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What Is The Best Treatment For Vivid Dreams
I have vivid dreams, I wake up in them and can't move or speak, have to really shake&wriggle body to wake up, get haunted in most dreams, what can I do?
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
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
Not unusual....: All the antidepressants can cause vivid dreaming. Usually if one experiences this side effect, the dreams subside after a month or two, if one is on a stable dose. Vivid dreaming may come back if one changes the dose. If the dreaming doesn't seem to just go away, it may be a reason to change medications. ...Read more
See details: They are only 2 viable options. One is to reduce the dose and hope that helps. The best approach is to switch to another antidepressant. There are many effective options. ...Read more
I've been having very strange and vivid dreams since I started taking valacyclovir is that normal?
On sep, 17, 2013: 14, 459 people reported to have side effects when taking valtrex. Among them, 39 people (0.27%) have dreams - bad.
Realize that this is 0.27% of reported side effects, not 0.27% of the population that takes the drug, which is much greater. However, the dreams were listed as bad. Source: www. Ehealthme. Com/ds/valacyclovir/dreams+-+bad. ...Read more
I have vivid dreams after waking up at 6am briefly (when my partner gets up) and sweat profusely. This does not happen all night, only after 6am. Why?
Record your dream.: Sometimes when people wake up when they are in the middle of a dream (or a nightmare), they are vivid and it usually occurs when we wake up in the morning. Does you partner getting up wake you up? The profuse sweating maybe in response to whatever you're dreaming about. If this happens often, try to get a diary next to your bedside and write what you remember of your dreams. ...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
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 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
Possible: Other causes should be saught as well. A full history and physical along with labs would be helpful. Medications should be reviewed such as smoke cessation aids and antidepressants. Even some natural remedies can cause this. Sleep apena, nocturnal hypoglycemia, etc. If no obvious source found a sleep study would be of value. ...Read more
Possibly: Dreams (vivid or not) & sleep quality is complex. If dreams are not disturbing, you are sleeping well & feeling refreshed upon awakening, you likely have good sleep. If dreams are disturbing, awaken you & disrupt sleep leaving you unrefreshed upon awakening, you likely have poor sleep. Study & use sleep hygiene, lucid dreaming, & stress reduction strategies to improve sleep & well-being. ...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 ›
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 ›
Sleep study: Sleep study would probably shed some light -no pun intended-. Overweight, for example is a condition sensed as normal (not sick) but still provoke certain problems, even serious sometimes. Ask your dr, have some checkup anyway (i know, you said you are not sick). Best wishes. ...Read more