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Hello, Initially posted this on a reply to another thread but because I'd like to know whether others suffer from this and how they've dealt with the way they're suffering I've decided to start a new discussion. Hope this is okay. I've fears of dying every mealtime and it's literally taking over my life. I've had some but not many teeth removed and have been paranoid about choking since childhood. Now I'm blending most of my meals and do not eat regularly because of my worries. I've been told CBT should help and have gone back onto Citalopram to help with the anxiety but I'm worried that there's nothing that will help me overcome this. I've asked my dentist for reassurance and several GPs but come to my own conclusions and literally am worried that I can die whilst eating a meal. It's made me feel very miserable and at a guess has added to my feeling depressed and generally worthless (other factors are contributing to the latter but this seems like one viscious circle that's exceptionally difficult to get out of that is should it be possible to get out of at all). I do not want to die either. I'd like to see my little one grow up and be here for him. At a guess I'm not alone with fears like this (whether they're similar though I'm not sure) but it's a horrible thing to be going through particularly as you've got to eat in order to exist. As others have said on here this is very debilitating. Whether treatable I'm really not sure.
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