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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…


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!…


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


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…


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.


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…


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…


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

MD In College?


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???


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


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…


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…


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

About myself

Just thought I should introduce myself before starting to post.

Hello everyone, my name is Luisa Silveira but everyone just calls me Lu Silveira, once that's my artistic name. I am a 17-year-old trans male Brazilian actor and screenwriter. I haven't come out yet by fear of retaliation. I love barbecue and the color black. And driving. Can't wait until I'm legal so I can get my license. I'm also an INTP. I've been having Maladaptive Daydreaming (which I rather call Compulsive Dreaming)…


Added by Lu Silveira on December 12, 2017 at 7:00pm — No Comments

Are the dreams finally gone?

I finally, FINALLY got my Adderall today.  I took a pill immediately as soon as I got home. 

The dreams are gone. The MD isn't overtaking my mind.

It's such a relief that I actually cried. 

I'm so happy. 

Added by Damask on December 6, 2017 at 12:19am — No Comments

Relief in sight

So yup, I have ADHD and will be getting better meds to cope.  Hoping this shuts off the dreaming so that I can finally be free.

Confirmed for moderate to sever depression and anxiety, but that I already knew. Hoping that getting the ADHD and MD under control will alleviate this.

I also show symptoms of borderline personality disorder. This took me by surprised but I guess it's so, and will be going to therapy to correct certain symptoms.

So yay,…


Added by Damask on November 30, 2017 at 9:00pm — No Comments

ADHD testing: the answer to everything?

I have been going through ADHD testing.

I have my final appointment on Thursday to discuss the results.  The psychiatrist said that while she couldn't officially say anything yet, my patterns are very conducive to ADHD symptoms.

I had also told her about maladaptive dreaming.  She had never heard of it before, but said she'd look into it.

I'm so hopeful that this will help.  Maybe some people can make it work but I just can't.  Maladaptive…


Added by Damask on November 28, 2017 at 6:00pm — No Comments

roommate just caught me pacing

this has never happened before in the 3 years i've lived with roommates. i was pacing in circles around the kitchen (and it's the middle of the night) and my roommate walked in and i scared her so badly. it basically looked like i was charging right at her (even though that's not what i was doing at all). in my mind i'm just pacing, but to anyone else it looks and sounds like i am running at full speed and stomping my feet very loudly (i know this from my mom). i am extremely embarrassed and…


Added by meghan on November 27, 2017 at 11:42pm — 3 Comments

Right... Haven't Been Here In A While

As from the title, yes. I am doing research on MD for my book I am writing. One of the characters has it. She is Guin, and she is twelve years old. I was trying to create her based off of my experience, but that wasn't enough. I am glad to get the word of the disorder out there. It is real, and people need help from it. I mean, I love daydreaming, but I hate the way it has affected me. I write due to it, but I lose time and stuff. At least, I get to do something. Though, I think my parents…


Added by Alexis S Silver on November 21, 2017 at 7:40am — No Comments

Escaping reality for awhile

This random thought crossed my mind today. Isn't everyone guilty of trying to escape reality? We go inside our minds and create stories and different lives. 

Other people escape through gaming for hours or binge watching tv shows or films and people escape into books using them to take them into another  world. I sometimes feel I would drown in reality without my daydreams and worried why it was I couldn't cope but I am beginning to think everyone feels the same need to escape but…


Added by SamJ on November 20, 2017 at 4:16pm — 2 Comments

''knowing the condition makes a difference''

i'm a recent member , i have this condition as long as i could remember...unlike some of you who wants to keep Md for life ,i want to completely get rid of it .It stole what could have been the productive years of my life. Although I'm super thankful i discovered when i did about the conditions, I tend to think avoiding Md and its triggers is a working progress and it will take a lot more than reading an article or blogging about it to reverse its effects on our actual world. I ''self…


Added by docho on November 14, 2017 at 1:48am — 2 Comments

The need to act out my daydreams (pacing)

I have a habit of acting my dreams out while I daydream. It is nearly impossible for me to daydream about something without acting it out. If I'm walking in my daydream, I pace (mostly because there isn't enough space to walk in a straight line indoors), if I need a shower, I daydream about showering (usually a plotline going on that I focus on) if I am sitting and need to daydream, I work my daydream around me sitting. If I start off on a daydream where I need to walk, the urge to get up is…


Added by Machelle on November 11, 2017 at 5:41pm — 1 Comment

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