I was one of the unusual persons who never actually dreamt - or at least could not recall having had a dream for a couple of decades and a bit more. For those who dream a lot - this might seem unusual. Indeed, over the years, I've had this discussion re the lack of dreams. From white witches, to Christians, Buddhists and a myriad of 'new agers' who believe in anything from crystal power, tarot cards to the I Ching and more besides. Many were worried a bit - but I felt OK in myself and saw the lack of dreams as a bonus in that all my dreams were done in the daytime - or in the state of concious awakened. For me - a man or woman who confined dreams to actual reality, was doing something more worthwhile. I know some Christians, a small group (you might say a cult) who believe in the interpretation of dreams. This is all well and good unless you have power over others and simply lie about dreams to appear as 'the great wise one' or something. Sure the Bible does put some value in dreams - but just because someone knows the Bible inside out, or any other 'holy' book (they can't all be holy) it means nothing. The Devil knows the Bible inside out also! If you believe in it of course. So anyhow - back to the dreams. I think a certain medication has set me off or boosted the process somehow. Like I say, not dreamt for 25 years - cannot recall a significant dream in the least but now I'm having them again. The medication is Mirtazapine, took it now for about a week - only 15mg. The med is supposed to 'help me sleep' - but so far, its kept me awake like any other. The dreams have been vivid and numerous. Mostly the theme is 'escape' or 'looking for something' - I feel no danger or have no horrors! The medication does state in the bumf that the side effects may include nightmares - I was looking forward to having one - I mean, its a dream so that would be a start. I've never worried about nightmares and 'enjoyed' them when young as it would be a subject many girls liked chatting about. Not being a liar, in the pursuit of women's affections, I could not make things up - like others. But I had a variety of dreams - vivid ones - plus several dreams about the future - that classic deja vu feeling you get when you meet someone or are just in a particular place and setting. Then it HITS YOU - you've seen this before. Unimportant as the event or moment might be - you've 'seen' into the future. I know this might make me seem a 'crackpot' to some. But - in my experience, its very common. OK - science says our brain might just have some lag of sorts - we see something - forget it - and then see it again and the subconscious plays a trick. Only flaw is - I can remember the dreams vividly - dreams which happened months previously, or maybe years. So, at least for now I look forward to dreaming when asleep. I also hope that this may portent a particular creative era making its presence known to me - dudes and dude'esses, I hope this is so! Bear in mind, my dreams so far, with the loose themes of 'escape' and 'looking for something' - is easy for anyone to interpret. We're all escaping from something here - to an extent - and we are all looking for something. You do not need to spend cash on some dream interpreting 'expert' to work that out! Anyone else have some feedback on dreams suddenly coming back - or on the deja vu experience whereby you dream about things that actually happen. PS - Sure, I know, why was it not the lottery numbers for next week? Alas, it does not happen like that. You don't have a choice when you dream - or if you do its taking place so deep in the subconscious that we don't know it is happening.