Islamic Interpretation of Dreams (Ibn-i Sirin):

(Anxiety; Agony; Grieve; Uptight; Worries) Distress in a dream signifies atonement for one’s sins and restitution of his human dignity.

To experience distress in a dream also signifies regret for something wrong one has committed.

If one’s distress dissipates, and if he is relieved from its burden in his dream, it means repentance from his wrongdoing.

In a dream, distress and sorrow mean being in love or suffering from one’s devotion to his beloved.

(Also see Uptight; Worries)