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I Have Chronic Depression

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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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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 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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    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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    Related Experiences

    About a year ago, I started showing signs of PTSD. It was due to a traumatic experience that happened when I recently turned 20 years old. I don't take anything for it, but I am...
    musiclover210 musiclover210 22-25, F 1 Response Jun 28

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    I do not have severe depression or anxiety but I do have both and on meds for them. However it's not enough. I know I need to exercise and get out the house but I have no...
    TashaBbb TashaBbb 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 10

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    Anyone else dealing with chronic pain? I have has 3 back surgeries, the last a fusion. None really helped, my left buttcheek and the back of my left leg is numb. Has been for 6...
    RMCG RMCG 51-55, F 1 Response Jun 26

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    hey all ! ... this is important and big. can i have a small time of yours, just little.. few minutes.. i sign up here around a year back to share my story with people and i did. i...
    heartless2 heartless2 22-25, M 15 hrs ago

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    I have had chronic back pain for about 3 years now. It used to hurt so bad sometimes I didn't want to move, just lay there eyes open wide. I tried everything, physiotherapy...
    jonacular jonacular 22-25, M 1 Response Jun 27

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    I have stage 4 chronic kidney disease since last nov. Of 2013,right before Thanksgiving. And I do have couple donors to help me but I guess the hospital is still gonna take awhile...
    letsbestrong letsbestrong 31-35, F 2 days ago

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    I am dying, this week has been brutal. Pain at a 7-8 on the pain scale seriously messes you up. Have an appt on 7/7 and I have to push for a MRI (again) and maybe some steroid...
    RMCG RMCG 51-55, F 2 Responses Jun 27

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    I often feel like the most unluckiest person in the world. So much, that I see other people who say they are not lucky and I am jealous of them. I have no close friends, no one...
    NovaScotia902 NovaScotia902 22-25 1 Response Jun 30

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    Mine is actually called Honeymooner's Cystitis and it is flared up by intercourse. I wonder why I have it so young. After a year of thinking that I had frequent UTIs, I finally was...
    fairytalesandspiderwebs fairytalesandspiderwebs 18-21, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    Sometimes I get really upset about the mental "illnesses" that I have because I am not a soldier yet I have PTSD, I have not had the worst life ever, yet I have depression, anxiety...
    Lifebugzme Lifebugzme 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 6

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    What helps you get out of the ruts of depression. When meds and therapy aren't enough ?
    ap05 ap05 26-30, F 1 Response Jul 7

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    I have been battling depression since high school, PTSD since high school, and anxiety all my life. More recently (over the past 2.5 yrs) I have had many melt downs and have hit...
    tig1991 tig1991 22-25, F a week ago

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    I was raped when I was 8 I have an eating disorder I can't sleep at night without waking up screaming I'm on anti depressants I'm really done with trying to keep going I'm in...
    sexybear35 sexybear35 13-15, F 3 Responses Jul 2

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    And sometimes I almost welcome the panic attacks because they're the only time I feel alive. Most of the time I live in a haze of numbness or pure despair, depending on whether or...
    PaperStars33 PaperStars33 22-25, F 1 Response a week ago

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    Is it sad that the only comfort that I have right now is that I have returned to the good ol' depressed me?
    badday928 badday928 18-21, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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    Ugh today has been horrible. I'm in so much pain and I can't do anything to get comfortable
    toinfinityandbeyondx3 toinfinityandbeyondx3 18-21, F 1 Response 21 hrs ago

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    Uncertain on how to stop thinking all the negative thoughts about myself. Medication and therapy do not help.
    BleuGirl83 BleuGirl83 26-30, F Jul 4

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    Could use someone to talk to. Only nice people interested in actually talking please. I'm tired of pervs.
    Kimmandra6918 Kimmandra6918 18-21, M 2 Responses Jul 5

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    I've noticed that I'm more depressed when I'm in a relationship vs when I'm single
    ap05 ap05 26-30, F 1 Response Jul 10

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    So it just happens in the middle of class. Nothing really is needed to trigger them. But i will be doing fine one second and the next i feel like i can't breathe. It feels like i'm...
    chemically99 chemically99 13-15, F 2 Responses Jul 13

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    IT IS OVER YAY!!!!!!!;)NO MORE CUTTING!!!!!!!;)
    cutekittycat cutekittycat 13-15, F 5 days ago

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    It's not like I want to be depressed I just am and it won't leave it consumes me at all times. People judge me for something I can't help. When someone breaks an arm people go...
    guitarlove24 guitarlove24 18-21, F 3 Responses Jun 26

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    I am diagnosed with Schizo-Effective Disorder/ Chronic Depression, Audio + Visual hallucinations, and mood swings that can trigger the depression.
    MPost85 MPost85 26-30, M 1 Response Jul 8

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    I have and still do battle chronic depression but it has made me more understanding and empathetic to others pain and life experiences.....and led me on my spiritual journey.
    suziel suziel 31-35, F 3 Responses 2 days ago

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    I have chronic back pain. Currently due to retrolisthesis above my L5,4,S1 fusion
    merrym637 merrym637 51-55, F 2 days ago

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    Right now, I don't know where my boyfriend and I stand. I am out of both cigarettes and cigars. There is nothing sweet in my house to eat besides honey buns; and they won't let me...
    feliciablogger feliciablogger 22-25, F 2 Responses Jun 29

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    I have had depression for six years now. I've never had any professional help, just diagnosis. It was really hard on me at first. I lost ALL of my friends, I didn't care about...
    MissUbiquitous MissUbiquitous 16-17, F 5 Responses Jun 29

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    I have had depression for a year now, and it may only seem like a short time, but to me it seems like forever, it started off with a boy that I used to know, he was so nice, until...
    BethHawkins BethHawkins 13-15, F 1 Response Jun 28

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    I have battled depression for years. Just when I think I've won, it returns with a vengeance. Last Saturday it was the worst... I think sometimes I'm to blame. :-( Can anyone...
    duggo57 duggo57 56-60, M 4 Responses Jun 30

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    I have severe depression I used to cut myself I know what u guys r going through if u need to talk I'm here
    clairebear1996 clairebear1996 18-21, F Jul 2

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    I have severe depression and i fight it every day i have no one to talk to about it its gotten so bad now i have suicidal and homicidal fantasies daily i dont know which one is...
    Fangedwang Fangedwang 18-21, M 3 Responses a week ago

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    I don't understand the purpose of me staying alive because of the following: 1. I'm single, never married 2. No dependents, no one depends on me or needs me for anything. No...
    BleuGirl83 BleuGirl83 26-30, F 8 Responses 5 days ago

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    I have fought depression and loneliness since my ex fiancee cheated on me 3 years and I had to leave.
    IamMell IamMell 26-30, M 3 Responses 3 days ago

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    UK SUFFERERS - PLEASE GET IN CONTACT! So, I've never really wanted to write my story. Not because I am afraid or ashamed, but because I am so bored of talking about it, it makes...
    scharx scharx 18-21 Jul 1

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    UK SUFFERERS - PLEASE GET IN CONTACT! So, I've never really wanted to write my story. Not because I am afraid or ashamed, but because I am so bored of talking about it, it makes...
    scharx scharx 18-21 1 Response Jul 1

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