Extreme anxiety

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I have been suffering from severe anxiety that I have not felt the likes off since I had post natal depression nearly 16 years ago. I am convinced years of this worry has shortened my life span (I am 43). What makes it worse is I want to stay alive for my daughter who is 8. Her biological father has no contact and is abusive but I have read he could well get custody if I die. I can't sleep for worrying. Then I worry all this worry will cause my death and leave my daughter in a terrible position. I don't want to die until I know my daughter is a settled adult. I am in a terrible state. Please help, this anxiety is unbearable.

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    You will not die from anxiety as awful as it feels. I have pnd and anxiety at the moment and it's hell. Has anything trigged this back for you?
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      I have had it after a month without mess and it remains despite being put on new ones. My daughters estranged father phoned school after an absence of 2 years and it triggered terrible worry which I mentioned above. He has not been in touch since but he has pr which is a worry and I want her to stay with her brother and step dad should anything happen to me. I can't sleep and am worn out with the worry. I feel like because I'm thinking about my premature death so much it's like a prediction and therefore it will come true. I know it sounds insane but that's what I think.
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      I am so sorry you are feeling like this and I know probably nothing anyone says will make you worry less... I understand the while thinking about death so I feel it's a prediction, I feel the same way.. I think about it constantly, daily and I too feel that it is some kind of omen and I convince myself I am going to die.. I am so tired of feeling like this.. I see a therapist next week and am hoping she can help me work through some of thsee life debilitating thoughts... I hope you find the peace you are searching for..
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    Hii, i have that fear of dying too. i think so much about it that my brain believes it sooo much! The feeling in my body are so strong that i believe it myself. I wake up in the morning that i am amazed that i am alive. I have a 3 year old son and just thinking about leaving him is sooo Devastating. I have good days and bad days. My morning are usually not so great but the afternoon it get better. I have reached a point where i no longer look forward to the future events because my mind tells me "how do i know im going to be alive" and then i get so scared. like right now i am super scared and ying and leaving my son And family. You are not alone on this. rolleyes
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