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Scared Going Die
I'm going to give birth to my first child and im so scared im going to die while giving birh or have a hemorridge. Is this rare?
The small stuff...: Life on Earth has nothing that is 100% safe. So, we are all born, we live a while, and we die... that's life. Don't sweat the small stuff, as they say, or life becomes rather neurotic. In the U.S., about 1 in 6000 women die while having a baby, Annually, about 1 in 17000 women die in a car accident. That means if you have a baby every 3 years, maternal mortality is similar to automobile mortality. ...Read more
Why do I every day have fear of dieing it is ruining my everyday life im constantly fear the worst I have 3 children and im scared im going to die?
This lists you as: Having an anxiety disorder. Do you have an obsessive compulsive disorder or generalized anxiety disorder? It also shows that you receive behavioral therapy but doesn't specify further ; show no medications. If you have not worked with a therapist who does cognitive behavioral therapy - that may be quite beneficial. Also consider seeing a psychiatrist for medication if therapy alone isn't working. ...Read more
I'm scared I'm going to die all the time and its really starting to get me down I keep watching my breathing and I can't stop it help me?
Fear: You should consult with your doctor to rule out any medical concerns and if you are cleared call a mental health professional who can help you uncover the reasons for your fear. Something is troubling you and it is manifesting itself as fear of dying. This is difficult to sort out, also confide in someone close to you about the anxieties or conflicts in your life that may be related. Best wishes. ...Read more
Scared to give birth because I'm scared the placenta isn't going to come out of me. I'm scared I'm going to die?
OB anxiety: It is not uncommon for pregnant women to have certain fears about the course of their pregnancies that should be shared with your treating OB MD. He/she can discuss what is reasonable and what is not to be concerned about. If that is not sufficient, your OB MD may ask you to see a mental health professional if your anxieties become extreme hindering your ongoing prenatal care. ...Read more
I have mobitz type 1. And every so often my pulse pauses every 4/5 beats is this normal. I'm so scared I'm going to die?
Heart block: 25 year old lady with a past medical history significant for heart block, Mobitz1/Wenckebach's. Now with more frequent skipped beats. I would recommend you visit a physician for a 12-lead EKG to assess your current rate, rhythm, and axis. You also need to visit a specialist in Cardiology for stress test/holter monitor evaluation but the important thing is to get seen promptly. ...Read more
Last night, I felt flushed and my BP was 160/100. I panicked! I took Toprol (metoprolol). This morning, 150/95 with anxiety. I'm scared I'm going to die! Will I?
Probably not if you: Seek medical care today from your primary care physician or your cardiologist. Act, don't worry! ...Read more
Benign issue: Most acquire this virus as a kid and the first outbreak is usually the worst. Some kids have such a bad set of sores that they quit drinking and end up dehydrated. The virus then goes dormant and hides in nerve centers. It can return intermittently as a cold sore but is self limited and responds to local treatment. Those with a normal immune system have no risk of dying or major problems with this. ...Read more
I recently had two lesions removed and bx from my. Vulva. Now dr wants to do a colp. I'm scared am I going to die of im diagnosed with vulgar cancer?
HPV: Vulvar lesion and needs for colposcopy may be due to an infection with human papilloma virus the virus is responsible for genital warts and some species of the virus can cause cervical cancer cancer is uncommon at your age, but the colposcopy will bring more light on the diagnosis and to see if there are malignantncells. ...Read more
I've had cellulitis since May I was hospitalised with this as it was severe is it normal to be left with scarring? I've also noticed my heart tends to beat really fast at times and can wake me in the night im scared I'm going to die
Need to examine:
It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without taking additional history, physical examination and may be some tests. It would be prudent to see your doctor. In the mean time, if you are overweight, lose weight, easier said than done, but essential.
We are all going to die, there is no need to be scared.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more
Rare: Rare and you do NOT get AFE's by pushing - ...Read more
Fear not: I don't know what type of heart block you have but any type can easily be handled in an operating room or delivery suite. You'll certainly be on a heart monitor which is standard procedure. No one dies of heart block in a hospital. (almost no one dies of heart block anywhere as it is rarely life-threatening. Nature steps in automatically with something called "escape rhythm".). ...Read more
At work I fell asleep outside in break area and I sweat so much. When I woke up I felt dizzy and disoriented and scared I was going to die from heat?
I have visable abbess in my mouth on day 3 of Antiboitics but it's not going down. Scared I'm going to die because of it or get blood poisoning?
Pulmonary pressure of 27 at the age of 28 I am scared. Am I going to die of lung fibrosis? Doctor concerned and repeating in a year
Normal: Pulmonary pressure of 27 mmHg in a 28 yo otherwise healthy woman is NORMAL and requires no further follow up. If you are still worried, look for a third opinion (since this one is the second) ...Read more
Got abscess above tooth I taken course of amoxicillin and erythromycin but still there scared I'm going to die. Got dentist in 4 days will I be okay?
If you are a healthy: 24 year old woman that I would encourage you to look into cognitive behavioral therapy. Take care. ...Read more
I have just read a article on monsanto is bad for you now scared to eat because im going to die or do harm to my body?
I don't believe it: Some of my colleagues here oppose biotech food. I respectfully disagree. What I can tell you is that (1) I can't follow the scare stuff scientifically; (2) Monsanto's corporate methods are so odious that it's no wonder whole countries ban its stuff; (3) the most-cited famous anti-biotech article in a bona fide journal was as obvious a fake as Wakefield's. Eat you food and stop worrying. ...Read more
I'm scared because whenever I go outside my body itches will I die and can you tell me how I will be able to cure it before it gets worse thank you wh?
Allergist: Going outdoors with the resultant temperature change and/ or certain activities may release histamine or other substances that causes the itching reaction. Apparently you don't break out in a rash such as hives or angioedema. Taking a nonsedating antihistamine like claritin (loratadine) before you go out may prevent this reaction. An allergist is best qualified to evaluate and advise you. ...Read more
The last four weeks iv spent everyday CONVINCED im going to die I suffer aniexty but this is ridiculous I get palpatations ect all been checked and normal I had loads tests but im still convinced im going to die im so scared!
I am scared to go to sleep because I'm afraid that ill die. Why is that.? I feel okay to sleep when I'm around someone.
Agree w Dr. Alves: Do you have difficulty in general when you are by yourself? Are you afraid of dying in a specific manner (attack, medical cause, etc.)? There is not a way to tell you why you are this way with the available information. Encourage you to see a psychologist or therapist to address this issue. ...Read more
Accidentally ate raw/under-cooked/pink chicken. I am scared that I'm going to die. Is that irrational? What should I do?
Relax: It is very unlikely you will die. You may get sick vomiting diarrhea. ...Read more
My left ventrual is not working right does that mean im going to die im 35 yr old women with three children and im scared and what I would like to know is that my left ventural hope I spelled it right is not working right the way it should the numbers we
The left ventricle is reasponsible for the main pumping action of your heart. It is very important. There are many things that can cause a low left ventricular ejection function including coronary artery disease (blocked arteries feeding the heart muscle), leaking heart valves, previous damage from heart attacks, viral infections, weakened heart muscle associated with pregnancy (rare), and idiopathic (unknown). People can do very well and live a long time with this condition. It will require a lot of evaluation, medications and care.
Please see your physician. You really need referral to see a cardiologist. As you can see there are many options. They will be able to help you. Best wishes. ...Read more
I'm so scared to give birth to my placenta after baby. So frightened I'm going to die or it's not going to come out?
Think positively and: In such cases of unjustified fears, one should think positively and get established with a psychiatrist. The placenta will come out, but will the mother have post-partum depression, anxiety, or other post-partum mental illness? Such a mother can let her Ob-Gyn and her baby's pediatrician know if mood or anxiety symptoms are increasing, undesired, or strange. Help is available. ...Read more
Ok very scared. Went to the ER they said I have gallbladder sludge a small amount should I b worried can I die? What is going on wit me.
Not from this: Gallbladder sludge or stones are very common. If pain keeps coming back see a surgeon to remove gallbladder. For now avoid fatty foods. ...Read more
I'm clean 2 yes. Slip & smoked meth last nite. Got a test tomorrow. Anything I can do to pass. Really scared cuz I go. To jail if I fail. I'll die 1st?
Drug Test: I'm sorry there is nothing you can do. Sorry about your sobriety. Start a new day today. If you are really suicidal go to the ER first please. Jail will pass but death won't. I'm not sure how long what you smoked will stay in your system, don't put anything else in there and see what happens. Take it one day at a time. Live for today and tomorrow will take care of its self. ...Read more
Scared about giving birth. I feel I can't do this and I am going to die because of pain. What can I do to control this fear?
Talk with OBGYN: It is not uncommon for expectant mothers to worry about childbirth. First, discuss with your OBGYN or provider to evaluate options for delivery, as well as resources available to you to help in this process. Other options include talking with expectant or new mothers through a support group or childbirth class - another option includes a labor coach or Doula who can provide additional help. ...Read more
How rare is an amniotic embolism? I'm due to give birth in a month and scared this is going to happen to me and I'm going to die
Don't worry: At 19 it least thing to worry about, In Western world it is rare complication, incidence is about 1 in 50 000 deliveries Almost uncommon at 19 yr old usually older females, who have several other medical problems. Speak to your doctor, some times you may even need professional help to counsel you to alleviate your fear. BE happy ...Read more
6 MONTHS PREGNANT WITH TWINS ONE IS STILLBORN AND THE OTHER ONE IS ALIVE AND I'M NERVOUS AND SCARED AND THINK THAT THE OTHER ONE IS GOING TO DIE?
I didn't realize:
That your twins were born and that's when one did not survive! Sorry for your loss! I still believe that concentrating on your new born is the ":way to go"!
Congratulations therefore are also "in order"! THERE IS NO REASON AT ALL THAT YOUR NEW BABY has a higher risk because its twin was stillborn!!!!!
HOPE THIS HELPS!
DR Z ...Read more
I'm 17 and I might be pregnant I'm really scared that Its going to kill me like I'm going to die in child birth or die from a complication with it?
Everyday I feel like im going to die im always scared something bad is going to happen so I shake my leg and I get lightheaded how do I get it to stop?
Seek in person help: You sound like you have significant anxiety and/or mood issues. Please seek the help of a licensed counselor or at least your primary care doctor to start. You may be able to treat this with stress reduction, trigger avoidance and working with a therapist yo develop healthy coping mechanisms, but you may also benefit some forms of medication/pharmacotherapy. ...Read more
My husband has esld He has been sleeping 18 plus hrs a day, yawns continuously and has problems walking. Is he going to die soon? I am so scared
Encephalopathy?: He sounds pretty sick, and his ammonia level may be so high as to contribute to the presentation you've documented. This can be treated, but it requires confirmatory testing first. Many other conditions can also cause his problems however--some unrelated to the liver. Please get him to the doctor ASAP. ...Read more
I popped a pimple on the bridge of my nose and now have a headache am I going to die I am really scared?
Stay calm!!: Popping a pimple does not lead to death if the pimple was related to a skin problem such as acne. Most likely, the pimple and your headache are not related. If you are concerned, you should see a doctor regarding your headache if it is unusual or not responsive to OTC Tylenol (acetaminophen) or Motrin assuming you have not allergies to these medications. ...Read more
Is a air embolism rare from oral sex when pregnant? So scare I'm going to die, he doesn't blow inside me he just breathes normally. Scared now
Air embolism is from: Forcefully blowing into vagina. Normal breathing will not do this. You have nothing to worry about. ...Read more
If told I have right side heart failure and it's causing severe edema and trouble breathing, am I going to die? Is it fixable? I'm so scared.
It might be fixable:
R. Heart failure might be secondary to the lung problems including chronic obstructive pulmonary disease or pulmonary hypertension or to the heart valvular problems such as pulmonary valvular stenosis or secondary to the failure of the l. Side of the heart.
The valvular problems are usually correctable through surgery. The pulmonary cause of the r. Heart failure usually respond to medical treatme. ...Read more
I'm so scared im lightheaded 24/7 my doctor says its just anxiety but I feel like im going to die. My parents don't want me on meds what do I do?
Light headed: Although the symptom of being light headed is scary it will not kill you. Being anxious about the symptoms may make them worse. When we get anxious we tend to hyperventilate, sometimes unnoticeably. This could make you feel light headed. Try to breath in to a count of 4 and breath out to a count iof 4. Try relaxation exercises as well. If the symptoms continue seek another professional opinion. ...Read more
Did I have a panic attack or a health or lung problem? I couldn't breath & felt like I was going to die. Had to take xanax (alprazolam). But I'm scared it was more.
Prob panic attack: With a history of severe anxiety and OCD, it would not be surprising to have a panic attack as well. At your age, it is unlikely to be a heart or lung problem, but a physical exam and simple lab tests can figure that one out. If these attacks become more frequent or severe, you may need additional antidepressant medication and/or psychotherapy to deal with them. Usually chest Xrays /EKGs needed. ...Read more
I get random panic attacks and I always feel like I'm gettinga heart attack or something. I'm scared and I feel like I'm going to die. The doctors said that I have anxiety. What should I do?
Yes, it could be: It sounds like your doctors have found that your heart is doing well. Panic attacks can truly feel like heart attacks -- in fact many people having their first episodes go to er's because of that. Panic can produce many physical symptoms, like chest pressure, shortness of breath, dizziness, etc. See a psychiatrist for eval and treatment; cbt w/psychologist is important too. Be well. ...Read more