View Full Version : do you feel pain in your dreams?


Frieda
10-09-02, 06:13 PM
i have nightmares almost every night, and in these nightmares i usually die in several different ways. sounds weird, but one night i get shot, the next i fall from a building, then i drown.

the weird thing is, it all seems so real! i even feel pain! and that's REAL pain weird enough..

does anyone recognize this?

Adam
10-09-02, 06:15 PM
Yes, I have died in dreams, and felt extreme pain in dreams. Not often though, and not for a very long time. I always have good dreams now.

Whatever the symbolism at work, bad dreams mean something is not right with your life, something makes you uncomfortable. Or maybe yoiu drink too much milk before bed. *shrug*

*stRgrL*
10-09-02, 06:39 PM
I believe the "falling" in a dream means that you feel hopeless in some aspect of your life. Anything with water is usually an indicator that your pregnant/ or someone close to you is pregnant:eek: Dont know about the getting shot dream. Ill look it up when I get home.

My question is, do you feel the pain in your dream? Or when you wake up? If its in your dream, its all in your mind. Just like when your being chased, you feel really scared and wake up in a cold sweat. Your mind is tricking you to feel the pain.

Adam
10-09-02, 06:43 PM
In one dream I was standing at the edge of a cliff, heaps of hard rocks down below. Some nasty person shot me with a shotgun, chest and face. I fell over, down, smack at the bottom, painful impact, and dead. That was many years ago. The pain from that was obviously all in my head.

Once I dreamt I was having a big kung fu battle with some baddies in Frankston (a town near here), out on the streets. At one point I did a flying leap and kick at a guy's head. I woke up just as I flipped out of bed and kicked my computer table. That pain was real. Very sore foot.

I have a great many dreams involving fights, super-spy missions, spaceships, stuff like that. All the time. Heaps of fun. :D

*stRgrL*
10-09-02, 06:49 PM
I woke up just as I flipped out of bed and kicked my computer table. That pain was real. Very sore foot.

:D


I have a great many dreams involving fights, super-spy missions, spaceships, stuff like that. All the time. Heaps of fun.

Sounds fun to be in your head:)

Adam
10-09-02, 06:52 PM
Hell yes. In one dream I was a cross between James Bond and Jackie Chan, but still me, stuck in a two-level beach house with a gang of baddies. Lots of shooting and kung fu action. At one point a bad guy came through the door, and I put my pistol to his head and pulled the trigger, but no ammo left, so I punched the pistol forward right into his head. So sometimes I guess a bit of B-movie gore gets added in as well. A very high bodycount in that dream.

They're not all violent of course. Many are just weird. Many are, of course, all about women. (That gets changed to "all about one particular woman" next time I have a girlfriend, else I'd get in trouble.)

*stRgrL*
10-09-02, 06:54 PM
A very high bodycount in that dream.

hmmmm... fantasizing about bloodshed? Perhaps... your the sniper:bugeye:

Hyyyyyy Yaaaaaa! Judo chop!!!!

Take that!:D

Adam
10-09-02, 06:58 PM
That doesn't really give away any deep dark secrets. I also fantasise about winning the lottery, flying, owning an island, and hitting John Howard with a cricket bat.

Frieda
10-09-02, 07:04 PM
hmm thank god, there are more people that dream like i do. thought i was losing it.

i've been dreaming this same dream last saturday and sunday.. it's some sort of rescue mission.

it starts in a snowy town at war, in a street with all kinds of shops, all shot apart, and i have to save a woman. don't know exactly who she is, but it "feels" like she's the president's wife or something. i recognize her face, but i don't know her personally.

now the 1st time i dreamt that dream i almost instantly got killed. first i was shot in the shoulder, then i got shot in the head. exit.

the 2nd time i did a little bit better. i got shot again, in the shoulder, but was able to duck for the 2nd shot, because i already knew that it was coming. i was bleeding, and thirsty. i decided to eat some snow. then, it was time to get up and i woke up from my alarm clock.

last night i dreamt something about this too, but i can't remember exactly what it was. too bad.

i seriously wonder how this is going to end.. :D it's almost like a computer game!

Pollux V
10-09-02, 07:38 PM
Amongst other things I dreampt that I was explaining something to a russian woman IN russian, it really phreaked me out.

Usually my dreams are just....wierd.

Adam
10-09-02, 07:41 PM
Relax and enjoy. It's only dreams. Computer games inside your head. Put on your arse-kicking dream-boots and have fun!

Frieda
10-10-02, 09:31 AM
yeah Adam, tnx.. tonight i'll dream a tesla gun and super-uberflex-unpierceable-armor and if that dude still shoots me in the shoulder i'm gonna throw a grenade up his ass.. :D

Adam
10-10-02, 09:34 AM
Stick a fork in his eye for me too. :)

bbcboy
10-10-02, 10:20 AM
During REM sleep when dreams occur the body is paralysed so you don't jump off of anything high. You might get the odd twitch but all this thrashing about in the bed is for Holywood (Unless you're awake of course :D )

Enqrypzion
10-10-02, 04:28 PM
not everyone always everytime...
btw, problems start occuring aswell as people start to wake up while still paralysed. they get the oddest (and that'll include scariest) dreams you can think of...

*stRgrL*
10-10-02, 04:42 PM
I always get creepy deathly nightmares when I take Vicodin. You know the kind where the devil is chasing you with a bloody hatchet in one hand and a mutilated head in his other hand:eek:

Frieda
10-10-02, 04:50 PM
what's vicodin?

Enqrypzion
10-10-02, 04:56 PM
definately not a sleeping pill...

Stryder
10-10-02, 05:17 PM
If you pull apart what makes pain up, you'd realise that the human body has nerves that transport information from sensors, but the main makeup of pain, is just a thought pattern.

So pain in all due respects is just a fabrication of reality.
(Of course it's use is for making sure that you don't mortally wound yourself etc.)

There are supposed religious figures that do acts of extreme torture to themselves just to prove that pain is metaphysical.
Pain endurance is other point, afterall the synapses that work to signal that pain is there, can be blocked if more synapses are opened signalling something else that noises it out.

I say all this purely because with dreams, you could quite easily feel pain because those synapses are stimulated.

Adam
10-10-02, 05:20 PM
Originally posted by bbcboy
During REM sleep when dreams occur the body is paralysed so you don't jump off of anything high. You might get the odd twitch but all this thrashing about in the bed is for Holywood (Unless you're awake of course :D )
Unless you have a condition called... Can't recall, don't have my psych textbook here with all the names and such. But for some people, REM paralysis doesn't work.

Adam
10-10-02, 05:22 PM
Oh, and it should be mentioned that REM sleep paralysis only occurs during the relatively short pderiods of REM sleep. During deep sleep, we are free to move about, which is when we get such things as somnambulism and night terrors.

Frieda
10-10-02, 05:26 PM
somnambulism?

sleepwalking?

spookz
10-10-02, 05:31 PM
nope

just mind blowing fear!


hey what is night terror?

bbcboy
10-10-02, 05:42 PM
hey what is night terror?
It's waking up next to george bush.!

Adam
10-10-02, 05:43 PM
Somnambulism = sleepwalking. Somnas = sleep. Ambulism = walking.

Generally you get nightmares during REM sleep, and you're paralysed for safety. I look at them as the conscious mind sorting itself out.

However, in deep sleep, you are not paralysed. Sometimes in this period people have sleepwalking, sleeptalking, and night terrors. These are rooted firmly in the subconscious mind.

Night terrors differ from nighmares in that:
- There is no paralysis.
- They stem directly from your subconscious.
- People experiencing night terrors can be seen, in bad cases, moving about with looks of sheer terror on their faces, perhaps screaming and such.
- People in them might sweat, have very high pulse rate, and basically be very panicked.

I've read that it's dangerous to wake people from night terrors, but I'm not sure why.

Frieda
10-10-02, 05:46 PM
well i woke up screaming once, totally not knowing where i was or who i was for a couple of minutes.. i can imagine it can be dangerous.

spookz
10-10-02, 07:15 PM
oh dearie me!!

i get paralysed so its not nightterrors
i swear if i catch that monster that lurks next to me while i am paralysed i will
put my boot up his stinking ass!!!

Adam
10-10-02, 07:18 PM
Ah well, I should add that you could be paralysed by fear from night terrors. Some people do that. And some people aren't paralysed during REM sleep as they should be.

*stRgrL*
10-10-02, 07:23 PM
what's vicodin?

Its a pain killer, very addictive. I only take them once in a while but every time, I get horrid nightmares. They do the same to my grandma.

Hey dont you guys hate it when your JUST about to fall asleep and then BAM! your body jumps! I friggin hate that!:D - What the hell is that?

Adam
10-10-02, 07:32 PM
Againa, I can't remember the name of it, but it is very common in dogs. I get it too. It's a build up of charge (from the charge carrying transmitters in your body, can't recall their names either) in your lower spine and hips area, that is suddenly released.

spookz
10-10-02, 07:32 PM
for me a pindrop sounds like an earthquake. i am not sure when but i think it when i am just about to doze off. bad bad way to wake up!

Crunchy Cat
10-13-02, 03:49 AM
If there is a reason to feel pain in my dreams then I will definately
feel it.

teknik
10-15-02, 09:05 PM
i know for a fact yo that you are obviously not in controll of your dreams which brings this question to mind {how do you know your also not in controll of your pain and suffering,,,, speak to a shamon or somthing but somthing should be done with your control and lucidity.......................................... ......ciao
teknik.

Firefly
10-17-02, 06:29 AM
Originally posted by *stRgrL*
Hey dont you guys hate it when your JUST about to fall asleep and then BAM! your body jumps! I friggin hate that!:D - What the hell is that?
I think I've posted this somewhere else on this site, but I've heard that it's either

- To do with evolution; when we were apes etc, we used to sleep in trees, the falling thing is somehow connected with the intuition or subconscious feeling that we're about to fall out of a tree, so we kinda jolt instinctively.

- When we sleep, the heart rate slows, so the jolt can be when it's so slow it skips a beat?

Though Adam's explanation is just as likely.

And the waking people up from night terror - might cause them to have a heart attack or something similar?

*stRgrL*
10-17-02, 05:03 PM
So its a build up of tension in the hip area, huh?

Hmmmmm.... very interesting:D

Krystina 661
11-07-02, 12:41 PM
Originally posted by Adam
I fell over, down, smack at the bottom, painful impact, and dead.

You died in your dream? What did you feel like, or what was your experience with death once you realized (In your dream) that you passed away? I don't recall ever having a dream where I've felt real physical pain, but of course I've felt sadness, fear, happiness, excitement and so forth.. never outside pain..

Adam
11-07-02, 05:36 PM
Welcome Krystina 661. Sorry, I don't recall what happened in the dream after that.

Rowen
11-07-02, 06:24 PM
I had this weird dream too Adam. It was extremelyscary because I have not dreamt anything like this in a while. I was with my friends and suddenly this weird guy came up to us and asked some really retarted question. I told him I didnt know he juist smiled however and asked me if I ws sure. Then he turned around or so I thought, but he had two faces and he seemed to brab me and my friend. Except when he grabbed us I felt like I had been forced into a black box with no walls if that makes any damn sense at all. The next weirdest thing is that I couldnt breath, see, move, scream, anything. The worst part is I felt all of thislike I was actually living it and for a few moments after I had awakened the feeling persisted. so yes sometimes I believe you do, because that definitely was not pleasurable.

Rowan

notme2000
11-26-02, 12:30 AM
My favorite dream was technically a nightmare. I was an FBI agent and we were all storming an old abbandoned mansion with a T-REX :bugeye: loose in it!!!!! Very exciting!!!!! :D

nyceddie
11-27-02, 02:16 PM
To all of you having less than ideal dreams: start now to improve your dreams. No special equipment needed just your self determination to control your dreams. As with learning a language, it is slow at the beginning but, eventually, you'll speak fluently. So, the first thing you want to do with write down some positive instructions that you will give yourself as you are waiting to fall asleep. "I wil always confront and conquer danger in my dreams." Do that for a while until you wake up with dreams where you took control of whatever situation.

I don't have bad dreams. I don't fall and hurt myself. I don't have nightmares. I have fun in my dreams. I am a flyer. I've read that in order to be as I am you have to have an integrated personality and this depends on the way you see life and the way you think. For the record I'm also an open-minded skeptic and atheist. This removes mental garbage from my life especially with religion. Free your mind and your dreams will follow.

Even when there's a shooting as in an old dreams we couldn't hurt each other and we just laughed about THAT. Pay attention to your dreams and write down anything you can remember. You can go bananas with this as I did when I used to have a tape recorder handy. Eventually, it got ridiculous as I awakened after every dream and dictated what I dreamt until it got to be almost every few minutes apart. THAT can take its toll on your sleep.

But the best thing you can do for your peace of mind and sound sleep with good, happy dreams is to start controlling them. Use my phrase above and expand on it. I cannot post here the whole page of suggestions I used to use as I don't know where it is, but get away from stuff like "white" (or any color)) lights, metaphysical b.s., etc. Stick to reality.

Edward

Cris
11-28-02, 08:47 PM
Note that is impossible for the brain to recall actual pain.

All you can do is remember that you were in pain but you cannot re-experience the pain through memory. The same is true within dreams, you can only imagine painful situations but you cannot experience the pain under those conditions.

notme2000
11-28-02, 09:26 PM
Wow Cris, I think you just effectively ended this thread :D

Cris
11-28-02, 10:29 PM
Oops, sorry.

Adam
11-28-02, 11:55 PM
There are different types or grades of photographics/eidetic memory. The most extreme involves the person actually being able to recall all sensations and emotions attached to an event.

Crunchy Cat
11-29-02, 12:13 AM
All you can do is remember that you were in pain but you cannot re-experience the pain through memory. The same is true within dreams, you can only imagine painful situations but you cannot experience the pain under those conditions.

Sorry Chris, but this statement is not true. You can fully
experience pain in dreams (much as you can experience taste,
touch, and smell). I know this from first hand experience.

-CC

notme2000
11-29-02, 12:15 AM
Are you sure don't just remember screaming in pain in your dream? Going through all the actions and emotions that go with pain?

Crunchy Cat
11-29-02, 01:03 AM
I'm 100% sure. In fact when I feel pain in dreams, I usually
don't have much of an emotional reaction to it other than
annoyance. Just an example... say there is a porcupine attacking
me (biting... quilling... etc). I would feel pain and be annoyed
at this arrogant little porcupine. I would pick it up with my hands
(more pain) and dispose of it somehow (possibly by making it
someone elses problem). No screaming, no fear, but definatly
painful.

-CC

nyceddie
11-29-02, 01:11 AM
Originally posted by notme2000
Are you sure don't just remember screaming in pain in your dream? Going through all the actions and emotions that go with pain?

I cannot speak from experience as I've never had those kind of unsettling dreams and nothing in my physical life could translate to such in a dream. However, the dream figure in a painful situation may experience the pain but it could never translate to the sleeping body.

Pain is physical. Dreams are not.

Using hypnosis you can have a person relive a painful experience with real pain MENTALLY but, again, this is in the physical world where the person may not be fully conscious but they definitely are not fully un-conscious as in dreaming.

Banshee
11-29-02, 01:23 AM
Originally posted by nyceddie
...they definitely are not fully un-conscious as in dreaming.

What are you saying here? That people who are dreaming are un-conscious?

Just curious...

nyceddie
11-29-02, 12:58 PM
Originally posted by Banshee
What are you saying here? That people who are dreaming are un-conscious?

Just curious...

el: "Yes! You are either unconscious, i.e., dreaming, knocked out, etc., or conscious, i.e., awake in physical reality. I don't see how you can question this. Look both words up in a dictionary."

Adam
11-29-02, 01:10 PM
Originally posted by nyceddie
el: "Yes! You are either unconscious, i.e., dreaming, knocked out, etc., or conscious, i.e., awake in physical reality. I don't see how you can question this. Look both words up in a dictionary."
You got your words wrong. Unconscious means you have shut down, to avoid pain or repair injuries and such. The SUBconscious is where your dreams live, it is the realm which rules when you sleep. SUBconscious and UNconscious are very different things.

Banshee
11-29-02, 03:55 PM
Thank you Adam, :) you beat me to it. That is exactly what is happening when dreaming.

Your subconscious is active during dreaming. Nobody, dreaming, is unconscious.

Nyceddie, I think you should look it up in the dictionary, for you are definately wrong here. Or do a little more research on dreaming.

There is a big difference between being unconscious and subconscious.

Further more, it is very well possible to feel pain in dreams. In fact, a person can wake up and still feel the pain, experienced in the dream.

Bebelina
11-29-02, 03:58 PM
The worst dreams do not involve physical pain imo, but emotional pain. Like being cheated on and getting your heart broken, that hurts.

Banshee
11-29-02, 04:03 PM
That is true what you are saying. It might be emotional pain.

Once stabbed to death in a dream, I really felt the knife, saw myself dying and woke up with feeling it still for quite some time, while being awake.

It could be that it is not really physical pain, it felt pretty real though. And I can assure you that it was not funny either.

This kind of dreams are bad to have. Fortunately, they are rare. :)

Bebelina
11-29-02, 04:07 PM
Oh, but I was not saying that feeling physical pain in dreams is impossible, quite the contrary, they can be very real. I was just saying that emotional pain is WORSE. :eek: Then the feeling can stick with you all day...

Banshee
11-29-02, 04:25 PM
Apologies for getting you wrong Bebelina. :) I see what you mean. Sometimes dreams stick with you for a long time yes. Very true. They linger on without being able to get rid of the feeling they gave you.

Emotional pain is worse. That sticks with you much, much longer and can get you down for days.

I know...

A Canadian
12-03-02, 03:25 AM
i had a dream as a kid in which i was playing in my basement and i fell off a later, the fall took a good 30 seconds for some reason and when i hit the ground, i woke up and i was winded



with all the eltrolites flying around in our body we can imagin pain...

some poeple can metaly supress pain, why cant we create it as well?

Bebelina
12-03-02, 03:33 PM
Yes, that's true, but if we mentally create pain, then we can also feel it.

CounslerCoffee
12-03-02, 03:54 PM
I used to have a reoccurring dream where my mouth would just be open so wide that all of my teeth would break off. Naturally I would wake up panicked.

Ive also woken up hitting myself in the leg. I dont know what thats all about.


Yes, that's true, but if we mentally create pain, then we can also feel it.

I dont think that it would happen in normal dreams. I think that its only possible for that to happen in a REM like state.

A Canadian
12-03-02, 03:58 PM
The mind is a complex thing...
we will never know all the answers :confused:

Othersider
12-03-02, 04:04 PM
When I dream, I tend to see myself in the 3rd person. At least, that's how I remember most of mine. I never feel any pain, but dying...feels weird. it's as if I was being lifted up really quickly.

A Canadian
12-03-02, 04:17 PM
ive never died in a dream... or even had terrify nightmares. my dreams always including something exciting or new which i havnt tryed in real life, except when i was a kid, most my dreams where mostly nonsense. ive had dreams that switch perpectives too, from 1st person to 3rd person view....
and why do i always have dreams in which i can remeber them, when i had a night of drinking...

notme2000
12-03-02, 05:14 PM
I rarely have dreams in any perspective. My dreams kinda come to me in essence... Like when I remember a dream, I remember the idea of what happened, not it actually happening...:bugeye:

Dr Lou Natic
10-06-04, 06:27 AM
I die in dreams sometimes, and feel physical pain, but even when my dreams are horrible they are fantastic. I don't know what that is, but really horriffic things can happen in my dreams and I feel euphoric. The physical pain I feel will be a kind of satisfying burning or something to that effect.
I haven't had a really bad dream that actually felt bad since I was a kid.

I think it does have something to do with you as a person, once you aren't confused by anything, once you're an adult with an established mind, dreams simply can't be bad. But children always have nightmares because the world is a strange scary place that they don't understand. On the flipside they can also have more fun for the same reason.

kazakhan
10-06-04, 09:57 AM

Originally posted by bbcboy
During REM sleep when dreams occur the body is paralysed so you don't jump off of anything high. You might get the odd twitch but all this thrashing about in the bed is for Holywood (Unless you're awake of course )

Unless you have a condition called... Can't recall, don't have my psych textbook here with all the names and such. But for some people, REM paralysis doesn't work.
I don't know the condition but I remember a dream where I was involved in a minor car accident, I got into an argument with the other driver and ended up head butting his bonnet about half a dozen times(the weird shit you do in dreams!). This didn't get the response I was looking for so I gave the other driver the biggest head butt I could muster and I woke up in immense pain just after impact. It turned out I was head butting the corner of my bedside chest, I was left with a massive bleeding bruise in the middle of my forehead which was quite real :mad:

I'm not sure that adds much but it was the most pain a dream ever caused me :D

A Canadian
10-07-04, 01:03 AM
Note that is impossible for the brain to recall actual pain.

All you can do is remember that you were in pain but you cannot re-experience the pain through memory. The same is true within dreams, you can only imagine painful situations but you cannot experience the pain under those conditions.

Let me add:
When I was younger, I once had (yes, a classic dream) in which I was falling, when I hit the ground, I woke up and was breathless, like something had winded me.

And No, I did not fall off my bed, my brother did not come in and punch me in the stomach and no, my cat did not just jump on my bed somehow knocking the "wind" out of me...

fadeaway humper
10-07-04, 12:19 PM
Not in my dreams, as far as I can tell (it's entirely possible that I suffer a lot in other peoples' dreams, though).

Killr Carrot
10-12-04, 01:55 PM
only when i can remember my dreams. theyd have to be PRETTY vivid for me to remember them. Hell, two months ago i had this dream where there was a piece of glass logged in the back of my head, seriously like. And then when I woke up I still had a dull pain in the back of my head. Happy??

SKULLZ
10-12-04, 03:40 PM
only when i can remember my dreams. theyd have to be PRETTY vivid for me to remember them. Hell, two months ago i had this dream where there was a piece of glass logged in the back of my head, seriously like. And then when I woke up I still had a dull pain in the back of my head. Happy??

You probably hit your head on something while you were asleep,that jogged you back into rem sleep and your brain produced a scenerio where you had hurt your head.

TwiztedbyDesign
02-11-05, 11:12 PM
wow i know this topic hasnt been visited in while but anyway here i go. Lately i have been having a pretty high volume of vivid dreams where i feel alot of strong emotionial and physical feelings. Over the last 2 months of the dreams i remember i have been in a fight and felt me hit the other guy as well as him hit me and ive been shot and felt an extreme pain on the left side of my stomach. I also have other dreams where i do not feel pain but i feel for example my father passed away a few years ago and i dreamed i was in the same room as him and he was sleeping so i kinda grabed and tugged on his arm i swear it was as real as me touching my key board right now also felt the warmth from his arm.


I really am posting this because i had what i perceive as my weirdest scariest dream yet (forgive the random location and crazy plot i have no idea why it starts the way it does but its fresh in my mind so i remember most all of it)

So im in some kinda of tropical place and i see the ocean its sunny and im standing by a palm tree with a male and a female that i dont recognize. Anyway apparently im hanging out with them or atleast talking to them and they say something up make me angry so i turn around and walk away. I get about 20 feet from them and there is this bridge and cliff and hear a yell i turn around and get hit by a tidal wave and pushed off the cliff into the water below ( i swear i felt the push like was accually getting hit by the wave). Its grey outside not sunny like it used to be and im being pushed by the waves in the water toward this bleek shore while struggling to stay above water ( was physically having trouble breathing). Then i wake up

mistermistoffolees
02-12-05, 06:52 AM
Anything with water is usually an indicator that your pregnant/ or someone close to you is pregnant:eek: Dont know about the getting shot dream. Ill look it up when I get home.

Textbook dream interpretations are rubbish. What a particular symbol means to one person can mean an entirely different thing to someone else. For example, my sister is arachnophobic so if she had a dream with spiders in it, it probably means she's afraid of something etc. etc. However, if a man who is a spider wrangler by profession has a dream about spiders it probably means something good or something he likes is happening.

Symbol interpretation is an individual psychological thing. No "dreambook" can tell anyone what their dreams mean or what specific things in their dreams symbolise.

Ceri327
12-27-05, 12:21 PM
this obv. has not been written in 4 a while but i find it v. interesting as i have been in some pretty crazy dream scenarios.

i was shot in the heart in a dream by a man that chased me and i felt it it hurts, A LOT! i even felt the energy leave me and felt myself get weaker, i just had no strength

i realised of course that i was dying and felt myself being dragged or pulled in two pieces, it felt like I was fading away, not disappearing just moving somewhere else. The pain was still really intense.

Just as i thought this is it, I suddenly realised I didn't want to die, so i said so in my dream over and over I then got a serge of energy from nowhere and woke up

although it didn't hurt anymore i could still feel where i had been shot, very strongly.

crazy huh!?

blazeitup420
01-31-08, 08:39 PM
k ive had a few dreams now that ive felt real pain. one dream was i got shot 10 times in the legs, felt the blood going down my legs and on the sheets, my whole body went numb and warm and tingley, felt my eyes roll back in my head like i was actually dying. my breathing got really low like i couldn;t breath and i heard my grandfather (thats dead) call out my name to walk in the light... this whole time i couldnl;t wake up as much as i wanted to open my eyes it wouldn;t let me.... and the one i had last nite.. i was getting chased by someone and when i got out side on the street. i got shot in the leg. fell down with the pain of my knee being shot, it was raining outside and i could fell the rain hitting me getting soaked.. then whoe ever it was couldnlt see their face. shot me 5 times in the chest.. felt every shot and when i coughed up the blood i could taste it in my mouth... and like my last dream my body went numb and warm and tingley like i was really dying but this time i couldn't breath at all. i fought it until my eyes starting to shut and roll back but i had to force my eyes open to awake from the dream..... anyone else have very detailed like u feel everything in ur dream...

Steve100
02-02-08, 04:04 AM
I feel pain a lot in dreams, but I normally just wake up soon after, although sometimes I continue dreaming.

A lot of the time when I should feel pain in a dream I just feel unimaginable fear instead.

But the strangest thing which I hate even more than pain in a dream is needing a shit in a dream. Sometimes when I'm having a good dream I'll suddenly need a shit and have to try and find a toilet. This normally turns into a long quest and as soon as I do find a toilet I usually wake up.

Strange thing is I still have the feeling of needing a shit, so I go to the toilet, and surely enough there is nothing there.

Frud11
02-02-08, 05:45 AM
I've had recurring dreams about flying, and then falling sometimes. I know I'm falling out of the sky and that I'm going to hit the ground at speed (terminal v).

I always wake up just as I hit the ground. There is a definite feeling of bones breaking, and my body smashing up as I hit--possibly this is why I wake up; it's pretty lucid and unpleasant.
There's a sensation of having cheated death, that I get with dreams like that.

cosmictraveler
02-02-08, 08:28 AM
Wouldn't a dream that involves pain and suffering be called a NIGHTMARE?

Frud11
02-03-08, 04:01 AM
Falling and crashing are quite short dreams, and I guess are like nightmares--haven't had many actual nightmares or bad dreams that I recall; I've had a lot of other dreams about flying or floating along, quite different--and I don't wake up, but I can recall such dreams easily.

Haven't had any for a fair while, though. And the ones where I've hit the ground are the only ones I recall about being seriously hurt, but there's no actual memory of pain itself after I woke up from it.

sOopahvi
02-14-08, 12:55 PM
i have nightmares almost every night, and in these nightmares i usually die in several different ways. sounds weird, but one night i get shot, the next i fall from a building, then i drown.

the weird thing is, it all seems so real! i even feel pain! and that's REAL pain weird enough..

does anyone recognize this?

yeah, mostly this one time when i got my intestines pulled out of my stomach by this huge diablo monster. ;[

Enmos
02-14-08, 01:38 PM
I never feel real pain in any dream.

Norsefire
02-16-08, 09:13 AM
I have felt pain in dreams very rarely

smart&sexy
02-21-08, 06:59 AM
I know wwhat you talking about, dreams are a reflection on your inner self, but it is mostly harmlos. There is sth. you obviously need to deal with, hypnosis can help, too. I studied dreams in sleeping labatority, mostly people afler traumas or people with a locked- in syndrom, you want to know more, I love to hepl you.

smart&sexy
02-21-08, 07:05 AM
i have nightmares almost every night, and in these nightmares i usually die in several different ways. sounds weird, but one night i get shot, the next i fall from a building, then i drown.

the weird thing is, it all seems so real! i even feel pain! and that's REAL pain weird enough..

does anyone recognize this?

yes, i can help you if you like, I worked in a sleepimg-labatority with people who had traumas or having the so called locked-in syndrom.

Salazar92
05-08-08, 12:48 AM
I dream sometimes that i am being lifted up by my neck but i have no idea what is doing it, then all of a sudden its like a rubber band it pulled hard and fast in my calf muscle. The werid thing is i can feel were the pain in my leg was all day after the dream.
STRANGE :eek:

visceral_instinct
05-08-08, 07:12 AM
I once dreamed that I'd been impaled, and yes, I felt it. That was fucking sketchy.


During REM sleep when dreams occur the body is paralysed so you don't jump off of anything high. You might get the odd twitch but all this thrashing about in the bed is for Holywood (Unless you're awake of course :D )
I think I'm abnormal, I always thrash around in my sleep.

cosmictraveler
05-08-08, 07:23 AM
I feel the lizards crawling on me and if I were dreaming those critters would arose my inner thoughts ver quickly.;)

USS Exeter
05-08-08, 08:29 PM
I feel a weirdness in my stomach when I dream that I am falling.

EmmZ
05-08-08, 08:37 PM
I never have nightmares. Never. Is that weird? Am I storing up some psychotic, underlying, repressed inner demon that I'm not purging in my dreamstate? I dream of flying. A lot. I can almost fly in waking life but my body doesn't believe it can do it. Damn naysayer. Are nightmares useful?

toolzombie
05-08-08, 09:06 PM
I fell asleep in a half-reclined chair yesterday, after being awake for about 43 of the past 48 hours. I'm usually a light sleeper, but this was one of those "dead sleeps". I had a very vivid dream, and in it I was carrying several bags of groceries out to a van from inside some house I didn't recognize. (Typical types of things to be found in dreams.) Well, it had snowed while I was in the house (in summer...) and apparently, the people who owned the house had a child who had dug a rather large hole in the ground. I couldn't see the hole because of all the snow, and I fell right into it. I was surrounded by groceries and snow, and I couldn't get out and I began to drown in the snow...which was weird. I felt an intense physical pain, more than just "dream pain." I was choking and freaking out, and that woke me up. Here's the gross, but still scary (to me) part. I don't know if it was the way I was laying, or how out I was, but I had apparently not swallowed at all, and my mouth was full of saliva and I was literally choking! The front of my shirt was soaked, and I had drool running all down my face, and I was actually drowning on my own spit! It was so strange, I mean, I'm not even a drooler. My throat is still sore as hell today. I have never had an experience of actual physical pain in a dream before, and it was so strange to me, but I guess it was only because my body was in pain...?

Pinocchio's Hoof
05-09-08, 04:26 AM
Salazar92..... If you are feeling pain in your dreams and are suffering painful after effects could it be that you are having massive cramps in your limbs, and your dreams could be interperating that in a severe way.

Toolzombie.... it could be like you say were you sleeping with your head back or tilted sideways and back, if your head was sideways then the saliva would have built up in your cheek if you then tilted you head backwards sightly the saliva would go to the throat and could account for the choking and the mouthfull of saliva this could make it difficult to breathe. its happened to me before on long coach and train journeys.

lucifers angel
05-09-08, 04:44 AM
During REM sleep when dreams occur the body is paralysed so you don't jump off of anything high. You might get the odd twitch but all this thrashing about in the bed is for Holywood (Unless you're awake of course :D )


what about the people who have hit they're spouses while they both slept, there have been sleep expierments that people do thrash about and one man even beat his partner up in his sleep!

i know some one who goes into the kitchen and makes a sandwhich, and clears everythign away, but the only way we know he has made a sandwhich is because he is sleeping with it in his bed! all in his sleep this is!

krokah
05-09-08, 06:44 AM
Emotional pain has got to be the worst. Though in a few dreams I have had legs or arms blasted away in combat dreams. By the way, I have read about all types of dreams except one. How about the wet dream. Common for both girls and boys of all ages....mmmm.

cosmictraveler
05-09-08, 09:06 AM
This is the type of lizard that I have thousands of all over this island. They get inside by crawling under a door jam that isn't perfectly sealed or an open door.

http://www.tpwd.state.tx.us/huntwild/wild/images/reptiles/green_anole07.jpg

madanthonywayne
09-13-08, 05:07 PM
I feel the need to go to the bathroom in my dreams. Just had that dream this morning. I dreamt I was at a big amphitheater and couldn't find the bathroom despite the fact that I really had to go. Then my alarm went off and I realized that I did really need to use the restroom. So I did.

visceral_instinct
09-13-08, 05:19 PM
Can you get an adrenaline rush while under REM sleep? 'Cause I think I did that the other night...I dreamed I was driving way too fast and almost crashed..

EmptyForceOfChi
09-13-08, 05:26 PM
i have nightmares almost every night, and in these nightmares i usually die in several different ways. sounds weird, but one night i get shot, the next i fall from a building, then i drown.

the weird thing is, it all seems so real! i even feel pain! and that's REAL pain weird enough..

does anyone recognize this?



I get shot in my dreams nearly every night, I expect it on a regular basis. My dreams are always violent and full of war and battles, sometimes ancient battles with swords and bows, but usualy nowdays of street violence and gang violence. I usualy can feel the bullets entering my skin and I get sharp pains where im shot or stabbed. I don't usualy die though but I do get hurt all the time.


peace.

madanthonywayne
09-14-08, 04:53 PM
I got stabbed in the heart in a dream once. It did hurt, now that I think about it. But I woke up immediately.

Orleander
09-14-08, 06:11 PM
The things I know are painful in real life, are pleasurable in my dreams.
I've never felt pain in my dreams

Pinocchio's Hoof
09-18-08, 01:38 PM
I've felt emotional pain in my dreams but not physical it has in the past made me cry in my sleep which was weird.

Diode-Man
09-20-08, 09:10 PM
Durring any nightmares I have, the pain seams real, but when I wake up, I realize it was a dumbed down version of real pain.

The other night I had a dream I was running barefoot across a field of glass. My brain said "Oh, painful" but when I woke up, it seamed more like running across a field of glass on some major pain killers, so it felt real, but not truly, otherwise I would have awaken. :shrug:

I have had dreams where stress, and or pain, start to become so real that I inevitably wake up before it becomes too intense.

Durring those kinds of dreams, my brain is saying "ok ok, gotta make this real" then my subconscious says "ok ok, too uncomfortable to stay asleep"

I wager that if the brain didn't have the subconscious to wake it up that the pain could become quite intense. Good thing that doesn't happen!

SlowDeath
09-21-08, 01:00 AM
what about the people who have hit they're spouses while they both slept, there have been sleep expierments that people do thrash about and one man even beat his partner up in his sleep!

So let me get this straight. I can use this in a court of law? Right... Oh boy I cannot wait till I go to bed tonight...LOL :)

SlowDeath
09-22-08, 06:47 AM
My wife did not find the previous post funny either.

I personally fly and am able to know that once asleep I have knowingly pulled myself out of my body and have looked at my hands once and they were flaming and golden color.

I have also fell asleep in my dream and started dreaming again and new I was doing it and at the same time started talking to my wife about what I was doing.

Cool huh!!!

supervee
10-16-08, 04:59 AM
It sounds like a dream from God but in a metaphorically way. Most dreams about war "most" are from God. If you want to know more, message me :]

Pinocchio's Hoof
10-16-08, 05:32 AM
It sounds like a dream from God but in a metaphorically way. Most dreams about war "most" are from God. If you want to know more, message me :]

:bugeye:

Harro
10-17-08, 10:47 AM
Ive never felt pain in my dreams but I do feel pleasure :)

Has any one had a falling dream and hit the bottom before waking up?

Ive always awaken, like micro seconds before hitting the bottom, which I imagine I do wake up becasue I dont want to die.

calgore
01-05-09, 11:04 PM
My dreams are scaring realistic. I sometimes mix up dreams with real memories I feel everything, taste everything it's cool but in rare cases I feel pain. And it sucks sometimes its mild and sometimes it really hurts when the pain wakes me up I Quickly check the spot were it still hurts to make sure I didn't just hurt myself in my sleep there's no wound no swelling no redness nothing it's completely in my head

PS:it's good to no they're people like me out there I though I was crazy or had so mental problems :D

Uchiha Madara
01-19-09, 06:55 PM
I "broke my leg" in a dream once, it turned out to be a cramp.

Ladicius
01-22-09, 06:07 PM
Sleep walking?

cluelusshusbund
03-23-09, 11:00 PM
I have never felt pane in a dream that wasnt associated wit real pane my body was actualy experencin.!!!

I have fallen out of a tree an gone air-born in a car... ect... while dreamin an had the "butterflys in the stomache" feelin tho.!!!

Diode-Man
03-31-09, 12:43 PM
If numbing indescribable horror is classified as pain, then yes.

But I also have dreams that are fun and indescribably entertaining. lol

I guess I'm a dreamer.

girly_gurl
04-22-09, 11:19 AM
I can't remember ever feeling pain in lucid dream but I have experienced dying in dreams and it was just a very calm painless experience. I do remember having a sensation of being raped one time during a bout of hypnagogia however and that was horrible but I know what it was so I tried to stay calm.

spaceChild
05-29-09, 11:51 AM
Despite the fact that this thread is over five years old it has been very helpful and i hope it stays open for other people who experience it.

Recently after having a dream in which a tenyear old tried to stab me in the knee cap which i could feel physically feel i was stunned. I knew i was dreaming, i always do, i woke a few seconds after this in shock to find my knee was still stinging (not from some lousy bedside table either) and almost didn't wanna go back to sleep it scared me so much

thankfully logic ruled out that pain is a reaction in the brain caused by well messages sent from nerves to the brain then back to the nerve saying oh! you're in pain. plus i knew the kid was going to stab me so i was expecting pain?
intense... owell at least i can rest easy(er) knowing its not some strange bizarre occurance.

Burada
05-30-09, 06:44 AM
i have nightmares almost every night, and in these nightmares i usually die in several different ways. sounds weird, but one night i get shot, the next i fall from a building, then i drown.

the weird thing is, it all seems so real! i even feel pain! and that's REAL pain weird enough..

does anyone recognize this?

Yea.......Especially if I have a toothache.

nativelady
05-31-09, 10:12 AM
I can feel everything...

Pain, touch, orgasms... :p

I can taste and smell more intensely, as well.

Xylene
05-31-09, 11:01 PM
I don't recall ever feeling pain in a dream, but I feel emotions--yet a while ago I had a dream about making my way through a catacomb that was absolutely overflowing with dead bodies in various states of falling to bits; now that would normally be a nightmare, and it was a very real dream to me, yet I felt no fear, oddly enough; can't think why :shrug:

Enmos
06-01-09, 04:12 AM
Dream:
For some reason I was driving on an running track with my car, but when I came out of
the last curve there where people (the people that watched the race before) and hurdles
on the track. So I slowly and cautiously drove around the hurdles and the people to get to
the exit at the finish line. But when I was almost there a small dog on a low trolley (or a
skateboard) rolled in front of my car and I was to slow to brake, so I hit the doggy. I
heard it squeal, but it seemed alright. Then I heard the owners say: "Perhaps we should
have gotten a cat instead."

That's it. It's all I remember.

Ok I admit, I just needed a place to tell the story :D

But uhm.. the doggy obviously felt pain.. lol

digitear
06-04-09, 02:57 PM
It has been 6 months since I have been having Nightmares with pain.
'Every' time I sleep, I wake up within at least 10 minutes with intense pain in my lower back and all the way below. This is 'always' accompanied in a Nightmareish, Scary & Very debilitating dreams. Can you imagine, EVERY TIME!!? Every single time (within every 10 minutes of sleep) for the past 6 months? I think I have lost it. I think I hove gone beyond any point of return. The Doctors prescribe pain killers & Sleeping pills, sometimes mood elevators. Except for the pain killers, the other two have absolutely no effect. But the pain is real. I wake up & still feel it until I fall asleep waiting in fear. As days go by, I have been needing more & more of dosage for the Pain killers to work.

Is there a way out of the pain/bad Dreams?

P.S : Pain can be felt for real in dreams. Pain can be remembered purely mentally & experienced physically. I remember a person I knew who was very famous for his memory. He could remember every detail of events, sounds & settings of any time in his past -crystal clear. But he had also this problem of feeling the pain while remembering something painful. Something like this has also been mentioned in a book "The Einstein Factor".

Thank you 'nyceddie' for the "I will always confront and conquer danger in my dreams" tip.

Peace to all.

cluelusshusbund
06-04-09, 03:39 PM
'Every' time I sleep, I wake up within at least 10 minutes with intense pain in my lower back and all the way below.

Is there a way out of the pain/bad Dreams?


So this pane only begins when you are asleep an wit-in 10 minutes.!!!

Sinse it happens that often you mus dose off durin the day... does the pane occur wit-in 10 minutes if you fall asleep while in a recliner... ect... or does this only happen when you sleep in you'r bed.???

I thank you need to be observed (wit the covers off) while you are asleep jus to see if ther are any psychical clues as to the cause of the pane.!!!

Ask you'r doctor about gettin you into a sleep disorder clinic.!!!
It mite be som good clues for you'r vital signs/brane waves to be monitered befor an durin the occurance of the pane.!!!

In the meantime you coud set up a video camera to see if thers any obvous movments you'r makin that coud be causin the pane.!!!

Edit:::

Get the pane fixed an the bad dreams will go away.!!!

Welcom to this grate groop :-)

Dr Lou Natic
06-07-09, 05:12 AM
Last night I had a dream that about 30 people were holding me down and beating me up and one guy was biting the end of my dick off.
My answer to the question posed in the OP is an emphatic yes.

justwonderingjoe
06-07-09, 11:18 AM
I don't recall ever feeling pain in a dream, but I feel emotions--yet a while ago I had a dream about making my way through a catacomb that was absolutely overflowing with dead bodies in various states of falling to bits; now that would normally be a nightmare, and it was a very real dream to me, yet I felt no fear, oddly enough; can't think why :shrug:

I've never felt pain either, but have felt short of breath, intense fear, needing to scream but couldn't, sadness, woke up in tears, sexual feelings, needing to run but couldn't, flying or floating, but never actual pain.

jessiej920
06-08-09, 01:51 AM
I started smoking the MJ at night and ALL my nightmares seemed to have stopped. It's a relief to not feel afraid to close my eyes anymore or be woken at strange hours by terrible nightmares.

kmguru
06-08-09, 06:01 PM
We need a sticky on the subject of "Lucid Dreams" and see if anyone dreams anything that comes true in the future. That would be a good experiment!

cluelusshusbund
06-08-09, 09:46 PM
We need a sticky on the subject of "Lucid Dreams" and see if anyone dreams anything that comes true in the future. That would be a good experiment!

oK... an i offer this:::

In almos 6o years of dreamin... i dont recall ever havin a dream "that cam true".!!!

kmguru
06-08-09, 10:30 PM
In almos 6o years of dreamin... i dont recall ever havin a dream "that cam true".!!!

I have several dreams that came true like deja vu in a meeting room setting, which did not provide much value. But my two kids dream have described houses in exact detail 4 years before we bought that house etc. in another part of the country.

cluelusshusbund
06-08-09, 10:37 PM
I have several dreams that came true like deja vu in a meeting room setting, which did not provide much value. But my two kids dream have described houses in exact detail 4 years before we bought that house etc. in another part of the country.

How do you acount for these special powers.???

kmguru
06-08-09, 10:47 PM
How do you acount for these special powers.???

Humans have not yet solved all the mysteries of the creation. I have some ideas...but that would be in the realm of science fiction, because they are not proved yet. Someday, I would like to do some experiments when I have a lot of disposable income and time. That is why we need a sticky to see if such corelations exist or a coincidence that is statistically insignificant.

cluelusshusbund
06-08-09, 11:01 PM
Originally Posted by cluelusshusbund
How do you acount for these special powers.???


I have some ideas...

What are you'r ideas.???

kmguru
06-08-09, 11:13 PM
Sorry...not for public consumption....

cluelusshusbund
06-08-09, 11:17 PM
Sorry...not for public consumption....

If you'r un-willin to discuss you'r ideas about the mysteries of life... mayb you need som new ideas... lol.!!!

kmguru
06-08-09, 11:37 PM
I am working on it...:D

cluelusshusbund
06-08-09, 11:58 PM
I am working on it...:D

So far... mine works out to be... i have an open mind an i dont know all the answrs but i dont fill in the blanks wit beleifs/superstition.!!!

digitear
06-27-09, 08:57 PM
Thanks a lot to "cluelusshusbund".
I have no health insurance & no Job. That's the reason I did not consult any major hospital or Use a Video-Cam to observe yet. I was hoping to read about it & help myself out of it. But Yes -I really appreciate your suggestions.

The pain occurs anytime I sleep & anywhere. The Nightmares/dreams are ALWAYS accompanied. ALWAYS without fail.
I'm going to meet a Pain Specialist Doctor/Clinic the next week.
I have a very sensitive lower back. I cannot sit for more than 5 minutes without Back & Leg pain. I think it is a lower back injury of some sort. I hope to fix it ASAP.

cluelusshusbund
06-27-09, 09:45 PM
I'm going to meet a Pain Specialist Doctor/Clinic the next week.


Good for you... i wish you well an lookin forward to you'r progress reports :-)

slippy
07-10-09, 09:13 PM
My dream was were i was being chased by some-guy with a chain-saw, but when i got to the teleporter were my 3 bff were the guy was behide the teleporter just waiting till they left, and as soon as they did and my guard was down the guy chain-sawed me & i woke up then but i felt i did get chain-sawed

(sorry if there are any wrong spelling)

MotherWar37
02-20-10, 11:59 PM
In one of my dreams, i was being chased through a forest. the wierdest part was, i was dressed like pocahontas, and i was running from a man dressed as a pilgrim, i could feel the branches scratching my face as i ran, and then suddenly, i tripped over a branch and i felt my ankle twist, and then the man caught up to me. but i wasn't wearing the indian dress anymore, i was wearing an outfit i loved wearing when i was 6, and i was 6 all of the sudden. then he stabbed me, and i woke up. and i could feel this throbbing pain in my chest and i couldn't breathe.

a more recent dream i had, i was running across the side of a mountain, after a train, and the path i was running on dissapeared and i was falling about 300 feet in the air. i could feel the wind rushing up my arms, and hitting the jacket i was wearing. then, i caught up to the train, and i took a nose dive, litteraly, and flew into the back of the train, and landed on my back, but the people on the train were all friends of mine, and people from a TV show i watch a lot.

and other than that i rarely remember ever dreaming, but when i do its always like these, either something wierd happens (i.e. the train dream) or i die slowly and painfully. (i.e. the forest dream.)

MotherWar37
02-21-10, 12:01 AM
In one of my dreams, i was being chased through a forest. the wierdest part was, i was dressed like pocahontas, and i was running from a man dressed as a pilgrim, i could feel the branches scratching my face as i ran, and then suddenly, i tripped over a branch and i felt my ankle twist, and then the man caught up to me. but i wasn't wearing the indian dress anymore, i was wearing an outfit i loved wearing when i was 6, and i was 6 all of the sudden. then he stabbed me, and i woke up. and i could feel this throbbing pain in my chest and i couldn't breathe.

a more recent dream i had, i was running across the side of a mountain, after a train, and the path i was running on dissapeared and i was falling about 300 feet in the air. i could feel the wind rushing up my arms, and hitting the jacket i was wearing. then, i caught up to the train, and i took a nose dive, litteraly, and flew into the back of the train, and landed on my back, but the people on the train were all friends of mine, and people from a TV show i watch a lot.

and other than that i rarely remember ever dreaming, but when i do its always like these, either something wierd happens (i.e. the train dream) or i die slowly and painfully. (i.e. the forest dream.)

madanthonywayne
02-21-10, 09:28 AM
i have nightmares almost every night, and in these nightmares i usually die in several different ways. sounds weird, but one night i get shot, the next i fall from a building, then i drown.

the weird thing is, it all seems so real! i even feel pain! and that's REAL pain weird enough..

does anyone recognize this?
I had a dream once as a teenager in which I was stabbed in the heart. It hurt and It immediately woke me up.

cluelusshusbund
02-21-10, 09:59 AM
I had a dream once as a teenager in which I was stabbed in the heart. It hurt and It immediately woke me up.

Do you thank the pane was jus dreamed/emagined... or was caused by somptin psychical an you wooud have felt that pane even if you had been awake.???

madanthonywayne
02-21-10, 07:37 PM
Do you thank the pane was jus dreamed/emagined... or was caused by somptin psychical an you wooud have felt that pane even if you had been awake.???
I've always assumed it was just part of the dream. I don't know why I would have felt a sudden stabbing pain in my heart as a teenager. I was in great shape back then. Ran cross country, track, lifted weights, never even smoked. So I still think the pain was only in my dream.

cluelusshusbund
02-21-10, 09:12 PM
I've always assumed it was just part of the dream.

Did the pane seem horribly bad... as you mite emagine bein stabbed mite actualy feel.???

Was the pane completely gone the instent you woke up.???

Do you have a theory as to why feelin "dream-pane" is so rare.???

madanthonywayne
02-22-10, 12:07 AM
Did the pane seem horribly bad... as you mite emagine bein stabbed mite actualy feel.???

Was the pane completely gone the instent you woke up.???

Do you have a theory as to why feelin "dream-pane" is so rare.???
Yeah, it felt real. And yes, it was gone when I woke up, but my heart was racing and I was sweating. As to why it's rare, I"d say because when you feel anything very intense in a dream you tend to wake up; as I did. The arousal induced by the intense feeling awakens you from your slumber.

Forceman
02-22-10, 07:21 AM
Always. That is, I always feel pain. It can range from electrical sensations to a stretching feeling to actually blows being dealt to my torso.

Forceman
02-22-10, 07:22 AM
The mind is able to reproduce many things, such as pain, so that could be an explanation for the pain. Of course, occultists would argue that it's caused by your etheric body reflecting injuries dealt to it to the more gross and dense physical body resulting in unexplained scratches and bruises on your skin when you wake up.

cluelusshusbund
02-22-10, 08:34 AM
Origionaly posted by cluelusshusbund
Do you have a theory as to why feelin "dream-pane" is so rare.???



Yeah, it felt real. And yes, it was gone when I woke up, but my heart was racing and I was sweating. As to why it's rare, I"d say because when you feel anything very intense in a dream you tend to wake up; as I did. The arousal induced by the intense feeling awakens you from your slumber.


So you thank the reason its rare to feel intense pane in a dream is because the intense pane wakes you up... an yet... the 1 time you did feel intense pane in a dream you woke up but remenbered the pane... thats seems contradictory to you'r theory as to why feelin pane in a dream is rare.!!!


...I always feel pain. It can range from electrical sensations to a stretching feeling to actually blows being dealt to my torso.

The mind is able to reproduce many things, such as pain, so that could be an explanation for the pain.


Do you dread the thout of dreamin sinse you always feel pane.???

One time i dreamed that i fell out of a tree an perty much did a swan dive onto the ground... an it didnt hurt... however... i did have a "butter-flys-in-the-stomache" sinsiation when i contacted the ground... an then i thout in my dream... well... it ant so... you dont dye if you hit the ground when you fall in a dream an then i chuckled at that silly superstition (which i had herd befor).!!!

The only "pane" ive felt in a dream has been dew to actual psychical causes... such as a belly-ake... needin to "P" real bad... ect.!!!

jclemmons
02-22-10, 03:36 PM
I find that I associate things going on around me into my dreams, on a subconcious level. For instance, I hear the alarm going off, so it is a part of my dream, but I don't realize that it is really occurring until I eventually wake up. I think that this is the cause of true physical pain in your dreams, you are in pain and so your mind makes up an image in your dreams to go along with it. Does that make any sense?

cluelusshusbund
02-22-10, 04:19 PM
I find that I associate things going on around me into my dreams, on a subconcious level.
For instance, I hear the alarm going off, so it is a part of my dream, but I don't realize that it is really occurring until I eventually wake up. I think that this is the cause of true physical pain in your dreams, you are in pain and so your mind makes up an image in your dreams to go along with it. Does that make any sense?

O sure... i asume that mos everbody at times associates into ther dreams what ther sinses pick up... includin pane/touch an sounds/hearin... ect... but what a nite-mare to have to suffer the actual pane associated wit you'r dreams.!!!

I once dreamed that my hand was severed from my arm... i was a bit concerned but i figered it woud re-attaach if i held it in place for awhile... an another time my little toe seemed to be cut off... it was a bit of a bloody mess but i wasnt concerned about it... i jus wraped it up in a rag an went on about my bidness.!!!

Welcom to the groop new person:)

Forceman
02-23-10, 11:42 AM
I find that I associate things going on around me into my dreams, on a subconcious level. For instance, I hear the alarm going off, so it is a part of my dream, but I don't realize that it is really occurring until I eventually wake up. I think that this is the cause of true physical pain in your dreams, you are in pain and so your mind makes up an image in your dreams to go along with it. Does that make any sense?

Same thing happened to me once or twice (or thrice or more than five times), in which my sister was in my room looking at Barbie and Swan Lake, and in my dream I was in a classroom and everybody was singing some queer song, and I woke up out of the dream to find out that was what she was watching. Another thing like it happened, in which my brother was looking at Star Wars Clone Wars on T.V., and I guess all of the collected memories of my playing star wars video games and watching SW movies were triggered by this being on TV and my subconscious was able to conjure up the right images to reenact a battle between the rebels and the empire in space (I was a rebel... but strangely, shortly afterwards, I became a Jedi).

madanthonywayne
02-23-10, 01:28 PM
So you thank the reason its rare to feel intense pane in a dream is because the intense pane wakes you up... an yet... the 1 time you did feel intense pane in a dream you woke up but remenbered the pane... thats seems contradictory to you'r theory as to why feelin pane in a dream is rare.!!!
!!It's not just the pain that awakens you, it's the arousal induced by the situation you're in. So if you dream you're falling off a cliff, the arousal of that experience usually awakens you before you hit the bottom. Wh en I dreamt about being stabbed in the heart, the stab came out of nowhere. I wasn't dreaming about being in a fight. It was one of those dreams where I dreamt about lying in bed and then suddenly I was stabbed in the heart. So there was no increased arousal until I got stabbed.

cluelusshusbund
02-23-10, 02:57 PM
It's not just the pain that awakens you, it's the arousal induced by the situation you're in. So if you dream you're falling off a cliff, the arousal of that experience usually awakens you before you hit the bottom. Wh en I dreamt about being stabbed in the heart, the stab came out of nowhere. I wasn't dreaming about being in a fight. It was one of those dreams where I dreamt about lying in bed and then suddenly I was stabbed in the heart. So there was no increased arousal until I got stabbed.

ONe time i dreamed this "dead" woman was floatin about a foot off the floor toward me an no dout ment to do me harm... i suddenly had this big fork in my hand an i stabbed at her but she wasnt fased... she kep on comin an i was then baked up agans the wall... i jumped up an took a big bite at her face... an then the dam alarm clock went off an woke me up... i sure woud have loved to finished that dream.!!!

So you thank the reason feelin pane in a dream is rare... is cause people tend to wake up (dew to the arrousal of the dream) befor the pane occurs... well such arrousal/fright/excitment surly does wake people up (somtmes) jus befor the paneful paart of the dream occurs... but not always for sure... cause i felt no pane when i dreamed my hand an toe was freshly severed from my body.!!!

Well strange thangs hapen durin sleep/dreams... you'r lucky the dream pane only hapened that 1 time.!!!

madanthonywayne
02-23-10, 09:27 PM
you'r lucky the dream pane only hapened that 1 time.!!!
More recently I've had spider dreams (aka night terrors). I'd suddenly jump out of bed in the middle of the night convinced there was a giant spider crawling around somewhere. One time I was so agitated I jumped out of bed and threw my nightstand (which is pretty heavy) across the room. I do this all while still asleep and wake up feeling stupid and confused.

Fortunately, I've not had one of those episodes for a couple years.

cluelusshusbund
02-23-10, 10:45 PM
More recently I've had spider dreams (aka night terrors). I'd suddenly jump out of bed in the middle of the night convinced there was a giant spider crawling around somewhere. One time I was so agitated I jumped out of bed and threw my nightstand (which is pretty heavy) across the room. I do this all while still asleep and wake up feeling stupid and confused.

Fortunately, I've not had one of those episodes for a couple years.

Did the night terrors always involve scary-spider type dreams.???

Ambrose Mason
05-05-10, 07:36 PM
I believe the "falling" in a dream means that you feel hopeless in some aspect of your life. Anything with water is usually an indicator that your pregnant/ or someone close to you is pregnant:eek: Dont know about the getting shot dream. Ill look it up when I get home.

Do you really place stock in the belief that dreams do indeed have meanings? If so, why? [Curiousity].


My question is, do you feel the pain in your dream? Or when you wake up? If its in your dream, its all in your mind. Just like when your being chased, you feel really scared and wake up in a cold sweat. Your mind is tricking you to feel the pain.

I don't know that it is really possible to have pain from simply dreaming. Possibly one could be having headaches or tension through the night and the residual effect is being felt the following morning?

NightFall
05-06-10, 10:56 PM
I don't know that it is really possible to have pain from simply dreaming.

sure it is. remember also, that pain is not real either. it is the brain sending you messages like "dont touch that, its hot". you cannot put pain in a bottle.

Ambrose Mason
05-06-10, 11:02 PM
I think the closest thing to something like pain from a dream that I have ever experienced would be waking up with tears. It happens from time to time, but I can't say that I've ever had a painful dream per se.

cluelusshusbund
05-06-10, 11:49 PM
I think the closest thing to something like pain from a dream that I have ever experienced would be waking up with tears. It happens from time to time, but I can't say that I've ever had a painful dream per se.

Ive had pane in a dream but it was dew to actual pane my body was havin such as needin to "P"... i wake myself up laffin ever now an then... about a week ago my wife thout i was cryin but then she coud tell it was laffter an she ask me what was so funy... i tolt her the dream i was havin an it was still crackin me up... but later on when i thout about the dream it wasnt funy at all... somtimes i get "buttterflys" in my stomache in such dreams as when im fallin... or when im in a car which gets air-born... but jus like ther are all sorts of sleep abnormalities... i suspect that som people may esperience "pane" that the particular dream ther havin woud indicate they shud be esperiencin.???

Ambrose Mason
05-07-10, 08:47 AM
I totally understand how the mind can play tricks upon people that way, it's just never happened to me that way, so I have no experience with this issue.

TBodillia
05-11-10, 02:44 PM
I remember one dream very well from many years back while I was in the Army. Well, I remember the end very well.

All of a sudden, I find myself outside and it is raining hard. I hear some thunder, but it transforms to someone laughing. I look up and there is a giant man pouring water on me from a pitcher. The image transforms again and the giant is now pissing on me & still laughing.

I wake up, throw the covers off me and come flying out of bed. And, when I did this, I scared the shit out of the guy standing at my bedside with a half empty bucket of water.

So, I'd say pain in real life could influence, or be felt in, a dream.

bburson
07-30-10, 04:59 PM
i have nightmares almost every night, and in these nightmares i usually die in several different ways. sounds weird, but one night i get shot, the next i fall from a building, then i drown.

the weird thing is, it all seems so real! i even feel pain! and that's REAL pain weird enough..

does anyone recognize this?

From puberty, I was an outrageously lucid dreamer, often not being able to determine if it was real or not after I woke. After college, for about 4 years I had dreams about 4x/week of being murdered. It was always different and highly inventive. From machetes to electrocutions, drownings, guns, even tied up and eaten by baby alligators. They would occur while I was falling asleep and sometimes I would wander in and out of them, but they always hurt, in the extreme. I would wake fully before I could fall asleep.

Finally, one AM I woke and said, "I don't want this anymore"!!!, and went to a Jungian dream therapist. It worked. Now, though, I hardly dream at all and miss it. A Jungian will have you create chairs for all the main elements of your dream and ask you to dialogue between them. Sounds nuts, but created amazing insights. You might try that. And I do dream, but rarely, still in epic form with layers of interesting meanings.

good luck!

Ganymede
08-02-10, 12:36 AM
I've never felt pain in a dream before. Although, I remember on one occasion (for a brief moment) It felt like I was having sex with someone during a steamy dream that took place in the backseat of my car. Sadly, I've never experienced any physical sensations since.

jessi20
08-24-10, 08:21 PM
Ive been having the same dream in which i feel pain. the same thing everytime but it always ends different. ill be doing some everyday thing and ill look up in the sky and there looks to be sparkles around the sun but they start to get closer. well to make it short, the sun explodes and everything incenerates and i feel myself start to catch on fire and i cant breathe. very intense. i now know how the world is going to end :eek:

Stryder
08-26-10, 05:09 PM
Ive been having the same dream in which i feel pain. the same thing everytime but it always ends different. ill be doing some everyday thing and ill look up in the sky and there looks to be sparkles around the sun but they start to get closer. well to make it short, the sun explodes and everything incenerates and i feel myself start to catch on fire and i cant breathe. very intense. i now know how the world is going to end :eek:

Well that's obviously not how it happens, after all there are people out there that dream of comet impacts, floods, earthquakes, ice ages and volcanoes. They can't possibly all be right (unless they are watching "2012" before bed again.)

On a more concise note, if you keep having a repetitive dream like this, then you are obviously seeing more significance in it than you probably should, this will likely cause you to continue having the same dream, adding details every time you repeat it. What you need to do is think to yourself that the destruction of the world like that is currently fiction and therefore it's not really happening, if you are crafty you can actually reason that your in a dream and if you think about it hard enough you can actually start to change the path of the dream you are in. After all it's your dream, why have a catastrophe? Why not press a button and make the sun normalise, perhaps jump on a spaceship and fly to some unexplored location or swim into the depths of a crystal blue sea to look for pearls etc.

Just take control of the situation.

Shadow1
08-26-10, 07:00 PM
most times i have good dreams, and many times dream with anything water-related, me and my sister, dream many times that my brothe die in a disaster, wich is related to water, either a, you know, that big wave, and stuff, or die underwater, i think the water is drawn, :P
some times i laugh when i'm sleep, well, many times, i laugh with the highest voice i can, heheheh, well, that's weird. does any one here laugh, laugh to death while he's sleeping?

cluelusshusbund
08-26-10, 08:02 PM
...does any one here laugh, laugh to death while he's sleeping?

Yeah ever now an then me an my wife weke each other up laffin.!!!

Subutex
08-31-10, 08:18 AM
I just found this forum googling for real pain in dreams.
It just happened to me, I dreamt I was feeling really bad back pains, the kind you can barely move; and when I woke up, I could still feel as if they were really there. Not the pain itself, but some kind of soreness, bt doesn't hurt. I can't really explain the sensation... :X
I woke up about an hour ago and still feel this "discomfort" in my back.

I found this really interesting, I was looking for some sort of explanation beyond the obvious "pain is only felt 'cause your brain gets that information, so even if you're asleep, you can 'imagine' it".

Anywho, nice forum...Think I'll stick around.:)

cluelusshusbund
08-31-10, 08:21 AM
Welcom to the groop Subutex :)

hypewaders
08-31-10, 11:13 AM
It seems to me that tactile perception and pain in dream experience are heavily filtered, even in lucid dreams. I suspect that there are several physical defenses normally operational when dreaming: The voluntary motor system is heavily suppressed, but actual pain reception is not (doubtless these are ancient survival traits). The "pinch test" that we speak of in the context of ambiguity over altered consciousness is well-known, I think, because it is actually scientific: In dreams it is difficult to self-inflict pain, not only because we are mostly (normally) paralyzed in the dream state and have difficulty actually moving voluntary muscles to pinch ourselves- also, our perceived pain is lower when we actually do experience "pinching" ourselves in more lucid dreams, moving our dream forms.

One distraction or curiousity I often experience in dreams is a noticeable reduction of tactile sensation. Sometimes dreaming activities that involve a lot of tactile feedback (lovingly flying special airplanes, for example- not what you were imagining) it's noticeable and sometimes problematic to my experiences, that I can't quite adequately feel what I'm doing in a dream, which can be a frustraton.

Occasionally, I've experienced brief powerful sensations of pleasure or pain- usually to an awakening degree in those rare cases. So although I can feel pain in dreams, it's very rare, and my dreaming experiences are most often tactile-inhibited in perception which is too bad really, because I know the pleasures would far exceed the pain.

I have never injured myself dreaming, or had any pain of dream origin persist into waking life. I do recall actual physical discomforts being expressed in dreams, so I wonder if you were sleeping in an awkward position. Like cluelesshusband, waking up laughing does also happen for me now and then. Pleasant dreams, and welcome to Sciforums, Subutex.

spidergoat
08-31-10, 11:22 AM
I never feel real pain in dreams, but sometimes I get the impression that something I did was painful. It's like a plot point that my character has to acknowledge without actually going through it.

M00se1989
09-03-10, 12:34 PM
its all a dream to me... and yes it hurts.

If i cut myself I bleed

if I cut myself in a dream I feel emotional pain.

needles and pointy objects I fear.

but when it happens I embrace It(=

Ja'far at-Tahir
09-03-10, 10:08 PM
I have felt extreme discomfort that felt intense but yet different from real actual pain, it felt stinging sort of but not like stinging physical pain and I really don't know the answer to as why this occurs, perhaps someone could provide some info on the matter as to why and how this psychic discomfort/pain occurs?

spidergoat
09-04-10, 05:30 PM
I never feel real pain in dreams, but sometimes I get the impression that something I did was painful. It's like a plot point that my character has to acknowledge without actually going through it.

No, I have to take that back. One time I was very sick and I had what I call the Big Bang Dream. It was very abstract, and I have never had one like it since. I felt like I was pierced by a very sharp needle through my abdomen, not actually pierced, but balanced there, with all my weight on it, in the midst of a large area of what I can only call softness. In the course of the dream, I experienced the same contrasting image in different ways. It was a high pitched sound in the center of a very low tone. It was the mast of a ship in the middle of a swimming pool. It was the very small in the middle of the very large. The contrast of these two elements was the most striking thing. The smallest, sharpest, highest pitch thing you can imagine balanced by the largest, softest, lowest thing. The tension between these two was almost to much to bear. I realized later it was a perfect metaphor for the Big Bang.

When I woke up, I was actually doubled over in pain from my stomach, so the pain was real.

M00se1989
09-04-10, 07:46 PM
that sounds like what I think of every time I write (∞/0) spidergoat.... especially the very small in very large part. my mind just does all kinds of circles. I even wrote everything and nothing out on it upside down with equals signs in front of my old high school psychology teacher. Never written upside down before then...

birch
09-05-10, 05:16 PM
usually the only sensation you can feel in your dreams is mental/emotionally inspired such as produced from a thought producing a physical visceral reaction. also your physical state of being can influence what is conceptually experienced in dreams.

as for scenarios as dreaming that you were run over by a car, the sensation would only be up to your imagination and would produce feelings of shock but not experience the actual physical pain of the impact unless it was already imprinted somewhere in memory from actual previous life experience.

Billy T
09-10-10, 01:25 PM
No. My dreams are quite detailed as if I were watching a movie, except I am in the dream. When watching a move I can become tense, or sad etc. but never feel pain - Same as when dreaming.

I have occasionally told myself a complex story in a dream that turns out to be a joke / has a supprise "punch line" ending or other things that show some part of my brain is creating concepts, stories and actions that I am only experiencing unfold later.

By edit later:
Post 173 speaks of nightmares. I should note that I never have any. I enjoy my dreams, especially the sexually explicit ones. My female partner in these dreams is usually an amalgam of the two women I have been married to. These sexual theme dreams are about 10% of all.

Acitnoids
09-10-10, 07:50 PM
Originally Posted by Frieda
i have nightmares almost every night, and in these nightmares i usually die in several ways. Sounds weird, but one night i get shot, the next night i fall from a building, then i drown. The weird thing is, it all seems so real! I even feel pain! And that's REAL pain weird enough .. does anyone recognize this?
Frieda, it seems you no longer post of this forum but I've made it a habbit to reply to the OP before jumping in on the natural conversations that stem from its topic. To answer your question yes, I do feel pain in my dreams along with many other sensations such as moisture, dryness, heat, cold, acceleration, weightlessness, heaviness, sleepiness and many others. My dreams are in full color and extremely vivid in detail (I can read words and numbers). Personally, I don't perscribe to the "dreams can be interpreted" mentality mainly because of our individuality. One size does not fit all in the dream realm and anyone who believes that there is a common cause behind such dreams may as well believe in astrology or numerology. I just wanted to tell you that I too suffer from nightmares. If I had to put a number on it I'd say that at least eight out of every ten dreams that I can remember are nightmares. The first dream I can remember (I was younger than four years of age) is a nightmare. To counter this disturbing trend I've taught myself how to lucid dream. In othet words, I can recognize when I'm dreaming and alter my actions or wake myself up. That being said, this attribute does not allow me to fully control my dreams. The most disturbing dream I have ever had has to do with me being executed. I was shot in the back of the head at point blank range and felt everything. I could hear my executors taunts as my 'life' began to slip away and a tingling feeling came over me as my brain slipped out of 'consciousness' only to awake in my bed. You are not alone and there is more than one way to coupe with it.

kmguru
09-11-10, 03:06 PM
do you feel pain in your dreams?

Do not remember. But last night I felt pleasure in my cream. Does that count?

Shadow1
09-17-10, 02:26 PM
i laugh while i'm sleeping, and i feel happy while i'm sleeping.a few times i dreamed that i'm falling from bed, and another falling from a roof, and i was like, feeling how it would feel when you are falling :P (but not when you scawsh on floor)

Emil
09-25-10, 03:12 AM
I do not feel pain. http://primastyle.ru/movies/you-dont-mess-with-the-zohan1.jpg

Shadow1
09-26-10, 10:34 AM
I doooooooooooooooooooooooo-
-n't

rosie_cakes
03-30-11, 09:56 AM
well right now i just woke up from i guess u can say nightmare. there was so much going on in my dream i don't know where to start. it started with me watching a scary movie and then i went to my room to go to sleep but my room was in my back yard outside. so i fell asleep when i looked at a mirror and saw someone staring back at me like an older lady. as i went close she reach out to me and her arm came out of the mirror but it look like a dead body. i got scared and ran for my door n it felt like someone was holding it from the other end until it open and my mom was there.
then it switch to a different scene where i was walking around with a bunch of old high school friends and my boyfriend it was really late but there was so many ppl trying to catch a bus home but was so weird is that everytime i saw a bus i would have a vision of it route and wen are stop would come up it would blow up and everyone dies but me. so i figure im tripping out ill call my parents to pick me up. so i tell them meet me at the shopping center so as we walk there it starts to pouring first its rain then blood but no one else notice but me and i told my bf look its blood and he's like ur trippin so im like w/e. so we finally get there n i the center looks fimilar to me like in real like but the names are werid. we finally get in this building just chilling and waiting until it starts raining again but little fire balls then a wave comes and im holding the door so it wont come in and then we are underwater and im telling everyone dont go out there, thers sharks but to them it pitch black and me i can see everything then all of a sudden that lady form the beginning of the dream grabs the door and is trying to open it and grabs my arm and pulls me away well she is digging her nails into my skin peel my flesh from my body.


i dont know what the hell this mean but wen i woke up i had a red mark on my hand like someone grab me....can anyone explain this im super freaked out.

Vinko
03-30-11, 01:56 PM
If you have a nighmtre about "terrorized by homosexualls", "hanted by Norwegian homosexual policemen" "psycho terrorized by Bosnien conc. camp guard" ,than is all that telepathy sended out of my head.

Me-Ki-Gal
03-30-11, 02:20 PM
yes, i can help you if you like, I worked in a sleepimg-labatority with people who had traumas or having the so called locked-in syndrom.

what is locked-in-syndrom

Dywyddyr
03-30-11, 02:24 PM
Pretty silly asking a question of someone who last posted 3 years ago, neh?

Me-Ki-Gal
03-30-11, 02:34 PM
I am not big on having nightmares . I do feel pain in my dreams , but it seems to be more mental anguish instead of real pain . Now if I have pain in my awake hours it will typically manifest in the dream as some other type of pain than that is causing it in awake hours . Like if my back hurts it might be and object restricting Me. The last dream that was disturbing was that I lived in a huge mcmansion at the top of a mountain that was only assessable by helicopter. I was the only one that lived there and I was locked in a room held like a prisoner . Once in a while a person would helicopter in and bring supplies and let Me out of the room . They would say something , but it was hard to understand what was being said , but I got the feeling they where going to let Me out of my prison soon and that was the jest of what they were trying to say

Me-Ki-Gal
03-30-11, 02:38 PM
Pretty silly asking a question of someone who last posted 3 years ago, neh?
I am like that . I would think you had a clue now as quick of thinker you are . Me I am a slow thinker . You have to give a phone number to Me real slow before I forget . When I was young my peers would say Dude you are burnt , What kind of drugs you been doing, we want some and I would say " I don't take drugs . They would say You lie give Me some

Elliott
02-25-12, 03:45 AM
its true. i dreamt i was stabbed in sainsburys, it hurt when the shard of glass he was using entered just behind my shoulder blade.

Amag
02-26-12, 03:41 AM
I had a dream I was in a plane crash. Somehow, despite hitting the ground at what in the dream looked like hundreds of miles an hour, everyone survived that trip to London. I felt a freefall sensation in my stomach, but not in my head. When I ride a roller coaster, something in my head, inner ear pressure, who knows what, hurts a fair amount. In the dream it just felt like a REALLY strong fan blowing on my stomach.