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    How can I get over the fear of dying?

    Hello everyone

    So... I'm not really sure how to start with this. But I desperately need someone's help or just someone to talk to, to get this off my chest.. I am terrified of dying and it's starting to ruin my life :-( I am constantly having these horrible panic attacks and sometimes I just can't stop it! It worse at night, because I just lay there and think about it and I have no idea why! I was going to therapy but she wasn't very helpful. She was just teaching me how to stop a panic attack but not how to actually tackle the problem.. I hate this feeling of pure terror that runs through me every time I think about it and it's pretty much everyday now. It's embarrassing when I have to try n stop myself panicking in front of ppl for no reason! I just don't know what to do anymore! I desperately need help and just need someone to talk to about this :-(

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    i have the same problem my dear friend...i additionally have ocd.the key to go through panic attacks is to stop fearing of them...we have to accept tha we suffer from a an anxiety(mental) disorder AND WE ARE PROUD OF IT!panic happens because of some harmless malfunctions in our brain!nothing is going to happen!our neurological system seems to be more sensitive against anxiety and reacts in this way!!!BUT THAT'S NOT DEATH!!PANIC IS ONLY THOUGHTS,SILLY THOUGHTS THAT increase the amount of andrenaline in our body.but it will pass by itself in 15-20 minutes!! want an advice from me?when u feel relaxed and calmed try to ''call'' panic,try to provoce them...yes to provoce them!!!!!if yo it many times u will be able to notice the vicious c***le...u have panic attacks cause you fear of them!in fact u fear of your self and of panic attacks.in fact u dont fear of death!!u know that u are healthy and u are not in danger!what is more, who can provoce or foresee his death?no one.the fact that you thimk or fear of death doesn't mean that you are going to be dead...if the dead people could foresee their death before it happens and get anxious they maybe could save themselves,dont you think?but nobody can foresee his death this is why panic thoughts are fake!!u can talk with me about panic i suffer many years of it!!i hope i helped u friend!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    hello,

    so i was reading what u wrote. I feel the exact same way. Everyday i fear of dying and it terrifies the heck out of me. Im even scared to go to sleep sometimes and sometimes i can't wait to go to sleep because im not thinking when im asleep. I was also goin to therapy and i feel she didnt understand. I went to the doctor and he put me on medication, but the thought of takin medicine made me feel like i was going to die and made me panic even more. I feel like there is no cure. The only thing i can do is pray to god because i feel it wasn't for that I would have gone completely crazy by now. I'm trying so hard...I could talk about this forever but im sure you know all about it.

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    I can see what your all saying.... It's sort of comforting in a weird a way weird knowing I'm not the only one if you know what I mean? It's not the panic attack's that I fear, it's knowing that one day all of this will be over and what's the point in all this if that's the case? I just don't understand and thats what scares me. It started from my mum telling me when I was a kid when I asked her what would happen and she replied when your dead, your just dead... So yeah not great to tell a 9 year old. So now I imagine it to be like... You know when you go to sleep, but you don't dream, it's just blank? Thatsnwhat I fear death will be like. I'm starting to panic a bit just writing that coz I can't even talk about it :-( but what I don't understand, why do I keep thinking about it? There's no reason to! I know I'm not going to die for many years but it's the fear I know it's coming!! And everything I would have gained in this life will be lost.... So what's the point with us being here?ni just don't understand. I haven't been able to sleep properly in a very long time because of it, it sometimes even triggers when I'm in a small space or room. But it definitely helps talking to you guys about it as I feel therapist doesn't really let you talk on and on like that lol

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    yea my therapist when she talks to me its like shes readin straight from the book she studied from. I need someone to empathize with me not sympathize for me. It frustrates me that I cannot get these thoughts of dying out of my head. They just came from no where. It feels like there is no end to this. I felt really alone but reading everybody elses stories lets me know i am not the only one.

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    I have to say that i am so glad i found this sight. i to worry on a daily basis about dying. the worst part is i know that one day im gonna wake up and see that life has passed me by. ive spent so much time worrying about dying that i didnt take the time out to live. i dont know why my panic attacks have been so bad lately. its constant. if anyone would like to add me so we can talk, thatd be great. i find it easier to calm down when im talking to someone who knows where im coming from and what ive been thru.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fantasy4u1515 View Post
    I have to say that i am so glad i found this sight. i to worry on a daily basis about dying. the worst part is i know that one day im gonna wake up and see that life has passed me by. ive spent so much time worrying about dying that i didnt take the time out to live. i dont know why my panic attacks have been so bad lately. its constant. if anyone would like to add me so we can talk, thatd be great. i find it easier to calm down when im talking to someone who knows where im coming from and what ive been thru.
    Thats what I'm afraid of too... I'm not concentrating on my life but more worrying about the fear of dying. But why do we do it? No one else panics like we do, how comes there are ok with it all? I've been a bit jittery this evening. It's what I call it when I feel a panic attack is coming... :-( I shouldnt have to feel like this every day. Why do you think yours is getting worse then?

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    Do you think It'll ever stop, the panic attacks? Or is it just guns be like this always?

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    I have been suffering from anxiety and panic attacks since the age of 8, now 31 I still have battles with panic. There is hope, there were several years in a row that I did not experience anxiety or panic at all. I know that it is challenging, especially when you are in the middle of an attack, but try to focus on logic. In other words, reassure yourself that you are healthy and what you are experiencing is a rush of adrenaline. Lately, I have been traveling for business, I am on the road for several days in a row, away from my family. When I am alone I have a tendency to allow my thoughts to wander and begin to fear death and dying. I have had an extreme challenge with this lately, to the extreme of having blood drawn at my doctor's office to be examined in a lab. Even with a clear bill of health, I am still plagued by thoughts of my own mortality. Knowing this site exists is helpful. reading so many similar stories reconfirms that we are all just suffering from fear and are not really in danger. I wish you the best and hope that you can find peace soon. I know it seems hopeless sometimes, but look around, read the other posts, you are not alone and there is hope.

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    Fear of living

    Quote Originally Posted by fantasy4u1515 View Post
    I have to say that i am so glad i found this sight. i to worry on a daily basis about dying. the worst part is i know that one day im gonna wake up and see that life has passed me by. ive spent so much time worrying about dying that i didnt take the time out to live. i dont know why my panic attacks have been so bad lately. its constant. if anyone would like to add me so we can talk, thatd be great. i find it easier to calm down when im talking to someone who knows where im coming from and what ive been thru.
    Thanks so much for sharing. Although I rarely have panic attacks, I can relate to what you're saying about being so preoccupied with your mental illness and not taking the time to live. I was sexually abused as a child and now at 26, I feel like so much of my life has been wasted because of how the trauma has effected me, through anxiety, depression, and low-self esteem. This past year has been particularly rough.
    Instead of having a fear of dying, I've had a general fear of not being safe, a fear of living my life, which I think is similar. I don't want to let life pass me by either....

 

 

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