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I Am Challenged W Dysthymia

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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.  As far back as I can remember, I've always had a problem with some sort of depression.  There was a time when I was about in my...
    bambii99 bambii99 46-50 2 Responses Apr 25, 2011

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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 happy with life since i was 14 years old. since then, i just havent felt alive. I feel into a complete spriral of depression because of the way I...
    tariqo tariqo 18-21 1 Response Sep 21, 2010

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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 talking about it..writing about it..thinking about it but I disparately need to. I stare at the keyboard thinking how...
    Tessawhoknew Tessawhoknew 22-25 2 Responses May 12, 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 fatigued, wasn't feeling well, and had insomnia, among other things.Due to my blood work they took me very seriously but after a long time they...
    HarryHagrid HarryHagrid 18-21 3 Responses Jun 14, 2012

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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 feel it will last forever and each day I feel even 'dumer' than before. My interests in hobbies like guitar...
    rkindred rkindred 26-30 3 Responses May 19, 2011

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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 disorder as well. Sometimes for very short periods I could fly, then abruptly crash. Seems like I have finished very few things...
    Aware1 Aware1 46-50, M 2 Responses Sep 24, 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 medication helped for awhile until last March. My former best friend MJP came to visit me and he ended up kissing me which...
    sjk7819 sjk7819 18-21 4 Responses Nov 21, 2011

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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 post-secondary and got a "good career" at the age of 19, and moved out and did what I thought you should do as an adult from...
    qualityerin qualityerin 22-25 4 Responses Feb 14, 2011

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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 have what some would call a "pretty good" life. I've checked off many of those "boxes" you are supposed to by the time...
    TMichael1220 TMichael1220 41-45, M Jan 22, 2013

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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 helping and I should just 'act happy and I'll be happy.' Well, I've been pretending to be happy for years, and even...
    saephirayew saephirayew 18-21, F 3 Responses Dec 22, 2011

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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 only time my dysthymia really gets to me is at night. Not having anyone to talk to at night and not being able to...
    TwystedAbyss TwystedAbyss 18-21, M 1 Response Oct 24, 2013

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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 life.. I just never enjoy it. I was diagnosed with Dysthymia while I was there. It made so much sense once I read the symptoms. Being...
    mirandarenexoxo mirandarenexoxo 16-17 Jun 7, 2011

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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 a room full of random people i didnt know. Some lady got up on a stage and started naming off names. Mine and my brothers name got called, but the boy who came up looked...
    rebeccababacock rebeccababacock 18-21 Jul 6, 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 could afford my meds, definately.
    Elwing Elwing 31-35, F 4 Responses Aug 15, 2008

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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. Basically, life is enjoyed only a day at a time if I am lucky...I cannot remember the day I truly felt HAPPINESS...
    sadgrl sadgrl 31-35, F 11 Responses Jul 17, 2007

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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-depresants, in talk therapy, going to a CoDependents Anonymous group once a week and recently started going to a laughter...
    egreye egreye 46-50 2 Responses Jun 22, 2010

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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 with major depression a couple years ago, wherein I spent 18 hours a day in bed and ended up walking away from a full ride...
    whatthymia whatthymia 22-25 1 Response Jan 11, 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 knew i felt derpressed sometimes but i never realised it was a problem. I always battled to seem and stay happy around ppl...
    lifesabigqmark lifesabigqmark 22-25 3 Responses Aug 10, 2009

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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 realize that chronic depression was sneaking up on me. I used to be pretty happy, positive, and generally okay with my life. But somewhere along the line that changed. I don't know...
    BreeIsMe BreeIsMe 31-35 1 Response Oct 13, 2010

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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's better and sometimes (like now) it's so bad. I feel a lot of anxiety without any particular reason. Everything seems...
    Fluctuating Fluctuating 22-25, F 3 Responses Mar 15, 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 a totally new town and i didnt fit in at all, i couldnt make friends, i was bullied because of my accent, i stopped...
    pr1ncessarah pr1ncessarah 16-17 Sep 6, 2011

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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, never excitable, unpersonable, socially anxious.  I've filled out numerous questionnairs to assess whether or not I have...
    Cath123 Cath123 31-35 8 Responses Aug 1, 2008

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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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    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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    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 can’t feel much of anything, other than “blah, grey nothing,” emptiness, flat, stagnant…or and i think i may have fallen into a double depression...
    diana1987 diana1987 22-25, F 4 Responses Sep 22, 2011

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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 support dythymics to do it, to know about their condition. I've read almost all of 50 stories here and they are so repetituous. This...
    Fluctuating Fluctuating 22-25, F 2 Responses Sep 16, 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 the awake every day in the morning i have a problem because i feel a very low energy and i have anxiety.I went to...
    anonimy anonimy 22-25 2 Responses Feb 14, 2012

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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.  It crumbled my self esteem as a young child.  It made me quiet, avoidant and apathetic.   I...
    seatangle seatangle 18-21 3 Responses Jul 29, 2008

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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 stories when somebody out there wrote "it is possible, it can be better". I've suffered from dysthymia for 5 years or...
    Fluctuating Fluctuating 22-25, F 1 Response Dec 29, 2012

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    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 hear it though. Smile& nod& laugh every once in a while, that way you can stay around them& almost feel like your a part...
    MyImp MyImp 26-30, M 1 Response Mar 10, 2011

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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 affliction. It seems that ever since I was 10 years old I've never really been able to 'enjoy' the things in life like everyone else was...
    cjcal cjcal 18-21, M 5 Responses May 28, 2010

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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 thought with medication and talk therapy that I would be better and life would continue to move on. However...
    ber7151 ber7151 22-25 5 Responses Sep 11, 2012

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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 My friend still lives at home she isent old enough to leave as an adult yet but her step dad is abusive to her mother and...
    Mysteriousestranger Mysteriousestranger 26-30, M 3 Responses Apr 8, 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 grades...college....graduate school...mentally smart.....mentally drained...always the strong one...burdened by my world...
    tg4three tg4three 26-30, F 1 Response Jan 11, 2010

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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 (dysthymia?).   I suffered one 6-month bout of acute depression (undiagnosed but unmistakable) when I was 18. I thought it was...
    chipdouglas chipdouglas 22-25 4 Responses Sep 17, 2008

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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 time and knowing that my daily Zoloft takes the edge of the extremes, both on the up and the down side.  I take my shrink's advice...
    candour candour 36-40 1 Response May 16, 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 recently checked myself into a psych ward for a week after I went down into a depressive episode; I just need to connect with a support group type thing...
    silica silica 46-50 3 Responses Sep 12, 2011

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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 Wellbutrin and Xanax. None of them helped. I also have chronic back pain in my mid-back. This year I tried Cymbalta and...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Oct 23, 2012

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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 dollar? It was useless. I have been depressed for so long that I've started to feel like it's my normal state...
    cholulalady cholulalady 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 19, 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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    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 if I've been here long enough, seen enough, done enough, to know it just is not for me. Kind of like my soul...
    sspeed sspeed 22-25, F 3 Responses Jun 8, 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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    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(alone) and sit and think. That's all I do is think, not about myself, not about how I look but about other people, world issues, how strange...
    Devinne Devinne 18-21 3 Responses Jan 17, 2012

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