When you take certain medicines do u find your dreams more vivid or bizarre?

United States
July 1, 2009 9:59pm CST
I have ever taken medication that really effects my dreams as I sleep in odd ways. Sometimes they are so very vivid, or other times, bizarre. And I've noticed that some medicine makes me dream much more often during sleep. Has this ever happened to you? Do you find it a bit scary? Or perhaps interesting instead of scary?
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@Shaun72 (15968)
• Palatka, Florida
7 Jul 09
I am on medication that makes me sleepy but it helps my pain . I have Multiple Sclrosis and I do have a lot of shoulder pain. these pills help my pain which is greak but they also make me sleepy throught the day.
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• United States
8 Jul 09
Hi Shaun. I am so sorry about the MS. I have a friend with it, and she has muscle pain, as well. Many of the meds for chronic pain seem to make one drowsey, but constant pain needs something to tame it. My best wishes to you. Karen
@Shaun72 (15968)
• Palatka, Florida
8 Jul 09
Yeah my shoulders are the worst to have muscle pain. I hope your friend is doing pretty well.
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• United States
13 Jul 09
Hi Shaun...she has bad days and good days, but I truly admire her courage and spirit :)
• United States
2 Jul 09
You know what bothered me is my kid and sister argue so much that they even fight in my dreams!!! I can't excape it! I woke up to it this morning! But to answer your question I am on Percocet boy the dreams are wild!
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• United States
2 Jul 09
Hi Cookie...wow, I know we dream about things that seem to be a frequent part of our life, hence the dreams of your fighting sisters lol. Yes, I've taken several prescriptions that make the dreams so frequent, and so vivid or bizarre. I'm glad I'm not the only one lol. Karen
• United States
3 Jul 09
Where do you live? A state of confusion like me? No really? What state is Hastings in? Anywhere near near Louisville,Ky? We need to plan to meet somewhere in the middle one day!
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• United States
3 Jul 09
Hi Cookie. I live in the southwest lower part of MI. I have been to KY many times...a beautiful state. Louisville is about 8 hours away by car, not so very far in the scheme of things. It would be lovely to meet in the middle sometime :D Karen
@dpk262006 (53689)
• Delhi, India
2 Jul 09
Hi Karen! Another Good Discussion! It appears that you are curious to know the psychology of dreams in human beings, therefore, you started two discussions in a row. I will have to say that your obseration that medicines do affect our dreams, appear true to me. I have also felt that I see more bizzare, odd and very unusual dreams, if I have taken some medicines. I have noticed that when I take anti-allergic pills, my dream pattern changes radically and I keep seeing more and more dreams in my sleep. I feel hesistant to take these kind of pills, however, sometimes such is the ailment that I cannot do without these medicines. I feel more sleepy and lethargic. I cannot say that I feel scary, I know dreams are only our imaginations and they are dreams only and it has nothing to do with our real life.
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• United States
2 Jul 09
Hello D, yes, I am curious in general about many things :D Dreams being one of those things. Like you, I am not always overly comfortable with medications that have this effect, but sometimes they are necessary to take, though thank God, not often. Thank you for sharing your own experience with this. Karen
@dpk262006 (53689)
• Delhi, India
3 Jul 09
Yes, sometimes we take medicines out of compulsions.
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• United States
3 Jul 09
Ack! I don't think one should take medicine out of compulsion. That sounds like an addiction, yes? That would be awful. I feel sad for people who get mixed up into that kind of trap.
@zhuhuifen46 (3486)
• China
15 Jul 09
Personally I do not have such experience, but I heard my friend telling us the same side effect of some medicines, which is meant to stimulate the function of brain. He was happy that his past memory was revived. Maybe that is the result of the medicine.
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• United States
26 Jul 09
Hi Zh...this "side-effect" can be a bit startling until one knows what causes it. I am glad your friends vivid dreaming was a positive thing : ) Thank you for sharing that. Karen
@mimpi1911 (25455)
• India
3 Jul 09
This is an interesting revelation. I do get longer and a story like dreams when I take anti allergic pills, which is the only pill I take often. Otherwise, my dreams are brief, like snippets since I get up in between. May be I forget my dreams but as far as I can remember this is it.
• United States
3 Jul 09
Hi Mim, yes, it is one I experienced when on a pain medication in the hospital, and since, I have read on certain "side-effects" on medication that vivid dreaming is sometimes listed. Karen
@mimpi1911 (25455)
• India
15 Jul 09
Really! I had no idea! Thanks for telling me this.