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I Suffer From Chronic Depression

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 229 People

    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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    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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    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.
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Sep 16, 2014

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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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    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 22-25, F 2 Responses Oct 15, 2010

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    I have suffered from depression

    for most of my life, no matter how my life is actually going. I have a wonderful husband and three kids who mean the world to me. Nothing externally is "wrong" and yet it seems I can't shake the depression even with their support. I am managing my depression. I do not engage in...
    lauren71 lauren71 41-45, F Jan 6

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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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    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...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jun 16, 2015

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Is it just me? Cuz Facebook depresses the ****

    outta me seeing people my age and that I know having parties and chilling with friends and significant others and I'm just sitting here watching tv ****
    cameroncampbell cameroncampbell 18-21, M 1 Response May 16, 2015

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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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    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 9 Responses Feb 21, 2012

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    i haven't taken my meds

    for a few days. (I've just been really busy) today i am super emotional, wish i could do things to better myself & my family but feel powerless to do so bc i can't be superwoman & do it all. wish i didn't have to be at work today. wish i had a special fwb to cuddle with and a...
    Platana2100 Platana2100 31-35, F Mar 6, 2015

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    And it really sucks. At the same time I'm also depressed. It's like God hates me...
    TheMadHatterWasHere TheMadHatterWasHere 18-21, F 3 Responses 6 hrs ago

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    when i tell people i have bad anxiety and stress, they always ask what ive got to be stressed about.. no one has any understanding or empathy. i envy people who go about their...
    Madz121285 Madz121285 26-30, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    Lately my dp has been decreasing and easier to handle. It's still not completely gone though and I still do have dp/dr attacks from time to time.
    tubbycat1234 tubbycat1234 16-17, F 1 day ago

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    You know you've hit depression when: - you know deep down inside you will be ok but you still feel awful. - you know people love you but it doesn't feel like they do. - you know...
    AngelicHalo AngelicHalo 36-40, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    I want to run away from life and hide, but no matter where I go the demons are always there pulling me into the pit of despair.
    nevets68 nevets68 46-50, M 1 Response 2 days ago

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    I've had pain and problems with my hips and back from when I was a teenager in about early high school. It wasn't too bad back then as I could manage my daily life with a few...
    GoldenHeart69 GoldenHeart69 22-25, F 2 days ago

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    I've been looking for a group like this for a while. My wife suffers from chronic pain due to Chari Malformation and other issues in her back and neck. Chronic pain has been a part...
    scummins1964 scummins1964 51-55, M 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    For at my lowest of low, I found my humanity. From the pits of my hell, I saw the world from a fresh perspective. Though I may wonder what might've been, I'll be forever grateful...
    RogueLogic2 RogueLogic2 26-30, F 4 Responses 4 days ago

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    I have been trying to ignore my depression but i feel like im breaking
    MusicalGirl24 MusicalGirl24 13-15, F 5 days ago

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    I have been married twice and I'm in a wheelchair so I don't like being alone in the dark so when I have to wait for the bus to go home from either Work or the collegeX have a...
    me0883 me0883 22-25, M 5 days ago

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    I' feel like i need to write this out.Ive had maladaptive daydreaming since I was 5 years old.And no I'm 20. I don't know what caused it,but I think it's because when I was young I...
    skyy23 skyy23 18-21, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    my husband tells me that I don't understand it, I "don't get it"...everything he has to go through....but I do. I do get it, because although I don't endure physical pain I endure...
    jennymmay jennymmay 31-35, F 4 Responses 6 days ago

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    Quitting MDD - my story Hi friends! I posted about quitting MDD a couple months ago and just wanted to give everyone an update and offer whatever help I can. I have been...
    BuddhistAddict BuddhistAddict 26-30 1 Response Feb 4

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    Depression Fighting to live is a serious thing. Sometimes I wish it was alcoholism because then your depression would be numbed. I have been going through what I call a tunnel of...
    milizbeth milizbeth 46-50, F 1 Response Feb 4

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    This is my story. I've been a constant Daydreamer since I was born. As a kid my family would catch me daydreaming and make fun of me, if they were in a good mood. But it was also...
    slothtolerance slothtolerance 26-30 1 Response Feb 4

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    I go through it all the time. It hurts. It turns my world black, sometimes for days that feel like they will never end. I have taken meds before which just make my head feel wrong...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Feb 2

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