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I Battle Depression and Anxiety

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    Do people really understand someone

    who has an anxiety disorder? We all have anxiety. If you feel threatened in anyway, your heart starts to beat fast, adrenaline starts rushing through your body to do one of two things. Fight or flight. This is understandable when you are in “real” situations, like combat...
    Sparrowhawk1161 Sparrowhawk1161 51-55 4 Responses Jan 21, 2014

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    I used to feel like a person I don't think I

    can do it anymore I'm to afraid to die and to afraid to live I feel ashamed of myself I don't know were things went wrong I don't know if I have the strength to change I have hung my head since I was a little kid I am ashamed of the person I have become I don't know were to go...
    robbi123 robbi123 26-30, M 1 Response 4 days ago

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    Feeling unable to function With no cures

    located Can rattle us often And rob us of motivation Which leads to homeless And for the caring That can cause rage Even if a mentally gifted minor What causes this. Stress. From work Or school. Or family. Why. We are oppressed. The wealthy bought...
    Converted Converted 46-50, M 1 Response 5 hrs ago

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    I've always had depression

    and anxiety. I'm pregnant and just started a new position at my job. Things are changing so fast and its hard to do it and not be able to take any medication. I wish I was able to take something to calm me down. it's a lot of stress and my personal life feels like it's spinning...
    reynanv reynanv 26-30, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    Depression/Anxiety

    Well, it's four o'clock in the morning and I am online researching how to make this depression go away. I google and google and I find this website and decide to share my story. This is pretty much every night these days. In March 2006, my friend died in an accident. I was best...
    depressionhurts98 depressionhurts98 18-21, F 71 Responses Nov 20, 2007

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    Uplifting Depression: 15 Unexpected Lessons From Adversity

    1. Don’t ignore warning signals in your body. Frequent petty colds, stomach aches, and headaches may all be a sign of stress. 2. There is no need to be strong all the time, and even less of a need to maintain an image of strength in front of others. 3. Achievements and titles...
    roots2life roots2life 46-50, M 20 Responses Jan 15, 2012

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    When i log off of ep.

    My mind attacks. So a book is needed. Or writing. Or xannax. Why. Seroquel legally relabelled. To be given to more people. Even those not psychotic. It causes heart attacks too. And me smokes. So. Pill makers help smoke makers. And both industries...
    Converted Converted 46-50, M 1 Response 18 hrs ago

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    People buy food treats.

    Fancy homes. Fancy cars. For image. Like the wealthy do. And the majority get wrecked. Trying to meet bills. Or needs. But thats a civilized society. Bought by the wealthy. Regardless of losses.
    Converted Converted 46-50, M 4 days ago

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    An Open Letter To All Who Suffer

     An Open Letter to All Who Suffer I know…  I have suffered from depression and despair since I was seven years old and my mother tried to kill herself the first time.  I know how deep a person can sink when they believe the whole world is piled up on...
    LonghornFan LonghornFan 56-60, M 21 Responses Jan 5, 2010

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    Depression is feeling like you've lost something

    but having no clue when or where you had it. Then one day you realize what you lost is yourself.
    Erinjessica Erinjessica 22-25, F 1 Response Sep 5, 2014

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    Hopefully some of my friends here will see this

    in their feed ... I'm not ignoring you. I'm kinda overwhelmed at work and at home. I want to write some long messages but I never feel I have enough time to write them properly, so I don't. I hope you understand.
    scrimshaw scrimshaw 46-50, M 5 Responses Apr 12

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    My demon is anxiety. I've lived with him

    for some years now. I'm pretty used to him and we're comfortable with each other. He is a part of me, and everywhere we go, we go together. Heading to school, talking to people, buying something, eating something; he is there, whispering in my ear. He loves to clutch my heart...
    Abnormalize Abnormalize 16-17, F 3 Responses Apr 27

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    So this might be a weird question,

    but I wonder if people here have had to work through a similar situation. What do you do when your therapy goals and your spouse's therapy goals seem to almost contradict each other? I'm trying to work on my anxiety and depression, but lately my husband has been seeing a...
    AriaShakti AriaShakti 31-35, F 2 Responses Jul 24

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    Will someone please pray

    for me, and those who don't believe in prayer, at least hope for me? I have to work a 7 hour shift today and with my current mental health issues, work is terribly difficult. I can't function. My anxiety makes me terribly irritable and my depression makes me severely tired...
    InvaderNice InvaderNice 18-21, M 14 Responses Mar 29

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    Today is a dark day. the sun maybe shinning

    outside, but the darkness took over my mind and all I see is black..... black and red.
    Greyeyess Greyeyess 18-21, F 1 Response 21 hrs ago

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    Some thank me for caring And probe my mind

    for new advice. Others bark. Or whine. EP Link
    Converted Converted 46-50, M Jul 24

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    I Am My Own Hostage.

    For the average person, getting out of bed & getting ready for the day is a normal, worry free morning routine. But for many of us just the sound of the alarm clock is that dreaded noise that reminds us that we must struggle through another uncomfortable, meaningless day full of...
    dublingal5 dublingal5 41-45, F 6 Responses Aug 21, 2013

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    Thanks seroquel. From non psychotic to

    ranting. From sad to lethal. Fokurz. Why legally relabel it. Oh right. You fokurz need wealth.
    Converted Converted 46-50, M 3 days ago

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    I hate how much I hate my life,

    I consider just ending it all every day, and I'm sure the only reason I am alive is because I can't stand the thought of causing any pain to my family, people say there are painless ways to kill yourself but there aren't someone is always going I get hurt. So I'm stuck living in...
    JustJess97 JustJess97 18-21, F 7 Responses Jul 4, 2014

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    I think I'm done pretending I'm okay.

    I'm not. Every night I cry myself to sleep. Every morning I have to push to get up. Just to go through my day doing the minimal work. I'm not okay. My depression is ruining me from the inside out.
    wtfdaysi wtfdaysi 18-21, F 10 Responses Jun 29

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    You let certain people into your life

    and you think they will be a true friend to you always... but they always end up hurting you even when you think they act like they'll be there.. they won't.
    Euphorialbeauty23 Euphorialbeauty23 22-25, F 7 Responses Jun 13, 2014

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    I cried myself to sleep last night.

    I went through the whole day with a straight face, walking around feeling out of touch with my surroundings, soon as I got home and into bed, I started thinking about how lonely I am and how I'm never gonna be normal and happy like everyone else, and I started crying...
    Lunarlight Lunarlight 18-21, F 10 Responses Apr 18, 2014

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    Today has been one of those days

    where I'm not quite sure what I'm doing. I'm not sure where I'm going with my life, or if I even want to go anywhere with it. It's an overwhelming urge to curl up in bed under the covers and never leave. I feel so useless but that's all okay. That's what I'm starting to realise...
    smileforme1996 smileforme1996 18-21, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    Ever since I was younger I have battled with

    depression and anxiety. It's honestly nothing that can just "go away" from a few pills prescribed from my doctor. Depression sucks. It really does. When you have depression there could be many symptom's that someone could feel but in my case here are some. Depression makes me...
    Amberrjade27 Amberrjade27 22-25, F 5 days ago

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    I took this photo earlier

    when I was out on a walk to distract myself from panicking. It's beautiful. I live near the countryside so walking up fields with my dogs really helps calm me down.
    gh0st13 gh0st13 18-21, F 5 Responses Aug 11, 2014

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    does anyone else feel numb

    and distant alot of the time? like youre there, but youre not?
    deathbecomesher89 deathbecomesher89 26-30, F 10 Responses Feb 6, 2014

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    It's really bad tonight.

    I never know what to do in these drowning moments. I feel like screaming until my voice disappears. More than anything I would like to sleep. And not have my heart racing like this.
    TooLateForEdelweiss TooLateForEdelweiss 18-21, F 5 Responses Nov 15, 2014

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    They claimed to be christian And caring And

    successful. But They bullied me. And made me run And dare to say they are good. My life is back there. But if i go back I will hurt them. And witnesses.
    Converted Converted 46-50, M a week ago

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    If you’re feeling suicidal,

    please read this first. Wanna kill yourself? Imagine this. You come home from school one day. You’ve had yet another horrible day. You’re just ready to give up. So you go to your room, close the door, and take out that suicide note you’ve written and rewritten over and...
    akaShaun akaShaun 16-17, M 8 Responses May 8, 2014

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    I can't tell if I just want attention

    or if I'm really suffering. I hate myself and my brain and I just want these thoughts to stop.
    saaadcutiex3 saaadcutiex3 18-21, F 5 Responses 2 days ago

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    Homeless bites. Bullied bites.

    Wrecked by meds bites. Medical tests not matching bites. Barked at for advising on ep bites. Barked at for replying to posts bites. Luckily i helped people. My whole fokyn life. And some helped back. Or just helped Like pink Who says done looking for...
    Converted Converted 46-50, M 4 days ago

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    One in six people suffer depression

    or a chronic anxiety disorder. Those of us who suffer from either one know how crippling it can be.
    KaylaCherie KaylaCherie 13-15, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    Does anyone have experience with taking anxiety

    medication that doesn't make you sleepy or foggy?
    littlemissdazed littlemissdazed 22-25, F 3 Responses 18 hrs ago

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    What to do. When somebody dont like my advice.

    Hmm. Umm. Pity them. Let them sink. Call them lazy. Or self centered. Or dimwitted. Or a diva. Or just keep giving To those who love it.
    Converted Converted 46-50, M 2 days ago

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    Depression is like sitting in the corner of a

    crowded room watching everyone around you enjoy life while you struggle to remember what you are living for...
    ComplicatedGirl18 ComplicatedGirl18 18-21, F 4 Responses Dec 17, 2014

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    The worse feeling is

    when something is killing you inside, and you have to act like you don't care...
    PsychGirl94 PsychGirl94 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 2

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    Am a saintly type. But got violent ideations.

    Am on xannax. But that just prevents convulsions When my body wants to retaliate. Against memories. Of those who hurt me.
    Converted Converted 46-50, M 4 days ago

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    Why do people assume we are ok.

    Morons thinking computer is ep. Morons saying get a job. Morons saying spell better. Morons saying take meds. Me sees them as clueless. But some nights that dont erase pain. Caused by those pinheaded foks.
    Converted Converted 46-50, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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    Depression.

    You know when your so depressed, you just wanna stay home all day in your blankies, not do anything, and just die in your bubble of self pity?Thats the depression I have right now. I just feel like giving up everything and saying "**** it world goodbye" because I know if I die...
    oreosnow oreosnow 18-21, F 4 Responses Dec 3, 2013

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    I don't know what to do anymore.

    I feel like I'm so different from everyone and that I'm not right, like there's something completely wrong from me. I don't understand it and I wish the feelings would go away. I just wanna fit in and be normal.
    steal11 steal11 18-21, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    Been increasingly absent,

    and find it difficult to even try to be present and mindful. I have noticed the connection of this to anxiety, which has been high this past week. Even my dreams are unsettling. Today I had to keep moving to fight the urge to go back to bed and let the mindless state take over...
    squirrelbounce squirrelbounce 41-45, F 2 Responses Nov 30, 2014

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    Cramping while on ep.

    Get called nasty by some biped. So. Label it a moron after explaining. Why. It showed clueless ego. And tried to bark at me. Like me was nasty. Stupid biped.
    Converted Converted 46-50, M 1 Response 4 days ago

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    Do You Know How It Feels....

    ......to be put down and debased your whole ******* life? To be used and abused your whole ******* life? To be told you wasn't meant to be born and are ******* useless and are going to die soon? To be verbally, physically, mentally and emotionally abused amongst other types of...
    Lilith2013 Lilith2013 36-40, F 20 Responses Sep 14, 2013

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    My biggest fear is that you will see me .

    ........ the way I see myself.
    Erinjessica Erinjessica 22-25, F 3 Responses Jan 20

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    Maybe depression and anxiety are more of a

    super power. Don't get me wrong, these things ******* suck, however. people diagnosed with depressed: - usually smarter than the average person - has a better perspective of the world - views situations more realistically People diagnosed with Anxiety - high...
    Bflyboo14 Bflyboo14 13-15, F 4 Responses Jul 7

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    Hourly. And advise.

    But some here hate my advice. Poor babies with no brain. And they bark. And me dodges. But why. They tries my advice. Once. Or twice. Long ago. And got bashed. Lol. So they bash me for saying. Like doushee brats. With canker sores. But now me feels...
    Converted Converted 46-50, M 5 days ago

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