it's not the sleep it's the dreams

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it's not the sleep it's the dreams

Postby patedwards » Wed Feb 02, 2005 5:07 pm

I am sleeping pretty well, but my dreams are SO VIVID, SO REAL!! I sometimes wake up confused.
I am even having erotic dreams with orgasms. I'm not complaining, :) just wondering if anyone else is having the same symptoms.

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Postby Zero » Wed Feb 02, 2005 9:59 pm

Well, I was waiting for someone to mention vivid dreams! :) I have very in depth dreams, and very often, but I can't remember them more than 2 minutes after I wake up! Very frustrating!! No, I don't have orgasms in my dreams, but there's a lot of happiness and always a special man (can't figure out who they are....maybe an ex-husband).

Somewhere in our group there's got to be someone who can analyze dreams!!
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Postby DebK1963 » Thu Feb 03, 2005 12:54 pm

Me too! Thank god I'm not alone with these "dreams". I've had them in the past, although very infrequently. Now though...2-3 times a week. Sometimes it's a face I recognize, other times not...but it's never my husband. I sometimes feel guilty - but not always. Should I feel guilt over NOT feeling guilt? Are the dreams because I have very little sex drive anymore? I'm only 42, is this normal???
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Postby drjudy » Sat Feb 05, 2005 10:26 pm

Dang, where can I sign up for this symptom?

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Postby DebK1963 » Sun Feb 06, 2005 8:50 pm

Dr. Judy,
You sounded surprised in your reply...Does that mean this is the first you've heard of something like this? The dreams are so vivid & real that when I wake up it's a little disorienting - not yet realizing that the dream WAS a dream.
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Postby drjudy » Mon Feb 07, 2005 7:08 pm

I have not heard of this symptom before.

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Postby Hopefully » Mon Feb 07, 2005 9:22 pm

When my perimenopausal symptoms became severe I also started having weird dreams. They were not vivid, but weird in the sense that I did not recognize any of the people in my dreams. This lasted awhile until I began taking a low dose birth control pill, then the weird dreams stopped and now I'm back to dreaming about family members and friends. Please don't think I'm pushing bcp, I'm just sharing my experience.

I've seen this symptom discussed on other menopause sites.
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Postby DebK1963 » Tue Feb 15, 2005 2:44 pm

Well, the dreams are still coming. Still odd enough to keep my attention even after I awaken - whether sexual or not. I'll be starting on bcp's myself as soon as my next cycle arrives, so we'll see what happens. I've not taken these since I was in my 20's, so I'm really not sure what to expect. Will I have a sex drive again? It's not COMPLETELY gone, but it's greatly diminished. Does the estrogen in the pills help with that?
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ugh

Postby sfogrrl » Thu Feb 24, 2005 10:24 pm

:evil: Hi Patedwards; me too. I used to pray when I'd go on meditation retreats it wouldn't happen (thereby disturbing whatever stranger-roomate i had). Now I just make sure to get my own room. I've had this since my 20's. It's a drag, at least for me. I'd rather not have them. But, whatever. On a scale of all the 90 million things a body can have, it could be worse. I've always been too embarrassed to mention it before. :oops: thanks
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Me too!!

Postby Koekje » Fri Feb 25, 2005 9:25 am

I'm having vivid dreams too! Weird though, when I wake up I realize I don't recognize the people nor the places where I am. :roll:
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Postby Zero » Fri Feb 25, 2005 10:25 am

Looks like we might have something that needs more research here, Ladies!! :roll:
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Postby Zetti » Fri Feb 25, 2005 1:17 pm

Yup, xtreme vivid dreams here as well. I thought it could be related to the restoril I take sometimes but it seems to happen no matter what.

No orgasms yet, how do I get those dreams?

I agree, definitely an area requiring further study . . .



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Postby DebK1963 » Fri Feb 25, 2005 4:18 pm

Well, 6 days into my bcp's & still having odd dreams...nothing sexual lately though. Rarely is it a place or people that I recognize. The other night I woke myself up yelling (obviously still dreaming). HAHA, :lol: it was kinda funny at first - until I couldn't get back to sleep :(
I wish I knew how to control the orgasmic dreams - I'd pass along my secret :wink: . Unfortunately, they just show up whenever they feel like it.
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Postby sfogrrl » Fri Feb 25, 2005 11:11 pm

8) btw, I get like 4 a year. ugh.
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Vivid dreams also

Postby susnam » Sun Feb 27, 2005 10:35 am

Add me to the list, I am also having VERY vivid dreams. I don't ever recall any other time in my life having vivid dreams like this. No men, though, just extremely vivid dreams about places I've never been and people I've never met.
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