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I Battle Mood Swings and Depression

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    I Don't Even Know. - I have dysthimia or what ever it spells like. I am just always depressed a little, I don't often get to have up days but a good "normal" day is not supposed to...
    XenDragon XenDragon 31-35, M 2 Responses Jun 18, 2010

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    My mood changes a lot, at school I'm a positive person but when I get home I'm just all depressed, cause the person at school is a whole different me! Need some one to talk to...
    Nik20954 Nik20954 13-15, M 1 Response Jan 26

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    Sometimes It Switches From Hour By Hour - Well, i don't even know where to begin. I've been diagnosed with depression since I was 16. I've actually been diagnosed with other things...
    doglover1984 doglover1984 26-30, F 4 Responses Jan 18, 2011

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    Sometimes - I sometimes have quite bad mood swings and end up snapping at people when I don't mean to. Earlier on in my life I was really depressed, but these days it isn't so bad...
    Emptysoul30 Emptysoul30 22-25, M 1 Response Sep 17, 2009

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    A Thermos Full Of Acid. - I feel like there is one of these buried inside me. I know how I am supposed to be, and so I put a shell around this thermos and painted it to look human...
    mrdevonian mrdevonian 22-25, M 2 Responses Jul 1, 2011

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    Depressed For Years - Not a day goes by without me feeling depressed at least once. Despite my taking 3 medications for it, I have horrable days. (Effexor, Buspar, Adderall are my...
    AnnaLovesCoffee AnnaLovesCoffee 36-40, F 1 Response Apr 21, 2009

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    Bipolar Much?!?!? -  A while ago I was diagnosed as being bipolar II.  The main difference between I and II is that BPI-ers tend to be at either extreme for weeks/months...
    Geode Geode 31-35, F 4 Responses Sep 17, 2009

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    When It's Bad, It's Really Bad - i just have really awful mood swings! haha! especially before.
    mistyeyedlass mistyeyedlass 18-21, F 2 Responses May 1, 2009

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    Mysterious Ways: A Short Story - She can hear him screaming blue murder in the back bedroom but she turns up The Pet Shop Boys and makes herself a cup of instant. Is God watching...
    Sighman Sighman 51-55, M May 10, 2012

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    Offset Compassion For Depression & Others - I've always had a problem being to blunt with no regard. I hate liars with a passion and can't ever see a good reason to do it...
    unsound unsound 31-35 Aug 3, 2013

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    This Never Seems To Go Away. - I've had problems with depression and anxiety for years. No medicine seems to work, I'm unhappy and don't know what to do. I have a job, a family..I...
    davedaddykh1 davedaddykh1 46-50, M 5 Responses Jan 30, 2012

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    Down And Up - I get these sudden feelingsI don't know where they come fromI always try to keep themBut they always seem to runI always try and followI can never keep upI'll just...
    Bvbaddict Bvbaddict 13-15, F 1 Response Dec 10, 2011

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    I Don't Understand. - It's just after 7pm here and I've been having an OK day.  Until about 10 minutes ago.  I don't understand why my mood swings the way it does. ...
    Dropbear Dropbear 41-45, M 4 Responses Oct 17, 2009

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    I Feel Like The Bad Guy - I try to be happy and put a smile on for everyone but it doesn't help. I'm only fooling those who don't know me. I'm always sad and feel like crying. I...
    darkemotions91 darkemotions91 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 24, 2012

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    Its Called Being Bipolar.... - its called being bipolar, i deal with mood swings all the damn time. they are one of the worst, and my depression is so bad sometimes.
    deleted deleted 26-30 6 Responses Sep 17, 2009

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    Fortunately, it's not every day ....LOLz
    Kaddath Kaddath 41-45, M 1 Response Mar 30

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    Just a little, but it makes me lose focus so easily!
    RadicallyGreen RadicallyGreen 16-17, F 6 days ago

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    I'm depressed right now. I've recently changed my meds and have been going through a lot of mood swings. Just find it difficult to get motivated a lot of the time.
    itsnotme123 itsnotme123 41-45, M Mar 15

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    I remember my mom picking me up early one day from school in 8th grade because I told her I wasn't feeling well. She asked what was wrong; I told her I felt sad. She proceeded to...
    BeaB24 BeaB24 16-17, F 10 Responses Mar 20

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    Bipolar disorder type 2. I enjoy up in all sorts of binds because I am constantly "doing" according to mood. I spend too much money, buy too many things I think I need, drink 2 or...
    reallymee reallymee 36-40, F 3 Responses Mar 30

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    I dont know why but i sometimes get really bad mood swings, im just sick of everything, but at the same time im perfectly happy, im all messed up inside but at the same time not
    FayeAndMerlin FayeAndMerlin 13-15, F Apr 7

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    I have suffered from depression since the birth of my first daughter 30 yeas ago. It has always been pretty much controlled with medication unless something serious happens in my...
    beachgrl61 beachgrl61 46-50, F 5 Responses 14 hrs ago

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    There should be a depression sticker chart. Like you get a sticker every time you do something that's really hard to do/convince yourself to do with depression. Examples: took a...
    Jeradactyl Jeradactyl 22-25, F 7 Responses 10 hrs ago

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    I have depression cos my low conferdince stops me from going out and every 1 I trust ends up useing me and I been bulled my hole like but the night I feel like every 1 h8s me and...
    scottishbigguy scottishbigguy 22-25, M 6 Responses 10 hrs ago

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    And right now I'm feeling like both are attacking me. My depression is telling me I'm worthless and to give up. My anxiety is telling me that everyone hates me or can see my scars...
    SpaceCasey SpaceCasey 16-17 9 hrs ago

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    I am currently battling the worst bout of depression of my life. Just over the past year I started having suicidal thoughts. I am currently on medication and my first appt with the...
    kstaloon kstaloon 26-30, F 5 Responses 8 hrs ago

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    You ever find yourself in the darker moments of this depression consumed with going back n forth with being strong and surviving... And just wanting to die? And in the death...
    TheSingerNB TheSingerNB 31-35, M 8 Responses 8 hrs ago

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    When it's there, it hurts Like this force that completely engulfs me I'm paralyzed Frozen in place of darkness My thoughts have no choice Then comes separation My body holds And...
    littlebird97 littlebird97 18-21, F 1 Response 3 hrs ago

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    I'm happy most of the time. Well chilled, but every now and then I get real depressed think cutting. I have before only once or twice, now it's like I want to cut myself or slit...
    Mann254 Mann254 16-17, M 1 Response 2 hrs ago

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    Im involved in stuff, going out partying but It feels like I'm just watching life/it and not participation in it! I don't get depression
    SsMcGavin SsMcGavin 22-25, M 52 mins ago

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    Being Grateful when You're Feeling Good and Being Graceful when You're Feeling Bad. The happiest person on earth isn't always happy. In fact, the happiest people all have their...
    mlcockrell mlcockrell 36-40, M 1 Response Mar 20

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    What is depression? Depression is emptiness. It's a deep, dark hole inside you that can't be filled. It's feeling like you are all alone in the world and no one knows you exist...
    KittenHasaWhip KittenHasaWhip 46-50, F 4 Responses 2 days ago

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    I am a child of divorced parents. Seeing them fight and argue which made them separate. I saw my Dad every weekend during the separation. I knew something was wrong when I would...
    BammBam BammBam 16-17, F 1 Response Apr 4

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    My mood is forever changing. When I'm alone I'm at my worst. I wear a fake smile. Crying has become a regular occurrence. My mind is a constant reminder. I can only remember bad...
    Ashh2 Ashh2 18-21, M 1 Response Apr 5

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    I was diagnosed with depression at eight years old and have lived with it in such a way that it has crippled nearly every aspect of my life. I have never been on medication to help...
    Scorpio018 Scorpio018 26-30, M 1 Response Mar 26

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    I do battle depression and the people around me know it. My girlfriend helped me see the positive things in life but since we don't go to the same school she doesn't see what it's...
    Ghrite Ghrite 13-15, M Mar 22

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    I have battled Depression for my whole life. Nothing has helped lesson the pain. There is no hope, no future to look forward to. Everyday feels like more of me dies. I don't think...
    EndlessWandering EndlessWandering 18-21, M 3 Responses Apr 7

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    I can react very differently on any given day. My mood changes hour to hour so be sure to check my status and profile picture before you speak to me!
    littlebikiechick littlebikiechick 41-45, F Mar 17

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    i have depression and ADHD. my doctor said that my depression is because of my dads brain tomur. my dad has had this tomur since he was 18. my theropetist says that i have...
    1994trip 1994trip 18-21, M 1 Response Mar 23

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    I feel it is brave of me to admit this, but I can in this anonymous world. I am a professional married mother. The depression, if that is what it is hit me as a teenager. It got...
    deleted deleted 26-30 6 Responses Mar 24

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    I battle depression. When I am depressed, I cant function. I cant get out of bed before 1oclock. When I do get out of bed, my body gets tired so I go right to the couch. Dishes sit...
    amarie02 amarie02 22-25, F 2 Responses Mar 26

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    Spring time is always so hard for me. Not as bad this year as others - thankfully - but this time of year I get very quiet, sullen and all I want to do is disappear. I start to...
    salacioustoastlicker salacioustoastlicker 36-40, F 5 Responses Mar 28

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    I have came to complete acceptance that depression will likely always be apart of me., a piece of me I carry through my days here as an earthling . This is not me saying, hey I...
    Allissaxxx Allissaxxx 22-25, F 3 Responses Mar 28

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    I battle both anxiety and depression, which now is manifesting itself in being anxious about depression returning. It has been very tough lately and work is a major source of...
    kjmbk kjmbk 26-30, M 1 Response Apr 6

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    They say "what doesn't kill you makes you stronger" and i never believed that until now ! A few months ago i was going through the worst time of my life ...i wanted to kill myself...
    lovemusicnicole lovemusicnicole 18-21, F Apr 7

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    I battle depression and I've waged a war against it never again do I want another family member to commit suicide over depression. Raped and soul wounded my cousin committed...
    MissLorii MissLorii 18-21, F 3 Responses 3 days ago

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    im here to say what i want.. im not here to say what others want... im trying hard to battle my depression.. which i don't show out. many think that im strong n bold girl.. but i...
    blowurmind1s blowurmind1s 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 16

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    Today has been a really rough day. These last three days actually have been really rough. I've been trying to stay positive because I know what my depression can do to me if I...
    Moonchild205 Moonchild205 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 28

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    My mom is not a very happy person. She prefers my sister, brother and other brother to me and sides with them all the time. I know I'm an adult and don't even live in the same...
    mimileelee mimileelee 36-40, F 3 Responses Apr 6

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    I am like you. Depression has been my way of life ever since I can remember. I'm 46 years old. I'm a virgin, but proud of it although I am not proud of the fact that I've done...
    churchworker churchworker 46-50, F 2 Responses Apr 6

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    Right now, is a low part of my life. And it has come at the worst time. Anyone I have told my reasoning for my depression, has looked at me as if I were pathetic. That the reason I...
    AtticusAneamagus AtticusAneamagus 13-15, F 4 Responses 2 days ago

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    being a high school girl can be extremely tough. it's literally a roller coaster of emotions that i feel day to day. some days my depression gets the best of me and i sink so low...
    itsbrittney itsbrittney 16-17, F 3 Responses Mar 20