Physical stages of death and dying

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1880594 tn?1321164255 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.
1201072 tn?1289764191 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.
Avatar n tn I immediately thought I was having a heart attack so I drove to the nearest ER where they quickly checked me out and said I wasn't… I had a history of anxiety in the past and a few trips to the hospital thinking I was dying of a heart attack prior to getting sober. In other words, I am familiar with the unexplainable disappointment that comes with being told you are not having a heart attack when you are having an anxiety attack.
366811 tn?1217426272 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?
Avatar n tn 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 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 may have been peaceful and our lack of responses was not out of malintent....or the lack of caring...
7294851 tn?1389928670 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.
Avatar n tn 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.
1293643 tn?1283866634 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.
Avatar f tn 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.
6246858 tn?1382272876 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!
537497 tn?1292556656 It started when I was a young child and it was very, very mild. Panic attacks and fear of death a handful of times a year. It was a small blessing because it kept me away from drugs and alchaol for fear of death or over dose. About 4 years ago it got worse, panic attacks weekly and notw they are daily and hourly and I am in constant pain and fear. I have real physical symtoms but have been to every doctor and NOTHING is wrong with me. Its all in my head so I'm told.
Avatar n tn I been thinking about death for a week now, and it's just TERRIBLE, the concept of dying and what happenes AFTERWARDS is what is bothering me, I'm just 17 (very young indeed.) some might say i haven't experenced life yet .. ect ect...  my diet has changed. the thoughts of my loved ones around me will die eventually... My grades have even dropped...everything will be distroyed, the sun will blow up and distroy earth ,Human race won't even last forever, for billions of years?
Avatar n tn 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.
Avatar f tn 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...
471113 tn?1245112420 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....
221122 tn?1323014865 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.”
Avatar n tn 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.
Avatar n tn 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!
Avatar n tn I read the natural end was not painful-a collapse, shock and death. But what I saw Saturday night was terrifying for us both. He was so sick and scared so I made the decision to "help". I now I have huge regrets and need some answers or any information to deal with my devastation. How long does a dog having hemangiosarcoma typically have from the initial collapse to the final? I understand the inevitable outcome of the diagnosis but loved him more than anything.
Avatar n tn 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
Avatar n tn 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.
Avatar n tn 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.
Avatar m tn 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.
Avatar n tn 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.
Avatar n tn - 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.
Avatar f tn 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 ,....
Avatar f tn 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.
429155 tn?1205676864 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.
Avatar n tn His denial is of such an intense nature that it is scarey. Are these all signs of being in the final stages of alcholism?
Avatar n tn 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.