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Since August after some stress ive literally felt like my body is dying. I feel heavy yet light...im spaced out nothing looks or feels real. I dont feel that i am connected to my body...when I walk my legs feel weightless...when I pinch myself I can feel it but at the same time I feel numb. Ive convinced myself of MS. My anxiety is through the roof I can't concentrate my head feels heavy and just sick...im so off balance..mu thoughts are racing amd i spend all day googling symptoms...ive never been this scared guys...
 

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What's so bad about dying? Death is an inevitable part of life. There isn't really any reason to be afraid of it. You will die, whether it's tomorrow, 10 years or now, or 50 years from now-and after you're dead, none of that will matter.
 
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My DP experience in the past did made me feel as if I'm dying due to some physical condition such as cancer.

Around this time I went to see doctors about stomach related issues. Because I was experiencing lot of problems with digestion.

My theory was if I solved the stomach problems my DP related problems will go away.

Anyways since doctors didn't find any problems with my stomach I decided to live with the thought I will die of some undiagnosed cancer in a few years.

I've abandoned that thought since and I believe that my condition is more neurological and that's what is causing the stomach problems.

However I sometimes like to think I might die in a year or so and then make decisions about my life based on that.
 

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Yes, worrying about illnesses and even that you are dying is quite common. When we are feeling in a heightened state of anxiety we can have a lot of obsessive and fearful thoughts and often they are health related. Googling symptoms brings up a lot of alarming possibilities and we can convince ourselves we have anything from parrot fever to the black death! The sensible thing is to try to put your mind at ease by talking to your doctor and having some general tests done to rule out a physical cause, but you said you had some stress before you felt this way so the chances are that's all it is. Most people never appreciate just how extreme and bizarre anxiety symptoms can be, so it's not surprising many people become convinced it's something life threatening. Anxiety and panic are all about life preservation and feeling in danger, so when there's no obvious cause like a grizzly bear standing in front of us we start looking around for some other explanation.
 

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Most people never appreciate just how extreme and bizarre anxiety symptoms can be
I beg to differ. In my experience, people-doctors and everyone else-are very hasty to attribute all symptoms to anxiety, even when the patient in question clearly states that they don't have anxiety problems. A lot of legitimate organic diseases go untreated and undiagnosed because "it's just anxiety and depression" until eventually, possibly decades later, it's discovered that that wasn't the case.
 
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What's so bad about dying? Death is an inevitable part of life. There isn't really any reason to be afraid of it. You will die, whether it's tomorrow, 10 years or now, or 50 years from now-and after you're dead, none of that will matter.
True I need to get more comfortable with that fact. I just dont wanna feel sick while I'm alive..
 

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Yes, worrying about illnesses and even that you are dying is quite common. When we are feeling in a heightened state of anxiety we can have a lot of obsessive and fearful thoughts and often they are health related. Googling symptoms brings up a lot of alarming possibilities and we can convince ourselves we have anything from parrot fever to the black death! The sensible thing is to try to put your mind at ease by talking to your doctor and having some general tests done to rule out a physical cause, but you said you had some stress before you felt this way so the chances are that's all it is. Most people never appreciate just how extreme and bizarre anxiety symptoms can be, so it's not surprising many people become convinced it's something life threatening. Anxiety and panic are all about life preservation and feeling in danger, so when there's no obvious cause like a grizzly bear standing in front of us we start looking around for some other explanation.
Thank you! I have had a few medical tests all are coming back fine. My CT scan was fine...i just need to learn to control my anxiety..its so hard. Especially whille feeling so spaced out and weird in the head.
 

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That's great. What helps me with anxiety is to keep reminding myself that no matter how much fear or dread I have experienced, nothing actually happened. Your mind wont let go of the fear immediately because it's not going to take any chances with your safety, but because it's objectively true it does eventually sink in.
 
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