• Nightmares

    Asked by BeckyTice on Tuesday, July 9, 2019


    I've had nightmares before.... but I never got hurt in a nightmare..... Night before last I had a nightmare that a vicious doglike animal was lunging at my belly where the mets started.... the doglike animal bit me.... it hurt.... it woke me up... shaking and holding my belly....

    I told my husband about it.... it plagued me all day.... the next night.... I slept....

    Then last night it did it again..... same dog... same pain.... problem is... this time I couldn't get back to sleep for a long time.... and this morning it is plaguing me.

    I wouldn't connect the cancer with the nightmare.... but the doglike creature is lunging at the same place.... and when he bites I hurt... but when I wake up... I'm holding my belly but I'm not in pain.... scared and shaking... but not in pain.

    Has anyone else experienced nightmares after cancer?

    Is this a new side affect?


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    • BeckyTice's Avatar

      If it were medication... I would gladly stop it.... I have considered food as a cause... but that didn't work..... I'm hoping it isn't a brain thing... what with the mets.... I'm almost afraid to go to sleep....

      4 months ago
    • BuckeyeShelby's Avatar

      It might be your subconscious trying to make sense of pain you are having while you sleep. It's the pain causing the dream, not the dream causing the pain would be my best guess. Hope you feel better and stop having "owie" dreams.

      4 months ago
    • JaneA's Avatar

      I don't have an answer, but I'm sorry. That is a disturbing dream. I used to have nightmares that someone was chasing me but I couldn't scream or call out for help. Those happened after my cancer treatment. But they are gone now.

      4 months ago

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