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somebody help...please

Posted by becksA on October 18, 2003, at 0:16:44

i dont know whats wrong with me but i can't stop worrying about one thing: death, aging, etc...I keep thinking about how old i'm getting , my father and mother, even my dog are getting. im only seeing life as finite for the first time. it gets to the point where my mind clouds up with so many thoughts i can't concentrate on anything. anyway tonight i was listening to some sad song that randomly came on the radio and i just broke down and cried for a long time, the first time ive cried in a long while. what is this,,anxiety, depression?? what?

 

Re: somebody help...please » becksA

Posted by ace on October 18, 2003, at 0:35:40

In reply to somebody help...please, posted by becksA on October 18, 2003, at 0:16:44

> i dont know whats wrong with me but i can't stop worrying about one thing: death, aging, etc...I keep thinking about how old i'm getting , my father and mother, even my dog are getting. im only seeing life as finite for the first time. it gets to the point where my mind clouds up with so many thoughts i can't concentrate on anything. anyway tonight i was listening to some sad song that randomly came on the radio and i just broke down and cried for a long time, the first time ive cried in a long while. what is this,,anxiety, depression?? what?

Hi,
Sorry to hear you are having these problems.
This problem could just be a normal part of life or it might indeed be a psychopathology.

How long has this been going on? Has anything, ie a death, happened to a friend or loved one of late?

I myself sometimes think about my parents ageing...how they will be gone some day. But this is a part of life we must all accept. The great thing is that we don't know what happens after death...if our consciousness is obliterated we can only feel pain about death while being alive! So why worry? But then again, if your mind is constantly focusing on these thoughts against your will, it could be an obsessive problem which might need medication.

How old are you? Are you married/with a partner? Working a job?

You obviously sound depressed and this in itself, if severe enough, requires medication.

Sometimes, when we are not occupied enough these thoughts can haunt us.

I'm really sorry I can't help more. But I need more info.

But rest assured, we are all in the same boat with regards to death: It happens to us all and we can try and accept it peacefully.

Take care,

Ace

 

Re: somebody help...please becksA

Posted by galkeepinon on October 18, 2003, at 0:36:31

In reply to somebody help...please, posted by becksA on October 18, 2003, at 0:16:44

I was like this in my transition from Effexor to Lexapro~had this intense worry about my mom dying, etc..
You said 'it gets to the point where my mind clouds up with so many thoughts i can't concentrate on anything'.
Have you ever been diagnosed with OCD?
I have a tendency to allow those 'hamsters to spin their wheels' in my head too.
Most of the SSRI's are great for those racing thoughts.
IMHO, crying may good in your case here, maybe your feelings are trying to tell you something...
I watched Dr. Phil today, and he had this couple on. She was talking about her molestation and my face dripped with tears. I guess that was telling *me* something...
I hope you see a doctor about what you're feeling, my heart goes out to you.
Take care.

> i dont know whats wrong with me but i can't stop worrying about one thing: death, aging, etc...I keep thinking about how old i'm getting , my father and mother, even my dog are getting. im only seeing life as finite for the first time. it gets to the point where my mind clouds up with so many thoughts i can't concentrate on anything. anyway tonight i was listening to some sad song that randomly came on the radio and i just broke down and cried for a long time, the first time ive cried in a long while. what is this,,anxiety, depression?? what?

 

Re: somebody help...please becksA

Posted by Sabina on October 18, 2003, at 0:56:44

In reply to somebody help...please, posted by becksA on October 18, 2003, at 0:16:44

if your worrisome thoughts are intruding upon your life to the point where it is becoming a nuisance over a period of time then i would suggest you get a professional evaluation. i wouldn't venture a guess as to what drug would suit you best but there's no need to live your life worried like that when ther are so many treatment options. i finally got mine treated and i'm so glad i did.

 

Re: somebody help...please becksA

Posted by craig allen on October 20, 2003, at 16:07:05

In reply to somebody help...please, posted by becksA on October 18, 2003, at 0:16:44

i agree that counseling and/or psychiatric care are worth looking into for you. i deal with those thoughts somewhat too. a good book for a new perspective on death is "the afterlife experiments" by schwartz. give it a read.

 

Re: double double quotes craig allen

Posted by Dr. Bob on October 20, 2003, at 22:44:59

In reply to Re: somebody help...please becksA, posted by craig allen on October 20, 2003, at 16:07:05

> a good book for a new perspective on death is "the afterlife experiments" by schwartz.

I'd just like to plug the double double quotes feature at this site:

http://www.dr-bob.org/babble/faq.html#amazon

The first time anyone refers to a book without using this option, I post this to try to make sure he or she at least knows about it. It's just an option, though, and doesn't *have* to be used. If people *choose* not to use it, I'd be interested why not, but I'd like that redirected to Psycho-Babble Administration:

http://www.dr-bob.org/babble/admin/20020918/msgs/7717.html

Thanks!

Bob

 

Re: somebody ... becksA

Posted by Questionmark on October 22, 2003, at 22:59:01

In reply to somebody help...please, posted by becksA on October 18, 2003, at 0:16:44

> i dont know whats wrong with me but i can't stop worrying about one thing: death, aging, etc...I keep thinking about how old i'm getting , my father and mother, even my dog are getting. im only seeing life as finite for the first time. it gets to the point where my mind clouds up with so many thoughts i can't concentrate on anything. anyway tonight i was listening to some sad song that randomly came on the radio and i just broke down and cried for a long time, the first time ive cried in a long while. what is this,,anxiety, depression?? what?

This is one thing that bothers and depresses the **** out of me, too. i'm sure it's probably different, but yeah. Time just goes so incredibly fast. The fact that i've been out of highschool for over 5 years now is unbelievable-- it's so surreal when i think about it. i've just wasted so much time and so many opportunities. And i know it'll just get worse, and i'm gonna get old and more unhealthy and that'll likely be it. And people close to me will move away and/or die. And on and on. It's terrible. It's a simple fact of life, but i can't deal with it. i wish i knew how. And no it's not from anyone close to me dying or anything (fortunately). If anyone has any advice on how to deal with this, i'd appreciate it, although i can't think of anything being that comforting.
If you don't mind at all, may i ask how old you are just outta curiosity? (i'm 23 if anyonewants2know).


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