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Old 03-28-13, 03:54 AM   #1
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Default How do you deal with the nightmares?

So, I've been getting a lot of nightmares recently, I was wondering how you guys deal/ have felt with them?
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Old 03-28-13, 09:23 AM   #2
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I just wake up and right away start doing something completely irrelevant. It tends to help shake it off and help forget it. Also, just try to remind yourself dreams can't hurt you.
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Old 04-01-13, 05:20 PM   #3
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Okay, I'll try that, thanks :) lucky I haven't been able to sleep recently! X
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I go and see a therapist and try to get to the bottom of what the nightmares are about and how to solve the problem from returning.
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Old 04-01-13, 05:39 PM   #5
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I already know why they're occurring, I think it's just a waiting game for them to go
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This is going to sound like real strange way to deal with nightmares but it worked for me.
-----I had nightmares for about three years. I taught myself a technique that enabled me to remember them in great detail on waking. I wrote them all down in a book that I kept by the bed. I write Sci-fi horror and the book has given me endless inspiration when I have needed it, so something positive has come out of it. After I wrote them down in the book I shrugged them off but some were harder to shrug off than others but I got to the point where I could do it.
-----Years later, and I still look at the book when I am stuck for a story.
-----The nightmares were caused by me taking Prozac. When I stopped taking it the nightmares stopped. I named the book Prozac Dreams.
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Old 04-07-13, 01:04 AM   #7
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Try writing them down in a journal as soon as you wake up. Than you can read back on them later on that day and try to figure out what it means. I don't study dreams or anything but I believe every dream has a logic behind it. Something were not facing or hiding, some type of metaphor. Not sure if this interests you or not, but dreams are rather interesting in my opinion. Nightmares are terrifying though I understand that, but it'll help you figure out why you're having these dreams.
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I can memorise my dreams really easily, I know why/ what they're about - being assaulted, just wish they would stop!
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Go right back to sleep. Works for me.
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Old 11-01-15, 08:43 AM   #10
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I have had nightmares every night for years. It sounds like yours and mine are alike, due to traumatic experience. People say I should be used to them by now but they still hit you no matter what. Once I wake up I spend a moment to reassure myself I am in the real world, then I do a minor morning work out. I don't do much, but that bit of movement helps more than any medication did, at least for me and people are different
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