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April 2013 Blog Posts (50)

I stumbled upon something...

While on amazon looking through the inspirational books category I stumbled upon a book by Eckhart Tolle called "The Power Of Now". I am telling you all, it's a game changer. I would like to start sharing excerpts from it with you guys. I don't think the author was ever an MD'er, but he experienced a very deep depression which he recovered from at 29 years old. He did it by separating himself from his mind. I know, it…

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Added by Lauren M on April 30, 2013 at 9:00pm — 3 Comments

A POEM THAN REMINDS ME OF MD

 

First of all this is not my poem -this is a poem that was written by a young indian girl  who used to be a meth addict (she died with a needle in her arm).  Yes this poem is about meth but it can has some of the same elements as another addiction known as Maladaptive Daydreaming and the way it empties the lives of its hosts .

My Name: "Is Meth"



I destroy homes, I tear families apart, take your children, and that's just the start.



I'm…

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Added by Bee Anchor on April 30, 2013 at 7:41pm — 1 Comment

Does having pets make daydreaming better/less?

Does anyone here have pets? If you do, do you think you daydream as much when your pet is around (assuming it's a dog or cat) or less?

If you don't have a pet like a dog or a cat, do you want one? If you do, do you think you'd daydream less if you had a dog or a cat or something to play with and take care of?

 

I ask because ever since I was 6 years old I've asked my parents for a dog and i'm 17 yrs old and I still haven't gotten 1. Not even a cat. My mom doesn't like…

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Added by KwanKwan on April 30, 2013 at 6:21pm — 7 Comments

Scans of My Brain on MD

Last year i didn't know the term MD and the information around it but i knew i had intrinsic motivation problems, ADD problems, and daydreaming problems since i was 4 years old.  So i paid Amen Clinics to have 2 full SPECT scans of my brain to help determine what's wrong with me.  The Amen doctor and psychiatrist  asked if i had depression or suicidal thoughts in the past.  I lied and said no.   I've had a few of those thoughts but not many.  Nor did i tell them of my MD because i didn't…

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Added by Rick on April 29, 2013 at 12:30am — 1 Comment

Hello!

Hello! 

My name is Rachel S. I am 20 year old woman who recently decided to try and figure out what was going on inside her head.

As far back as I can remember I have had a very vivid imagination but I never thought anything about it until recently. Obviously I have known that there is something different about me, but I didn't want to believe that there could be a problem with my brain. My daydreaming is something that brings me happiness.

Music is my trigger. I…

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Added by Rachel S. on April 27, 2013 at 3:07pm — 4 Comments

Running Hot

I have coined a term called running hot. It can be compared to lights being too bright after a headache. But instead of light, it's my conversations and imagery that happens in my head is too intense/bright. It's disorientating because I normally can tune out my imagery and thoughts if absolutely needed and for a short time, but when I'm running Hot, it's impossible and overwhelming. Every word, sound, thought is so intense it's dizzying. I am completely overwhelmed at this time. New input or… Continue

Added by jc on April 27, 2013 at 9:24am — 2 Comments

Cutting out Music is Helping...

Just wanted to let you guys know that cutting out music has helped reduce my daydreaming a lot. Well like 30%, which consisted of  my main continous daydream.  Up until yesterday i had went about 13 days without listening to my mp3player.

I realized listening to music on a stero is better for me than listening to it in earbuds/earphones. When i listen to it in earphones it's like going directly to my brain LOL. Anyhoo during that week if music was playing in the car or anywhere else…

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Added by KwanKwan on April 27, 2013 at 6:46am — 4 Comments

Introduction: The "Dream World"

You might want to read my other one first.

Sorry if this is super long. I don't know if I've explained myself very well, but please let me know if I sound like someone dealing with MD or not, I'm still trying to find out if that describes my experiences well.

This is going way back, like starting from 3-4 years old, so its not gonna be necessarily…

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Added by Blase on April 26, 2013 at 9:31pm — 1 Comment

Introduction: The "Real World"

Hello everyone :D

I'd like to tell you about myself, but its hard to know where to start, and maybe I'll get into too much detail... I'll just start. Also, please look for any "clues" or "hints" that make me sound like a Maladaptive Daydreamer to you, I'm not sure if I show consider myself one yet or not.

Ever since I can remember, I've always felt different from everyone I knew, especially most other kids my age. I'm not just a kid anymore, I'll be turning 23…

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Added by Blase on April 26, 2013 at 8:04pm — 3 Comments

MD advice to getting thru with school

 As a MDer I have a few techniques - I would like to share with those who are in uni.

 - never study in your room

- group study if you get along with a few folks in your class

- exercise ,it clears your mind

- talk MD breaks after you have finished your study quota

-sleep on campus or in the library - try to avoid going to your room (then all bets are off)

-stay away from alarmists -they feed off fear

-believe that you  are going to…

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Added by Bee Anchor on April 25, 2013 at 10:05am — 7 Comments

I thought I was alone ...

For as long as I can remember I've lived in my head , making story's up mostly that revolve around tv shows,movies, and books but I will take there story line and go another way with it. It was never a problem to me I just never told anyone , I will normally put head phones in and blare music while I rock my body back and forth or go for long walks while I listen to music. But as I got older and married and had children, I took a break from it for about a year still doing it but no…

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Added by Dani Meadow on April 24, 2013 at 8:20am — 2 Comments

Im so tired of his bull

Edited for swearing. Sorry. Didn't realize I cursed so much. But I think I got them. Let me know if I missed any.

Hi guys. In one of my blog posts I mentioned briefly that my dad died when I was 10. Im 23 now. Any who a week later after his funeral my mom had a new boyfriend. I assume she had been cheating on him while he was alive and his death gave her a green light to have the other guy move in ASAP. To be honest Im not sure what she knows how I feel but I hate this guy. I…

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Added by Shion on April 23, 2013 at 2:30am — 2 Comments

And this is why I hate my life....

So a few minutes ago i got yelled at by my mother about not waking up to go to a museum with my grand father and left without me. I didn't really care about her leaving without me, the fact was, she yelled at my father about me staying up all night on my i pad.



First I didn't stay up all night, I went to bed at a good time for it being the weekend.



Two , I was awake for 3 hours with the puppy this morning cause she breaks open my door if nobody is awake at 6:00… Continue

Added by Selena on April 21, 2013 at 10:00am — 4 Comments

Idealized Versions of Yourself

Nearly all of us who suffer from MD had an Ideal Me. I know I do. But, I was just thinking about this, and I started to think that, what if our Ideal Me's are just the other side of yourself that you're too shy to express in person? (Personality-wise, I mean. Not appearance-wise). I've read a lot of things on this site saying things like, "Oh, my Ideal Me is outgoing, fun, loving, and loud! But, I'm just boring and I cut people out of my life." Friends, what if your Idealized versions of… Continue

Added by Jennifer on April 21, 2013 at 9:35am — 4 Comments

I Need Help

So, my MD has recently gotten worse. I'm almost constantly daydreaming, even if there are other people around me. It's like I can't stop. I live in a dorm now, and I always feel relieved when my roommates leave just so I can daydream. When I'm alone, no matter where I am, I always will imagine people or a person around me and talk to them, carrying out whole conversations and imagining what they'll say back to me as if they're actually there. I feel crazy, because sometimes the conversations…

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Added by Riley on April 20, 2013 at 7:01pm — 5 Comments

My recovery progress

The last time i was on here i was in a very bad place, I believed that things would never change, that i was crazy and i would never be able to feel anything, all i wanted was to fall asleep and dream and never wake up. It has been a few months now and a lot has changed, I wanted to give a brief update on my progress as i think it will be helpful to you all. 

I started councelling, from my first session i became suddenly aware of my issues, as the weeks passed i came…

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Added by Marla Singer on April 20, 2013 at 4:42pm — 1 Comment

My recovery progress

The last time i was on here i was in a very bad place, I believed that things would never change, that i was crazy and i would never be able to feel anything, all i wanted was to fall asleep and dream and never wake up. It has been a few months now and a lot has changed, I wanted to give a brief update on my progress as i think it will be helpful to you all. 

I started councelling, from my first session i became suddenly aware of my issues, as the weeks passed i came…

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Added by Marla Singer on April 20, 2013 at 4:40pm — No Comments

I just cut myself...a few times XD

     I don't know why I just cut myself. I was fine, but then, I don't know...I grabbed scissors from my desk and scraped the blades against the back of my leg a few times. I didn't think I was really doing anything...I was wrong. XD

     After I realized it I was just laughing and smiling a bit. Again, I don't know why. XD But then I looked at the cuts and started shaking. They scare me. I have cut myself once before but it didn't look like this... These cuts looked like...well, they…

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Added by Rachel on April 20, 2013 at 1:48pm — 7 Comments

What kind of evil addiction are we facing?!?!?

I've been living in the same fantasy for years and years, I'm happy there. This past week though My head hasn't drifted there. i noticed it right away, like something was missing. I should also mention I am bipolar (II), and when I am in my deepest darkest depression I get so mad at myself for daydreaming until I reach the point of screaming out loud, "IT'S NOT REAL!!! IT'S NOT REAL!!!" then I just feel even more frustrated and alone than before. But I always come back. This week however was… Continue

Added by Megan Lynn on April 19, 2013 at 11:27pm — No Comments

Anything aside daydreaming is boring

Have you ever daydreamed so much that you swore you felt your head hurt? In random spots? Specific spot? How about when you had to get something important done? All of a sudden you started to yawn but once that "to do"  project was cast aside you were fine?

Not all the time but when it does while Im daydreaming it's like, I can feel my brain functioning in a specific spot in my head. That being the top back part of my skull. Also if I find myself trying to learn something Im…

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Added by Shion on April 19, 2013 at 1:20am — 1 Comment

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