I’m 19 years old and healthy , but I constantly have this underlying feeling that I’m gonna die soon ... it’s scares me . Does anybody else experience this ? Am I going to die ? Is it anxiety ?
Hi.... you are not alone I’ve been like that off and on all my life I’m 52 and currently going through intrusive thoughts they drive you to distraction I’m not the best at taking my own advice but we need to identify the real worry and let the made up rubbish flow right through.... there are some really good/ funny books out there that help
Just breathe deep and don’t think to much concentrate on small things here and now and talk to friends family GP or on line
Take care ... big hug 🤗
Hi anon99. Yes it's anxiety. I was feeling like that constantly for a while a few months back. I know it's a very scary feeling. I have learned to brush it off and concentrate on something else. I have accepted it as anxiety. I still get scared but as soon as I think about it I do something to distract myself. Alot of the times I come in this site. It makes me feel better.
Did you ever wonder what you were going to think looking back when you get over this ? I always get stuck when I come to these thoughts and it worries me even more .
I just keep thinking how many of my friends that are my age don't even think that way. I get kind of envious of that. But i try very hard to suppress those thoughts. The feeling I get when I think like that is very unpleasant. I keep thinking back at how just a few years back I was so good. I didn't think that way and wish I can go back to those times when I was symptom free from anxiety. But like I said it's here and I must learn to live with it and not let it control me.
I just feel like I can’t think of anything but this . Everyday all day and I just want to be myself again ☹️
Do you have any hobbies or anything you like to do that might take your mind off it for a bit? Perhaps work or school ?
I’m out of school , no job , but I like to color adult books . My anxiety has me stuck at the house lately
Does colouring the books help at all?
They do help calm me down , most of the time my thoughts disappear but then they come rushing back all at once
Why don't you go a step further and challenge your mind, draw something.. Train your mind to think differently, challenge it.
I totally understand that you can't really go out because of your anxiety. Perhaps you can try it somethings besides the drawing. Maybe some reading. Some gaming or watching some comedy when your Down. You can also do some training programs on your computer from home.
Yes definitely have a look online there is lots of help for "OCD anxiety" and fears of dying x
I’ve also seen where people feel this way and it actually happens . It scares me
anon99, I think everyone has had a similar fear at some point in their life. People suddenly passing is all over the media and of course it makes our minds follow in that thought process. I had this experience and I had to cut off News and like media for this reason. Sometimes, we read or are exposed to more than we think we are but when you are consciously cutting it out you realize how much you actually see. Try to focus on positive things and when you feel that way just coach yourself through it aloud. You cannot think a negative thought and speak something positive. Your mind will always follow your words. I hope this helps.
Thankyou for this advice I will sure try this
Please read/listen to Claire Weeks video and books...Youtube is your best source..
I used to think I was going to die from a heart attack or stroke and it would last hours. So the anxiety of waiting for my heart to stop or something was too much and I decided that I'm going to exercise. If something happens while I'm exercising the I will call 911. If not I'm probably fine. So I did jump ropes and my heart rate would go up and then go back down so I'm ok. That helped me a lot. Also strength training exercise can change your harmones for a brief time making you more confident. Hope this information helps.
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