Hi everyone,

I'm new here and I'm so grateful that this exists. I have been daydreaming accessibly since I can remember. I don't remember when I haven't done it. 

As a kid it was seen as me playing around or getting exited. But as I grew up I got comments from my parent and peers so I stopped doing it in front of them, not that they even knew what I was doing.

I'm almost 20 now, and still do it. People say they paces around but as embarrassing as it is I think I take it to the next level lol. I move my head and wave my arms around while sitting down, sometimes so intense it gives me really bad head pain, and I also get dizzy. 

Its so embarrassing if someone sees me, or walks in on me. I look like an idiot. My triggers are mainly music or any audio, and tv shows and well but if I'm honest It can be anything at all.

This effects my studies and work so much I cant explain.

Recently the pain from moving around so much has been getting to me, I haven't seen anyone on here that does move around like this, if you also have repeated movements  like I do I would be grateful if you reply because I feel like I'm loosing it.

Thank you.

Mani

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Hi Mani!

Repetitive movements are so very common in MD! Some people even get hurt by them.

They are not really necessary for MD to happen, it depends a lot on the single person.

I didn't have them myself, for example.

They are a way of inducing a sort of self-hypnosis: the way you get yourself to that status is personal, some people just slip inside the "right mood" without them.

MDers feel terribly embarrassed when they are seen, but actually, it's just a problem, nobody should ever judge you for that.

There isn't an easy way to stop daydreaming, it's a real addiction. Looking for professional help is a good idea, in the meantime trying to control it by at least not feeding it with triggers and movement can be a good point to start. 

Movements themself are not the problem, the problem is the addiction.

I also do repetitive movements, but i do while listening to music, laying down (most of time) and move my hands and my body, i also make facial expressions and sometimes i also talk a lil bit, if im really deep in my daydream!

It also makes my school and work very hard, i try not to compare myself, and this forum is helping me a lot, whenever im feeling sad about my situation i come here and read about others experiences, and tips to contro myself better!!

Never thought this could be an addiction before reading it here, and it makes all the sense!! 

anyway, if you want someone to talk, i'm almost your age i'm 25.

Thank you for replying. I means a lot. I'm not sure who to get help from. Or even how to bring it up. Its a lot easier when your behind a screen. Any suggestions?

Thanks,

Mani 

Valeria Franco said:

Hi Mani!

Repetitive movements are so very common in MD! Some people even get hurt by them.

They are not really necessary for MD to happen, it depends a lot on the single person.

I didn't have them myself, for example.

They are a way of inducing a sort of self-hypnosis: the way you get yourself to that status is personal, some people just slip inside the "right mood" without them.

MDers feel terribly embarrassed when they are seen, but actually, it's just a problem, nobody should ever judge you for that.

There isn't an easy way to stop daydreaming, it's a real addiction. Looking for professional help is a good idea, in the meantime trying to control it by at least not feeding it with triggers and movement can be a good point to start. 

Movements themself are not the problem, the problem is the addiction.

hi everyone!

i was wondering if I could use your responses for my third-year project in university? obviously, you will remain anonymous but I find first-hand accounts so much more useful! 

also if you have any more insight I have some questions on my page that I would greatly appreciate you answering if you have the time! 

Hello Mani, I’m a 58 year old veteran.  I was having some serious trouble concentrating. This problem affected my daily interaction with people and my ability to perform my work.  When a student would be speaking to me about a concern and I would just slip into a daydream and be somewhere else. I had to ask people to repeat what they had said.

I also began to have hand and mouth movements and I would snap back into reality and then realized that I was being observed doing this movements. It was terribly embarrassing. Luckily I was the oldest veteran in the office so they would just say I was just a crazy old Army vet.

I also have Type 2 Diabetes, Anxiety Disorder and clinical depression. which had become severe over the last four years.  I stumbled on information on MD while I was searching the web for help with my anxiety. I have two sons.  One lives with ADD, Anxiety and Depression. and the other lives with ADHD, Anxiety, and Depression.

You are not alone Mani.  Turns out (to my amazement) there’s a whole community of brotherhood and sisterhood who understand us and live with MD.  That is empowerment brother.  Drive on!

Why does that sound like adhd or something to me. Bro, get a diagnosis.

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