3 years ago I was diagnosed with Occipital Neuralgia and given ever pain medicine under the sun. None have worked so lately we've been trying Lyrica(which helps with the tingling and numbness but not the pain) and hydromorphon(dilaudid, which doesn't really do anything). The past few weeks I've been having lifelike dreams and am beginning to have trouble differentiating between what happens in real life and what happens in my dreams. I think my best friend called me in my dreams yet when I checked my voicemail there was a call from her. I guess my question is is anyone else having this sort of problem? And if so how do you deal with it? Could it also be stress related, I've had to take care of my mom after her knee surgery and wrist surgery along with working a 50hr a week job, raising a puppy and going to school part time, throw the Occipital Neuralgia on top of that and I haven't had a day without pain since mid-June. Thanks for the advice in advance.