hello this is my second blog post. i just was wondering how does listening to music affect your daydreaming? does it enhance it? for me at least i usually daydream while listening to music. like if i am in the car (and someone else is driving) i will just stare out the window and daydream. but if i am out at a store and music is on though it doesn't have much affect for me unless i can really hear it good. mostly i will listen to my ipod and daydream. i love daydreaming to trance techno and… Continue
Added by Sophia Miller on December 3, 2010 at 8:42am —
OMG there was an attempted terrorist attack at the Christmas tree lighting a block from my apt. SO SCARY. I didn’t go because of the crowds, but still. I’m shaking. I feel so vulnerable all the time. It’s worse because I’m such a loner that I’m certain my cats would starve to death if anything happened to me. No one would know until it’s too late. I wish there was something I could do. Some way to ensure they’d be taken care of. I don’t free feed them because so many vets… Continue
Added by Cordellia Amethyste Rose on November 27, 2010 at 1:09am —
I just joined here... not really sure what to expect. I guess i should start with a little introduction? I'm Karla... and I have this "disorder", as they call it. Part of me hates it, hates them, but part of me can't help but love it. To be honest, my daydreams are a small light to focus on when my world freezes over. When lonliness makes me choke for air, my lungs longing for a small breath of liberation. (Though unexpectatley, it caused most of my depression. Oh, the… Continue
Added by Karla Daae on November 26, 2010 at 9:31pm —
Added by Cordellia Amethyste Rose on November 22, 2010 at 8:11pm —
Here's one of my favorite twelve-step slogans: "In addiction, fear stands for 'f*** everything and run.' When I'm willing to let go of addiction, fear stands for 'face everything and recover.'" No particular twelve-step program endorses this underground slogan, but I've heard it around and I like it.
Added by Nomad on November 21, 2010 at 6:49am —
It's that time of year again! Cold, dreary, and dark. My mood becomes exceptionally low during these months which triggers my episodes and makes them much darker. I recall a previous post in which someone related their SAD to MD. I can see the connection. I'm personally off my anti-depressant medication right now but I'm afraid to say that I might be back on it soon. :( Can anyone else relate? God, I can't wait for spring.
Added by Skyler M. on November 19, 2010 at 5:55pm —
I was wondering if any of you have Asperger's syndrome or if there has ever been talk of a link between Asperger's and maladaptive daydreaming.
I have not been diagnosed with AS, but am going to get evaluated for it soon. I heard a lot of girls with Asperger's have lots of fantasies/daydreams or sometimes imaginary friends. AS females are often misdiagnosed or diagnosed much later than males because they can appear more "normal."
Added by Gina M on November 7, 2010 at 11:10pm —
Hi my name is Brandon and i am 18. I have had MD since before i can remember but, in 2nd grade i know i had it because my teachers called home and asked about my strange behavioral in class. I fail the 2ND grade because i was not able to concentrate. From that day foreword i have tried to suppressed it and stop daydreaming but, i failed there was no stopping it. after a few years I was able to suppressed it sometimes but, not for too long. after i stared high school i had almost full control… Continue
Added by Divinity on November 3, 2010 at 7:31pm —
I’m trying to remember if there was ever a moment in my life where I wasn’t completely paralyzed by the fear that my whole world was about to come crashing down on me. It’s so bad. I start the day by fearing all I have to do & knowing I’ll never catch up. I fear the phone. I check my email, afraid of what may be inside. I’m afraid that someone’s going to email me angry, judging me for my attitude, telling me they won’t help me. I fear the phone because I know it’s bill… Continue
Added by Cordellia Amethyste Rose on November 3, 2010 at 5:13pm —
I am struggling with a problem lately. In the past, I have always daydreamed about people that weren't real. Actors, or characters I make up in my head. But in the last year, I have daydreamed about a man I know. I am very attracted to him, but until recently, it was not a problem. Then over the last couple of months I have been seeing this man more in social situations. Talking to him (always with others in a group). It made me like him even more. ( But I am in a relationship with someone else… Continue
Added by Julie Martin on October 30, 2010 at 7:38pm —
Hiya, My name is Sarai I am 16 and I've had MD since I was 3 years old (my
parents actually have video of me doing it). I also had lucid dreaming since age
5, have it every night about 7-10 times a night.
I daydream on the bus, when I wake up, when I brush my teeth, in the shower,
car, church, watching tv, during the day about 3 hours, when I go to sleep, so
basically the whole day.…
Added by BrideOfAsakura on October 29, 2010 at 1:51pm —
hi i am new here. i actually first found out about this disorder yesterday from a Google search. well here is a bit about me. ever since i was little i was an avid daydreamer. when i was little though i had toys and all that dreaming was quite normal for someone my age. also from a young age i was quite a loner and was happy about that. i loved nature so i would play by my self in the trees behind the school playground or i would sit under a tree to think up some adventure story. but then i… Continue
Added by Sophia Miller on October 27, 2010 at 4:11pm —
I've been grouchy all week, and I haven't wanted to talk about it. Here's the thing: I went to a sweat lodge for the first time last weekend. I thought it would be relaxing, but it was actually very intense. I enjoyed it at the time, but I realized afterward that my lust for the intense fantasies was triggered. My MD has always been very physical. I don't just pace; I run back and forth and jump in the air, often bouncing off of a wall when I do it. So I think the physical intensity… Continue
Added by Nomad on October 2, 2010 at 6:50pm —
Im new here, as of today. I am also a member of the Yahoo! MD group, but have recently become quite frustrated with it. It annoys me that whilst everyone on the group is happy to talk openly about their MD experience, nobody wants to discuss making the "disorder" more public. I honestly believe that its the only way us lot can be helped, for MD to be thrust into the view of the medical profession. I guess I just personally feel at a dead end. There is no escape from my MD addiction and it… Continue
Added by Rosalyn on October 1, 2010 at 2:32pm —
I know you love your profession. At least I hope you do. I hope you got into this field with a desire to really help people & not just for the money and prestige. I'm saying this because at the age of 30, I find myself disheartened. I've lost faith in you.
I know you're human. That seems to be the number one response. Of course you're human, so let's get that out of the way. I know you're human, and you know I'm human. Good, now that that's… Continue
Added by Cordellia Amethyste Rose on September 26, 2010 at 5:30pm —
I have absolutely had it with old friends who look at my life for 2 mins & get all sad. When I see you all & how you've gotten what you want, I feel nothing but joy for you. Do you really all think you have the lives I want? I don't. There's not one of you I would trade places with. I congratulate you because I'm happy for you. To get pity in return is nothing but disrespectful. You're not paying attention. Shame on you for not congratulating me on MY life.
Added by Cordellia Amethyste Rose on September 21, 2010 at 11:36pm —
It seems like everyone else here knows when it started. I have no recollection of a time before this or when the first time would have been.
Unlike many of the other stories I've read, I am not a part of this elaborate, persistant, addictive daydream world. I don't exist in this world in any remote way. It's just a place I create and watch voyeristically with intermittent severity.
This place isn't better than the one I live in. The people who… Continue
Added by Brooklyn Thorpe on September 15, 2010 at 3:00am —
I'm Michael Gibson (some of my friends call me "Sparky), I live in Albany Oregon and am 53 yrs old. I've had strong sensory independant imagitive abilities sense childhood, but did not find my daydreams becoming addictive until the late '80's. I've always known that I could not be the only one, but did not find this site until today and I just have to say ... Thank god!
Thank all of you for just being you .. and thanks especially to Cordellia for starting this group. (Chalk one up for… Continue
Added by Michael Gibson on September 12, 2010 at 6:06pm —
Went for a long walk around the water front today. Just over 3 miles. I used to do this frequently, but walking always makes me daydream. There's nothing to do but think. I'm too physically awkward to do other exercises. Walking is the only thing that I can do without falling down........and that's just barely. Lol. It's sad & funny but very true. Anyway, doing nothing but lying around & daydreaming, I gained a ton of weight. I must try and get some of it off. I eased myself into it,… Continue
Added by Cordellia Amethyste Rose on September 10, 2010 at 7:05pm —
Alright. 19 year old guy, full-blown dreamer since I was about 13, earliest I can trace the habit back to is 5. Maybe I've been like this all my life, wouldn't know as my memory is worthless (seems I'm not alone in that).
I suppose it wouldn't hurt to keep a blog of my progress and thoughts. I have already started taking notes so making this for all of you see might turn out beneficial for others as well. Though, knowing my history of consistency, I don't know if I am able to keep up… Continue
Added by Penguin on August 24, 2010 at 11:30am —