Nightmares with false wakings

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sarals

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Nightmares with false wakings
« on: May 30, 2020, 09:42:00 PM »
I know this has been touched on but I keep having nightmares about things that are, on the surface, unrelated to my Trauma.  Last night, for example, I was under attack by some sort of armed group in the place I work.  Whatís harder about these dreams is that I wake up uncontrollably upset and being comfort3d by a friend only to realise that that is all a dream, I then wake up shaking and sobbing holding the bed being held by my partner only to find....nope, still a dream.  I then wake up for real completely silently and emotionless as my childhood trauma taught me to be but not being certain of what reality is anymore.  I find hold the bed frame and opening the window to get air on my face helps.
Iím not really expecting anyone to be able to help but I wanted to be able to share knowing that someone reading it understands, and understands the impact it has despite it  being Ďjust a dreamí.
This is my first post, I hope what Iíve written is acceptable.

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notalone

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Re: Nightmares with false wakings
« Reply #1 on: May 30, 2020, 10:37:37 PM »
That sounds very distressful. Like you said, it isn't "just a dream," what you are going through must be very disturbing.

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buddy9832

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Re: Nightmares with false wakings
« Reply #2 on: May 30, 2020, 11:51:56 PM »
 Hi sarals,

Welcome to the forum, Iím pretty new hear as well. Iím glad you posted this. What you wrote resonates with me almost to a T.

I find myself having recurring nightmares. The dreams are typically different but they are always the same theme. Iím being hunted. Iíve had them for many years now but I havenít started addressing them until now. The dreams usually span from being in a war zone and people are trying to kill me to being hunted down by the police. They can be incredibly gory and graphic. The funny thing is though I never find myself scared either during the dreams or when I wake up.

My psychiatrist prescribed me Mini Press to help with the nightmares. Itís more or less a very low dose blood pressure medication. I find it helps. For me it doesnít always stop the nightmares but typically I awake not remembering them but knowing I had them.

Again welcome, Iím glad to know Iím not the only person that has these dreams. You are certainly not alone!

Cheers!

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sarals

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Re: Nightmares with false wakings
« Reply #3 on: May 31, 2020, 08:28:23 AM »
Thank you both.  Itís just nice to be able to share with people who understand.

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Re: Nightmares with false wakings
« Reply #4 on: May 31, 2020, 10:58:59 PM »
Going through very similar nights myself. It is truly awful and utterly exhausting Iím sorry to hear you deal with this too  :hug: