Hi I’m new on here I lost my daughter coming up 2 year and lost my mam 9 month later I now have extreme anxiety when my 2sons are away from me there 29 and 18 so not children anyore I suffered with aniexty panic disorder most my life but never as much lately I feel like I’m so dependent on them being within reach all the time can anyone recommend anything to help me resolve this please thank you

Hello Carol25,

I’m part of the Online Community team and I can see that you are new to the community - I’d like to thank you for bravely starting this thread and sharing how you are feeling about the loss of your daughter. I’m so sorry to hear about this. Most community members have sadly experienced the death of a loved one and so will understand some of what you are going through.

I’m sure someone will be along to offer their support, but I wanted to share a few Sue Ryder resources with you that might be helpful.

I really hope you find the community helpful and a good source of support and I also hope you feel you can access more support should you need it.

Thank you again for sharing – please keep reaching out and know that you are not alone.

Take care,

Hi, I’m so sorry for your loss, it is a hard enough a loss to bear without the added pressure of anxiety.
I think some level of anxiety is normal after a loss, I worry about my daughters since my son passed away, but if you feel it is affecting your mental health, do seek help and support from Sue Ryder or your gp.
I have panic and anxiety disorder, I find guided meditation helps me switch off, keeping my mind in the here and now rather than wandering all about the houses and over thinking things. I do crochet blankets for a charity for sick children in hospital, meditation, I bought a hand pan drum which is instant therapy and release. If you can find something to distract your mind, it will help so much to bring the anxiety back to a more manageable size.
Sending you much love

Hello, I am truly sorry for your loss. Yes I still suffer from anxiety and I have terrible flash backs of finding my son dead in bed. It’s 2 years in October since he died, the anxiety and flashbacks have got slightly better, still there but not as much, but the anxiety is horrible. I worry terribly about my other son, he’s a keen cyclist, he rides for a local team and I worry so much when he’s on the road. I think he understands and texts me he’s ok when he can x