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feeling the same way
by: aaron

i have been having the same problem. I am only 20 years old and i never really thought about death before but recently (maybe last couple months or so) its all that has been on my mind. i have had to stop talking about it to friends because im afraid people are starting to think im crazy. It has become so bad that im having massive panic and anxiety attacks back to back. I am trying to get into counseling because talking about it to someone sometimes seems to help. but at the same time im afraid it wont. sometimes i feel like im being selfish for having this fear because im not the only one that has to die.

you mentioned that the part that freaks you out is not really knowing what happens when you die, and i guess its kinda like that for me as well.

My thing is we are all alive for such a short period of time but when we die, well, thats forever. you know? and also the fact that im going to be a skeleton someday( im writing trying not to laugh at myself) I think i might need meds though for the panic attacks. i dont know what to do. this phobia is becoming more and more overwhelming each day..

Fear of death
by: Christina

I am 25 years old. I have a fear of death. Nothing traumatic (that I know of ) has happend to me in my life. Ive only known three people that have passed away and have only been to two funerals, one of which was for my grandfather when I was about 6 years old.....I have 2 children, one is 3 and the other is two months. So far, I have been able to control my fear-hiding it from people. But every passing day it lays more and more on my mind. I hemmorhaged after giving birth to each of my children and I almost died both times....Although I had this fear of dying way before ever having my children, the fear has intensified after those two close encounters with death.
Im not sure when this fear started but I do know that as far back as I can remember, Ive had this fear. I have a fear of death, of not knowing what will happen to me after I die, of not being able to continue on with my life as I know it, of leaving loved ones behind....I fear for my children-and get very emotional thinking that they could grow up with out me. I get emotional thinking that I could die and not see them grow up or be apart of their lives anymore. I think about this everyday.
My second daughter was born on the 31st of December 2008...the fact that I almost died after giving birth to her...and that it was the second time I almost died giving birth, has left me feeling more vulnerable then ever. And just 2 weeks ago, a 21 year old family member of my husband's-someone we were both very close with, died right after her 21st birthday in a bizarre and unexplainable car wreck. Going to her funeral last week sent me into an even greater panic. Just knowing that this happend out of no where-her death was the last thing I ever expected to hear about. It was so sudden.
I dont want this to control my life anymore. Im tired of being afraid and most of all of having to hide it and feeling alone and vulnerable. I know that death is inevitable...and maybe thats why I fear it so much.....I know its going to happen, but I dont know when, how,why....what will happen to me after I die, what will happen to my family...I know Im repeating myself but these fears repeat themselves in my brain EVERY SINGLE DAY. I dont know what to do. I dont want this to get worse, but I dont want to tell people about this. I dont want people to think Im crazy and take my kids away or something. Because, as Ironic as this is....I would rather die then lose my children....
Can anyone help me? Does anyone have the same unexplainable fear? Do I make any sense atall or AM I crazy?

Fear of Choking/Death
by: Lindsay

Not only do I have a fear of choking, but I also have a fear of death. I think about death 24/7. It's so scary and I have a 2 year old son to take care, but I can't because I sit and cry and worry about dying all day long. I know I need medication but I don't want to be dependant on them. Anyone else feel this way? Any suggestions? Maybe I need to see a therapist. I don't know. But I feel like I'm losing it and I want to just be normal again.

by: Joel

Talk to a doctor about melatonin and prozac. These have helped me with my fear of death. Melatonin can be picked up at any store unprescribed, and prozac is the best anti-depressant I've ever tried. im not depressed, but it helps with the fear.

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