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Have any serious anxiety sufferers attempted suicide because of it?

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SundayMorningComingDown

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I've suffered from ludicrous anxiety since I was old enough to crawl, and because of this look forward to death like normal people look forward to a Caribbean cruise. However, I am too scared to make attempts myself to die because if they fail you will wake up in an emergency room where hospital staff loathe suicide attempters, and you will live on with the same problems as before and new ones in the form of internal organ or brain damage. I really believe assisted suicide should be available to everyone and anyone over the age of 18 who wants it, and in my option anyone who opposes is an irritating 'do-gooder' Christian who wants to impose their will on others, and who are so astounded by and afraid of the idea of death, they cannot grasp why others who are more intelligent than, and have been through more than them, do not share their horror of death and even embrace it.

Any mention of desire to do suicide and out come the dramatic Tony Robbins-like meaningless motivational speeches with no substance.
 
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I really believe assisted suicide should be available to everyone and anyone over the age of 18 who wants it, and in my option anyone who opposes is an irritating 'do-gooder' Christian who wants to impose their will on others, and who are so astounded by and afraid of the idea of death, they cannot grasp why others who are more intelligent than, and have been through more than them, do not share their horror of death and even embrace it.
well i must be one of these 'irritating do-gooders' then as i dont agree with giving everyone that option, people change their mind about suicide everyday and go on and not only over come their problems but also make a success of their lives.

their MH problems may still be there but they are survivers.
 
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Hi SundayMorningComingDown

And :welcome: to the forum.

Have you ever received any treatment for your anxiety?
Are you doing anything that may increase your anxiety?

Anxiety does not have to be a terminal illness.

I myself with the right combination of different forms of treatment (a change of lifestyle, medication, learning a skill called mindfulness and therapy), have managed to overcome it. And it was most extreme. And I know of many others who have managed to beat it. It does not have to be forever.
 
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i have very bad anxiety & would not care if i did not wake up in the morning,i got anxiety right now for no reson at all,it feels like my gut is on fire,this shit sucks

if i was you SundayMorningComingDown i would stop taking drugs if you are
 
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Ive suffered with extreme anxiety and other problems all my life (now mid 50s ) and for the last 40 years everyday has been a struggle. Ive been taken to hospital four times from collapsing and can barely venture outside for fear of an attack. I take inderol twice a day plus ADs but nothing seems to work. Ive even been for hypnosis.

I dont know if your seeing a psych but ask to be referred for therapy it did help me a bit . I found guided relaxation particularly helpful. Please dont do anything to harm yourself. When you get low think how upset your family and friends would be.:hug:
 
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Hi smcd

I have spent 40 years thinking about how to kill myself and I have had several little attempts but one massive attempt in 1990.

I have to say put my hand on my heart @ this moment in time I dont want to commit suicde but aniexty is a killer in it self its crippling because you cannot function at the normal pace of lifee has the average person n you are right that people dont understand and like you Its not going to be any fun if you fuck your body trying.

Though my health really isnt very good physically or mh I dont where I get my strengh form sometimes though things have been much better since I have let god into my life but I'm not going to preach to no one this is whot I've found n its nnot because its a sin because the greatest of people sin.

I just feel a little warmth but then the AD's help tremdously its not a cure for any of my conditions n if a miracle happens somewhere along the way then I shall report it.

Take kind regards JD
 
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im a surviver of attempted suicide, kept trying as well until i damaged myself

i was 15, i had no-one. im still living with that damage now after 20 years.

i still have suicidal thoughts even now. i wont act on them! im strong, it isnt going to beat me!

anyone who is thinking this way, please reach out to someone, anyone! there are people who do care, even strangers on here.
 
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thankyou JD

i just wish a place like this had existed when i was younger, as it helps

have a lovely day :)
 
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I have attempted suicide more than 30 times. Most of these have been pretty half-hearted attempts (or, as one guy pointed out on another forum, I really suck at killing myself).

Several of these attempts have however, been serious. This includes 4 times in 5 days, 3 months ago. My cpn has since told me that I nearly got sectioned.

I don't know that I can be of any help to anyone, as I can only see my life ending in suicide.
 
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Hi dlzoidberg

I wasn't going to use this forum any more as I received a message saying my original post had been heavily edited, as talk of suicide isn't tolerated.
 
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Iunderstand its the graphic details cannot be discussed though I understand you can say that you feel suicidal has people do,its very interseting I have to say that I dont feel suicidal though nothing about my mh condition had changed I just find that I'm figting it more has a response now a days I guess its quite nice being called a suvivor I've only heard that word used once before but its quite a good way of explaining things.If you feel thatyou want to express that thats how you are feeling and hopefully be supported then my understanding is that is fine,we do have to be careful about any personal details I kinda made that mistake when I first joined I hope that you can get support here smcd. wejust have to be a little careful take care JD

I just remebered that I used to take two 80mg half inderal everyday n I tried to explain to the psych today that whilst I have come off them after 17 years all this coping comes outof my reserve energy dealing with all the anxiety day in day out. Though thatkinda fell on death ears its true I do feelmore knocks nowif thats alittle bit like being normal I dont mind though it has to be accounted for and praised that I'mdoing it by myself I also notice that thats also around the period that I dont feel suicidal so they might of being causing someof that feeling who know?
 
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SundayMorningComingDown pm me
 
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I have had suicidal thoughts but I know I could never go through with it, or at least not quite yet. Sometimes I find myself torn between my desire to die and the contemplation of the effect my suicide would have on my mother.

If when I get older she eventually dies there wouldn't be much holding me back, I suppose.

Oh, maybe I should be more specific. I don't really "want to die", it's just that I don't really feel like living any more, if that makes any sense at all. Death scares the hell out of me. I am not naive enough to believe in any kind of after life and know death will only bring oblivion, so I really don't want that, but at the same time I dread living on.
 
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I think that how a lot of people would explain it fuzzylogic, you are reasoning with yourself I did this for about forty years mostly everyday, thank god I dont have to go through that little resegme any more thoughits equally hardfighting low moods anxiety and paranoia which I had all three yesterday morning. take care regards JD
 
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