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Old 02-11-2002, 01:31 PM   #1
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Unhappy Fear of dying??

Does anyone else have this fear?? Sometimes I just sit and think I could die any second. I could be driving, and think what if i get in a car accident.. Sometimes i really freak myself out!!!! Does anyone else feel this way? I dont know how to make myself stop thinking about it.. And I'm only 23 years old!!! HELP!!!!!

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Old 02-14-2002, 07:08 AM   #2
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At some stage in your life you will question your own mortality, everyone does.

I went through the same sort of experience when I was in my 20's. I got real sick with mono and nearly drove my poor Mom mad by going back over when my Grandpop died and how do you feel when you are dead and that sort of stuff. You do get over it though. I did and now I just try to live life day by day and to the full.

Hope this helps?

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Old 02-21-2002, 01:30 PM   #3
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I do that too. Sometimes I think "What if I accidentally pull out in front of a 18-wheeler. Suppose I forget to look and just pull right out.." I actually feel a chill stab through my stomach. Usually this happens in the middle of the night as I'm lying awake in bed. I try to think about something else but sometimes I have trouble doing that.
I have another little scenario that rears its ugly head occasionally as well and its a bit more bizarre. I wonder if a meteorite is going to fall on me and kill me. One in a million chance I know...but "what if it did?" "What if there's a two foot meteor hurtling toward me right now, way off in space somewhere and fate just happens to put me in the exact spot to get hit by it?" I lay in bed and look at the ceiling wondering if its gonna crash in any second now and will I even hear it?
Ridiculous...I feel like an idiot just admitting to that one..., you're not the only one.

Old 02-27-2002, 05:29 AM   #4
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There are many sufferers with this form of anxiety. Its very hard to cope with. I always think I have something wrong, and hate myself on a daily basis for smoking. I try my best to be positive, exercise has saved my life and my frustration. I've also been going to psycotherapy to change my thinking patterns, it seems to be working, this Doctor gets into your subconcious. I thought my problem started when my mom got really ill, but yet some close friends say I was like this at 19, I'm now 43. It can really take a toll on your health, your family, everything that is important to you in your life. So, I am making it stop. A good book to read is "Love is letting go of fear", it helped me to live in the present, not the past or future, and to be nicer to people. When I was younger, I had an attitude. Good luck to all our fellow sufferers with these disorders!

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