Posted 08 February 2005 - 08:59 PM
maybe there is a connection somewhere, that we've 'poisoned' our systems, and our brains can't cope wit it.
Just a thought.
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Posted 11 February 2005 - 06:06 AM
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Posted 24 February 2005 - 07:49 AM
Posted 27 February 2005 - 10:23 AM
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Posted 02 March 2005 - 03:53 PM
We always used to crack jokes about the dreams we got after eating cheese or pork anyway. A gut-brain connection is nothing to get excited about per se.
I'm going through a phase of very vivid dreams, not quite nightmares but very impression-making.
I decided to dialogue with my dream faculty and ask it to not scare me as that defeats the object of playing out the issues in a way I can learn from.
They are often symbolic in a corny, cheesy or witty way. I often sit up and write the interpretation and the concrete literal account of the dream (s) (usually four episodes one after the other) in the minute or two after I sit up.
Sometimes I don't bother or it slips too soon. Other times it remains realer than everything else, all day or several days.
I end up with a pile of interesting ones over a period. (Always date - including year - when writing down)
Slight fever can also give very intense dreams that may not have much meaning.
(Interpretations - apparently this is a largely individual thing)
Best of wishes
Posted 02 March 2005 - 04:00 PM
Now I ususally only get the terrible nightmares when I am under more stress or so.
I used to write my dreams down all the tiem but then I culd remmeber more and more when I did this and when they would be nightmares it would be worse. Sometimes I could know I was dreaming and that it wasn't real butmost times I couldn't.
Posted 02 March 2005 - 04:14 PM
Posted 24 March 2005 - 03:19 PM
i hope you have pleasant dreams.
Posted 02 April 2005 - 03:09 AM
Even my nightmares, my mum always said shes never known anyone dream as much as me.. and i can remember them all vividly. And many a time they are so scary. I mean like axe murderer chopping my friends up scary... and waking up thinking its happened. My family look at me like mmm she should be on medication. but maybe now i can blame it on being a celiac.
it could be possible that it affects our dreams though as i keep reading about celiac disease being connected to mental illnesses and also depression... its prolly just anxiety though.
Posted 02 April 2005 - 05:14 AM
Dialogue with your "dream faculty" (not in front of people!) and ask it to not be so scary, but more witty and entertaining.
I did and mine are now full of plays and words and concepts, which I enjoy ...
A vivid dream still stays with me rather strongly but I feel more in control.
Posted 25 April 2005 - 06:32 AM
Posted 15 September 2005 - 09:52 PM
I have always had very vivid dreams and nightmares and night walking ever since I was little. I figured out that BHT and chocolate are the main items that cause my nightmares. My nightmares are absolutely horrible!!! I have only been gluten-free for 2 weeks, along with my 3 children. We have not been diagnosed, but I have basically self-diagnosed myself and my children. We do so much better gluten-free, CF, nut free, corn free. By the way, even if I do gluten-free items that still contain BHT or chocolate I still get nightmares and/or sleep walking.
I've had nightmares my entire life. Very vivid and very violent, to the point where I couldn't go back to sleep and I was sure it was real... And VERY violent... Since going gluten-free I haven't really noticed a difference, maybe they've lessened... Did anyone have nightmares before discovering that they had celiac?
Hope this helps!
Posted 09 October 2005 - 04:55 PM
To a large extent my anxiety levels have calmed down-which I always attributed to the fact I cut out the excitotoxin additives only a few months before the gluten. But now my dreams have turned from horrible nightmares to simply bizarre.
Posted 15 January 2006 - 10:39 AM
When I came off gluten, lectins and salicylates (everything I'm intolerant to), those nightmares stopped completely. When I tested for those intolerances this past week, I started having disturbing dreams again.
So, I definitely believe that food intolerances and nightmares are connected. Any of you who are taking antidepressants for nightmares may want to look into this, and test yourself for intolerances other than the ones you already know about.
Intolerant to all lectins (including gluten), nightshades (potatoes, tomatoes, peppers, eggplant) and salicylates.
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