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I Have Chronic Depression

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    The Curse

    This haunting is unbearable Years later and it still remains The sounds get louder, the steps get closer, I can't get away. Every time I move, It follows. Every time I run, It becomes faster. Will I ever be free? These demons chase me into my lightest days and bring their...
    Canadian45 Canadian45 22-25 Nov 15, 2012

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    I Can't Be Saved

    I have been depressed since my early teens. It has never gone away, in fact it gets progressively worse each year I live on this earth. I am now 23, soon to be 24 and I can't help but feel broken and empty when I think about a lifetime I have spent depressed. Well, maybe not a...
    muffintop muffintop 22-25, F 4 Responses Oct 26, 2012

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    Fighting the Black Dog

    About sixteen years ago I sat in the bathroom sobbing. I had meds out to take and the only thing that stopped me was the fact that my husband was out of town for the night, and my kids were only 6,5, and 1. and I didn't want them to be left without an adult in the house. If my...
    kelleah kelleah 41-45, F 5 Responses Oct 25, 2008

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    October 2002

    I was sitting out in the woods where I most loved to be, in my new truck which I had ust bought in July,with a gun I had just bought a couple of days earlier stuck in my mouth......I had "camped out" there for three days wanting so desperately to end it all and hoping...
    IndyJoe IndyJoe 41-45, M 6 Responses May 28, 2008

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    I have depression. I can be short with people.

    Sometimes I want to lay in bed all day. I can't get excited about anything. I am not good at having a conversation. I don't have motivation and it effects my work. I get bored
    gypsy1983 gypsy1983 26-30, F 1 Response Jun 26

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    I'm sixteen years old,

    and my depression is overwhelming. It interferes with my daily life, and I don't know how to control it. Most days feel hopeless. And I'm stuck this way for the rest of my life.
    Kenliye Kenliye 16-17, F 1 Response Feb 17

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    Lost, Trapped, Faded.

    I'm feeling cool and even rather calm, I feel almost nothing, a few hits of gloom, I'm like an ocean with lots of waves. A rough ride indeed, from calm to rocky, Stuck in the middle of the ocean, with no way out, Not sure if I will ever find the shore. I am lost. Then suddenly...
    Canadian45 Canadian45 22-25 Nov 14, 2012

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    I'm a 17 year old girl

    and even if i'm young i feel empty and dead. My dad was an alcoholic and he died when i was nine. My mother devorced from him because he was beeing mean to my sister all the time and she couldn't take it any more. She hated me because our dad was good to me but not to her...
    kitkat1612 kitkat1612 16-17, F 2 Responses May 4

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    Still Undiagnosed

    Hearing your stories is valuable for me, so I thought I would share mine just in case it hits a nerve with someone else. I just turned 42 and by all accounts, I have what some would call a "pretty good" life. I've checked off many of those "boxes" you are supposed to by the time...
    TMichael1220 TMichael1220 41-45, M Jan 30, 2013

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    I Have Chronic Depressiion

    Hi, I'm at the point in my history with anxiety/depression that I can see the benefit of accepting that I have chronic depression. Most of my life has been a struggle. It is quite interesting to read the available research regarding how many people do not recover or are...
    Resilience Resilience 36-40, M 3 Responses Nov 1, 2009

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    Sleep I want you forever!

    I never want to wake up again!
    Littlebikiechick Littlebikiechick 41-45, F 1 Response Mar 6

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    Down and Out

    I have alot of ups and downs. I am now finally getting a handle on my chronic depression. I am finally on the right meds that make me feel like a human again. Plus I have the right doctor to talk to and to evaluate me. I still have good days and bad days. But not like they used...
    picgirl picgirl 31-35, F 8 Responses Mar 3, 2008

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    Alone. Afraid And Wondering

    I have been depressed most, if not all my life, terrible mental illness on both sides of the family and it appears that I have inherited traits from each group. To say that life has been a struggle is an understatement. Since about a year ago I have had some major disruption in...
    Excitablegirl Excitablegirl 51-55 2 Responses Sep 13, 2012

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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 a week ago

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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 6 hrs ago

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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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    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 2 days ago

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    Hello! I need any help I could get. So 4 months ago I had a pretty bad UTI. The antibiotics I was given made most of the pain go away but it did not remove all of the symptoms...
    m4shkaaa m4shkaaa 18-21, F Aug 5

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    I hate suffering from this mess and to make it worse is that it was by someone else's hands. Someone who was supposed to protect me and love me. I hate my husband for what he did...
    Mjkittycass1985 Mjkittycass1985 26-30, F 1 Response Aug 6

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    I feel like an old person sonetimes but I wont let me rusty joints stop the lifestyle. I will have to party with my spine all cracked. Taking vodka shots with my feet
    Alylovespuppies Alylovespuppies 16-17, F 3 Responses Aug 6

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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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    I've been having more severe pancreatic attacks and seriously considering the Whipple procedure. Please tell me about your experience. What should I know about the Whipple...
    lindatran54 lindatran54 31-35, F Aug 16

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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 6 days ago

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    Hello :) My pain is silent. Nobody, not even my family, knows how much I hurt. I have two healthy adult daughters, and five amazing grandkids--gifts from God, every one. I have...
    sockmama sockmama 51-55, F Aug 17

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    Today is a bad day. I was diagnosed with severe depression 10months ago, although I no myself its been years longer. I havnt been totally honest with my councillor with how I feel...
    ne2lms ne2lms 36-40, F 2 Responses Aug 7

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    I just read this post on Facebook. Just wanted to share it with you people. "I'm a therapist and keep this poster in my waiting room, apparently it saved a few lives: I don't...
    Gemz2411 Gemz2411 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 13

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    Why does depression have to ruin a life so much that you just want to be dead?!?! Faking smile doesn't hide it anymore, my friends and family are worried that I'm going to kill...
    DeterminedToMakeLifeWorthIt DeterminedToMakeLifeWorthIt 16-17, F 1 Response Aug 13

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    http://hyperboleandahalf.blogspot.in/2013/05/depression-part-two.html?m=1 This is so me! Haven't found the corn yet. Anyone gone through this and out? Gosh tell me how? xP
    SecretsOut14 SecretsOut14 18-21, F Aug 15

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    I have written numerous blogs (on different sites) regarding my struggles since my early teen years. I have been on numerous medications, seen many therapists/psychologists...
    brainieblonde brainieblonde 22-25, F Jul 29

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    This is basically my story and I hope you guys like it c: When I was about eight years old, I didn't really talk that much. I was always really shy and quiet and I began to lose...
    Daisyflow Daisyflow 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 30

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    ever since I was a little girl running around in my cinderella pjs, I always have flashbacks of when I would have bad panic attacks over some little things kids shouldn't worry...
    suicidegetout suicidegetout 13-15, F 7 Responses Aug 5

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    I'm 25 years old, and I've struggled with anxiety for as long as I can remember. Things got particularly bad when I was 11. Due to my mother's alcoholism and other stressors, my...
    kthomas202 kthomas202 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 12

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    I don't eat breakfast, just black coffee. I rarely eat but when I do it's cause I have to. Some days I sleep all day some days I can't sleep at all. I rarely talk let alone...
    MorbidMorals MorbidMorals 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 14

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    I have became someone i told myself id never be...
    madixson madixson 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 14

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    i am severely depressed and i have severe schitzophrenia , its as if i'm in my own little game
    IsabellaSykes IsabellaSykes 13-15, F Aug 15

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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 6 days 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.
    basicallydead basicallydead 18-21, F 1 day ago

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    I've wondered it for quite a while, I do suffer from Generalised Anxiety Disorder so there's a bit of me that think it's more than that than CFS. I tend to ache all over on a...
    Reallifeperson Reallifeperson 22-25, M Jul 28

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    Guess who finally won!!! **flexing and showing off**
    shorty755 shorty755 16-17, F 1 Response Aug 3

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    I need a co-writer for a realistic drama novel about a woman in prison. Please help me.
    Blipsycat Blipsycat 16-17, M 1 Response Aug 6

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    What to do when you can't talk about it? Will it ever subside? The flashbacks, the anger and hostility. Heavily medicated for other mental illnesses, but there are none to take...
    howlingfantods howlingfantods 22-25, F 2 Responses Aug 6

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    PLEASE BE MY CO-WRITER FOR A REALISTIC DRAMA NOVEL ABOUT A WOMAN IN PRISON!!!!!!!!!!! PLEASE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Blipsycat Blipsycat 16-17, M 1 Response Aug 6

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    PLEASE BE MY CO-WRITER FOR A REALISTIC DRAMA NOVEL ABOUT A WOMAN IN PRISON!!!!!!!!!!! PLEASE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Blipsycat Blipsycat 16-17, M 2 Responses Aug 9

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    Time to start the week over again. I'm trying to gauge how I feel this morning. So far...not terrible.
    KnaisGuy KnaisGuy 22-25, M 1 Response Aug 18

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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 1 Response 5 days ago

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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 41-45, F 3 days ago

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    So I don't know anything for sure yet, but I have been to this psychiatrist who claims a lot of people with the diagnosis BPD (Borderline Personality Disorder) are actually...
    MonaO78 MonaO78 36-40 1 day ago

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    It's really sad with all the money and fame that he still felt bad enough that he didn't want to live anymore. He was a well loved celebrity. Goes to show you that true depression...
    455cargirl 455cargirl 36-40, F 3 Responses Aug 11

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