity

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