As someone who has valued dreams greatly since childhood and has had mind expanding experiences while exploring the world of lucid dreaming in my late teens and early twenties, I was devastated when a period of mania and subsequent psychosis landed me in a psychiatric hospital, where I was put on a significant dose of antipsychotic medication. This medication, while helping bring me back to consensus reality, effectively wiped out my dream recall, along with other aspects of myself that I valued, such as my emotions and creativity. I’m starting this blog to document my journey to get my dreamlife back. I will be experimenting with ways to enhance dream recall and lucidity, while taking psychotropic medication. I am a firm believer in the potential dreaming has to help people heal and grow (and have a lot of fun!) – if our situations make being on meds necessary (even if just for the time being) why not make the best of the experience?
To read more about this blog and my story, please see my first post at https://dreamingonmeds.wordpress.com/2012/08/20/8/