Sleep/Dream Problems

Discussion in 'I Have a Question...' started by justsomegirl, Feb 27, 2014.

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  1. justsomegirl

    justsomegirl Well-Known Member

    Guys, I'm scared because I don't think my sleep medication is working anymore. I have had stress dreams that are not themselves recurring, but occur in the same landscape with the same people, for years. It's kind of like living my day, and then going to sleep and living a day a night. The setting is the same, the people are the same, but each time is like a new day. It started to slowly drive me really insane, and I started taking a medication that is for anxiety and insomnia (trazodone). I'm not supposed to remember my dreams.

    The last week or so I've woken up really, really anxious and panicky and with memories of my dreams. My doctor had me up my dosage about two months ago, and I'm really scared - I can only take so much every night, and it's not helping anymore. I can't function during the day because I'm stressed out and not rested. I lose my appetite and will to be social and it's all pretty much downhill from there.

    Has anyone else had the same kind of dream problem, or a problem like this? Any ways to fix this? I am not sure how much longer (I'm talking days) that I can handle this, and I'm supposed to start a new job on Saturday.
  2. Twocky61

    Twocky61 Banned Member

    You need to go back to your doctor Lauryn & tell him what you have just told us and ask him/her if your medication needs to be changed

  3. dancingbear

    dancingbear Member

    I can relate, ive for the past few years woke up in puddles of sweat. Relentless, seriously every morning. Ive got used it. When i was smoking weed, i would more times then not forget what the dream was - the diffrence now drenched and vividly disturbed.

    For me. Its always random stuff but always ends up becoming a nightmare, i know - some if it can be frightening. Im a man and admit some mornings im spooked like a child.

    Your lucky your able to take something for it ( im on the black list and they wont give me anything mildly addictive )

    It may be a combination of things . The recent increase and worrying about the job. I think thats why nightmares happen anyway, all the worrying during the day manifests itself into our dreams.

    But like t61 suggested - tell your G.P. There might be an alternate that suits you better. Ive noticed switching pills sometimes is boost or perhaps rather taking too much of the same thing reduces effectiveness over time.
  4. justsomegirl

    justsomegirl Well-Known Member

    Thanks for the advice, guys. It's probably a good move to see someone about my medication. I am considering whether to see my GP, psychiatrist or a sleep specialist. What do you guys think?

    @dancingbear: Thank you for saying that you know what I'm talking about. I think that was the scariest; wondering if this was just me, or if other people have had this kind of problem. It's funny, I have a medical cannabis card and have tried smoking a heavy indica right before bed, but for some reason it seems to make my dreams more active. My sister said the same thing you did, that it dulled the dreams, which is why I tried.

    I guess I feel like a total freak of nature is all..but I'm guessing a lot of people here feel that way, too. So glad to have this community. :hug:
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