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I Battle Mood Swings and Depression

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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 should be ok, but I'm not. Can't figure it out.
    davedaddykh1 davedaddykh1 46-50, M 5 Responses Jan 30, 2012

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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 medications) Phycotherapy, shmycotherapy... Give me money and watch my worries dissipate!
    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 at a time, while BPII-ers like me can swing day to day, or even hour to hour. It's a pain in the azz. I can go from...
    Geode Geode 31-35, F 4 Responses Sep 17, 2009

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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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    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. eventually all truths come out. One saying that has always baffled me... God never gives you more than you can handle. Who in their right mind would...
    unsound unsound 31-35 Aug 3, 2013

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    I hate the fact that one minute I am

    so happy like I have no care in the world and life is so beautiful and perfect next minute reality kicks in and I find out what is wrong with me and why is all this happening and I cry so bitterly I feel like life just doesn't seem to stop kicking you in the face I hate seeing...
    Mitsy95 Mitsy95 18-21, F Jun 18

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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? It is Wednesday. The dustbin men will be coming. She has put out her rubbish; carefully bundled up in black bin liners at the bottom...
    Sighman Sighman 51-55, M May 10, 2012

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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 be all that bad. I don't have information about it I just have meds and am having a bad time finding help. I also...
    XenDragon XenDragon 31-35, M 2 Responses Jun 18, 2010

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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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    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 too, but nobody could really make up their mind of what I have, other than depression. Lately, I've been noticing that I go up and down a lot...
    doglover1984 doglover1984 26-30, F 4 Responses Jan 18, 2011

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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. Human with a sense of humor even. But this thermos is always there. Part of me is always, no matter how I actually feel, in...
    mrdevonian mrdevonian 22-25, M 2 Responses Jul 1, 2011

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    And because of this I've lost more then half of

    my friends. I've pushed everyone away. Even my family. I'm officially alone and it just makes matters worse.
    Tamika123 Tamika123 16-17, F 1 Response May 9

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    Even when I don't feel depressed,

    that black cloud is always looming nearby. There are times when I'm completely numb...I realize that I should be feeling something, anything, but I don't. At least if I feel sad or miserable, I feel something. It would be amazing to feel happiness more often, but I just don't...
    MommySarah79 MommySarah79 31-35, F May 25

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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.  Things were going OK today then for no reason I can understand I suddenly found myself feeling extremely depressed, lonely...
    Dropbear Dropbear 41-45, M 4 Responses Oct 17, 2009

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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 about this, and whowill listen to me
    Nik20954 Nik20954 13-15, M 1 Response Jan 26

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    I've been beat down my whole life.

    I try to kill myself twice. I was life and self hating. Then I meet my best friend and she told me that I should go talk to my doctor. I got but on my meds and I never been happier I can finally deal with the sadness and stand up for myself I hope one day I won't need my meds...
    jbug232 jbug232 18-21, F 4 Responses May 9

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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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    I am not too sure if I've recovered from

    depression and gotten normal Or have lost all my feelings.
    SecretsOut14 SecretsOut14 18-21, F 4 Responses May 9

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    My Story..........

    Life is hard for evertone but for some people it's a whole lot harder. I suffer from serverve depression and have one on and off for the past years now. The thought of dying scares me but the thought of living scares me more. The worst part of this awful illness is people do not...
    Anto815 Anto815 46-50, F 1 Response Dec 31, 2010

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    I tend to get mad easily.

    As well as cry easily sometimes. I also have days where I feel like life isn't worth living anymore. I don't want pity. This is just the truth and one of the many flaws of myself.
    Philli8807 Philli8807 22-25, F Jun 18

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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 sit here in my sorrowWaiting for them againUp and downDown and upThat's how I always feelJust don't ask if something...
    Bvbaddict Bvbaddict 13-15, F 1 Response Dec 10, 2011

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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 think about dying and suicide everyday and i feel like no one listens or understands me. I also feel as if they don't want to be...
    darkemotions91 darkemotions91 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 24, 2012

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    Related Experiences

    Just a second ago I was crying about my cat, then I was oddly happy, and now I'm yelling at the wall. Mood swings. The least fun of all swings.
    GlassRabbit GlassRabbit 13-15, F 1 day ago

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    I have such bad mood swings I hate it even when I txt I'm suddenly happen then mad then sad...it sucks
    boredandlonly boredandlonly 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 5

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    Had a very sad feeling today afternoon over my unrequited love. Had to take a nap and now i am here again feeling fresh and less sad about it. The swings are happening for quite...
    LuverBoy13 LuverBoy13 22-25, M Jul 7

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    I lay in bed all day and night until around midnight and then I leave. I hate the daytime and I can never get out of bed. That is my life
    Rose2622 Rose2622 18-21, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    And the wealthy probably caused it. Saw this show. Said corn flakes got altered. To control libidos in boys. Wonder what else got altered. Chemical imbalance no...
    converted converted 46-50, M 1 day ago

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    I wanna be happy so badly, like I was yesterday when I realized Im in love with my boyfriend. It felt like we were in a movie. Sitting by the river with the sunset, absolutely...
    Rosaalie Rosaalie 18-21, F 4 Responses 1 day ago

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    My wife has terrible ppd. It's our third child and I'm stuck dealing with all three kids and trying to make a living. Often all she wants to do is sleep or medicate herself.
    jthor jthor 36-40, M Jul 14

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    I am bipolar so I have struggled with depression all of my life. It really came to a head in 1974 when my mother committed suicide. I went into deep depression then and tried to...
    SFtraveler SFtraveler 61-65, M Jul 4

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    I thought it was over. I have been so afraid of a relapse. I can't tell if this is another round of depression or something else. I felt good for about a month before I started...
    SacredEarth SacredEarth 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 7

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    My sister will always be that person that loves to bring my mood from 100% to -10 So sick and tired of all this **** :@
    Hevss Hevss 16-17, F 3 Responses 7 hrs ago

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    Hey check this out !! New depression treatment http://news.harvard.edu/gazette/story/2014/07/new-treatment-for-depression-shows-immediate-results/
    Brisco221 Brisco221 31-35, M 11 hrs ago

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    My depression is almost always accompanied by physical symptoms and they often last a long time after I've overcome a depression episode. I mostly experience respiratory issues...
    yesman8 yesman8 26-30, M 1 Response 10 hrs ago

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    Sometimes I just want to end it all Then there would be no depression Nothing then no one can get hurt
    Chesher Chesher 16-17, M 3 Responses 17 hrs ago

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    I have been for about five years. When I was younger, I was passed off as being a temperamental little kid, and now I'm supposedly just a hormonal teen. According to my family...
    JustOldLight JustOldLight 13-15, F 2 Responses 13 hrs ago

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    I'm definitely an 'up and down'er with my weight. First hit a high weight at 13, slowly through healthy balanced dieting lost it an emerged through it at 15. Then went too far and...
    MillyMilly33 MillyMilly33 31-35, F 6 hrs ago

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    Depression is one of those thing tht can ruin your day week or month all in a matter of a thought, your so happy maybe happier than ever before and then suddenly someone says...
    Chesher Chesher 16-17, M 3 Responses Jul 1

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    I felt so down since last night afraid of going to work. This morning I felt really tired and had no motivation to work so I took a sick leave. Now I feel down again but I can't...
    Ssslm Ssslm 26-30, F 6 Responses Jul 21

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    It is such a struggle, day to day, but I keep on going as best I can. My family is a really good support network, especially my husband. I've been going to therapy for a couple...
    thetiredmama thetiredmama 31-35, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    Today has been really bad for me. The last little while has. I was happy then my mood has kind of gradually trickled downward. I don't like feeling like this. Today I just laid in...
    fairytalesandspiderwebs fairytalesandspiderwebs 18-21, F 1 Response 22 hrs ago

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    ~*~ I battled this for YEARS - as in most of my adolescent/adult life. This is how I got a handle on it and got my life back. *I'm taking the time to write this out - hoping that...
    JusDifferent JusDifferent 41-45, F 3 Responses 6 days ago

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    In runs in my family they say. Depression anxiety runs in my family. So it's my destiny to be depressed. To live a broken life. To have my soul tortured. To fall part daily. To...
    bubbles1085 bubbles1085 13-15, F 3 Responses a week ago

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    most people don't believe depression is a big issue. Let me tell the people who thinks that "it's not a big deal" something. Imagine waking up every morning and wishing you didn...
    morgan18365 morgan18365 16-17, F 5 Responses Jul 6

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    On a scale of one to ten, ten being the highest, my anxiety will always remain a 3 or 4. I have chosen to not allow depression and anxiety to take one more day. So I let it come...
    sunny3875 sunny3875 36-40, F Jul 5

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    I'm 28, but since I was young, I've always had some sort of anxiety - mostly social - as well as depression. Being a kid, I thought I was just sad all the time. I always felt weird...
    BrittanyErin BrittanyErin 26-30, F 17 Responses Jul 6

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    I don't even know how to put this but I battle with myself everyday for happiness that doesn't work. I'm trapped in my room all the time and do nothing. I live in a town where im...
    Jajp Jajp 16-17, M 4 Responses Jul 2

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    Trying not to isolate in my room, whenever I do it just makes my mood worse. The loneliness comes back, gotta figure out something to do
    Derryodell Derryodell 22-25, M 5 Responses Jul 3

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    To All The Depress People Out There.... Listen Up. Now i know you all dont want to be happy or just want to cut or to think suicidal thoughts but here me out. Everyday is not the...
    MrMovingOn MrMovingOn 13-15, M 4 Responses Jul 11

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