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VIVID FREAKY DREAMS
Posted: Fri Jul 20, 2007 2:18 pm
I've posted in the past about the vivid dreams from Mirapex and I know some of you have the same. I've been having a recurring dream about a strange little creature, sort of fuzzy like a fat cat........but with huge razor teeth and he likes to hold onto my foot and chew on my leg. I'm no shrink, but I'm thinking it's my mind acting out the battle I'm having with this mess. Even though the drugs are working, I do have times of small "tremors" if you will, like the ugly monster is just letting me know it's still there. I woke myself up last night shaking my leg trying to get it off of me and screaming. Let me tell you, that scared the sh** out of my partner who was in a deep deep sleep at the time. Just thought I would throw this out there. Most of the dreams l like, very entertaining and unlike most, I can remember them the next morning.
Posted: Fri Jul 20, 2007 4:41 pm
I wanted you to read something an oldtimer around here wrote a couple of years ago about dreaming. It might be helpful, I don't know.
I do know that Jumpyowl, the author, is one of my favorite people here and he is missed so often, his wisdom is unmatched. his natural curiousity is addictting.
http://bb.rls.org/viewtopic.php?t=542&p ... sc&start=0
This is no easy disorder after it reaches a certain level, for sure.
Maybe your doc would have a clue about the bad dreams or maybe your right. When I was really bad, all I could read was mountain climbing books, but never put it together that it was my own metaphor.
Hope it is an easy weekend for you, and the dreams stop soon.
Posted: Sun Jul 22, 2007 3:55 am
I have opiate induced dreams and they are complex and very twisted. Last night part of my dream involved talking to a woman who's face was partly submerged into the floor, as if (the floor) were liquid.
Dihydrocodeine used to give me some crazy fever dreams. Vivid, complex and with staggering visual 'effects'. My current meds (Lortab 7.5/500) are not as bad but I still get the odd twisted dream. I must admit that I enjoy them most of the time, but once in a while they are extremely unpleasant. Many times I cannot separate of my dreams from reality unless they are so outlandish that it beggars belief, however, opiate pain meds take way that option and I have awoken screaming from twisted nightmares that I was full convinced were part of my conscious reality.
Posted: Sun Jul 22, 2007 4:07 am
Hi becat, I enjoyed reading jumpyowl's post! Thanks for posting it. I enjoy listening to my Father's generation (70+), and I do listen. I have seen the younger generation feign interest and respect for our elders. You just know that instead of listening, they are just thinking about what they are going to say next. In many ways forums and the written word are a better way to communicate.
Posted: Sun Jul 22, 2007 2:48 pm
I remember Jumpy Owl.
Razor, here is a tip that may or may not help. If you take your meds first thing in the morning, your nightmares may less vivid.
Posted: Sun Jul 22, 2007 5:39 pm
Yes I love that hinker mind he has, (jumpyowl) just a genius. His mind just has to figure stuff out.
I'm a fan of older people too, love thier stories, the way the see life, and try hard to teach us what they know. My grandmother was my best friend ever, and not only was she a cool lady to hang with, she understood life better than most I've met. A wise woman well before her time.
Sorry about the dreams. It's been so long since I've dreampt that it might scare me to try again. As far as I can remember, Neurotin (sp?) did that to me. Scary and bizzare for sure, I never took it long enough to see if it helped because of the dreams.
I hope everyone just gets some rest. The world could be so much nicer if we did.
Hugs to all
Posted: Mon Jul 23, 2007 2:31 am
Whatever happened to jumpyowl? If it's any of my business. (?)
Don't want to be nosey...just wondering why he isn't here anymore. His posts are really interesting.