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I Have Battled Depression In the Past

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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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    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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    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 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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    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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    Related Experiences

    i have had depression since high school cause i use to get bullied and i take everything at heart all the time no matter what people say to me i let it get to me, i have had help...
    westlife213 westlife213 22-25, F 1 Response Apr 2

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    I was diagnosed with depression at eight years old and have lived with it in such a way that it has crippled nearly every aspect of my life. I have never been on medication to help...
    Scorpio018 Scorpio018 26-30, M 1 Response Mar 26

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    I have been dealing with depression for as long as I can remember. From before I even knew what to call it. I am thankful that my darker periods are less frequent and don’t...
    AnonymousEP77 AnonymousEP77 41-45, M Apr 5

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    I have came to complete acceptance that depression will likely always be apart of me., a piece of me I carry through my days here as an earthling . This is not me saying, hey I...
    Allissaxxx Allissaxxx 22-25, F 3 Responses Mar 28

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    It's like a void where there had to be actual feelings. I s suffered and still suffer alone, far from home, trying to find myself a way in my life. So, basically, the only persons...
    suns3ta suns3ta 18-21, F Mar 22

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    As a child I suffered from Exploding Head Syndrome.
    needlessthings needlessthings 31-35, M Mar 28

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    I've been depressed since I was 14 years old. I'm 21 now, and it's been a tough 7 years. Initially, my depression co-incided with anorexia and purging tendencies - including over...
    AngelicLore AngelicLore 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 7

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    I have mild depression. I've been feeling sad on and off since September. It happens every few days or so, then it stops for a couple days. I've lived with it and I just talked to...
    lilykitten1998 lilykitten1998 13-15, F Mar 25

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    I've struggled with depression for 15 years-and I'm only 22! It gets worse every year. I've lost track of all the different medications I've been on. I've been hospitalized...
    Jamlec Jamlec 22-25, M 1 Response Mar 25

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    Earlier today, I was feeling really sad. This has been going on for a while now, but I'm not really worried about it. I know I should be though. I don't want this to get any worse...
    lilykitten1998 lilykitten1998 13-15, F Mar 28

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    "Experience is simply the name we give our mistakes." - Oscar Wilde In that case I have some really good experience. But that's in the past and I want to keep it there. But what...
    insanitycuresboredom insanitycuresboredom 22-25, F Mar 28

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    I've been completely lying to everyone and I want to stop, so I am. I'm not a psychopath, but I have the same beliefs. I have the similar beliefs because I'm severely depressed and...
    TommiAdkins TommiAdkins 13-15, F 1 Response Apr 7

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    Running late for work this morning. Heard hubby on the phone..switching between two calls, talking back and forth for two people. When he was finally done I could hear him yelling...
    Catsoutdabag Catsoutdabag 31-35, F 6 Responses Apr 3

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    So after all that has happened I thought it was all turning round. Turns out I was wrong. My exams are coming up in a few weeks and my anxiety is giving me trouble, which is making...
    tomb33 tomb33 18-21, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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    Every month, two weeks before my period I become extremely depressed. I cry uncontrollably and feel hopeless, I feel like everyone would be happier if I were gone and I start...
    Andy6768 Andy6768 26-30, F 1 Response Mar 27

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    Today my anxiety has reached in and crushed my heart. I was visiting my daughter and she usually brings calm and peace to me but today it wasn't there I felt like how I feel around...
    CaptPetemoss CaptPetemoss 41-45, M 3 days ago

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    I can deal with my emotions but right now PTSD is rearing it's head back into my life. I hate looking at the exit signs in a building or having to sleep next to a window. I decided...
    thelost87 thelost87 26-30, F 19 hrs ago

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    I have battled depression since I was a teenager. Mine comes and goes in waves, and it varies how severe. I usually will encounter at least one episode every year, sometimes...
    thatspecialsomeone thatspecialsomeone 31-35, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I have battled depression and anxiety for as long as I can remember. (I'm no stranger to all the benzos) I've been taking celexa for a couple months and it has seemed to help...
    adam0h adam0h 31-35, M 2 Responses Mar 30

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    I have battled depression all of my life. As I get older it just gets worse. I have tried so many medications and even a therapist for a few years. Every once in a while there...
    boiluver boiluver 41-45, M 3 Responses Mar 30

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    They say "what doesn't kill you makes you stronger" and i never believed that until now ! A few months ago i was going through the worst time of my life ...i wanted to kill myself...
    lovemusicnicole lovemusicnicole 18-21, F Apr 7

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    I've battled depression for a few years now. I can only say it had taken over my life. No matter how hard I tried to push it away it would hit even harder. I hate how people...
    HyperAngel HyperAngel 18-21, F 3 Responses Mar 25

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    I have battled for over 6 years now and I'm only 17. Is it bad that I don't even know what it's like not to battle it.
    apwnn apwnn 16-17, M 2 Responses Apr 11

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    My husband has been drinking every single day for the last 17 years. I can count on one hand the number of days he has gone without drinking in the last 10 years. Two months ago I...
    MrsElizabeth MrsElizabeth 31-35, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    The past year I have been attacked by my anxiety it is now the only constant I have. My depression was under control when this round of anxiety started doc said I need to get my...
    CaptPetemoss CaptPetemoss 41-45, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I have suffered depression since the age of 16 and I was always ashamed to admit it. People generally didn't understand my emotions and to be honest i didn't understand it myself...
    Robuk1991 Robuk1991 22-25, M 6 Responses Mar 27

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    Spring time is always so hard for me. Not as bad this year as others - thankfully - but this time of year I get very quiet, sullen and all I want to do is disappear. I start to...
    salacioustoastlicker salacioustoastlicker 36-40, F 5 Responses Mar 28

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    I always feel so empty and think I'm worthless because I can't do anything right. I have had depression for 2 years and it keeps getting worse and worse. I just don't want to be...
    lee521 lee521 13-15, F 3 Responses 2 days ago

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    I've been depressed for years and didn't know it and then finally someone was brave enough to say hey you are probably depressed go see a doctor I did and not only am I depressed...
    lonelyCPA lonelyCPA 36-40, F 3 Responses Mar 20

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    Truthfully, I am never mad. The only emotion I seem to feel other than happiness and love is sadness. For some reason, I have gotten a lot more callous and sad all the same. I...
    Kawiicatnipotaku Kawiicatnipotaku 13-15, F 1 Response Apr 2

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    I just learned that I have mild depression a couple of months ago; I don't self-harm or have suicidal thoughts, but I have little self confidence and self esteem. I am always tired...
    soulbeing soulbeing 18-21, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    Hey I need help. it's URGENT! My doctor was concerned in the past because my last blood test my thyroid was on the line. Not bad not good but she was worried it was getting worse...
    shybutkindd shybutkindd 13-15, F 2 Responses Mar 23

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    Hey I need help. it's URGENT! My doctor was concerned in the past because my last blood test my thyroid was on the line. Not bad not good but she was worried it was getting worse...
    shybutkindd shybutkindd 13-15, F Mar 23

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    Hey I need help. it's URGENT! My doctor was concerned in the past because my last blood test my thyroid was on the line. Not bad not good but she was worried it was getting worse...
    shybutkindd shybutkindd 13-15, F Mar 23

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    Hey I need help. it's URGENT! My doctor was concerned in the past because my last blood test my thyroid was on the line. Not bad not good but she was worried it was getting worse...
    shybutkindd shybutkindd 13-15, F Mar 23

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    Hey I need help. it's URGENT! My doctor was concerned in the past because my last blood test my thyroid was on the line. Not bad not good but she was worried it was getting worse...
    shybutkindd shybutkindd 13-15, F 1 Response Mar 23

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    I met my boyfriend in 2012 at work. We will call him R. We are both CNA's. I met him through my little sister who also worked there. But the timing was never right for us when I...
    ksm888 ksm888 22-25, F Mar 26

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    We all have an ugly past but that does not mean that we are going to have an ugly future .. Stand up the time is right for you to determine your brighter future....
    whood777 whood777 51-55, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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    Oh Thank God Above that I have found this page!! Where were you 3 years ago when the box was opened and my husband's childhood came crashing in? I have read so many books and gone...
    JaneEllenB JaneEllenB 51-55, F 2 Responses Mar 22

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    I was born with one leg shorter than the other and had a couple of leg lengthening ops which never worked. Im now 29 and have been suffering with severe back pain which spreads...
    daddyhaggis daddyhaggis 26-30, M 3 days ago

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    It's been almost 3 months since my ex bf broke up with me and my life has changed. Forcing me to rely on myself in this loss my depression seemed to slowly lessen from the worse of...
    ezstevie ezstevie 26-30, M 1 Response 6 hrs ago

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    Here I am breathing though my chest Would be much happier caved in These are my hands trying To hold on to whatever is left Clawing through the past and future Grasping onto...
    KristinaBeena KristinaBeena 18-21, F 2 Responses 2 hrs ago

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    My depression comes and goes. Sometimes it's bad but not severe other times it's so severe, it becomes a battle I can't over come, a suicidal depression. Recently I was so so...
    juliaek1 juliaek1 13-15, F 27 mins ago

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    #3 of "Things I am proud of about me": 3. I love to challenge myself and push myself further. Everyone has their own personal struggles in life that they can either face and fight...
    shannonymous shannonymous 18-21, F 44 mins ago

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