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Daily worry about dying anxiety

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Can anybody help? Lately I have noticed the fear increasing perhaps with covid deaths always on the news? I am in my 30’s but have a constant fear of dying. I believe it’s a problem if it affects your life daily which it does for example I can get an anxiety type attack where I feel weak and worry I am dying or I just feel on the edge or not relaxed? When I am at work this reduces my anxiety. I was hoping to do more CBT however the therapist ignored my emails and it says she is only doing video calls anyway which isn’t quite as useful. Each day I worry will it be my last day? Or I get awful thoughts of dying of something awful in my head. Has anybody got any tips I am sort of trying to figure out why I feel this way maybe the pandemic often I have a foreign holiday to look forward to but often with limited things to do I have more time to worry? Often I worry am I really living through all this but again perhaps it’s covid making it worse?
 

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COVID certainly is yet another trigger for those of us who fear death. Most all of us fear death, but watching the news throws death in our faces any time we turn the TV, radio or websites on. Distractions are helpful, but as you’ve stated, our options, like travel are greatly diminished.
 

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Can anybody help? Lately I have noticed the fear increasing perhaps with covid deaths always on the news? I am in my 30’s but have a constant fear of dying. I believe it’s a problem if it affects your life daily which it does for example I can get an anxiety type attack where I feel weak and worry I am dying or I just feel on the edge or not relaxed? When I am at work this reduces my anxiety. I was hoping to do more CBT however the therapist ignored my emails and it says she is only doing video calls anyway which isn’t quite as useful. Each day I worry will it be my last day? Or I get awful thoughts of dying of something awful in my head. Has anybody got any tips I am sort of trying to figure out why I feel this way maybe the pandemic often I have a foreign holiday to look forward to but often with limited things to do I have more time to worry? Often I worry am I really living through all this but again perhaps it’s covid making it worse?
If you have a fear of dying, you have to break the triggers that cause this, by reassuring yourself that you are going to live a long time. You can also reassure yourself by working out and also eating healthy foods. Death is certain, but the certainty of time that you will pass, 90% depends practically on you. The other 10% is right circumstances.
 

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I have a daily anxiety where I feel tense and anxious how can I deal with this? I try and use visualisation and relaxation tapes but it doesn’t always help much as it comes back?
 

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One thing with a lot of stuff like this is the person expects it to happen. Much like if a person has one panic attack. They expect a second panic attack. Thus it happens because they were expecting it to happen. No doubt you are expecting this anxiety to come on. if it didn't come on you would wonder why it hadn't happened. Probably worry about that. Bit like sitting there telling yourself something is bound to happen. Because that is what you are used to. It is the norm for you. It is this cycle you have to try and break.
 

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One thing with a lot of stuff like this is the person expects it to happen. Much like if a person has one panic attack. They expect a second panic attack. Thus it happens because they were expecting it to happen. No doubt you are expecting this anxiety to come on. if it didn't come on you would wonder why it hadn't happened. Probably worry about that. Bit like sitting there telling yourself something is bound to happen. Because that is what you are used to. It is the norm for you. It is this cycle you have to try and break.
Yes so you think as I am expecting this to happen it comes on? My pattern is I have very bad ocd but when the ocd is not had instead I have bad anxiety where I feel on the edge headaches tension feeling uneasy? My ocd has not troubled me as much so could this be a reason?
 

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With anxiety we expect things to happen. Why? Because we are used to them happening. To us that is normal. Read many posts were people felt there was something wrong because they felt good. They were not used to feeling good. Their mind was confused. Why where they feeling so good. Then they go and look for anything to feel like they are used to feeling. All just how anxiety works.
 

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How can I reduce this anxiety and worry about dying every day it just seems every day right now I am trying to reduce cola as perhaps that’s not good when my anxiety is bad?
 

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One of the biggest keys for overcoming death anxiety is acceptance. It's an inevitable fact of life, but there are steps we can take to prolong our time here. Otherwise, you must learn to accept that it can strike at any time. Car accident, illness, plane crash, lightning strike, nuclear bomb, anthrax - anything. LoL. As that small list shows, there are lots of potential causes of an untimely death, but they're also very unlikely, generally speaking.

Speak to a therapist if possible. They can help provide you the tools you need to overcome this fear. I know how tough it can be, I've definitely been there.
 

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Yes For past few weeks I have felt on the panicy and worried? I have struggled to eat I have had this before but it passed.

*My anxiety is worse when my ocd is lower.
*I felt desperate and emailed my therapist. I emailed her earlier in the year and was ignored and again yesterday and I was ignored again so seems I may need a new therapist if I get more CBT? I previously had ten seasons but feel let down they ignored me.
*I have a worry about dying and worry about this daily right now I believe this is a catalyst for my anxiety.
*We have been told about corns rules until atleast March 2021 whilst other counties are taking a more relaxed route compared to UK.
*Another forum I went on I had to quit due to them trying to make me wear a mask. I decided to go back for help as I was feeling desperate but again like the CBT I was ignored so I feel I need to reach out and chat to more people who suffer anxiety and ocd who can help..
 

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I have been dealing with this daily almost non-stop myself. I have ptsd and figured the stress of everything in the world right now plus ptsd is causing these daily intense moments of fear of death for me.
 

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live every day as if it was your last day and you might cherish things more, plus dying is just another Stage of life you never know what’s gonna happen! WE ALL MUST DIE BUT FIRST WE MUST LIVE
 

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Yes every day I have this worry right now. It has to be Solipsism but this worry took over? How can I rid myself of this fear?
 

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Yes he is old so that’s true but my worry is bad right now I don’t want to leave too far from home incase I fall ill. I was in town the other day and felt hunger and weak and eventually it passed? When I think about it the symptom appears. I am u sure what to do about CBT as many have told me that the resources are already online. But yes right now my worry is falling ill so I just want to stay in can anyone help?
 

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When my ocd is bad my anxiety is low but when my anxiety is bad my ocd is lower. For weeks I’ve not had the hunger or worrying about dying but last 2 days had some hunger symptoms and worried about dying of some awful death. I feel on the edge and tense each day anybody else had this?
 

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When my ocd is bad my anxiety is low but when my anxiety is bad my ocd is lower. For weeks I’ve not had the hunger or worrying about dying but last 2 days had some hunger symptoms and worried about dying of some awful death. I feel on the edge and tense each day anybody else had this?
I think the important thing to remember is that, it’s all in your head. I personally deal with anxiety, ocd and ptsd. And i know my brain tries to tear me down. And if you honestly think you’re ill, your body will react as such because you’re brain is telling it to, not necessarily because there’s anything wrong. Its learning to accept that you are okay. So if you’re constantly thinking youre dying, if youre constantly feeling down. Then your body will react with low energy, inappetence etc. With ocd youre supposed to do the opposite of what your brain is telling you. If you think youll fall ill outside of your home, you wont ever leave home and those “ what ifs” will get worse over time. Thats why therapy is good because a professional guides you into experiencing those uncomfortable thoughts, feelings, and situations and help you not react to them. Retraining your brain to not alert to safe situations. I’d definitely seek help again if I were you


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I seem to get anxiety daily often at work and the symptoms still freak me out. I know a therapist would try and help me get use to these symptoms but how can I stop feeling anxiety feelings daily?
 

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Try and figure out what is you are fearing and why you are fearing it. then ask yourself is there really anything in what you fear. Irrational fear. Meaning there is no real fear there. The mind just assumes there is. If we can see there is nothing to really fear, we can begin to train the mind to see things this way as well. The fear is all just made up. Not real.
 

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Does anybody get this where they feel a bit anxious and think it would be easier to be a robot or android memory on a machine rather than feel anxiety? Like immortality would be cool but it would also stop anxiety feelings too?
 
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