Hey lulz, if you wake up from a nightmare, and you have a few minutes where you still believe what you dreamt happened, what is that? Temporary psychosis?
I have these occasional nightmares about recursion. The details vary, but I'm always doing something to comfort myself, like painting a model plane for instance, and then someone or something will tell me that I have to now paint every model plane on the planet, that it's going to take me the rest of my life, and no matter how many I paint it'll never be enough, that doing it will never make me feel calm again. Sometimes it'll turn into a Zeno's Paradox kind of thing where everything I do in the dream, like even fucking scratch my nose, I suddenly have to repeat an infinite number of times or else something horrible will happen. And it sounds fucking stupid to describe it now that I'm fully awake, but in that dream it was utterly fucking terrifying.
But this morning, I woke up from one of those while it was still dark, and I basically had a panic attack because, for several minutes, I really, honestly believed that what'd I'd just experienced was real. No matter how much I told myself to calm down, I couldn't stop freaking out.
Is it possible to have buried schizophrenia that only comes out in dreams? I'm kind of fucking worried about my state of mind here.