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Topic : 01/24 Dreams, Nightmares and Night Terrors

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Dr. Phil's guests scream, punch, fight and even eat — all while they're sleeping. They suffer from nightmares, sleep terrors and other disorders that are destroying their lives. Scott's sleepwalking and sleep terrors have gotten so dangerous that he has attempted to smother his wife, Heather, with a pillow, has walked outside shirtless in freezing weather, and has even kicked Heather in the stomach when she was pregnant. Heather is not only concerned for her safety, but also for the safety of their two small kids. Then, Nathalie has been plagued by the same gruesome nightmare for 20 years, and worries that she's losing her sanity. What's behind these recurring dreams? Plus, Angela has been eating in her sleep for the past 15 years. She wakes up to find chocolate on her clothes, food wrappers in her bed — even tuna casserole on her fingers! Dr. Phil has advice for putting these sleep disorders to bed.  Join the discussion.

 

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January 21, 2006, 4:13 am CST

I can't take this any longer

I suffer from severe night terrors for years and they wont go away, it comes from my past since I was really little.  They have gotten worse over the years, I would disturb my neighbors by running down stairs banging on the their  door yelling out for help. I don't remember nothing that happen,I would yell and scream.  I would hit my boyfriends in my sleep and even spit in their face  or even hit myself in my sleep. I would even lock myself out of my apartment,  and the neighbors would complain about my night terrors by banging on the walls. I had to move to a different apartment ,my landlord said you are disturbing the neighbors.  My neighbors thought I was crazy,  and would get into it with them about my night terrors. I'm always afraid that the landlords would throw me out because of my night terrors, and then I would become homeless. Now I'm in my new place and been here for almost year now, my neighbor would tell me that I have severe night terrors. I would run outside and bang on her door, that night I woke up felt like I was choking and thought somebody was after me.  I will get up and kick things bang on walls, hit others  in my sleep and would jump on their legs and hit them also in my sleep.  My past relationships would throw me out of bed and also hit  me and spit in my face for what I done to them. They were thinking I was doing this on purpose I'm not I don't remember nothing that happen. I'm so sick of this and living this way, I can't find the right help for this. I also suffer from mental illnesses, one of them comes from sexual,physical abuse as a child. 
 
January 22, 2006, 5:22 am CST

01/24 Dreams, Nightmares and Night Terrors

Quote From: lostgirl

I suffer from severe night terrors for years and they wont go away, it comes from my past since I was really little.  They have gotten worse over the years, I would disturb my neighbors by running down stairs banging on the their  door yelling out for help. I don't remember nothing that happen,I would yell and scream.  I would hit my boyfriends in my sleep and even spit in their face  or even hit myself in my sleep. I would even lock myself out of my apartment,  and the neighbors would complain about my night terrors by banging on the walls. I had to move to a different apartment ,my landlord said you are disturbing the neighbors.  My neighbors thought I was crazy,  and would get into it with them about my night terrors. I'm always afraid that the landlords would throw me out because of my night terrors, and then I would become homeless. Now I'm in my new place and been here for almost year now, my neighbor would tell me that I have severe night terrors. I would run outside and bang on her door, that night I woke up felt like I was choking and thought somebody was after me.  I will get up and kick things bang on walls, hit others  in my sleep and would jump on their legs and hit them also in my sleep.  My past relationships would throw me out of bed and also hit  me and spit in my face for what I done to them. They were thinking I was doing this on purpose I'm not I don't remember nothing that happen. I'm so sick of this and living this way, I can't find the right help for this. I also suffer from mental illnesses, one of them comes from sexual,physical abuse as a child. 

I just joined the message board, this is my first posting ever! 

I too suffer from night terrors, but not to the degree that you are. I’ve woke up many times after a very loud scream, or from punching the wall. These dreams have been there all my life too. I slept-walked as a child, and would actually engage people in conversation. Sometimes I would yell and swear at my parents. I think the one of the causes of my night terrors is repressed emotion, mainly anger.  Of course I could be repressing more than my emotions.  I look forward to seeing this program. Perhaps it will help us in some way. I hate to hear that you suffered abuse, I have heard that does cause night terrors. I don’t know if ever have been abused, but I’ve been a substance abuser since my early teens… my memory does not serve me well. I think that the answers to many of our issues lies within, but in your case with the severity you describe medication may help. Go see your doctor. I always try to think about the dream I was having when I wake. My nightmares do not frighten me any longer. I believe your dreams give insight into your mind and soul. 

 
January 22, 2006, 6:00 pm CST

no longer alone

Quote From: n_country

I just joined the message board, this is my first posting ever! 

I too suffer from night terrors, but not to the degree that you are. I’ve woke up many times after a very loud scream, or from punching the wall. These dreams have been there all my life too. I slept-walked as a child, and would actually engage people in conversation. Sometimes I would yell and swear at my parents. I think the one of the causes of my night terrors is repressed emotion, mainly anger.  Of course I could be repressing more than my emotions.  I look forward to seeing this program. Perhaps it will help us in some way. I hate to hear that you suffered abuse, I have heard that does cause night terrors. I don’t know if ever have been abused, but I’ve been a substance abuser since my early teens… my memory does not serve me well. I think that the answers to many of our issues lies within, but in your case with the severity you describe medication may help. Go see your doctor. I always try to think about the dream I was having when I wake. My nightmares do not frighten me any longer. I believe your dreams give insight into your mind and soul. 

I have to admit that even though I knew  I could not be the only going though this, just having other stories that resemble mine... it's very comforting.  I was lucky enough to be asked to go on the show... the footage shown on TV was a footage that I hadn't seen before until the taping. My reaction to seeing "her" for the first time out of my head, well, that in itself was... bizarre yet it gave me a relief. 

  

I will keep posting here as I go through the steps that Dr Phil has so kindly offered to provide for me and I will let you know what comes out from all this. Maybe my experience will be help others.  I hope it does. 

  

There is help for us and I'm sure there is a way to control this... we just have to hang on. 

  

ems 

 
January 23, 2006, 3:59 am CST

the pain inside

Quote From: ems1102

I have to admit that even though I knew  I could not be the only going though this, just having other stories that resemble mine... it's very comforting.  I was lucky enough to be asked to go on the show... the footage shown on TV was a footage that I hadn't seen before until the taping. My reaction to seeing "her" for the first time out of my head, well, that in itself was... bizarre yet it gave me a relief. 

  

I will keep posting here as I go through the steps that Dr Phil has so kindly offered to provide for me and I will let you know what comes out from all this. Maybe my experience will be help others.  I hope it does. 

  

There is help for us and I'm sure there is a way to control this... we just have to hang on. 

  

ems 

There is a clinic I'm looking at in Southern California, I talked to a guy about it this weekend and told him what I was going through the pain inside.  With tears flowing down my face, I suffer from PTSD most of my life.  I wrote to the show they have called and said they wanted to help me and even email me. I'm hoping Dr Phil will help me, he is such a wonderful man who cares for others and always helping people.  I felt this weekend I was losing my mind, with a lot of anger and rage and at times once I start I can't stop. I need you all to keep me in your prayers at night, and asking God to help me. Now I've gotten to the point now I isolate %90 of the time and don't want to be around others the fear of rejection kills me.  I'm so happy that Dr Phil is going to help you,  I'm hoping I will be able to get help too.  My night terrors are so severe that they disturb my neighbors at night and don't get a full night sleep at night.  I'm hoping soon I'll get some help...... 

lostgirl 

 
January 23, 2006, 10:17 am CST

01/24 Dreams, Nightmares and Night Terrors

Quote From: lostgirl

There is a clinic I'm looking at in Southern California, I talked to a guy about it this weekend and told him what I was going through the pain inside.  With tears flowing down my face, I suffer from PTSD most of my life.  I wrote to the show they have called and said they wanted to help me and even email me. I'm hoping Dr Phil will help me, he is such a wonderful man who cares for others and always helping people.  I felt this weekend I was losing my mind, with a lot of anger and rage and at times once I start I can't stop. I need you all to keep me in your prayers at night, and asking God to help me. Now I've gotten to the point now I isolate %90 of the time and don't want to be around others the fear of rejection kills me.  I'm so happy that Dr Phil is going to help you,  I'm hoping I will be able to get help too.  My night terrors are so severe that they disturb my neighbors at night and don't get a full night sleep at night.  I'm hoping soon I'll get some help...... 

lostgirl 

I have a case worker  from the mental health center who is helping me now and helping me to learn  new coping skills to learn how to deal with my illnesses. It wont be easy, it will take a lot of hard work  on my part.  After I get emotional stable I'm hoping my night terrors will go away, these message boards help me so much. To talk to others and help me work through my pain, you guys are like my family. Is that ok? You understand because your going through the same thing, as I am I'm not the only person who is going through this. Thats why I don't feel alone in this situation, you people care and have compassion like Dr Phil. I'm not into talk shows, I always thought it was all phony to try to make money or something. Now I know it's not true since I watch Dr Phil, I even tape his show on my DVR I have it set to record every day so if I miss a show I can go back and watch it later. I learn a lot from this man he has a lot of wisdon and knowledge about this field and helps so many people. I'm praying he will have me on the show and wants to help me too.... 

What is he going to help you with, and what is the topic of the show...... I WONT MISS IT!!!!! 

HUGSSSSSS SWEETIE 

I HOPE YOU GET WHAT YOU NEED  YOU DESERVE THE BEST IN LIFE LIKE ALL OF US DO!!!! 

LOSTGIRL 

 
January 23, 2006, 1:14 pm CST

01/24 Dreams, Nightmares and Night Terrors

I am very excited to see this show.  I have had nightmares for a long time.  Seems that I don't have good dreams!  They are all so scary too!  I dream about aliens a lot, people hurting me, I can never find my daughter in my dreams, rabid dogs, ice and snow... They are all so vivid too... I can remember most of my dreams to the detail....
 
January 23, 2006, 1:31 pm CST

Night Terrors

I'm excited to see this show.  My daughter started with night tears at 18 months old. It's was horrible.  These went on until age 2 1/2. Took her to her doctor and he recommended taking her to someone who was more qualified. That speciliast told us he felt her night terrors were from ADHD but the only way to determine if she had ADHD was through a Brain Specht.  That was done and it confirmed was he suspected.  She had a severe case of ADHD and that was a good part of her night tears.  It will be interesting tomorrow if the words ADHD or ADD come up. So many people are in denial about ADHD/ADD when they do NOT have to be.
 
January 23, 2006, 7:53 pm CST

re: Quote

Quote From: doumissme2

I'm excited to see this show.  My daughter started with night tears at 18 months old. It's was horrible.  These went on until age 2 1/2. Took her to her doctor and he recommended taking her to someone who was more qualified. That speciliast told us he felt her night terrors were from ADHD but the only way to determine if she had ADHD was through a Brain Specht.  That was done and it confirmed was he suspected.  She had a severe case of ADHD and that was a good part of her night tears.  It will be interesting tomorrow if the words ADHD or ADD come up. So many people are in denial about ADHD/ADD when they do NOT have to be.

What does ADHD or ADD stand for?   

I will be very interested in this show.  I have walked, talked, and ate in my sleep.  I have also kicked doors and not remember anything.  I usually have a good time in my sleep.  I'm told that I laugh a lot.  BUT, I do get mean sometimes.  One morning when I woke up my 2 dogs were acting terrified of me.  I had a feeling I did something in my sleep.  I was having scary dreams every night for a period of time.  I figued out it might be the Noni juice (1 ounce at night) that I had started drinking.  I changed from drinking it at night to drinking it in the morning and the terrifing dreams stopped.  The Noni juice works for colitis.   

I saw a show about a guy that had drove to his mother- in- laws house and killed her in his sleep. A sleep specialist had proof that he stayed too long in his deepest sleep and he got off.  How could you live with yourself after that.  This can be scary stuff.  Sure is a mystery to me. 

I can only hope there is help out there for everyone, including me, with this problem.   I know Dr. Phil will be able to help........     

  

 
January 23, 2006, 8:57 pm CST

MY DOCTORS & I ARE CALLING FOR HELP WITH MY SLEEPING DISORDER

Quote From: ems1102

I have to admit that even though I knew  I could not be the only going though this, just having other stories that resemble mine... it's very comforting.  I was lucky enough to be asked to go on the show... the footage shown on TV was a footage that I hadn't seen before until the taping. My reaction to seeing "her" for the first time out of my head, well, that in itself was... bizarre yet it gave me a relief. 

  

I will keep posting here as I go through the steps that Dr Phil has so kindly offered to provide for me and I will let you know what comes out from all this. Maybe my experience will be help others.  I hope it does. 

  

There is help for us and I'm sure there is a way to control this... we just have to hang on. 

  

ems 

 
January 23, 2006, 11:50 pm CST

01/24 Dreams, Nightmares and Night Terrors

Quote From: cactus4rx

What does ADHD or ADD stand for?   

I will be very interested in this show.  I have walked, talked, and ate in my sleep.  I have also kicked doors and not remember anything.  I usually have a good time in my sleep.  I'm told that I laugh a lot.  BUT, I do get mean sometimes.  One morning when I woke up my 2 dogs were acting terrified of me.  I had a feeling I did something in my sleep.  I was having scary dreams every night for a period of time.  I figued out it might be the Noni juice (1 ounce at night) that I had started drinking.  I changed from drinking it at night to drinking it in the morning and the terrifing dreams stopped.  The Noni juice works for colitis.   

I saw a show about a guy that had drove to his mother- in- laws house and killed her in his sleep. A sleep specialist had proof that he stayed too long in his deepest sleep and he got off.  How could you live with yourself after that.  This can be scary stuff.  Sure is a mystery to me. 

I can only hope there is help out there for everyone, including me, with this problem.   I know Dr. Phil will be able to help........     

  

ADD- Attention Defecit Disorder 

ADHD- Attention Defecit Hyperactivity Disorder 

 
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