I don't remember the narrative of this dream, but I do remember the subject of the dream.
I dreamt that someone was developing a type of brain augmentation. I don't remember all of the details, but it involved taking some kind of medication, and then going through a training process where your brain was adapted to make use of the augmentation.
The treatment was experimental, and normally given to patients in a very controlled environment by a whole team of people. I wasn't allowed to take the treatment in the conventional way, but I knew someone who worked with this treatment and they acquired some for me and I took it myself.
A large part of the dream was me struggling with the after effects of the medication. It definitely had a profound effect on my mind, and it was very uncomfortable and unpleasant. After dealing with this for a long time I was starting to despair, and feeling that I had permanently damaged my brain.
Towards the end of the dream, I got selected to take part in the procedure. The problem was that I'd already taken the medication in a way that I wasn't supposed to, and I was trying to work out how to get the part of the treatment I needed without having to divulge the fact that I'd already taken it illegally.
The last thing I remember was being in a room with lots of chairs, possibly a waiting room. Someone else who was waiting was complaining that they had a massive headache, and that it was becoming unbearable. One of the other people who had received the treatment was also there and offered their help.
The person with the augmentation concentrated on the man with the headache, and visualised a red cloud being drawn out of his head and into a deep, dark hole. I could see his visualisation, and suddenly realised that the augmentation was working and I had in fact received some new capabilities.
The man with the headache was immediately cured and felt fine.
I woke up feeling somewhat disturbed.