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Whacked out Dreams

Discussion in 'Step I' started by mln, May 28, 2008.

  1. mln

    mln Member 5+ Year Member

    Oct 27, 2005
    Just curious... does anyone else have crazy dreams when they start to study this much? Where every time you close your eyes, you feel like you are spinning & tons of facts just swirl around you? I hate it because it feels like studying even in your sleep. Has anyone found a way to shut their brain off during the night so you don't have racing thoughts & weird dreams all night?
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  3. Rogue Synapse

    Rogue Synapse The Dude Has Got No Mercy 7+ Year Member

    Apr 11, 2006
    video games
  4. Tiger26

    Tiger26 Senior Member Physician 10+ Year Member

    Mar 13, 2004
    Yeah, I had a really weird one yesterday, which isn't that common
  5. tulane06

    tulane06 Private Joker 10+ Year Member

    Sep 15, 2005
    Last night I had a vivid dream where a woman asked me about the gram-staining properties of C. botulinum. I woke up in a cold sweat. No joke.
  6. PenguinHead

    PenguinHead 5+ Year Member

    Nov 16, 2006
    All the time. I had to quit listening to Goljan when I went to bed.

    Halo therapy (30-45min QD PM) helps. :laugh:
  7. Keg

    Keg 10+ Year Member

    Jan 19, 2005
    Shaker Heights, OH
    I've found myself half awake, half in the pseudo dreamlike state running through a series of semi-related facts from the day... it's odd. I think it's just our hippocampus doing its data cleanup thing.
  8. Mehrdad1

    Mehrdad1 New Member 7+ Year Member

    Nov 5, 2005
    It's funny, I thought I would never have another stress-related nightmare after the first semester of med school. I guess I was wrong. It's probably just the hippocampus defragmenting all the information it has accumulated over the course of the day.
  9. mln

    mln Member 5+ Year Member

    Oct 27, 2005
  10. oreosandsake

    oreosandsake 10+ Year Member

    Apr 6, 2007

    I've been having the same "nightmares" most of the nights for the past 2 weeks.

    I've got 10 days til my exam, I better get myself an xbox soon or else I won't get a decent night's sleep!
  11. Keg

    Keg 10+ Year Member

    Jan 19, 2005
    Shaker Heights, OH
    Had one last night - went to take the test with my girlfriend (she's not a med student), and there were random people there from high school. It was pencil and paper, and the proctor was Mr. Feeney from Boy Meets World. I ended up spilling a plate of fruit and a bottle of wine on my test and was devastated because I couldn't get another. It was odd.
  12. katiekate

    katiekate Senior Member 5+ Year Member

    May 28, 2004
    East Coast
    I was getting ready to come to the library to study this morning when I suddenly remembered this horrible dream I had last night.

    I don't remember all the details but the gist of it was that President Bush was making a news brief that at a certain time within the next 24 hrs every country was going to set off its nuclear weapons simultaneously because an agreement couldn't be reached at a meeting. I was watching it at home with my family and everyone just started freaking out running around chaotically trying to figure out what to do next. We went outside and stared at the sky for a while (meanwhile everyone is still running around frantically). Worse thing was that we didn't know when the bombs were going off and everyone would be obliterated...Amongst all the hysterics, I was most concerned with finding my damn shoes, which were scattered somewhere throughout the house.

    It was just a horrible dream altogether...ugh. 6 more days till D-day (6/23)
  13. lord_jeebus

    lord_jeebus 和魂洋才 Moderator Physician 10+ Year Member

    Jul 12, 2003
    For me the dreams (nightmares?) started after taking Step I - 9 nights in a row
  14. BillyRubinstein

    BillyRubinstein 2+ Year Member

    Jun 4, 2008
    This is pretty funny that you posted this.....just the other day I was atempting to explain to my wife how right before I wake up, I get these wierd (I guess you can call them a form hypnopompic hallucinations) racing thoughts as if I am scanning SUPERFAST a whole bunch of medical jargon text, as if I was speedreading from a book. This started recently happening in the last couple weeks and I remember it happening back last november when I took pathology....the stuff us med. students have to deal with
  15. hmgcoa

    hmgcoa Member 7+ Year Member

    Jul 13, 2002
    dallas, tx
    took the beast on sunday. still having these dreams. some days i feel happy based on my dream performance...other days, not so much...=(

    LUBDUBB Freakaholic 10+ Year Member

    Oct 7, 2002
    Same the same ones..then again I have had trouble sleeping for the past 6 months because of anxiety and I'm not an anxious person esp about exams. I think it helps to have some lag time between the end of study time and bed time.
  17. BrisketAttack

    BrisketAttack 2+ Year Member

    Jun 1, 2008

    hell yes. exactly. thought it was over with once i left the center. the fun has just begun. guess i'm a glass half empty kinda guy, but man this wait will be my undoing. i keep thinking of questions i missed. haven't slept very well at all.
  18. ZonaRidicularis

    ZonaRidicularis 2+ Year Member

    Jun 13, 2008
    Last edited: Dec 26, 2009
  19. strongsoul


    Jun 21, 2008
    You too?!! Okay atleast i dont feel crazy.Ever since i started studying for this exam, not only are my dreams reallyyy whacked out but when i have trouble sleeping in general..
    i do, also sometimes hear Goljan in my sleep!!!
    Well, helps to know we are all in similar boats/situations..

    I gotta figure out a way to stay sane during this process!!

    Good luck everyone!
  20. DwyaneWade

    DwyaneWade Reiging *** Cynic 10+ Year Member

    May 7, 2006
    Same here. I had a couple of dreams with Step 1 stuff before I took it, but since I took it every once in a while I'll have the "Oh my god I did amazing dream" followed by the "I have to retake Step 1 dream".

    And no I am not whining, but my subconscious must be :laugh:

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