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I Have Battled Depression In the Past

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 179 People

    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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    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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    I know that it my feel like there is nothing to

    live for but trust me there are many, you just fail to see it. So everyone out there who is feeling depressed now, You are talented, funny, cute and amazing and the best part is that you are you!!! <3
    AphroditexD AphroditexD 16-17, F 4 Responses Dec 19, 2015

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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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    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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    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, 2014

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    IT IS OVER YAY!!!!!!!

    ;)NO MORE CUTTING!!!!!!!;)
    cutekittycat cutekittycat 13-15, F Jul 16, 2014

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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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    I have got through it,

    though. Yay! It was a horrible way to live. The worse thing is my parents (who were actually the reason I was depressed in the first place) didn't do anything after I told them. They just told me it was "normal for people my age to go be depressed" and continued doing the things...
    bowsandarrows bowsandarrows 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 3, 2015

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    I came off my antidepressant because my doc wants me to change meds from Effexor to Wellbutrin. It has been the worst thing ever, I ended Effexor Friday and had the worst side...
    TexasBrian TexasBrian 36-40, M 3 Responses 4 hrs ago

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    I have been on a combination of meds to treat pain in my bac, spasms in my back muscles, and an anti depressant . I have been doing this combo for around twenty years for a disease...
    boldtimer boldtimer 66-70, M 5 hrs ago

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    so i go for my surgery on Thursday i have to be up before 6 45 am because that's when i go to the hospital. I am getting tubal ligation, done but instead of just getting them cut...
    Alexia85 Alexia85 26-30, F 8 hrs ago

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    Honestly he's really really hot and super cute and tall and kind of muscly and good looking and he has the most amazing smile and tomorrow I'm supposed to meet with him in his...
    AmberTheShyGirl AmberTheShyGirl 18-21, F 8 hrs ago

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    I know you are depressed so this story is for you. Hope you enjoy it. Well, I came across some nice material about how depression works. I won't be very detailed here to avoid...
    OurUltimateHope OurUltimateHope 26-30 1 Response 10 hrs ago

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    Lost my sister this past may. I'm still working through the grief. She had a rare autoimmune disease that was killing her slowly for years, so it wasn't totally unexpected but that...
    BlissfulBoredom BlissfulBoredom 26-30, F 12 hrs ago

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    I feel depressed again. Some days I feel good and energetic, other days I feel down and just don't want to leave my bed. I don't think many people close to me can understand what I...
    lostinbeauty lostinbeauty 31-35, F 4 Responses 13 hrs ago

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    Tis not boasting i swear Of all these luminaries I share For what of I is here Nowhere, far nor near I recall Quentin Tarantino in a bonus feature for Reservoir Dogs. He was...
    Deafning Deafning 36-40, M 14 hrs ago

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    I battled depression. My best friend, however, battles depression. I'll start at the beginning of the story, when I was 12/13. I met this boy who would turn out to be my best...
    Plouton3600 Plouton3600 18-21, M 1 Response 5 days ago

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    Grandma talks horribly about me to her drunk sister, who hates me for no reason. They say things to put me down, they've been doing this for years and I feel horrible when they do...
    JunkFoodJunkie JunkFoodJunkie 22-25, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    Feeling Fleeting To my embarrassment, it was only recently that I discovered depersonalization-derealization is classified as its own disorder. I've spent many years falling into...
    SourPennies SourPennies 22-25, F 6 days ago

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    I will take life one step at a time. I've finally realized that there is no point in rushing things. It's all about moving forwards, just a bit by bit each day.
    BlueJinx BlueJinx 26-30, F a week ago

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    ive been really really sick for the past couple days and ive just been bedridden. its making my depression worse and im missing way too much school. i just feel pretty ****** in...
    kaliforniadreamin kaliforniadreamin 16-17, T a week ago

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    I am slowly learning what it means to "enjoy" something. I do not know what happiness feels like. I see happiness as the same as religion: something people wrote about and drew...
    nicaea nicaea 22-25, F 1 Response a week ago

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    I'm currently having a mild panic attack in class. Panic attacks are always awful, but it's even worse when you're stuck in a social situation during one. I'm trying to focus on...
    AmayaTsuki AmayaTsuki 26-30, F Feb 1

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    I haven't written anything for a while... recently with stress on my job, my depression has gotten worse... I wake up with tears in my eyes.. I'm not crying but the tears are just...
    SelfishShellfish SelfishShellfish 36-40, F 3 Responses Feb 1

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    I find in my own depression over time there were roughly three or four distinct stages of depression, and different things worked or did not work depending on which stage I was in...
    JoannaBe JoannaBe 41-45, F 1 Response Jan 31

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    I see so many people in deep depression close to suicidal or suicidal in this group. And it breaks my heart, and I wish to help if I can. So here is what worked for me when I was...
    JoannaBe JoannaBe 41-45, F 6 Responses Jan 31

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    My husband and I have had a terribly rocky last three years together. He's cycled, going from adoring me to blaming me; he's begged me to stay and he's insisted I leave. He's...
    FakeIsTheNewReal FakeIsTheNewReal 31-35, F Jan 29

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    The past week or so I've been down hopefully it's not a depression episode they last for months.
    YesImAllHere YesImAllHere 13-15, F 2 Responses Jan 28

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    Quite possibly the worst mix of mental disorders one could possibly be diagnosed with. I have moments where all three clash and it literally feels like I am going crazy. It's scary...
    iSpyce iSpyce 31-35 Jan 28

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    I have severe depression and anxiety, my life is falling apart but I smile and take life in.... Being a mom I don't have time to fall apart
    tatabama14 tatabama14 22-25, F 1 Response Jan 27

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    My 15 year old son was raped and has since been diagnosed with PTSD, Generalized Anxiety Disorder, and Major Depression. He's all over the place with his feelings. This mom here...
    Arubaskies Arubaskies 41-45, F 3 Responses Jan 26

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    And here I thought I was finally over my depression but noooo winter just had to come. I've been diagnosed with S.A.D (seasonal affective disorder) but I used to have major...
    jess965 jess965 13-15, F 2 Responses Jan 25

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    "You are strong for getting out of bed in the morning when it feels like hell. You are brave for doing things, even though they scare you or make you anxious. And you are amazing...
    AmayaTsuki AmayaTsuki 26-30, F 1 Response Jan 25

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    Hi all i just want to reach out to somebody else because i dont have anyone to talk to, im 27 years old and im 35 weeks pregnant i have very severe depression and anxiety i want to...
    Sadmama88 Sadmama88 26-30, F 2 Responses Jan 25

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    I have been ignorant and I have been irresponsible. For the past year I have been denying myself of being "perfectly fine" when I was depressed. It took me one whole year to...
    neurokitty99 neurokitty99 22-25, F 1 Response Jan 25

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    I've been feeling great the past couple months, but the past week has been a huge battle. I went from applying to jobs im under qualified for, saving pins on ideas I'd like to try...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Jan 25

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    I can't seem to get myself to do even the tiniest things, even if I need to do them. I don't know if these are remaining negative symptoms from the last psychosis I've had (which...
    AmIAMaleHSP AmIAMaleHSP 26-30, M Jan 25

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