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Recurring dreams

Aug 31, 2017 7:08 PM

Motor vehicle collision last year, I have had recurring dreams of the accident several times a week since. Does anybody have the same and any ideas how to make them stop?

Aug 31, 2017 9:52 PM

I don't have an answer. Do you do anything different at bedtime?Perhaps a medication you started after the wreck that might be causing dreams?

Aug 31, 2017 9:56 PM

No, no medication, I just keep reliving the collision night after night. The dream sometimes is from a slightly different viewpoint, but basically the same bad dream every night

Aug 31, 2017 10:09 PM

Am so sorry. I was also.in a wreck. Sept 14 of last year. I don't have dreams but if a car gets too close to me I have flashbacks. (I was stopped and a guy who was texting hit me then kept on going).

Aug 31, 2017 10:32 PM

Weemac it seems you may have PTSD and unfortunately I don't know how to make those dreams go away 😔
Have you told your doctor about the dreams?
Have you tried counselling?

Aug 31, 2017 11:31 PM

You need to talk with a counsler. It has been over 15 years since a tractor trailer ran over top my car. It took a year or so to stop those day time visions and night dreams. If I had not done some visits I would not be able to get in a car again. It took hypnosis for me.

Sep 01, 2017 12:37 AM

I am seeing a counselor about the recurring dreams and she has got me doing all types of things to help try and alleviate the problem. I think the woman that hit me was texting or looking at a GPS system, because she clearly did not see me. One if the things suggested to me, was to try and change the outcome of the dream. So before sleep, I picture at the end of the dream she drives on past me instead of turning into my lane and hitting me. It's not working yet.

Sep 01, 2017 9:05 AM

There's a way to control all your dreams. You would have to look it up on how to do so, but I have had several friends who have done it and they said it worked.

Sep 01, 2017 12:13 PM

I had 4 months of untreated facial nerve pain before my TN was diagnosed. I would drug my self with nearly dangerous levels and mixes of pain meds, sleep for 3-5 hours and wake up to my own screaming. The pain was that bad and it was 24/7. So, when I got treatment after diagnosis I thought that would be the end. But shortly after I started sleeping through the night I started having "painful" dreams. Not just of my face pain, but dreams that all the skin was being peeled from my hand, and I could feel it, or I dreamed I was walking through a garden and vines with hypodermic sized needles wrapped my legs poking clear through, I could feel it. I was waking up screaming again. But as soon as I woke up the phantom pains were gone. I had to go to a counselor and talk it out and keep a dream journal. I think I needed time to work through the fear and anger that months of pure agony had left me. Eventually the dreams stopped. My dreams are quite different but seeing a therapist about possible PTSD symptoms is my best recomondation.

Sep 01, 2017 9:35 PM

I have PTSD, causing depression and anxiety. I have dreams of the situation that caused PTSD at times I awake and think im still there. I have to look around and realize it was just a dream. Its been over 10 years. I dont have these dreams every night just periodically. don't have specific medication. However, I was recommended counselling and giving anxiety medication. I would think that counseling may help. Sorry about your accident.

Sep 01, 2017 10:08 PM

I have what I call nightmares from something that happened 20 years ago. I do nothing different at night time than I normally do. So I understand.
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Sep 02, 2017 6:41 PM

I used to have recurring dreams along with nightmares several times a night but I went to the doctors and there are different things they can do to help x

Sep 04, 2017 4:08 PM

I think the best thing to do would be to talk to your doctor and possibly see a counselor/psychologist. I'm sorry that you are dealing with this.

Sep 06, 2017 3:55 PM

Try look up how to lucid dream, lucid dreaming has been helpful for me as it allows me to have control over the dream, also EMDR is very useful if talking about what happened doesn't help

Sep 06, 2017 5:00 PM

@kneepain7 I agree that lucid dreaming Gives you more of a sense of control which could continue into your daily life making you happier in general

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