Am I Dying? (quiz)

Am I Dying?

You can answer the question if you are dying by checking out the symptoms below that will indicate that you have become closer to the brink of death. You might even know someone who looks like they are at the brink of death and you can find out if they are dying by checking the symptoms that apply to them below.

Decreasing appetite

When the person is nearing death, they are observed to be less active. This can be the cause of not eating too much since they are losing their appetite fast which can indicate that they are about to die.

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Sleeping more

In the 2 or 3 months that the person is about to die, you might notice that they tend to sleep more than usual. This can make them less likely to be active when they reach wakefulness again.

This can also make them less likely to be conscious once they wake up since the heavy amounts of sleep can make them feel that way.


Becoming less social as observed by loved ones

Since people who are about to die are less active, they tend to minimize their social interactions with other people. This can make them feel uncomfortable since they tend to almost lose consciousness when they have to be active with another person which can signal their foreshadowed death.

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Changing vital signs in affected people

When the person is about to die, the following vital signs are noticeable:

  • blood pressure drops as observed
  • breathing changes
  • heartbeat becomes irregular as observed
  • heartbeat may be hard to determine as observed
  • urine may be brown, tan, or rust-coloured as observed

The urine colour can change since there is a complication in the dying person’s kidney. When you might find this symptom in a loved one, you might get emotionally distressed. 

You shouldn’t concentrate too much on the symptoms which can only make you feel overwhelmed by their appearances in your loved ones.


Changing toilet habits as observed

Since a dying person is likely to eat more or drink, their bowel habits will change significantly. You might find that the dying person is less likely to release solid waste. 

They also tend to urinate less than typical. Because of this lack of the use of a toilet, they are more likely to minimize their visits to the toilet.

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Weakening muscles

Muscles can become weaker once the person is at the brink of death. This is why most people in this state will have a hard time bringing water and do something that requires heavy lifting.

This can also explain why they are bedridden most of the time.



Dropping body temperature as monitored

There is little blood circulation which explains the dropping of the blood temperature of a person who is going through death. The blood circulation is at the brink of stopping which can be explained by blood flow focusing on the internal organs and not the heart.

This can also be observed when you touch the person’s skin and find it cold than typical.

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Experiencing confusion

When a person is about to die, the brain is still stimulated. Although they will become confused at times.

This can occur when they don’t take into account what is occurring to them. The carer of the person who is about to die should be able to talk to them to help them know about what’s happening around them and minimize confusion.


Changing breathing

A person who is about to die might have some irregular breathing, unlike normal people. You might find yourself worrying when they are feeling like they are having trouble with breathing.

You can deal with this by asking the doctor how to deal with the patient’s irregular breathing


Increasing pain

A person who is about to die will have some moments where they feel like they are in great pain at the moment. This is normal for people who are about to die and you can help them by minimizing the pain through helping them get in the restroom if they need to or help them stand on their beds if they want to do this.


Hallucinations

It is not atypical that someone who is about to die will experience hallucinations. You shouldn’t correct the affected person who is having these hallucinations since this can bring more distress on their part.


How to deal with the inevitable in the final hours?

You can deal with the dying loved one by being there for that person through talking to them. This can help the dying loved one feel relieved that he or she didn’t die alone.

It can also give you a sense of relief that you are able to see the dying loved one even in his or her dying moments.

Am I Dying? Test

This test will be answering the question if you are about to die with the signs that might apply to you that will lead you to your death. Some experts have thought about ways that can help people determine if they are about to die and this test will be using these signs to indicate if it applies to you which will lead you to your death.

Instructions: The following questions will be implying if you have the tendency to die maybe in the next few days or soon. You need to answer the choice that applies well to you and also read the questions carefully as you move along. Please answer the questions honestly to get an accurate result.

Do you have a healthy body weight?

  • Yes – 0
  • No – 1

Do you smoke almost all the time?

  • Yes – 1
  • No – 0

Are you diagnosed with a terminal illness right now?

  • Yes – 1
  • No – 0

Have you been sleeping irregularly where you don’t sleep the healthy sleep schedule?

  • Yes – 1
  • No – 0

Do you have heritable physical disease in your family?

  • Yes – 1
  • No – 0

Do you almost always drink alcohol?

  • Yes – 1
  • No – 0

Do you engage in unhealthy eating habits almost all the time?

  • Yes – 1
  • No – 0

Do you have a negative attitude about life?

  • Yes – 1
  • No – 0

Do you have a positive attitude about life?

  • Yes – 0
  • No – 1

Are you active in your work or school life such as joining extracurriculars or walking from home to work?

  • Yes – 0
  • No – 1

Total scoring criteria:

6 – 10 points – dying

4 – 5 points – somewhat in the middle of dying but you can get away from this path by having a healthy lifestyle

0 – 3 points – not dying

Women can also take the ‘Am i pregnant’ quiz.

Citations

MedicalNewsToday. What are the signs that someone is close to death?.

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Juanita Agboola

Juanita Agboola is the editor in chief of HFNE and an expert in mental health online. She has been writing about online behavior, mental health and psychology issues since 2012. All Guides are reviewed by our editorial team which constitutes various clinical psychologists, PhD and PsyD colleagues.