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Couldthe medicine amitriptyline cause vivid dreams/nightmares?

Possibly. Although, usually it's just the opposite. Amitriptyline is what is known as a tricyclic antidepressant (tca). In general, tcas are known to inhibit or diminish rem sleep. Rem sleep is when dreaming occurs. A person may commonly have "rem rebound, " when stopping or reducing their tca medication then and dream more. Of course, there are always exceptions to the rule in the practice of medicine. Read more...

Please advise if it's normal for hydrocodone to produce vivid dreams and nightmares?

Normal? Vivid dreams and nightmares are possible with hydrocodone and any other centrally acting medication. No, you cannot consider an adverse effect normal. The question is if this adverse effect inteferes with your life and your sleep enough to warrant discontinuation or change to another medication. Risks vs benefit needs to be carefully considered by you and your prescriber. Read more...
Not common. but is listed among side effects. Painful conditions can interfere with REM sleep, and it may be the underlying pain, rather than the medications, that is causing this. Talk to your doctor and pharmacist. Or it may be another medication like Chantix, which routinely does this. Read more...

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...

What can I do about vivid dreams and nightmares when dealing with alcohol withdrawal?

One day at a time. Ar night, try to rest. Don't worry if you don't sleep. Just rest. Each day will become easier. One day/night at a time. You will get better, little by little and day by day. Count your blessings. Read more...
Alcohol. Sleep hygiene helps. Best medicine is time. Your symptoms will get better the longer u stay sober. Read more...
Prevention. No individual advice can be offered. Avoid repeating the experience by quitting drinking or drinking only lightly. Alcohol withdrawal can cause these symptoms and increase blood pressure and risk of seizure, stroke or heart attack. Withdrawals r a sign of alcohol dependency - and if this is a recurrent problem individualsl shoudl seek an addiction specialist. Consider aa. Read more...

Why does melatonin give me vivid nightmares? How does it work? Are there other supplements that produce vivid dreams?

Cause not known. Night mares even though rare are a known side effects of melatonin. It's a hormone needed to induce sleep secreted by penial gland in the brain. No studies exist on incidence of night mares. Read more...

Is it normal for a nicotine patch to give nightmares or wild and vivid dreams when asleep?

Not Normal, Possible. I would not say it is "normal" but vivid dreams are a possible side effect of prescription doses of nicotine. If these are tolerable, then it may be worthwhile to using the patches to see if things change over time. If they are bothersome or frustrating, then you will want to contact your physician to discuss stopping the patches to see if they go away. Read more...