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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 2 Responses Nov 22, 2013

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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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    ~ 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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    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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    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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    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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    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

    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 4 Responses Jul 21, 2009

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    Fear of death vs fear of pain? I think reason pepole fear death is often because of the pain that comes along with it rather than actually being dead. All short of terminal...
    gypa gypa 26-30, M 1 Response Aug 21

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    I don't fear death, I fear what happens to my loved ones that I leave behind, that I can no longer protect, I've been close to death many times, my heart has actually stopped 2...
    HeadStrongPro HeadStrongPro 16-17, M Aug 19

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    I fear death. But I don't fear death. I accept and welcome death. At the same time I deny it. I want to die only because I get tired of living. But I figure once I make the choice...
    CJCA CJCA 18-21, M 1 Response Aug 26

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    I have been with many people when they died. As a nurse I have always tried to sit with a person if they were alone when death was near. My wife and I sat with my father as he...
    laird laird 61-65, M 4 Responses Aug 23

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    I have depression and I often think about suicide and have suicidal phases or whatever you call them. As I write this, I don't feel suicidal so don't worry. :) But when I do feel...
    lovelyloner143 lovelyloner143 13-15, F Aug 24

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    What is everyone's general consensus of what happens when you die? Do you believe in a heaven or hell? Do you believe in non-existence after death? What happened to cause you not...
    RedVinekiss RedVinekiss 31-35, F 7 Responses Sep 3

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    I don't fear death as we are all going to die. Example getting on a plane most people are saying I hope we don't crash or the engine fails. I hope for those things. I'm weird I...
    supergirl01 supergirl01 16-17, F 1 Response Sep 5

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    We just don't fear death that's why they fear us so much, dying in battle is honourable. ps: To the person who feels a strong need to correct the spelling of the word...
    RagnarLodbrok RagnarLodbrok 41-45, M 4 days ago

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    I don't fear death because if I die, I know it's meant to be so.
    ginawexler ginawexler 13-15, F 3 Responses Aug 18

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    I never fear death as its a one option for me to escape my reality 😔💔
    unknowngirlvasquez unknowngirlvasquez 18-21, F Aug 23

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    I don't fear death because my god Jesus's Christ will be there waiting for me
    lovenlive5 lovenlive5 13-15, F 4 Responses Sep 5

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    A dark night, not a stormy one nor was it cloudy. A beautiful bright lit moon filled night, warm and peaceful. Yet, this soul wasn't at peace. When all the world seemed so content...
    soldierofshadows soldierofshadows 18-21, M 3 Responses Aug 26

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    I have severe pcos (polycystic ovary syndrome) i'm overweight, have excess hair on my face and body, have acne, secondary infertility and everything that comes along with having...
    FedUp888 FedUp888 26-30, F 1 day ago

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    Life's too unpredictable. One day you could be watching a horror movie, the next day you'll be living it. Having your head severed off by a blunt knife, screaming for help. But...
    Kampion Kampion 18-21, M Aug 29

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    When you have seen his ugly face so many times you just look at it and become more curious than anything. I don't fear nor hate death as it is merely the outcome of all things in...
    jwolf09 jwolf09 22-25, M Sep 7

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    I think that society needs to become much more familiar/comfortable with the concept of death. We are so incredibly sheltered from something that we should all Look at in the eye...
    Mercurylucidity Mercurylucidity 18-21, F Aug 22

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    A dark presence is within us all, It's those who fear the night that make the call. The darkness covers your eyes making you fear, There are more of them; soon they'll be here...
    MsTedious MsTedious 16-17, F 3 Responses Aug 27

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    Good or evil they both have the same thing in common.. Which is fear of death, but I'm a Neutral person I accept death
    nixgreat nixgreat 18-21, M 1 Response Sep 1

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    I greet death as an old friend. When it happens, it'll happen. We all die in the end. It will always end up the same no matter what... So why fear it? Embrace it!
    No1ne No1ne 13-15, F 2 Responses Aug 23

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    I don't welcome death. I don't look forward to death. I enjoy life as it is. That is all there is and that is everything. When death comes, there is no longer life. What a...
    YodaWho YodaWho 70+, M 1 Response Aug 25

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    I have cheated death so many times I almost feel like I'm in a war and waiting to see who will win. My Father has given me great insight on the matter and when you truly know what...
    RedVinekiss RedVinekiss 31-35, F 1 Response Sep 3

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    Death is inevitable! what's to fear? That's like being afraid to live.
    g13mo g13mo 22-25, M 3 Responses Sep 5

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    When I was little I used to be really scared if death but now I believe in an afterlife so I'm no afraid of death. If there was ever a situation in which I would have to make a...
    abbeyx69 abbeyx69 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 17

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    I think its worrying how i don't find death in the least bit scary, we're dying, every second of every we get closer to death. And i quite honestly can't wait.
    abby9305 abby9305 13-15, F 3 Responses Aug 22

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    I really don´t. Not after what I´ve been through. I will get there sooner or later. But death of others - especially people that I care for - that scares me shitless.
    Eyesonthesky Eyesonthesky 22-25, M Aug 16

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    I'm not scared of death, it's my bestfriend.
    cristalbae1 cristalbae1 16-17, F 2 Responses Aug 18

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    There's so many things far worse than death.
    GrumpyMe GrumpyMe 22-25, F 4 Responses Aug 18