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I Have a Severe Fear of Death

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    This Fear Is All Consuming...

    I have been having full out panic attacks about this for years now. I can usually suppress it, but sometimes I just can't. I am absolutely terrified. I think about it at least 5 times a day. Today I became physically ill because of it. It's not so much moving on to a...
    mml411 mml411 26-30, F 1 Response Nov 22, 2013

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    Terrified

    Just within the last few weeks I started this death and dying "phobia." I think it stems from my loneliness and fear that I will die alone. I think about it as soon as I wake up and when Im going to bed. I cannot imagine never seeing this earth and its people again. I...
    clerk66535 clerk66535 31-35 2 Responses Jul 1, 2009

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    Fear Of Death

    my fear of death is related to not having anyone to relate my death with. there are two life events that matter; birth and death. the rest are just spaces we fill up in between. i am fearful of no one asking deep enough questions while they were alive. i seem to have plunged...
    benbingham benbingham 31-35, M Jan 5, 2012

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    Help

    Ever since I was about 10 or 11 I've had a very frightening fear of death. When I was younger I used to obsess about being buried - not because I worried about being buried alive but because I couldn't understand what happened and where I went, that thought still terrifies...
    lawbox18 lawbox18 26-30, F 5 Responses Oct 28, 2009

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    The Afterlife Or The Lack Of

    For the last 8 months I have been consumed with my mortality. I know death is inevitable, but I fear it. It is not so much death, but what happens after death. Is there nothing; an empty void with no self-awareness, or is there truely some define place of peace where I can...
    MLTravis MLTravis 31-35, F 4 Responses Feb 9, 2013

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    ~ Not Death So Much ~

       IT'S THE NOT KNOWING WHAT COMES AFTER THAT I HAVE A SEVERE FEAR OF................... I'M NOT SCARED OF DYING PERSAY, I'M SCARED OF WHAT COMES AFTER. I DON'T WANT TO END UP BACK HERE, IN PAIN TO RERUN THIS MESSED UP LIFE AGAIN. I DON'T WANT TO JUST DISAPPEAR EITHER...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Jun 24, 2009

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    I Want This Thought to Leave!

      The thought of dying is getting worse by the day,,and I feel that I fear it more than anyone...I know that many of us do have a severe fear,,but my God!,,,It Will Not Leave My Head!!! I've been online looking at caskets,,,headstones...Is this a sign that I Am going to die...
    Ydoifear23 Ydoifear23 46-50, M 6 Responses Aug 18, 2009

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    I Have A Paralyzing Fear Of Being Dead.

    I dont really know how to explain it but I have an extreme fear of being dead. I dont really have much of a story except that this fear has not allowed me to eat, sleep, I have nasty panic attacks, and i throw up alot. I feel this feeling will never go away.
    APbranch APbranch 26-30, M 1 Response Dec 22, 2012

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    My Daily Torment

    Ever since I was 11 years of age I started to think about death but it did'nt seem to affect me to much. However in the last few months the fear I have has become more severe and now virtually every minute of the day is spent dwelling on it. It is not the pain side of it which I...
    BongoBill31629 BongoBill31629 41-45 2 Responses Aug 20, 2012

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    Phobia

    i have a sever fear of death and dying. and its just not me its also fear that my mum, dad and borther would die. i try to stay awake and avoid sleeping to make sure that im still breathing in the morning. i dont want any of my closest family to die alone. everyone needs company...
    ccdo ccdo 22-25, F 14 Responses Jul 21, 2009

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    I Have A Severe Fear Of Death.

    I have a severe fear of death. Unlike many people here I cannot tell you when this fear stared. However my fear of aging is fairly new. I have had a lot of changes in my life from this past two years. My grandfather past away a couple months back, my aunt past away last...
    Pooh90 Pooh90 18-21, M 2 Responses Nov 12, 2011

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    Fear

    i don't know what exactly,its a combination of what will happen to me when i die,and whats dieing actually like? its so severe that anytime i hear anything to do with death i panic inside. i feel horrible ever since i can remember it has scared me, it actually keeps me...
    chickensinstilettos chickensinstilettos 22-25, F 2 Responses Apr 5, 2010

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    Fear Of Death

    One day, like a slap across the face, it hit me. I acknowledged my own mortality. This was five years ago when two loved ones passed away. Before that, I saw SO MANY people die. I work in the medical field for goodness sake. People drop like flies! It never bothered me...
    Rlmlm Rlmlm 41-45, F 3 Responses Feb 20, 2013

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    Fear Of Death

    Since I crashed my car, a month after passing my driving test, I haven't been the same, I hate going out just in case something happens and I don't come home, I don't sleep because I feel like I won't wake up the next day. I can't get on the bus, or in a car since I crashed, I've...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jan 25, 2012

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    I To Fear Death!!

    I can relate to all of your stories. I have had a fear of death since I was 15, mine though only comes every 4 yrs in the fall and winter months. I get so discouraged when I talk about it to family and friends and they tell me they have no fear!! Even talked to my doctor about...
    whtchoc44 whtchoc44 41-45, F 5 Responses Feb 7, 2011

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    I Don't Know Why

    Hey everyone, I had no clue that there was a group like this,,but I am very glad that I found it. My story; I have feared death since I was 23 and I'm 48 now, it has not left my mind,,not for one single day. I had an anxiety attack at the age of 23, and thats where it all began...
    Ydoifear23 Ydoifear23 46-50, M 3 Responses Jul 21, 2009

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    Fear

    Hi, I'm not sure why I have never looked this up on the internet before now... Basically ever since I can remember, i mean like my earliest memories when I was a child, I have had this overwelming fear of death...I would have gone to bed and for some reason something would...
    ESME86 ESME86 22-25, F 5 Responses Nov 16, 2009

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    My Fear Of Death

    is that once I'm gone I'm just gone, like I never existed, and life goes on on this planet like it didn't even happen, and there's nothing left of me, no trace, no legacy, no statue, no building, not structures to remember me. That's what is left of my great grandparents. I don't...
    andrew604 andrew604 31-35, M 1 Response Sep 7, 2013

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    This Feeling Will Never Go Away

    i have had a severe fear of death for as long as i remember. it began as panic attacks about twice as a child. these thoughts have come back to me recently. as much as i push them away they return. i do not understand how everyone does not have this extreme fear. i feel like life...
    rocette rocette 26-30, F 3 Responses Oct 12, 2013

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    Everyone Has To Accept It.

    But I don't want to. My phobia started after my aunt died when I was 13 years old. (6 years ago) Ever since then I have had reoccurring thoughts about dying and what happens when we go. I guess I'm just scared of not knowing what is going to happen after I take my last breath...
    amj904 amj904 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 18, 2011

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    I Won't Go, And You Can't Make Me.

    If I could live forever, I'd be happy. I don't want to leave anyone or anything behind...
    SongsFromTheSoul SongsFromTheSoul 16-17, F 2 Responses Mar 16, 2012

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    Fear Of Death Is Driving Me Crazy

    Hello Everyone, I guess I will start off by saying my fear of death started as a child.  Any time I think of it, of what happens after (do I just disappear?  Everyone I love?)  I have a panic attack.  Just typing this is unsetting me.  As a child I...
    noemail633 noemail633 36-40 5 Responses May 22, 2010

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    Paralyzing Fear

     I have been close to death a few times in my life, as I have struggled with an eating disorder for many years.   At times I thought I wanted death.  The only thing that stopped me at the time was my strict Catholic upbringing that said any form of...
    jesterlover16 jesterlover16 22-25 3 Responses Aug 10, 2009

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    Related Experiences

    I fear death, I really do. This whole year, I couldn't sleep, I'm tired.. it really hurts. My fear of death turned me to a suicidal person. Though I fear death, I still wanna die...
    GirlyGirlBil GirlyGirlBil 13-15, F 3 Responses Mar 24

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    I do not fear death, the manifestation nor the action of dying. What I fear is the pain that comes with it. I force myself to believe it's the only way out, if I just took my own...
    GrimAndInUtterDismay GrimAndInUtterDismay 13-15, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    Is it bad I have so many fears. I have a fear of death, I am terrified of death. I can't sleep at night cause I'm worried ill die. I get nightmares every night of me dying or I'm...
    broadwaybabe99 broadwaybabe99 13-15, F Mar 25

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    To me death is a mere desperation of illusion. I believe in no god, so i have no fear of being cast into the depths of hell or being punished for my unforgiven sins. Life is a game...
    12blueunicorns 12blueunicorns 13-15, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I've been depressed since I was 14 years old. I'm 21 now, and it's been a tough 7 years. Initially, my depression co-incided with anorexia and purging tendencies - including over...
    AngelicLore AngelicLore 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 7

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    I have these fears. Imagined or real. No matter how much they say they care I'm so scared. But at the same time im just there like daring it to happen..It's happened so many times...
    waldeinsamkeit waldeinsamkeit 18-21, F Apr 1

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    "Litany Against Fear" I must not fear. Fear is the mind-killer. Fear is the little-death that brings total obliteration. I will face my fear. I will permit it to pass over me and...
    WildBruce WildBruce 36-40, M 1 Response 6 days ago

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    It's not like fearing it will change anything. It comes to everyone, curling both guilty and innocent souls into its out reached arms. To some it comes slow; to others, formidably...
    Audrina14 Audrina14 13-15, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    HAD A FEW CLOSE CALLS AND ANYWAY EVERYONE'S GONNA DIE SOMEDAY! I really don’t see the big deal about death… everyone gonna die anyway so there's no way you can be alive...
    MilweePisces MilweePisces 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 10

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    I don't fear it I welcome it but it's the way I go that I fear the most.
    tfanime tfanime 18-21, F Apr 12

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    ....& as I prepare for the knife - to replace my neck_ I don't fear the competency of the surgeons in which who will perform my repair- yet I fear the timing of the end of my...
    Ms12nv Ms12nv 46-50, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    This is my opinion. Why fear it? I will die one day, it could be tommorow, a few years for now or today. I'm going to live my life and try to enjoy it while i can.
    RandomExistence RandomExistence 13-15, M 1 Response Mar 25

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    Every night I just breakdown thinking about my grandfather.. Ever since he passed away I've been worried about how I'm going to lose everyone around me I think of how I'll lose me...
    zy7a zy7a 18-21, F Mar 31

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    Does anybody want to talk about death?
    deathsfriend deathsfriend 18-21, M 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I feel terrible about my mood swings and how much trouble it must cause for my boyfriend. He knew from the begining that I have constant mood swings but I was diagnosed just...
    harjotmehesh harjotmehesh 16-17, F Mar 24

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    After 12 years and several cancers, my mother passed away last week. What I perceived, felt and saw in that time is what brought me to discover what an empath is. I have accepted...
    mrbless mrbless 36-40, M 3 Responses Mar 25

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    Death is inevitable. Our fear of it makes us play safe, blocks out emotion. It's a losing game. Without passion you are already dead.
    dede9090 dede9090 16-17, F 1 Response Apr 6

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    Ever since this girl first walked into our school for the first time, I couldn't take my eyes off her, and I know I probably wasn't the only one gazing at her beauty. Through my...
    elugo123456789 elugo123456789 18-21, M Apr 7

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    This is an update to my story about fear of getting lost and where I am today. The answer was unexpected. I recently went to the doctor to see about actually taking meds for my...
    gazingupwards gazingupwards 26-30, F Apr 14

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    Well here we go again. If I could lock myself up for the next week I would. I just have to try and stay positive. Take my meds. And remember this to shall pass.
    mynx559 mynx559 31-35, F Mar 25

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    And not being what I've always wanted to be in the future and achieving my goals is the biggest fear I got
    TheLadyYves TheLadyYves 16-17, F 1 Response Mar 25

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    when i was sixteen i fell pregnant, which resulted in abortion. ever since then ive been suffering with depression, and have a huge fear of abandonment. before this experience, i...
    eviemay6 eviemay6 16-17, F Apr 8

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    I will go till my body shuts down. I have removed all caffeine from my diet, I exercise, and eat a well balanced diet. I have been on every sleeping aid under the sun but they...
    Punkrocky Punkrocky 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 13

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    I have them on a regular basis sometimes I can feel them coming on three or four hours before they happen.my first was when I was about one and a half years old I am 29 now.
    almostdead2day almostdead2day 22-25, M 1 Response Mar 26

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    I've lost my mum 😭unexpectedly. We haven't spoke for 5 years due to a family disagreement... I'm so gutted and love her so much. What can I do? Been funeral and spoke to dad...
    liannaEPI liannaEPI 41-45, F 1 Response Apr 9

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    I didn't always. I traveled a lot growing up; plenty of overseas flights under my belt. But my husband has always been terrified of flying. For this reason, we haven't flown...
    ShesAVeryKinkyGirl ShesAVeryKinkyGirl 26-30, F 3 Responses 5 days ago

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    I'm so afraid of going but I need to go. I have to find out what's wrong with me so I can get on with my life. I haven't cut because I knew I was going to go to the doctors soon...
    NemoNoMore NemoNoMore 16-17, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    I've struggled with depression for 15 years-and I'm only 22! It gets worse every year. I've lost track of all the different medications I've been on. I've been hospitalized...
    Jamlec Jamlec 22-25, M 1 Response Mar 25

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    Crying to sleep every night was one of the things i do every now and then, its like a part of my life and it began to be a routine everyday, i couldnt do anything about it...
    Amature14 Amature14 13-15, F 1 Response Mar 26

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    I call it a good night if I get 5 hours of sleep, I'm so stressed about school, which I am failing at by the way, that I don't sleep. I moved away with my younger cousin (Big...
    Kaseirae14 Kaseirae14 22-25, F 1 Response Apr 5

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