Physical stages of death and dying

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After all these symptoms started a year later I started developing irrational thoughts and fear of dying and I began to overbreath constantly and think about it every moment. This has left me home bound filled with severe anxiety and paranoia, I can't sleep well, I get nightmares,, and feel like I'm looking thru tunnel vision,.my body feels numb and my mouth so dry, and I feel like if I don't consciously breath I will die or something.
If it starts effecting your physical or mental health it is time to let others handle it. We don't want to see 2 people dying instead of one. All because of the love of alcohol. Good luck. Let us know what happens.
What you have done with your study -and what I think many others (including me) did in the early and mid-stages of therapy, was to start back-tracking through past experiences beginning with something recent and profound. You have, very astutely, identified your Father's exit as a contributor -if not the trigger, for anxiety. Stupid as this question may sound, let me ask you -what was your reaction to his passing; both the fact of it and the manner in which it occurred?
The reason I think that the above poster did not get many responses is because we truly have no idea what to say,,,no one knows what one goes through when dying....no one really knows what her son must have endured and to say that his death was painful, horrid etc...or could have been terrible and he suffered immensley whoud do this woman a great injustice.....we don't know..it may have been peaceful and beautiful..so our lack of responses was not out of malintent....or the lack of caring...
Right now you need support and care so you too won't be victim of the final results of a lifetime of abuse of alcohol and drugs. You can only manage the impact of your mother's imminent death, you can not make her want to live unfortunately. Only she can make that choice. Unfortunately when a person choses to die they do not fully realize how much their decision will hurt others that are close to them. Their loved ones are the ones who will suffer afterwards.
Thank you for your comments. Actually, no, I'm not doing very well with this to be honest. Lucy was long ago by a trainer determined to be a "prodigy dog", meaning, one that leans certain things almost instantly by observation. The slang many use would be a "Lassie dog" type of dog.
My wife still deals with the trust issue, even thought there was no physical affair. We both have gone through a lot of changes during this period and the one thing we do is to get away together a lot more often. Things will never be as they were but there have been a lot of positives come from it and that is were we focus. I'm sorry that you are hurting and I have seen it in my wife.
What is the actual physical failure that causes death from Alzheimer's, and how is the failure caused by the disease? I'm just confused as it was my understanding that Alzheimer's was a disease that only affected cognitive function. I don't know what is meant by Alzheimer's being a "cause" of death.
I have been devastated over the loss of my TWO babies...Sugar and Spike. Un-explained illness and death to both of my young dogs. I have determined that Spike's Renal failure and ultimately his death was due to CHICKEN JERKY TREATS MADE BY CANYON CREEK, HEALTHY HIPS made in China!! Please let everyone in this pet community get the word out and contact your state FDA complaint line to report any illness from your dog or cat eating these treats!
Sometimes when we'd ask him to squeeze my hand he would, but most of the time he did not. What I know of cirrhosis, is that it is a slow and painful death. My mother died years ago of cancer -- cirrhosis is not so very much different, is it.
and then I started educating myself, and realized, I wasn't in any immediate danger of dying...I had time to think and plan...And so I have...That was July, 07...I had my gallbladder out, as it was causing all kinds of problems and it was stressing out my liver...I them tried some nautropathic stuff, with limited success, but also got in much better health while I did so...And now I've just started treatment...Once I get this done, this chapter of my life is over, and I can start anew...
everyone goes through "the four stages of grief" whether one is sick or dying, or someone you love is. it's hard not to get stuck in the first two stages...everyday.. so read up on what they are, learn to recognize your thought life, then do what you can to control it. I am a firm believer in prayer, but even prayer sometimes is NOT the solution because it means your mind is ON the problem. laughter is good medicine, as is getting enough rest....
Nocturnal panics usually occur between one and four hours after the onset of sleep, and many people have actually said that nocturnal panic is even more severe than daytime attacks. These nocturnal panic attacks are very different from daytime attacks in that there is no physical activity causing the arousal and that the person is actually in a relaxed state with lowered blood pressure, reduced respiration and reduced heart rate.” http://psychtreatment.com/panic_disorder_panic_attacks.
a doc would be able to feel an enlarged spleen and liver but not determine fatty liver by physical exam. the best tests to look for size of both and fatty liver are cat scan and/or ultrasound. honey was right about changing your name. make a new hotmail email and re-register. when you come back with new name let us know it is you.
It has been festering since the late 60's when I became infected, and for 30 years there were no signs of damage or to my physical health, but the last six years, it has affected my immune system, platelets and spleen. I know there are different trains of thought as to treat or not, fortunetly for you there are more tx options than I had when I was at those stages. But if I had the option to tx with with my current drugs 20 years ago I would have given it a shot knowing what I know now!
See I use to be scared to take anything [any medicine]for about the last five years because when I went threw the starting of my panic attacks I was put in the hospital, that is how bad they got but then my husband got real sick about a year and half ago and I have to focus on him and taking care of our four children, he is not expected to live another year without a Liver Transplant or that is what the doctor's say anyway,and I have faith that god will not be putting him threw all this sufferi
- depression - lack of ability to have a good night sleep. - concentration and focus problems. - loss of memory - unable to perform any heavy physical or mental work To take the first step i have already stopped masturbating completely and i dont watch any porn. Kindly seggest me ways to recover as quickly as possible. I am not expecting that i will get recovered 100% in a week but there must be some way to speed up my recovery process.
I took it for 2 days and felt like the inside of my brain was rearranging, I couldn't sleep and had restless legs. I felt psychotic like I was going to jump out of my skin, so I immediately stopped. A couple of months later I was placed on Lexapro (although they are made from the same companies and are essentilly the same drug) Anyway, I took the Lexapro and felt great (except for the 15 lb weight gain) I really wanted to be a better mom to my kids.
and died at a very young age of 39 years old, in part because of complications of cirrhosis (it affected his heart, and made the heartbeat irregular). What my liver specialist has told me (and I have read about) is that the liver can recover if the damage has not progressed to cirrhosis. One of the things that happens with cirrhosis is scarring or the tissue of the liver, that does not go away even if someone stops drinking completely.
I can tell you and anyone out there in the beginning stages, GET OUT NOW!!!!! I ruined a decade of my life. I will be 30 soon and I am finally sober and stable, unless you count the antidepressants. Anyway, I did cold turkey in October, got so sick I thought I had anthrax or west nile for about 1 month. Next month still crappy but could at least lay on the couch and watch the tele. Then I decided to get off my then skinny butt and go the the Dr. to get on Buprenex.
I have yet to find a definite answer, though I have had my hormones tested and discovered all of my hormones are out of balance. I'm in the process of trying bioidentical hormone replacement to see if that helps. Hope you find some answers.
but youve had pain and the pain of your dad dying ,...i have felt that same pain of my dad dying ,.....and i thought i would die myself when i lost my dad ,...........i have a young son 11 years old and believe me i have got him so much help with all of this ,.....he is doing ok ,....and its him thats keeping me here on this earth ,.....there is one think i would like to do if i get through this ,.......and that would be to help someone else just like myself ,....
I went to my GP complaning of no sense of smell, saw a surgeon and surgery was recomended, I was given a prescription for Prednisone, a steroid, this gave me some sense of smell, and here's the but, I had the operation and still could not smell, so more Prednisone, well the upshot is that the steroids have caused my Osteo-Necrosis, this is when the heads of the long bones die, so have now had core decompression on one hip and the other totally replaced. Oxycontin.
Sadly, if the dog is not eating or drinking, and is indeed in the later stages of the Disease, there is not much that can be done for him. Please let us know how he is doing. My heart goes out to you.
His denial is of such an intense nature that it is scarey. Are these all signs of being in the final stages of alcholism?
The evidence is clear that regular physical activity decreases your long-term risk of heart attack and death whereas PVCs have no impact on these endpoints, although they may be uncomfortable for some people. It's your choice but I know which one I would pick.
To me this is the height of selfishness and just another sign of our incredibly selfish culture. If you do get flamed J.B., it will come from selfish, ignorant people who are not even worth my spending the time to write about them. To Genie, J.B.'s post about an intervention is a great idea. So is Alanon. As J.B. said, please raise the issue with them. With respect to your son, he needs immediate professional help. Look for a psychologist/psychiatrist certified in treating addiction.
I really thought I was dying this time but again it subsided. I even did 8 rounds of acupuncture and thought I was getting better but it still hasn't gone away. I am 33yrs old 6'2" and weigh 230lbs. I am a bit overweight but have been a swimmer my entire life, very active and lifted weights quite regularly. This "thing" that I have had for almost 10 months now has completely changed me and has almost driven me mad at times.
it would also allow a recovery of an average of 60-65 percent of the HCV work force that we currently will otherwise all pay for as they deteriorate to catastrophic stages of disease. Some will lose 20 plus productive years otherwise. And, Either way, whether people are insured or not, most will end up in a system, be it state/university or private health care, that we all end up paying for in the end anyway.
When I was going through the early stages of cognitive behavioral therapy, My therapist always reminded me that if what I was experiencing were symptoms of a physical medical conditions, they wouldn't wax and wane and they wouldn't be lessened by medication and cognitive behavioral techniques. I would strongly recommend CBT. I'm also taking 15 milligrams of Lexapro, but I think that the therapy is much more important than the medication.
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