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Anxiety meds help?

Hi guys!

I have MD plus (social)anxiety. It has been affecting me since always. 

Recently due to some fungal problem on my head, doctor prescribed me some meds(i lost the prescription now) , they seemed to help me afar anxiety(idk how). When I stopped taking them cause the problem was solved, anxiety came back. 

And after 3 months i have a exam which is very important to me as I am in final year of college. I really want to do well there. 

So can anyone suggest me…

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Added by someone on October 8, 2021 at 11:18pm — No Comments

The fear of abandonment and how it's affecting me as an MDer

Lately, I've been having daydreams where people I'm close to, abandon me and I'm left all alone.

The dreams involve.

1. The girl I like, who stops talking to me and goes back to her ex and eventually blocks me, for no reason.

2. My closest friends feeling like I'm a burden to them and leaving me.

3. My parents disowning me because I brought shame to the family, due to my slow pace in life and mental health issues.

And then eventually, I become this person…

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Added by Kiruba Victor on September 29, 2021 at 7:57am — 5 Comments

Does Maladaptive Daydreaming effect memory

Hello i have only recently learned about Maladaptive Daydreaming , as long as i can remember i have done it and its been causing me trouble in my life as early as my teens when people could see me through my curtains because of backing light and i did not know . For years i thought i was just schizophrenic and scared to tell any one. But thats back ground probably not needed for my question except to express that i am incredibly un knowledgeable about this . 

So here is my…

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Added by Jacob on September 14, 2021 at 6:16pm — 7 Comments

Concentration with madd

Hey i have read that

it becomes hard to concentrate with maladaptive daydreaming, does that also incl not being able to concentrate even while not daydreaming. Like me i would put on a lecture on YouTube but then I cant concentrate at all but not because ii'd be daydreaming but its just i cant.But then at the same time when someone is physically or virtually present nd makes me learn or learns with me i mean a tutor, then i am able to concentrate nd learn ....

Does anyone know what is… Continue

Added by Xyz on September 13, 2021 at 3:36am — 3 Comments

A Delusional Safe Haven

I recently came to the conclusion that I may indeed be a maladaptive daydreamer....

 Books used to be my escape from reality. When I was in middle school and I had a bad day at school I could just read a cheesy teen novel and picture a better reality. Little did I know that my method of escape would soon be the very thing that entrapped me. I think things went downhill when my imagination started to be a crutch I used to deal with life issues. But then again when the places that are…

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Added by Brianna Smikle on September 11, 2021 at 8:01pm — 1 Comment

Love fantasies

Hi all,

I am new to this and came across this site a few days ago. 

I stumbled across a post from another member about love fantasies. 

When I meet a man who is good to me , I too start building up fantasies about the person in my head. I get obsessed over the person.

 I over think /fantasise and make myself fall in love with the person. In addition , I want the person to fall in love with me. 

This lead to a lot of heartache for me. 



I have lived with this…

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Added by Sasha Petrova on September 9, 2021 at 3:21pm — 2 Comments

Love fixation

Hi,

New member. Does anybody have issues with excessive fantasizing about love interests that you don't really know or are unavailable or celebrities? I'm very embarrassed about this problem because when I get obsessed about them enough and I'm manic (I'm bipolar) I will contact them and humiliate myself. ( Although 3 times it worked and I hooked up with them). I get a high from feeling like they are a soulmate sometimes. I know everybody does this to some degree but I know this level is… Continue

Added by Melanie on September 8, 2021 at 4:27pm — 4 Comments

Just a Theory...

Does anyone have any information about/ think anything about weather MD is linked to dissacosiative identity disorder. I kind of feel like in the dreams, you become a tweaked version of yourself and you genuinely feel different. Any thoughts??

Added by Emma on September 5, 2021 at 2:51pm — No Comments

Just a Little Query...

I find that listening to upbeat music fuels the MD. Does anyone else find that? Sometimes I find myself listening for hours to a playlist and daydreaming for hours.

Added by Emma on September 5, 2021 at 2:37pm — 1 Comment

Parasocial relationships and hyperfixations vs. MD

When I first came across the phrase ‘maladaptive daydreaming’ my emotions went into the most conflicted state they’d ever been. I was relieved, yes, that I finally found a name for something that’s been bugging me since I was a teenager, but I was also terrified. Going through the list of symptoms triggered something in my brain and I forced myself to look at my daydreams from the third person’s perspective. I’ve written down my leading roles, the main plotlines, the side characters - and I…

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Added by dreamavoyeur on August 21, 2021 at 3:00pm — 2 Comments

I have a question

Hi



I have a question



I have difficulty talking to people. Its not that I don't know what to speak. But I can't speak, literally. My heart rate increases and when i speak my voice shivers and i start stammering a lot. Sometimes i even start crying.



I have friends and family, with them i can talk normally. But when someone confronts me or speaks against me, or bullies me, the above mentioned things happen.



And when that incident is over, which means… Continue

Added by someone on August 19, 2021 at 12:03am — 8 Comments

Do you sometimes feel guilty ?

Hey !

Soo I found out very recently about MDD and my first reaction was like « So it has a name ? » because idk for you, but I noticed that something was clearly wrong in my life when I realised that I didn’t want to be here anymore, like….my daydreamings are just way better than the realty, even if I don’t live in a corrupted or toxic environnement, I even have friends (one actually, but it doesn’t matter).

So I was like « But why ? I have all that I need to be happy, I’m even…

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Added by Gaël 71 on August 14, 2021 at 3:26pm — 4 Comments

getting back to MD, or the other side of the daydreaming coin

ok, so this is a werd one, so from what i have been able to gather from a cursory glance at this site most posts seem to view getting rid of md as a positive witch sadly hasn't been the case for me, about ten month its ago i noticed i was having trouble visualing not wiith my md at least not initaly i thought it was brain fog or writers block i  have always been a vivid visualiser and those sorts of things reading, writing have always been my passion and md was an exenstion of that i …

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Added by Jack on August 10, 2021 at 12:05pm — 2 Comments

5 month update!

Hello everyone!

I posted here in March about my daydreaming and since then, I have made tremendous improvements. I am writing this to describe my experience on how I dealt with this issue. Unfortunately I had to get on medication. But that's okay, as long as I am making improvements and moving forward with my life. I see this as a short term solution but it is a good step forward. 

First, at the advice of my doctor and therapist, I decided to see a Psychiatrist. I started by…

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Added by InaBox on August 6, 2021 at 8:02pm — 1 Comment

the show will go on and on and on while a blank

I have been with nd for most of my life. Almost from the moment I wake up I immediately jump into one of my characters. Its getting harder to stay in reality.



My sister asked when I eventually pass away what will people remember about you what were your accomplishments?



I didn't have an answer for her.



Whatever environment I'm in even at work I create the story of my character around it or just MD about the daydrsam or future conversations o am going to have. It… Continue

Added by jena messer on July 27, 2021 at 3:24pm — No Comments

Advice

Hi everyone, I’ve had MDD as long as I can remember. I had a difficult childhood so I suspect it was triggered by that. I’m 37 years old and I have been actively battling the condition since I was 30. I’ve had periods of success but I’ve not been able to quit the habit for good. It would be great to hear any advice you have on how to reduce it, manage it or ideally stop for good. I’ve missed out on so much stuff due to MDD. I hate the hold it has on my life, but stopping has proved elusive so… Continue

Added by Cotton on July 27, 2021 at 9:40am — 1 Comment

why

Ocd depending on severity can be a mental disorder so why can't MD depending on severity. I am 33 years old and have spent half of my life daydreaming. I am still stuck mentally and going out and doing things to probably about the age of 20 year old.

Added by jena messer on July 26, 2021 at 3:18pm — No Comments

Introduction

Hello everyone! My name is Katie, but I go by Kat.

I couldn't tell you when I started daydreaming maladaptively, and honestly I don't think it matters considering most people on here either live with maladaptive daydreaming (MD).

I'm also a college student pursuing a bachelor's of science in psychology at the moment. I actually was able to write an English…

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Added by Katie on July 17, 2021 at 1:01pm — 2 Comments

Can anyone help me please

I have a MDD from along time I think from 20 years and now I think it stopping my life cannot deal with my life and people I feel so depressed and tired my therapy think I have a ADHD and I take strattera 100mg but that not stop the MDD ao cold any one help me how I can stop it or how I can deal with it

Added by Noura on July 17, 2021 at 1:20am — 1 Comment

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