It appears you have not yet Signed Up with our community. To Sign Up for free, please click here....

Depression Message Board

Vivid Dreams/Nightmares

Post New Thread   Closed Thread
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 06-23-2007, 06:40 AM   #1
Junior Member
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Vancouver, BC, Canada
Posts: 25
Trackerk HB User
Vivid Dreams/Nightmares

I have been on Wellbutrin XL(150m) for almost 2 weeks.
I'm actually feeling a little better, which is surprising to me cuz I thought I wouldn't have any relief for about 4-6 weeks. I have started having very vivid dreams and nightmares, and just wondering if this is a side effect of Wlb XL or just my overactive, overthinking depressed mind.
Anyone else experiencing this or other type of side effects?

Sponsors Lightbulb
Old 06-23-2007, 07:09 AM   #2
Senior Member
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Canada
Posts: 266
mycatwillow HB User
Re: Vivid Dreams/Nightmares

It could be a combination of the drugs and your depressed mind. I also have vivid, sometimes strange dreams and have for years. I've always thought it was the drugs/depression.

For instance I'm off work right now and I've been watching a lot of crime shows like CSI, Law & Order, and true crime stories on A&E, and the other night I had a dream that someone was going after people with a chainsaw. Right then I decided to cut down on the crime shows.

Old 06-24-2007, 07:07 AM   #3
Junior Member
Join Date: May 2006
Posts: 30
Ibycus HB User
Re: Vivid Dreams/Nightmares

It's the drug. I have taken between 150-300mg a day for a couple years now on and off. Every time I go back on it, I get nightmares and crazy vivid dreams. I don't get the nightmares often, but usually the dreams are so crazy they would make good for good tripped out movie plots.

Old 06-24-2007, 04:55 PM   #4
Senior Veteran
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: ontario
Posts: 3,762
Blog Entries: 1
trg247 HB Usertrg247 HB Usertrg247 HB User
Re: Vivid Dreams/Nightmares

I take Wellbutrin xl 300mg for the last two years or so and still have very scary and realistic dreams and nightmares. I also take Effexor as well which is well known for messed up dreams/nightmares so I have always blamed it. Well in my case if it is a side effect it does not go away. On more than one occasion in the middle of the afternoon I will remember the dream like it actually took place that morning

take care
Major Depressive Disorder With Psychotic Features
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
Borderline Personality Disorder
Generalized Anxiety Disorder

Current Meds

Old 06-24-2007, 07:09 PM   #5
Junior Member
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Vancouver, BC, Canada
Posts: 25
Trackerk HB User
Re: Vivid Dreams/Nightmares

Thanks everyone for your input......
Yeah...when I had freakish dream about Hitler and that I was kissing him, it kinda freaked me out(and this is no joke)...I woke up wondering what the **** was that all about!

Closed Thread

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Board Replies Last Post
Vivid dreams...sick of them sh 08 Sleep Disorders 9 09-14-2009 04:31 AM
vivid dreams from meds idreamofsilence Anxiety 2 01-16-2009 01:02 PM
Menopause and vivid dreams Alabasterlyn Menopause 4 10-16-2007 07:55 AM
Vivid dreams + heart meds = a bit worried ITrustMySoulNYC Heart Disorders 4 08-14-2006 08:08 AM
Zoloft-vivid dreams! teek30 Anxiety 7 04-30-2006 03:38 AM
Extremely Vivid Dreams cinemachick Sleep Disorders 3 04-20-2006 01:20 PM
Very Vivid Terrible dreams? Mandy79pa Anxiety 28 03-07-2004 01:05 PM
ZMA and Vivid Dreams jagdm27 Vitamins & Supplements 1 10-30-2003 08:52 PM

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Sign Up Today!

Ask our community of thousands of members your health questions, and learn from others experiences. Join the conversation!

I want my free account

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 09:37 PM.

Site owned and operated by HealthBoards.comô
© 1998-2018 HealthBoards.comô All rights reserved.
Do not copy or redistribute in any form!