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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 1 Response Jul 21

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    Maybe someone can help.....About 10 years ago I had a spell that knocked me off my feet for 4 days.....migraine headache, severe fatigue, tired body, chills, severe brain fog...
    RDlynnette RDlynnette 51-55, F 2 days 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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    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 Jul 22

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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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    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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    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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    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 Jul 21

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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 Jul 22

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    (The following 'Connection Tips' post was originally posted by Yalanda, but her account was deleted for whatever reason. I wanted to share this information in the hopes that others...
    joshwilburn1017 joshwilburn1017 18-21, M 4 Responses Jul 23

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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 Jul 23

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    July 25. Keep at It. Keep practicing your recovery behaviors, even when they feel awkward, even when they haven't quite taken yet, even if you don't get it yet. Sometimes it...
    zeeva70 zeeva70 41-45, F 6 days ago

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    Now I'm tring to get back to school, but I have financial problem. I have short time to find this amount and this cuz stress. I know this is my last chance to get back to school in...
    Arobi Arobi 31-35, M 6 days ago

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    Hello. I am really depressed and although my problem may seem trivial, it has caused me so much stress that I now have neuralgia which is nerve damage :( if anyone will be kind...
    Alovingheart7437 Alovingheart7437 18-21, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    Its sucks battling through depression. I've been depressed for one straight year over a guy that broke up with me . Now I know for some of you you might be thinking "that's stupid...
    metalchick123 metalchick123 13-15, F 3 Responses 4 days ago

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    I have been dealing with a lot recently, trying to get my act together and figure out what I want to do with the rest of my life. I am scared. Just got a car, have 2 jobs, and am...
    GiovanniRose GiovanniRose 22-25, F 4 Responses Jul 15

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    I was diagnosed with hypothyroidism Feb of this year. I started with Levothyroxine but my body was sensitive to it so in april my dr switched me to .5 of synthroid . at first I was...
    lauryn14 lauryn14 22-25, F 1 Response 9 hrs ago

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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

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    My boyfriend of almost a year cheated on me when he went to a convention a little over a week ago, not even days after we had been talking about moving in together, my mom has been...
    LunaValentine LunaValentine 18-21, M 2 Responses Jul 15

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    Stressed out it's an understatement for me right now. So my son's fathers parents called and I wasn't going to answer it because I thought they were going to annoy me about my ex...
    Loving1234 Loving1234 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 20

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    Tonight I'm going to eat and drink with my friends. I'm going to enjoy tonight and ignore all the stress I've been feeling. I'm going to ignore my money problems, my self esteem...
    ErraticallyGrey ErraticallyGrey 22-25, F 4 Responses Jul 20

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    I am 24. I've been married to my husband for just over 2 years. We have no children. We met in college, dated for only 6 months before getting engaged, and were married almost 2...
    swimcoachpro swimcoachpro 22-25, F 5 Responses Jul 1

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    i just woke up,,and there where 3 different dreams, this is just the weirdest of the three.. maybe someone wants to interpret it ? i was on the top of a hill, on a paved road...
    klovur klovur 26-30, M Jul 6

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    I was supposed to end it with C last night.. But I couldn't. It's like everything I've been looking for she has. She's perfect for me and We just fit. I'm so stressed out Idk what...
    Fickleheart Fickleheart 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 9

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    I Don't even know were to start.My brother has gotten in trouble with drugs again,he has gotten into a debt had cant pay,and is stealing money from my mom in order to pay it.My...
    crazcat97 crazcat97 13-15, F Jul 12

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    I get stressed really easily. I learned that to waste time being worried and hurt takes you nowhere although, it's understandable. Something that is in your power to change, you...
    sashakimi4 sashakimi4 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 20

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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 2 Responses Jul 23

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    The thought of just preparing for freshman year is stressing me out. - I have to buy a graphing calculator - I want to look at my friend's geometry textbook and get an idea of...
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