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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
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
I have anxiety and fear of dying had physical exam heart lung pulse stomach and blood pressure all ok im 32 please put my mind at rest?
See psychiatrist: It is good you have been to doctor and he found every examination normal , so it should not worry you. It is the anxiety and fear you have for that you consult a psychiatrist who can explain about your anxiety and prescribe medicine to bring peace to you . ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I have anxiety and fear of dying i had physical check up heart lungs pulse blood pressure all ok, please put my mind at rest?
Relax: I can only hope to put your mind at rest. As per your statement, you appear to be physically doing great! You are 32, I assume you live in Ireland? Stay well, be happy, and relax, enjoy the Beautiful country and the great people of Ireland you live with. If you truly have an anxiety issue, there is always people like therapists and/or trained psychologists and even Dr.'s to help you. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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