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Magical24

562d

Has anyone dealt with Thanatophobia before? Anyone that I talk to about it that doesn't have it just says, deal with it, you can't avoid it. I understand that but it's not that easy for me. I've gotten a little bit better about it but I used to have panic attacks several times daily. I'm currently taking Sertraline, Fish Oil, Multivitamins, and birth control. I feel like they've helped but obviously they can't get rid of the problem. Anyone have any good coping tips? I'm trying to start being more healthy but I'm so unmotivated to even do chores let alone care for my hygienic health. Any advice for getting on the right track?

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    • Bukowski

      163d

      Download an app that can help you get on track . Every time I go in the bathroom, I brush my teeth and take my medication. Set an alarm to get up, eat a healthy meal, and go exercise.

    • Bukowski

      163d

      Download an app that can help you get on track . Every time I go in the bathroom, I brush my teeth and take my medication. Set an alarm to get up, eat a healthy meal, and go exercise.

    • Okiekrafter

      561d

      When I was younger I would get so upset over getting older. I still have anxiety about getting older. Still do.

    • CherryJanell

      561d

      I have it and have put myself in so many panic attacks over it. I'm absolutely mortified at the thought of it honestly. There's such a huge fear for me about just not existing and continuous darkness...

      • darkstarrynight

        561d

        @CherryJanell that sounds terrible. What's really worked for me, is believing that I'll go somewhere nice when I die, and I'm able to believe that because of my religion. I don't really have much of a fear of death, because whatever happens to me, I know death usually comes quickly and then I'd be off to a nice place.

    • Eren2273

      562d

      Have you talked to a therapist about this?

      • Magical24

        562d

        @Eren2273 i have not but I have my first session scheduled this tuesday

        • Eren2273

          562d

          @Magical24 You should tell them about it! A therapist should be able to help you cope with and possibly move past your phobias :)

    • LotusFlower

      562d

      First, you should start by going to take a long hot shower or bath. Take care of yourself first. Wash your hair, brush your teeth, the regular hygiene routine. Then drink a glass of water, whatever temp you prefer. I alternate between cold and room temp, hot sometimes as well because hot water is actually good for your digestive system. But get something decently balanced to eat. Make a list of your 5 top chores that are priority. And tackle one chore today. Although death cannot be avoided, life can't either. I have experienced many losses. And with each one, I learned to say that, I am grateful to have gotten to know them, or if it's family, I am grateful to have been there relative or whatever title, and be thankful for the memories. I did my best to turn the sadness into moments of appreciation and genuine gratitude. And it helped. It didn't hurt any less but it helped to quite my thoughts.

      • Magical24

        562d

        @LotusFlower I love this comment, thank you ❤️

        • LotusFlower

          562d

          @Magical24 🤗 you've got this ❤️

    • kk062001

      562d

      so I work w death often. it’s very normal to be terrified by death. it’s often why people cry when their loved ones pass. it’s the fear that they don’t know for sure what happens after. but no matter what, the process is death comfortable. it’s very rare that it isn’t.

    • darkstarrynight

      562d

      Well I don't know if it's a good tip, but believing in a religion, should make you feel like at least you'd go somewhere safe when you die.

      • Okiekrafter

        561d

        @darkstarrynight could you try listening to the Bible on your phone? That way you can get back into your religion in the comfort of your own home

      • Magical24

        562d

        @darkstarrynight That is part of my reason for the anxiety. I grew up with Catholicism but ever since I moved out I have stopped going to church because over the past few years, I started to have panic attacks when going to church

        • darkstarrynight

          562d

          @Magical24 why do you think it stresses you?

    • SJL2

      562d

      i’m not sure if it’s technically the same thing, but ever since going through a traumatic family member’s death a few years ago, i randomly get these bursts of like panic that i will some day not be alive. the concept just freaks me out and i get so depressed and anxious that i spiral into a panic attack. the only thing that helps me cope is knowing that i have the choice to live my life the way i want to until that day comes and hoping i fulfill that in some way

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