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I Battle Mood Swings and Depression

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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 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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    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 6 days ago

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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 Jul 28

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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...
    Livyn4pals Livyn4pals 46-50, M Jul 28

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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 Jul 28

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    I hate the fact that i have them. like when i was talking to my friend on fb she did nothing wrong no one did theres nothing wrong but it just happens just like that
    rsddhj rsddhj 13-15, F Aug 2

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    Lately, i've been feeling really on edge, like i just want to ******* blow up & cry & then just laugh. I've been feeling suicidal, but i haven't been wanting to go back to the...
    xxbangbangxx xxbangbangxx 13-15, F 1 Response a week ago

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    They say rapid cycling bipolar. My pals say i care too much. Me says too hypersensitive. And too humane. And too ethical. And too much good stuff. Lol. Lmao...
    Livyn4pals Livyn4pals 46-50, M a week ago

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    I randomly get all depressed and I feel like no one want me around :( I don't know what to do. I don't have many friends as it is and my family is a damn mess. If only there was an...
    tm0801 tm0801 16-17, M 1 Response 5 days ago

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    Cyclothymia maybe :/ there are triggers though. I'm not good with change.
    Bluesrain Bluesrain 26-30, F 1 day ago

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    My experience began while I was pregnant. Like many of the stories ive read, I was happy. I was actually happier than I should have been at 17. I wanted a boy, and on my 18th...
    remember22 remember22 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 31

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    At 12 I started to notice a mood and personality change and have chalked up my sadness, mood swings, lack of interest, and inconsistent insomnia to near comatose states to being a...
    Bobbyckat Bobbyckat 18-21, F 3 Responses 4 days ago

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    This is more an answer to somebody asking about alternative things to help depressions besides the meds.. I read the post this morning, and I cannot find the post to reply.. anyway...
    valeMar valeMar 41-45 1 Response 16 hrs ago

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    I've been battling depression for about 2 years now. My mood plummeted quickly when I stopped eating. I have always been introverted and hard on myself but after the weight loss, I...
    mwdot mwdot 18-21, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I get really worked up easily and upset. And my boyfriend plays on this. When we were just on FaceTime he deliberately spoke over me and started singing and making stupid noises...
    HarrietAC HarrietAC 18-21, F 7 Responses Aug 10

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    I've never thought that I was depressed. I've always used to make the best of a bad situation. Until lately I feel like **** all the time. I've been having crazy mood swings...
    Robin1226 Robin1226 18-21, F 8 Responses Aug 8

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    i can remember the day i first experienced severe depression very clearly . i was 10 years old . being mixed race , i did not belong with any group (im latina and filipina) . noone...
    Chulazon Chulazon 31-35, F 2 hrs ago

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    The walls feel like they are melting when I just stare at them. I can barely keep focus. My back is aching me so much. . . I guess no sleep. My brain is just everywhere and it...
    thesorrybumblebee thesorrybumblebee 18-21, F 4 hrs ago

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    I wrote this on the day I heard of Robin Williams' passing. I've been meaning to post it here. Better late than never!  Peace to all!Nanou, Nanou!Just yesterday, I was...
    vector8 vector8 46-50, F 3 hrs ago

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    "Understanding depression: the myths and facts Like all mental health problems, there is a lot of confusion and misunderstanding surrounding clinical depression. Part if this...
    underconstruction underconstruction 41-45, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    Hey guys. Yes I battle depression and yea it sucks and no I'm not looking for attention because I actually have it and if anyone needs someone to talk to if they get a really bad...
    TheShutout TheShutout 16-17, M 5 days ago

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    my diagnosis remains unclear to me cause ive been diagnosed with so many things.But i do suffer from depression.I do cut and burn myself. And my anxiety though ive never been...
    Passionfruit3 Passionfruit3 18-21, F 1 Response 6 hrs ago

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    i like saying " I Battle Depression " better than saying " I suffer from Depression " or " i have depression ". this is because i'm a fighter. i'm a soldier fighting the enemy. i...
    xxxalyssabrownxxx xxxalyssabrownxxx 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 11

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    One thing I've noticed, that more so than anti-depressants, painkillers with codeine (apo-cephalex is the exact one that I've been given to manage pain after surgery) consistently...
    lagatta lagatta 41-45, F 3 Responses 4 days ago

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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 Jul 25

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    This battle is exhausting and after years of therapy for anxiety and panic disorders, I still feel helpless. I had my first severe hypochondriac episode when I was a senior in...
    flannelskin flannelskin 18-21, F 4 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 Jul 23

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    I may not ever "beat" depression, but the battle is easier now. Suicidal thoughts have been gone almost entirely. I've only had one episode in the last three years. The dark skies...
    Twichl Twichl 18-21, F 4 Responses