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..Is there something wrong with me..? - August 8th 2012, 01:37 AM

I am well aware I have an extreme imagination.
Just lately... It's scaring me.
I mean really fucking scaring me.

Some days I'll just be sitting around daydreaming, then I get locked in a nightmare kind of thing. And in it, somehow, I'll be injured.
Then when I am injured in my daydream/nightmare, I'll feel real pain.
As in real pain, as if I were really injured.

Lately, I had a nightmare/daydream where I was being strangled, and I ended up actually choking.
I'm just so scared.
I don't know whats going on.


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Re: ..Is there something wrong with me..? - August 13th 2012, 06:31 PM

When people experience panic attacks, it's not uncommon for them to experience physical pain in addition to mental anxiety. For example, someone who is suffering from a panic attack may experience a tightness in their chest, difficulty breathing, weakness/dizziness/nausea, etc. Since all your physical pain directly results from nightmares (or unpleasant daydreams), and since these nightmares are clearly upsetting, there's a chance your physical pain could be explained by panic attacks. Does any of this resonate with you?

The important thing to remember is that, no matter how upset you are mentally/emotionally by these nightmares, you are not going to experience permanent damage and/or death as a result of those nightmares. Your body is reacting to what your mind perceives, so if you can address what is going on with your mind, you can indrectly influence what is going on with your body. If this problem persists, I would consider seeing a psychological professional who specializes in anxiety disorders. There could be other explanations as well, so it wouldn't hurt to see your regular doctor beforehand in order to rule out general medical conditions you might not be aware of.

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Re: ..Is there something wrong with me..? - August 13th 2012, 07:30 PM

I know exactly how you feel. I also keep having twisted and violent daydreams in the middle of the day. I maintained my sanity by telling my close friend everything I saw everytime I had a nightmare. He too would share his nightmares with me. Try it, it worked for me, it might work for you.

Another thing you could do is to stop using electronic devices (TV, PC, Cellphone) for a day or two or even a week if it isn't a problem. In the meantime, you can go out and camp or spend time with friends or paint or do whatever you like but not anything related to electronic stuff. Your daydreams will be violent for a while, but they will cool off eventually. If you are a nature person, then I highly recommend taking strolls around a quiet river, lake, pond or beach. Hope this helps.
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