That “sense of impending doom” is a real thing.

That “sense of impending doom” is a real thing.

feeling of impeding doom symptom

Ever have that impending doom feeling?

  • That feeling that something somewhere just went really really wrong? It might not be ESP, but an actual medical symptom.

The feeling feelings can range from subtle and ignorable to intense and overwhelming enough to trigger panic attacks and a strong sense of urgency. We’ve made some digging and found out that the feeling can actually be linked to several medical conditions, some of which are quite serious, some not.

Fear of impending doom anxiety symptom:

You feel as though something extremely bad is going to happen but you are not sure what. You may also feel as though your world is coming to an end.

Here are some of the medical explanations for this symptom:

Generalized anxiety disorder.

Generalized anxiety disorder is a condition in which a person has nearly constant anxiety.

Panic attack

When someone has a panic attack, that person feels a sudden, intense fear that can’t be controlled.

Allergic reaction

Allergic reaction causes sneezing, runny nose and hives and can lead to anaphylaxis, a whole body reaction.

Pulmonary embolism

A pulmonary embolism, a blood clot lodged in the lung, causes shortness of breath, chest pain, and more.

Severe allergic reaction (anaphylactic shock)

Severe allergic reaction can be fatal and causes tingling, metallic taste, difficulty breathing, and more.

Epilepsy (temporal lobe)

Epilepsy is a condition marked by seizures.

Anaphylactic shock

Anaphylactic shock is a sudden severe allergic reaction marked by breathing trouble, a tight throat, and more.

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