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I Suffer From Chronic Depression

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    I Feel It Coming Again

    I've been doing so well.  I haven't had a real depressive episode for a while.  I've had depressed hours in the day, or at most 1 day, but they were getting less & less.  Lately, though, they have been coming more frequent and lasting a bit longer.  I don...
    darlene darlene 41-45, F 2 Responses Oct 16, 2007

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    14 years and still learning

    I've been chronically depressed for the last 14 years, I try to make the best of it, at times I am successful, other times, not so much. But I hear that is normal. I remember the first time I truly felt depressed I was 9 years old. It didn't make any sense to me. I had a family...
    ImustbeSTRONG ImustbeSTRONG 22-25, F 1 Response May 9, 2012

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    Sertraline

    Sertraline is wonderful stuff! I don't need to tell you what depression is like, I'm sure you know. The sense of numbness, hopelessness, worthlessness, helplessness. The want to tear out your hair, to scratch your scalp until it bleeds, to drag a razor across your skin just to...
    jupiterjumper jupiterjumper 16-17, F 1 Response Aug 14, 2013

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    The Fall

    Im forever falling in and out of depression fighting with myself over things that I can't change nothing ever stats the same with me I wish I could just shut down an sleep for a few years and see what happens
    leofender leofender 18-21, T 3 Responses May 6, 2012

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    New Research Regarding Depression

    H ello all, I am a fellow depressive. I am a pretty motivated person, so I did a lot of research on my own because the doctors didn't really help me all that much. 8 years later, I got it figured out. Now, I just wanna make sure that everyone else knows what I know...
    UV4D UV4D 26-30 2 Responses Apr 28, 2008

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    I Have For So Long....

    I have been suffering from Chronic depression for so long. I am getting to the point where I feel like I am going to be dealing with this forever. I have been suffering from depression for so ******* long, I feel like I am never going to get a break from it. I have tried so much...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Aug 23, 2009

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    Depression

    Depression runs in my family, grandma had it, mom has it, big sister has it. When I was young I was I was in denial about having it, but oh I do. I feel hopeless, and helpless, though some days are better than others, they all are sad. The depression has gotten worse with age. I...
    beccakitty beccakitty 18-21 Jun 17, 2013

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    What A Revelation.

    I have been on the medical merry-go-round for several years trying to find out what is wrong with me, apart from obvious medical conditions. I now finally understand that I am suffering from Chronic Depression and have been for a long time. I believe the onset was in my teenage...
    samtandar samtandar 61-65 Nov 19, 2013

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    Combat Veteran With Ptsd

    The VA has me on so much medication for a variety of thing i.e. sleep,… It is something that I have had to learn to deal with. I have been in the VA post traumatic stress disorder 16 week program. They teach you how to deal with it on a day-to-day basis and how to deal with...
    HightlightBear HightlightBear 41-45, M 8 Responses Feb 21, 2012

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    Depression Is My Only Friend....

    I have been suffering from Chronic Depression for a long time now. I have been dealing with it for longer than I even want to admit. Growing up, I was never really happy. So it could be that I was born depressed, who really knows. I don't want to live my life depressed. I...
    deleted deleted 26-30 6 Responses Aug 28, 2009

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    Something Has To Change

    it seems like no matter what i do i always end up just feeling sad again... the loss of interest is so overwhelming..i dont want to do anything anymore. i dont have the energy. some days are worse than others..im either sad as usual, depressed, or im having a rare moment of...
    foamborn foamborn 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 3, 2010

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    Fighting Hard

     I’m middle aged, separated, no kids, unemployed and alone in a foreign land. I regret for not trying hard to fix my relationship with my husband in the early stage of the marriage and now he finally gave up after only 3 years of marriage. I lost the only person I love and...
    emptyroom emptyroom 36-40 5 Responses Mar 19, 2011

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    Most Of My Life

    It doesn't last for ever but it always come back for whatever reason.I latch on to the memories that have brought smiles to my face but I they aren't always enough.I just wish it would go away and never return.
    KindaCrazy KindaCrazy 18-21, F 2 Responses Oct 15, 2010

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    Chronic

    Chronic - long lasting and enduring, long suffering Enduring - unceasing Unceasing - continuing forever or indefinitely   Sometimes things just seem hopeless.
    vivalagloria vivalagloria 22-25, F Sep 8, 2008

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    Nobody Understands Me

    I never wanted to admit that I'm suffering from depression.My psychiatrist recently told me that I suffer from chronic depression. I don't know what to do. I've been suffering for as long as I can remember. I'm scared of everything and everyone except my parents has left me. I'm...
    giri2raj giri2raj 22-25 3 Responses Nov 3, 2010

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    :s

      Snapshot Report Worry about Judgment of Others  67 When you experience a setback or problem in your life, one of the issues on your mind is what other people will think. You may believe that others take pleasure in...
    Kristin137 Kristin137 16-17, F 1 Response Feb 2, 2010

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    On a Plane / Apr 05, 2001

    Do you ever get that eery sense that the best of you is going to waste, yet all you can do is sit there straining to get a better view of the ongoing carnage that is your life. I mean, you are not getting any younger, especially any younger looking, and your brain cells are...
    CopperCoil CopperCoil 36-40, M 13 Responses Jul 24, 2008

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    Am I Going to Be Like This Forever?

    I'm tired of fighting the depression all the time.  It drains me of all my energy.  Just when I think things are going well, SLAM, I hit a wall.  The Dr adds a new med to the cocktail & it works for a while then it seems to go away. I'm disgusted just...
    darlene darlene 41-45, F 12 Responses Aug 31, 2007

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    Labelled

    I didn't really know that it was that bad or really what depression was for that matter i guess. My mom told me that I would have to move out of the house if I kept up the way I was. The next morning she accused me of being depressed and made me stop talking to my boyfriend. That...
    allIeverwas allIeverwas 18-21, F Nov 4, 2012

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    I am pain. I feel useless.

    Worthless. I feel like my bright potential was unrealized and is forever gone. My chances are all used up. My troubles have become a mountain. Why am I still here going through the motions? I feel like a ghost that doesn't know he's been long dead.
    ToughEddie ToughEddie 36-40, M a week ago

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    It's Back

    So I'm going to see my GP tomorow. I've been suffering from depression since four months now. This is my third wave, as I call it. The first wave was when I was about eightteen years old, the second wave is three years ago when I was twenty-three. I've taken antidepressants...
    whitedonkey whitedonkey 26-30 Aug 10, 2008

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    I Feel Almost Empty...

    im afraid to be completely honest with you all because of the lack of greatess or minimum good in my life. i guess all i can do is share and let u decide what you will about it. either way i have been judged all my life for things i dont understand and why they could be my fault...
    ghostanimals ghostanimals 22-25, F Jan 5, 2010

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    I Suffered I Talked I Found

    I am a manic depressive. Dreams lost as are hopes. “there is nothing lost me for, near the end just set me”. The round into the chamber, what strength I have had is gone, machines are my only friends, **** the slide and set the round in the chamber. Pull pull pull pull pull...
    LordNothing LordNothing 26-30, M 1 Response Jul 2, 2011

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    Related Experiences

    I need to say something. Please realize when you tell a depressed person (who actually suffers from true depression), that "things will get better" or "you have people that care...
    Jpeavey Jpeavey 41-45, M 9 Responses Aug 27

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    In the past four years, I've had two work-related back injuries and one serious car crash. Without prescription medication, there isn't much I can do without suffering from pain. I...
    Jononymous Jononymous 26-30, M Aug 25

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    Hello, this is my first ever post. I found this site as I was researching what to do about the chaos in my marriage and the excruciatingly quick turn of events that I have caused...
    strugglinglove strugglinglove 31-35, M 1 Response Sep 4

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    I will be having a cervical (neck) steroid epidural on the 18th for my chronic neck pain. Then on the 22nd I will be having my the carpal tunnel release surgery on my left hand...
    Harley53 Harley53 56-60, F 1 Response Sep 10

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    Hello and so grateful to know I'm not alone. My husband had a hernia surgery about two and a half years ago and was diagnosed with chronic pain last year. The stories on this site...
    pressingon314 pressingon314 26-30, F 3 Responses 6 days ago

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    I had the botox treatment 10 days ago and the severity of the migraines have greatly lessened. I'm thankful for that! The confusion and forgetfulness (amnesia like symptoms from...
    sjmckstan sjmckstan 36-40, F Sep 12

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    My botox for migraines treatment was 2 days ago. It almost didn't happen because the price went up to $1,800 per treatnent. But it did and I have been exhausted ever since. I...
    sjmckstan sjmckstan 36-40, F Sep 5

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    Well, I am sick and tired of hiding and pretending it isn't there... It started out as back pain that won't go away with basic procedures. And I thought after the months went by...
    4NeonFun 4NeonFun 16-17, F 1 Response Aug 26

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    Hey I just found this site. It sounds cliche but I thought I was alone. My man has 5 discs out had surgery and was paralyzed for three months after. We have only been together for...
    Onlythelonelt Onlythelonelt 26-30, F 1 Response Sep 10

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    I hate this...ill be fine and then ill just be extremely depressed. I just feel numb and invisible. Tomorrow i have school and im ignored..the people who i thought were my friends...
    BabyGirlAtHeart BabyGirlAtHeart 13-15, F 2 Responses Sep 14

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    Forgotten memories Gliding, flying and soaring I was willfully free. I stand still Fettered,shackled and smothered Like a caged bird. Invisibly tethered Wings, feet and arms...
    greycells greycells 36-40, F Aug 26

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    I made the mistake of going for a run around town in my electric chair on a day with the weather front moving in. (it just started raining). It made for an extreme pain day.
    zeroOut zeroOut 56-60, M Sep 4

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    many days it is very hard to act happy and be positive. f'ing hurts and pain pills do very little. any one else?
    Willy987654 Willy987654 51-55, M a week ago

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    Ive had headaches since i was little. No scan or medication ever worked. The only relief i have found was after visiting a chiropractor and finding out my horrible posture has...
    mawniegirl mawniegirl 26-30, F 6 days ago

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    I smoke pot to help calm me down. I hate it when I have none. It irritates me. I would rather smoke pot then take Xanax or Zoloft forever
    Jackiebh Jackiebh 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 24

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    I can't help what I do but I try so hard... I've stopped eating.... I can feel my stomic eating it's self away I'm cutting more I've cut 30 times in less then an hour in one day I...
    IcedOverHeart IcedOverHeart 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 27

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    And I feel it can't be fixed. I stopped taking my medicine because it didn't do ****. Stopped going to all my psychologist because they also didn't help. Maybe I just can't be...
    blossomingMe blossomingMe 18-21, F Sep 14

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    Every day of my life i get random episodes where i have to put on cheerful music to help me get out of a funk
    jesikahluv jesikahluv 18-21, F a week ago

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    Well .. It started last year .. The guy I love the most has left me,, before I knew him .. I never experienced love .. But everything changed when I knew he was the one.. He...
    MemeyoBK MemeyoBK 13-15, F 3 Responses 4 days ago

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    Finally after years of suffering from debilitating depression, anxiety, panic attacks, flash backs, nightmares & living all day everyday with that terrible sense of dread in the...
    LunaGypsy LunaGypsy 31-35, F Aug 26

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    I have a friend suffering from depression but never talks about it and thinks that he doesn't need help. He cuts himself, his "hobby" is doing drugs and he thinks he's ok. I want...
    MistressAlexandraDark MistressAlexandraDark 18-21, F Aug 24

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    why are so many females are suffer from loneliness and depression ?
    ShakeWellBeforeUse ShakeWellBeforeUse 26-30, M 1 Response Aug 27

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    I suffer from depression for 3 years now. The past 2 years I pushed my best friends away in a sec, I showed a lot of hatred towards my family, my respect was 0%, my goals were not...
    nkbbb nkbbb 18-21, F Sep 8

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    I suffer from Pteronarcophobia (Fear of Flies) In fact, I suffer a fear of most flying insects. However, flies and wasps are by far the worst. When I was a child, I caught a scene...
    Foreigntraveller Foreigntraveller 22-25, M 1 Response Sep 10

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    Since middle school and before entering high school, this problem has caused me a lot of social pains. I have trouble socializing, even having conversations. My school grades...
    OperaG OperaG 16-17, F 3 Responses Sep 1

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    I have suffered from Body Dysmorphic Disorder for 11 years. I am at my lowest point and feel completely exhausted and depressed. My two biggest concerns include my skin and hair. I...
    ShyRach ShyRach 22-25, F 2 Responses Aug 29

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    I Suffer From Sleep Apnoea and sleep with a cpap machine with a full mask. I had Sleep Apnoea for 4 year now.
    blackcat055 blackcat055 41-45, M