To dream of having an illness represents preoccupation with problems or unpleasant changes. A loss in confidence in yourself. Despair, emotional breakdown, or difficulty coping. An uneasy feeling about a situation. Feeling that a current situation is not worth living or ruining your happiness.
To dream of a disease or terminal illness represents feelings of living on borrowed time or that decay in some area of your life is imminent. Hopelessness, grief, regret, guilt, or self-pity.
Example: A woman dreamed of having an. In waking life she was beginning to feel that her work life was taking away all her happiness and suffocate her relationships. Her job was something she felt she couldn’t get away from while it drained other areas of her life.