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I lost my dad in April from Multiple Sclerosis. He was diagnosed when i was 2 weeks old so he fought for 16 years but he couldn't carry on and I feel like my heart has been ripped out of my chest. I feel so numb and I keep having severe anxiety attacks. Has anyone else lost their dad at a young age and can help me?

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Hi Paige, 

I didnt lose my father when i was young as you are. But i did lose my father many years ago. And i do understand the pain it feels knowing someone we known all our lves have left us. No words make it easier. Nothing anyone could say makes it better. Its something that you alone need to resolve. Coming here reading the posts of people that are going throught the same thing is very helpful! you wont feel so alone in your journey. It does get better and all i could say right now is that you need to hold on tight to your faith and trust in it. 

Hey I just lost my step dad who was the closer thing to a father figure i ever had 3 months ago I'm 18 and it really tough. I feel like dieing everydau.I miss him his death was hard he was on life support for about a week then his heart finally gave out on him


Welcome to Grief Hope Network and thank you for sharing your story and your feelings.  I am so sorry to hear about your father.  Feel free to share however you are feeling; we all understand.   You have made a BIG first step in reaching out to others who know how you feel.    

All members here have empathy for what you are going through.  I'm recovering from the loss of my mother in February.   My husband passed away in 2004 when my son was 4 years old and I started this site to help others a few years ago.  I was 9 when my dad went to heaven.  The book, "Within Heaven's Gates" has been extremely helpful.

Please reach out to other members through the Network, Member Blogs and Forum Chats.  The chat room tends to have more people in it at night.  The Home Page has some good Blog Posts too.  I pray the resources here provide Help for Today & Hope for Tomorrow.  You take good care of yourself.  BIG hug!    

God bless,


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I lost my dad in April too, to cancer. I was nineteen at the time. I get what you mean - I've been having severe anxiety attacks, during the last months of his life and since he died. The numbness is normal. I have been beating myself up about not feeling more, but I've spoken to people who have experienced grief and they say they've felt numb for a long time afterwards. The anxiety is tough. I've had a total loss of confidence since losing my dad. He was my rock. My hero. I talked to him about absolutely everything. Grief has no map. It is entirely unknown, different for everyone. I hope you're doing ok, Paige.

I lost my Daddy in January. His passing was instant so I do not have the same experience but I am sure that you are absolutely broken as I am.
I lost my dad 6 yrs ago and it feels like yesterday I started having anxiety attacks stayed isolated even shut down and stop talking still battling now the fact of the matter is I thought it would never get better but it does
My dad passed away from complications of MS on November 10, 2016. I was busy with the holidays since his passing but now I am at a total loss and just don't know what to do or how to cope. Dad was diagnosed about 14 years ago and had a very progressive form of MS. He did not take any meds except pain killers. He was bound to a wheelchair almost 12 years ago. I would like to hear your story Paige. I'm sure we have a lot in common
I'm so sorry for you all....I lost my dad a few months back and it's been the hardest thing that's ever happened to me. I don't have anyone I want to talk to about it. I feel like all my friends just expect me to be fine, no one asks about how I am doing or if I'm ok. All I have is my mom and I feel like it's more important for me to take care of her than anything else. But i feel like I am lost and I don't know how to find myself again. I don't know what to do.
I lost my dad today, my mom past earlier this year. Its so hard.
I lost my mom a couple of months ago and I’m still not able to “move on”. I think what people don’t understand is that not only do I mourn her, I also mourn my old life.
My momma died 13 years ago this year I’m 17 now and hate most days because I’m hurting really bad, I don’t remember her but I feel lost it’s like missing a total stranger. I can’t speak to my dad about her, they weren’t really close so he doesn’t talk to me about it and my stepmom hates her but never even knew her. I just want someone to talk to.
I lost my mom almost six months ago. The pain is great. I feel it is so unfair to lose my mom before I even turned 40. So much life she missed out on, I want her back.

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