Hi I just wondered if anyone else has trouble deciding if a dream is real or not . I get reality mixed up with unreal things . Actual life has become like a dream , I have heightened sensory perceptions , noises especially are so loud and I have the ability to hear tiny sounds . I am confused .
Don’t worry, dreams are just simple dreams, reality is totally different from dreams i think
Yes, Julian is right; hence the phrase ‘only in your dreams.’
me too. I have fragments of dream in my day i dont know if it’s real
Yes, I do too. I think I read that it’s a side-effect of antipsychotics.
I have a hard time telling the difference between dreams and reality too. I air on the side of caution. I always assume it’s real that way I’m always making the prudent decisions for example I don’t go around thinking I can fly off the top of tall buildings or I don’t haul off and hit someone who is rude to me. Just act as if it’s real and you’ll be safe and so will everyone else.
My dreams have become realistic in the sense that they’re based on normal events, so it makes me have difficulty wondering whether or not they’re real.
It’s odd, ever since my psychosis, my dreams got more real as opposed to bizarre.
Some dreams are from angels. Angels come in my dreamsa at night sometimes to help me.
Yeah I’ve done that before. I’ve often thought that dreams are as real as real life and are just a separate reality taking place on the nonphysical plane.
Once, Zhuang Zhou dreamed he was a butterfly, a butterfly flitting and fluttering about, happy with himself and doing as he pleased. Suddenly he woke up and there he was, solid and unmistakable Zhuang Zhou. But he didn’t know if he was Zhuang Zhou who had dreamt he was a butterfly, or a butterfly dreaming that he was Zhuang Zhou.
Zhuangzi, chapter 2
Like in a psychedelic type of way,
Or like having little birdies going around your head?
Might want to look up/ have psychoeducation of DP/DR, it’s one of those things that can come along with sz
Couldn’t diagnose you though but may be a interesting thing to look up.
having understanding of why you might be experiencing what you do,
can really help with the picture and bring you more at ease.
I’ve gone as far as bringing up things that happened in my dreams with my boss. Didn’t go well, ended up burning that bridge. My pdoc had a name for it ,I guess it’s pretty common, but I forget what he called it. I got to the point where I just didn’t come right out so directly with things I thought had happened. Much better now on meds vary rarely happens and usually just after I wake up and I figure it out.
Actually my dreams have become like real life.