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Hello, please help. Im feeling really spacey unreal and like im going to die any second. I feel like this 24 hours a day. Ive had blood tests, blood pressure check, balance tests etc and nothing can be found wrong with me but im so certain im about to die.
What can i do?

Please help

I feel like im going mad
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. SH replied 3 years ago.

Dr. Shahzad MD :

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Dr. Shahzad MD :

With the symptoms that you are mentioning you are most likely experiencing severe anxiety disorder. You will most likely require medications like citalopram 10 mg once daily or escitalopram 10 mg once daily.

Dr. Shahzad MD :

I would strongly recommend that you be referred to a psychiatrist for further evaluation of your condition. Almost all your symptoms particularly with the normal lab results indicate that you have anxiety which needs to be treated.

Dr. Shahzad MD :

Let me know if you have any further questions.

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Customer: Im so frightened. What is this spacey unreal feeling?
Customer: Im on medication sertraline 100mg but feel awful
Dr. Shahzad MD :

Since how long are you on sertraline?

Customer: I was on 50mg for 3 weeks im now on 100mg which has been just over a week
Dr. Shahzad MD :

And there is no improvement in symptoms?

Customer: No, i was at doctors yesterday and says needs more time
Customer: What is this spacey unreal feeling?
Dr. Shahzad MD :

Since how long are you having this feeling?

Customer: 8 weeks
Dr. Shahzad MD :

Has this started ever since you were started on sertraline?

Customer: It was there before thats when i started feeling ill. But i think its got worse now
Dr. Shahzad MD :

I think it may be related to side effects of medication

Customer: But it was there before i started taking it
Dr. Shahzad MD :

May have been worsened by the medication.

Dr. Shahzad MD :

You will require regular follow up with your doctor on this.

Customer: Why did it come though? I feel so strange. It like part of me is dead and the rest of me is numb and could just die any minute
Dr. Shahzad MD :

You may require even a change in medication if sertraline does not work eventually.

Customer: Yeh im there every week at the minute
Dr. Shahzad MD :

Yes you should continue regular follow up and most likely you will require a change in medication.

Dr. Shahzad MD :

A change because this one is not working as it should.

Customer: Why did the spaciness come in the first place tho? Its got to be something serious
Dr. Shahzad MD :

Nothing serious at all, particularly with all the normal labs that you have had.

Customer: I really think im dying
Dr. Shahzad MD :

You are not dying.

Dr. Shahzad MD :

You need to try and relax.

Dr. Shahzad MD :

Trust me, you will not die.

Dr. Shahzad MD :

Its the state of mind that you are in that makes you think so.

Dr. Shahzad MD :

Are you there?

Customer: Is that why i feel so spacey. Im scares
Customer: Im here sorry
Dr. Shahzad MD :

I understand that you are scared but let me assure you that you will not die.

Dr. Shahzad MD :

Its your anxiety that is taking the better of you.

Customer: Not to be rude or question you but how do you know that?
Dr. Shahzad MD :

Because all your tests are normal

Customer: What if something was missed?
Dr. Shahzad MD :

If you were to die you would have definitely had something abnormal in labs

Customer: Really, what can i do about this spacey feeling? How can i stop it?
Customer: Do you think i have a brain tumour or any other brain condition?
Dr. Shahzad MD :

You do not have a tumor in the brain.

Dr. Shahzad MD :

The spacey feeling will stop when you are on the right drug.

Dr. Shahzad MD :

You will most likely require a change in medication

Customer: The doctor wont change it as says needs more time. How can i manage?
Dr. Shahzad MD :

Just give it a week or two more and see if the medication works.

Dr. Shahzad MD :

If it does not work then you will require a change in medication.

Customer: U promise ill not die and ill get better? I feel like ive lost my life
Dr. Shahzad MD :

Yes I promise

Dr. Shahzad MD :

You will not die.

Customer: Will this get better? Im scared to be stuck with this
Dr. Shahzad MD :

It will get better.

Dr. Shahzad MD :

You will have to be patient.

Dr. Shahzad MD :

It will be better in due course of time, I am sure.

Dr. Shahzad MD :

You need to follow-up regularly.

Customer: My job is at risk and i need to get better soon
Dr. Shahzad MD :

You will get better hopefully in due course of time.

Customer: Have you ever treated someone like this? Do you know anyone who has been stuck like this?
Dr. Shahzad MD :

Its very common

Dr. Shahzad MD :

I deal with patients like these day in and day out.

Customer: Do they have the spacey feeling?
Dr. Shahzad MD :

Yes

Dr. Shahzad MD :

Its a very common symptom.

Customer: Really? I cant seem to find it anywhere, its so bad its like im not here and ive lost myself
Dr. Shahzad MD :

Trust me, you will be fine.

Customer: I really hope so. My life is just falling apart
Dr. Shahzad MD :

I understand, trust me you will be fine

Dr. Shahzad MD :

You do not have anything serious at all.

Dr. Shahzad MD :

Its your mind thats playing games with you, making you think that way.

Customer: Why do i feel so weak and like i cant do anything?
Dr. Shahzad MD :

It may be side effects of medications. It may also be due to your anxiety causing you to be fatigued.

Customer: I thought anxiety was an attack then u were ok not constantly there 24/7. Its the hardest symptom to deal with the spaciness. Any other symptom i could deal sith
Customer: with*
Dr. Shahzad MD :

It can come in attacks which are called as panic attacks and it can be constant as well.

Customer: Why cant i believe its anxiety? I really really g can see how it could make me so bad
Dr. Shahzad MD :

You are having severe anxiety which can make you feel this way.
Trust me, you are having severe anxiety and nothing else.

Customer: Thankyou. I find it so hard to believe any1 doctors my family, friends etc
Dr. Shahzad MD :

You are most welcome
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Customer: Thanks i will
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Customer: replied 3 years ago.
Can anxiety also cause lose stools. Im not going any more than usual its jus loser
Customer: replied 3 years ago.
Relist: Answer came too late.
Expert:  Dr. David replied 3 years ago.
This is Dr. David

yes excessive anxiety can cause nervous bowels and loose stools.
Customer: replied 3 years ago.
Can it make me feel so strange like im going to die 24 hours a day with no way out?
Expert:  Dr. David replied 3 years ago.
yes, excessive anxiety can make you feel this way

have you seen your doctor to talk about treatments to help lessen your anxiety?
Customer: replied 3 years ago.
Ive been to docs waiting for counsellor. What can i do? Do you think im going to die?
Expert:  Dr. David replied 3 years ago.
no, I don't think you are going to die.

did your doctors give you medications to take?
Customer: replied 3 years ago.
They have given me sertraline. Was on 50mg for 3 weeks and they have upped it to 100mg which ive been on for just over a week.

What can i do to get rid of this spacey feeling?

So is there a slight chance i could be dying?
Expert:  Dr. David replied 3 years ago.
I am glad you are on sertraline

stay on it. but it can take a few weeks to start working.

no, there is not a slight chance you could be dying. this is your anxiety disorder which is making you worry about dying. but you are not.

you should also talk to your doctor about a long acting agent for anxiety like valium or klononpin (clonazepam) which can help your anxiety until your sertraline starts to work better for you.

when is the next time you are going to see your doctor?
Customer: replied 3 years ago.
They have given me a beta blocker propananol and diazapam thats all they would give me.

Im back again next wednesday?

I just dont get how i can feel so certain and feel this physical symptom if im ok
Expert:  Dr. David replied 3 years ago.
that is good.

are you taking your diazepam? what dose are you taking? are you taking it twice a day?

the beta blocker propranolol will help you decrease your fast heart rate as well which is good.

that is good you are seeing them next wednesday.

it is your anxiety disorder which is making you feel like this

I'm glad you are getting treatment for your anxiety disorder.
Customer: replied 3 years ago.
It is 2mg and yeh twice a day at the minute.

I keep thinking ive got a brain tumour or brain condition.

I also feel like im going mad as cant see how i could be so certain of death otherwise
Expert:  Dr. David replied 3 years ago.
talk to your doctor about increasing the dose of the diazepam. 2mg is a low dose. you might benefit from 4mg or 6mg twice a day.

a higher dose might help better control your anxiety and these thoughts you are having.
Customer: replied 3 years ago.
What can i do about the spacey unreal feeling?
Expert:  Dr. David replied 3 years ago.
you should follow up with your doctors and talk about the option of increasing the dose of the diazepam. higher doses of the diazepam could help.

also you need to talk to the counselor about it as well. ask your doctors when you will be seeing the psychotherapist for counseling.
Customer: replied 3 years ago.
Thanks, XXXXX XXXXX problem i cant get in to see the counsellor for 2-3 months

Im scared this will never go away

Expert:  Dr. David replied 3 years ago.
you might have to pay for a counselor to see privately before then

it will get better with treatment.

follow up with your doctor this wednesday and say you have to see a couselor sooner.
Customer: replied 3 years ago.
Yeh i was thinking of paying just cant afford it. With me being off work my pay has reduced.

Expert:  Dr. David replied 3 years ago.
I understand

best of luck to you

let me know if you have other questions.

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Customer: replied 3 years ago.
Thanks doctor. I need to find some confidence from somewhere
Expert:  Dr. David replied 3 years ago.
you are welcome

give our sertraline medication time to work

hang in there

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Customer: replied 3 years ago.
Are you 100% certain im not dying dr. Im so scared i feel like every1 is missing something. Is there any tests i havnt had which i should of had?
Expert:  Dr. David replied 3 years ago.
I'm sure you are not dying.

I know you are scared. this is your anxiety disorder which is not well controlled

talk to your doctors about increasing your dose of diazepam.

and you have to give the sertraline time to work.
Customer: replied 3 years ago.
Is there any other tests i should of had? What diseases would could spaciness and these awful feelings that im nearly dead?
Expert:  Dr. David replied 3 years ago.
you have seen doctors already and had an evaluation.

you have had all of the testing you need so far.

this is your anxiety disorder causing you to feel this way.
Customer: replied 3 years ago.
Is there any ilnesses that would cause this apart from anxiety.

I worry incase theres a serious problem in my brain??

Expert:  Dr. David replied 3 years ago.
this is your anxiety which is making you worried about this.

other diseases would not cause these symptoms

you could get a scan of your brain but it most likely will be normal.
Customer: replied 3 years ago.
The doctor looked behind my eyes. Would any major problems show up from that?
Expert:  Dr. David replied 3 years ago.
I'm glad your doctor checked your eyes.

yes, this would have picked up problems.
Customer: replied 3 years ago.
I also dis some balance tests with doctor which were fine. With all these tests do you defo think anything physical would of been picked up?

Expert:  Dr. David replied 3 years ago.
yes, these tests would have picked up physical issues which would be there.
Customer: replied 3 years ago.
Another doctor on here told me it sounds like vestibular disease. This confused me as everyone has told me no doubts its anxiety,

Now i dont know what to believe.

Expert:  Dr. David replied 3 years ago.
you should be trusting your doctors who examined you and looked in your eyes and tested your balance.

anxiety can cause these symptoms.

have your doctors look in your ears and ask your doctors if you have vesticubar disease. I bet they will say no
Customer: replied 3 years ago.
Yeh they have said anxiety, it feels like im half dead, a little bit of me is left alive and i could just die completely anytime

Thats how it feels
Expert:  Dr. David replied 3 years ago.
I understand.

you have to give your sertraline medications time to work

and talk to your doctors about increasing your dose of diazepam up to 4 or 6mg twice a day.
Customer: replied 3 years ago.
Ok ill ask about that.
I just need to know for certain this is anxiety then maybe i can stop being so scared
Expert:  Dr. David replied 3 years ago.
for certain this is anxiety related.

I have told you this already

but because your anixety disorder is not well controlled at this point, most likely you will continue to worry.

let me know if you have other questions.

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Customer: replied 3 years ago.
I really want to believe, i just feel like nothing i touch is real and im just not alive. I hate this so much

At least if it is physical it can be treated and your not labelled a freak or a weirdo thats what people are saying about me. Even my own boyfriend
Expert:  Dr. David replied 3 years ago.
this is your anxiety disorder which is not controlled at this point. you need to get on the right dose of the right medications.

you will get better.
Customer: replied 3 years ago.
The doctors wont change my meds. Ive just rang up to see if i can up my diazapam etc but they wont allow it

What can i do now?
Expert:  Dr. David replied 3 years ago.
you have to tell them your anxiety is very bad

talk to them face to face on Wednesday

and ask them when you can get a psychotherapy counselor possibly sooner.
Customer: replied 3 years ago.
Ok i will, you think ill survive till then?

Expert:  Dr. David replied 3 years ago.
yes, you will survive.
Customer: replied 3 years ago.
I dont know how i got through the night and survived doctor david

This is never going to go away is it?

I feel so ill im sure im going to die?
Customer: replied 3 years ago.
Relist: Answer came too late.
Expert:  Dr. David replied 3 years ago.
sorry, I was asleep. are you doing better today?

did you talk to your doctor about increasing your dose of valium? you have to see them face to face. and let them know your anxiety is bad
Customer: replied 3 years ago.
Im still terrified. Yes ive been to see them but they will not increase it

Im so sure im going to die dr. This really is happening isnt it?
Expert:  Dr. David replied 3 years ago.
you are not going to die.

talk to your doctors again about increasing your valium medication.
Customer: replied 3 years ago.
You promise?
How can i feel do near death and certain if im not?
Expert:  Dr. David replied 3 years ago.
yes, I promise you are not going to die.

you are feeling this way because your anxiety is not properly being controlled.

you need to talk to your doctor again face to face

and let them know you are feeling this way

and that your anxiety is not being well controlled

and you need to increase the dose of your valium.
Customer: replied 3 years ago.
What is this this spacey not there feeling?

It just cant be anxiety.
Expert:  Dr. David replied 3 years ago.
it is excessive anxiety that is causing you to feel spacy.

you also need to see a psychiatrist for evaluation as well.
Customer: replied 3 years ago.
Ive just spoken to a doctor on another site and they are telling me i could have a brain tumour???

Is this true?
Expert:  Dr. David replied 3 years ago.
no, you don't have a brain tumor

not at your age.

this is only worsening your anxiety.

I am a cancer doctor. I treat patients who have brain tumors.

you don't have a brain tumor.

did this other doctor know you have a history of anxiety disorder and you are taking sertraline and valium for your anxiety disorder?
Customer: replied 3 years ago.
Yeh i told her everything.

Im terrified now, is this a symptom of a brain tumour?

How do you know for definite?
Expert:  Dr. David replied 3 years ago.
I know because I am cancer doctor

you can go get an MRI scan of the brain but I bet it will be completely normal

I would bet you 1000 British Pounds that your scan of your brain does not show a brain tumor

and that this all your anxiety causing your symptoms.
Customer: replied 3 years ago.
Would i have other symptoms?

My doctor looked behind my eyes, would they have seen something?
Expert:  Dr. David replied 3 years ago.
yes, they would have seen swelling of the optic nerve

you would have headaches and nausea or seizures or stroke symptoms or paralysis if you had a brain tumor.
Customer: replied 3 years ago.
Is that in all cases?

Can it always be detected by looking into the eyes?

Expert:  Dr. David replied 3 years ago.
looking into the eyes and having a neurological examination and physical examination and full medical history evaluation.

yes, it can be detected well in all cases like this

you are letting your anxiety get out of control here.
Customer: replied 3 years ago.
Why would the other doctor say that?

Can you get an mri scan privately without referral from doctor?
Expert:  Dr. David replied 3 years ago.
I can't speak for the other doctor.

yes, you can try to get a private MRI scan

you will have to pay for this.

Customer: replied 3 years ago.
How would i do a private one?

So in no circumstance could i have a brain tumour without the other symptoms?

The other doctor also said it could be ms or brain legions whatever they are
Expert:  Dr. David replied 3 years ago.
you have to seek out a private MRI facility. and go there and pay for an MRI scan.

in no circumstance would you have a brain tumor.

I am sorry that the other doctor is increasing your anxiety.
Customer: replied 3 years ago.
Ok, ive looked up where i can go and everywhere in the uk requires a go referral.

Im just really confused now coz the other doctor is saying it cant be anxiety.

Please please dont take this the wrong way. I just want to try and trust, are you definitely a real doctor? Im scared with the internet
Expert:  Dr. David replied 3 years ago.
you should be scared of the internet.

you should be trusting your doctors who examined you

your doctors didn't find a brain tumor and were not worried about brain tumor.

your doctors have increased your medication for your sertraline. you have to give this medication time to work.

your anxiety is not well controlled at this point.
Customer: replied 3 years ago.
So are you definitely a real doctor?
Expert:  Dr. David replied 3 years ago.
yes, I am definitely a real doctor

I am a practicing cancer doctor in the USA.

I treat patients who have brain tumors.

you don't have a brain tumor.
Customer: replied 3 years ago.
Thanks dr, sorry for doubting you.

So anxiety can definitely cause these symptoms?

Im so scared now.

Could i have ms or brain legions?
Expert:  Dr. David replied 3 years ago.
I have told you a thousand times that anxiety can cause these symptoms

you keep asking the same questions because your anxiety is not in control.

you don't have MS or a brain lesion.

you have excessive anxiety.
Customer: replied 3 years ago.
I know i do, im sorry. Im just so up a height now.

Im scared to death

Expert:  Dr. David replied 3 years ago.
this is your anxiety

talk to your doctor about increasing your valium to 4mg twice a day

and your sertraline should start to work better for you in the next few weeks.
Customer: replied 3 years ago.
Thankyou, so do you not think i need an mri scan?
Expert:  Dr. David replied 3 years ago.
you are welcome

you don't need an MRi scan

you can always go get one, but I bet it will be negative.

let me know if you have other questions.

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Customer: replied 3 years ago.
How can i get through the rest of today dr?

I feel like i cant get through tonight now?

Expert:  Dr. David replied 3 years ago.
you got through the night last night and you though you weren't going to get through

talk to your doctors about trying 4mg of valium twice a day. that should help your anxiety more.
Customer: replied 3 years ago.
Im really shaken up tonight now tho.

Im scared stiff.

My doctors is closed now.
Expert:  Dr. David replied 3 years ago.
try to do deep breathing exercises to slow down your anxiety and calm yourself down.

are you taking your valium today?
Customer: replied 3 years ago.
Yes im taking it today.

Im just scared incase i dont wake up if i go to sleep or that im just going to collapse and die.

This spaciness just needs to have an explanation
Expert:  Dr. David replied 3 years ago.
it is from your anxiety.

you didn't die last night.

you won't die tonight.
Customer: replied 3 years ago.
You are brilliant to talk to thankyou.

Is it really there or is it my imagination?
Expert:  Dr. David replied 3 years ago.
it is not imagination

it is a mental disorder called anxiety disorder which is causing this.
Customer: replied 3 years ago.
Thats good to know, i keep getting told by people im imagining it.

Expert:  Dr. David replied 3 years ago.
this has nothing to do with your imagination

it is due to anxiety disorder.
Customer: replied 3 years ago.
I need to sit down now and try to convince myself im not dying somehow. I wish i could just be me again

Expert:  Dr. David replied 3 years ago.
I hope you feel better.

hang in there.
Customer: replied 3 years ago.
Thanks for all your help.

I cant tell you how much i appreciate it
Expert:  Dr. David replied 3 years ago.
you are welcome

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Customer: replied 3 years ago.
Of course i will, thanks alot
Customer: replied 3 years ago.
Dave im really struggling today, im seriously dying i just know i am

Expert:  Dr. David replied 3 years ago.
hey, you didn't die last night.

I'm sure you were worried about that.

did you talk to your doctors about increasing your dose of valium? I bet you would do better taking two of the 2mg pills twice a day.
Customer: replied 3 years ago.
Yeh they have advised me not to,

This is the absolute worst ive felt today, there just has to be something wrong.

Please help me
Expert:  Dr. David replied 3 years ago.
how would you like me to help you?
Customer: replied 3 years ago.
I dont want to die. I really dont want to
Expert:  Dr. David replied 3 years ago.
you haven't died for the last 3 days that we have talked.

you wont die today.

I think you need to go up on your valium to 4mg twice a day.
Customer: replied 3 years ago.
I am so scared. This spacey out of it feeling is so bad i feel so so ill
Expert:  Dr. David replied 3 years ago.
I'm sorry.

did you see your doctors this past Wednesday? or do you see them next week?
Customer: replied 3 years ago.
I saw them this monday and tuesday and seeing them next wednesday.

Whats gona happen to me?
Expert:  Dr. David replied 3 years ago.
you will continue to have high anxiety until you get more treatments for your anxiety disorder

you will continue to feel spacy until your doctors increase your dose

Customer: replied 3 years ago.
Am i going to die? I need to know if this is anything more than anxiety. It feels too horrific to be that
Expert:  Dr. David replied 3 years ago.
you are not going to die

I have told you 100 times, this is only anxiety

Customer: replied 3 years ago.
It feels so bad like im going to collapse.

I feel so spaced out its unreal.

Do i need to go to hospital?
Expert:  Dr. David replied 3 years ago.
you can go to the hospital

tell them your anxiety disorder is not in control

tell them that you think you need to go up on your valium.
Customer: replied 3 years ago.
There is like a hospital helpline, do you think i should call that?

Could this be cancer or anything?

Could i be getting ready to die?

Expert:  Dr. David replied 3 years ago.
sure, call the hospital help line

this is not cancer.

I am a cancer doctor

you are not going to die.

you haven't died in the last 3 days since we have been talking.

Customer: replied 3 years ago.
I dont know why i keep thinking cancer its always in the back of my mind

Im so frightened its like theres a hazeyness in my brain and i feel like im gona collapse
Expert:  Dr. David replied 3 years ago.
this is your anxiety disorder making you worried about cancer.

anxiety disorder can cause you to have brain fog and spaciness.
Customer: replied 3 years ago.
To this extreme tho? It literally feels like im not here at all.

Expert:  Dr. David replied 3 years ago.
you have bad anxiety disorder.

yes, to this extreme.
Customer: replied 3 years ago.
It doesnt feel like anxiety tho it feels like a physical illness

Its sort of like the weakness you get wen ill and dont feel quite right but 100x worse
Expert:  Dr. David replied 3 years ago.
I understand it feels like something else

the anxiety disorder can make it hard to think clearly.

it gives you foggy brain.

hang in there.

you are not dying.
Customer: replied 3 years ago.
Yeh its really foggy. Is there any other way to reduce this symptom at the minute other than meds?

Im so scared, i just have no life anymore
Expert:  Dr. David replied 3 years ago.
you can talk to a psychotherapist about congitive behavioral therapy.

Customer: replied 3 years ago.
Yeh ive done this but gota wait for an appointment, theres just barrier after barrier being put in my way

Anything i can do at home?
Expert:  Dr. David replied 3 years ago.
you can try deep breathing meditation

exercise therapy can help as well.
Customer: replied 3 years ago.
Thankyou, will this ever end for me?

It feels like im gona be like this for the rest of my life
Expert:  Dr. David replied 3 years ago.
it will get better once your sertraline higher dose starts to work for you.

you just switched to the higher dose recently.
Customer: replied 3 years ago.
Its 2 weeks today ive been on the higher dose.

I reay dont want to be stuck like this.

Expert:  Dr. David replied 3 years ago.
I know.

hang in there.

I think a higher dose of valium would help you

but you need to talk to your doctors next week about this
Customer: replied 3 years ago.
What can i do to manage till next week. I just dont know how to cope?
Expert:  Dr. David replied 3 years ago.
try to exercise.

try meditation.

work on deep breathing and visualization that you are in a place where you are relaxed and have no anxiety.
Customer: replied 3 years ago.
Ok ill try that.

So i can definitely not worry bout dying?

Its so hard when im so sure and i can feel it happening
Expert:  Dr. David replied 3 years ago.
I know.

this is your anxiety

read over our conversation above.

you were worried about dying yesterday as well and you didn't die.
Customer: replied 3 years ago.
Yeh you are right it just seems worse today like it is definitely going yo happen.

Im so scared today its unreal
Expert:  Dr. David replied 3 years ago.
I know.

hang in there.

you are not going to die.

I promise.
Customer: replied 3 years ago.
Thanks i just dont know how to switch off from the worry.

Its so hard
Expert:  Dr. David replied 3 years ago.
I know .

hang in there.

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Customer: replied 3 years ago.
Hi again. Another expert just commented on one of my questions and told me to speak to the institute of functional medicine what is this?

They were saying it could be related to low magnesium and to have a heavy metal test. What is this?

Expert:  Dr. David replied 3 years ago.
I'm not sure, you should ask the other expert

low magnesium is mineral in the blood. you can get this tested, but I bet it will be normal

heavy metals are like lead or mercury.

you can get lead by eating lead paint

or too much mercury by eating too much sushi or fish.

I think you have excessive anxiety disorder causing your symptoms.
Customer: replied 3 years ago.
Yeh the other expert wouldnt really say but its an alternative medicine.

Well i dont eat sushi at all.

Could any of these things cause death if theres a problem?
Expert:  Dr. David replied 3 years ago.
if you eat tons of lead paint chips you can have neurological problems.

if you drink mercury in thermometers, this can be toxic

but I don't think you are doing this

I think your symptoms are from excessive anxiety

thank you for your positive feedback. that was very kind of you.
Customer: replied 3 years ago.
No im definitely not doing any of those.

So am i definitely not going to die?
Expert:  Dr. David replied 3 years ago.
you are definitely not going to die

I can guarantee that.

you have a money back guarantee that you wont die. :)

who on the internet is going to do that for you. :)
Customer: replied 3 years ago.
Thanks im just so sure of it which is horrible.

This spaciness and unreal feeling is really scaring me
Expert:  Dr. David replied 3 years ago.
I understand.

you haven't died yet while talking to me.

you don't die on my watch.
Customer: replied 3 years ago.
I just want to be certaini dont need to worry.

Im lying in bed now and scared to sleep incase i dont wake up
Expert:  Dr. David replied 3 years ago.
I am certain you don't need to worry.

you won't die.

you woke up this morning.

you will wake up again tomorrow.

guarantee!
Customer: replied 3 years ago.
Well woke up today but still feel terrible

Just feel so spacey and just not right.

Can anxiety give you this very very ill feeling like dying?

I woke up feeling like i was going to collapse today how can this be?

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