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Do opiates cause strange vivid dreams?

Do opiates cause strange 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

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Vivid Dreams (Definition)

Dreams that feel intensely real and immersive, typically memorable. If you are having more vivid dreams can be more emotionally laden or content can seem more negative at times ...Read more


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What could cause really vivid dreams every night being able to remember everything every night. Lack of appetite and libido?

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

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What can cause vivid dreams?

What can cause vivid dreams?

Causes of dreams: There are many factors which can cause vivid dreams, including some medications, sleep deprivation, anxiety, an active imagination to name a few. Everyone dreams, some more vividly than others. Learning about dream interpretation can be fun and interesting. ...Read more

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Can zopiclone cause vivid dreams?

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

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Can lysine taken at night cause vivid dreams?

Lysine: It is an essential Amino Acid that is serotonin antagonist & aids in relieving anxiety. I am not aware of it causing vivid dreams. ...Read more

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I've heard that eating cheese causes vivid dreams, is this true?

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

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Can anxiety/stress cause vivid dreams?

Can anxiety/stress cause vivid dreams?

REM sleep is the: Type of sleep we have when we dream. Yes, when something is stressing us, it creeps into our dreams and can make them more vivid or make us more aware of them. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Can cipralex cause nightmares or vivid dreams?

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Cipralex: Another brand of celexa, (citalopram) a ssri antidepressant, cipralex can cause vivid dreams. ...Read more

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Couldthe medicine amitriptyline cause vivid dreams/nightmares?

Couldthe medicine amitriptyline cause vivid dreams/nightmares?

Elavil (amitriptyline): Not likely, but depends on the dose. ...Read more

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Why does Zoloft (sertraline) cause vivid dreams?

Why does Zoloft (sertraline) cause vivid dreams?

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

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Does Benadryl (diphenhydramine) cause vivid dreams?

Does Benadryl (diphenhydramine) cause vivid dreams?

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

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Can manic episodes cause vivid dreams and night sweats?

Can manic episodes cause vivid dreams and night sweats?

Manic episodes: Sorry to hear this. You must have your doctor refer you to a Psychologist. No you are not crazy but the Psychologist will carefully and slowly help you get rid of vivid dreams and night sweats.

Please let me know how things go. ...Read more

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Can the vitamin biotin cause vivid dreams? Every time I take this supplement I have numerous vivid and often scary or weird dreams.

Can the vitamin biotin cause vivid dreams? Every time I take this supplement I have numerous vivid and often scary or weird dreams.

Looks like it: Should be rare but it seems that you get it. There is no need to take biotin anyway. I advise abstaining to avoid these dreams. Eat vegetables, salads, fruit and fish. Stay healthy and eat healthy. Spend your money on something else, not vitamin supplements. ...Read more

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What could caused vivid dreams, high anxiety, zoning out, paranoia, confusion, exhaustion and irritability. I've been experiencing all out of nowhere.

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

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What causes you to have vivid dreams that seem so real you can sleep and it scares you?

There are many : Potential causes. Too many to list here. Please see www.Md-health. Com/vivid-dreams. Html
vivid dreams are dream sensations that feel as though they are real led by several causes. Many techniques including altering your diet and taking ... Best wishes. ...Read more

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Does PMS cause you to have vivid dreams?

Does PMS cause you to have vivid dreams?

Maybe: I guess it is possible, but I have never had someone with PMS complain of that. ...Read more

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What can be causing my friend's frequent vivid dreams and nightmares?

What can be causing my friend's frequent vivid dreams and nightmares?

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

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Can ibuprofen cause vivid dreams?

Can ibuprofen cause vivid dreams?

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.
www.ehealthme.com/ds/ibuprofen/vivid+nightmare
the total number was only 151, so if it occurs it must be extremely rare. ...Read more

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What causes me to have vivid, awful dreams all the time?

What causes me to have vivid, awful dreams all the time?

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

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How come nicotine patches cause you to have vivid bizarre dreams?

How come nicotine patches cause you to have vivid bizarre dreams?

Nicotine patch: Unusual, unless u r on other medications that could attribute to that. ...Read more

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Can vivid dreams be caused from anxiety?

Can vivid dreams be caused from anxiety?

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

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Can being cold while you're sleeping cause you to have bad or more vivid dreams?

Can being cold while you're sleeping cause you to have bad or more vivid dreams?

Usually a fever: Usually fevers cause nightmares and strange dreams. But I guess anything is possible and everyone is diffrent. The real question is why are you could while your sleeping in the first place? ...Read more

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Can levothyroxine cause changes in sleep patterns or intensely vivid dreams?

Can levothyroxine cause changes in sleep patterns or intensely vivid dreams?

Possibly: The pill itself shouldn't cause the symptoms above. However, if taking in high amount, hyperthyroidism can cause insomnia and disrupt sleeping patterns. ...Read more

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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.

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

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Can nightmares hurt my unborn baby? I have been experiencing very vivid dreams that cause my anxiety and blood pressure to go up.

Can nightmares hurt my unborn baby? I have been experiencing very vivid dreams that cause my anxiety and blood pressure to go up.

NO!!: 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
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What's with these intensely vivid dreams?

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What's with these intensely vivid dreams?

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