I’m sure this has been discussed here before, but has anyone found that being on psych meds impacts maladaptive daydreaming? I recently started Zoloft, and I find that it’s a bit more difficult to…Continue
"I’m in a similar situation, same age and same disorders. I don’t really know what to say to help. Are you seeing a therapist and/or psychiatrist? Lately I’ve been trying to just let myself feel every negative emotion without trying…"
"I know it can be really hard but I think the thing that helps the most is trying to foster and focus on real-life relationships. Mindfulness and meditation can also help; allow yourself to feel sadness at the fact they’re not real, and also…"
"Twice I traveled 12 hours to go to the concert of a musician I was daydreaming about. But, like you were saying, I think it was more just pushing the limits of fandom rather than stalking. I never had delusions that we had a true, reality-based…"
"If I’m extremely depressed, I lose the abilty to daydream, but if I’m just a little depressed or anxious then I do use it as a coping mechanism. I also find I often do it when I’m really happy/euphoric"
"I relate to this a lot. Do you have or would you ever consider getting a pet? That can help because it sort of feels like someone else is with you, and pets will often react to pacing/other daydream movements which can help snap you out of it."
"I've been on Lexapro for a few weeks.
Have I still spent my time daydreaming?
Even so, I've found that it's easier to take longer breaks from daydreaming, without feeling some sort of withdrawal. I'm still not in…"
I’m sure this has been discussed here before, but has anyone found that being on psych meds impacts maladaptive daydreaming? I recently started Zoloft, and I find that it’s a bit more difficult to daydream. I’m curious about others’ experiences with this.
"I've been in this same situation multiple times before, and I also felt extremely ashamed about it. There are already some great points in this thread, but I wanted to reiterate them and emphasize how they've helped me:
"Mindfulness definitely helps my MD, though of course it becomes harder when I'm experiencing more stress. I think mindfulness is a wonderful tool for MDers to practice throughout their life. It also sometimes helps me feel less of an urge to…"
"Thanks for sharing. I relate to a lot of what you said, especially how daydreaming gets you through bad depression spells yet also holds you back in life. It's so difficult to find a healthy balance with daydreaming, or to feel in control of…"