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Cause Of Vivid Dreams
They Can: This can be a side effect of the use of opiates, both by prescription and otherwise. If you are using an opiate prescribed for you, and your dreams are bothering or frustrating you, talk with your physician. If you are using opiates obtained in other ways, you need to seek out help for a substance abuse problem. ...Read more
What could cause really vivid dreams every night being able to remember everything every night. Lack of appetite and libido?
Have you done a: Sleep study? Sounds like you are not getting enough deep sleep rest. If true, you are staying too close to REM sleep, which robs you of enough rest to deal with the day after. You would have too much awareness proximity to dreaming, hence the vivid recall. This condition can be caused by depression, anxiety/manic states, nutritional toxicity, etc. See a doc. ...Read more
Possibly: Zopiclone is a sleep medication from the so-called hypnotic family used in the UK for insomnia. It is well-known to cause vivid hallucinations, amnesia, confusion and other similar class-based symptoms (all hypnotics cause these to some degree). Although I have not not heard of patients reporting vivid dreams specifically, it is certainly possible given the other, similar known side effects. ...Read more
Yes, it is true: I was curious about your question and found this report on NPR. It appears that cheese before bed can trigger vivid dreams, not nightmares. Different types of cheese seem to trigger different types of dreams! It's facsinating, thanks for asking the question! http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=4851485 ...Read more
Elavil (amitriptyline): Not likely, but depends on the dose. ...Read more
Serotonin effect?: I don't believe anyone knows the exact mechanism, but vivid dreams are a well-known side effect of ssri antidepressants (prozac, zoloft, celexa, lexapro, (escitalopram) and paxil). Since the commonality of ssris is that they all increase the net effect of serotonin, this may somehow trigger more vivid dreaming. It's not harmful unless you can't sleep. ...Read more
Paradoxical effect: People often feel groggy and less rested in the morning after taking benadryl (diphenhydramine). Sleep is composed of repetitive cycles of non-rem and rem sleep. Dreams during rem sleep tend to be vivid, visual and story-like. It is thought that Benadryl (diphenhydramine) affects our rem sleep, possibly by decreasing it. Why decreased rem sleep causes vivid dreaming is a mystery, but it can. It's also common with antidepressants. ...Read more
Xanax (alprazolam): Not common, but yes.Get a more detailed answer ›
Can the vitamin biotin cause vivid dreams? Every time I take this supplement I have numerous vivid and often scary or weird dreams.
What could caused vivid dreams, high anxiety, zoning out, paranoia, confusion, exhaustion and irritability. I've been experiencing all out of nowhere.
U must seek out: Professional help for these sudden constipation of symptoms. R u taking any meds of herbals? Start with your doctor. If they need extra help ask for a Referal to a psychiatrist. Seriously, don't let this get away from you. Act with all due haste. All the best. There is help out there to help u figure this out and get rapidly better. ...Read more
You don't give much: Many things can cause vivid dreams &a nightmares. Recently, among the more common causes are medications. Read the warnings for side effects of any prescriptions being used to see if that is a known side effect. Other reasons might also be from things being ingested in some way. Hard to be more specific. Good luck! ...Read more
What could be the cause for me having really vivid dreams the past three nights i rarely ever dream?
Meds: Medications may cause this.Get a more detailed answer ›
Possibly, but not in:
The general literature on this. However, there is one website that tracks these issues and I will reference it for you below. Remember that the total number of people who had vivid dreams is out of the total number of people in the entire us who have ever used Ibuprofen and must be millions of people.
the total number was only 151, so if it occurs it must be extremely rare. ...Read more
Vitamin B6 level: Deficiency in vitamin b6 or p5p (active b6) can lead to vivid dreams, nightmares and absence of remembering dreams. Excess supplementation can do the same, as can taking a supplement with vitamin b6 or p5p in it too close to bed. Other reasons are related to mood, current level of stress and past/current exposure to traumatic live experiences. ...Read more
Nicotine patch: Unusual, unless u r on other medications that could attribute to that. ...Read more
Yes dreams: Help us process things that are bothering us during the day. They are like windows to our unconscious feelings. Many forms of therapy use dream interpretation to help people understand their feelings and concerns. ...Read more
Why do I have great vivid dreams every night? Why when I wake from the dream I feel as if the dream happended? This causes my depression to worsen.
Anxiety..: This could be part of your anxiety disorder. However, if you are taking any meds for anxiety and depression this could be the cause of the vivid dreams. In any case, please follow up soon with your mental health provider ASAP in order to address these issues and worsening of depression. If you are having suicidal ideas please call 1-800-273-8255(suicide hotline). ...Read more
Can nightmares hurt my unborn baby? I have been experiencing very vivid dreams that cause my anxiety and blood pressure to go up.
Nightmares will NOT hurt your baby!! (BTW the reverse may be more common eg: fear of harming your baby--giving nightmares. Discuss your SLEEP HYGIENE with your Primary Care Provider! See what the reason for your vivid dreams may be...ask your OB-GYN if he/she has a suggestion BUT STOP WORRYING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Hope this helps..... Good Luck
Dr Z ...Read more
Crazy dreams: Depends on what they are. For example, dreams of blood & violence could relate to bipolar states, dreams of death & loss could mean depression or ptsd, dreams that wake you up in sweat could mean anxiety disorder, etc. Consult a therapist or psychiatrist experienced in dream interpretation. ...Read more