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I Have a Severe Fear of Death

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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

    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 46-50, F 3 Responses Feb 20, 2013

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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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    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 think about it daily.

    I really do get scared. Terrified
    walkinwonder walkinwonder 16-17, F Nov 24, 2014

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 36-40, 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 2 Responses Oct 12, 2013

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    Hello Everyone. I personally don't have this

    fear- or at least not abnormally. I'm currently working as a Media Student and I'm about to start a new film. The plot is still being written and I was wondering if anyone could help me. My main character is called Evangeline - she's a young woman who suffers from Phanatophobia...
    RebeccaDaizee RebeccaDaizee 16-17, F 1 Response Nov 3, 2014

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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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    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 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 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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    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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    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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    ~ 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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    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 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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    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

    All of us will die and no one can scape death. I don't have to fear death because: To me, death is the beginning of a new life with my creator . A new rebirth to a new beginning...
    1littleangel 1littleangel 61-65, F 2 Responses Feb 12

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    When I finally awoken...I stopped fearing death for myself...I began to fear for those that which death was written in thier fate...and I strived to protect the weak from the...
    EternalViolet EternalViolet 26-30, F Feb 13

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    I think people who fear death fear reality, death is all around you, would a fish be afraid of water? On the other hand, people who wish for death fear the reality, and pain, of...
    Nevermore9 Nevermore9 13-15, M 2 Responses 18 hrs ago

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    I don't fear death. I could finally be happy in the afterlife. For I know I won't go to hell cause I'm already there. My father beats me physically and mentally. I have no friends...
    outcast343 outcast343 16-17, M 5 Responses Feb 19

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    It's one thing not to fear death, I just hope whenever Death happens it's fast and painless :)
    tangledweb94 tangledweb94 18-21, M 1 Response Jan 28

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    I don't fear death but I fear if someone passed away during my shift. Kindly continue to beats till my shift end.
    fallenangle fallenangle 22-25 1 Response Jan 29

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    I don't fear death. I used to be terrified of the thought but now it just gives me something to smile about. I don't want to be forgotten or mourned, I want to be celebrated for...
    ForeverANomad ForeverANomad 13-15, F 2 Responses Feb 5

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    I don't fear death or dying but I just don't want to die ;)
    doubletimeit doubletimeit 18-21, M Jan 28

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    I don't fear death, I'm scared of how I greet it.
    plantgoddess plantgoddess 13-15, F 1 Response Jan 29

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    I dont fear death, its the living that scares me. Pain, physical and emotional, takes its toll and i have no choice but to brush it off and carry on. I dont know how its even...
    AbbiNormyl AbbiNormyl 41-45, F 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    It's weird when you don't have a fear of dying but you still doesn't want to die yet.. After years of depression i've notice that i'm not scared to die but I don't want to die...
    xximdebxx xximdebxx 13-15, F Feb 5

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    "I have no fear of drowning, it's the breathing that's taking all this work." ~Jars Of Clay
    traveltonowhere traveltonowhere 22-25, F 1 Response Feb 19

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    resently I have learned that there is a chance for me to die... it feels horrible to die like that, I'm prepared to die alone but I need to finish some stuff before I do. I might...
    SummerMacabre SummerMacabre 18-21, M 7 hrs ago

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    Thoreau said that most men will lead lives of quiet desperation and go to the grave with song still in them. I use to think that life was made up of a systematic routine. You live...
    escape1424 escape1424 13-15, F 4 Responses Feb 7

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    death is nothing to fear, it is the end of one life and the beginning of another. it is something of be embraced, because it teaches you how precious life is, you never know how...
    anneloves anneloves 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 29

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    Looking at them gasping for air, one by one, days by days till death brought them away. For the process is hard but the ending is fast. The moment the heart stop beating, they're...
    fallenangle fallenangle 22-25 Feb 1

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    I knew that religion is full of illegible material, that is the main reason I do not follow any. What bothered my mind was that how on earth can someone make a theory about...
    letmeliveyouidiot letmeliveyouidiot 18-21, M Feb 2

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    I'm a Christian and I fear that I haven't lived up to "standards". I fear that I have failed, I fear that I have let God down. Forever is a very long to burn in flames and I feel...
    PorkythePig PorkythePig 18-21, M Feb 9

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    I fear dying alone. I fear going through my entire life and not leaving a mark. I fear being forgotten in spirit not in body.
    BoeSerendipity BoeSerendipity 16-17, F 4 Responses Feb 8

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    Nobody knows what being death feels like because we don't know. People died in peace or miserable way to death.
    562alex 562alex 18-21, M 1 Response Feb 8

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    I'm terrified of the after, in both ways. How will the ones I leave behind cope and what comes next. I managed to get over my fear for a while, until I smoked pot. They say I...
    ButterflyGirl9521 ButterflyGirl9521 18-21, F 2 Responses Feb 9

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    I believe death is inevitable and the only thing to worry about is how you make your time alive worthwhile
    miiaa247 miiaa247 13-15, F 1 Response Feb 8

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    death is inevitable, we live we die and its just a cycle
    sakari101 sakari101 13-15, F Feb 9

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