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I Suffer From Depression Anxiety Disorder

Depression causes Anxiety, Anxiety causes Depression...it's an endless circle.... 161 People

    What Do I Do?

    I recently admitted to myself that I suffer from depression and anxiety. I have already been to see my doctor and the first thing she did was offer me antidepressants. Honestly, the thought of taking medication scares me especially because of the side effects. I have been going...
    SAD81 SAD81 26-30, F 2 Responses Sep 4, 2009

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    Depressed For No Reason.

    Nothing is really going wrong I'm just depressed.  I don't wanna do anything, I just sit in my apartment and either play video games or sleep.  I'm depressed enough to stop living, but too bored to kill myself.  I just feel like my life is a television...
    Beastweaver Beastweaver 41-45, M 3 Responses Jul 5, 2009

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    What Do I Do?

    I recently admitted to myself that I suffer from depression and anxiety. I have already been to see my doctor and the first thing she did was offer me antidepressants. Honestly, the thought of taking medication scares me especially because of the side effects. I have been going...
    SAD81 SAD81 26-30, F 3 Responses Sep 4, 2009

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    Its An Endless Cycle....

    Just like MyBodySux put it when she put in the title, it is an endless cycle. I am dealing with Depression, and Anxiety. I feel like I can never get a break from any of it. When I am really depressed I seem to become more anxicious about things, and that just makes me more...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses May 30, 2009

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    Why Dont People Understand Me

    i suffer from depression and anxiety,i switch off and close down and feel the world is on my shoulders,people keep telling me to go on anti deprerents,but i think it would be better to speak to a councillor,can anyone give me any contacts for free counciling
    sweetness37 sweetness37 36-40 1 Response Mar 17, 2011

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    Trying To Keep The Anxiety Down

    I'm having problems tonight. I have anxiety sitting in my chest and stomach. I know that I shouldn't be doing this to myself but I can't help it. I really don't have control over it. People keep telling me, "just take a deep breath". Sorry to break it you people BUT IT DOESN...
    Daddysproperty Daddysproperty 31-35, F 1 Response Nov 20, 2012

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    I Don't Care

    i dont care that i dont care, but i do care a bit about not caring about not caring - but maybe i do feel sorry for the people whos efforts are wasted on me.
    hartleybroken hartleybroken 22-25, F 2 Responses Jul 6, 2010

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    I've Just Realised The Root Of It All

    I've suffered from this since the break up of my first boyfriend when I was 20. Since then, every time a relationship has ended, I've plunged into the darkness again. Even the possiblility of a break up can trigger it. I'm currently having problems in my relationship at the...
    Vanilla31 Vanilla31 31-35, F 3 Responses Jan 20, 2010

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    It Only Gets Worse

    I have suffered with anxiety and depression since before I was in middle school. Since it first began it has gotten 100 times worse. It has been at its worst lately. My grandma was diagnosed with cancer around two months ago, and ever since then there has been a hateful fued...
    Nankurunaisa Nankurunaisa 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 21, 2011

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    But If We Are Wise...

    Here's hoping for a brighter tomorrow. Here's hoping for that routine promise of everything just “falling into place”. That everything really does happen for a reason and that people can be honest. Here's hoping that you really do learn from your mistakes. Here's to...
    megalegaloo megalegaloo 22-25, F Feb 19, 2013

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    Disorders

    Well it seems like everything makes me feel bad I can be happy laughing with my friends or with my family then it hit me like I pile of bricks I feel alone I want to cry and die . Then I stop talking and I get jealous easy I feel like everyone that tells me they love me are lying...
    DanielleOwensA95 DanielleOwensA95 18-21, F Sep 8, 2013

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    Support Me?

    My heart literally aches. I didn't know that that was possible. As I sit here typing, I am feeling actual pain in my chest. Things are just too out of control for me right now and I so badly want to just end it all, but I can't. So here I am. I'm here using what little...
    megalegaloo megalegaloo 22-25, F 2 Responses Mar 26, 2013

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    Confusion

    I feel depressed and don't know why. I haven't told anyone. I don't want them to worry. God knows I do. I'm not sure if it's stress, or my parents not being home a lot, my little bro spending so much time on the computer, or what, but I do know that it sucks. And it is causing me...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Dec 31, 2010

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    My depression isn't so severe.

    I can get by my days, slowly and in a fog but surely I can pass each day and breathe. I see my days only in black and white. Yet I know that you should live each day as if it were your last- which I used to. Every moment, every day, I made the effort. Now, all my energy goes...
    Recklessjuliet13 Recklessjuliet13 22-25, F 1 Response Jan 6, 2014

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    A Note To My Cousin I Will Share With You, The Depressed And Anxious. We All Share In These Words.

    So wonderful to hear from you. My mood has also been like a silly ball. It's been a very hard time recently. Changed my meds. Have severe nauseau. Trying to cope with that. Will begin new meds today. I was going to write you yesterday, a document I was creating in my head in...
    mdg1 mdg1 41-45, M Sep 8, 2011

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    You Can'T Always Get What You Want

    Speaking with others can be so significant. It can be warming. It can be deteriorating. But today it was good. We can't count on others and that's the cold hard truth. People would like to commend themselves for their commitment to another soul but in the grand scheme of things...
    megalegaloo megalegaloo 22-25, F 1 Response Feb 19, 2013

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    I'm having an anxiety attack right now

    because I have to clean the kitchen. Imagine your kitchen and then imagine the dirtiest its ever been times ten but added to dead insects, and dog poop. The whole house is basically like this except for my room. My mom decided she was going to have 14 dogs all living in our...
    TheBellaBubbles TheBellaBubbles 18-21, F Nov 5, 2014

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    To Feel Alive Again

    I painted my nails the other day. What a big step for me; to plan, to prepare, to follow through. Such a feeling has become foreign to me over these past few months, but now? Now my nails are painted. That’s one step closer to being me…again.
    megalegaloo megalegaloo 22-25, F Feb 22, 2013

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    When The One Who Should Understand Doesn't

    My whole life, my dad has been the person I've admired most in my life. He is, in fact, my favorite person in this whole great world. With this kind of connection, you would think that he would be my Go-To for all of the challenges in my life, or at least this is what I've always...
    megalegaloo megalegaloo 22-25, F 1 Response Feb 10, 2013

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    Bleh

     I remember when my friend was telling me about her depression for the first time... i remember thinking to myself... just snap out of it and get your **** together... Then i was diagnosed with it myself in 07... and i thought to myself... wow... now i understand. now i know...
    LonelyTrail LonelyTrail 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 5, 2009

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    How I Made It Through Another Day.

    It’s been months of misery. Of no one understanding, and honestly not many people trying. I don’t know how long I’ve dealt with depression itself, but I can tell you when the suicidal thoughts had become such a regular occurrence: September 2012. School had just started and...
    megalegaloo megalegaloo 22-25, F 3 Responses Feb 9, 2013

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    My Past Won'T Leave Me Alone

    I used to be a happy, carefree person..then life happened..as a child at 6 years old,I witnessed my father beat my mother..this is the first memory I have..thankfully, they divorced, and I have only seen my father about 5 times since.. I am now 43. At 9 and 10 years old, I was...
    clover316 clover316 41-45, F 1 Response Mar 26, 2013

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    Related Experiences

    I have to take a semester off of school at my university due to my generalized anxiety disorder. It really upsets me since i finally had my life established there, i have great...
    catbills catbills 18-21, M 1 Response 4 hrs ago

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    At least that is how they diagnosed me. However I do not seem to fit the stereotype, I do not have panic attacks or anything of that sort. Actually I am unusually calm and...
    TheCrazyMothMan TheCrazyMothMan 26-30, M 19 hrs ago

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    I've always suffered from constipation. I've tried various kinds of fibers and laxatives over the years. It's been five weeks since my last bowl movement nothing seems to help. I'm...
    Sweetheart4792 Sweetheart4792 22-25, F 22 hrs ago

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    A great TED talk video in conquering your fears so you can have the life you want by an astronaut who went blind in space: http://www.ted.com/talks...
    LoveIsWithinYou LoveIsWithinYou 26-30, M 1 day ago

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    Seems like all I do is worry about things I cant control, and that I have no need worrying about. Anxiety really sucks.
    KaylaCherie KaylaCherie 13-15, F 3 days ago

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    The worst anxiety is from phone calls... I never answer the phone... and if I have to make an important call I have trouble sleeping the night before. Not too troublesome now that...
    Salarymen Salarymen 16-17, F 3 Responses 3 days ago

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    I get anxiety just from sending people emails. It gets so bad that when I was doing a project with my group (I'm doing online study), I couldn't bring out what I was thinking...
    aarigel aarigel 18-21, F 3 days ago

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    Sometimes I just want to curl up in a ball and sleep all day, but responsibility calls to me
    srakp srakp 41-45, F 3 days ago

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    She has been suffering from this neuro disease for almost 2 years now. We've now hit a roadblock. As an only child, I am almost about to give up. We are short on funds and it's...
    Pugggles Pugggles 22-25 1 Response 3 days ago

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    Idk what life is anymore, I don't feel the need to be here. The only thing keeping me from killing myself is just fear, I'm a coward. If I wasn't afraid, I'd be dead already...
    kaylynx kaylynx 16-17, F 5 Responses 5 days ago

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    I think it's been a bit over 5 years, but that depends on when I should count that it started. It esentially started with a semi-trauma. Maybe a bit before that but holy damn did...
    bluecupcakes bluecupcakes 18-21, F 3 Responses a week ago

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    more than one. this isn't something I like to think of as a way of being sick. you know? I just don't like the term "mental illness" it bothers me more than my own ******* illness...
    itllkillme itllkillme 18-21, F a week ago

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    I started cutting myself again tonight feeling like everyone close to me is playing mind games with me trying to tell me how f#%ked up I am. I feel so alone and deserted. I feel so...
    UlyanaPauls UlyanaPauls 22-25, F 4 Responses a week ago

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    Well I did it again.... I fought with my boyfriend and my head is screaming just stop just stop don't break it off he loves you just stop but I can't stop. I ******* can't I'm...
    xoxoFireyIcexoxo xoxoFireyIcexoxo 26-30, F 1 Response Jul 25

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    I wouldn't say I suffer from this. I actually quite like this, and my parents are encouraging me to think of it as a good thing. At first my parents didn't believe me when I told...
    kayshep kayshep 16-17, F 2 Responses Jul 25

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    I suffer from Bi Polar depression. When I was first diagnosed with depression, they diagnosed me with chronic depression which is depression caused by the fact that somebody wants...
    AnyExperience AnyExperience 13-15, F Jul 24

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    Really bad night tonight. I always knew I was a complete **** up but I suppose eventually all I can do is shrug my shoulders and accept it. In some weird way I wouldn't even know...
    Tuva Tuva 31-35, M 4 Responses Jul 24

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    People need to understand that mentally ill people didn't ask to be sick. We've just been hurt for so long that it just eventually changed us into what we have become.
    nathanieljlaw nathanieljlaw 18-21, M Jul 23

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    All these years, I've never quite known what my escapism was until recently. Is it normal? Is it a disorder? Am I mentally ill? Is it common? What is normal? Well to me, in...
    Tamikles Tamikles 26-30, F Jul 22

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    Everyone thought I was happy. Now that they know im not they try to help. They cant help me anymore. They shouldn't even try.
    brokenfeelings brokenfeelings 18-21, F Jul 22

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    Im always being judge by people because i have anxiety and major depressive disorder. People who don't go through this is always the first to judge me. I just want somebody to...
    bigmamajoe bigmamajoe 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 21

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