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I Battle Mood Swings and Depression

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 449 People

    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 26-30, F Jun 18

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    I'm me. Who really cares?

    Probably not many.
    t00mmyb00y t00mmyb00y 26-30, M 1 Response Oct 24

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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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    It is a struggle when you're doing everything

    possible to better yourself. Sometimes I feel like it's not even worth it and just should give up on my goals. It is so difficult for me each day to build up courage to go work. Any time that I'm not working, I get anxious just thinking about going to a public place. If someone...
    macadamx macadamx 22-25, M 2 Responses Dec 8

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    I have been doing so well these past few months.

    I've felt genuinely happy quite frequently... but twice this week I have had bad moments of intense anger. I keep it inside, but I have to hide myself in my room so I can cry. Every time I get angry like this, I have very self-destructive thoughts that I feel I can't control. I...
    SacredEarth SacredEarth 18-21, F Sep 14

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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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    Everything is just meaningless.

    .. Im a pretty successful teenager but there is just no reason for anything, other than sex drugs and food...and those just got boring already. Yesterday was YAY, today was Meh and tommorow could be hell. I hope not.
    TroubledIndividual TroubledIndividual 16-17, M Oct 15

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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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    Today has been a bad day.

    Despite my three medications the downside of my depressive bipolar kicked in big time. Spent all day with no desire to do anything, no appetite, extremely irritable, head not straight, concentration zero, ability to talk all over the place - basically speaking garbage or...
    Neondaze Neondaze 51-55, M 1 Response a week ago

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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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    i cry sometimes not noing

    why i snap at peole around me and then i cry i dont no why
    tgrakes tgrakes 26-30, F Aug 13

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 hate when you feel decent,

    happy almost, and then it disappears, and you feel insignificant and depressed again. It comes out of nowhere pretty much, and it completely takes you over.
    maiomeN maiomeN 16-17, F Aug 21

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    Sometimes I wonder what the people

    who act like they care about me would do if they knew how many times they've almost lost me within the past few months. Sometimes I wonder if they would even care
    alyssakayart alyssakayart 18-21, F 2 Responses Oct 21

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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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    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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    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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    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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    Depression is like a tidal wave

    that washed up too fast and now I'm drowning in my own misery. It's so alive it feels like it should be solid thing that rests in my mind, that has a face to show. I'm tired of feeling tired. Sick of feeling sick. I wish it'd vanish one night so I could wake up feeling new...
    Rhythemofmyheart Rhythemofmyheart 16-17, F 1 Response Dec 4

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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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    OddlyScintilating OddlyScintilating 46-50, M Nov 17

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    the more self aware I become about my moods. the more I realize wow my moods are sooooo unstable! like this morning I was on top of the world. feeling great. now im like meh...
    SavingAthena69 SavingAthena69 31-35, F 4 days ago

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    Plz excuse me if I'm ever mean to u or if I'm suddenly sad or even crying, I have like the worst mood swings
    Wannafillout Wannafillout 13-15, F Nov 29

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    I can literally think myself into a bad mood.
    paradox123 paradox123 16-17, F 1 Response 6 hrs ago

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    One minutes I'm happy the next minute I'm depressed then I'm angry. I hate my life so much it make me sick when I think about certain things from my past.... God please bring peace...
    Ace2117 Ace2117 22-25, M 2 Responses Nov 19

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    I don't care about myself but I care about you. I didn't mean anything I said, I said those things because I was angry. I didn't know what to do. You make me feel brand new. I'm a...
    AwakenedBlueAngel AwakenedBlueAngel 13-15, F Nov 22

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    Black-and-white. That's all she can say. Everything she looks that, everyone she comes into contact with, everywhere she goes, just black-and-white. Yes or no; is or isn't, good or...
    danielle18 danielle18 18-21, F 4 Responses Nov 25

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    I feel lonely even when I'm around friends and people. Why is that? why do I have these mood swings??
    styxc styxc 18-21, M 1 Response 2 days ago

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    Oh god today has been a hard day. I feel so low... I've battled with PTSD, depression and anxiety for the past four years but holy **** today has been bad. Felt as if it's been...
    chipstickz chipstickz 31-35, F Nov 26

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    I suffered from depression and severe anxiety from the time I was eight years old. A lot of it had to do with my dad, I was also bullied, antisocial, had a lack of friends, and...
    Harlequingal Harlequingal 18-21, F 4 hrs ago

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    I've struggled with depression for years. I love writing poetry, and depression always seems to make it's way into my writing. but I'll never share my writing with anyone because I...
    likesugarandcyanide likesugarandcyanide 18-21, F 1 Response 5 hrs ago

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    Well ever since i was small Id be awaken to my parents constant arguing and fighting...theydbe on and off...off and on...my whole life. I didn't even wanna come home sometimes...
    wilwuch wilwuch 13-15, F 1 Response 14 hrs ago

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    I got blocked by a Facebook support group for depression for posting that I was having a hard time. What awesome support. How ****** of a person am I if that's people reaction to...
    zoezatara zoezatara 31-35, F 1 Response 13 hrs ago

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    Even though I feel like I have conquered a lot of my depression I still have times when it claws its way out. Poetry has always provided me with a sense of inner peace and this...
    Harlequingal Harlequingal 18-21, F 4 hrs ago

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    I haven't always been an unhappy person. Not up until a few months ago have i felt so down in the dumps. I brought depression on myself i think.. i've never wanted to step outside...
    killlian killlian 18-21, F 2 Responses 3 hrs 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 1 Response 1 hr ago

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    I have struggled with major depression, as a direct result of complex high betrayal trauma, ever since I was a little girl. From the time I was 7 years old until the time I was 9...
    Aimee17 Aimee17 41-45, F 23 Responses Nov 18

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    It snowed all day here today. A serious storm to start off the winter. The blanket is thick, sticky & cold. This stuff is the beginning of days spent indoors & early nights...
    PiscesDream PiscesDream 41-45, F Nov 17

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