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I Have Chronic Depression

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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 31-35, F Jun 26, 2014

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    WWB82 WWB82 31-35, F 1 Response Jan 23

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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 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 17, 2014

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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, 2014

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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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    There are so many mornings

    that I'm disappointed that I woke up again.
    WWB82 WWB82 31-35, F 1 Response Jan 23

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    Went to the dr a few days ago I got blood work

    done and also had my medication increased ...again but the biggest thing I found out was that I've been diagnosed with chronic depression :( dose anyone else have chronic depression and if so what should I know about it and do I have to be on medication forever with it or is it...
    rainyday10 rainyday10 22-25, M 1 Response Jun 16

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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 am so sick of being numb.

    i cant connect with others anymore. i cant feel happiness. holidays are horrible for me because everyone is so cheerful and happy and here i am being lame and numb. i am sick of living. i just want to die honestly. it never goes away. i plan ways to die all the time. ive been...
    maddisonn maddisonn 16-17, F 1 Response Oct 4, 2014

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    My greatest fear is there is no bottom.

    When I think I've hit bottom, that wasn't really bottom. Chronic depressed is eating me alive.
    Stephnobody Stephnobody 26-30, F 1 Response Jan 19

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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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    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 18-21, F 2 Responses May 4, 2014

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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 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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    Each day gets harder

    and harder, coming into work, having no motivation, feeling like I am moving in really slow motion. I see everyone around me being successful yet I feel like such a failure. It seems all the effort I put in to advance in my life it just doesn't matter it is never enough. I can't...
    NiteOwlet NiteOwlet 22-25, F 1 Response Sep 20, 2014

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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 1 Response Jan 30, 2013

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    I'm not going to try

    and write down how I feel because It's hard to explain what's going on in your head to someone when you don't even know your self. I was diagnosed with depression last may although I could have gotten tablets to help me along the road to recovery I didn't take them I wanted it...
    whatevestbh whatevestbh 16-17, F Jan 20

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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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    Related Experiences

    anyone here who have fought depression and won...?? cuz i really wanna know how you did that. it could greatly help me. thank you in advance.
    anoopjosh anoopjosh 18-21, M 36 mins ago

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    Its thé énd thé fckn énd i cnt take it anymore so superficial shity world hate everything around beside nd up side down wish the pain could stop wish my life was beter I'm not...
    emmadarko emmadarko 22-25, F 1 hr ago

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    How do you cope with your emotions and thoughts when your depression gets worse? And what to do about these stressed out feelings you get an hour before a panic attack? How do you...
    misguidedghost9 misguidedghost9 22-25, F 2 hrs ago

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    I am in one of those moments now that I don't know what's really happening anymore. I am a student and I was diagnosed with ptsd and anxiety 7 months ago now. Over the past few...
    misguidedghost9 misguidedghost9 22-25, F 2 hrs ago

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    I've uploaded a new video on my channel and I would like it if people watched it because it might help those who are struggling and I want it to each the people it needs to reach...
    TheMadHatteri TheMadHatteri 18-21, M 6 hrs ago

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    I'm 19 and need to really try and get my neck and back fixed. My neck is actually the most affected. It really triggers my anxiety because whenever I feel a jolt of pain through...
    internalpuppetshow internalpuppetshow 18-21, M 20 hrs ago

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    Hey. Lily here. Just wanted to say I'm a sad person... No. I am, but I want to tell you guys I'm here for you. I don't give a crap what your case is, you can vent to me.
    IAmHereTooJustNotVisible IAmHereTooJustNotVisible 13-15, F 3 days ago

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    I haven't been able to work for two day in a row. I keep pushing myself forward, but I think I've run out of steam. I've gone through all the coping strategies my therapist has...
    mrspleco mrspleco 26-30, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    i had an appointment with my physiatrist yesterday and he basically said he can't help me anymore and has no more options in terms of treatment.... how do i get my mom to let me go...
    sweetiepee101 sweetiepee101 18-21, F 4 days ago

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    I don't know how it started. I was in second grade and I became sensitive to teasing. It came out of nowhere. I had not been like this in the first grade. I had a teacher -- a...
    emperornorton47 emperornorton47 56-60, M 5 days ago

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    As do a lot of these stories, mine starts with my father. He was an abusive drunk. He liked me more than my older sister but he didn't ever physically hurt her like he did to me...
    messj messj 18-21, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    Im having migrainea everyday. While the pain is very mile im just feeling dizzy and spacy and my left eye feels like its not there but its there. And i feel off. I dont like this...
    HigherCalling HigherCalling 26-30, F 5 days ago

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    I go through phases where I feel so sad and out of place in the world. I have two friends I really care about but I think for the most part I am their "backup" friend. They only...
    Yousahoe Yousahoe 22-25, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    I think my own cure for depression is having a best friend. Someone who is there for me, and enjoys similar things. I felt depressed and alone for so long, it was normal. While I...
    Maihowl Maihowl 22-25, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I felt neutral today, not excited or down, just sort of middle of the road, knowing my mood could take off in any direction. I knew IT was lurking in the background, as it always...
    MistyGoddess MistyGoddess 41-45, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I have end stage kidney failure. I only had one good kidney when I was born. The other was smaller and failed first. The thing is I am on dialysis for the rest of my life. Do I...
    comfi comfi 51-55, M 6 days ago

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    It's an ongoing thing. Today has been one of my good days. . So, l decided to try and think logically, about it all.. True..whatever the source is that's causing the depression...
    MistyGoddess MistyGoddess 41-45, F 11 Responses 6 days ago

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    I have severe depression and I am self conscious.I cry every night and I've attempted suicide 2 times.Im not Comfortable in my own skin.I don't like my face I think I'm too fat.I...
    BrandonDay BrandonDay 18-21, M 3 Responses a week ago

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    I am going on medication tomorrow. I was recently diagnosed with chronic depression and anxiety, also known as Dysthymia. Since the 4th grade, and I'm now a Junior in High School...
    vanstable123 vanstable123 16-17, M 5 Responses a week ago

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    What! You mean it's as easy as thinking positive thoughts ... Gee, l never knew. .that's where I've been going wrong! I'm getting rather tired of the assumptions that postive...
    MistyGoddess MistyGoddess 41-45, F 10 Responses Jul 26

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    I have had depression for a while now, at first I didn;t understand what was going on - I had a battle with myself day in and day out.I did a lot of soul searching and did a lot of...
    Gangstress Gangstress 31-35, F 4 Responses Jul 26

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    i am so sick and tired of not being able to do everything i want because of my back, i hate that i have to put limits on my enjoyment. i am only 20 years old and i feel like i am 8...
    sweetiepee101 sweetiepee101 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 24

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    I suffer from Bi Polar depression. When I was first diagnosed with depression, they diagnosed me with chronic depression which is depression caused by the fact that somebody wants...
    AnyExperience AnyExperience 13-15, F Jul 24

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