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Dr. Bernard Seif
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Bad Dreams (Overview)

Bad dreams is a symptom in which a person remembers dreams that are stressful to him, such as scary dreams, dreams of getting chased by attackers, dreams of suffering pain or death, etc


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Does mega men vitapak cause bad dreams?

Does mega men vitapak cause bad dreams?

Probably Not: Sometimes introducing something new can temporarily change the sleep cycle. Maybe if there is something in it like caffeine that alters sleep. It seems unlikely though. ...Read more

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Dr. Bernard Seif
178 doctors shared insights

Bad Dreams (Overview)

Bad dreams is a symptom in which a person remembers dreams that are stressful to him, such as scary dreams, dreams of getting chased by attackers, dreams of suffering pain or death, etc


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When I first wake in the morning, i'm breathing fast and have fast heart rate. What does this mean? Bad dream?

When I first wake in the morning, i'm breathing fast and have fast heart rate. What does this mean? Bad dream?

Possible adrenaline: There is a circadian rhythm in your adrenaline output. Adrenaline rises in the morning and helps us get our day started. It is possible that you are recognizing this adrenaline release or that it is provoking some anxiety causing hyperventilation. Keep a diary and see your physician if your heart rate is consistently over 100 BPM are respiration above 20 per minute. ...Read more

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Overcoming Bad Breath (Checklist)

See doctor to check: post-nasal drip, acid reflux, dry mouth
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If you can't find cause, ask your dentist for oral bacteria DNA test
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What creates these bad dreams?

What creates these bad dreams?

Nightmares: When we dream, our unconscious is playing out our conflicts, fears, anxieties, and desires. Some feel that all the characters are parts of us, perhaps disowned aspects that make us uncomfortable in waking life. Dreams are also a relatively safe way to express strong emotion. Consulting with a psychiatrist or therapist may help you better understand yourself and the triggers for these nightmares. ...Read more

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Is there any online group therapy for people with bad dreams?

See a professional: Bad dreams are a symptom of an underlying emotional issue. You should be trying deal with the underlying cause, not the symptom. A good psychotherapist should be able to help you get to the bottom of the problem so you don't have to keep having bad dreams. See a psychologist, or a psychiatrist (in person!) who specializes in psychotherapy. ...Read more

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Is there something I can take to prevent having bad dreams?

Yes, Prazosin: Prazosin is an older blood pressure medication (alpha receptor blocker) that has been found in a number of studies to be helpful for nightmares and bad dreams, especially in ptsd patients. This is an off-label use, you take it each night. Common side effects include lightheadedness/orthostasis and low energy. Usual dosing for this purpose can be 1 mg to 10 mg but some patients go much higher. ...Read more

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Why do I get bad nightmares usually me hiding from a killer of a vicious act? I take 150 mg Zoloft and 150 mg wellbutrin. What can I do to change the bad dreams?

Why do I get bad nightmares usually me hiding from a killer of a vicious act? I take 150 mg Zoloft and 150 mg wellbutrin. What can I do to change the bad dreams?

Can be side effect: Vivid dreams & nightmares can be related to antidepressants. You might want to talk with your psychiatrist about this, to see if your medications can be adjusted. Even though experiencing vivid dreams may be a medication side effect, their form and specific contents are very individual in nature -- and may be something to address with your therapist. ...Read more

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Does mega men vitapak cause bad dreams?

Probably Not: Sometimes introducing something new can temporarily change the sleep cycle. Maybe if there is something in it like caffeine that alters sleep. It seems unlikely though. ...Read more

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What creates these bad dreams?

Nightmares: When we dream, our unconscious is playing out our conflicts, fears, anxieties, and desires. Some feel that all the characters are parts of us, perhaps disowned aspects that make us uncomfortable in waking life. Dreams are also a relatively safe way to express strong emotion. Consulting with a psychiatrist or therapist may help you better understand yourself and the triggers for these nightmares. ...Read more

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Can bad dreams affect your personality after you wake up?

Yes: if you allow them too....Dreams are symbolic language and often tell us some very interesting things...write them down and look up the symbols..then they are less scarey...like death dreams mean there is change coming...not death. Different parts of a house mean different parts of your psyche..dreams are meant to help not harm... ...Read more

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