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I Have Thanatophobia

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    Dying Process

    going to heaven after you die is easy, but the process of your heart giving out or losing your breath scares me and causes anxiety, not so much what comes after, I`m thinking of getting therapy, not sure what will work or not work. What comes after having your last breath scares...
    kevcan71 kevcan71 41-45, M 1 Response Jan 31, 2013

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    Living With Thanatophobia

    Since the age of 14 I have had Thanatophobia but didn't know the name of it until last night. I was researching different phobias and found the one that described what I've struggled with for 5 years. My phobia has caused anxiety and panic attacks, and knowing that it is a real...
    Melly18 Melly18 18-21 33 Responses May 13, 2009

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    I Dont Know What To Do

    Hello my names Alexis and I'm 15 years old and have had Thanatophobia since about the age of 10. I have these panic attacks where my heart races, my head hurts, I cry so much, and scream. I hate the thoughts of what happens after. The uncertainty. Maybe its because Im not a very...
    Malex18 Malex18 16-17, F 4 Responses Aug 5, 2013

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    I Have Thanatophobia

    I' ve been suffering from this condition ever since I can remember, I think it started when I was about 5. Probably due to going to my great grandmas nursing home, being grabbed by an old women yelling at me that she didn't want to die... almost every night I would worry to the...
    sarahstitch91 sarahstitch91 18-21, F Apr 30, 2012

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    Fear Of Dying

    Well I started to be afraid of death when I was 14 or 15 after my dad died I was terified for weeks I cryed every day and night untill I was home alone freaking out cry. Like crazy untill I felt this calm sensation go threw my body. I was never really afraid of death but recently...
    roughshaggy roughshaggy 22-25 1 Response Nov 4, 2012

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    I came across this by chance

    and wouldn't usually sign up to these things but I wanted to share my experience. I've been afraid of death for as long as I could understand that it was forever. It progressively became worse as I grew older, I guess a portion of that is because it feels like I'm nearing closer...
    illushun illushun 26-30, F 1 Response Jul 7, 2014

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    Nothing To Do?

    I have thanatophobia since I discovered the meaning of death. I don't know how to deal with it, I mean, I have this panic attacks, heart pounding, always sweating every time I think about it and then I star to cry. What do I do? It seems that I am the only one with this phobia...
    somilly somilly 18-21, F 2 Responses Feb 15, 2012

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    Thanatophobia Destroying My Life

    When my son was born two years ago I started to become afraid of dying,the thoughts of not being there for my family makes me feel terrified and not knowing what happens after death terrifies me also.  its progressively gotten worse over time and recently Ive started having...
    dunnedavid dunnedavid 22-25, M 1 Response Feb 21, 2012

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    A Thanatophobic Reincarnationist

    I'm a very firm believer that when we die, we spend a little time in heaven and then come back, in other words, reincarnation. I've seen so much evidence for reincarnation that I find it more plausible and concrete than other theories, even evolution! (I'm an evolutionist BTW...
    yolodebunked yolodebunked 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 5, 2012

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    I've always been the shy, quiet girl. I'm in high school and I sit and think about how I have no real friends and no social life a lot. My 'best friend' from elementary and middle...
    alonewithmusic alonewithmusic 16-17, F 1 Response 1 hr ago

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    I bedwet and have day accidents. Sometimes if I have to go it comes out before I feel it I have to go. My step mom doesn't believe me that I don't feel it. The doctor said I feel...
    Taylorka Taylorka 13-15, F 1 hr ago

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    I bedwet and have day accidents. Sometimes if I have to go it comes out before I feel it I have to go. My step mom doesn't believe me that I don't feel it. The doctor said I feel...
    Taylorka Taylorka 13-15, F 1 hr ago

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    Current delusion my brain is trying to insist I believe: I am a jinn. I'm here for whatever reason. I was being chased/held captive by a different jinn for whatever reason and...
    PinkMellow PinkMellow 18-21, F 2 hrs ago

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    I'm 19 years old and I want to have a baby my fiancé and I have been trying for a year+ and nothing maybe we don't match anyways we are breaking up because I'm moving back to NY...
    AutumnStreakz AutumnStreakz 18-21, F 2 Responses 2 hrs ago

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    Since my last post i forgot to add that the wierd thing is people say that my nose is very small when i ask them, and some even say that they want my nose? This makes me confused...
    Ririfan Ririfan 16-17, F 2 hrs ago

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    I don't have a pic with all my cats in one place but I managed to snap one of several of them cuddled together. They seldom go inside. They live outside on an acreage along with...
    4NeonFun 4NeonFun 18-21, F 2 hrs ago

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    I am a 17 year old girl, and i suffer from severe BDD. It all started with my nose. One day i looked in the mirror( i was 13) and i just had a moment of self realisation and...
    Ririfan Ririfan 16-17, F 2 hrs ago

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    Right now I'm not in a relationship. I have very few friends. A very close friend just went off to college.other friends are pot heads. I'm okay with that but I don't smoke and and...
    Daavviid Daavviid 18-21, M 2 hrs ago

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    "What I’ve Learned: 1. A girl can lose feelings for you over night. 2. A kiss can be just that, a kiss. Completely meaningless. 3. Love can be one sided but I still wonder if...
    tummytum tummytum 22-25, F 1 Response 2 hrs ago

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    Not only i have never been drunk but also i have never drunk alcohol ever.
    umayyad umayyad 31-35, M 5 Responses 3 hrs ago

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    i have 3 older brothers but i havent seen them since i was 4 because im adopted
    xxkaylameganxx xxkaylameganxx 13-15, F 4 hrs ago

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    I feel like I don't care anymore. This hit me one morning when I was overthinking things in my life. It has been a very busy week with all the things need to be done at work...
    themoonstone themoonstone 22-25, F 2 Responses 4 hrs ago

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    almost every guy i have a crush on are either with someone else or most probably married and have kids :P lol
    iamyoursunshine iamyoursunshine 18-21, F 5 hrs ago

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    she is an artist. that's how i met her. she is the coolest girl i have ever known. she had posted some of her art on her profile. her art is amazing, but weird, she likes weird...
    sludgefeast sludgefeast 26-30, F 1 Response 6 hrs ago

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    I don't know if I've ****** up I have been with my partner for 3 years got out own flat one beautiful child and another on the way , but I recently told her I might have the snip...
    mikkkeyy23 mikkkeyy23 18-21, M 4 Responses 6 hrs ago

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    So right now I'm thinking over careers again. I'm just going to ramble over my choices. A) Neuroscientist/Neuropsychologist. I would be going into research either way because med...
    PinkMellow PinkMellow 18-21, F 1 Response 6 hrs ago

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    Can somebody please help me, my Fake Mother is abusing me and I just can't take it. She's had her boyfriend and his family impregnate me through molestation, by using things such...
    ONESTARRYSTARRYNIGHT ONESTARRYSTARRYNIGHT 26-30, F 7 hrs ago

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    Not all of them. But I have learned a couple of harsh ones lately that have really changed my perspectives. Only the future can tell what's in store for me.
    Bwilli08 Bwilli08 22-25, M 7 hrs ago

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    I started to steal things as a child. It has always been useless things, the first thing I remember stealing was a rubber from a book club in primary school. I was arrested at 12...
    Facethedemons Facethedemons 22-25, F 7 hrs ago

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    I was adopted at a very young age and had visitation till I was six but I barely remember them. I have some older siblings and a younger sister but have never met them.
    SeanDR SeanDR 16-17, M 1 Response 8 hrs ago

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    OK, so I've been friends with this guy for 30 years now, and he's a little bit slow, but he's been there through a lot of stuff for me and he's been an awesome friend. However for...
    goatonicon goatonicon 36-40, M 9 hrs ago

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    My husband wants to have anal with me... Actually we have done it many times... To be honest... I do not mind him sodomising me... I am neutral about it... How many wives/girls...
    indwife21 indwife21 36-40, F 9 hrs ago

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    I was adopted at the age of 3 years. Ever since I was adopted my parents have told me my birthday was on August 28th... I am 18 years old and just learned this news. I looked...
    Deerl Deerl 18-21, F 10 hrs ago

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    i am so upset. my crush (or so i think is still after what happened!) has these gorgeous brown eyes with fresh white balls, eyebrows that are so lazily sexy. he wears glasses and...
    ilovelove23 ilovelove23 13-15, F 11 hrs ago

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    I have tinnitus from putting an object in my ear. But today my ear popped and I couldn't hear myself talk properly or hear anything from it, it scared me so much. It kept making a...
    BabyNeko BabyNeko 18-21, F 11 hrs ago

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    I'm so nervous! I have a job interview too work at a school in a cafeteria. I hope I get it. This job comes with health benefits, so I really need it. With me luck!
    icecrem737 icecrem737 18-21, F 1 Response 11 hrs ago

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    Weekend is almost here. The worst time of the week for me. Weekends and holidays - I hate them. Because I have to be around my husband more. We don't talk at all. Unless it's about...
    ffedupp ffedupp 36-40, F 1 Response 11 hrs ago

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    I'm currently 28 healthy-ish ( just had a physical and all was well :) ) and was diagnosed at age 10. Every night I would go to sleep I would wake up vomiting I would aspirate my...
    nighthawkra nighthawkra 26-30, M 12 hrs ago

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    I'm 16 and I have a small bladder and I have always wet my bed and I wear diapers at night and sometimes in the day. I'm really used to it and I don't care that I do it and...
    josht111 josht111 18-21, M 3 Responses 12 hrs ago

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    It is dangerous, but I never had my head in clouds till yet... the least distance which ever existed betwixt my hair and the cloud's base was around 5-10 metres lol. If it had...
    ConfusedPsychopath ConfusedPsychopath 18-21, M 12 hrs ago

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    I just turned 19 and I’ve never been kissed, barely flirted with a guy, and I’ve never had a guy actually show interest in me. I don’t know what’s wrong. I mean I could...
    Neasa Neasa 18-21, F 2 Responses 12 hrs ago

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    I don't know if I actually have social anxiety because I am too scared to mention my thoughts to my parents. I'm an insomniac and take medication for that. I'm almost positive...
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