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Overwhelming Fear of Death

I'm sure there are already posts like this, but I'm new to the site. I woke up today after sleeping in a bit and had to rush to get ready for work. I was in the shower and feeling like I'm in a dream like state. I kept having memories of my dreams overnight, and then kept wondering if I'm still asleep. So I get myself out of the house and I'm in the car driving in, and I just feel so off. I totally missed my usual morning routine of waking up early and sipping my coffee and waking up slowly. I just feel so off today.

I have this overwhelming worry that I'm going to drop dead. I feel funny and keep questioning my memory. It feels like my dreams from overnight are mixed with the reality of today. It's weird. I am on antidepressants and haven't had that overwhelming anxiety feeling in a while. I just cried in to my husbands shoulder because I'm worried I'm going to die any minute. I'm just feeling so "off" today. I cant explain in. I am going to work from home, luckily I had my computer with me.

I know that I am probably not going really die today, but can't shake this weird feeling. I'm sort of looking for reassurance, and just to get this out. I feel so off. Like I'm still asleep.

Can anyone relate? Does anyone have any ideas for how to get passed this? I wish I could go back to sleep but there is no way with our kids here.

Thanks for any advice.

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As the day goes on this feeling will lessen, it happens to me a lot when my schedule gets off. It’s like a sleeping pill that hasn’t worn off yet feeling. It just takes your brain a while to get up to speed. Get some coffee at work and go about your day.

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Yes, that is definitely how I feel. Thank you for your comment.

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You’re welcome 😊 a quick 10 minute walk also helps gets the brain in gear. Have a good day ❤️

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Thank you, I will. You do the same.

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That off feeling is the worst, I feel it a lot

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I feel this way too hun, I’m here if you want to talk. I woke up this morning feeling out of my body and not myself :(

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It's the worst isn't it?! I haven't felt like this in such a long time. I think I'm lucky that I'm on Paxil, because I'd probably be in the ER right now. I have been feeling so good lately. I had one glass of wine yesterday, didn't get drunk, but I really want to attribute this feeling to the alcohol. More than likely, it's the lack of sleep I've been getting with all of the emotions from the holiday and spending time with family. Like an emotional hangover or something.

How long have you been dealing with anxiety? Do you see a therapist at all?

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I hate this feeling it’s so frightening. I woke up feeling like this today, I was awoken by my baby when I was in the middle of a very weird, vivid dream so maybe that’s the reason. I’ve been up nearly 2 hours now and that unreal feeling is starting to go. I’m not on any meds at the moment but think I’ll have to give in cause I get no peace at all from my tortured mind these days x

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Do what is best for you. I tried CBD oil but haven't found it to be as effective as antidepressants. Perhaps in a year from now, I'll give it another try. Take care of yourself.

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Thank you XX

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I started as a hospice volunteer over thirty years ago. The gift I got was to accept the inevitability of death. When we were born, it was as if we began falling from a flying airplane. One thing we know for sure is that someday we will splat on the ground, and the fall will be over. We have no idea how long the fall will last, it does not matter. What matters is that during the fall we accept the fact that we have three choices: 1. We thrash and scream, scared. 2. We close our eyes and pretend the splat won't happen. 3. We enjoy the scenery on the way down.

If you live as if today is your last day, tomorrow is even better. When you hug someone goodbye, hug them as if you will never see them again,

Hugging helps.

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Hi to you. I sometimes check back on the forum from time to time. I haven't posted in a few months or so but I too have the same fears and struggle. If this is something you still face, I'd like to share my broadcast endeavor with you. It's for those who share the same fears. I wish us the best 😊

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