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I Battle Depression and Anxiety

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    Why is so f* difficult sometimes?

    I know I can keep with what I said I'd do but.. I guess it is my way of showing respect for the people I love, respect they can make their own decisions, respect they need their own time to do so (without me on top of things monitoring, I sound like a control freak, maybe I am...
    valeMar valeMar 41-45 2 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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    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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    I Am Alive

    Here I am searching through the fog. The fog is so thick I can't see where I'm going and I don't know where I'm at, but I am alive. I look behind me into my past and I can see most of where I have been. I see people I care for, people I miss, some good memories, but the hideous...
    keeva keeva 46-50, F 15 Responses Nov 30, 2012

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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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    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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    Does anyone have experience with taking anxiety

    medication that doesn't make you sleepy or foggy?
    littlemissdazed littlemissdazed 22-25, F 3 Responses 20 hrs ago

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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 23 hrs ago

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    Doctor's appointment today to work on meds.

    He wanted examples of why I thought I needed a change in meds, I gave him a couple things, and then said "I know there's other stuff but I can't think of it now." To which he replied "Like focus and concentration?" That was good for a laugh. So, adding a new med on top of...
    scrimshaw scrimshaw 46-50, M 2 Responses 5 days ago

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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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    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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    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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    I really want to see a therapist.

    I want someone to talk to and I feel like this is eating me alive. BUT I have two issues that is keeping me from seeking help, myself and my parents. I am afraid to go a therapist because I remember I have had two mini experiences. The first when I was 13 or 14 my family was...
    LoveisBeautiful5013 LoveisBeautiful5013 18-21, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    Deep sadness. Becomes depression.

    Then rage. Saints get wrecked In a society led wrong. The wealthy love that. Because they bought everything. And made society their soap opera. Like in the movie gamer. And the hunger games series. But why. Profit. Power. Boredom. Policed by peers...
    Converted Converted 46-50, M 2 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 7 hrs ago

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 20 hrs ago

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    Was walking to truck.

    Phone was on youtube. Hands full. Finger started video. On depression rare. And possibly enlightenment. But what if depressed are truthful. Not enlightened But observant. Society is fubar. And the profiteers rule. They say chemical imbalance. And...
    Converted Converted 46-50, M 4 days 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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'm sick of going though this alone I want to

    meet other people that know what I'm going through. If anyone is interested then let me know I live in Gainesville Florida but would not at all mind traveling a little to get to know anyone who is going through this and hopefully make a few friends.
    robbi123 robbi123 26-30, M a week ago

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    I'm proud of my self

    for leaving my bedroom and got ready and just went to my local shopping centre for a walk and just to get some fresh air and try to face the world...I'm sweating like crazy but I'm trying to face my demons if I can do it so can you it's really hard took me guts to do this all by...
    pardz pardz 22-25, M 3 Responses Apr 29, 2014

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    I Have To Keep My Focus ... Or Else I Will Fall.

    I think the hardest pain to overcome... is the one that makes you 'see' that life moves forward with or without you that connections with others are temporary and abandonment or betrayal are things innate in human beings. This kind of truth has implications.... such as...
    DreamChristine DreamChristine 31-35, F 7 Responses Mar 16, 2013

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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...
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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 3 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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    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.
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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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    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.
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    Chemical imbalance???

    ? Really. What from. Wealthy fokurz. Gmos. Bullies. Meds. Policies. Laws. All made by wealthy fokurz. Pinks song. 18 wheeler. Can help. Sometimes. http://youtu.be/Clb8jCoJVqg
    Converted Converted 46-50, M 2 days ago

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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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    I'm only 14 and I've had severe depression

    and anxiety for years. It's gotten to a point where my medicine is just a side affect. The doctors suggest that I go to a center but my mom doesn't think it's the right thing. I've thought about suicide too many times to count and almost went through at school but then the...
    Megzilla8390 Megzilla8390 13-15, F 23 hrs ago

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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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    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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    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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    I HAVE battled...now I am ready to give up the

    fight.. I am tired of trying.. I have enough.. My EP friends have helped me, but now I think they are getting tired of me feeling down and depressed.. Which I understand as I am sick if it too.. They said:'What can I do to help?' Well, I don't know what they can do..if I knew I...
    Sorrentina Sorrentina 46-50, F 9 Responses Apr 14

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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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