fear of dying, anxiety causing panic, pls help

Posted , 72 users are following.

This discussion has been locked due to a period of inactivity. Start a new discussion

I'm suffering with this nearly everyday at the moment. Anxiety is causing me to have panic attacks most if not every day, I feel exhausted. I feel a constant chest pain, and if I move ie travel in a car or something it feels like somethings moving around inside my chest. Daily  though I get headaches, dizzyness, tingling hands, numbness, shortness of breath and general chest pain. I'm so scared im going to die with each and every feeling of panic. I've alalways thought/worried about dying since being little. But now with the anxiety I'm struggling every day with it. I feel so lost

11 likes, 131 replies

Report

131 Replies

Prev Next
  • Posted

    Hi Kerrianne. Sorry you are having a tough time. Please look up hyperventilation syndrome. It causes these kinds of symptoms. Also check out the link between that and adrenaline. I think you will find your answers. Good luck and be well. 
    Report
    • Posted

      Thank you for your message  I will look into that, my doctor did mention about hyperventilation but didn't really go in to it. Thank you I will have a look.
      Report
  • Posted

    Dear Kerrianne.

    I have been spending the last 7/8 weeks feeling scared like you both day and night, that I am going to die.The thoughts are very intrusive and destroy you as a person.

    Have you felt like this before?

    Have you seen your doctor?

    Report
    • Posted

      Hi Christine,  

      It is very intrusive and takes over everything.  I had anxiety and panic attacks about 4 years ago and managed to get it under control but this time it's come back with a vengeance,  I've tried medication, but I just get such terrible side effects. I get so scared. I've sseen doctors and been to hospital but have been told it's 'just' anxiety 

      Report
    • Posted

      Well  we know what it feels like and I di believe that genarl hospitals do not have the skills and confidemce to deal with menatl health concerns.

      Unless you have had training in mental heath it is very specialised and general nurses do not have this training.

      I know medication is not the best way forward but I have relented on this occaion.

      Report
    • Posted

      It feels like they are just told to get people in and out as quickly as possible. I've tried some medication but the side effects make my anxiety  worse. I have applied for some relaxation classes and hopefully that will help.

      It's just so scary and overwhelming that feelings like these that are so real yet can't harm you. I've never known anything like it. 

      Report
  • Posted

    I have been exactly feeling same with constant chest pain . Are you on some medication?
    Report
    • Posted

      I think you should talk to your gp to change your medication earlier i was on proxtine and the side effects were horrible then my phycatrist change my medication to citalopram 10mg with xanax 0.5 so now i am in my 5th week and most of the symptoms are you went away specially the 24 7 dizziness and tingling feeling in the hand 
      Report
  • Posted

    Hey, Just to say, i know how you're feeling, well for that past 2 months, constantly,i feel like i'm going to die,then the adrenalin starts then more worry and more anxiety hits...i feel shakey and scared every day,,and it's very tiring! I worry that i'm going to die and leave my wee 3yold son behind and my partner...it's so sad..i lay most nights crying to myself.I've been trying to tell myself that it is all in my head as everyone says.

    Oh and the chest pain, i get everyday too.I keep thinking i have some infection or something worse.

    Well when monday starts i'm defo's making an appointment with the docs..i feel like i can't do this anymore sad and it's not fair on my parnter, as he has to deal with my comlaints everyday.

    Report
    • Posted

      I know how you feel. I be like that too. I feel so bad about it. I feel bad for my boyfriend. He feels sad about how I feel. It makes me feel miserable. I don't want to be like this no more!!!😅
      Report
    • Posted

      Hi shone

      Thanks for your message. I totally relate to how you're feeling. I think all the time about dying and leaving my mum and partner and not having a chance for children or marriage.

      I just feel so out of control with it. Im constantly battling with myself to try not to let the panic take over but I can never stop it

      I hope you feel much better soon 

      Report
    • Posted

      hi me too i feel lik am going to die everyday and leave my child.i my anxiety are become more and more everyday.and they are so bad they can get u anywhere but reading what u wrote gives me hope. that i am not alone in this. i hope to get better
      Report
    • Posted

      I feel exactly the same constantly feel like I am going to die due to lack of oxygen I have 2 young kids and also frightened to death that I'm just going to collapse and die constantly feeling like I have to breath deep to get a good breath which then makes me panic and it takes me ages to come down from it it's so scary iv been put on peroxetine 20mg been on it 5 days now I'm seeing a little improvement already starting to be replacing negative thoughts with positive so I don't panic as much so that's a start at least I'm still bad with the breathing thing tho sad hopefully the tablets will kick in fully after a week or so. Wat do u do to try and over come this have you got any better?

      Report
  • Posted

    Hi Kerrianne, Justine, Lynn and Alice

    I had to reply to you guys.  I've been suffering with anxiety/panic attacks from 18 years of age on and off (now 40 years old).  I can go for years without anything then out of the blue it will start.  I could write a book of the symptoms I have experienced, but all that you lot of mentioned for sure.  I attended A&E once years ago during a really severe panic attack and they admitted me overnight as my heart was racing so bad they wanted to make sure it wasn't some sort of heart problem. I'm not a medication pusher but the ONLY thing that has worked for me is anti depressants.  Up until this year the only AD I had been on was Paroxetine/Seroxat which was brilliant at curing my anxity and panic attacks but REALLY hard to come off, it took me 2 years using a liquid form and a lot of willpower to get off it, plus I just constantly felt suppressed mood wise by it.

    This year in February I had a huge panic attack one day, lasted 2 days and that snowballed into severe anxiety.  I thought right, I'm gonna tackle this a differen way and started seeing a psychotherapist which cost me a fortune.  He was lovely and we talked alot about why I was probably lke this, bad thinking patterns, early childhood issues etc, however i found understanding it didn't make it go away.  6 months after starting the therapy I eventually relented and went to my GP for meds.  I really did not want to do this as I felt I had spent such a long time trying to get off the last ones, it felt almost like failing.  I'm on Citalopram 20mg and I have to say it's fabulous.  It's rough to start with as they do give you side effects but if you stick with it it really does work.  I now have little to no anxiety and better than that I don't feel that supression of mood that I did with seroxat.  My GP was the most sensible person I've talked to in a long time (I've switched surgeries) when she said maybe I'm that kind of anxious person that iti's so ingrained in me I will always be slightly this way.  I too worried about dying as a child, always terrified me and I've grown this way.

    I just want to say there is always help out there, and a way of getting better.  You can't change the person you are but you can adjust and accept the way you are.

    Report
    • Posted

      Sorry to hear that you've had such a bad time with anxiety Louise. No matter how many times or how long we suffer it never gets easier. Glad you are feeling better now though. 

      I was prescribed citalopram, 10mg. But as you mentioned the side effects are pretty rough. I personally gave up taking them after 2 weeks because they made me feel so strange... I felt like my eyes weren't connected to my face and that I was just a floating pair of eyes? I know it sounds strange. But I'm glad that they work wonders for you :-)

      Report
    • Posted

      Hi louise

      So sorry for everything you've  gone ethrough mines been on and off over the last few years but this is definitely the worst it's been. 

      I went through a stage of not wanting to take meds because I wanted to get over it myself and there was a time i was able to do it but my anxiety was nothing like it is now and everything I used to be able to do to calm myself down doesn't work now.

      I'd just like to find some thing that works now as I really have had enough of feeling like this. It's hard to get through work, it takes its toll on my relationship and family

      Thanks so much for your message. Maybe like you it's a part of me that will never  go but I will hopefully find what I need to help 

      Report
    • Posted

      Hi Louise. I'm so glad that the meds work for you. I was medicated with so many things with so many side effects that I weaned myself off of everything. I wouldn't recommend it, though. It was a horrible time. Don't feel bad about being on meds. I wish they would have worked out better for me. It would have saved many years of misery. 
      Report
    • Posted

      hi louise i am also thinking about meds and have citalopram what side effects you have ? i work is it possible to cope with work or do you think need time out to cope with side effects
      Report

Join this discussion or start a new one?

New discussion

Report as inappropriate

Thanks for your help!

We want the forums to be a useful resource for our users but it is important to remember that the forums are not moderated or reviewed by doctors and so you should not rely on opinions or advice given by other users in respect of any healthcare matters. Always speak to your doctor before acting and in cases of emergency seek appropriate medical assistance immediately. Use of the forums is subject to our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy and steps will be taken to remove posts identified as being in breach of those terms.

newnav-down newnav-up