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Old 11-01-2012, 09:43 AM   #1
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I am new to the diet (day 3) and new to this forum. I was wondering if anyone had nightmares when converting their diets to the IP lifestyle? Just wondering if I am crazy??!! haha.
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Old 11-01-2012, 10:40 AM   #2
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YES the worst dreams I've ever had. The other day it took two hours for me to stop feeling trembly. Also find myself remembering past things I thought I'd forgotten. It's weird but I don't think we're crazy but I was wondering what's up especially the nightmares. I' in the middle of my second week and it gets better day by day.
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Old 11-01-2012, 10:54 AM   #3
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A lot of people dream in the first bit of IP and then they stop. Not me! I've been on IP for about 7 weeks now and I have a dream every night (except for about 5 nights). I have always been an active dreamer, but since on the diet it's been crazy. No nightmares though, with most I wake up and laugh at how silly they are.
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Old 11-01-2012, 11:19 AM   #4
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Yes! I've never dreamed so vividly.
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Ive had a few nightmares including one this week but mostly just intense, vivid dreams. Would LOVE to know where all of these dreams come from and what causes them!
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I remember dreaming vividly, but that soon stopped about a month into it.

The memory thing is weird, but also stopped. For me, it was a theory that maybe since I stopped drinking, cognitive function increased...
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I haven't noticed a difference, but I had very crazy dreams before starting IP
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I read somewhere that this can be caused by low blood sugar while you sleep- not sure if that is true. I found that when I had a restricted as my last meal of the day, the dreams were not as bad or frequent. They do come and go, I had them very often in the beginning but it has gotten better over time. I also have some nighttime anxiety, which also comes and goes. I haven't found a solution for that one.
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Old 11-02-2012, 10:50 AM   #9
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I read somewhere that this can be caused by low blood sugar while you sleep- not sure if that is true. I found that when I had a restricted as my last meal of the day, the dreams were not as bad or frequent. They do come and go, I had them very often in the beginning but it has gotten better over time. I also have some nighttime anxiety, which also comes and goes. I haven't found a solution for that one.
Interesting thought with the low blood sugar. I have always had my restricted in the evening after supper since that's when I crave sweets, and it hasn't made a difference with my crazy dreams.
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Old 11-02-2012, 10:55 AM   #10
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The first month I had "nightmares" about eating non-OP food almost every night. I would wake up very upset
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I had very bad "nightmares" the first couple weeks, and I still have the odd one, strange how vivid they were I would wake up still remembering them and being a bit shaken from them.
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It hasn't happened to me until last night (and I'm almost in month 2)- actually I had a dream about bingeing. Very strange... I was almost convinced when I woke up that I got up in the middle of the night to eat, but I didn't have any of the food that I was dreaming about in the house, so...
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I read on this board at one point something about cell memories... and how, in addition to the toxins and hormones that are held in fat cells and therefore released as those fat cells are burned, there are also memories that are released. I'm not sure if I'm even close to explaining it correctly, but it certainly made sense to me when I read it. It explains the funky dreams with people/events that I haven't thought of in many moons... and also explains the emotional lability that so many of us experience.

And with regard to emotional lability, I swear I need to think THRICE before saying things out loud... don't want to lose friendships because my raw emotions cause me to shoot out inappropriate (possibly truthful, but still inappropriate) responses in conversation!

Ugh... but still TOTALLY worth going through in order to get healthy! May just need to find myself a muzzle for the next 4-5 months!
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So glad to hear I am not alone! I think the word vivid is best to describe my dreams (like when I was pregnant!) It takes a good hour in the morning to figure out which emotions are real and which are not! Thanks for sharing and letting me know I am not crazy!
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I read on this board at one point something about cell memories... and how, in addition to the toxins and hormones that are held in fat cells and therefore released as those fat cells are burned, there are also memories that are released. I'm not sure if I'm even close to explaining it correctly, but it certainly made sense to me when I read it. It explains the funky dreams with people/events that I haven't thought of in many moons... and also explains the emotional lability that so many of us experience.

And with regard to emotional lability, I swear I need to think THRICE before saying things out loud... don't want to lose friendships because my raw emotions cause me to shoot out inappropriate (possibly truthful, but still inappropriate) responses in conversation!

Ugh... but still TOTALLY worth going through in order to get healthy! May just need to find myself a muzzle for the next 4-5 months!
This is so interesting! If you ever come across that post again Id love to read it just to understand why my mind does the things it does something....although, that may never be figured out!
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