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I've just waken up to yet another wearisome dream. I have

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Hi My name is Linda
I've just waken up to yet another wearisome dream. I have these dreams where I am always doing several things at once. This last one I was in charge of getting people out of a very tall building. I had to go from floor to floor and scream that the building had to be evacuated. When I woke I was totally exhausted and felt that I worked and stressed for a whole day. I feel like I didn't sleep at all. These dreams effect me physically. I was wondering if some medications cause this.
Thank you for your time.
Submitted: 6 years ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  DrRussMD replied 6 years ago.
are you on any medications?
Customer: replied 6 years ago.
I am on venlafaxine er,omeprazole,and simvastatin.
Expert:  DrRussMD replied 6 years ago.
venlafaxine might be associated with nightmares in adults.

You might have your doctor switch this medication.

A behavioral therapist [psychologist] might be able to help you with imagery re-programming which can help with nightmares.

If these started after the venlafaxine started, this might be a cause however.

good luck

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