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Dream Weaver

Post by kiwiguy » April 7th, 2016, 11:13 pm

Not to be confused with the one hit wonder from Gary Wright..... (thanks google)

Now like most of you I am on a lot of medications, and we all put up with annoying side effects in the hope that the drugs are doing more good than the side effect is doing harm... One of my current beefs is tinnitus, but I digress.....

Anyway, ever since I started on these drugs I get amazing and wildly realistic dreams. Its become something of a standing joke with my wife that invariably I will sit upright in bed in the middle of the night and proclaim that there is someone in the room. I may even reach an arm out to try and grab them. The weird thing is that I'm usually very conscious of what I'm doing and remember doing it, but it takes a couple of minutes before my mind gets to working out that its the same old hallucination and the reality is that there is no one there at all.

I'm kind of hoping now that someone else chimes in with a similar experience so that my good wife cant confirm that its just me going around the twist.



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Re: Dream Weaver

Post by Ozchrissy » April 8th, 2016, 12:13 am

whewsmile whewsmile whewsmile

WELl!!!!!!!!!! it might not be the dreams. whewsmile whewsmile

I have only experienced it once when I was in Intensive Care. They couldn't feed me anything, including drugs through my mouth and stomach, and they had to find a specific replacement for a drug I was on which was time release. They could crush up the others and put through my feeding tube, but this one they couldn't do it with. Boy did I trip on that drug, it was purely psychedelic and sometimes I wish I could remember clearly the dreams as they would make a great surrealist painting. It wasn't the pain morphine stuff, took that like a trooper, but one of my other pills, not sure which one now.

I would check the side effects mentioned with the drugs, also talk to your docs. If you don't get proper sleep, you really miss out on your Rem sleep and you suffer. (Well something like that, you know what I mean). Often there are alternatives that will not have the same side effects, and you could end the nightly drama. It sounds like you are involving your wife in all this too, so she must be a bit cranky at the moment also.

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Re: Dream Weaver

Post by freckles1880 » April 8th, 2016, 7:32 am

I had the same experience as Chrissy. Surgery and heavy medications. I do know that many cannot tolerate certain drugs and many times it is related to sleeping aids. You should write down what you take and when you have the issues then talk with your doctor. I also take a lot of pills but no sleeping meds. My Warden is taking some that have your issues as a side effect.


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Re: Dream Weaver

Post by ROBO Pop » April 8th, 2016, 5:07 pm

I too have amazing wild dreams, and awaken with a warm feeling and a smile ear to ear. Strangely, my wife gets angry when she sees that look and smacks me...
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Re: Dream Weaver

Post by Michael L » April 8th, 2016, 5:51 pm

I have had very vidid dreams since taking Temazepam. Some are very strange, but very detailed!

Along those lines, I just watched a story on NBC Nightly News about a company paying their employees to make sure they get enough sleep! If their sleep tracking device (such as a FitBit) indicates they got at least 7 hours sleep per night, they get a bonus! Where were those benefits when I was working?!?!?!?
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Re: Dream Weaver

Post by TruckerRon » April 8th, 2016, 6:23 pm

I don't know the current federal rules for truckers, but the last few years I was driving they were requiring we shut down 10 hours for sleep and such before each work period of no more than 14 hours. So which will happen first--their requiring truckers to prove they slept enough hours or the development of self-driving trucks and the elimination of the profession?
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Re: Dream Weaver

Post by rcarroll » April 11th, 2016, 5:00 am

I recently started Temazepam too and I have to say my dreams are detailed and weird and I can wake up go to the toilet go back to bed and pick up where I left off. And before you comment, I am definitely not dreaming I am going to the toilet!
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Re: Dream Weaver

Post by kiwiguy » April 11th, 2016, 3:28 pm

rcarroll wrote:I recently started Temazepam too and I have to say my dreams are detailed and weird and I can wake up go to the toilet go back to bed and pick up where I left off. And before you comment, I am definitely not dreaming I am going to the toilet!
Mate, That happens to me as well, I can wake up, remember everything I was in the middle of dreaming about, stare at the imaginary person in my room until they dissolve then head off back to the land of nod and carry on with my dream.

Glad to hear I'm not the only one !!

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Re: Dream Weaver

Post by David882 » April 11th, 2016, 6:23 pm

Perhaps we should list the meds that produce the best <del>hallucination</del> dreams.

It can help members when requesting new meds.
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