For my entire life I've never been one to remember very many of my dreams, but when I do, they're often so realistic that I have a hard time distinguishing whether they actually happened or not.
Tonight I had one that woke me up in a complete and total panic to the point that I had to take my first Xanax in months. I dreamed that I woke up and couldn't remember what I'd done the night before. I remember laying in bed and trying to make sense of my lack of memory and going back to the last thing I remembered. I was going through all the motions of anxiety, knowing I hadn't been drinking, knowing I'd been with my husband and family at a restaurant, steering behind because they'd messed up our order and the manager had offered to fix it and I knew my husband had to be up early for work so I sent him on while I waited. It just kept going on and on and nothing added up. Finally (thankfully) my dog woke me up into reality and I was hyperventilating like crazy. I guess I'm just looking for reassurance that I'm not the only one that suffers from these crazy realistic dreams.