Do you have bad dreams when you're sick???

@vega83 (6345)
Bahrain
May 29, 2007 7:58am CST
This is almost like asking "do you feel cold in winter?" Because I'm sure everyone experiences those nightmares when we're sick.. But I guess one thing in common would be that these bad dreams are usually very similar... Whenever I'm sick, I usually have the same kind of dreams, depending on the sickness of course.. If I have a really bad cold, which I haven't had for so long, then I always dreamed of these giant rocks that for some reason I had to hold up.... I guess that would account for the heavy headedness I felt. If I have stomach problems, I always dream of those acidic equations in my head, the ones from chemistry class, even if I don't wanna puke, those equations would definitely give me that extra nudge...I'm always thinking HCL+ H2SO4=blah blah blah blah blah... It really creeps me out actually. So do you have bad dreams when you're sick? Any recurring ones? Do share..
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@Ravenladyj (22936)
• United States
30 May 07
When I'm REALLY sick...its not uncommon for me to have horrible nightmares, serious panic attacks and even sometimes hallucinations..BUT I have always been one of those ppl who runs very high fevers...for me to have a fever of 105 isnt unheard of at all and was the norm when I was a kid, still is...so I figure thats where a lot of the creepy stuff comes from....
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@vega83 (6345)
• Bahrain
1 Jun 07
I used to have hallucinations only when I was sick as a kid. Don't have them anymore, my mom says that I used to say that there are bodies hanging from the ceiling fan or something like that whenever I was sick. I don't remember it myself, but that must have been freaky.
@lecanis (16664)
• Murfreesboro, Tennessee
30 May 07
I have problems with my lungs all the time, but when I get a cold or a lung infection obviously it's a lot worse. At those times, I dream about drowning a lot, which makes a lot of sense. The funny thing is that when I was a little kid, I would always tell my grandmother that I dreamed of drowning in Lake Superior, which I had never been to and not even really studied about. So where do I live now? The Upper Peninsula of Michigan, which extends into Lake Superior! =p
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@vega83 (6345)
• Bahrain
30 May 07
Wow, that is a little freaky, especially since you were saying it when you didn't even know about it...real freaky...
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@lecanis (16664)
• Murfreesboro, Tennessee
30 May 07
Yup, freaky should be my middle name or something. =p
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@vega83 (6345)
• Bahrain
1 Jun 07
haha, yeah, who knows, it just might be your middle name, maybe you should talk to the parents and find out, haha.
• India
31 May 07
God, that bit about the acidic equations was really funny!!! When I'm sick, I usually have a most disturbed sleep, but sometimes, I become delirious and am even known to talk in my sleep (only when I'm running a high temperature) I also get extremely vivid dreams. The quality of the textures and shapes is so good, that it is hard to realize that it's a dream, however irrational and unbelievable the dream is. I usually even remember what I dreamt about. R.L Stevenson is supposed to have written his famous book, 'Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde' based on a vivid dream he had when he was having a fever induced dream. Maybe I'll do something like that someday and become famous too!!!
@vega83 (6345)
• Bahrain
1 Jun 07
Yeah, hey most of my best stories are in my dreams too. I keep a dream journal and write those down. Just in case, I write a book about them or a movie or something someday. I have always wanted to be a moviemaker. And the nightmares are the best..
@vega83 (6345)
• Bahrain
1 Jun 07
of course, these are the ones on regular nights. When I'm sick the dreams are sick too. So only those recurring ones, then..
@Dumpertaker (1188)
1 Jun 07
It's wierd I know so many people who have awful dreams/nightmares when they are sick, and I know my little sister does as I have stayed up all night caring for her once when she was waking up screaming during the night a few years ago....but I don't have bad dreams or nightmares then...in fact it is actually the only time I do not have them! I guess I'm some kind of freak! Incidentally, did you know one of my favourite movies was inspired by dreams broughon by fever? James Cameron was suffering high fever and in a dream he saw a robot emerging from flames....it was The Terminator.
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@vega83 (6345)
• Bahrain
1 Jun 07
Hey I didn't know that. hmm.. interesting. That movie does literally looks like someone's nightmare. I gotta say, some of my usual nightmares, not when I'm sick, are so awesome too. They got storylines I can't imagine. I write those down, for my screenplays when I become a movie maker, someday, hopefully..
@nowment (1758)
• United States
30 May 07
I don't usually have bad dreams, they are extremely rare, and I haven't had one in years and whether or not I am feeling sick doesn't effect the dreams. Often when I have a bad dream it means something, or I try to put my lucid dreaming into effect and change the dream so it turns into a favorable one.
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@vega83 (6345)
• Bahrain
1 Jun 07
Yeah, everyone likes good endings but there's something about bad dreams that's really appealing to me, it's just that they turn out to be so much more interesting...
• Singapore
29 May 07
I can't really remember, vega. Being sick is not some candy memory that you will store for posterity. I am inclined to think that I won't normally remember dreams when sick. But of course, some portion would be bad dreams. I can't recall if good dreams are part of the equation. No one wants to be sick. No one wants to remember being sick. Get well soon, vega. :P
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@vega83 (6345)
• Bahrain
30 May 07
Yeah, no one wants to remember being sick, but the fact is that we do remember..... hmm... now what do you mean by get well soon..?You know I'm not sick..... I think I know.. When I'm sick, good dreams haven't been part of the equation, not that I know of..