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I Battle With Negative Emotions, Stress And Fatigue

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    The Ten Commandments For Reducing Stress

      1. Thou Shalt Not Be Perfect, Or Even Attempt To Be.   2. Thou Shalt Not Try To Be All Things To All People.   3.. Thou Shalt Sometimes Leave Things Undone That Should Be Done   4. Thou Shalt Not Spread Thyself Too Thin.   5. Thou...
    LeisaWolf LeisaWolf 51-55, F 6 Responses Feb 19, 2010

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    I Tick All Of Those Boxes

    I have spent a large amount of my life depressed, which these days they reckon as mentally ill. Along with that has gone the usual suspects; low self esteem, vast amounts of stress, and lately, during the past 2 years, serious bouts of fatigue. Couple all that with alcoholism...
    KenWX KenWX 61-65, M Dec 6, 2011

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    Dreaming...

    I've been having a difficult time lately... I use to exercise daily, eat healthy, and read often. Lately I've barely been able to get out of bed. I've been sleeping for sometimes 20 hours/day... I consequently have been experiencing radically lucid dreams... Lots of negativity...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jan 7, 2013

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    And I Hate To Admit It!

    I mean I really do, I hate to admit that I battle with negative emotions, stress and fatigue. It all comes from my depression, my eleven year long battle with depression. It's hard it really is, something I feel like no one understands, I put on a happy face and tread through the...
    3venus 3venus 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 20, 2011

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    What It All Adds Up To

    My story is similar to most . The mind going a million miles an hour. Change moods with a switch. Not many emotions I don't experience on any given day . . In spite of what I am feeling at any given moment with whatever emotion I'm dealing with. I know it will pass. It's just...
    packrater packrater 56-60, M Aug 11, 2013

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    Tired

    I am fed up. I'm fed up with this crappy existance that  i call 'my life'. I'm tired mentally and physically, i honestly don't know how much more i can take of this. I feel like taking off.....just going anywhere. Right now i hate everything and i've got this anger building...
    Evernight Evernight 31-35, F 17 Responses Feb 4, 2010

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    Say Depresson: No!

    I have long been in a stressful situation because of love. Even just a little and everything. But I gathered. I realized that I can not continue to live. After all, life goes on, you just need to join in its noisy stream.These rules helped me)
    Katherina1 Katherina1 16-17, F Jul 19, 2012

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    Why

    I have often asked God why, why so much pain, why so little love, why this, or why that. I recently experienced loss, grief, and shame. I asked God why,why did this happen to me. I thought I was doing everything right. I prayed, read the bible, went to church, and loved my...
    LadyHoneynut LadyHoneynut 36-40, F Feb 4, 2010

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    Look Within

    I am mad with myself, God, people, and life. I've tried so hard to get it right and for years I've been wrong. I just don't know what else to do, or where to go. I've talked with my mom, father, brother, and sister. I've tried my best friend, close friend, and boy friend. I even...
    LadyHoneynut LadyHoneynut 36-40, F Feb 4, 2010

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    Giving Up

    My God, up above, I've brought shame not only myself but you too. I ask you for forgiveness but I don't even deserve it. All I can do is to apologize. But will you turn your back on me? I'm so sorry.
    louisthepearl louisthepearl 22-25, F 7 Responses Oct 6, 2013

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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 8 hrs ago

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    I am not married, not yet, but hope to be in the near future. My boyfriend is a retired infantry soldier who served two tours in Iraq. I have only known him since he was retired...
    Serenity14 Serenity14 26-30, F 2 days ago

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    So in a couple of weeks I will be starting my senior year of high school. I have not taken the Act yet and I just figured out what I want to do in college and what college I can...
    Lipsofred Lipsofred 18-21, F 1 Response 8 hrs ago

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    I've been battling depression since I was eight years-old. Most of it stemmed from problems with my father who, to make it short and simple, has been a complete jerk my whole life...
    Frost119 Frost119 18-21, M 1 Response Jul 12

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    I've been battling depression for years now - a losing battle. I was on meds for a long time, but it got to a point where the side effects weren't worth it. Back then, I didn't...
    vlrjspn vlrjspn 22-25, F 7 Responses Jul 5

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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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    So I have these online classes to do over the summer that I would really love to complete to get extra knowledge and credits for school. The first week went alright but in the...
    wajaylababo wajaylababo 16-17, F 2 Responses Jun 30

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    I wish I was fearless and bold and, could put up a fight and stand up for myself but the truth is I am as timid as one could ever be. I shy away from strangers and stress out if I...
    patiencesentience patiencesentience 18-21, F 23 hrs ago

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    I'm just looking for some feed back or maybe I just needed to right this out to get my mind of things. I'm 17. I know I'm young. But wisdom comes from experience. Ever since I...
    littlebigkid littlebigkid 16-17, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I'm 17. I love a girl who I work with that is 19. She is engaged. It's sad that I just met her last month and already feel this way. But she doesn't know and will probably never...
    CJHall1234 CJHall1234 16-17, M 5 hrs ago

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    Seriously just take me now! I have no one anymore, no one to talk to. At home mom is stressed and tired of hearing me when I'm upset. When I tell her stuff she gets upset. I think...
    broadwaybabe99 broadwaybabe99 13-15, F 1 Response 5 hrs ago

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    Hello! This is my first post and I've decided to talk about my boyfriend. We are both from Georgia. I'm in New Jersey for college and because of my dad's job has transferred us...
    monkels1994 monkels1994 18-21, F 19 mins ago

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    In October I had an abortion. I've gone through the stages of grief, though it was painful I understood it and so did others. But then there were the emotions and thoughts that I...
    DizzieDazie DizzieDazie 18-21, F Jul 5

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    anxiety is experience that gains you a lot, it gives you opportunity to discover new ways and strategies.please if you can't handle, ask "ı need a help" to someone else and see...
    idunnowhttodo idunnowhttodo 22-25, F 1 Response 16 hrs ago

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    ksgirl11 ksgirl11 18-21, F 2 Responses 12 hrs ago

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    I was diagnosed with Fibro in 2010 when I was 15. My symptoms started back when I was 10. I started getting worse when I was 17. Flares became more frequent and fatigue got worse...
    scotlandlover94 scotlandlover94 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 7

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    I was diagnosed with stage three adrenal fatigue in November, 2013, but I'm sure I lived with it for years. My doctor put me on 20 mg hydrocortisone. The AF resulted in many other...
    calmtoday calmtoday 46-50, F Jul 10

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    Everyday is struggle for me. It has become second nature to me. Everyday is a series of lows and lower lows. I am terribly conscious about myself. I hate looking at the mirror...
    Anthromorphic Anthromorphic 22-25, F 4 Responses Jun 24

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    Most of the time, I'm a pretty normal person. Life is great. I'm happy. But sometimes, the dark feelings come back to haunt me. I'm only depressed when I'm under intense amounts...
    MyOwnSecretSide MyOwnSecretSide 16-17, M Jun 28

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    Another bad day.. I can't get over the fact I lost my sports career 2 years ago. The one thing I took pride in.. The one thing I had true passion for.. My only stress reliever...
    akaShaun akaShaun 16-17, M 5 Responses Jun 30

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    I am a 20 year old young teen mom. I've been battling depression since i was about 15 years old. Its gotten worse for the past 2 years. Since 18 I've moved from my country to the...
    jennyivettem jennyivettem 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 8

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    A little over a year ago I lost my job. This only intensified my PTSD. I was a teacher for 18 years and my PTSD has gotten to the point where I can't handle the stress of the job...
    belael belael 46-50, M 2 Responses Jul 8

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    Yeah, got a problem that i cant confess to anyone but my family. Its not that i hate my family(except my dad) but confessing to the same person just cause more depression. Bottling...
    ma1107y ma1107y 16-17, M 2 Responses Jul 9

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    I was riding the bus the other day with my cousin when we witnessed angry old man accusing a young of stealing his phone charger. The young man had no idea why the old man was...
    Mulhollandrive Mulhollandrive 26-30, F Jul 9

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    Fighting for my life!Sitting here looking out my window and thinking to myself why would anyone feel the need to cut my tires again? It has been a few months since that were cut...
    Bobbyjeanc Bobbyjeanc 61-65, T 5 Responses Jul 10

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    3 years ago, I was in a long distance relationship. We were both in college and I had been under a lot of stress. He stopped caring for me and after a lot of rejection, I fell into...
    cathy2299 cathy2299 22-25, F 5 Responses Jul 10

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    Over the past month and half I have lost 15 pds due to stress and my medication makes me lose weight too. I can wear my clothes but they seem big and I'm trying to hide my weight...
    ap05 ap05 26-30, F 1 Response Jul 12

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    So lately I haven't really been feeling 100%. I know most of my other posts were really cheerful but I guess I was just trying to hide how I really felt with all that, why? I don't...
    PensiveEuphoria PensiveEuphoria 16-17, F Jul 15

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    i have it good. i have a normal family. a big house. good friends. i guess its just me. I'm a screwed up. whoops. i just fell apart, nothing dramatic happened, i just got sad, all...
    oliviamarie5524 oliviamarie5524 13-15, F 6 Responses Jul 15

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    I battle a constant feeling of only having myself, I lost majority of my close friends in such a short span of time. I am no longer on good speaking terms with my family, it's hard...
    Dcerv Dcerv 16-17, F 4 Responses 2 days ago

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    I'm feeling so bad right now that I'm just sitting looking at my razor, but I don't even want to cut. I'm so stressed and sick to my stomach. And I hate that I feel this way, I...
    Kmarcum99 Kmarcum99 13-15, F 5 Responses 2 days ago

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    My New Years Resolution was actually to stress less but things don't always work out the way you want them too. I was stressed out when I had to audition to get into my choice...
    MusicMayhem MusicMayhem 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 26

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    I've been stressed out for months. Things have been snowballing as of recently. I thought that things would get better, once we moved from one bad situation, into a better one, but...
    kodomonotsuki kodomonotsuki 36-40, F Jun 30

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    GiovanniRose GiovanniRose 22-25, F 4 Responses Jul 15

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    well after my depression my weight has dropped from around 100 kg's to the range of 75-77 kg's and I kept that weight for about 2 years, knowing that I couldn't go to the gym...
    LoneDovahKiin LoneDovahKiin 22-25, M 1 Response Jul 2