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    I can't believe it - I can usually read any scary book, watch any scary movie (except for the very first "Nightmare on Elm Street way back when, lol) and not have any troubles at all.

    WELL, my mom-in-law knows I love love love Stephen King so she got me his book "Cell" for Christmas this past year. I finally was able to start reading it this week, since I had a backlog of books to read and catch up on. This book just gets to me somehow - and the past two nights I have actually had nightmares! I never do from books or anything! This has me baffled. I didn't hardly get any sleep last night, ugh. Kept "forcing myself to wake up", one time I didn't realize where I was! This is nuts! I am hoping that being on my period and the hormones are what's making me crazy... And of course I am totally hooked on the book now and just HAVE to keep reading to find out how it ends!!! It's a catch-22!
    Hugs,
    Tracey
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  • #2
    I can read almost anything without nightmares, but Stephen King I can't! Except for the ones that are totally inane --- the realistic ones are just too "nightmarish!"

    Donna
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    • #3
      LOL, I think in this case - nightmarish is very accurate indeed! Yeah, the others have not bothered me because on a level you know they are "silly", if that makes sense, like killer clowns, vampires, etc. But this one - yikes! The Stand somewhat got me, due to the nature of it being a "Super Flu", but it's one of my favorites...if I can just get through this one without being sleep deprived and crazy, I'll be doing good!
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      Tracey
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      • #4
        I normally don't get nightmares from anything either, but around the holidays I read this very realistic book about bioterrorism called "Sleeper Cell" and it made me have a horrible night of nightmares the day I finished it. LOL It happens sometimes... BUT, if I do recall properly, I was also about to get my period at the time
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        Jen

        *Diagnosed with severe IC in 2004
        *Also diagnosed with PFD, fibromyalgia, chronic myofascial pain, IBS, migraines, allergies/asthma, dermatographism
        *Kept trying a million different treatments for all these things until I found what works, and I am doing okay these days with the help of a cocktail of medications and the InterStim, which was first placed in 2007. [I have had 2 revisions - one in 2010 when my battery died and had to be replaced, and one complete replacement (lead and generator) in 2012 after a fall on my stairs caused my lead to move.]
        *Current meds include Atarax (50mg at night), Lyrica (150mg twice a day), Xanax (0.5mg at night and as needed), Zanaflex (4mg at night), hydrocodone (10/325, every 6 hours as needed), Advair, Nasonex, Singulair (10mg at night), oral contraceptives, home instills containing Elmiron and Marcaine (as often as I need to do them).

        **I am not a medical authority nor do I offer definitive medical advice. I strongly encourage you to discuss your medical treatment with your personal medical care provider. Only they can, and should, give medical recommendations to you.

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        • #5
          I've been having nightmares for years from nothing. I wake up not knowing where I am too and I'm not even reading or watching anything scary. WHo is the crazy one? Just make sure you don't read the book alone in the house, on a dark rainy day. I did that once and every noise spooked me. I don't go for the scary kinds really but someone sent me the book saying it was good so I read and I too couldn't put it down. Sweat and all I made it to the end. Book was a little soggy on the covers but I read it. Couldn't pass it on to anyone tho.

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          • #6
            I used to get nightmares from scary things on tv and stuff but now I've been having these really weird dreams since I started taking Wygesic for pain. I had a nightmare last week before my cousin came that I watched her and her son being murdered and then had to go and tell her parents. I woke up w/ tears running down my face. I hate dreams like that. I think I'd be worried to watch or read something scary now that I'm having such weird dreams w/o scary stuff, lol
            Christine



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            • #7
              Whew! So maybe hormones ARE to blame? LOL!!! I think "Sleeper Cell" sounds like something that would freak me out as well, *shiver*. Now a days those things can translate into reality pretty easily (but now that's next on my want-to-read list, thanks Jen!!!)... I think if The Stand didn't have the "battle of good and evil" tone to it, it would have really scared me - that super flu business just spooks the heck out of me!!!

              This one, "Cell" is base on that at 3 pm one afternoon, anyone who was using a cell phone basically went insane - maniacally insane, running around killing themselves, murdering others and it's about these 3 "refugees" who made it safely as they didn't have cell phones on them etc. So, it's about them trying to get out of the city - and avoid the "crazies" as they call them... there's no power, etc. They are right now thinking terrorism used the cell phones as a tool of "destruction" etc, because in this day and age who DOESN'T have one? But that's just their initial theory... I think that's why it scares me...lol. But I am loving it and can't stop reading it! Good grief, better maybe take an extra hydroxyzine to calm my nerves...hee hee, just kidding!!!
              Hugs,
              Tracey
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              • #8
                Oh Mary! That reminds me, I was reading a book, danged if I can remember the name now, but it started on a foggy stormy type of day etc. Well, I was home alone, and I fell asleep on the couch reading it (it was afternoon) and I woke up - to thunder. I looked outside and it was FOGGY, omg, I about flipped out! My mom worked across the street from our house at a little party store, and I remember calling her and asking if she could come home early!!

                Sometimes it's fun to be scared, lol. And then if you are drawn into the story and can't put it down - you're doomed! ha ha ha!!

                Christine, when my ex took Zyban (Wellbutrin with a different name, lol) to quit smoking he had to stop due to nightmares!
                Hugs,
                Tracey
                How do you eat an elephant? One bite at a time...

                Harry arrived 2/23/09!



                *IC Volunteers are not medical authorities nor do we offer medical advice. In all cases, we strongly encourage you to discuss your medical treatment with your personal medical care provider. Only they can, and should, give medical recommendations to you.

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                Current IC Meds
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                Ditropan, 5 mg 3x's a day
                Others:
                Wellbutrin 150mg 2x's a day for Anxiety/IBS
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                Zytrec for Nasal Allergies
                Align Probiotic daily for IBS

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                • #9
                  I get them too once in a while tracyann! Sorry you have to deal with this on top of everything else in your life! SWEET DREAMS(wishing you!)

                  Erika
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                  • #10
                    Thanks Erika!! I actually was very happy - no nightmares last night! YAY!!!!! Hopefully the tide has turned and my brain has figured out it's nothing to be afraid of, just a story, I hope....
                    Hugs,
                    Tracey
                    How do you eat an elephant? One bite at a time...

                    Harry arrived 2/23/09!



                    *IC Volunteers are not medical authorities nor do we offer medical advice. In all cases, we strongly encourage you to discuss your medical treatment with your personal medical care provider. Only they can, and should, give medical recommendations to you.

                    IC Diet Cheat Sheet:
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                    Dx's:
                    IC dx'd Nov 2004
                    Lymphocytic Colitis dx'd July 2005
                    Possible IBS
                    Current IC Meds
                    Vistaril 25mg in the evening
                    Previous IC Meds taken:
                    Cystoprotek - 2 caps 2x's a day
                    Elmiron, 100mg 3x's a day
                    Ditropan, 5 mg 3x's a day
                    Others:
                    Wellbutrin 150mg 2x's a day for Anxiety/IBS
                    Pepcid 40mg a day for GERD
                    Zytrec for Nasal Allergies
                    Align Probiotic daily for IBS

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                    • #11
                      Huh... "Cell" sounds like a good read... maybe I'll have to get it
                      ****
                      Jen

                      *Diagnosed with severe IC in 2004
                      *Also diagnosed with PFD, fibromyalgia, chronic myofascial pain, IBS, migraines, allergies/asthma, dermatographism
                      *Kept trying a million different treatments for all these things until I found what works, and I am doing okay these days with the help of a cocktail of medications and the InterStim, which was first placed in 2007. [I have had 2 revisions - one in 2010 when my battery died and had to be replaced, and one complete replacement (lead and generator) in 2012 after a fall on my stairs caused my lead to move.]
                      *Current meds include Atarax (50mg at night), Lyrica (150mg twice a day), Xanax (0.5mg at night and as needed), Zanaflex (4mg at night), hydrocodone (10/325, every 6 hours as needed), Advair, Nasonex, Singulair (10mg at night), oral contraceptives, home instills containing Elmiron and Marcaine (as often as I need to do them).

                      **I am not a medical authority nor do I offer definitive medical advice. I strongly encourage you to discuss your medical treatment with your personal medical care provider. Only they can, and should, give medical recommendations to you.

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                      • #12
                        ok ok you convinced me to read the book.. I use to read all the time.. maybe I will take it up again every night for a couple hours.
                        The only movie that I still to this day can not is the first exorcist. The original uncut version.. I have tried, but........ well I sit here and closed my eyes and stick my fingers in my ears.. ok I'm the wimp here..
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                        • #13
                          Tracey, that sure would make you pee your pants waking up thinking you were in the book. Maybe you should drink a glass of wine or a can of beer while reading this new book. Goodness I'm getting panicy just thinking about it.

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                          • #14
                            Jen and Tig I think you'd like it - I was up til 1:30 last night in bed reading!!! I could NOT put it down, had to keep going to find out what came next! LOL

                            Oh yeah Mary, I woke up and about flipped!!! It was WAY too creepy to have the same kind of weather I was reading about in book...scary way to wake up!!! Hmmm, an nice beer does sound yummy, being St. Pat's day and all think I'll crack open an Guinness!
                            Hugs,
                            Tracey
                            How do you eat an elephant? One bite at a time...

                            Harry arrived 2/23/09!



                            *IC Volunteers are not medical authorities nor do we offer medical advice. In all cases, we strongly encourage you to discuss your medical treatment with your personal medical care provider. Only they can, and should, give medical recommendations to you.

                            IC Diet Cheat Sheet:
                            http://www.ic-network.com/diet/2009icdietlist.pdf



                            Dx's:
                            IC dx'd Nov 2004
                            Lymphocytic Colitis dx'd July 2005
                            Possible IBS
                            Current IC Meds
                            Vistaril 25mg in the evening
                            Previous IC Meds taken:
                            Cystoprotek - 2 caps 2x's a day
                            Elmiron, 100mg 3x's a day
                            Ditropan, 5 mg 3x's a day
                            Others:
                            Wellbutrin 150mg 2x's a day for Anxiety/IBS
                            Pepcid 40mg a day for GERD
                            Zytrec for Nasal Allergies
                            Align Probiotic daily for IBS

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                            • #15
                              Have you finished the book yet and how are your nerves holding up? I could never get used to drinking beer. Think it is awful tasting stuff. I do like the wine coolers but the bladder doesn't. Could really drink that stuff all the time. not sure how well I hold my drinking so not sure just how many would be to many. Actually I could really go for one now. Maybe all of us need to drink, eat and be merry. (More on the drinking side)

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