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Goddess1177

688d

Hello everyone! I want to tell my story and see if anyone else can relate to how severe my anxiety is. I have really bad anxiety, about everything and anything. Food, driving, walking, going to stores. Anything you name it! And it all streams from death. Ever since I was a little kid I’ve had such bad anxiety about death. I get scared about passing out, or having a heart attack or a seizure. Strokes or and aneurisms. I think about it ALL THE TIME. Everyone around me tells me I’m too young to feel this way and that I’m healthy but for some reason I can’t shake this feeling that my body will just give up on me one day. I don’t want to die. I’ve been on medicines for it but nothing really works. I just want to find someone similar to my anxiety. Because I have never met anyone with such an obscure feeling. Thanks in advanced!

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    • Macieann

      680d

      There’s a book called the DARE approach and the author goes into detail about how to challenge health related fears.

    • Macieann

      680d

      There’s a book called the DARE approach and the author goes into detail about how to challenge health related fears.

    • LilyLou

      685d

      Thats the problem with anxiety. We panic over everything. I used to think I was going to die at 25. But here I am at 71 in perfect physical health... it's just the anxiety and panic crap that holds me back.

    • Ems

      685d

      Crippling anxiety is the worst but it could be managed and be helped. Have you tried seeing a therapist? My anxiety had lead me to not being able to do simple task at times because I feel so worked up.

    • Doorknob

      685d

      Oh fr? What age?

    • Speckles

      685d

      ✋hey I totally have all the above. You r not alone.

    • Doorknob

      686d

      Hey, is it weird that I pretty much think I’m gonna die at 27 on a specific day and time?

    • JollyJordan

      687d

      This sounds exactly like me. I think about my breathing 24/7. Literally. I have panic attacks and anxiety attacks. Only thing that's worked for me is a benzodiazepine such as xanax/klonopin etc..

    • Vixen

      687d

      Food is def a trigger ... and then I think I will get sick out in public which causes panic attacks and then ibs is flared. So mostly now I avoid eating out

    • Mooo

      688d

      I’m in a very similar situation. Although I don’t have anxiety about death, I have it about pretty much everything else. Every waking minute of my day, I’m having a constant anxiety attack. From the moment I open my eyes in the morning to the moment I close them at night, I’m just always worrying. I’ve found that the medication buspirone helps me (not sure if you’ve tried that one). I would also recommend doing some research and finding a therapist who specializes in anxiety and start to see them regularly. I’ve just recently started doing that and I can already see improvements

    • Waterlemon

      688d

      YES!! and when people say ‘you’re too young to be feeling like this’ ??? DUH?! that’s why it’s so frustrating to be anxious about it all of the time!

    • Absurd_Anomaly

      688d

      Sounds a lot like me, only i always worry that everyone around me is going to die, and I think thats my biggest irrational fear. With my depression im quick to get fed up and welcome death even. But anytime i hear a stat flight helicopter, ambulances, screams, etc., i go into full blown panic mode. I attribute the fear to losing so many people close to me at a vital time in childhood where my brain was changing. I lost my dad, the first love of my life, my two best friends, and other family members before I was even 18. I dont know how to shake the grim feeling and the fear that everyone around me at some point or another will cease to exist. But i know theres no avoiding death. And you feel like a piece of you dies when others die. I guess I feel like I cant take any more pain sometimes. I try to distract myself by engaging in activities that require my full attention, I research things im anxious about and see whether or not they’re likely/probable, etc.

    • UnluckyUnicorn

      688d

      This is so me! I get so scared and even embarrassed about how scared I am of everything. I constantly get that fear of dying from scenarios unlikely to happen. Like if I go to sleep right now I could have a stroke or stop breathing. Things like that. You are definitely not alone!

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