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Having bad dreams every night , and in a general bad mood, what to do?

Having bad dreams every night , and in a general bad mood, what to do?

Talk to professional: Occasional 'bad dream' r not unusual. Bad dream nightly, two weeks of 'moody', wonder if a true depression is present. Ur generalist (gp, general internist, family practitioner, nurse practioner, mphysician's assistant) would be the professional to start with. Dreams often are the mind's way of putting conscious experiences into an unconscious story. Jot them down, talk with a significant other... ...Read more

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Dr. Krishna Kumar
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Mood (Definition)

Is how a patient says they feel, or how someone feels internally, versus how someone's mood appears, which is called "affect." if you say your mood is "happy, " and you appear to be so, we would say that your affect is congruent. If, however, you actually look really angry, we would say your mood is "happy" and ...Read more


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Stress/anxiety has really been getting to me my moods change i've been having weird dreams when/ if i even sleep n I don't know y im stressed. Can anyone help

Stress/anxiety has really been getting to me  my moods change i've been having weird dreams when/ if i even sleep n I don't know y im stressed. Can anyone help

Source of stress: Somehow have to get to your source of stress- what triggers your anxiety. In my profession, many patients were terribly anxious about dentists and dentistry. We spent a lot of time talking with them, educating them to modern dental procedures. In your case, talk to someone- family or professional. ...Read more

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I've had crazy side effects coming off lexapro- crazy dreams, mood swings, is this depression again?

I've had crazy side effects coming off lexapro- crazy dreams, mood swings, is this depression again?

Not necessarily: Going on and coming off of antidepressant can have consequences. Going on can result in a brief period of dreams or nightmares that clears quickly. Coming off of antidepressants can have a resurgence of the dreaming which goes away, but true withdrawal symptoms can also occur. If depression shows up after you have been off of the antidepressant, most likely it's a return of your depression. ...Read more

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I'm hot or cold , getting fat, moody , having bad dreams .. Can't drink enough water my period comes tmrw i got 3 neg tests am i preg?

I'm hot or cold , getting fat, moody , having bad dreams .. Can't drink enough water my period comes tmrw i got 3 neg tests am i preg?

Trust the test : Home pregnancy tests are very accurate. They are the same tests used in a doctors office. They can detect a pregnancy 7-10 days after conception. The best time to take one is when you miss your period. If you doubt the result you can repeat it in 1-2 days. If you were pregnant the hormone level would rise enough for detection. ...Read more

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Son was prescribed Suboxone for opiate addiction & lexipro for mood. He's having bad nightmares. He has a health phobia & is worried about dreams.

Son was prescribed Suboxone for opiate addiction & lexipro for mood. He's having bad nightmares. He has a health phobia & is worried about dreams.

Possible side effect: Both suboxone and lexipro are reported to cause nightmares in about 1% of those taking them; it seems to be a bigger issue for those on lexipro. It is possible that it is also a coincidence as many not on meds also have nightmares. Your son should discuss this with the doctor who prescribed these meds and explore alternatives- i'd try a different antidepressant first. Counseling may help too! ...Read more

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