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Living Life with Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD)

So, we meet again. I can’t currently think of a topic, but this one fact comes to mind.

I’ve been doing some reading and it has come to light that Cymbalta is a known cause of weird dreams and nightmares. Huh. And I thought my sleep meds got all the blame.

Don’t get me wrong, my sleep meds are just as guilty, because I didn’t have these dreams before them. But the Cymbalta is food for the fire, I guess. And it explains why I have the dreams even when I haven’t taken the sleep meds for a few days.

The dreams themselves are fine. I enjoy them, they make for late night entertainment, and they really are kinda fun.

It’s the half awake, half asleep just waking up in the morning dreams that are getting me. I usually can’t tell if I’m awake or asleep. I think I’m actually awake and doing things. I even have evidence I’m awake. I mean I’m awake enough to follow along with what’s going on upstairs above me. But apparently I’m still sound asleep.

For example, this morning Tiny Cat pounced my legs. I could hear Pat and Luke arguing over going potty above me so I knew I wasn’t sound asleep. I could feel Tiny Cat’s claws in my leg. I sat up, I gathered her up, I swung my legs out of bed and I couldn’t walk. Oh crap, I can never walk when I’m really still sleeping. That was enough to jar me for real awake and upstairs I went. The basement door had been shut and Tiny Cat was on the other side. I really had dreamed every second of it.

So yes, BPD meds lead to some really weird dreams.

One Comment

  1. Comment by tracy:

    Loved the "Tiny Cat" dream. i find the weird dreams come when i don't take the Cymbalta for a few days….strange.

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