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I Am Challenged W Dysthymia

chronically depressed people who need a hug! 213 People

    Its To Much To Carry - In recent months its gotten bad for me. I've always been messed up, since i was about 10or12 id guess,always known something wasn't right...ppl don't want to...
    MyImp MyImp 26-30, M 1 Response Mar 10, 2011

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    In Recovery - My symptoms started before my memory - I finally sought help two years ago when peri-menopause really kicked in and the symptoms got much worse. Now on anti...
    egreye egreye 46-50 2 Responses Jun 22, 2010

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    Curious? - On a scale of 1-10 could you rate your level of affected-ness to these 4 thingswLowselfesteemanxietylolinessoverthinking/overannalyzing
    Devinne Devinne 18-21 4 Responses Feb 14, 2012

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    A Burden - I am 18. I was diagnosed with dysthymia a year ago and I was going to psychotherapy, but after a few sessions my parents pulled me out because they said it wasn't...
    saephirayew saephirayew 18-21, F 3 Responses Dec 22, 2011

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    Dysthymia: Just The Normal Days Bull Sh*t - I wake up thinking about how quick I hope the day goes. Then I go out and go to class (I'm a college student), eat at the dining commons...
    Devinne Devinne 18-21 3 Responses Jan 17, 2012

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    Will It Ever End? - I was diagnosed with dysthymia about....a year ago or maybe longer. I can't remeber exactly. It's all seemed to be the same for years. I feel sad...sometimes it...
    Fluctuating Fluctuating 22-25, F 3 Responses Mar 15, 2012

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    My Dysthymia - first apologize because i don speak very well english.I wold like that together inteprent my experience in this periode.one year heve passed in this situationWhen...
    anonimy anonimy 22-25 2 Responses Feb 14, 2012

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    It Gets Better - hey :) i just found out that dysthymia exists and it explained so much, i realise that i had dysthymia for 4/5 years ending a year ago, it started when i moved to...
    pr1ncessarah pr1ncessarah 16-17 Sep 6, 2011

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    Recovery - Recovery. It used to sound so beautiful but unreal to me, like a fairytale or something. I just didn't believe that the sun would come out tomorrow. Why bet my bottom...
    cholulalady cholulalady 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 19, 2011

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    rahul000777 rahul000777 22-25, M Apr 1

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    Not Sure If This Explains Me - This is odd.  I study psychology.  Should I not have figured this out years ago?  I just always thought it was my personality - mellow...
    Cath123 Cath123 31-35 8 Responses Aug 1, 2008

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    Is This Dysthymia Or Bpd? - This seems like it could be one part anxiety, one part narcissism (borderline personality disorder?), and one part depression...
    chipdouglas chipdouglas 22-25 4 Responses Sep 17, 2008

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    Healing - I was put into therapy after blood was discovered on my bed by my parents. It came out that I cut...Fourty plus scars riddled my body from chest to fingers, palms to...
    Nocturne97 Nocturne97 13-15, M 1 Response Sep 28, 2012

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    Alone I Break - Alone I break is my song, it describes how i feel 24/7/365(366). the feelings are so strong it makes me want to kill them sometimes. the feeligns never fade away
    waramoore1989 waramoore1989 22-25, M 3 Responses Nov 2, 2011

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    I Wish I Could Just Fix Myself... - Fix me...? I wish I could fix me. My lows are *really* low, and my highs are few and far between. I think life would be so much easier if I...
    Elwing Elwing 26-30, F 4 Responses Aug 15, 2008

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    Looking For Answers - I can't say I've ever been really happy. I am capable of happiness and contentedness, but for the most part I go through life indifferently. I did struggle...
    whatthymia whatthymia 22-25 1 Response Jan 11, 2011

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    ifuturz ifuturz 26-30, M Oct 25, 2012

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    I Think Dysthymia Is Ruining My Life ! - I spent the last few years going to the doctors saying i was feeling sick, i told them my main symptom was indigestion, but i was also...
    HarryHagrid HarryHagrid 18-21 3 Responses Jun 14, 2012

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    The Dark Self You Wish You Never Had - Hello Friends,  I"ve recently been diagnosed with Dysthymia, however I've known for years that I've been struggling with this type of...
    cjcal cjcal 18-21, M 5 Responses May 28, 2010

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    ifuturz ifuturz 26-30, M 1 Response Jul 30, 2012

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    I Term It "Plagued By Awareness" - Having lived with this diagnosis for some 20 years, I like to think I cope fairly well, understanding how it limits my activities from time to...
    candour candour 36-40 1 Response May 16, 2009

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    The Circle Never Ends - I have been dealing with dysthymia for the last 9 years but I wasnt officially diagnosed until about 4 years ago. Once I was diagnosed, the therapy and...
    sjk7819 sjk7819 18-21 4 Responses Nov 21, 2011

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    My Recent Discovery - For as long as I can remember I have not been able to maintain happiness in my life! I have been diagnosed w dysthymia a fancy word for chronic depression...
    sadgrl sadgrl 31-35, F 11 Responses Jul 17, 2007

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    In A Nutshell - Hearing your stories is valuable for me, so I thought I would share mine just in case it hits a nerve with someone else. I just turned 42 and by all accounts, I...
    TMichael1220 TMichael1220 41-45, M Jan 22, 2013

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    I Know Exactly How I Feel - Reading everyone's stories is like reading my own.  I diagnosed myself with Dysthymia aboutr 5 years ago before I had ever even heard of this word...
    bambii99 bambii99 46-50 2 Responses Apr 25, 2011

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    There Is Hope - I have already posted a story of my dysthymia. But this one is to let you know that it can be better. I remember (it was only a few months ago) how I loved such...
    Fluctuating Fluctuating 22-25, F 1 Response Dec 29, 2012

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    Dysthymia - I was diagnosed with dysthymia 9 months ago, and at first I thought that it was just a judgement passed on me by health care providers, and not an actual condition. I...
    ber7151 ber7151 22-25 5 Responses Sep 11, 2012

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    Introduction - So i found this site because i was searching for more information about my condition. I do suffer from dysthymia and insomnia and i'd say i'm a strange case. The...
    TwystedAbyss TwystedAbyss 18-21, M 1 Response Oct 24, 2013

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    Mad World -  Is it possible to want to die just to escape this mad house we call earth. Do you really have to be a depressed lost soul with no way out to take your life? What...
    sspeed sspeed 22-25, F 3 Responses Jun 8, 2010

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    Is There A Difference Between Dysthymia And Chronic Depression - I am under the impression that there is a difference,any thoughts?
    tharper1 tharper1 51-55, M 1 Response Apr 19, 2012

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    Trying To Start Fresh - Since I can remember I have never been truly happy. I've had moments of hapiness or excitement, but I don't ever remember feeling truly content. I went to...
    qualityerin qualityerin 22-25 4 Responses Feb 14, 2011

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    Help My Friend Choose - am writing this story for a friend who isen't on this site but she needs to know what people think and what they feel is her best choice to make please help...
    Mysteriousestranger Mysteriousestranger 26-30, M 3 Responses Apr 8, 2012

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    I Wish I Knew How I Got Here, But I Am Challenged With Dysthymia Everyday - So, I used to think that people got depressed because of something specific. So that's why I didn't...
    BreeIsMe BreeIsMe 31-35 1 Response Oct 13, 2010

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    Grim Reaper, Body Bags, And Faces I Didnt Know With Names Of My Family - Last night I had a dream of the grim reaper. He was not there the whole time though. It started with me in...
    rebeccababacock rebeccababacock 18-21 Jul 6, 2011

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    Dysthymia Meds? - Are there meds that help I have tried ssri's but about a month ago I was switched to wellbutrin,anyone else have an opinion.
    tharper1 tharper1 51-55, M 2 Responses Apr 19, 2012

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    They Just Won't Make An Effort - It has just struck me how simple it is. All you have to do is make an effort. What I mean is that it is so extremely easy for people who should...
    Fluctuating Fluctuating 22-25, F 2 Responses Sep 16, 2012

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    Drowning In Quicksand -  I. Cannot. Function.insides are gutted out...leaving only a shell...hollowed and broken...never a happy kid...did what i was supposed to....good...
    tg4three tg4three 26-30, F 1 Response Jan 11, 2010

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    Haunted By The Ghost Of The Person I Used To Be. - I was diagnosed with dysthymia when i was 16 years old, and it gave me a lot of answers to why i feel the way i do. I havent been...
    tariqo tariqo 18-21 1 Response Sep 21, 2010

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    Stumbling Through Life. - Hello All. I was diagnosed with Dysthymia 3-Weeks ago. I now know why my life has been so messy. I think there may also be pronounced Social anxiety...
    Aware1 Aware1 46-50, M 2 Responses Sep 24, 2009

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    Dysthymia - I found out I had dysthymia when I was in inpatient treatment for anorexia.  The chronic depression definitely had a role in the formation of my eating disorder...
    seatangle seatangle 18-21 3 Responses Jul 29, 2008

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    dysthymia... the underlying sad "blah" - I’ve been reading a lot about Dysthymia. Everything about it seems to fit me. It’s where I feel I belong. I’m afraid I...
    diana1987 diana1987 22-25, F 4 Responses Sep 22, 2011

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    No Future - Hi there,I really would love a cure to this thing they call disthymia. It is crippling my life and yet they say it is a mild depression, but only lasts for 2 years. I...
    rkindred rkindred 26-30 3 Responses May 19, 2011

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    I'm 16 And Struggle With This. - I never really noticed until I had a major episode of Chronic Depression, I ended up in a behavior hospital for suicide attempt. But I have a good...
    mirandarenexoxo mirandarenexoxo 16-17 Jun 7, 2011

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    Dysthymia Is the Word - as far as i can remember i've had a blockage. it was hard for me to realy be happy long enough. I studied lots of psych. and i never realised what i had. I...
    lifesabigqmark lifesabigqmark 22-25 3 Responses Aug 10, 2009

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    Having Trouble Getting A Confirmed Diagnosis - I have a history of "mild" depression going back a decade; my nearest and dearest think I'm just not that social and moody; I...
    silica silica 46-50 3 Responses Sep 12, 2011

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    I Don't Know.. - I feel like I am always searching for something..a better life..meaning..purpose and yet it never appears. I just know that I feel constant emptiness and hate...
    Tessawhoknew Tessawhoknew 22-25 2 Responses May 12, 2012

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    Antidepressants - I've tried a large variety of antidepressants over the years with little success. I tried several SSRI's like Paxil, Zoloft and Celexa as well as others like...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Oct 23, 2012

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    Broken73 Broken73 41-45, M 1 Response Mar 30

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    Actually, I'm not challenged, being an engineer. BUT, one of my experiences is that I love to help people. So I figure the best way to help people is to help them with math...
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    I hate when people don't like me or don't want to date cause of my disability we'll I'm sorry god didn't make me perfect like you
    Ifeelkikeaghosht Ifeelkikeaghosht 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 18

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    A Defective-Human-Suit Operator Enduring Confinement on Earth I’ve been pondering the extent to which I come across as obtuse, clumsy, unorthodox, weird, and even insane at times...
    1nverse 1nverse 31-35, F 1 Response Apr 2

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    Yes I am...and I've always run away from it. BUT I'm finally dealing with it head on and grabbing math by its horn :P Ever since I remembered...math didn't come easy to me...It...
    surrealreality surrealreality 31-35, F 5 days ago