Hey, I’ve been on these forums from time to time but just recently registered. I haven’t got around to posting much on here, but hopefully that’ll change eventually.
Anyways, I’ve been attempting to LD for 7 months or so, and while I’ve had a few DILDs, I’d rather be able to have a bit more say on when I become lucid. I’ve tried WILDing quite a bit since I started, but I’ve never had any luck with it. I’ve had a few problems with it.
Maybe it’s just my nature to be impatient, but I can’t seem to get the technique down. I’ve managed to feel some paralysis in my hands and feet, but that’s pretty much as far as I’ve gotten. I always give up and just go to sleep instead of keeping at WILDing. (The ‘technique’ I’m using is counting breaths to keep focused)
Another problem I have is when I haven’t given up yet, I have problems with my breathing. Whenever I’m attempting to WILD, eventually I start thinking about breathing or swallowing. Right on cue, I start thinking I ‘need’ to swallow or I feel like I’m not getting enough oxygen.
Has anyone ever had these problems before? And if you have and have managed to over come them, how did you do it? I could really use the help.