I have noticed an increase in bad dreams since quitting the medication… Any ideas as to why?
Why did you quit meds
Because that was the choice that I and my medical team made.
Oh OK I get bad dreams from ptsd not sure about yours.
Well, I have PTSD…
Yeah likely that’s it but I’m not a doc.
I get bad dreams when I am emotionally upset. How’s your emotional life?
Up and down, but, mostly good. Normal I would say.
I have been taken off meds in the past with the approval of my doctor, and in the first few days, my moods and sleeping patterns were all over the place. I had lots of dreams and vivid nightmares. Take that for what it’s worth - we might have a commonality.
I have been off them for about 2 weeks now.
As I recall, it took about 6 months for me to even out. I then proceeded to be medication-free for about 8 years until I relapsed.
What do you think triggered the relapse?
You know, quite honestly, I haven’t the foggiest. It just kind of happened. That was 2008. 7 years now I’ve been on meds. I was medicated from 1994-2000, and again from 2008-present. I have received top-notch care at the facility I go to, and they do not foresee me coming off meds ever again. They did an fMRI on me, and whatever they saw was wrong indicated to them I was “damaged goods,” for lack of a better term.
stress can bring on bad dreams…
but remember the mentaly ill and ’ muggles ’ all have bad dreams…
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