Biology question

Posted by wpshooter @wpshooter, Apr 18, 2017

Can anyone tell me if it is biologically possible for large amounts of acid to be excreted into the stomach by the stress caused by bad dreams during sleep ?

Has any research been done on this topic ? If so, can you point me to the research and its findings ?

Thanks.

@wpshooter I know you are really heartened by all of the excellent support and suggestions you have received from Connect. I was wondering if you have tried a special diet. I am on a special diet for both Colitis and Interstitial Cystitis. This diet eliminates caffeine (coffee, tea and colas,) sugar, gluten, dairy, chocolate, artificial sweeteners, spicy foods, yeast, mushrooms, and acidic foods, (most fruits except for Fuji and Gala apples and blueberries.) I know it looks strict but I am having no problems staying on it. This is because it is really helping my problems as much as medication does. Another thing that helps me is Maalox. Your therapist may also want to use a therapy for phobias called exposure therapy. I was also thinking about a tape recording of soothing music while you sleep. I hope you soon find a solution to your problem because I know it has been difficult and painful for you. Stay strong.

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Hi @wpshooter,

Trazodone is an antidepressant, and is often prescribed in lower doses to ease insomnia and, as @sandytoes mentioned, because of it’s restful effect.
I take Trazodone at bedtime as well, and have not experienced any vivd dreams because of the drug. @blindeyepug @johnhans @ajgray @jay_baruch @lamerex4 @kyjeanne have written about Trazodone, and I wonder if they will join in to share their experiences while on this medication?

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@kanaazpereira

Hi @wpshooter,

Trazodone is an antidepressant, and is often prescribed in lower doses to ease insomnia and, as @sandytoes mentioned, because of it’s restful effect.
I take Trazodone at bedtime as well, and have not experienced any vivd dreams because of the drug. @blindeyepug @johnhans @ajgray @jay_baruch @lamerex4 @kyjeanne have written about Trazodone, and I wonder if they will join in to share their experiences while on this medication?

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I did have vivid dreams while on Trazadone but only when I was taking it in combination with Prednisone — to help ease my insomnia.

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@sandytoes14

@wpshooter I’ve been mulling over your post and doing some research. It seems many doctors are dismissing your condition as GERD and treating it as such. Have they done any testing such as a CT scan with contrast? I had gastric bypass 10 years ago and suffer from GERD. One time I went to the ER with excruciating abdominal pain and nausea. They did a CT scan with contrast ( I kept turning, rolling so much I felt like a piece of mean being cooked on a rotissiere!) They found I had gallstones, confirmed GERD but no other issues. While I’m not a doctor, I don’t see how there is any difference in being awake or asleep would effect Acid reflux or Bile reflux, which you can read more about here: Bile Reflux http://mayocl.in/2pZRwdN
I would venture a guess that you may not notice reflux during the day from food or liquid in your stomach preventing the burning sensation.

As far as vivid dreams, I’ve been treated for them for about 15 years now. The link that @kanaazpereira gave for Sleep Health is very useful http://mayocl.in/2oVAlwA. I was diagnosed by a psychiatrist with sleep terrors and currently take Trazodone to ‘turn off’ the brain so I feel rested when I do sleep.

wpshooter, Have you seen a doctor for your sleep issues?

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@wpshooter There is a difference in REM-rapid eye movement- sleep and having dreams that don’t produce a restful nights sleep. Here is a link about Trazodone.http://mayocl.in/2oE4EVp
There are also other medicines that have similar results. I noted this one because I am on it and you could use the information as a talking point with your doctor.
All the best to you.

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@hopeful33250

@sandytoes14 Thanks Jen, lots of good ideas in your post. Teresa

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@hopeful33250 Teresa, I’m glad you liked it. Connect is all about sharing and caring! Jen

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@kanaazpereira

Hi @wpshooter,

Trazodone is an antidepressant, and is often prescribed in lower doses to ease insomnia and, as @sandytoes mentioned, because of it’s restful effect.
I take Trazodone at bedtime as well, and have not experienced any vivd dreams because of the drug. @blindeyepug @johnhans @ajgray @jay_baruch @lamerex4 @kyjeanne have written about Trazodone, and I wonder if they will join in to share their experiences while on this medication?

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Are you saying that the Trazodone did not cause you to start having vivid dreams or are you saying that it stop you from having vivid dreams that you were having before taking it ? I am already having stressful dreams and I want to know if Trazodone will get rid of them. Thanks.

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@kanaazpereira

Hi @wpshooter,

Trazodone is an antidepressant, and is often prescribed in lower doses to ease insomnia and, as @sandytoes mentioned, because of it’s restful effect.
I take Trazodone at bedtime as well, and have not experienced any vivd dreams because of the drug. @blindeyepug @johnhans @ajgray @jay_baruch @lamerex4 @kyjeanne have written about Trazodone, and I wonder if they will join in to share their experiences while on this medication?

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When I was taking the Trazadone together with the Prednisone, that was causing my insomnia and the reason I was originally taking Trazadone, I had very vivid dreams. When I stopped taking the Prednisone but continued the Trazadone my vivid dreams stopped. I take Trazadone now without vivid dreams but I’m not taking Prednisone right now, either. I don’t know if the Trazadone will help arrest your vivid dreams but good luck!

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@kanaazpereira

Hi @wpshooter,

Trazodone is an antidepressant, and is often prescribed in lower doses to ease insomnia and, as @sandytoes mentioned, because of it’s restful effect.
I take Trazodone at bedtime as well, and have not experienced any vivd dreams because of the drug. @blindeyepug @johnhans @ajgray @jay_baruch @lamerex4 @kyjeanne have written about Trazodone, and I wonder if they will join in to share their experiences while on this medication?

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May I ask what was the purpose of your taking the Prednisone, what was it supposed to accomplish for you ? Did you stop taking it on the advise of your doctor or did you stop taking it on your own ? Thanks.

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@kanaazpereira

Hi @wpshooter,

Trazodone is an antidepressant, and is often prescribed in lower doses to ease insomnia and, as @sandytoes mentioned, because of it’s restful effect.
I take Trazodone at bedtime as well, and have not experienced any vivd dreams because of the drug. @blindeyepug @johnhans @ajgray @jay_baruch @lamerex4 @kyjeanne have written about Trazodone, and I wonder if they will join in to share their experiences while on this medication?

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I was taking Prednisone at the time for a severe flare of Crohn’s disease, as an anti-inflammatory. I tapered off of it eventually under my GI doctor’s supervision. Today I take Humira for my Crohn’s along with Apriso (Mesalamine) with good success.

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@kanaazpereira

Hi @wpshooter,

Trazodone is an antidepressant, and is often prescribed in lower doses to ease insomnia and, as @sandytoes mentioned, because of it’s restful effect.
I take Trazodone at bedtime as well, and have not experienced any vivd dreams because of the drug. @blindeyepug @johnhans @ajgray @jay_baruch @lamerex4 @kyjeanne have written about Trazodone, and I wonder if they will join in to share their experiences while on this medication?

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@wpshooter, I’ve been taking Trazodone for 5 years. I didn’t start dreaming a lot, until I added Ropinorole (Requip) for Restless Leg. One thing I will say is that I ran out of Trazodone while on vacation and found I couldn’t sleep. I really helps me!

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@kanaazpereira

Hi @wpshooter,

Trazodone is an antidepressant, and is often prescribed in lower doses to ease insomnia and, as @sandytoes mentioned, because of it’s restful effect.
I take Trazodone at bedtime as well, and have not experienced any vivd dreams because of the drug. @blindeyepug @johnhans @ajgray @jay_baruch @lamerex4 @kyjeanne have written about Trazodone, and I wonder if they will join in to share their experiences while on this medication?

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Sounds like you are saying that it is habit forming or that you may become dependent on the Trazodone to sleep. Have you talked to anyone else who tends to confirm that this medicine may be habit forming ? Thanks.

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@kanaazpereira

Hi @wpshooter,

Trazodone is an antidepressant, and is often prescribed in lower doses to ease insomnia and, as @sandytoes mentioned, because of it’s restful effect.
I take Trazodone at bedtime as well, and have not experienced any vivd dreams because of the drug. @blindeyepug @johnhans @ajgray @jay_baruch @lamerex4 @kyjeanne have written about Trazodone, and I wonder if they will join in to share their experiences while on this medication?

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@wpshooter, It isn’t supposed to be habit forming like so many others. It’s just that I need something to sleep. My Rheumatologist, who diagnosed my Sjogren’s, put me on it, since I was having trouble sleeping. He had me try different doses, until I found what was right for me. He said that it is very important for us to get enough sleep, or we will get worse physically. I didn’t want to take anything, but he convinced me that it was necessary.

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@kanaazpereira

Hi @wpshooter,

Trazodone is an antidepressant, and is often prescribed in lower doses to ease insomnia and, as @sandytoes mentioned, because of it’s restful effect.
I take Trazodone at bedtime as well, and have not experienced any vivd dreams because of the drug. @blindeyepug @johnhans @ajgray @jay_baruch @lamerex4 @kyjeanne have written about Trazodone, and I wonder if they will join in to share their experiences while on this medication?

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@kyjeanne, Is advice to take something like Trazodone something that should be taken on the say of a regular M.D. or should it only be taken if advised to do so by a doctor specially trained in sleep disorders ? My MD is prescribing it for me and I am very hesitant to do this on his advice alone. Thanks.

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@kanaazpereira

Hi @wpshooter,

Trazodone is an antidepressant, and is often prescribed in lower doses to ease insomnia and, as @sandytoes mentioned, because of it’s restful effect.
I take Trazodone at bedtime as well, and have not experienced any vivd dreams because of the drug. @blindeyepug @johnhans @ajgray @jay_baruch @lamerex4 @kyjeanne have written about Trazodone, and I wonder if they will join in to share their experiences while on this medication?

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@wpshooter, Well, my Rheumatologist prescribed mine, but all of my doctors, including the sleep study doctor, know that I’m on it. They have no problem with it. I was hesitant too, but he said it is better to take this than not – for health reasons, and I believe he is right. I don’t regret being on Trazodone at all. I don’t believe it is addicting either. When I was off it for awhile, I bought some Tylenol PM to help in the meantime, although it wasn’t as effective. I did not have any kind of withdrawal symptoms; I just wasn’t sleeping well without Trazodone. I hope that helps.

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@kanaazpereira

Hi @wpshooter,

Trazodone is an antidepressant, and is often prescribed in lower doses to ease insomnia and, as @sandytoes mentioned, because of it’s restful effect.
I take Trazodone at bedtime as well, and have not experienced any vivd dreams because of the drug. @blindeyepug @johnhans @ajgray @jay_baruch @lamerex4 @kyjeanne have written about Trazodone, and I wonder if they will join in to share their experiences while on this medication?

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Hi @wpshooter, I have been on Trazadone for several years. I only take half a pill in order to sleep. I have Sjogren’s, RA, fibro and restless leg. I have been a vivid dreamer all of my life, and I found the Trazadone actually helped to calm down my vivid dreams. I rarely take prednisone – only if I have a really bad RA flare. Prednisone gives me really bad insomnia and makes me hyper (I do tend to really clean and organize when I am on it, so that’s kinda a plus!). I find I do not sleep well without my Trazadone, but that is because my restless legs go wild, my dreams go wild and I feel my aches and pains more. I don’t know that one can get addicted to Trazadone, but I know I will continue to stay on the same since it does help me. Hope this was of help.

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