Your not the only one, im only 19 and im the same way I think about that all other people will die one day too. Its really depressing, ive been going through this since my abortion in april. If you've been cleared by the doc which i believe you said, you just need to learn how to relax and accept that its anxiety and nothing else and yes I know its hard but it really does help alot. For me its up and down though I can go two days being able to calm myself down no problem and the next day or too all I think about is that its a heart attack, I think it just depends how my mood is or something. Im not sure. But after two months of this **** its slowly starting to eaze up a bit and I hope it does for you too! But really all you can do is learn to accept it. Hope everything goes well in the future! -misskld
I'd say that it will calm down over time. I used to go through that all the time but as time has gone by I don't think on it as much as I used too.
If you feel you need to get some counseling etc then I'd advise doing so. It's really up to you what you feel you need.
What was your sexual encounter?
And congratulations on your negative result also.
alot of us who have anxiety problems think about death alot, even obsess over it, i did for so many years. but i finally started thinking about it in a different way. when you die your making room for a new life in this world, and your soul goes on to a much better place. there's a cycle to life, your born, you live your life the best you can and then when it's your time you leave this earth. there's nothing any of us can do about it so why spend precious time stressing about it ? try to get more into your spiritual self, i'm not saying go to church everyday, be at peace with yourself as much as possible and be a good caring person. your so young and so is misskld, your babies! sometimes you just have to let things go and get on with your life. i just wanted to give you some advise that works for me, i hope it helps if even a little bit. take care. remar
Thanks for the advice, and support!
I wonder... since I'm obsessing over death... can a psychologist help change my obsession from death to some more productive(like exercise)?
Oh, and for those who were curious about my sexual encounter... It was a one time performance of oral sex on a girl. I felt guilty for cheating on my current girlfriend, and kinda let the guilt/stress/anxiety take over. I knew I didnt have AIDs from that encounter but tortured myself to relieve the pain of the guilt. It was kinda like I was my own judge, jury, and executioner. Now I suffer from these obsessive thoughts of death. Now that my sentence has been served, I wonder, how can I undo the damage I've done to myself?
Once again, thanks for the support guys! Hehe, and thanks for taking time from your lives to help... I realize now, more than ever, that life is short and time is valuable!
Phase. Not that uncommon at your age to think about this out of nowhere. It was just blown out of proportion with the HIV scare. Give it 6 months and you will be back to normal. :) It's one of those facts of life that you don't really ever forget but try not to think about it. Religion is how most deal with it to get past it. Other wise time will make the HIV feelings go away. Just that you thought life was over and faced reality of death even if you were safe. 6 months and you will be back to normal. That's a lot for something to sink in when you just first think about death. I went through it. I think just about everyone does at some point. Keep busy until it passes.