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I Battle Mood Swings and Depression

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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 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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    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 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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    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 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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Had been too excited and happy earlier today and all of a sudden became moody and depressed. I hate mood swings. I wish someone could make me happy😒😒
    Nik2014 Nik2014 22-25, M Jun 26

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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
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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...
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    bloody hell I was ok only a couple of hours ago !! and now I feel like crying, I feel like I have gone back to square one :(
    LoneDovahKiin LoneDovahKiin 22-25, M Jun 24

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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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    I've been depressed as long as I can remember. When I was about 13 I started hearing voices and seeing things that aren't there. That's about the same time I started to have...
    ParanoidGirl ParanoidGirl 26-30 3 Responses Jun 28

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    No! ****! I'm so tired of people saying that! You obviously don't understand! There is situational depression and body depression, 2 very different things. Body depression isn't...
    CaliCoRex4 CaliCoRex4 13-15, F 2 Responses Jun 26

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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 hrs ago

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    From the perspective of a long term survivor of depression. .. I don't think it every fully leaves, we just get better at dealing. Each time we survive we are that little bit...
    Diabo1ique Diabo1ique 70+ 3 Responses 16 hrs ago

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    So I was talking to my brother yesterday and he is the only one who knows about how I have depression.. Well kinda, I haven't told him about being suicidal, he just knows about...
    brokxnangxl brokxnangxl 13-15, F 1 Response 13 hrs ago

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    The past 6 years have been a constant battle of depression, loneliness, paranoia Etcetc. I'm in that time of my life where I either want to give up completely or work hard to get...
    Exoduss Exoduss 16-17, F 4 Responses 11 hrs ago

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    Depression Self harm Suicide Eating disorders. As seen on tumblr, these things are often romanticized and given glamour. Girls and boys think it's okay to cut open their skin...
    Pxppunkprincess Pxppunkprincess 16-17, F 3 Responses 11 hrs ago

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    I was diagnosed with depression around 2 years ago when I suffered an immense amount of bullying. It was pretty horrific, they would follow me home, hide my clothes after PE, beat...
    GirlWithTheRedHair2013 GirlWithTheRedHair2013 13-15, F 3 Responses 7 hrs ago

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    Ever since a road traffic accident I suffer from depression and post traumatic stress - some days at win some days it loses - just wish it never happened
    daley96 daley96 18-21, M 5 hrs ago

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    I suffered from depression. I hated myself, life, and everyone around me. I had multiple plans to commit suicide. I thankfully did not go thru with them. I am a much happier with...
    Handyman25 Handyman25 22-25, M 4 Responses 1 hr ago

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    Tips on overcoming depression without meds. AIM FOR EIGHT HOURS OF SLEEP. Depression mostly involves sleep problems. Whether you’re sleeping too little or too much, your mood...
    Stayfreesailor Stayfreesailor 13-15, F 1 Response Jun 28

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    I don't battle depression. I'm depressed and/or moody most days. Nothing in my life gets better. Every year gets worse. I am very lonely and I do not make friends easily. I have a...
    BleuGirl83 BleuGirl83 26-30, F 2 Responses Jun 23

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    I never knew there was something more to my depression. I thought it was simply because I lost my father to cancer. Years in the psychiatric system and I was diagnosed with...
    saviscool saviscool 22-25, F Jun 26

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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 have battled bipolar illness my entire life. Bipolar Depression is a daily battle for me. Www.discoveringmentalillness.wordpress.com Anxiety is a daily battle for me. Racing...
    PinkUnicorn26 PinkUnicorn26 26-30, F 1 Response Jun 24

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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 5 Responses 2 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 1 day 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 6 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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