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Why do I always think I'm dying?

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Last Updated: 11/28/2021 at 5:45pm
Why do I always think I'm dying?
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March 13th, 2020 1:25pm
If you are eating well,getting enough sleep,having emotional support from family and friends,and you are just overall physically healthy,then you are not dying,you are thinking that you are dying while actually you aren't,because it's impossible to assume that by saying "I'm dying" you are actually dying,while we are all know it's not true,because if you were truly dying,you weren't able to talk much and won't able to stand up from the bed or just walk like an ordinary person.Good news,whatever we convince our brain to think,like for instance "I have a diabetes",then your brain CAN actually mimic symptoms and can in fact make you feel like you have a diabetes,while in reality,it's all a placebo effect.So in conclusion,if you are feeling unwell,check your body first for any problems,and then try to evaluate the problem that is mental problem.
March 28th, 2020 6:23pm
Maybe you feel like this for the moment, but remember, it's up to you to fight this feeling and beat it. Sometimes the experiences and problems we have in life can be tiring. Although there are feelings that make us feel dead, there are also good feelings that make us feel alive. I suggest you take some time to yourself and your daily routine and find the emotions that make you happy. Take some time to find the emotions that make you unhappy, and try solve them. These problems seem to be unresolved, they will be overcome in time and make you a stronger person.
July 12th, 2020 7:18pm
You may feel as if you are physically dying because of obscene pain or your mental health. Mental health severely affects your body and perspective on life. Negative thoughts and constantly putting yourself down is equivalent to aging because you are being toxic to yourself. However, this is not your fault at all and this can be solved with proper therapy and learning how to love yourself. No one deserves to feel this way, and you might think you do, but you are a human being at the end of the day and as long as you do not cause harm or be toxic, you deserve all the love in this world. Love you xx
July 24th, 2020 12:37pm
Panic attacks can cause a person to feel out of breadth as though they are dying. They are also triggered because of fear. A sudden dissociation can cause the mind to wonder and feel out of touch. The attach is induced by sudden fear which relate to a person who might undergo psychosis. Energy drained and lack of interest is caused by schizophrenia or mood disorders which is a named disease according to health professions. When I felt like dying I had no breath and felt as if someone was taking the air away from me, this usually happened to me when I would have a great fear induced by post traumatic stress.
September 9th, 2020 6:41pm
When we take the time to slow down and think. As humans we only have so much time to live. Our life is short and when we are still in mind to think about humans aging (ourselves). We are more aware of us potentially dying or nearing close to death. We think in our heads of how time has passed by so fast. Where we are in life personally and what we have achieved so far. It is the possibility to why people always think that they are dying. Because you are constantly aging and your body is no longer the same as it was before.
October 9th, 2020 3:12pm
It not as strange as it sounds. When we say we think, we associate ourselves with an identity. And when you say dying, this identity is feeling a threat or weak willed due to inability to fulfill a desire, a strong desire may be, which is not so evident. Interestingly you will always have to "think" to have this idea of dying. To make sure this is a thinking, try to small experiment to disassociate with any identity, like husband/wife, father/mother, or any other identity and just be be in present, right this moment. Try to get back to "this moment" whenever your mind tries to put you back in any identity or an idea. Hope this helps someone.
October 18th, 2020 7:34pm
You might feel this way due to past experiences. Perhaps an event has taken place at some course in your life where you felt threatened or subconsciously had a moment, where you felt overwhelmed with similar emotions, thus making you feel as though you're always dying. Although this could also be a constant irrational fear (i.e. fear of spiders, holes, darkness etc.) This can be combated by addressing the source and root of the issue. Once you've come to terms with it, you can proceed from their and move forward with a respective plan and course of action.
July 15th, 2021 12:54pm
Obsessive thoughts of death can come from anxiety as well as depression. They might include worrying that you or someone you love will die. These intrusive thoughts can start out as harmless passing thoughts, but we become fixated on them because they scare us. Hopefully this helps you out, it can be very hard to deal with obsessive thoughts. Try relaxing, or doing meditation exercises, these might help, also, try to do physical exercises too, they might help out. Take care of your general physical and mental health, and try spending time with people you love. You got this !
November 3rd, 2021 11:45pm
There could be many reasons. Some people live through trauma that heightens general anxiety, possibly also experiencing post-traumatic stress disorder. Anxiety also increases for many people who experience severe acid reflux, as well as many other forms of chronic pain in various parts of the body. Social and bodily causes sometimes interact--for example, emotional pain from an ongoing, difficult relationship can make chronic arthritis worse, which can feed into feelings of dying. Many people also feel trapped in romantic relationships, unsatisfactory jobs, family situations, etc. Desires for a change to these situations could correspond to feelings of dying because a person can feel as if their autonomy or sense of control is diminishing. For many of these scenarios, there are usually solutions to help alleviate thoughts of dying. Visiting a mental healthcare provider can be a good step towards identifying causes and finding ways to overcome these thoughts.
November 10th, 2021 2:12am
Something I've personally experienced is anxiety making me feel like I'm dying which leads to anxiety attacks as well as panic attacks. What helps me is practicing mindfulness and trying to practice yoga daily or at least once a week. Feeling like you're dying can be very overwhelming. It can also consume our everyday life and prevent us from completing daily tasks. Something that is helpful is speaking with someone about it and trying to find the source of the feeling. Usually as humans when we find the source of what we're feeling, the solution is much easier to come by.
November 28th, 2021 5:45pm
Personally, I've noticed that it is the feeling of being over/underwhelmed by everything happening around me. When life poses no happiness to you you may often find yourself thinking of the purpose behind it all. The lack of it may feel like you are dying. It is important to remember at the end of the day that all your emotions are valid and should not be diminished in an way shape or form. Life is a fickle thing that often leads us into unknown and complex emotions. What's important to keep in sight of is the next step, how can you help yourself? You, after all, are what is most important