I do know what you mean Robin. I also understand that dreams are supposed to be the brain’s way of solving, understanding or looking at conditions in the waking world, but there are times when they are only incredible puzzles. I think repeating ones are more like having hiccups one time because you’ve been startled, but another time a reaction to laughing.
I have had repetitive dreams that have scored over a period of decades too.
In one uncomfortable dream I’m being stalked and pursued by an unusually enormous lion or tiger through a building. I always go upward until I have reached the top floor and have no other path of escape.
In another I am in a house along side a river or other body of water watching a tsunami approach, holding on for dear life as the building sways, the foundation turns to thick and soupy mud and slips into the mass of churning water, heaving this way and that while the entire structure begins to simply disintegrate beneath me.
In another I am in a city. The sky is crystal blue and clear except there are multiple, dense, drilling tornadoes approaching from 6 different directions carving canyons as they come. Everyone is screaming and running for shelter but nothing can stop the zigzagging approach of these untiring monsters.