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I Suffer From Chronic Depression

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 1 Response Jun 17, 2013

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    Things were going pretty well

    for a couple of months. At least to the point where I could fake it. Now I'm in that **** pit again. 4 days to Christmas, day 8 of stomach flu. I don't even want to celebrate. I'm only participating because of my kids. I miss drinking on the holidays. I can't do that now, but I...
    ZigNamaste ZigNamaste 41-45, M 3 Responses Dec 21, 2014

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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 2 Responses Aug 14, 2013

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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 2 Responses Sep 16, 2014

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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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    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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    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 3 Responses Apr 28, 2008

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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 2 Responses May 9, 2012

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    :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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    Related Experiences

    Hi! I've been married for 16 yrs to a man who has suffered chronic pain for 32yrs of his 44yrs of life. We now have 2 children 8 and almost 5. There are days like today I want to...
    mariahswind mariahswind 36-40, F 1 Response Dec 31, 2014

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    I'm not sure what to do anymore. My husband has two slipped discs and sciatica and I'm slowly losing patience and compassion for him. We have been married for almost 10 years and...
    freckledlady freckledlady 31-35, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    Do you ever get tired of being the cheerleader? Most of the time my husband is a happy go lucky guy, despite his chronic pain, but sometimes he gets in these Debbie downer moods...
    lovewillkeepus2gether lovewillkeepus2gether 36-40, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    Joy, joy! I am soooo happy today! Not. Life stinks. I hate depression soooooooooo freaking much.
    DrPepperFanatic97 DrPepperFanatic97 16-17, F 2 Responses Dec 28, 2014

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    If I had one wish; I would wish for everyone to have a good life. To not have to worry about paying their next bill, or to go out or stay in, or to deal with any negatively...
    torr62 torr62 13-15, F 1 Response Jan 1

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    I hate when people think I'm faking or am a baby when I'm in pain all the time. I'm a wrestler and pain is normal but that doesn't make it hurtles. Non wrestlers cannot understand...
    soccer4life777 soccer4life777 16-17, F 3 Responses Dec 30, 2014

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    back spasms as well as body spasms and some headaches at times
    lovelinessbathes lovelinessbathes 31-35, M Jan 1

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    Hey all.. I have been having really bad nerve pain in both of my legs.. It getting worse and I'm worried.. :(
    horneybear79912 horneybear79912 36-40, M 5 days ago

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    My Husband fell 8 feet onto a concrete floor injuring his neck as well as his upper and lower back. that was 3 and 1 2 years ago. ever since he can't get around as well as he...
    AiymaSnikies AiymaSnikies 22-25, F 3 Responses 4 days ago

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    I really need a friend or someone to vent to right now :(
    lanadorkhas lanadorkhas 16-17, F 3 Responses Dec 26, 2014

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    I can't tell if my medications aren't working anymore or if it's just something that's going to pass soon. I'm scared to feel like I did before. 2 years out of school already, I...
    lanadorkhas lanadorkhas 16-17, F Dec 27, 2014

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    My dream is to prove everyone wrong. My goal is for everyone's eyes to be wide open with their expressions on their faces full of surprise and their mouths wide open. I'll...
    torr62 torr62 13-15, F 1 Response Jan 4

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    its terrible to suffer from anxiety and depression....i have social phobia and a huge depression.
    dragonshine dragonshine 22-25, T 2 Responses Jan 14

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    I don't know how to explain how I am currently feeling. I suffer from OCD and depression but I have never felt quite so bad in my life. I feel as if I am surrounded by blackness. I...
    nathancrofton nathancrofton 18-21, M Dec 31, 2014

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    This is a pretty sensitive topic for me to talk about, a few days ago i realized that i need all the help i can get. I feel like i started daydreaming when i moved here and people...
    jennixlo jennixlo 16-17, F 1 day ago

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    Every since i was very small ive suffered from migraines ! They cause my right eye to swell completly shut and sometimes ive even passed out ! I feel one comming on ... I wouldnt...
    dizzyupthegirl1 dizzyupthegirl1 31-35, F Jan 1

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    Panic attacks and agoraphobia are the worst things ever. This has really hindered my life. . Anyone else suffer from panic attacks? What awful symptoms and after-symptoms do you...
    EmiKuma EmiKuma 18-21, F 4 Responses Jan 7

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    Hi I'm In my early 30's and I have suffered from HS since 1997. It started in my armpits in which I had a surgery to remove my sweat glands in 2000. I had no more problems under...
    SocialButterfly1980 SocialButterfly1980 31-35, F Jan 8

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    And its getting worse, I know people are going through the same thing I am but well.... I made my own fantasy world and I go to it every day its mostly involves anime because I...
    pinkkitten100 pinkkitten100 13-15, F 3 Responses Jan 9

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    Important notice: Don't take anything of what you read here as medical advice. I'm not a doctor, but simply a person affected by this thing since almost when I was born, so all...
    mat4 mat4 18-21, M Jan 10

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    Not too long ago, I read my first article on maladaptive daydreaming and immediately realized that it was the "quirk" in my brain that I'd never exactly found a fitting term for...
    shemeantyonoharm991 shemeantyonoharm991 22-25, F Jan 1

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    A time before I was truly depressed, I was worried about depression. I thought I was happy, bubbly, I liked living. Those moments where I would stare in the bathroom mirror with an...
    BridieNM BridieNM 13-15, F Jan 1

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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 6 days ago

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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...
    whatevestbh whatevestbh 16-17, F 5 days ago

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