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Paranoid about dying

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peg90 Sat 09-Apr-16 20:49:11

I'm sorry if this is posted in the wrong place but I was unsure where to post.

I have a gorgeous 6 month old DD who I just love more than anything. But the last few days I've had thoughts about me dying an leaving her.

I'm not ill (that I know of) and have no reason to think that I'll be dying soon. I just get so upset thinking of me lying on my death bed knowing I'm dying and having to say goodbye forever to my DD. I would see her grown up or have a family and it just crushes me.

I'm not sure if it's because I saw my FiL die from cancer really quickly (4 months from diagnosis to death) or if there is something else going on.

Any advice would be great!

Marchate Sat 09-Apr-16 23:13:06

Do you worry about other things too? Do you think this idea has got stuck in your head and you can't shift it?

You should speak to your Health Visitor and/or GP as you may have PND or anxiety. I'm not a health professional so I could be completely wrong. But these are manageable conditions, once you get help

Take care

peg90 Sun 10-Apr-16 09:53:44

Thank you.

sazerashez Sun 10-Apr-16 10:42:58


I think this is common once you have kids. I am much more aware of my own mortality since having kids and I went through a phase when they were babies when these thoughts became quite intrusive. I'm not sure what helps just that I think it's quite common.

peg90 Sun 10-Apr-16 12:36:38

That's quite reassuring sazerashez, makes me feel better knowing I'm not going completely mad. Thanks.

sazerashez Sun 10-Apr-16 18:48:17

My friend and I were talking about it the other day as she has it too. It got to the point with me that I became quite fixated with it and I very nearly went to the doctors about it. If it becomes to consuming then I think maybe you should.

Simmi1 Sun 17-Apr-16 11:40:32

I have this too although mine has been brought on by being physically ill although not "serious" according to doctors. I have suddenly aged 40 developed quite severe IBS - all tests come back clear. I keep thinking this isn't normal, I don't feel well and therefore there must be something quite wrong with me that hadn't been picked up on yet. Of course this then leads me to think I will die and leave my children...

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