I’m Clare-Mae and I’ve just joined this forum after wanting some support with my self diagnosed Maladaptive Daydreaming.
I wanted to ask if anyone can relate to the things that I experience with MD.
I’ve had this condition since I was about 5 years old, and there was always a person that the MD would be focused on, and after a while, it would move on to someone complete different which is what I’m currently experiencing as an adult.
I definitely have this condition as I need to rock back and fourth to become immersed in the daydream and to keep it going.
I also act out ‘scenes’ from whatever the daydream’s about and Male facial expressions to make it feel more real. For example if it’s a happy theme and I’m smiling at someone, I’ll start smiling.
Music is also a huge factor in it, and I listen to different types of music depending on what the theme is at the time.
It typically starts out with an increased interest in a particular person, in the past it’s been fictional characters but most of the time it’s a celebrity.
I then get up the point where I’m constantly about them and things can trigger me to daydream about this person, ie things from films, TV or even just thoughts,
I then find that the daydreams and the person I’ve been fixated on dwindles and fades away, but not completely as I do still have occasion daydreams about past ones.
It then seems to stall for a while until someone else appears to become of interest, but it doesn’t seem to be on a conscious level and it’s usually someone that I would never think about otherwise. It’s very random and I don’t know who it’s going to be next.
Does anyone else experience this? Does anyone have Maladaptive Daydreaming that goes on to someone and then eventually fades away until the next person? Or am I possibly the only one that gets this?
I just want to point out that there’s no romantic interest, it’s almost like I’ve found the person interesting and want to know more about them and this becomes a temporary fixation.
Please let me know if anyone else can relate to eat I experience. It’s always a relief to know that you’re not alone.
Thank you, and stay safe during these difficult times
Yes it has happened to me few times where I dream about with someone and then it disappears like it never happened and out of no where looking at someone it's appears all of a sudden and gives you the urge of dreaming that with new person.