hello, im writing in this post because i have this feeling that death is comming soon for me. I mean, i had a lot of tests done like a chest xray, 2 mris, one blood test, but i have this sick feeling in my stomach, almost like i have to vomit. I just have this feeling that i might die soon. I also have this feeling constantly with constant nervousness. Is this anxiety? If it is, some feed back would be appreciated.
a sick feeling in your stomach & nervousness are very very very common with anxiety.. so is a fear that something else is wrong with you and then obsessivly worring about it.. if these were signs of death just about everyone on this board would be dead by now..
It is a very very common feeling, i have the same feeling all the time. Maybe you should have your dr. give you something for your nerves to calm u down. I take Lexapro and xanax, and it really helps. Try to stay calm and do something to take your mind off of it.
yea.. i worry too much , especially about my health, thanks for the replies.. i feel a little better.. i try to change my thinking but i just keep thinking theres something else wrong with me other than anxiety..
gx anxiety is scarey
Please if you havent gotten help yet go to your doctor.My first bout with anxiety I went it on my own and that was the worst thing I could have done.It only returned with a vengence.There are different ways to manage anxiety meds and therapy or if you dont want meds just therapy then and self help books and just keeping your mind busy
myself I am back on meds again and waiting for them to kick in.
Are you taking any meds or have you spoken to your doctor about the way you are feeling? I do have other health issues that really scare me. Every time my symptoms flare I think I am going to die from them. Then my real health issues get mixed up with my anxiety issues and it just snowballs into a big mess. I don't know if you read some of my other posts from this week but I ended up addmitting myself to inpatient care because my mind just took control over me. My new therapist is great and he assures me that he will help me change my thinking patterns and learn to cope better with my health issues and my anxiety (which is also a serious health issue). Please don't let yourself go to long without seeking some help and support. Just the reassurance from my therapist has made me feel so much better. My family doc is great but sometimes they just don't know what we need for anxiety.
I do hope your feeling better soon and take comfort in knowing that many of us are going through the same thing and it can get better.
I hear what you are saying. When we strongly believe something with no physical evidence that is a delusion. I have gone through that for many many years but it is not as bad now. I used to be convinced I had AIDS and would die, even before I had my first sexual experience. I have been talking about these feelings with my therapist and he said they are delusions. When I finally had my first AIDS test my fears turned to fears of a brain tumor, cancer ect.... I went through a period where I thought that the world was coming to an end and once I swear I saw the sun falling from the sky!I would get myself into a cold sweat and just be sooo afraid. I never talked to anyone about these fears and so they continued to feed off each other and grow.
Since I started getting help, talking and taking medication these fears do not come as often. I think when you say them out loud to someone it actually lets some of the fear ease and the more you do it the more you realize that the fear is not the reality. Also in my case I think medications helped a lot.
It seems as though these "delusions" happen more often when I am under stress from other events in my life. I wish there was a board like this 10 years ago. I never realized that others felt the same way and felt very alone. Good luck and I hope you feel better talking about it.
It is pretty common for anxiety sufferers to have thoughts like that. Have you had any testing done by a doc just to rule things out. Sometimes just hearing the words "negative" can make you feel better.
Right now I am dealing with either having lyme disease or MS. They mimic eachother and I do have positive findings. I can assure you though that having one of these diseases is 10 times easier for me to deal with then the anxiety and depression.
You do sound like you have health related anxiety. I would rather have my disease then any of this anxiety or depression.
Take care and try not to worry. I know it's easier said then done (even for me) but we have to turn our brains off and stop hurting ourselves with our emotions. Lately when I start dwelling on it I yell STOP inside my head. I know it says pretty dumb but it makes me realize I am doing it again and only making my problems worse.
No i havent had any tests done,my doctor said he is in no doubt its anxiety.Ive been getting muscle twitches every few minutes for the last 4 days.If i asked my doctor to arrange a mri would he do it or not.It would put my mind at rest.Cheers.
Good Morning to all: REALLY need to talk & HEAR from someone today...had a so-so week-end..went on a 3 mile walk for ALS on Saturday..worried about having a heart attack, being able to breath before it started..it was HOT and MUGGY..didn't have chest pains, was a little short of breath at times but walked pretty good pace..afterwards tho, was sweating (of course), felt a little dizzy and weak..drank some more water and ate a banana and was better..Went to Mass Saturday night and was eucharistic minister (helped give out communion)..got real nervous, AS ALWAYS..took 1/2 zanex (0.5Mg) and was better..This a.m. went to Mass again, got nervous just thinking about being there (that's sad isn't it?) got sweaty, dizzy...prayed that I would make it through and DID...so rewarding..came to work took 1/2 zanex (2nd 1/2 for the a.m.) and seem to be doing better...Was thinking ALL the time, the old heart is giving out..SO SICK OF THIS !!!!! Please, please someone talk to me...
just thought I would respond Dinny. my heart reached out to you as I read your post. No you are not going to die. Been there before and I am still here today. If you were you would have died long time ago. I think fear is something that can be quite crippling at times. Speak positively to yourself and trust God and his word for your life. i had to do the same, i told myself well if I do die, I will be with Him forever so i cant lose anyhow I take it. That did the trick! I actually had some issues with the heart but the fear of it I had to face. I am slowly but surely getting pass this anxiety issue with the help of God as meds definately aint working for me. trust me you will be fine and I am pretty sure you are still alive right now as I am writing this. dont worry you have been given the spirit of love, power and a sound mind thats what Paul told young Timothy. you will be just fine. trust His words.
God Bless you.
Favoured: Thank you so much for your inspirational reply I needed to read that I need to continue to put my trust in God, to give my fear to God and he will handle it for me..I can do that most of the time and then when I have a REAL bad day, too easily forget to reach out again..My faith has kept me going each day but then the demon's creep into my mind, but what if ????? Again, thank you for repsonding..means alot to me..to have someone to talk to that does understand..God Bless you also !