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I Have Thanatophobia

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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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    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 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 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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    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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    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 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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    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 32 Responses May 13, 2009

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    when you have come to know love.. what else should be lacking..? when it is not even close to love itself.. then is it just a comfort zone..? when I close my eyes and hold...
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    so sad to have this like me
    jayn12 jayn12 18-21, F 1 Response 5 hrs ago

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    Injoy1767 Injoy1767 46-50, F 1 Response 5 hrs ago

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    Again, I have been blocked for no reason. I said Hi, she said Hi Baxk, then blocked me. no reason at all. grrrr
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    Kelly Clarkson's Dark Side speaks out to me. http://youtu.be/H5ArpRWcGe0 "Oh oh oh, there's a place that I know It's not pretty there and few have ever gone If I show it to you...
    69NTD8 69NTD8 36-40, F 4 hrs ago

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    I Feel like no body is there when I need them or they dont want to listen to me even though I listen to them. I dont know anymore. I want to meet someone who practically lives...
    cat1024 cat1024 18-21, M 3 hrs ago

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    She is just amazing. I have never felt this way before. It's just great! :) She's sweet, caring, beautiful, and she's my everything. I love her so much :)
    MusicJunkie666 MusicJunkie666 18-21, M 1 Response 3 hrs ago

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    I think I'm building up to a panic attack today. I feel it - the jitters, grinding teeth, darting eyes, barely controllable waves of emotions, rapid thinking. It's like I'm waiting...
    diggadog diggadog 22-25, F 2 Responses 2 hrs ago

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    Hi I'm new here. I have hirsutism and wish that I had even one friend who has it too. Hopefully I can find a friend here.
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    This is pretty weird but me and my husband were wondering. We're expecting and we were wondering will his dominant genes pass to our child. I have brown eyes and dirty blonde hair...
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    Any suggestions? Sucks not having your parents around lol. Seriously though I've been getting hot and cold flashes all night and have a huge headache as well and it gets worse...
    teehee342 teehee342 18-21, F 1 hr ago

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    needbetter needbetter 31-35, M Dec 29, 2014

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    I really don't talk to anyone about my problems anymore... everyone else seems to have their own problems and I don't wanna give them more... so I just keep it to myself... plus I...
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    I've recently found another trigger to my anxiety : Spending money. It usually only hits me if I spend it on something I'm iffy about or I'm gambling and lose. (Excluding bets...
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