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Sense Of Impending Doom (Overview)

Among other symptoms, a panic attack gives us a sense of impending doom, or a feeing that something dire is about to happen and we can’t do anything to stop it.


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Do panic attacks give you the "impending doom" feeling?

Do panic attacks give you the "impending doom" feeling?

Yes: Some patients with panic attacks have been worried that they will be humiliated during their panic attack, that they are having a heart attack or that something else physically terrible is happening to them. Panic attacks are terrifying. ...Read more

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Sense Of Impending Doom (Overview)

Among other symptoms, a panic attack gives us a sense of impending doom, or a feeing that something dire is about to happen and we can’t do anything to stop it.


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Is "a sense of impending doom" a symptom that something could be wrong?  am taking bupropian and tysabri (natalizumab). Should I see a dr?

Is "a sense of impending doom" a symptom that something could be wrong?  am taking bupropian and tysabri (natalizumab). Should I see a dr?

See a doc: A sense of impending doom is one of the symptoms of a panic attack, though you do not mention other symptoms. First see your medcal doc and if all is well, see a psychiatrist. ...Read more

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Signs of an impending heart attack?

Signs  of an impending heart attack?

Heart attack : Increasing chest pain/pressure at rest or with decreasing exercise trigger is a frequent sign. Along with the chest symptom could be cold, clammy, lightheaded feeling, perhaps jaw or arm pain, nausea too. If you have any question of it being an impending heart attack should get to the hospital asap. ...Read more

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Are feelings of doom natural with anxiety?

Are feelings of doom natural with anxiety?

Could be: Yes. Anxiety is comprised of thoughts of uncontrollability and unpredictability of future events. Anxiety as a process prepares us for future threat (in moderation). Related to anxiety is panic, which is the clinical manifestation of fear. Panic is coupled with thoughts and feelings of impending doom, and danger, so that one has to "be on the look out.". ...Read more

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I've had the feeling of unreality (depersonalisation)?

I've had the feeling of unreality (depersonalisation)?

Depersonalization: This has a wide range of severity. It can range from sporadic and fleeting experiences in youth -- which are quite common -- all the way to the severe and disabling pathological depersonalization disorder. It can accompany other conditions like generalized anxiety or obsessive-compulsive disorder. Emotional abuse in childhood may also predispose to both the nonclinical and pathological forms. ...Read more

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Can something serious cause insomnia with impending doom feeling, head pressure/pain?

Can something serious cause insomnia with impending doom feeling, head pressure/pain?

Impending doom: Can be a symptom of ocd. It feels like something bad is happening but we don't know what. Head pain/pressure is one type of headache. Please tell your doc about all of this. I see that you are getting behavior therapy. Perhaps your therapist can teach you some stress management techniques and explore the possibility of ocd. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Strange fear of death of loved ones. Normal?

Strange fear of death of loved ones. Normal?

Tough question.: It's completely normal to worry about the people you care about. The issue comes when these worries take on a life of their own. If you find yourself feeling obsessed about this, or if you find that your worries interfere with your daily activities, it's time to get some counseling. Talk with your doctor; they may offer a counseling referral. Don't be alone with this; it's fine to get some help. ...Read more

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Loss of the sense of smell often precedes the major symptoms of Alzheimer's disease, right?

Loss of the sense of smell often precedes the major symptoms of Alzheimer's disease, right?

See below: It is not a major symptom, but it represents the earliest signs and symptoms of alzheimer's. Loss of smell can be also related to chronic sinusitis and agingl. So please have a geriatrcian to have a full assessment. ...Read more

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With continuous exercise and proper nutrition to treat the daily threats of hypoglycaemia, is this condition curable not just a treatable daily chore?

With continuous exercise and proper nutrition to treat the daily threats of hypoglycaemia, is this condition curable not just a treatable daily chore?

Daily chore..: Sorry to say, but reactive hypoglycemia, which is typically what we experience, is not curable. Proper management includes smaller more frequent meals with as much as 35 grams of fiber for a woman/50 grams of fiber for a man divided evenly amongst the meals, with the intent of smoothening out the release of insulin from the pancreas throughout the day and night. ...Read more

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Can something serious cause insomnia with impending doom feeling, head pressure/pain?

Impending doom: Can be a symptom of ocd. It feels like something bad is happening but we don't know what. Head pain/pressure is one type of headache. Please tell your doc about all of this. I see that you are getting behavior therapy. Perhaps your therapist can teach you some stress management techniques and explore the possibility of ocd. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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What are the signs of an impending heart attack?

What are the signs of an impending heart attack?

Classically: Angina pectoris =substernal pressure, pain with radiation to the neck or left or right arm and shoulder. Some will have abdominal pain-and be confused with gallbladder or stomach symptoms. Ladies seem to have less classic// or tolerate pain better than men. Relief with Nitroglycerin is very suggestive. A feeling of impending doom, pallor, sweating suggest a bad day! ...Read more

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Having feelings of worthlessness due to depression?

Having feelings of worthlessness due to depression?

Not Unusual: A feeling of worthlessness is one of the classic symptoms of depression. If you are feeling worthless most of the time it is important for you to seek out help. Also, physical problems can cause depression, so it would be a good idea to get a good physical exam. ...Read more

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Feeling of unreality 24/7?

Feeling of unreality 24/7?

Seek Help: It is important that you seek help for this. I would recommend setting up an appointment with a mental health professional (either a psychiatrist, psychologist, or therapist) to start the process. You may end up getting benefit from both therapy and medication. I urge you to seek help, because these feelings are impacting your ability experience life in a full way. ...Read more

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Feelings of worthlessness part of depression?

Feelings of worthlessness part of depression?

Yes: A feeling of worthlessness is one of the classic signs of depression. Of course, worthlessness does not automatically mean a person has severe depression. This would need to be evaluated in a professional setting. ...Read more

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What are cloudy thoughts, depression, lack of cognitive skills, lack of emotion and severe panic symptoms of?

What are cloudy thoughts, depression, lack of cognitive skills, lack of emotion and severe panic symptoms of?

Panic: Several possibilities, from anxiety disorder to agitated depression to organic mood disorder caused by something physiological or medications. Needs assessment by your pcp first. ...Read more

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Trying to get rid of a dizziness i've had for several years. Been to an ent. Put me on antibiotics and steroids. Got sense of smell back. Went away.?

Trying to get rid of a dizziness i've had for several years. Been to an ent. Put me on antibiotics and steroids. Got sense of smell back. Went  away.?

Complex: Your problem can be multifactorial. Ent is a good start. Try neurologist and get 2 nd opinion with ent. Primary care physician can be also a great help. ...Read more