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I Have Battled Depression In the Past

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    And I Am Again

    I have an appointment tomorrow morning to see a doctor. I hope that she can give me a prescription for Zoloft, which helped me so much in the past.I had hoped that I could live the rest of my life without drugs, but when I feel like crying all the time, I guess it is time to...
    Serenitree Serenitree 70+, F 1 Response Oct 28, 2012

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    Its Not Easy !

    Hello, i am new to this site having just stumbled upon it & thought this is someplace that might make a difference. I suffered severe depression for 7 yrs but for over 2 yrs now i have been really good & been off my mediciation for the same time But i know what it feels...
    Paperwings Paperwings 36-40, F 2 Responses Mar 22, 2009

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    Depression Sucks

    I don't honestly know when I started getting depressed, I guess it all built up over the years. My Dad is an alcoholic but it never really effected me or my siblings that much until my mam got cancer in 2001. She had protected us from it all throughout the years I think, but when...
    NiRiada NiRiada 22-25, F Mar 17, 2008

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    Free From Oppression

    my life up to the age of 18 was absolutely crushing, wanted it all to end quickly, i went through such an intense period, was soul - destroying, i did'nt trust didnt want anyone, felt infinitely alone, felt such pain and grief quite often i felt such apathy, disillusion and grief...
    Donalh Donalh 22-25, M 1 Response Apr 11, 2008

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    I have been depressed

    for most of 2013. My mother and father are getting divorced for the 2 time and both times they dragged me into it. I have been sexually abused by my father. And my boyfriend broke up with me right after he said that he loved me forever and always. I understand I'm still young...
    thatgirl1214 thatgirl1214 13-15, F 2 Responses Jan 2

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    Lessons In Life

    iam here to share my experiences and feelings.i got married but my marriage is a failure ..after i had a baby my husband left me,,my husbandd and i used to live in foreign he used to work thereand earn good.i dont know why he left me till now but he started gossips ..highly...
    swetharajasekhar swetharajasekhar 31-35, F Apr 16, 2013

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    IT IS OVER YAY!!!!!!!

    ;)NO MORE CUTTING!!!!!!!;)
    cutekittycat cutekittycat 13-15, F Jul 16

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    Related Experiences

    So since i was little i have had depression problems,i didn't actually noticed until it got really bad in high school.I can't tell anyone in my family cause they won't actually get...
    flproblems flproblems 18-21, F 3 Responses Aug 20

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    I spend most of my time sitting on the internet and not leaving my house, or attending parties people invite me to. Some days I can't even dress myself. I can't leave the house...
    battykodaa battykodaa 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 7

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    I have been dealing with depression for a long while and anxiety all my life. I have my good days and my bad days but today was a mix. I was having a good day until I started...
    MysticallyForbidden MysticallyForbidden 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 24

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    For all of you fighting this, I'm one of you, I write a blog, on how I fight my everyday life.. How I cope with being a full time student and at the same time fighting depression...
    Lily449 Lily449 18-21, F 3 Responses Sep 7

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    For all of you fighting this, I'm one of you, I write a blog, on how I fight my everyday life.. How I cope with being a full time student and at the same time fighting depression...
    Lily449 Lily449 18-21, F Sep 11

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    For all of you fighting this, I'm one of you, I write a blog, on how I fight my everyday life.. How I cope with being a full time student and at the same time fighting depression...
    Lily449 Lily449 18-21, F a week ago

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    the sad part is the people who are "blessed" wouldnt understand because they dont have to go through the same things you have to go through.
    unlovednbroken unlovednbroken 18-21, F Aug 25

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    I have always been depressed sence I could remember I always act ok and never let on how I truly feel I don't take meds for it though I probably should but I just find the fact...
    Toyx Toyx 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 27

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    I feel empty, lonely, worthless, in pain I have personified my feelings into a person that I think about and right about sometimes, tonight is an especially bad night. I saw my bf...
    Zezebabe Zezebabe 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 31

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    The day is ending and what can I say? I don't feel much better, honestly. I'm still fearful, sad and feeling the injustice over my family. I'm still trying to understand God wishes...
    Fernandotavares Fernandotavares 22-25, M Sep 4

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    And. If i analyze it. I am more lucky than some.
    Livyn4pals Livyn4pals 46-50, M Sep 1

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    I have depression and anxiety but my family doesn't believe that taking medicine is right (they are Christians and believes that medicine is bad) I also believe in God, and I do...
    shigari shigari 22-25, M 1 Response Aug 20

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    I just have a very bad past and the people that I message on here think that I should actually post it..should I?
    bellsmarrie bellsmarrie 18-21, F 2 Responses Sep 11

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    Everytime I have an episode, I either cut myself up down my legs and sides of my stomach and along the long vein that travels up the inner side of my left arm.. or i scream into my...
    SubmissiveSecrets SubmissiveSecrets 18-21, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I could have won an award for my pessimism this week. Generally speaking I have this $hit on lock but this has been a bad week. Maybe the cold? Anyone else feel like wackin people...
    Keekeem Keekeem 31-35, F 1 day ago

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    I cannot get a hold of my emotions. I feel trapped and vulnerable. My friends hate me, my family hates me. I hate myself. I have panic attacks often and I think I am crazy. I wish...
    emilyclaire85 emilyclaire85 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 20

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    Any thoughts of my new dr cocktail Effexor xr Abilify Ambien cr Anyone on this combo how do u feel
    ap05 ap05 26-30, F Aug 21

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    I'm afraid of the future and suffering more. I've been through a lot. One thing after another.
    heathee heathee 46-50, F 1 Response Aug 23

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    I always smile and laugh too much so that I don't make people feel bad but then when I'm alone... I feel like my heart turns black and there's no shred of happinnes...
    helloworldsecretunicorn helloworldsecretunicorn 13-15 Aug 29

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    I wish I could stop feeling alone. Even when I'm surrounded with people I feel detached and misunderstood. My friends just seem like they've given up on me. I just don't know what...
    SilentRider SilentRider 18-21, F Aug 31

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    "when there is no sparkle in your eyes, you're nothing but a vessel of a human being"- something I was told today. Thought I would share
    whatisasociallife whatisasociallife 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 7

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    "So familiarize what having to swallow this pill is like It happens all the time, they take your heart and steal your life And it's as though you feel you've died because you've...
    kitkat1612 kitkat1612 16-17, F Sep 7

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    The trifecta of worry, I call it.
    picses2222 picses2222 13-15, F 2 Responses Sep 10

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    I trust no one because in the wise words of Sean from Degrassi:The Next Generation "everyone has an angle"
    Alylovespuppies Alylovespuppies 16-17, F 1 Response a week ago

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    I've wrote quite a few posts about this but i have battled depression from when i was a very young kid (not sure what exact age but i was under 10), my mums trying to make my life...
    ymasxatl ymasxatl 22-25, F 2 Responses Sep 6

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    I have battled depression almost my entire life, 52 years. In 2000 I was put on the first anti-depressant that actually worked and it changed my life. I still have some really bad...
    littlestbell littlestbell 51-55, F 6 Responses 6 days ago

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    I have battled depression all my life not feeling accepted not only by others but by my parents. It got really bad as I got older and had several car accidents and neck surgeries...
    bkconslt bkconslt 46-50, F 1 Response Sep 2

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    I am 38 years old and have battled depression since childhood. I don't believe it is curable or treatable and I don't know why I have to live like this. I have Asperger's Syndrome...
    juneoct juneoct 36-40, F 8 Responses Sep 7

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    When I look at depression and compared my stories to others. I felt like I have actually won this depression that is eating inside of me. I was only stuck in the mud pit of...
    Artz4Life Artz4Life 16-17 12 hrs ago

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    Hi, I'm new and I've found myself hovering in various posts on this site, reading and exploring but never joining in until now.. I suppose for a long time I have found comfort in...
    r00bear r00bear 22-25, F 4 Responses Aug 23

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    I actually have gotten a lot better than I was, so this is more of "I Battled Depression". Incidentally, why do they say "Battling depression"? Can you really battle something you...
    SuspendYourDisbelief SuspendYourDisbelief 13-15 a week ago

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    My interests and hobbies have been a curse more than enjoyable. They got me bullied at school, and still do, as well as my physical appearance. Over 4 years of just sitting and...
    TTAMTWASOOC TTAMTWASOOC 13-15, M 4 Responses 5 days ago

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    I battled depression and won but I still have depressed moments
    NemDragon NemDragon 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 30

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    I'm not sure where to even start with this. I few days ago, I reconnected with someone I once had feelings for. She told me she's been through a lot, such as breaking of an...
    CloudStrife CloudStrife 22-25, M 5 Responses Sep 5

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    ive battled depression for about a few years now. and lately I dont know what to do with myself. I blame it on my molestation but I know im going to have to deal with that all my...
    kindasadtbh kindasadtbh 13-15, F 6 Responses Sep 6

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    Let's talk about suicide. I know, something everyone knows about but nobody will have a real discussion about it. But I want to talk about me as I have had depression for years now...
    Oldwounds Oldwounds 18-21, M 3 Responses Sep 2

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    Hi everybody. I've been reading a lot of your stories and they hit home with me. I see a lot of my views and experiences in your posts. I've suffered on and off with mental...
    Pheebs1990 Pheebs1990 22-25, F 6 Responses Aug 31

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    About 4 years ago I went to my GP with an annoying pain in my left side. I was sent for an xray which showed small ovarian cysts. I told the GP I didnt think this was the cause of...
    mrsminxster mrsminxster 51-55, F 1 Response Aug 22

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    I had another story up on here about when I was molested, but then decided if I am going to make a habit of posting my life stories on here, that story is not the one I want to be...
    Shellback1992 Shellback1992 41-45, M 3 Responses Aug 19

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    I don't want to get out of bed because nothing I do brings me joy anyway. Even the little things seem so hard and meaningless to do. I have tried to get my mom to take me to a...
    jiumpuu jiumpuu 13-15, F Aug 27

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    I have had depression for most of my life. I was first diagnosed when I was 9 years old, after my parents became concerned that I was unhappy during most of my childhood. I was...
    s4019t s4019t 26-30, M 1 Response