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I wouldn't worry about that. For one, you did not make any threat at all. Just "dead" could mean anything. All someone has to do is clarify it with you. And two, even if she did take it seriously, she could just contact you to ask what you meant.
You may want to text her back and just say what you really meant, then add a short note saying just in case she misinterpreted it, then add a smile or some way to show her that you don't see this as serious.
I wouldn't worry. If you were both drinking, she probably attributes it to that anyway. But if she is concerned, I'm sure she will let you know. And as long as she has let it go, there is nothing to worry about. You handled it just fine.
As long as your doctor says you are healthy, there is no reason to worry. Anxiety often causes people to worry about their health. Worry about their own health is the number one reason people seek help from their doctors and the ER when they first deal with anxiety. Many people believe that they are having a heart attack when in reality they are only experiencing anxiety.
But once your doctor checks you out and you know you are healthy, then your physical symptoms are almost surely due to anxiety only and nothing else.
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It doesn't sound health related. Those types of feelings are very normal when you have anxiety. It is the mind's way of distancing itself from your surroundings because you feel as if you are in danger. Just like after a trauma you feel out of touch and isolated, anxiety sends signals to your brain that there is danger so you "separate" from it emotionally and mentally.
Yes, that is a symptom. And it is good that you were looked at first to be sure it was not a physical issue. Now that you have been cleared physically, it is most likely because of your anxiety. If that happens, try some of your relaxation techniques to calm yourself. That will help you breathe better.
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That is good! If you keep practicing the relaxation techniques, it will help.
Fears about physical illness are common with anxiety. It is one of the main concerns when someone is anxious because it feels so out of control.
Anxiety is often about fear of losing control. Your mind searches for things to be fearful of and when you think of them, your body creates adrenaline because it thinks you are in danger. This causes the symptoms you feel.
If your doctor has cleared you and says you are in good health, then any fears you experience are probably only anxiety. To address how you feel, therapy is a good option. Therapy has been proven to be the best treatment. Your doctor can refer you to a therapist.
Self help is another good option. There are numerous books and resources to help you to find ways to feel better. Here are some resources to help you:
The Anxiety and Phobia Workbook by Edmund J. Bourne
The 10 Best-Ever Anxiety Management Techniques: Understanding How Your Brain Makes You Anxious and What You Can Do to Change It by Margaret Wehrenberg
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Yes, relax as much as you can. Thoughts cannot hurt you and they cannot make you do something you do not want to.
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Wow, i think what you just said is going to help me tremendously "Thoughts cannot hurt you and they cannot make you do something you do not want to". I don't know why i never thought about that
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No there is no way to develop something where you cannot control your actions. What you feel is just a symptom of anxiety.
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ok thanks just one last thing--being a psychotherapist--do you think it sounds concerning or should i just relax because i know ill never do sometingh like that?