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December 2012 Blog Posts (70)

Latest Blog Entry

My latest blog entry is entitled "Daydream Believer."  It describes some of my feelings and experiences with maladaptive daydreaming.  Feel free to read it at mymendingwall.com

Added by mymendingwall on December 13, 2012 at 4:01pm — 1 Comment

Hi, I'm back! Updates of my life

I haven't been on here for quite a long time- there's now a bunch of new people, so hi to you all, and welcome.

I'm kind of hoping to update how things have been lately, and I'll try not to ramble and merge onto different subjects as I usually do, so hopefully it'll be neater and more readable. I probably won't be in chronological order or anything, though.

I checked my last blog post today, I mentioned I'd started study. I now have music in the car and I find…

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Added by Wish Upon A Wish on December 13, 2012 at 12:30am — 4 Comments

Month Long Meditation Retreat

Hi people.  Its been a long time since i've posted anything.  I thought i'd let you all know i'm leaving tomorrow for a month long meditation retreat called a Dathun.  The retreat will be located in Colorado.  My hope is it will help with my MD.  When i return, i'll give you a review of my experience and whether it helped me or not.  Take care and Merry Christmas everybody!

Added by Rick on December 12, 2012 at 10:48pm — No Comments

What do you think?

Good, early morning Wild-Minders,

   I have been searching for a name to put to a mental episode that happened to me when I was younger. From between 4th grade to about 9-10th. Now this is a story I don't share with many, but I know that all of you are more understanding than other people could ever be. From what I have read over the bit of time I've spent on here (I hope to spend much more) I have read a wide range of involvement when it come to your DDs.

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Added by Enoch Sunrise on December 12, 2012 at 12:53am — 6 Comments

What to do?

Well, hey guys. I'm 15 years old,  and i realize i have this...thing. I want to explore it fully, control it, rather than supress it, i wanted to know if anyone felt this way and if you could help me, its affecting my grades, i am naturally smart, its just im getting to distracted now a days, and the problem is that i am really good at it, i can daydream about anything, anytime, right now i consider it a good and bad thing

Added by Basim X on December 11, 2012 at 7:24pm — 3 Comments

A discovery and Confession

I never really saw my daydreaming as a problem, per se. This has always been my sordid secret. Sometimes I'm not where my body is, that's the most I've every admitted to what I do. My husband doesn't even know, and we are so close.

Out of curiousity, and perhaps a bit of obsessive studying, I just googled about my fantasies and was brought to a phrase: maladaptive daydreaming. Now I can be a tad phobic about medical conditions, but this was the first time I ever had something…

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Added by Chandra D Lewis on December 11, 2012 at 1:53pm — 2 Comments

Enter Lady Tuesday...

Lady Tuesday isn't my real name.  I've never told anyone about my daydreaming before.  And I don't plan to anytime soon, at least not anonymously.  I'm also not comfortable sharing my daydreams either.  Maybe, one day in the future, I'll feel ready to tell you about what goes on in my dinky little head.  It's not anything heinous or embarrassing, it's just I feel that my daydreams are something that belongs to me, and me only.  The characters I've made up are very dear to me, the…

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Added by Lady Tuesday on December 10, 2012 at 11:07pm — 1 Comment

OCD...passing thoughts/ramble

Been reading a lot of stuff about people believing there's a link between MD and OCD. And while I can see how it makes sense it never really occurred to me, whenever I've filled in forms or been asked if I have any OCD like behaviours I've always said NO. 
Perhaps I should discuss it with my psychiatrist when I go for my medication review, but the reality is I probably won't mention it... I don't really like her.

Added by SecretSeraph on December 10, 2012 at 4:26pm — 7 Comments

Thinking, thinking. thinking, always thinking

Listen to me for a moment 

Think about me for a moment

All I want is a moment

A moment of your attention

A moment of your affection

A moment, A moment, A moment

I need you

I want you

I crave you

A moment, A moment, A moment

It's all a dream but,

I want you

I want it all, I need it all

I need a moment of peace

From the raging beast

A moment, A moment, A moment

Quiet please, silence…

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Added by Meenah on December 10, 2012 at 1:51pm — 1 Comment

Will it ever stop?

Does anyone have any tips on how to stop MD?  Or at least control it to some extent?

I feel like its ruining my life!  In fact I know it is!



Whatever I MD about I base my real world around it, Things have really gotten out of hand, For example, Long story cut short, In my daydreaming I had a baby, And I was going out and having unprotected sex! In hope that I would actually get pregnant, I know its insane! Lucky I didn't get pregnant and now my daydreaming is based around…

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Added by Amilée Doughty on December 9, 2012 at 3:47pm — 2 Comments

This has helped

I've been mding since i was about 6-7 and im 19 now i only found out about this site through googling stuff about depression and anxiety. I thought it was normal and everyone did it when i found out it was a condition and many people have it i felt a sense of belonging i knew i was a bit different from the average person in terms of the way i think and stuff but never knew why this explained a lot and helped clear my head. I dont think mding will go away i think we just have to live with it…

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Added by Kristian on December 9, 2012 at 1:10pm — 1 Comment

Negatives of Maladaptive Daydreaming. How it can tear you up inside out.

I really don't know what I'm typing this for. I don't know if it will help anyone to understand who doesn't have MD or maybe let someone else know they "aren't alone" in what I am about to explain. I highly doubt it will do either of those things but here it goes. I feel kind of stupid typing this because it almost seems like I'm trying to say "Hey! Look at me! Pay attention to what I have to say!". Anyway, here it goes. I realized I had a problem with daydreaming when I started to play as…

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Added by Solaina on December 9, 2012 at 3:41am — 6 Comments

I have been MIA!

I have been gone for a while... I did start that new job, and in the beginning it was great as I was so consumed by learning new tasks and staying alert-- I didn't daydream much!  Then, it kicked right back in and I was also on 'side alert' to make sure no one would catch me!



It really made me realize how crazy this really could be to the average person!  



I haven't been able to see my therapist for a while though, as right now I'm in the 90 day period of my job where I'm…

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Added by Joey B on December 8, 2012 at 4:56pm — 2 Comments

Can MD lead to depression?

Is it possible? I was thinking, that maybe since we spend so much time daydreaming, do you think when we actually have to face the real world, could we become depressed as we realize what a scary world this actually is?

Added by Grace on December 8, 2012 at 3:20pm — 3 Comments

Real people turning into DD characters?

I've never been good at coming up with my own characters... When I was little, I incorporated TV shows I watched in my DD's. I DD about the same two people though, for a long time now. The thing is, they're real people. I started to use them about 2 years ago. I have never met them... They're youtubers. They were dating when i started, but they broke up only a few months after. I still only DD of them. I see them with others and I just feel... Heartbroken because they're not getting back… Continue

Added by Grace on December 8, 2012 at 12:42pm — 3 Comments

Day 21

its been 21 days and the days feel like their getting longer and it seems harder to get through this ive had moments where i sit there and my mind starts to wonder off but i catch myself i have yet to give in but im struggling i been asking myself what happens if all this isnt worth it in the end and its not what i expect it to be

 

its hard enough trying to avoid triggers and women im getting tired for awhile i felt strong and in control now most days its a struggle to…

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Added by Jordan on December 8, 2012 at 11:44am — 1 Comment

EMOTIONAL BOND WITH YOUR DAYDREAM CHARACTERS???

I saw a guy, liked him and involved him in my daydreams. This has happened many times before. Many guys, girls, villains have come and gone. But his time I developed a crush on this guy and have become emotionally attached to him.

It's weird because he's one of those people who are not related to me at all, never spoken to me. You know, when you're walking on the road there are so many people walking with you. He's one of them who will not even be knowing that I exist.

I can no…

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Added by Simran on December 7, 2012 at 10:06pm — 7 Comments

What can I do about MD?

Hi :) I'm fourteen (girl) and I've had MD since I was about 11 (but it could have started earlier),I'm shy and I've been having some pretty bad confidence issues and I've had a tough year. I have only just recently become concerned about this. I'll be constantly weaving fantasy stories in my head with recurring characters and storylines and I'll always be forgetting things or space out in conversations which is really embarrassing. My friends think it's weird that I'm constantly forgetting…

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Added by Alana C on December 7, 2012 at 5:51pm — 1 Comment

Ever feel you are slowly becoming your DD character?

Strange, but I have caught myself reacting as she does. Like in a situation with my spouse, a simple embrace. I find myself acting as she would, the way I turn my head, posture, body language in general. But he does not react as my character's romantic lead would. This is really a strange feeling. Disappointing in a way. Like I expect him to just fall into character and play out a scene from my…

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Added by greyartist on December 7, 2012 at 5:35am — 4 Comments

Escaping Dreamland (the day after...)

I escaped! 

But is this really the end of the journey? The end of the fight? 

No, it isn't. Because being able to control it doesn't mean you can easily adapt to the new lifestyle-the one called "real life". Let's face it, the imaginary world is the place we know well, the place that's most comfortable and easy for us to be. But we know we can have more than that, right guys? :D

By escaping I have gained the ability to stay freely in the real world, for…

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Added by Gina Black on December 6, 2012 at 2:30pm — No Comments

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