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The last 3 days I have been getting very scared about dying.

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The last 3 days I have been getting very scared about dying. Getting old and dying, leaving everything I love, missing out on everything and if it's just nothing after life just darkness. It's unstoppable, inevitable.
Today for the first time I cried about it 4 times. I am currently struggling to get to sleep as I constantly think about it.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. David replied 1 year ago.

This is Dr. David

it sounds like you are suffering from symptoms of depression and anxiety which can cause you to be scared of dying and be consumed by this fear

this is not healthy for you

you have to see a doctor about these symptoms

there are treatments to help your symptoms of depression and anxiety.

there are medications which can help over time

also there are psychotherapist which can help as well.

you have to see a doctor about it. you can go to the ER and a doctor there can help you and get you started on medications.

do you have a hospital or emergency room or A&E close to you?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
there is a hospital near me. Do I go to A and E? I have been on anti depressants before because of a bad relationship, this was years ago. I haven't been an them for years. I don't know why this suddenly came over me.
Expert:  Dr. David replied 1 year ago.

we don't know why some patients get bad depression and anxiety symptoms.

you can go to the A&E or you can see your GP doctor right away

you should go back on antidepressants, they can take a few weeks to start working.

but they should help you get out of this depression and focus on death.

you will get better once you start taking them.

let me know if you have other questions.

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Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I'm not depressed I'm happy about life and don't want to lose anything. Are anti depressants going to work. Will there be a psychologist at the hospital?
Thanks
Expert:  Dr. David replied 1 year ago.

yes, antidepressants can help decrease your anxiety and worries about death.

there are doctors trained in psychology and psychiatry at the hospital

tell them your symptoms

and they can help you get started on medications to help you.

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