Hi everyone, I’m French, 23 and I just recently found out that there is a medical term for my « inside stories » that is maladaptive daydreaming . I’m happy that there is such a place to talk with you all.
I read a lot about your own experiences, I saw that some of you wants to stop because it can affect love or social life.
I started daydream in middle school, around 12 or 13 yo. At that time I was often bullied and my days were long and lonely. I loved (and still do) to… Continue
Added by Marie on January 31, 2021 at 6:25am —
This post is going to sound weird but who is normal here anyways?
(Please warning dont try the below you could end up like me and hurt your kidneys)
So I believe am the only one who has this urge to hold in my pee and fantasize about negative scenarios
I have been doing the above since I believe the age 12 until I finally leak in my pants. And i also feel pain in kidneys and bladder at times but I still cant help it .I still do that till this age (am almost 17) even… Continue
Added by Xyz on January 28, 2021 at 3:16am —
I’m french and I’m 41 years old. I’ m new on this forum and I’m happy to find this community for sharing about MD. as far as I can remember I daydreamed. During childhood it helped me to protect (unconsciously) against some trauma and I thought it was pretty helpful. Then I realized that it became maladaptive. During some periods of time, it disappears and it comes back, especially now.
I would be interested to share about all of this and about the way to handle it.
Added by Aerial on January 27, 2021 at 12:46pm —
I had my MD under a somewhat control for the past year, and even had a few productive months. And then, out of the blue, I had this big all time-consuming daydreaming binge I didn’t experience since high school.
It’s been going for the past two weeks. I found myself daydreaming from the moment I wake up, get back from work, and until the night demands me to sleep.
I neglected my family, my husband, my health, and work. I skipped a few days at work because I couldn’t let my… Continue
Added by Rose Only on January 27, 2021 at 10:00am —
Hey I am not so good to write all my story in English but I wish that all understand what I mean
Some doctors and pepole say that this daydream cone from that the pepole have stress or problem that's make them make a dream or a story at their mind all at this story must be perfect and make us feel happy and go away from the stress and the problems but I just dream when I was young and I was not have a problem to run away from it
I was make my dream to enjoy myself
When I was… Continue
Added by Life must be on January 21, 2021 at 4:44pm —
I began daydreaming around the age of 7 and it progressively got worse once I reached age 13. For me, I daydream and reenact scenarios only by listening to music with the exception of occasionally whispering conversations whenever I am not able to listen to music or just throughout my day sometimes. I replay the same part of a song over and over again and can do this for hours. If my bracelets or other noises are too distracting then I will take them off. I had to recently adjust my volume… Continue
Added by Luna Lilana on January 20, 2021 at 12:44am —
Hi! I'm Maddie, I am 14 years old, and I am new to this website, I don't really know what to say, there is just so much.
I first started to daydream about different worlds, characters and plots when I was little. Some nights I wanted to keep going with my story I wouldn't get much sleep at all. My parents just said 'I had an over reactive imagination.'
Anyway, I would start a story, and when ever I was bored, mad, or sad I would add a little more. I always added some more every… Continue
Added by Maddie on January 10, 2021 at 7:33am —
I'm new here and I just wanted to talk about my personal experiences and see if anyone can relate. I'd really like to talk to some other people with similar experiences because up until recently, I didn't know there were other people who had this.
I've been daydreaming since I was at least seven, maybe younger. It started as something I did when I was bored. I'm an only child and while I did have a group of friends, sometimes I still ended up playing by myself. I really… Continue
Added by Grace on January 9, 2021 at 7:31am —
I’m new here. It’s a long story since I’ve basically been living in the neverending story for about 6 years. Did it bother me in the beginning? Yes. Really high highs though. But it left me with a lot of questions.
At first I thought I was schizophrenic, you know, voices in my head? I thought we’ll that’s great I finally snapped. But the REAL head scratcher was that all the voices were soo nice. They were all my friends and were really kind and understanding and funny. We’d just… Continue
Added by DJ on January 4, 2021 at 7:40pm —
I'm new to this forum and I wasn't sure I wanted to share something right away but there's something that I wanted to add that may hopefully help someone - one thing I don't see on anyone's posts - although maybe I'm not going back far enough?
And that is that, for me, my addiction to my imaginary life happened because, as a child, I really came to hate myself. I hated who I was.
I remember when I was very little I used to have more normal fantasies, about growing up to become… Continue
Added by Brett L on January 4, 2021 at 6:19am —
Do you think maladaptive daydreaming could just be laziness?
How damaging is this disorder?
Do meds really help?
Will seeing a psychologist help or should i only see a psychiatrist?
It is hindering my academic performance badly
I do not want to see a psychologist until i turn into an adult by myself since my mom is narcissistic that is she will use my disorder against me to hurt me.btw i believe she already knows that i am abnormal.
But then at… Continue
Added by Xyz on January 3, 2021 at 3:01am —
1)stopped indulging in fiction books ( which has been my childhood habit) and movies too i suppose
2)And then when i was 13-14 i used to sleep almost the entire day, every day for maybe approx 1 and a half year
( i was depressed at that time )
So I think doing the above did reduce my "desire" for maladaptive daydreaming .
But still i daydream uncontrollably.
So i infer my daydreaming could be a comorbid with some other disorder rather than just being a… Continue
Added by Xyz on January 3, 2021 at 2:55am —
This is my first ever post so I thought maybe it should be about my story and why I decided to join this network.
My name is Erica, 20 years old. This is the first time ever I'm sharing this part of my life so my post might be a little awkward.
I don't know when I started to become a daydreamer but I guess I just had it in me for a long time. I don't usually dream when I'm sleeping but I always had this belief that if I dream about taking the exam in my… Continue
Added by Erica Tamizi on January 3, 2021 at 1:59am —
Like many of you, I always thought I was the only person who daydreamed compulsively. When I started to finally address my lifelong anxieties I started googling and found this place! I’m currently really struggling with it, I am spending many hours a day lost in thoughts and pacing around. I’m not engaging in work, or household chores or with my husband. It’s causing me to become depressed because I feel as though I can’t stop.
I have been daydreaming like this… Continue
Added by Kasandra on January 2, 2021 at 12:32am —