Hi mcfly. I love your user name :) Welcome
Tammy2's post that you quoted in the first post says:
"I am not fully cured until I dream every night and can recall them"
I don't have depression, and I do remember my dreams... but there are also nights when I don't recall any and possibly didn't have any. So that quote about dreaming every night and
remembering them isn't very realistic, I think. There are also mornings when I feel that I had dreamt something, but I can't remember what it was.
Could some medications interfere with the sleep cycle and dreaming? Or the ability to recall dreams?
I recall mine immediately upon waking up, and then the memory of them fades as I get out of bed and start to be active and think about other things. Usually I forget them totally by the time I leave the house in the mornings. When I first wake up, I lie still and try to remember what I dreamt. It's weird, but moving around does fade the memory away for me. I know that sounds ridiculous, but it's true. When you wake up, do you get up right away or start thinking of other things right away?