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I Suffer From Chronic Depression

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 209 People

    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    :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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    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 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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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

    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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    Depression is like a huge storm cloud, no matter how far you think you've gone, that cloud will catch up. :(
    whyusteens whyusteens 13-15, F 4 days ago

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    I am 25 and struggling with having so much pain. It started 4 years ago. I have been to doctors. I've been on every meds. nothing is working and I have become worthless. I cannot...
    ultralord9000 ultralord9000 22-25, F 1 Response Feb 15

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    My disabled husband is getting a power chair next week. We're trying to get a ramp built so he can go outside. My cousin was supposed to come over today and build it. Instead he...
    kmgg kmgg 31-35, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    I been in my home for 2 weeks waiting on doctors to call me due to my pain in my hip on my right side. Yesterday after I turned off my TV I went to my terminal to do some laundry...
    Davie50 Davie50 51-55, M 1 Response a week ago

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    I had RF ablation yesterday on my neck and all I can say is wow. I had a meltdown in the office before we even started & probably should have just walked out. I felt all the...
    Genesis922 Genesis922 41-45, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    Deppression is kicking my ***
    HalfVenti HalfVenti 13-15, F 1 day ago

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    I dont know when someone can say that they HAVE suffered from it, when the worst is over, when you feel great (even though it can sneak back at you.). I, suffer from depression, i...
    Soldottern Soldottern 18-21, F Feb 9

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    iam suffering from maladaptive daydreaming since I was a child I didn't notice until now because I enjoy it iam always alone have no friends only anime character but now I have to...
    whiterose2 whiterose2 22-25, F 2 Responses Feb 13

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    Do any of you succeed in reducing the amount and intensity of daydreams? If so please share because I've had enough of it. Today i googled 'constant daydreaming' and found out...
    Tomster111 Tomster111 26-30, M 1 Response Feb 20

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    I don't suffer from Maladaptive-daydreaming; if anything I'm lost without it... I've had it since I was 11 years old. I love daydreaming, I love spacing out living a perfect life...
    SadlySafeeee SadlySafeeee 13-15 1 Response Feb 21

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    When I'm with my family it always happens I need to get away from here. It's so negative and poisonous. It's not healthy for me to be here. They are a major part of what I think...
    Anthony0210 Anthony0210 31-35, M 1 Response 5 days ago

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    Good morning, or is it? I must admit this weather is really getting to me. Waking up to the same routine for days on end... working hard to stay positive. Enjoy the "down" time...
    ExistsinHOPE ExistsinHOPE 51-55, F Feb 9

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    Today I went too the doctors. She told me I have anxiety and depression. I believe that is true. I have too be in a place alone too feel better about myself.
    Justadarkhole Justadarkhole 22-25, M Feb 11

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    depression is like the wrecking ball and your like the wall it hits and hits to knock you over ..pushs u over the edge..honestly.
    sparksfly545 sparksfly545 13-15, F Feb 16

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    I used to have hyperthyroidism and struggled with heat and sweat, winter and windy weather was my only favorite time, now after having my thyroid under control and I rarely ever...
    52hell 52hell 26-30, F Feb 2

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    I've tried running away from all of my problems to a new state. They caught me before I left town
    04emmalove14 04emmalove14 22-25, F Feb 16

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    I dont feel myself anymore. Ive bren stressed out and always thinkin bout negatives and what bothers me for like 2 months from now and that made me so stressed out. Now imcrying...
    dakingkong dakingkong 18-21, F 2 days ago

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    The Psychologist suggested that my MD ( they didn't have that name for it back then) served a purpose for me or else I would have given it up long ago. She said it was common in...
    spaceyrick spaceyrick 56-60, M Feb 21

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    My pain hurts. :( I woke up and the whole left side of my skull was aching. I turned over to my right side and heard an unfamiliar pop in my jaw. It was the first time I've woken...
    adianoeta adianoeta 26-30, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    Throughout this past year I have been suffering with abdominal/pelvic/and vaginal pain. All tests conducted so far normal/negative and don't know what to do with myself...
    EIPHNH EIPHNH 31-35, F Feb 9

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    I am having difficulties putting my husbands different personas into one. See, he can be quite normal, or even great; mostly around other people and at work. He is funny, charming...
    Dini00 Dini00 31-35, F Feb 19

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    I don't suffer any more not sure if I grew out of it or not just know that it has not happened in quite sometime. My oldest has drops epilepsy and I often wonder if they are not...
    space4rent space4rent 36-40, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    Tonight I tearfully discovered the term Maladaptive Daydreaming. I'm 44 years old and have wasted most of my life's potential locked up in my bedroom. I've hidden it from my...
    444EEEE 444EEEE 41-45, F 5 Responses Feb 9

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    For a good seven years now I've been grinding my teeth in my sleep. Last night, I wore a custom mouth guard from the dentist instead of the store-bought ones that I'd given up on...
    adianoeta adianoeta 26-30, F 1 Response