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December 2017 Blog Posts (22)

Been a awhile (update?)

I haven't been active on this site since May, and me and my maladaptive daydreaming has changed a lot since then. I hope I can be more active on this site (Hey , new years resolution?) And talk about my expirences from the past few months. 

Sorry this was so short and meaningless lol 

Added by Sheath on December 31, 2017 at 8:54pm — 3 Comments

Therapeutic Daydreamer

I was born with a sight impairment as well as having Autism and ADHD. My whole life I've been told what I can and can't do. I've seen badass heroines on television and longed to be like them, but as my mother puts it in reality I 'couldn't fight my way out of a wet paper bag' In my dreams I can be anything I want to be. In my dreams I am a goddess who can fight anyone she wants to and isn't afraid. In my dreams I'm proud to be who I am and I can punch the nose of anyone who tells me I can't…

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Added by Jixie Dye on December 30, 2017 at 8:49pm — 1 Comment

Wild, Wild Thoughts....

Hello everyone. I hope everyone is doing well.

I never thought I will get to the point that I am really fed up with holding on to things. I love daydreaming because its comforting but at this point I am sick of it. I have held onto people and things that no longer serve me. I have dwelt so much in the past that I cant focus on my future. I have no idea if the career path I am following is actually the path I want to be in. I have no idea why I have so much hate against people…

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Added by Tammy O. on December 30, 2017 at 10:57am — 2 Comments

The sniper and the swords woman

This is the first post I made on r/maladaptivedaydreaming, which is also a great and more lively community to share your experiences: "This is just one of my more intense MD episodes, I'm gonna try and keep it short because it lasted 10+ hours.



The setting took place in some sort of post apocalyptic desert setting (probably Phoenix since I live here) and I (for simplicity sake we will call it "the camera") was watching a group of 4-6 people traveling through a field of saguaro cacti.… Continue

Added by Caolán on December 28, 2017 at 6:44pm — 1 Comment

"Accidents" during a dreaming episode

First, sorry for all the blog posts. I've been visiting family all this week in a very cold and snowy climate and I've probably had far too  much free time on my hands (with no privacy to daydream!) . During this sudden free time, I've been feeling reflective about my dreaming and wanting to document and share my thoughts. 

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My daydreaming has often involved scenes in which I am…

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Added by Dreamer on December 28, 2017 at 10:30am — 1 Comment

The first time I realized that my daydreaming wasn't, "Normal."

I was in about fifth grade the first time that I realized that my daydreaming wasn't, "normal." It was the first time that I felt a deep sense of concern about the behavior and the first time that I wondered if there was something wrong with me. 

It was around the holidays and there were a lot of…

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Added by Dreamer on December 26, 2017 at 7:30pm — No Comments

Christmas is the hardest time of year

I was really excited as I am actually having a Christmas break this year which is rare working in retail.

I usually find this the most depressing time of the year, I love my family but to be stuck with them for 3 days straight is driving me crazy. I have no time to get inside my head and have felt really lonely and strange being completely present all day. But at night when I've tried to daydream I can't. My current daydream was started this time last year by a show I watched and has…

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Added by SJ on December 26, 2017 at 8:09am — 2 Comments

Timezones, show mercy

Merry Christmas, folks. Here's hoping we'll all get something useful out of this whole rugged dream-in dream-out effort, and that the day will come soon.

Added by Camoran on December 25, 2017 at 6:57am — No Comments

How long can I last?

On December 21st, 2017, I didn't daydream. I wanted to see how long I could go after around four years of continuous dreaming in the day and night. It's been one day. 

 And I already feel scared.

I know that my MD is also a coping mechanism, but I think I've almost forgotten because it also felt like a way to express myself and to feel things that I had trouble feeling in the real world (instead of avoidance). Whenever I've tried stopping it before, I…

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Added by Jae on December 22, 2017 at 6:00am — 1 Comment

Hi, what responses have you had from doctors or therapists when disclosing issues with MD

I have disclosed my MDD to various doctors (GPs here in England) and a couple of clinical psychologists / psychiatrists, the support I've received is minimal. One of them told me to 'go and live a happy life'.... That's helpful. Arsehole.  I just wondered what responses others have had when seeking medical support ? To be honest I think the people on here and on the Maladaptive Facebook page have provided clearer support.

Thanks ,

Chris, aged 46 and mental... Getting slightly…

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Added by Chris H on December 21, 2017 at 11:44am — 3 Comments

What has helped? People, activities,mindfulness

What has helped me reduce my daydreaming? I'm not wonderful at any of these things, but I am continuously working towards improvement!…

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Added by Dreamer on December 19, 2017 at 5:30pm — No Comments

Psychedelics

Do any of you guys take any psychedelic drugs? So far I have never had a bad trip and enjoy myself thoroughly when taking. The day after, my day dreams usually are more introspective rather than being positive or negative. I might feel sad or happy afterwards, but it feels like more of a lesson. like the feelings around my dreams are more irrelevant only that I understand the message around it. During my trip it's hard to tell whether or not I'm having an episode because the walls are usually… Continue

Added by Caolán on December 18, 2017 at 1:01pm — No Comments

Last time I saw my crush was 3 years ago but still she is in world

I finished my college 2 years ago. She finished her class a year before. We hardly spoke . Its been 3 year but she my girl in my mind . I changed my city .Made new friends got new job.. but I couldn't replace her.. she with me everyday .. i don't have any idea where she is at present.. i have less conversation with my colleagues and room mates. Most of the time i spend my time with her. I like it very much . And i feel that is the real me......

Added by Sakthi Srinivasan on December 16, 2017 at 6:46am — 4 Comments

Lost track, time while living in the clouds

Hello everyone. I am writing to share my experience as it may help some of you that deal with the issue. 

I have been dealing with maladaptive daydreaming for quite a few years now even though I came across the term only this year.  I am now 25 years old and I no longer want to continue to suffer with this issue. 

Problem, social anxiety and misdiagnosis

As a child I used to suffer from social anxiety in which I was very shy and would often keep to myself. Though I would…

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Added by Tammy O. on December 15, 2017 at 6:13pm — 1 Comment

What do you get from your dreaming? What purpose does it have for your life?

(I deleted the first half of this blog entry as the writing seemed confusing.) The first half of the post discussed feeling trapped in an anxiety/shame cycle and how I may have used dreaming to cope with shame.

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My Therapist asked me what I think that I get from my daydreaming. What purpose does it serve? She said that she thinks that the daydreaming isn't necessarily a, "bad." It has served a purpose for me. It has helped me to get through very difficult…

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Added by Dreamer on December 15, 2017 at 5:30pm — 6 Comments

An Introduction or Rambling Rant, you decide XD

So, I have spent my entire life thinking that I was the only person that showed these signs, finding out it has a name is both exciting and a little disheartening. The excitement comes from the fact that there are others like me out there. The disheartenment comes from the fact that we should be treating this like a compulsion or an addiction. For me, it is as much of a compulsion and addiction as breathing air. Yes, it has affected my life in ways that could…

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Added by A. Fisher on December 14, 2017 at 3:04pm — No Comments

MD In College?

Hello,

I'm new to Wild Minds so I am so overwhelmed by how many other people deal with this!

Anyway, I am a senior in high school so I am going to be in college soon. I am nervous about my MD showing around new people. I would be so embarrassed if my roommate caught me pacing one day. I'm also concerned about making friends if most of my time is spent daydreaming. 

Any college students have any tips???

Thanks 

Added by Jane L on December 13, 2017 at 6:30pm — 2 Comments

A FRESH START

Feel so good to be a part of Wild minds.Took long to approve membership.Finally i got a place where i can share all my feelings of md.

It has seriously affected my life i can't focus on daily things. But the worst case is that i can't share my feelings to anyone.My parents would not understand what i am going through and i am even not planning to tell them. My real life feel so bad and md helps me to cope up with the daily life stress. But it has starting affecting my life and do not…

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Added by Kristle Mishra on December 12, 2017 at 9:34pm — 2 Comments

Fluvoxamine helpes me everyday

Hi everyone. I'm a new member who wanted to give input into something I think can benefit you. I read somewhere that fluvocamine (used to treat OCD) helped them stop day dreaming. So I went to my doctor and had him prescribe it to me and literally the next day I STOPPED DAYDREAMING . 10 years of make believe fantasies stopped. However, the day dreams were replaced with constant rehearsing of conversations...so my therapist recommended I up my dose and so I did, and it stopped the…

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Added by Alan on December 12, 2017 at 9:08pm — 7 Comments

A creative outlet?

Hi, my name is Caolán and this is my first post here. I'm glad to finally find a community where I can openly talk about these episodes with people who have experience. I have been experiencing Maladaptive Daydreaming since I was 5. Usually my episodes consist of pacing around my room any where from 4-6 hours a day (if I'm home, when I'm out and about with friends or family I usually don't experience any episodes). I thought this was normal because I used to take dance and that would be the… Continue

Added by Caolán on December 12, 2017 at 7:07pm — No Comments

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