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Can dream-reality confusion be caused by

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Can dream-reality confusion be caused by stress/anxiety/medication or is it a symptom only present in borderline personalities disorders?
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Mental Health
Expert:  wieyedoc replied 2 years ago.

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Expert:  wieyedoc replied 2 years ago.

How old are you?


Can you tell me more about the situation?

Do you have any other medical problems or take any medications?

This is not an answer, but an Information Request. I need this information to answer your question. Please reply, so I can answer your question. I look forward to helping you.

Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Hi, are you still online? I wouldn't mind taking your offer to discuss via phone.
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Also, why does the website say you are an ophtalmologist??
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
I am between 29 and 33. Female. I am on Setraline for a dozen weeks. I recently started diazepam, but the incidents started before then. I have had uncomfortably vivid dreams since my pre teens, but it is the first t I confuse dream and reality.
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
This confusion has now happened 3 or 4 times, and becoming deeper /more convincing every time
Expert:  Nicola-mod replied 2 years ago.
It seems the professional has left this conversation. This happens occasionally, and it's usually because the professional thinks that someone else might be a better match for your question. I've been working hard to find a new professional to assist you with your question, but sometimes finding the right professional can take a little longer than expected.
I wonder whether you're OK with continuing to wait for an answer. If you are, please let me know and I will continue my search. If not, feel free to let me know and I will cancel this question for you.
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Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Hi Nicola, I have seen a doctor yesterday and asked the question. He explained that mild reality-dream confusion is perfectly normal and more common than we think. Stress and new medication can make this occur more. So I no longer need help with this question. Thank you!