A top 10 dream theme, being stuck is very similar to being lost in your dream. Being stuck or trapped is another case where you may feel helpless, unable to move or having difficulty identifying where you are.
Where did you become stuck in the dream? What is restricting your movement? How did you try to recover from your situation? What waking situation in your life does this remind you of?
Often being stuck or trapped and having anxiety are associated. Some describe their anxiety as “hamster wheel thinking” or being “stuck in the brain”. This “round and round can often be a symbol of anxiousness or the ability to not move forward.
Being paralyzed or partially paralyzed or totally restricted in movement, like trying to run away but being unable to move fast enough is equal to paralyzing fear.
See also lost, trapped.