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Old 01-04-2018, 12:59 PM   #1
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I am constantly worry about the world ending or how I would die. It has pretty much taken over my life. I can't sleep and if I do I am having nightmares because of this phobia.
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I am constantly worry about the world ending or how I would die. It has pretty much taken over my life. I can't sleep and if I do I am having nightmares because of this phobia.


it's perfectly normal to have a fear of dying- all of us, at some stage have had (or currently have) that fear

what would it feel like. how will it happen. when will it happen- so many questions.
it is a normal part of life- it happens to all of us at some point.

maybe one thing you could start to do is write a bucket list- things you want to do before you die

that way, you can slowly come to terms with it, and you can also do new and exciting things (which are not Only things you want to do, but they are distraction methods from the fear)

as for the world ending, it is very unlikely it will happen in our time.

it's been suggested by people who predicted things like 2012, and look what happened their- it was all just silly theory (says the person who actually believed it, and was sad when it didn't happen)
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I have that fear too. I also worry that anyone from my close family is going to die and how painful it will be. My worry is so big I sometimes find it difficult to sleep, especially when I've had an exhausting day.

In my experience, thinking that dying and family members passing away happens to absolutely everyone, no exceptions, helps. Everyone has to deal with death at some point so the only thing we can do is live our life and not worry about it. It's going to happen sooner or later, so what's the point of worrying about it?
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I was thinking about this fear literally for hours before I even saw this post up until now, so it really jumped out as something I can relate to completely. This fear somehow became strong around September, but I have also experienced this at age 15, where I became fixated on feeling that I was going to die soon. Now, I am afraid of dying in my sleep and think about it every night. It has made it worse that my former boyfriend died recently, and my best friend died of cancer, and I am quite young to know two people who were closest to me pass away. I obsess over fear of family dying too lately. I think I became obsessed with control.

I am supposed to be asleep now, but I am not, out of fear. Something that I fixate on lately is the risk of my medications causing cardiac problems and thinking something will happen to me if I go to sleep. Nothing seems to be helping. My heart is racing.

I am sorry that you are struggling this too. I wish I had solutions, but I am trying to use coping skills to try to relax and forget about the fear. If you are in therapy, hopefully that can help? I am starting to go for other reasons, but I am beginning to talk about it. I am hoping it will help, at least a little bit. The more I avoid thinking about all this, the better.
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I think about that too when I am not feeling physically well. The only thing I do is practice self care even if it feels odd. I have also tried some exercise, running on a re-bounder, as a therapist once suggested that sometimes that tricks the flight or fight part of the brain in to thinking I am running away from the danger and thus helping to quell some of those panic brain chemicals. I also know that feeling that way keeps me from enjoying those I love and life. Just sometimes the thoughts tend to get a life of their own.
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I am constantly worry about the world would end. I would not be able to live my life before that happen.

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