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I Have Dysthymia

Dysthymia is a type of depression. This group is mainly for people who are suffering either from dysthymia or any other kind of depression. Feel free to comment or write about your experiences. 182 People

    Going to a therapist

    for the first time on September tenth. Hope it goes well.
    kimmykins kimmykins 26-30, F 2 Responses Aug 26

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    I Don't Want To Be Medicated

    The first time I felt depressed I was in 5th grade I didn't understand I was different I thought everyone felt that way 7th- 9th grade were the worst I didn't talk to anyone I was painfully shy and really wanted to die or cry I cried everyday after school and I would try to hide...
    Kelseyxglam Kelseyxglam 22-25 May 15, 2013

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    Wellbutrin

    I was just recently diagnosed a little over a month ago (after attempting to OD for the third time in the past year). I've been put on Wellbutrin (which is dangerous being that I struggle with bulimia... which can cause seizures when mixed with the drug. But I have been...
    AnachronicLogic AnachronicLogic 22-25, F Dec 18, 2012

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    I went to a therapist

    for the first time today. Im 27 and thought i had depression and anxiety, turns out i have dysthymia and anxiety. I only told my fiance and sister and they teased me all afternoon. Whenever i got upset about something they would whisper dysthymia. Irritability is a symptom. I...
    kimmykins kimmykins 26-30, F Jun 5

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    Very Short Story About Me

    I have always been depressed my whole life. I really don't remember a time when i actually liked something about myself. I moved to America when i was only 11 years old. Leaving everything and everyone i cared about really upset me, so i started crying every single night...
    hiddentearzz hiddentearzz 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 3, 2009

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    I've been depressed for

    as long as I can remember. In fact, I don't even recall a time to where I was truly happy. I come from a decent home, no real issues, but I'm not happy. Everyday I wake up as if a dark cloud is hovering over me. I'm always down, irritated and upset. The smallest criticisms send...
    sirraha sirraha 18-21, F Jun 24

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    The 1st Step

    As I explained in my other story, I'm really depressed. Because I'm sick of feeling like this I took the first step and saw my GP about it today. She was very understanding and concerned about everything I said. She suggested medication and councilling. She was hesitant about...
    JohnL613 JohnL613 16-17, M 1 Response Feb 1, 2013

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    I have dysthymia and major depressive disorder.

    My family dosent understand because they don't have it. I just joined this site today. what im hoping is to make friends who are sufferering from the same disorders as I am. If you would like to talk send me a message. thanks
    loverofdoxies loverofdoxies 41-45, F 1 Response Jan 25

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    How Am I Supposed To Make A Marriage Work?

    Well I guess it all started for me - with what is actually one of my earliest memories. My Parents fighting over who should have custody of me after they had decided to divorce. I guess as I five year old it seemed much more dramatic to me than it actually was. Looking back at...
    avierose avierose 26-30, M 2 Responses Jul 30, 2013

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    I Have Dysthymia

    Hi everyone, I'm 20 yr old and I'm a Deaf female. Im very nice, sweet, laid-back young lady and I have dysthymia. Its been like this for a long time since I was a little girl around 5-7 yr old, it is very hard to overcome it even if people would say "you can do it, its easy to...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Jan 12, 2011

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    Do You Feel This Way?

    I can't get out of bed in the morning. I'm sleeping 12 hours a day sometimes. I feel that every emotion is empty. I throw up uncontrollably when my stress gets to high. I feel like I have a literal weight on my shoulders. I have a hard time even crying and actually fully...
    aminniemouse aminniemouse 22-25, F 1 Response Sep 21, 2013

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    So i was diagnosed with dysthymia

    when i was 8 and now im 18. I never really new i had dysthymia, because my parents didnt tell me, but i just went to see the psychologist that originally diagnosed me and he still thinks i have it. Things is, i dont feel sad or unhappy. I just have had some trouble motivating...
    shakedatass shakedatass 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 15

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    Im Nothing But Empty

    I’ve been reading a lot about Dysthymia. Everything about it seems to fit me. It’s where I feel I belong. I’m afraid I can’t feel much of anything, other than “blah, grey nothing,” emptiness, flat, stagnant…or and i think i may have fallen into a double depression...
    diana1987 diana1987 22-25, F 2 Responses Sep 22, 2011

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    My Secret

    I never let anybody know the real me, and I think that is because I don't even know me. I can't ever remember not feeling like something was wrong. I struggle with dysthymia, mild social phobia, and anxiety. I know the causes of why I am this way, but I don't think i'm ready to...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Oct 7, 2013

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    Can It Be Beaten Without Medicine?

    im messed up. everything here has been pretty accurate- represents how i feel. question is, can it be beaten without medicine? im not going to take medicine. for me its cheating, i need to know if anyone has beaten this head on. if so, how?
    mostafah mostafah 18-21, M 2 Responses Apr 20, 2013

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    It kinda sucks... but medication

    and therapy has helped... as well as having a loving and understanding partner.
    utahwriter utahwriter 36-40, M Apr 21

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    Ive Never Felt... Happy Or Content.

    I’ve been reading a lot about Dysthymia. Everything about it seems to fit me. It’s where I feel I belong. I’m afraid I can’t feel much of anything, other than “blah, grey nothing,” emptiness, flat, stagnant…or and i think i may have fallen into a double depression...
    diana1987 diana1987 22-25, F 9 Responses Sep 22, 2011

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    I cannot keep holding onto nothing.

    I've never been happy, content, ambitious, mature, anything. I am nothing. I am selfish. I am ******* mad. The world hates me and I have only given hatred and sad times to those who I love. I annoy all my friends and people who I know. I finally learned how to be my self this...
    Dani133 Dani133 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 14

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    I Have Dysthymi Disorder

    For someone like me, with dysthymia, life was great when everything went according to plan. But when life didn’t go according to plan, I became irritable and difficult to be around, so people backed away and left me alone. Then I wondered why my friends weren’t my friends...
    bornmadbook bornmadbook 41-45, F May 15, 2012

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    I chose to not seek like minded people

    but now I'm struggling. I need to understand. Anyone?
    Theboisterous Theboisterous 26-30, F Aug 28

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    I Made A Facebook Open Group For All Of Us With Dysthymia

    ttp://www.facebook.com/groups/467894579891290
    mznicadorian mznicadorian 22-25, F 2 Responses Oct 2, 2012

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    Spiral

    I have been depressed since my teenage years and was finally diagnosed with Dysthymia a few years ago. I am the single mother of 2 boys with a full-time job. If it weren't for therapy and meds I would still be spending my life asleep with an occasional burst of energy. I hit rock...
    beautifulenemy beautifulenemy 36-40, F 1 Response Mar 26, 2012

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    I Don't Feel Like Calling Anyone Back

    I don't feel like calling anyone back. I want to stay asleep forever. I am sick of putting effort into stuff and not reaping the fruit of my hard work. I am going to let my dysthymia win. I am sick of lying to myself with fake optimism, while the pessimist side always tell the...
    JenLuckBuckle JenLuckBuckle 22-25, F 2 Responses Mar 24, 2012

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    It Isn't Mild

    I've been diagnosed with Dysthymia. Recently I've gotten curious as to whether all the therapy, medication, and "positive thinking" that I've been trying to do is worth it so I did a little research. Whenever I find a site that describes dysthymia it is called a "mild" form of...
    mustnttelllies mustnttelllies 18-21, F 3 Responses Oct 18, 2012

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    Do I?

    I'm 16 year old girl and I started to feel that something was maybe...off about me about a year ago but looking back I may have had a problem for around 5 years or so. I don't know how to describe what I feel because I don't feel like I have normal emotions to other people, I...
    EmilyMoon EmilyMoon 16-17, F Apr 7, 2013

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    Didn't Know What I Felt Wasn't Normal

    Hi everyone, I am a 54 year old mom of 3 grown kids. Divorced after 22 years of marriage (not by my choice). I never realized until recently that how I felt emotionally on a daily basis was not the norm!! I thought everyone had the same kinds of thought patterns that I have...
    jmo816 jmo816 51-55 3 Responses Apr 22, 2010

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    Just Found Out

    All my life(which is somewhat short, being only 15), I've been told I'm a negative person. My mother would constantly tell me this when I always assumed the worst of a situation or person. Even though I was normally right about these assumptions, I was reprimanded for being...
    Ashley1797 Ashley1797 16-17, F 1 Response May 28, 2012

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    Newly Diagnosed.

    I am no stranger to mental conditions. I have been medicated for ADD and anxiety since elementary school, and battled a major depressive episode my sophomore year of high school. It should have been no surprise to me when my therapist told me, about a week ago: "What you're...
    forevermore forevermore 16-18, F 3 Responses Jan 28, 2009

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    Now It Has A Name

    I have been challenged by feelings of low self esteem, self-imposed social isolation, low productivity, lack of enthusiasm, and general malaise for several years. I've burned out from taking on too much work and now am working to stop the downward spiral. On line research and a...
    CharlieTheBeagle CharlieTheBeagle 56-60, M 3 Responses Oct 6, 2010

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    What Is Your Day Like?

    I just want to find people who feel similar to myself. What's your day like with Dysthymia?
    aminniemouse aminniemouse 22-25, F 2 Responses Sep 22, 2013

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    Depression Since An Infant

    i first remember feeling depressed at 2-3 weeks old .this was my second earliest memory. at about 5 years old i went through the worst sense of depression imaginable, only those who will be unfortunate enough to with stand this powerful sensation will understand me, by this...
    lillypills lillypills 51-55 Aug 3, 2012

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    Roller Coaster Of Mood

    I had Dysthymia for about five years, starting the beginning of freshman year in high school and turning into Major Depressive Disorder towards the end of my freshman year in college. In a way it was easier to have MDD because my mood is now lower, but at least constant. With...
    WisSchmidt WisSchmidt 18-21, M 1 Response Oct 4, 2010

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    A Lifetime Of Joylessness

    I didn't realize I had dysthymia until recently. I've been plagued with unhappiness and anxiety all my life but everyone just told me to buck up or laughed at me. I could function, sometimes I'd even function quite well in terms of doing well at school, but I would have bouts...
    Lynn1967 Lynn1967 46-50, F 4 Responses Jun 7, 2013

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    I'm always tired and struggle with decision

    making. It sucks and I've probably had it for a while. I hate to think how much it's probably stunted me socially and academically.
    DemonicallyPossessed DemonicallyPossessed 16-17, M 1 Response Dec 28, 2013

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    Another Day?

    I was diagnosed with dysthymia a few months ago by a psychologist. I have been dealing with feelings of emptiness, worthlessness, sadness, anger etc. for years. I was very involved in our church and community for several years and this didn't help. In fact, looking back, I...
    banker93 banker93 41-45, M Feb 3, 2013

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    Warts And All

    At 6, I was told to keep quiet At 10, I was told I was fat At 12, I was told I would never have friends At 13, I was kicked to the ground and told I was a dirty ***** At 15, I was told no matter how much make up I would wear, I would still be ugly At 17, I couldn't take it any...
    birduncaged birduncaged 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 29, 2012

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    I Have Disthymia

    First I was told that I had depression, then a personality disorder and now Disthymia. I really dont like that name. I feel really unmotivated and feel that there is no future for me. I am 29 and want to be married and have children but I dont think that I can do these things...
    rachelhouse rachelhouse 26-30 5 Responses May 19, 2011

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    Dysthymic For The Last 10 Years

    I've always had a difficult life, since the beginning. I always knew I was kinda different than the majority of people, but quite frankly, I didn't want to be that way. Since I started school at the age of 5, for 8 consecutive years I've been bullied by people at school and at...
    MrC88 MrC88 22-25, M 3 Responses Sep 3, 2012

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    I have been depressed

    for about 8-10 years (since I was REALLY young, like 9) and I was told today that I have dysthymia. I feel like I'll never be happy. I resent happy people. I don't even understand how people can be happy. I also hate myself a lot. I don't understand why anyone would want to be...
    SadKittenOnLine SadKittenOnLine 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 28

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    One More Breath

    The journey through depression is a difficult one. I have been depressed for what seems like most of my life, and while for the most part I have not let it get on top of me there have been times when it has started to overwhelm me so that as recently as four or five weeks ago I...
    CuteSexyBo CuteSexyBo 31-35, M May 14, 2013

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    Do I Have Dysthymia?

    Hello, my name is John, I'm 17 and I'm in college. I think I have Dysthymia. Ill start from the beginning, I moved from Hereford to North Yorkshire when I was 11, I left all my friends and was put in a the first year of high school. I was bullied for about 2 years and then it...
    JohnL613 JohnL613 16-17, M 2 Responses Jan 26, 2013

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    Can people who have this ever get better?

    I've been reading about it a lot and the most common answer from people who have it is: NO. Now I really feel like I'll never be happy. I feel like my life has no point. I'm in an endless grey fog with grey tinted glasses on my head forever~
    SadKittenOnLine SadKittenOnLine 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 29

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    its a form of depression.

    it never goes away and at times i have extreme severe severe depression for months or yrs at a time. then i go back to just plain depression. constantly going back and forth.
    SadisticBitch SadisticBitch 31-35, F Mar 15

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    Related Experiences

    I have had this feeling all of my life just simple things to start with such as I just knew that a car was coming around the corner (living in the mountains of Kentucky on one-lane...
    Danni1982 Danni1982 31-35, F 7 hrs ago

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    Im 23 years old i have a half sister from my father samuel bracey. All i know about my sister is her name is Heather she is 6months younger then i am so she would have been born in...
    jessicawilliamson jessicawilliamson 22-25, F 6 hrs ago

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    I can't be sure and I don't want to be sure. But I have a feeling that its true. It's a very strange story I have only told 1 person and I think they judge me because of it. I...
    whatevernobody whatevernobody 31-35, F 1 Response 5 hrs ago

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    This awful disease makes me think terrible things that I really don't want to think about then it makes me want to confess them to someone, especially if the thoughts involve them...
    somethingx3 somethingx3 31-35, M 3 hrs ago

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    i have worn lipstick lots of times when i have privacy, i just love the way it looks on my lips. my favourite colors of lipstick are red, hot pink and black, was thinking of trying...
    girlsrule2015 girlsrule2015 26-30, M 2 hrs ago

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    It's so difficult.. I am a graduate student, and I've always done well academically. But sometimes I get so consumed in self-doubt and anxiety that I have forgotten something or...
    BeautifulinElevation BeautifulinElevation 22-25, F 1 Response 1 hr ago

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    It affects my life far too much. Even in 'relaxed' situations such as going for a drink, my legs feel jelly, breathing is sometimes laboured, I'm hypervigilant and want to be near...
    Reallifeperson Reallifeperson 22-25, M 1 Response 1 hr ago

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    This actually still scares me when I think about it so maybe it's good to get it out. Two of my closest female friends knew this guy. I never really knew much about him besides...
    Bewail Bewail 22-25, F 4 Responses 1 hr ago

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    I fell from the stairs at school about one story high and knocked myself out 😓 and by the time I woke up (just now) I find my big brother going through my phone (Bruno I'm so...
    johannesc4 johannesc4 13-15, M 57 mins ago

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