If you dreamed of you or someone else overdosing on drugs, it is a serious warning that your behavior has become self-destructive. You need to take a more positive approach to dealing with your problems and set your eyes on your future, or you will end up sabotaging yourself and not getting what you want.... My Dream Interpretation
Swallowing or taking a pill may represent an unpleasant expenence that may have been difficult, as in “a bitter pill to swallow.” A pill may express the need to sedate yourself or may remark on feeling ill.... Ariadne's Book of Dream
Vision: Taking pills: the next few days will be unpleasant, but the aggravation is small and you will manage.
If you have made a mistake in the past, now is the time to “swallow the bitter pill.”
Depth Psychology: What kind of “bitter pill” experience did you have to swallow? Did it help you to come to terms with past events? Did it help you to digest past experiences, transforming them into something positive? The pill in the dream can support emotional healing if you can let go of your prejudices!... Dreamers Dictionary
The ability to alter your mind or mood in an instant is reflected in a dream that features pills or any kind of medication.
A pharmaceutical medication is a compound that causes the brain to either create or inhibit the creation of certain chemicals that alter an experience in the body.
If you are taking a pill in a dream, there may be some area in your life that you wish would transform or go away with relative ease. An overdose might indicate a more extreme search for an easy way out of a challenge or issues of indulgence.
If you have health issues in your life, there may be a more literal relationship between the medication in a dream and the desire to get well. Not knowing what kind of pill you’re taking or what it might do to you is a possible indication of some ignorance or naiveté in the way you are approaching a situation that needs attention.
The specific action of a medication also needs to be taken into account. For example, a pain medication might relate to a desire to escape something difficult. An antibiotic might indicate a reaction to dark, unwanted thoughts. An antidepressant might reveal an avoidance of unpleasant emotions. An antipsychotic medication could connect to feeling a loss of control of your emotions or chaotic thought patterns.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
You are having anxiety around being held accountable in some aspect of your life. Quizzes, tests, and exams are part of the structure of education that most people in the West first experience in childhood. This is imprinted in the brain as a permanent memory, associating the sensation of performance anxiety with images of being tested in school. In dreams, these become a metaphor for the ways in which we are tested by challenges in life. We only pass such tests if we have gained a sufficient level of knowledge from past lessons learned. When you dream of taking a test, your unconscious is letting you know that there is underlying anxiety around how prepared you feel to face your life. Examine your life for areas where you feel you are being held accountable, even if the only person holding you accountable is yourself. This is often a recurring dream for people who experience high levels of performance anxiety, a fear of failure, or frequent feelings of judgment from others. It can also indicate a hidden need to be acknowledged by those in authority in your life and to feel validated for your accomplishments. In this way, a test dream can be a compensation for feeling undervalued.
(See Exams, Pop Quiz, Quiz.)... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
Excavation. Looking inward, understanding, and analyzing. Often appears as a dream image when living without much thought. Pay attention to what is being taken apart. What do the individual parts look like? See Puzzle.... Little Giant Encyclopedia
Dreaming that someone favorably welcomes you means that you will receive necessary protection. But if you are not welcome, you should distrust advice you receive in the coming days.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams