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I Have a Severe Fear of Death

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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 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

    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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    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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    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 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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    ~ 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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    I probably fear life more than I fear death. There are far worse things in life than there are in death. I’d like to think of death as a liberation of struggles, diseases...
    TheGreatLeveler TheGreatLeveler 22-25, M 2 Responses 10 hrs ago

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    Insert nihilistic observation here* Hahaha It's kinda funny that when people speak of spirituality, life, death etc. They sometimes take on a God-like voice "i am thee blessed...
    Jonesing4nice Jonesing4nice 18-21, M Jul 2

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    I don't fear death; though I do have some issues coping with grief. I come from a family that did not really help me to understand and cope with grief, so even now at age 42 I'm...
    BJH72 BJH72 41-45, M 2 Responses 10 hrs ago

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    Both of my parent's past away. Ever since they did I don't fear death or even cry when I hear someone died.......at first I couldn't accept death but it took alot for me to...
    davamp13 davamp13 41-45, F Jul 4

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    Both of my parent's past away. Ever since they did I don't fear death or even cry when I hear someone died.......at first I couldn't accept death but it took alot for me to...
    davamp13 davamp13 41-45, F 3 Responses Jul 4

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    The fact that I no longer fear death sometimes scares me in itself. I've had several near death experiences in vehicles on top of being in an abusive relationship where I finally...
    serajolee serajolee 26-30, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    The older I get the less I fear death.It is inevitable and at my age I spend a lot of time going to funerals and supporting the bereaved.As for what happens after death, I have no...
    Wulfstan Wulfstan 70+, M 5 days ago

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    my mind is functionning in weird ways this morning. And honestly, this is quite the story out of my comfort zone to share. It's true that I don't fear death. Cause the way I see...
    kimmy159 kimmy159 22-25, F 4 Responses 1 day ago

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    I don't fear death. I mean everyone has to die but on their own time. So if I die I will accept it cause its part of life. First I was scared but my uncle said " no one can live...
    FighterWolf FighterWolf 13-15, F 2 Responses Jul 2

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    I was diagnosed with chronic insomnia at the age of 13. The longest I have gone without sleep is 6 days, I was 16. On day 6 I was taken to the ER and my parents were told that they...
    TryingToLoveLifeNow TryingToLoveLifeNow 18-21, F Jul 4

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    its different to want to die and not fear death.
    mstud17 mstud17 22-25, F 6 Responses 5 days ago

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    I used to fear death, but now I know I'll go to heaven as long as I keep doing what I'm doing and I will see my father in Heaven, my savior Jesus, my angel and all my other loved...
    gardengirl17 gardengirl17 22-25, F 4 days ago

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    To me life is useless I'm a very dark person and have never heard death if death were to come knocking on my door I would just let it in or end up cheating death I can be very...
    Shadow500 Shadow500 13-15, M 5 hrs ago

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    I do not have severe depression or anxiety but I do have both and on meds for them. However it's not enough. I know I need to exercise and get out the house but I have no...
    TashaBbb TashaBbb 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 10

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    Hi :) Does anyone have any advice on how to getting over the fear of flying? Background Story When I was young, I didn't have any fear of flying at all. I was fine with it, and I...
    LonelyKaty LonelyKaty 18-21, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I have a fear of heights, sharks, scorpions and snakes. I probably have more, but I can't remember them at the moment.
    nathanieljlaw nathanieljlaw 18-21, M Jul 15

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    Have A Fear Of Drowning .....................
    michigan11 michigan11 22-25, M a week ago

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    I have this fear of chainsaws. But nah, thats just common sense.
    supersofie supersofie 16-17, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    "I know it is coming, and I do not fear it, because I believe there is nothing on the other side of death to fear. I hope to be spared as much pain as possible on the approach path...
    MrTimothyMcNeil MrTimothyMcNeil 18-21, M 1 day ago

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    I do wonder what would happen after my death. Who would care. Who would be at my funeral. Would they be able to afford a casket or a funeral? I feel like what would mostly be said...
    lekrap lekrap 22-25, F Jul 9

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    Death is inevitable, part of nature. Denial would just hurt. Accept death like an old friend.
    rukesh3 rukesh3 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 2

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    For some reason I don't feel death personally I think that it would be a huge weight of off my shoulder but yeah the only thing that I'm scared of it death
    HannahlovesHH HannahlovesHH 13-15, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I'm not afraid of death, but I'm in no hurry to die
    Goliath2014 Goliath2014 41-45, M 3 Responses Jul 2

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    Because I believe in the afterlife and reincarnation, I don't see a big problem with death.
    MoonBeam13 MoonBeam13 13-15, F 2 Responses Jul 2

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    I don't know if there is an afterlife, but I was temporarily dead when I drowned as a small child. After I stopped struggling and got to the dark place with smeary colors whizzing...
    Jilara Jilara 56-60, F 2 Responses Jul 2

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    I'm not scared of dying or what happens after I die. It's not scary to me. I know there is a God and there is a Heaven. I also live by the Harry Potter " to the well-organized...
    Ashley1421 Ashley1421 13-15, F 2 Responses Jul 7

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    Sometimes I'll hear people say things like, "Dying is so horrible and depressing. I don't want to miss out on everything that goes on when I'm gone." That fear should logically be...
    polythenejam polythenejam 13-15, F 1 Response