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How Can I Overcome My Fear Of Dying Im 85
Fear of dying: Many people fear dying, and yet we all face this eventuality. You aren't alone. Finding someone to talk with about your fear is important. Family members can be a comfort, but they may be frightened also -- and not so able to help you with this specific fear.Your doctor can be a good place to start, along with possibly your spiritual or religious leader. Psychotherapists may also be able to help. ...Read more
I would define fear as an insecure feeling, a feeling of impending doom! this is a sort of defense mechanism we developed that help us to survive. Fear helps us from falling "off the cliffs, " as we know the consequences; and help us survive. Children unknowingly, fall off, as ...Read more
I keep getting anxiety attacks as I'm drifting off to sleep because of my fear of dying. How can I get over my fear?
Release phenomena: As we relax/let go, we can suddenly become fearful or go on high alert because of letting our guard down. Fear of dying is the ultimate letting go of control and control of the uncontrollable is at the root of panic attacks. Please see a mental health professional who specializes in anxiety disorders to learn skills to cope. Peace and good health. ...Read more
Fear of Death: This is very common. Most among us just learn to shut off this fear and to avoid thinking or talking about it. But, getting to a place of peace about how short life is can bring you a serenity that will lead to a better life. I often recommend the book "who dies" to a patient who is particularly bothered by the realization that death is real. ...Read more
Why do I have constant fear of dying? I also have constant fear of my fiancé dying? It's beginning to take over my life.
Thanatophobia: Fear of death can interfere greatly with your activities of daily living. It is definitely related to anxiety. I recommend seeking help immediately. Have your doc refer you to a therapist or psychologist or even a psychiatrist. You may be started directory on medication or begin initially with mood modifying therapies. ...Read more
Any tests that can tell if im at risk of early onset health problems? I have a fear of dying of a heart attack in my early 40s
Family history: Usually a family history (first degree relatives) of heart attacks or strokes can be a red flag for developing similar conditions in the future. This also applies for conditions such as diabetes, hypertension etc... The rule of thumb is if a serious condition runs in your family (1st degree relatives usually), be sure to mention it to your primary care doc, who would decide whether to screen you. ...Read more
Im really tired , can't sleep, fear of dying, imagine worse case scenario , very emotional, light headed , dizzy , back feels stiff?
Many Possibilities: It seems you are struggling with both physical and psychological issues. In order to receive an accurate diagnosis and proper treatment, contact your primary care physician. He/she will take a detailed history and perform a physical examination. If any lab tests or studies are needed your md can take care of that as well. Don't wait to seek help. Call your md today. Take care and good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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