Anxiety dreams that healthy people don’t have

My guess is that most, maybe all, people have anxiety dreams. Everyone’s are different, based on what’s happening in their lives. When I was in school, I’d dream about not turning in a research paper on time and similar things. Well, when you’re constantly sick, I guess it makes sense to dream about health-related things.

I’m thinking that I’m not the only one who has health-related anxiety dreams. If you have them too, please mention them in the comments. It’s nice to know we’re not alone!

I’ve had so many health-related anxiety dreams, it’s hard to remember them all. Here are just a few that I’ve had recently.

  • I dreamed that my doctors got mad at me for having my thyroid problems treated by a primary care physician (PCP) who’s not my PCP. In real life that’s what I’m doing, and it’s not ideal. My PCP is ok with it at the moment, but I do worry he’ll change his mind. But in real life, my doctors haven’t gotten mad at me because of it!
  • I dreamed I accidentally ate gluten and got really sick from it.
  • I dreamed that I was in a lot of pain. When I woke up, I really was in pain.
  • I dreamed that I borrowed my friend’s vaporizer and used her pot to help my pain. In real life, I borrowed her vaporizer and got pot from her yesterday, but I haven’t tried them yet. I know my subconscious is as anxious as the rest of me to see if it will help.
  • I dreamed that I got much sicker.
  • I dreamed that I got much better. (Ok, this one isn’t about anxiety, I admit it.)
  • I dreamed many times about confrontations with various doctors about various things. In reality I’ve had many confrontations, but none as serious as what I’ve dreamed about.

When I was healthy I’d have anxiety dreams too. But somehow these feel worse. They aren’t about a temporary situation or about something I can change. It’s frustrating, but I guess it’s good that my subconscious is finding a way to deal with it.

What are some of your anxiety dreams?

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5 Responses to Anxiety dreams that healthy people don’t have

  1. Funny you should post on this today. Just last night I dreamed that my employer bought a $15,000 desk for a newly hired attorney and then turned to me (a non-attorney staff member) and said they would have to cancel my health insurance because they could no longer afford it! I’m almost afraid to go to work tomorrow in case it was a premonition instead of a dream.

    • chronicrants says:

      Wow, that’s some dream! I’m guessing most healthy people don’t have anxiety dreams about losing their health insurance. On the bright side, my guess is that it would be against the law for them to do that, so it probably wasn’t a premonition. But if it comes true, just make yourself dream about the winning lottery numbers and then you’ll be all set!

  2. Jess says:

    Several times I’ve dreamt that I could no longer walk. I’d go to get up to get one of the kids, and my legs wouldn’t work. I really hope THATS not a premonition!

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