symptoms

Nightmares

Ice Queen Community Member July 11, 2008
  • For the last 4 nights i have had terrible nightmares that now it starting to really get me down and i dont know what to do about them. They are different each night but they all have the same thing in comman they where all about death and me being chased by things like poisonious snakes. I rember them so clearly when i get up in the morning and it really is starting to worry me i have never had nightmares like these before. The stange thing as well is that in the nightmares i can hear and feel eveything that is going on. I dont know what to make of it all. Dose anyone eles suffer from nightmares is it a part of bipolar??. I have heard that it can be a symptom of bipolar is this true?.

8 Comments
  • HeyJude
    Jul. 13, 2008

    Ice Queen...Certain nightmares can be frightening - everyone has them from time to time.  It's human nature.

     

    I've had some of the same kind you have had - dreaming about death and being chased by monsters.  For me, it was partly because I was overtired, and partly because of stress and frustration over things I hoped to accomplish but could...

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    Ice Queen...Certain nightmares can be frightening - everyone has them from time to time.  It's human nature.

     

    I've had some of the same kind you have had - dreaming about death and being chased by monsters.  For me, it was partly because I was overtired, and partly because of stress and frustration over things I hoped to accomplish but could not.  Don't know if this could be the case for you.

     

    Try not to let them get to you.  Use some simple techniques that will promote a calming sleep and you should be fine.  Best of luck. 

     

    Judy

    • Ice Queen
      Jul. 15, 2008

      Thankyou for your comments. I think that maybe some of it was down to the fact that i hadnt slept alot but was so tired.

       

      i have slept for 2 nights with out any more so i am hoping that it was just a spell.

  • TMarie
    Jul. 12, 2008

    This is no fun - sorry to hear it. :( I've also had far more dreams and nightmares the past 6 months, tho' I've always been a vivid dreamer.

     

    For me, I think it's all related to being dx'd this winter and beginning treatment: a) getting better sleep now than the previous two years, b) finally seeing a therapist and dealing with my parents'...

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    This is no fun - sorry to hear it. :( I've also had far more dreams and nightmares the past 6 months, tho' I've always been a vivid dreamer.

     

    For me, I think it's all related to being dx'd this winter and beginning treatment: a) getting better sleep now than the previous two years, b) finally seeing a therapist and dealing with my parents' deaths and other emotional healing, and perhaps c) the med I'm on might contribute.

     

    I find that sometimes there is a theme in a dream(s) that points to something I'm dealing with (or should be dealing with) at some level. But only the dreamer can really know what that might be.

     

    They might be a helpful tool, in the end, or they may just be nightmares. But by all means, let your doc know, since they are so disturbing to you. (Also, writing them down immediately afterwards helps takes some of the power out of them, and/or helps you see possible themes in them later - during daylight hours.)

     

    I know they can feel so real, and that feeling often persists into daytime, but they should pass. Best of luck to you.

    • Ice Queen
      Jul. 12, 2008

      Hi thanks for your comments. I am sorry to read about your perants. It's more confussing because i have never had nightmares before. I will take your advice and start writing them down maybe this will be able to help me see what's going on a bit more clearly. I have appointment with my pdoc at the end of the month so if they carry on i will tell him about them....

      RHMLucky777

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      Hi thanks for your comments. I am sorry to read about your perants. It's more confussing because i have never had nightmares before. I will take your advice and start writing them down maybe this will be able to help me see what's going on a bit more clearly. I have appointment with my pdoc at the end of the month so if they carry on i will tell him about them. Hopefully they pass by that time.

  • Eric
    Jul. 12, 2008

    Can nightmares be one of the symptoms related to being bipolar….yes, but it is not an indicator that you have the illness. Many people have nightmares and they are the brains way of trying to sort out things. You are going through a fear of death….did someone close to you recently passed away?

     

    I think the most common is when we are either...

    RHMLucky777

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    Can nightmares be one of the symptoms related to being bipolar….yes, but it is not an indicator that you have the illness. Many people have nightmares and they are the brains way of trying to sort out things. You are going through a fear of death….did someone close to you recently passed away?

     

    I think the most common is when we are either learning to drive or just started to drive…the dream of the car going off the cliff or bursting into flames seems to be the norm until we finally get comfortable with driving.

     

    Back to your question of…is nightmares a sign of bipolarism….the answer is no. It’s a sign of being normal.

    • Ice Queen
      Jul. 12, 2008

      Hi thanks for your comments. I was dignosed with bipolar a year ago. I dont have a fear of death and i havent had anyone close to me die. I am learning to drive but i have been learning for 2 months now and i am compleatly comfterble. If they do keep on then i will talk to my pdoc about them.

  • bud
    bud
    Jul. 11, 2008

    Are you on Wellbutrin? My Dr. told me when taken at night it has been known to cause horrible, horrible nightmares...she advised me to take it in the morning.

    • Ice Queen
      Jul. 12, 2008

      Hi. No I dont take Wellburtrin. I am only on one med and take that of a night.