Where wild minds come to rest
Wow.. I feel like I've been alone my entire life with this secret.. that there is something truly wrong with me and I'm the only one that daydreams to escape. I'm so relieved to know I'm not the only one. I don't know if I would consider myself normal (what the hell is "normal" anyway? Ha), but I know now that there are others out there who I can relate to. I've never opened up in my entire life about this to anyone and I finally feel safe enough here, even anonymously, this is a huge step for me. So I'm very thankful to have come across this site and be a part of Wild Minds.
Samesies...I just put that in a post a wrote. I was in tears writing it. As I've gotten older and more comfortable I've revealed things to friends...they could sympathize, but it's still embarrassing. I still don't want to FULLY talk it out. And I don't feel understood. So it's a relief to see people who reflect my story. I hope I can help others with my comments also.
Yes, I can kind of control it when I want to, but at times its a little tough. Put it this way, almost no one around me knows I have it unless I tell them. The most they say is that I'm absent-minded, or I lose things. The strain has gotten less as I've gotten older. It's like someone who overeats. If I'm in public I can put the food down so no one looks at me, but I pick it back up as soon as I'm alone.
Your friend may have a stronger case that I do. The only thing I have found that helps is meditation, after a few days of meditation my MD drops really low. I've seen other people on the site say that they were prescribed things that helped them get control. But I don't know anything about that.
Oh! And I have had problems controlling it when I was younger in the case of extremely negative emotion. like being totally embarrassed, or sometimes when I smoked weed.
Are you able to stop the dreams if you want to?
My friend told me he can't stop and on our annual trip he was talking away worse than a year before. Some of the things said under his breath did not sound nice.
He slept well though.
He wants help but doesnt know what to do.
I just found out about this place as well and I also thought I was really weird for having this problem. I convinced myself that is was irrational and a child's problem to get attached to these fantasy worlds that I would create based off of movies or books but now I know that it is an actual thing and i;m not crazy. You are not alone :)