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August 2011 Blog Posts (43)

Genders

Is it weird that I favor the male characters of my daydreams? I mean, I have just as many female characters as I do male characters, but I find myself more interested in my males characters. Their stories are always more in depth and dramatic and I find it easier and more fun to daydream of them.

Is that weird? Does anyone else favor their opposite sex characters?

Added by Adriana S on August 31, 2011 at 1:51pm — 3 Comments

What comes first, the chicken or the MDD?

Hmm.  I've been managing my MDD pretty well (although not perfectly) this week.  I've started learning a new language, I've come out as an MDDer to my husband, and I'm trying to withdraw from my iPod (probably harder than admitting the MDD to my husband).  BUT.....I'm anxious as hell. 

 

I'm really tired, I'm irritated, I can't sleep properly, I'm comfort eating, I haven't worked out.  I always assumed the MDD served as something I did to protect and isolate myself when I felt…

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Added by McNamara on August 31, 2011 at 11:17am — 1 Comment

Coming out

This week I am trying to stay away from my iPod as this is the main trigger for my MDD.  So far, it's been difficult.  I have used it for around an hour each evening but have really reduced my MDD time. 

 

I feel sick when I don't MDD and I feel a little lost, and flat.  Thinking about my own life compared to the world I rule in MDD land is shocking because it is so dull.  When I look at myself and my life, I feel angry that I don't live up to some of my own expectations, and…

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Added by McNamara on August 30, 2011 at 12:08pm — 1 Comment

The best way to reveal my daydreaming.

Hi, I am a 16 year old girl and I have been daydreaming since I was 7. My MD doesen't negativley effect my life, but I do spend a long time doing it. The only thing is that it makes me tired in the day because I stay up so late dreaming in my fantasy world.

All these years I have kept my MD totally secret, no one knows. In a way I really want to tell my Mum (Dad might be  a bit to far). I don't know how to approach the matter. I know it would be really hard because it is the biggest…

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Added by Nicola Wallace on August 30, 2011 at 7:10am — 5 Comments

Daydreaming is beggining to mess with my life...

Hi,

I've been a daydreamer ever since I was a child, and for a long time, I thought everyone spent as much time as I did DDing. I've really started to realise they didn't when I decided to seriously write a novel (2 years ago) about my daydreams. I made me reflect on it.

It's never been too much of an issue, except for the fact that maintaining a social life isn't easy, and that you can't exactly explain why you have no hobbies. (seriously, I don't know about you, but reading,…

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Added by Daphne Rimsky on August 29, 2011 at 10:46am — 4 Comments

~Dreamy Music~

Melodic, peaceful, airy, uplifting, ambient, and slow... The perfect music to relax and daydream to. What are some of your favorites? I listed a bunch of mine here. Might take a moment to load. xD

 

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Added by Laila on August 29, 2011 at 1:30am — 4 Comments

About Kasumi Miyazaki (a DD character)

Well, it's happened AGAIN. I've got a mad crush on one of my DD characters. I've become accustomed to the embarrassment that always accompanies these crushes, since I've been having them since I was a little girl. Eventually I shake off the shame and tell myself that it's perfectly normal to explore the concept of love in your mind, especially if you crave it or have never had it. Everybody needs a little love now and then, you know?

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Added by Cheryl Calvino on August 28, 2011 at 8:54pm — 1 Comment

iPod embargo!

My iPod is the handiest tool for my MDD.  I use it for various things including:

 

  • Researching characters I may be using, especially male love interests
  • Look for clothes my character may be wearing to events
  • Geography, my character is a world wide traveller!
  • Music - I always have a soundtrack
  • Videos - I use YouTube or other media for inspiration

 

Perhaps it's time to lend it to someone or lock it in my drawer at…

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Added by McNamara on August 28, 2011 at 10:07am — 1 Comment

How to stop Maladaptive Day Dreaming....

Like most people on the forum, I've only realised there was a name for what I did whilst researching the subject online.  I've had MDD since I was a tiny child, in fact I can't remember ever not doing this.  I also have Social Anxiety and Avoidant Personality Disorder.  I've had the last two disorders confirmed by mental health professionals, but I've never mentioned the DD to anyone, even my psychologist - I honestly just felt it was too embarrassing and 'crazy'. 

 

Although I…

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Added by McNamara on August 28, 2011 at 9:30am — 3 Comments

Great quote by Emily Bronte

"I have dreamed in my life, dreams that have stayed with me ever after, and changed my ideas; they have gone through & through me, like wine through water, and altered the colour of my mind."

Added by roxanne on August 28, 2011 at 6:51am — No Comments

Hello, fellow dreamers

Hello, my name is Cheryl.  I came upon this website while researching Maladaptive Daydreaming and felt that I had to become a member and interact with this community.

 

I only recently discovered that Maladaptive Daydreaming was the term for what I have been experiencing from a very young age.  If someone had introduced me to the concept much earlier, my teenage years might have gone much, much better.  Alas, it's no use crying over spilt milk, and I'd rather have resources now…

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Added by Cheryl Calvino on August 27, 2011 at 1:59pm — 1 Comment

Have any of you ever fallen in love with a DD character?

I was just curious if there was anyone else out there. Ugh, I feel like the biggest freak on the face of the planet writing this right now. I know I should have been more careful or something. Too late now.

 

Anyways, has this ever happened to anyone else or am I the only one?

Added by Danni Indzi on August 26, 2011 at 7:15pm — 7 Comments

Am I my DD character?

well she is certainly me since I created her.

 

and we are the same, she is just MORE of me, letting herself actualize the things I dream about (both as me-real-life-me and her-character)

 

what if I would actually behave more like her? Since I already spend most of my waking hours (and sleeping hours as far as I remember) DD'ing about being her...

 

would I loose myself? or would I eventually be able to be myself? could I merge these two worlds of…

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Added by Great Tower on August 26, 2011 at 4:53pm — 3 Comments

Almost found out, although I was probably imagining it worse than it was...

Today, I had to go to the hospital. A doctor needed to ask me more questions, because I'd already had a blood test and been asked questions, but I had to be asked more.

All of this was because I've been REALLY tired for ages and ages, so I had a blood test done to see why. All of it was fine.

Anyway, the doctor asked me "When do you get to sleep at night?"

I said "Midnight."

He asked me why. My Mum said it's because of me reading (actually my DDing, but I'm not…

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Added by Truthful Alibi on August 23, 2011 at 9:21am — 5 Comments

Unsure - please help

Hello

 

I am new to all this so please be gentle ! I am a 17 year old girl who has formed in depth fantasy worlds since around the age of 15.After some research I believe I may have a mild form of ‘maladaptive daydreaming’ disorder.Symptoms that I posses that have led to this self diagnosis include ;

  • Listening to music while daydreaming.
  • Having very vivid fantasies.
  • Becoming…
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Added by Lucy Smither on August 22, 2011 at 3:04pm — 3 Comments

Stop lying to yourself

I have tried to deal with my daydreams for years. And it really helps to come to this site. And it helps speaking with a good therapist. In fact I began to google "daydreaming" because she was on vacation an I feel so lonely whith those issues. 

However I believe we cannot come out of this problem unless we recognize we have a addiction. And we are desperate  to do something with it. If drug addicts can deal with their problem why can't we? But we can't unless we really want it. The…

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Added by Pascale on August 22, 2011 at 1:56pm — 7 Comments

I just read a very depressing story and I can't stop daydreaming about it DX

Ugh! I can't stop thinking about the characters in the story (the story happened in real life), and it's making me really depressed. Did any of you ever have depressed daydreams and couldn't stop thinking about the sad/depressing story? This has been going on for two days now. Hopefully I can watch a few comedic movies or cartoons that'll take my mind off of this.

Added by Becca on August 20, 2011 at 7:55am — 1 Comment

A little bit about characters.

I'm starting to feel it again.



It's that excited tenseness you feel, before you get up and start.



And I can feel the words bubbling to my lips to whisper to myself

And I can feel the images literally strain themselves to become clearer in my head.









Ah, this one i've been perfecting for awhile. My DDs? It revolves around this...second main character. I am the protagonist but they are....i don't know, my desire i guess you could say. The… Continue

Added by Stefanie (Stoof) on August 19, 2011 at 7:13pm — No Comments

Sharing my story through film

When I discovered that what I was going through was this condition called Maladaptive Daydreaming, a new chapter of my life had begun ...

I've set all of my previous writing efforts aside and I'm embarking on a completely new endeavor and YOU are some of the first to hear about it!

I have been screenwriting since I was 16 years old and I have to say that MD has changed my life in more ways then I could have ever imagined. It's been helpful, yet destructive. Comforting, yet…

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Added by Mel BabyDollieDeath D on August 18, 2011 at 6:20pm — 5 Comments

My life so far..

I  had  md from my 9th class days and I was unaware of it.I used to think about fantasies for hours.with a special study room for me daydreaming was much easier. I remember those primitive days in which i used to daydream as well as study and score good marks.slowly the problem grew stronger and i had difficulty in concentrating in slightest of things. i made serious efforts to remove the problem only after my three consecutive failures in medical entrance exams. earlier i made some rules…

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Added by sanat kumar sahu on August 17, 2011 at 1:58pm — No Comments

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