Does anyone else who suffers from Depression get really horrifying nightmares and disturbing vivid pictures/thoughts in your head?

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This has been happening for the past couple of months and was wondering if it is related to my depression (I know this all sounds stupid)

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    I suffer from disturbing unwelcome thoughts alot. I have slowly learnt to deal with them, and it does not sound stupid at all.
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    its not stupid at all nightmares and distubing thoughts are a part of depression could be the medication your taking too next time you see your doctor just mention it see what they say
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    I didn't have vivid dreams as a result of depression regurly but when I started antidepressants and sleep aids I did.  I had them at least three times a week and they are more vivid and real than my waking hours, as I stay in a fog most days.  Good luck and I hope you learn to handle the dreams.  They did get better with time but did not go away all together.  I often wake thinking things or people or in the trees in my yard waiting for me to come out.  
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    It's not my intention to scare you...but the nightmares I have as a result of my bipolar or the medication I take, became so unbearable I attempted suicide. I ended up in a psychiatric hospital for 7 weeks. I am now taking MORE medications and have an appointment with a sleep consultant in May. My POINT is: don’t let the nightmares take over, be assertive with your GP/Consultant. I think it’s worth mentioning I was on the same combination of medications for 8 years before the nightmares started.

     

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      My son went through a spell where he was given a large range of meds and some were very seriously bad for him; looking back it  had the effect of him being a guinea pig. That phase ended and a change of psychiatrist made a huge difference. He was put on fluoxetine - 5 tablets daily. This is a dosage that most medics refuse to accept, 3 being the maximum. But the difference was so great that we are glad he had them.

      Perhaps you too need a change of specialist.

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    I welcome them better then dreaming of been happily married with kids and a happy normal life where the only worries are the mortgage an how your kids are doing in school those dreams really do make me want to sleep forever cause i know that once i wake up it was all a dream which really does start my day off like crap.

    Now picturing vampires an werewolves bring it on something i enjoy more.

    That said when my brother was still a baby an before i started taking meds i used to have nightmares about him.

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