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A sudden recall of very old dreams

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LilacLiz

I am only 18 years old... but for he last yearbook or so I have been expirencing the same thing. I will be going about my day, when sudden flashes of old dreams appear in my head... dreams that I didn’t even recall after waking up.... and only remember during these flashes. It’s a strange feeling... and I can’t not explain it either. I’m young, very healthy, and do not take any drugs. These dreams are not always pleasant or normal dreams, but sometimes dreams that have a weird aura/energy around them. These dreams seem to have no significance to them in my day to day life or on a spiritual level. 

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Aubweezy

YESSSSS That is happening  to me. A lot lately which has brought me to this post!!!! I don’t know why and this is gonna creep everyone out but it’s been happening a lot lately and I feel like it’s like my brain like not having anything else to thing about so it  just goes back into old dreams idk. It’s been happening a lot a lot lately and I smoke weed daily and have for 10 years i thought maybe it was that. I do not feel like it’s some super power it actually freaks me out and felt like something was wrong but I guess I’m not the only one. (:

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YesorNo

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irenichf
On 5/10/2012 at 4:33 AM, pythagorashyperborea said:

Nisheeth, are you still around. This exact thing is happening to me. I think I may have a good idea what is happening here.

I haven't hardly dreamt in over a decade. Suddenly, 5 months ago, I started remembering old, old dreams while I was awake. It was slow at first, then it increased and continued to increase until one evening it exploded; I was relaxing, then BAM: they just came pooring in. I literally wen't through thirty dreams from throughout my entire life. I'm astonished. It felt so amazing, even though some of the dreams weren't exactly pleasent when I originally had them.

I hope your still around. I need to ask you a few questions.

Hello, are you still around yourself? The same thing has happened to me

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irenichf

This is happened to me last night. 

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DawnEva

Since sometime in October, I've been slowly and randomly recalling old dreams stretching back to when I was a child. It was and still is unnerving. Nothing seems to trigger them; I can have a "flashback" while I'm working, zoning out, or even gaming. 

I am 22 and female. My nutrition, sleeping patterns and mental health are pretty poor, my memory is fairly poor, and I am constantly in a high-stress environment, but I don't have epilepsy or seizures like some of the other posts suggested. I also don't believe it to be a surge of serotonin as I feel pretty neutral afterwards. I'm not very happy following the flashback, but I'm also not displeased by them - I'm neutral about them. The dreams recalled aren't of any significance or importance to me, in fact, they aren't super memorable in general and tend to be very bland. I don't recall lucid dreams, sleep paralysis, or nightmares in this manner. 

I don't go into any kind of trance-like state like some of the others here have reported - it's more of a second or two of the memory of a dream popping into my head. 

This whole thing followed what was a short period with nothing but what could be considered nightmares, but they didn't phase me at the time - and a long stretch where I hardly had any dreams if any. Recently I've been having trouble falling asleep and staying asleep, but I have had dreams recently. I also forget these dreams pretty quickly after waking up. I've always been like that, which makes recalling the dreams strange, to say the least. It also seemed to start at a time of particularly high stress.

It might be important to note that I consider myself depressed but I am not diagnosed. 

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Desertrat56
7 hours ago, DawnEva said:

Since sometime in October, I've been slowly and randomly recalling old dreams stretching back to when I was a child. It was and still is unnerving. Nothing seems to trigger them; I can have a "flashback" while I'm working, zoning out, or even gaming. 

I am 22 and female. My nutrition, sleeping patterns and mental health are pretty poor, my memory is fairly poor, and I am constantly in a high-stress environment, but I don't have epilepsy or seizures like some of the other posts suggested. I also don't believe it to be a surge of serotonin as I feel pretty neutral afterwards. I'm not very happy following the flashback, but I'm also not displeased by them - I'm neutral about them. The dreams recalled aren't of any significance or importance to me, in fact, they aren't super memorable in general and tend to be very bland. I don't recall lucid dreams, sleep paralysis, or nightmares in this manner. 

I don't go into any kind of trance-like state like some of the others here have reported - it's more of a second or two of the memory of a dream popping into my head. 

This whole thing followed what was a short period with nothing but what could be considered nightmares, but they didn't phase me at the time - and a long stretch where I hardly had any dreams if any. Recently I've been having trouble falling asleep and staying asleep, but I have had dreams recently. I also forget these dreams pretty quickly after waking up. I've always been like that, which makes recalling the dreams strange, to say the least. It also seemed to start at a time of particularly high stress.

It might be important to note that I consider myself depressed but I am not diagnosed. 

It concerns me that you admit you are experiencing a lot of stress, poor nutrition and health.  What can you do to change that?  As long as these issues are true you will have poor sleep and the dreams you are remembering may be linked to another time in your life when you were in the same condition as now.

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DawnEva
3 hours ago, Desertrat56 said:

It concerns me that you admit you are experiencing a lot of stress, poor nutrition and health.  What can you do to change that?  As long as these issues are true you will have poor sleep and the dreams you are remembering may be linked to another time in your life when you were in the same condition as now.

I know it's a little strange to admit those things but I wasn't sure if any of it would be relevant, since some of the others had reported that they thought there might be a link between those things. 

At the moment, there's not much I can do to improve upon the stressful conditions, but it's definitely slowly getting better and I haven't had a "flashback" in a few days at least (they were fairly frequent when I was experiencing them, at least one a day but sometimes more). As for having another time in my life with high stress or similar conditions, I can't say that I've had one. I've been lightly stressed at other points in my life but nothing really near this level, and nothing that I can identify as being linked to times around when I'd first had the dreams.

Though I do think that it may be linked to the stress, since they're less frequent as my level of stress does improve. Fortunately, I will be able to improve upon my nutrition and sleeping habits in the next coming months since some of what had been causing such stress and my subsequent negative habits are being relieved (as a general example, I was the only person in my family with a job for a few months and had to work incredibly hard to keep everyone afloat - and my husband was recently hired). 

I'll try to update if the flashbacks continue, or if in my case, it seemed to be caused by stress.

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Desertrat56
2 minutes ago, DawnEva said:

I know it's a little strange to admit those things but I wasn't sure if any of it would be relevant, since some of the others had reported that they thought there might be a link between those things. 

At the moment, there's not much I can do to improve upon the stressful conditions, but it's definitely slowly getting better and I haven't had a "flashback" in a few days at least (they were fairly frequent when I was experiencing them, at least one a day but sometimes more). As for having another time in my life with high stress or similar conditions, I can't say that I've had one. I've been lightly stressed at other points in my life but nothing really near this level, and nothing that I can identify as being linked to times around when I'd first had the dreams.

Though I do think that it may be linked to the stress, since they're less frequent as my level of stress does improve. Fortunately, I will be able to improve upon my nutrition and sleeping habits in the next coming months since some of what had been causing such stress and my subsequent negative habits are being relieved (as a general example, I was the only person in my family with a job for a few months and had to work incredibly hard to keep everyone afloat - and my husband was recently hired). 

I'll try to update if the flashbacks continue, or if in my case, it seemed to be caused by stress.

I really do think stress is a huge factor.  I have had periods in my life that I experience extreme stress and I had a lot of recurring dreams and night mares then.  I'm glad your husband is now working, that will take some of the stress off.  When I was without a job for 2 1/2 years it took about 2 years once I got a job to get caught up on everything.  I hope things go well for you.

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DawnEva
Just now, Desertrat56 said:

I really do think stress is a huge factor.  I have had periods in my life that I experience extreme stress and I had a lot of recurring dreams and night mares then.  I'm glad your husband is now working, that will take some of the stress off.  When I was without a job for 2 1/2 years it took about 2 years once I got a job to get caught up on everything.  I hope things go well for you.

I definitely believe it will be getting better from here on out - thank you for your input, I think we've solved the mystery in my case in particular as to why I'm having the flashbacks. Time will tell!

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KHPOE
On 11/11/2019 at 4:02 PM, DawnEva said:

I definitely believe it will be getting better from here on out - thank you for your input, I think we've solved the mystery in my case in particular as to why I'm having the flashbacks. Time will tell!

keep having random dreams of mine pop up in my head in the middle of no where, some are old and some are from a year ago that I forgot about, I don't know why this keeps happening but they should have a name for it or something.

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Arose1

Hi all,

I have referred back to this thread over the years. It’s the only place I have found where some have explained the same symptoms I have had. 
 

I have read most posts and some share the same theme. 

Almost 2 years ago as I was drifting off I started recalling dreams from years and years ago (as many of you have) but they were played out in my mind simultaneously, it was like one dream going into another - I would walk into each dream. Difficult to describe. I was then able to do this when fully awake and in conversation, just recall these old dreams. 
 

I originally found this thread by searching about the recall of old dreams, however I found something more interesting. Seizures.
 

So going back 6 years prior to this, I started having an experience where I would get strong deja vu, but locked into the moment then become fearful and nauseous afterwards, I would get this overwhelming feel of sadness. It would only last 20-30 seconds and again hard to explain.  I went to the doctor as was happening so often and he said it sounds like seizures (not as I usually thought of them!) and I would need an MRI. I never went for the scan as I was at UNI at the time. 
 

Fast forward 6 years I haven’t have that ‘episode’ since. Actually I didn’t have one since my visit to the doctors. And only when reading this thread did I remember about them. I am positive there is a link, if many of you haven’t had that, it’s not to say it isn’t that part of the brain maybe? (Not a specialist in that area...). 
 

More recently I have been having headaches located behind my eyes? I am a little worried but again after reading this and seeing a few comments this seems to be common? 
 

Hope this is still active and thank you for reading my post, if you had time. 
 

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mcase

I have been reading everyone's posts for the last few years and I cannot find anyone's situation that is exactly the same as mine. I am 47, and my whole life, I have fallen back into my previous dreams as it gets later in the evening. It doesn't take me being completely asleep, just tired... But I have the same body of water in these dreams, the same houses, the same buildings, etc. I remember it all at this point in my life, but the fact that last nights dream(even a new one) has a 50/50 chance of coming back tonight, is pretty strong. I have seen the devil and talked to God(who took my on a tour of my old dreams 2 1/2 years ago). I just can't figure out what any of this means... Possibly trauma? I guess that's what some of you would suggest. I am usually happy in these dreams. There is one cement building that could possibly have some suffering attached to it. I would just love to get my brain analyzed :) 

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BLTSSR
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Hi everyone.

Was just looking on internet about this and found this forum.

I am 31 years old, male.

Have Good health, no special stress (the usual), and the alimentation is good.

The same thing started happening to me like three weeks ago.

Happens always before sleep, usually it takes me a lot of time to sleep, and this happens while I am pretty awake, thinking about the day or even looking the mobile, but always at bed before sleeping.

I have a flash of a very old dream, a dream that even the day I had it I couldnt remember, and the most strange thing is that even is just a flash, if I think about it and dig on it I can remember a lot of details from the dream, ”almost” as if it where a real memory and not a dream.

The dreams are not scary or anything, just normal dreams, nothing remarkable.

Also one thing I notices since yesterday is a bit of nausea and not pain, but a stranger feeling at the area of the eyes, don't now if have connection, but more people talk about it on this thread.

Hope we can find why this is happening and what meaning it has (if have it).

Thank you for reading.

 

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Desertrat56
1 hour ago, BLTSSR said:
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Hi everyone.

Was just looking on internet about this and found this forum.

I am 31 years old, male.

Have Good health, no special stress (the usual), and the alimentation is good.

The same thing started happening to me like three weeks ago.

Happens always before sleep, usually it takes me a lot of time to sleep, and this happens while I am pretty awake, thinking about the day or even looking the mobile, but always at bed before sleeping.

I have a flash of a very old dream, a dream that even the day I had it I couldnt remember, and the most strange thing is that even is just a flash, if I think about it and dig on it I can remember a lot of details from the dream, ”almost” as if it where a real memory and not a dream.

The dreams are not scary or anything, just normal dreams, nothing remarkable.

Also one thing I notices since yesterday is a bit of nausea and not pain, but a stranger feeling at the area of the eyes, don't now if have connection, but more people talk about it on this thread.

Hope we can find why this is happening and what meaning it has (if have it).

Thank you for reading.

 

Welcome to the forum! 

I think dreams that we remember are messages we are needing to think about.  Usually there is a lot of symbology and you have to figure out what those symbols indicate. 

An example is I dreamed I was at a party and having fun with my co-workers but my boss was sitting on a couch scowling at me. 

The  people in the dream I was having fun with were my co-workers in the cubes around mine. There was a new person in our row and she had been complaining about us being too noisey.  A few days after that dream the boss took each of us in his office and told us we were disturbing everyone around us (only that one person really but what can he say, she complained a lot) so he had to move us to different rows. 

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chettaz

Hi everyone, 

I've had a similar experience where I would randomly have a 2-3second flash of a dream that would be many years old. This would happen with different dreams at completely random times. The feeling comes over me a bit like a deja vu experience, but I know that I'm having a flash of a dream, where with deja vu it more applies to the real life moment you're currently in. 

These random flashes of dreams dont spark any feelings except for confusion as to why I would have a random recall of a random dream. I had one about an hour ago and decided to see if anyone else has had the same experience..

Still don't know what to make of it.. I'm 28 year old, male, from Australia (writing this just reminded me of AOL and MSN messenger, 28/m/aus lol random) I'm in good health and pretty laid back, so nothing really stresses me out. I do have a physically hard job and requires a bit of concentration and forward thinking, but I wouldn't say it has any mental stress on me as it pays well and Im happy doing it. 

Just thought I'd share with you all. 

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Salvador

Hello

Respectfully, I encountered this phenomenon recently, this made me to search about flash remembering an old dream but this happens very frequently during the day time and not just one dream. Places that I have never been or houses or neighborhoods. Very beutifull and colorful. They flash to my mind like it happend in reality. Somtimes I wonder is death experience is like one of those dreams. The only thing is why I remember them without any reason or sugestive event, they just happen automatically..., sometimes I can just see a vision like a  vivid picture but somtimes very detailed movie like.. 

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