Excessive Anxiety And Fear Of Death?
Tonight, I Resti (24) It has been almost a month I was overwhelmed by excessive anxiety, I was very afraid of death because my heart was pounding and my body felt cramped. When I was in control at the hospital the doctor said I was fine, only experienced excessive stomach acid. I have also been controlled by a psychiatrist, but the doctor did not give any advice on whether he only gave me medicine, but the excessive anxiety never left. Please, what is the sign of all this?
Hello Resti, Thank you for the question.
How long have you been taking the medicine? Anxiety can be experienced by anyone. This feeling is often accompanied by symptoms of palpitations, difficulty breathing, cold sweat, nausea, abdominal pain, dizziness, muscle cramps. These symptoms appear as the body's fight-or-flight response that is going to fight or avoid something that is considered a threat to the body (including psychological stress). This response will trigger the body to release hormones and other substances and the nervous system which then causes these symptoms. If this anxiety is excessive, difficult to control, and for no apparent reason then maybe you are experiencing anxiety disorders. This condition can be triggered due to heredity, past traumatic events, personality disorders, certain medical conditions (such as heart rhythm disorders, thyroid hormone disorders), and side effects of certain drugs.
To overcome this condition you are advised to consult further with a psychiatrist / psychiatrist. The doctor will ask a number of questions to understand your condition before determining the appropriate treatment which can be in the form of psychological therapy and / or medication. What medicine do you take? Some medications given by psychiatrists must be taken for several weeks before giving symptom improvement. For now, if you are still not satisfied with your previous psychiatrist, you can consult another psychiatrist. Or, you can also consult a psychologist to get psychological therapy.
You are encouraged to continue taking the drug until you re-consult a psychiatrist. Do not stop treatment without doctor's advice to avoid undesirable effects. Try to talk with your family or closest friends if you have thoughts or other stress. You can also occupy yourself by following positive activities such as your hobbies or other social activities. In addition, you can try to follow meditation or yoga and limit consumption of caffeinated beverages.
Hopefully this information is useful.