Hi, everyone I am a daydreamer too. I have been daydreaming for a long time from my school days. Now I am 24 yrs old, it continues till now. But nowadays I am sometimes finding difficulty in separating real and my dreams. I used to dream everyday during night before sleeping. It would be a visualisation of how I want my life to be. Continuing that practice for many years now, but suddenly for a few days, I am having severe headaches and migraines are killing me whenever I try to dream. Also sometimes I am seeing my imaginary characters to be real. What should I do? I am not able to disclose these to anyone not to my parents or friends.
In general, MDers can tell the difference between reality and daydreams. If you’re seeing your characters in real life, like a hallucination, you might have a different condition and should definitely talk to a mental health professional.
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Post by dontgiveupquitingit on Mar 30, 2022 12:40:36 GMT
I am also a daydreamer. I have been daydreaming for years. For some years I never confused my daydreams with real live.
One day I went outside reality, I had a phsicotic attack and I got hospitalized.
What I am trying to say is that daydreaming can, sometimes, end up like this. At least in my case i happened like this. I now not confuse my reality and I go frequently to a mental health center just so they can track my evolution.
I don't confuse my reality anymore but now I fall again into daydreaming.
In my case I was a frequent daydreamer and I was also very very very depressed. One day I decided very strongly to quit daydreaming. And I managed to do it for some days. But I was through a really really bad time in my live, the worst I have ever been through. I suppose my mind couldn't bear me not daydreaming. And I started to 'exaggerate' my real live. It was like I put a lot of exiting and emotion to my normal day-to-day live. And at some point I started confusing reality. Firstly it was only a few strange thoughts. But one day my psycosis was very very strong and my roommates called an ambulance because I was saying a lot of strange things.
As I have already said, I now don't confuse reality and I am a usual daydreamer.