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I Have Thanatophobia

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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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 had an unpleasant experience in 1976,

    when I had a feeling that I mistook for a burst appendix. It turned out that it wasn't, and very fortunately for me, I happened to be in a hospital emergency room visiting another patient at that precise moment. But since that time, I would have almost daily "panic attacks...
    ScorpioSeven ScorpioSeven 66-70, M 1 Response Dec 29, 2015

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    painfullyconfident painfullyconfident 22-25, M 5 hrs ago

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