Posted by Elizabeth on October 01, 2003 at 13:21:15:
In Reply to: Nightmares posted by Kelly M on October 01, 2003 at 06:05:39:
: Since having my daughter almost 12 months ago, I suffer from terrible nightmares, they started when i moved house when the baby was 7 weeks old. I had problems with depression for about 7 months after she was born which i descided to over come it by myself without drugs etc.
: Im still getting theses nightmares tho last week i had a really bad one which involved my 7 yr old being dead i even woke up crying as it felt so real. All theses dreams involve my kids dying or being kidnapped even had some which my husband died too. I get theses nightmares at least twice a week.
: Does anyone know what could cause this?
: Im too embrassed to see my doctor as he might think im stupid.
: Kelly M
In addition to Phil's great information, hormonal imbalance and depression can play an important role in developing nightmares as well as stress and lack of sleep. Is your depression in good control now even though you had it 7 months ago? Also, even though it takes a year to recover from pregnancy and hormones becoming balanced, it may be taking you a bit longer.
I wish you the best of luck.