My psychiatrist said I am having a mental illness with some psychotic elements. I don’t know if I translate well how she said that. I speak French and it is difficult to translate exactly how she said that to me.
My worst symptoms always occurs during the night so I was wondering if it’s possible for someone to have psychosis but only when sleeping.
I don’t get peace. Many times the demonic harassment I was experiencing while awake continues into my dreams only now it’s worse because I’m fully in that world instead of them being in my world, if that makes sense. It’s terrible.
So I definitely think psychotic symptoms can carry over into our dreams, but I don’t really think it’s possible to have psychosis that is ONLY present in dreams, because that would mean you just have really weird or unpleasant dreams.
Well you said is it possible to have psychosis only when SLEEPING which isn’t really possible. It is possible that your symptoms really act up at night and then aren’t really as noticeable during the day.
This is a very common reaction to waking up in the middle of the night, and it can rapidly turn into a full-fledged, omg-i’m-dying panic attack. My co-person gets these and is absolutely hysterical, sometimes in tears of fright when they happen. It doesn’t matter how often they happen, she can’t convince herself that this time, she’s not really dying.
We tried @ninjastar’s trick of an ice pack on the back of the neck. This is supposed to cool down the limbic system, which is flipping out, but it stopped her physical symptoms, too. The brain is a powerful organ. Give this a shot next time this happens.