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I Do Not Battle Depression

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    Having A Life With Health Issues

      I an not sure where to start with a health experience.  First I will make a pastrami sangy.  Be right back.  Oh Yummy!  Pastrami with horse-radish muster and a sharp cheddar.  I was born with a heart murmur, lived a good life.  In 1973, while flying a UH-2, we were taken...
    mmom46 mmom46 61-65, M Feb 24, 2012

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    cruel but faithful

    I suffer from depression and I use to battle depression.  I've suffered from this disorder for the past 25 years.  I've more or less gotten use to these worthless feelings.  My depression came from a head injury, and I've come to realize that these feelings of...
    boarderline boarderline 36-40, F 18 Responses Jan 29, 2009

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    We Had Our Battle

    Years ago, I fought that battle and won. I never realized I was depressed, on a conscious level. I was though, for about 10 years. I realize now, that back then I was depressed. I don't exactly know how I won the battle... I just decided that I was worth much more, and I...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Feb 6, 2009

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    Ok

    Everyone will get down at times, and some more than others.Thing is, with being down some, doesn't mean you are depressed, there is such a thing as "sad"Some do have problems, yes, but also some people try and make it seem like they are depressed, seems as they have a thing for...
    Ice23 Ice23 18-21 1 Response Aug 10, 2011

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    Prevention

    The big lord of our times has little sway over me.  Not that I'm immune for it.  Nor that there's no reasons why I should not be depressed.  Not even that I never was on the brink of it.    The easy way to think about it is that luxury weakens...
    moreandless moreandless 56-60, M Apr 2, 2010

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    I Concider Myself Lucky!

    I get down sometimes I do admit, but I get over it relatively quickly. The odd thing is both my parents and most of the rest of my family has it. It's because of them that I know for a fact I don't have it. I don't think my brother has it either. Away from home I am much...
    wack1985 wack1985 26-30, F Oct 29, 2009

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    I Defeated It

    HAPPINESS IS TRULY A DECISION THAT YOU HAVE TO MAKE. IT'S A STATE OF MIND THAT YOU HAVE TO DEFEND TO REMAIN IN. I HAVE ACCOMPLISHED THAT WISH. I WAS BOUND BY DEPRESSION AND IT HAD ME MISERABLE, CRYING ALL THE TIME, WITH NO SELF ESTEEM WHATSOEVER... I COULDN'T FOCUS. MY MIND...
    fukkboii fukkboii 36-40, F Feb 19, 2009

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    Depression Takes a Lot Out of Me

    I absolutely refuse to say I battle depression. I may be deep in depression and I may say things that depress others but I absolutely feel that there is a battle is not true. I've been in and out of depression since age three. I know that there are medications that keep me...
    Micayla Micayla 61-65, F 1 Response Jan 29, 2009

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    I Don't

    No, I don't battle it.  It sometimes overtakes me and I live through it however.
    fungirlmmm fungirlmmm 41-45, F Oct 9, 2009

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    I Let It Take Me On a Journey...

    Read my story in "I Have Depression And Am Unmedicated". Why fight or numb it? I believe that feeling it lets you live and learn. There are ways to cope and love yourself. Please message me if you need an ally. I am a true friend.
    TheRealWoman TheRealWoman 31-35, F 5 Responses Feb 19, 2009

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    Related Experiences

    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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    So sad to hear Robin Williams lost the battle to depression. We all are familiar with the dark tunnel of depression. Sometimes it feels like we will never see the light. I wish...
    dynamic71 dynamic71 41-45, M 1 Response Aug 11

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    On a somewhat more positive note, I wanted to share my response to someone on another "I battle depression" post that I wrote. I THINK, in my opinion, Depression is a brain trying...
    Dayzdreamer Dayzdreamer 26-30, F 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 days ago

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    In my freetime I like to pick up fights with depression. I think the uppercut really hurt him but he's like a really short asian guy? He keeps dodging my moves. Yesterday he...
    Marcnificent Marcnificent 18-21, M 1 Response Aug 2

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    I don't battle depression anymore it's more like a battle i have already lost i have been considering ending it but every time i do i think of my family and the suffering it would...
    mickey8701 mickey8701 22-25 4 Responses Aug 6

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    I confess...I battle Depression. And it truly is a battle...each and every day. My mind is at war with itself and I just keep on losing. The pieces that made me are slowly being...
    HopefullRomantic HopefullRomantic 22-25, F 4 Responses a week ago

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    So theres a long story of mine.. i dont think u guys will read it.. its pretty long.. Yea I battle depression, I fake, I hide, I don't really tell my problem to other ppl, all they...
    BunnyCoral BunnyCoral 18-21, F 6 Responses Jul 22

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    My life has been very difficult for me lately. I battle depression and it mostly caused by this economy. I would like to reach out to anyone else thats struggling right now and let...
    gonzalesjon1990 gonzalesjon1990 22-25, M 2 Responses Aug 7

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    Yes, I battle depression. Along with my boyfriend. He is an insomniac with depression and bipolar. We have had very difficult days where he scared me. We live together so we are...
    nal1802 nal1802 22-25, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    ive battled depression and anxiety for 4 years now. actually diagnosed as severe disorders as well as ocd adhd bipolar disorders
    DaugherOfSun DaugherOfSun 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 24

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    I battle depression. I get anxiety attacks.. I feel like it's my time..
    jenifersantos jenifersantos 16-17, F 3 Responses Jul 28

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    I battle depression on a daily basis.
    singleparent1 singleparent1 36-40, F 3 Responses Aug 3

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    I've battled depression since eighth grade. I'm now a senior in high school. I want my senior year to be different but it won't. This is the hardest year so far and I can't handle...
    blahlahblah599 blahlahblah599 16-17, F 9 Responses Aug 5

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    I used to battle depression
    Emomonkey5000 Emomonkey5000 13-15, M Aug 13

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    I dont battle depression. However, my close friend does. He will often say that no one cares about him when Ive always been there to support and listen to him. He says stupid...
    Kayleighpie Kayleighpie 16-17, F 3 Responses Aug 13

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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 a week ago

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    Here I am... Battleing depression. Praying for the god above to take my life. No one to talk to unless they get played to talk to me. No friends, no family. Just people that say...
    lostunit lostunit 26-30, M 7 Responses a week ago

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    Post-Medicated battles with depression. I have totally given up on using pharmaceuticals to fight my recurring depression. I use St John's Wort, Norwegian Salmon Oil and a lot...
    NeedingToVent NeedingToVent 36-40, F 4 Responses 3 hrs ago

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    Well, I first got depression when i was about 13 or so, maybe before that, and i am now 18, and it went away once or twice, at least it thought it did, and recently i thought i was...
    kieranPeck96 kieranPeck96 18-21, M 1 Response 11 hrs ago

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    I will need to start doing the things that counteract depression again: exercise, light therapy, mindfulness. I am not depressed now. In the past I have always waited until it was...
    JoannaBe JoannaBe 41-45, F 1 Response 11 hrs ago

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    Every day is a battle and im finding each day hard... I dunno wot to do anymore im in a deep black hole trying to find my way out and i dont no how to. :(
    kerkey kerkey 18-21, F 3 Responses 8 hrs ago

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    I was so positive about this weekend, my friend is getting married he wants me apart of his grooms men. But last 12hrs I have been having none stop anxiety attacks I've popped...
    seanv14 seanv14 26-30, M 1 Response 14 hrs ago

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    Everyday I put on a smile and hide how I truly feel, I've only let two people in but not all the way.. I'm scared and i don't know why. I want to break down and cry but I haven't...
    FoxyRose FoxyRose 18-21, F 5 Responses 14 hrs ago

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    I just so want to write down my feelings because I feel so mixed up.i have fibromyalgia,anxiety and depression,Raynaud's disease and an underactive thyroid. I feel like I've given...
    tillytot42 tillytot42 41-45, F 10 hrs ago

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    I am suffering with depression but my family don't take it seriously and keep taking this **** I can't cope with it no more I need help and they make life hell
    foreverbellaalone foreverbellaalone 22-25, F 3 Responses 5 hrs ago

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    I'm suffering depression, loss of interest about life,, I'm facinating to taste and drink the silver cleaner of my Mom or Muriatic Acid for the Bathroom,, I feel my life has no...
    Sharot27 Sharot27 18-21, F 5 Responses 4 hrs ago

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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 5 days 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 just read about Robin William and it very sad knowing that I have same issue that he has. Except the drug, I don't do the drug. I'm fun, humble, smile, that only surrounded by...
    colonaileen colonaileen 26-30, F 1 Response Aug 13

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    Lesson #1: It is NOT your fault So many posting here with such palpable emotional pain. I can relate to this from painful personal experience over many decades. I've gained...
    gwyon gwyon 51-55 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    Personal Lesson #2: "Ultimately, it is up to me to scratch and climb and claw my way out of this hole." (These are lessons I've learned that have helped me through. I'm not a...
    gwyon gwyon 51-55 2 Responses 1 day 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 6 days 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 Jul 23

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    when i was 9, my mother cheated on my dad. they started fighting a lot. all day, everyday, 24/7. it got violent and crazy. there would be police cars outside my house and worried...
    Katelynann30 Katelynann30 13-15, F 3 Responses Aug 6

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    To Medicate - or Not. I hope my story & experience can help someone else that is struggling with Anxiety and Depression and is worried about taking medication. I think I have...
    ALynn007 ALynn007 22-25, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    "Depression is a song". This is what I've been hearing lately, and variations thereupon of the same quote: It's sad that it takes Robin Williams' death to start a dialogue about...
    Lov3intheasylum Lov3intheasylum 31-35, F Aug 13

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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