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Anyone else get an irrational fear that they're dying/about to die?

Lately my anxiety has been really increased due to going through Vyvanse withdrawals as I wean off of the medication. In addition to that, I recently had a panic attack that landed me in the hospital when I consumed too much caffeine. During that experience I genuinely thought that I was going to die and since then I've been a lot more prone to panicking and thinking that I'm dying/about to die when there's no logical cause, especially while I'm driving. It sounds crazy, but I can't even let myself relax because I'm afraid that if I let of control that I'll die. Has anyone else ever experienced something like this?

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I have experienced the same thing as you having to go to the ER because I had too much caffeine and was uncontrollably shaking, i said goodbye to my mom like it was my last time seeing her or something because i actually felt like i was gonna die, but in reality this illness cannot kill you

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I keep trying to remind myself that it can't kill me but my mind has a hard time accepting it.

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I totally understand but keep telling yourself when you feel like you are going to die say to yourself "I am not going to die because of a mental illness, i have gotten past this situation before and didn't die so therefore i will not die." try writing positive affirmations on sticky notes and tape them to your wall so you are reminded you can make it fun with colors etc.

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I have experienced severe panic attacks while taking wellbutrin. My stress triggered the attacks and the meds made it worse. I felt like I was having our of body experiences or as if I were a zombie. I stopped the medication but continued to have panic attacks. I was scared to sit down because I thought I would die. I couldn't feel myself in my body if that even makes sense. I would walk around and keep myself moving and tell myself it's just in my mind. Fortunately mines have went away since I've changed jobs but definitely talk to your doctor about something that will help when this happens to you.

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My current psychiatrist refuses to diagnose anything for my anxiety so I'll be seeing a new one next Monday. My family doctor put me on Buspar which is helpful but doesn't help as much as it used to. I'm actually taking Wellbutrin as well right now and I think it's only made me worse. I tend to also have to constantly be moving around, I've been pacing my house and constantly getting up when I'm laying down.

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I can’t say I completely went through the same thing but I have had those thoughts before. I had days I went to the hospital for it and nights where I couldn’t sleep because I thought something was wrong. Anxiety is a horrible thing and it really just makes you feel things at a different level then normal. Do you have anything they gave you to calm yourself down?

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I have Buspar but it's not as effective right now due to Vyvanse withdrawals. I'm seeing a new psychiatrist on Monday so hopefully they can help me out.

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I really hope that they do, I feel like not enough people realize that anxiety is more than just being nervous. Does sleeping help you at all or maybe something relaxing.

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Ho, yes I have experienced this. I have health anxiety and of think relatively minor things might be catastrophic . I became very unwell in December which has genuinely turned into a chronic condition but no life threatening. During the first few months of being ill I was sure I was going to die and wrote letters to my children to say goodbye. It was devastating but thankfully my condition has improved enough for me to work part time but I sometimes still feel frightened that I might decline and leave my kids without a mother. I only drink one coffee a day otherwise I am prone to heart palpitations and panic attacks. I'm trying to work on remembering the logical part of my thinking and not get too carried away my emotions. I hope you are feeling a bit better but I know how horrible it feels. Take care

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Thank you for your response, I genuinely appreciate it. I've done the same thing too with just one cup of coffee in the morning from now on. I've been trying to be more logical too, I've just been wrapped up in the emotional part of anxiety and let myself succumb to it for a long time. I was recently sick with a very mild case of pneumonia and I would have panic attacks thinking that I was going to die from it.

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Yup I really know that feeling 😥 I also worry about my family and what might happen to them. I now see a therapist and am working on trying to get my anxiety under control and into perspective. Even with help it's really hard not to make this reaction my default thought process. I really wish you peace and a calm mind X

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Hi im the same im petrified with the thought that I'm dying every day at the minute im thinking it more because for the last 6 months ive had 2 Blood test and my white bloods have got elevated so were my platelets although my platelets have reduced this blood test my white blood cells have elevated so like a plank I've dr googled and up comes leukeamia and blood cancer so im im in complete meltdown and now im convinced im dying and that i have a terminal illness that theu havent found honestly im my oen worst enemy i really am xx

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Nar xxxx

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