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Dream Keep Dreaming
You loved her: And it is understandable you would dream about her. If these dreams distress you, take advantage of opportunities to talk with good people -- pastors, professional counselors, or just good friends -- and come to terms and define a meaning for what has happened. This will help you honor her memory and your love while moving on. ...Read more
No one ans: Dreams don't usually have a fixed meaning (as "dream books" suggest). Of importance are your recollections stimulated by the dream. For instance, one person might have had a wonderful experience recently, floating in tropical waters. Another might have nearly died, awakening floating after a boat accident. Sometimes there is a "metaphoric" meaning--e.g., "to float thru life". ...Read more
Violent dreams: Dreams are difficult (or impossible) to interpret w/o context. Have you had a loss in your family? Have you been experiencing anxiety lately? How do the dreams make you feel? If they are troubling to you, or you've experiencing anxiety or depression, consider talking to a therapist. If they are not troubling, dreams aren't predictive of anything that will happen in real life & they'll pass. ...Read more
Expert help: You could see such an expert personally about your bad dreams. Doctors (like us) who've never met you can only guess about them. Psychologists, psychiatrists, and other mental health professionals would be happy to explore this problem with you. That way you'd receive more appropriate suggestions too. Best wishes! ...Read more
Dreams are symbolic.: This doesn't mean that you are possessed. It would require exploring the dream in the context of your life to understand the meanings. ...Read more
Then get eval: Reasons for "bad dreams" are extremely variable. Your idea of getting "expert help" is excellent. However, getting a reliable answer will require an in-person evaluation with a psychologist, psychiatrist, or other licensed mental health professional. Some bad dreams can come from medications, alcohol, or other substances; sleep disorders; traumatic experiences, etc. Best wishes. ...Read more
Nocturnal Emissions: Because you are a male and this is what happens at your age. You are not causing this. If you are not masturbating or having other sexual activities that include ejaculation then nocturnal emissions will continue to occur. These are normal and not a sign of disease. ...Read more
Nothing: Likely a coincidence or the boy is making the story up to intrigue you. ...Read more
Dream interpretation: Dreams are rarely literal. Baby seals can stand for anything that has a unique meaning for you. A general meaning would be someone helpless or vulnerable. Your unique connections will be of more use. Logic is an obstacle. Let your mind wander. Who is "just a baby seal". ...Read more
Dreams uncontrolled: You can't dreams come on their own. They have no meaning...At least in a general medical way. ...Read more
My bro killed himself 2 weeks ago. I keep searching 4 someone in my dreams. But not him. We were searching 4 him the day he died.
Subconscious mind: Is causing you to dream about this. If it is bothering you I would suggest talking with a counselor to help yo deal with and resolve this situation. ...Read more
Something happened when I was young. Having upsetting bad dreams Keep feeling like its happening again without warning when I'm awake as well.?
Dreams: Dreams have many meanings. Find a referral to a psychoanalyst to discuss your dreams with. Working with dreams and the unconscious is all about what we psychoanalysts do. ...Read more
Interpretation: There are physical and psychological factors that can influence the nature of our dreams. Pain, nausea, and other physical symptoms of illness can cause troublesome dreams. One of the proposed mechanisms of dreams is unconscious conflict resolution. Discovering and understanding the meaning of such conflicts can lead to resolution of the related conflict and elimination of any troublesome dreams. ...Read more
Not an exact science: Your dreams about cemeteries may reflect your pre-occupation with death. You may not be consciously aware of this pre-occupation. You may be able to alter the type of dreams you have by thinking, at bedtime, about the good things you did or have done. ...Read more
I have a strong episodic memory. Nowadays I keep getting continuos dreams of a past event and the details keep getting more exact. Why is it so?
Interest in dreams: One's interest in dreams and openness to their meaning tends to increase the memory of dream details. There's a relationship among motivation, creativity, and goal-seeking that plays out in dreams. You might enjoy writing down the details of the dream or keeping a dream journal. Some believe that dreams can assist in decision making, determination, and clarity of priorities. ...Read more
? U want to have baby: Or are wishing for a grandchild, or have some guilt regarding having or not having had a baby. Or might not mean anthing at all. ...Read more
Just dreaming: Probably not much, but if recurrent & distressing see a psychiatrist. FYI-you are much more likely to die in a car crash if you don't wear a seatbelt & don't have airbags. Modern autos are much more survivable in a crash than 15 yrs. Ago, if you use the safety features. ...Read more
How can I keep my bad dreams from affecting my life? I can't tell what us real and what is a dream anymore.
I dream that my gf gets hit with a car or something. I keep having nightmares about it. Why won't this stop?
Nightmare disorder: Please see a psychiatrist who also specializes in sleep disorders if you can. It sounds like you have a nightmare disorder but you could haveptsd. Treatment is usually prazosin to stop the nightmares. If you have post traumatic stress disorder the psychiatrist will also recommends psychotherapy. Most people with pure nightmare disorder do not require psychotherapy. ...Read more
I have moments were I just don't remember. I am working and I blank out. It feels like I am day dreaming. I keep working but don't remember how.
I keep having the same type of bad dream and it comes continuously. The dream is my boyfriend is cheating on me? Its uncomfortable and disturbing
Dreams are your subconscious mind talking to you. On some level, even if you aren't aware of it, you must be concerned about that possibility, or how it would affect your life. The best thing to do is discuss it. If you don't feel talking about it to your boyfriend, perhaps a therapist? Anything you tell them is confidential, and facing your fear may help you eliminate it. Hope this helps ...Read more
Different meanig to: Those on the physiology side see dreams as only nonsense that the brain creates from fragments of images and memory. For centuries, however, people have looked at their dreams as both omens and insights into their own psyches. Many think dreams are full of symbolic messages that may not be clear to us on the surface. ...Read more
Hmm: Strange dreams can sometimes be a side effect of medications. Strange dreams may occur as the mind attempts to resolve conflicts while asleep. Remember that the content of dreams often comes from our waking time prior to going to sleep and that the objects in dreams are often symbolic. ...Read more
Dreams can be: Power houses of meaning. However, dreams are often symbolic representations and they often need to be interpreted in the context of the dreamer's life. ...Read more
This needs to: Be evaluated to tell you. Please see a psychiatrist as soon as possible. Take care. ...Read more
Dreams: Many are related to the day's residues, such as unfinished business, worries about someone or something, planning for what's ahead, or unresolved issues. ...Read more
Multiple possible: There are multiple possible causes for this -- from various medications which intensify dreaming, to primary sleep disorders, to traumatic experiences being relived during sleep. Some people with ptsd have so many nightmares it's hard for them to go to sleep. If yours are bothering you frequently, please see a psychologist or psychiatrist for evaluation and help. ...Read more
It varies: Anybody can have a wet dream (nocturnal orgasm). They are more common in men. Unresolved sexual tension or stimulation makes it more likely for you to have a wet dream. More frequent intercourse or masturbation may help. The good news, is they are not harmful. No side effects. ...Read more
Vivid dreams: Do you take any medications or supplements? Some like nicotine patches or Chantix for stopping smoking; wellbutrin; tetracycline; narcotic pain meds; anxiety meds; malaria prevention meds; and others may be associated with vivid dreams. Discuss your meds— rx, otc, & supplements with your doc to try to determine what is causing the condition. ...Read more
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
Good nutrition: Your maximum height is genetically programmed into you body. Eating good quality foods to optimize your nutrition will help you reach that height. Unfortunately there's no healthy safe way to get your height to be more than what's in your genetic plan. Better to learn to be happy at whatever height you end up at. ...Read more