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I Suffer With Anxiety and Depression

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    There Have Been Bad Days

    and i will proabally always have them.but thanks to all my freinds,i`ll get through them.i`ll still be standing when the dust settels.and i`ll use my experience to try and help others.the road has been dark,without any light at all,but i`m still standing.
    ghostofmyself ghostofmyself 36-40 Mar 28, 2009

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    Cracking Christmas

    things are always getting better im so happy now with how far ive come i remeber bein on fb and looking at everyone elses profiles n bein so jealous of what they were doin n how they looked but now im enough for me i dnt care wiether they look better than me r havin a better tym...
    lyndsayh111 lyndsayh111 16-17, F Dec 27, 2012

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    Happy Days

    i am so happy now things are going so well my conversational skills are brilliant n i cant keep my chin up high enough but its took so much work to get here so all the pain anxiety was wroth it enough though it was a total waste of time im happy with the effort i put into my...
    lyndsayh111 lyndsayh111 16-17, F Dec 13, 2012

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    Depression is many different factors

    for me that are all bundled up into one big mess. I feel like I am drowning and everyone is watching but no one knows I'm actually drowning. My Mom always tries to cheer me up and screams at me when things don't go her way, or when she likes something about me and I change it...
    sassysarah98 sassysarah98 16-17, F 1 Response Nov 24

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    Up Down All Around

    had a parent teacher meeeting n i thought everything that they were goia say was bad they said im gona pass n get a A in spanish and B in eng well if i put in the work. its just hard to sit down n revise cut im constantly puttin myself down so durin revisin i thinkin its too...
    lyndsayh111 lyndsayh111 16-17, F Nov 14, 2012

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    Whenever I am sad (which is all the time) I

    feel like I'm worthless and then I start coming up with ideas on how to kill my self. And basically the only reason I'm here is because of my only friend. I'm not here cause of family...they always put me down and hit me and idk what to do any more. And that's why I have...
    music5 music5 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 8

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    My Depression and anxiety

    """""""""""""""""""""""" Is this caused by the longing to do the below but feeling unable to do so? Feeling a pull so strong that it has begun to consume me as I'm not acting upon the pull, not listening to my soul...
    Wildfocus Wildfocus 31-35, M 1 Response Sep 1

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    Mainly Depression

    I have suffered from depression for the better part of the last 15 years of my life. I have tried to overcome it, but it always finds me again, dragging me back to the dark recesses of my mind. If ever a good time in my life came along, it would ambush me, depriving me of the joy...
    Mencrytoo Mencrytoo 46-50, M 1 Response Oct 19, 2012

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    diagnosed in 1997 and still not found a cure -

    pills didn't work, talking therapy has been exhausted, new age therapies didn't really work or I couldn't afford to keep them going - life's a ***** then you die it seems ;-/
    queerinthehead queerinthehead 41-45, M Aug 17

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    High Then Low

    my confidence has increased so much from where it was i remeber being so sacred of putting down my hair and going to the shop and talking or getting to know people but now i can do all them things which is amazing but i guess im not happy because im not on the same confidence...
    lyndsayh111 lyndsayh111 16-17, F Nov 8, 2012

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    The human skin can be hard to live in.

    .. Which is why most of us tear it open. Talk? Someone...
    Elliemaex Elliemaex 18-21, F Jul 7

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    School

    im doin great the only thing that is annoyin is how much it interferes with my schoolwork but if im goin to do hw it taks me hours but i put in my best effort so thats ok. i always get streessed out as i have exams in a few weeks and it tryin to learn everything but i know il do...
    lyndsayh111 lyndsayh111 16-17, F Nov 20, 2012

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    Everyday Anxiet Part 2

    i have deceide to wrie part 2 of this story to show myself and others how far i have come. also in an attempt to increase my flutuating confidence. read part 1 then two. home: i definately still have fear in me but it has greatly decreased, now going down the driveway i walk...
    lyndsayh111 lyndsayh111 16-17, F Nov 8, 2012

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    Tonight is going to be

    yet another night when I can't even think about sleeping until a stupid time because as long as I don't sleep then it's not tomorrow (does that make sense?). I'm really struggling with just being at school right now, never mind classes. I have counselling tomorrow so I have to...
    MarniBear MarniBear 16-17, F 2 Responses Sep 22

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    Can I Make Things Even Better

    I have been trying to face my fears, do the best thing for me and share my feelings and ask for help. its definately made a difference but sometimes the buzz is gone as i dont know what do in order to get it up all i mainly think about is others' expectations which should be...
    lyndsayh111 lyndsayh111 16-17, F Oct 24, 2012

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    A Start To My Story

    I started getting panic attacks early, I was 14. Even at discos before then I had minor ones that disabled me and left me running home to my mother. My parents divorced wen I was 6 and I still find it as hard as ever to cope with. Having to go from one house to the other and...
    BeeKay20 BeeKay20 18-21, F Nov 16, 2013

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    Bipolar, depression, de-personalisation,

    anxiety, stress; all words used in this modern world to describe unhappiness..what if these weren't psychological conditions but the mind saying that it's not content living this way, maybe mankind shouldn't be living like this. Perhaps we have moved so far in one direction that...
    Wildfocus Wildfocus 31-35, M Sep 1

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    Learning How To Cope

    Out of nowhere your heart starts to beat extremely fast, so fast you can hear it from inside your body. Your mind begins to race with negative thoughts, you find it hard to breathe, your body temperature rises and you begin to feel light headed. For me, my mouth gets really dry...
    january71 january71 46-50, F 1 Response Nov 16, 2013

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    Depressions Happy Ending

    If you were to actually see, I would seem like I have a perfect life. My parents are still together and they do not fight. I am not abused. I do not do drug and I have quite a few friends. This seems all great, but I am a very odd child. I see things different and I do things...
    Dahlias13roses Dahlias13roses 16-17, F 3 Responses Aug 12, 2009

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    Depression due to society.

    Anxiety due to seroquel.
    OddlyScintilating OddlyScintilating 46-50, M Nov 15

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    Getting Bettter

    well things are definatly getting beetter ive come so far from were in was i usted to be someone who put there head down all the time iwas so sacred 24/7 it was horrible i just didnt want to live it was so ahrd but now everyday is a blessing a opportunity to do better but the...
    lyndsayh111 lyndsayh111 16-17, F Nov 26, 2012

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    Maintainin Improvin

    things are goin well im off school so i hve mre tym to get my head around things ive gt a eng lit test cmin up so il do a bit everyday n cover all the work ive dne so far this year last nyt ive startyed to get over my obession cus im ready now to let go even in 1 dAay ive made...
    lyndsayh111 lyndsayh111 16-17, F Dec 20, 2012

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    Severe...

    ...they're not, thank God, but I've been there and back ever since my father and stepmother turned on me at the age of four. 1958 turned out - along with many others - not to be a good year for me.
    eleanorssong eleanorssong 56-60, F Sep 27, 2012

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    New Year

    pretty happy right now now its time to think of new years resolutions mine are to work harder to school and to maintain my re;lationships because i dont wanna hve any regrets at the end of august when i get my results il want to be happy with wat i get but if i dnt get good in...
    lyndsayh111 lyndsayh111 16-17, F Jan 1, 2013

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    Dealing

    I deal with my anxiety and depression and I have my many friends to thank. Although I do not know of any of them having a EP account. This is for you. You are so amazing and I thank you guys so much. I also want to point out one of my best guy friends, whom I confided my nearing...
    singwithyourheart1331 singwithyourheart1331 16-17, F Dec 30, 2008

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    Depression is when you don't really care about

    anything. Anxiety is when you too much about everything. Having both is just torture. Having both is staying in bed because you don't want to go to school & then panicking because you don't want to fail. Having both is wanting to go see your friends because you don't want to...
    spookyclair spookyclair 13-15, F 1 Response Apr 26

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    Onehappygirl is the username I chose.

    They say that you can speak into existence & maybe then I will be happy one day & not just happy for an hour or a day, but for life. I'm so sick of having the high periods when i'm happy and excited and then something happens & I crash with anxiety & depression again. I'm so...
    onehappygirl onehappygirl 26-30, F 2 Responses Jul 7

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    The pain courses through her with every beat of

    her heart, Each step, each breath. Excruciating. A noose fastened tightly around her neck, it drags her through life. Suffocating, piercing her skin, she bleeds out the anguish and ugliness that of which consumes her. Each pulse and scream, the bursting of a vein. Such feeling...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Apr 23

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    So, I was diagnosed with depression

    and anxiety in December of 2013. I knew I had had it for long before being diagnosed with it, I was just so scared to tell people how I felt. I always had something/someone to blame. Of course these things I blamed my depression and anxiety on were contributors, I kept pushing...
    atlrauhlin atlrauhlin 16-17, F May 6

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    Related Experiences

    Not a day goes by that I don't suffer from anxiety. Mine is more related to a fear of being sick. It's nice though to know I'm not by myself. Not in a selfish was. just spent a...
    lucycain2808 lucycain2808 22-25, F 2 Responses Nov 29

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    The best article I've read about depression yet!!! What I Wish People Knew about Depression By Therese J. Borchard Associate Editor robin-williamsSomeone recently asked me to...
    heavenlyskyflower heavenlyskyflower 31-35, F 2 Responses Nov 30

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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...
    ZigNamaste ZigNamaste 41-45, M 1 Response 7 hrs ago

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    I've had depression all my life. Pretty much since the very young age of 9-10 yearsold. It's had its ups and downs. What I mean is, I was able to get it to a manageable level but...
    Machan94 Machan94 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 26

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    "Suffering"? No, not really. Clinically depressed, but never feel it. It doesn't make sense. These stupid humans do know what the **** they are talking about.
    JezebelWhitman JezebelWhitman 16-17, F a week ago

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    I am so anxious and stressed out, I have no idea how to control this awful feeling. What do I do? I mean, how do you all deal with feeling like there are a million butterflies in...
    JubeJube1231 JubeJube1231 18-21, F Dec 7

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    I feel like I was meant to commit suicide eventually. I really don't have anything to live for. My family is a mess, I hardly talk to people so it's not like anyone would really...
    skyemairin skyemairin 16-17, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I do , i hate having anxiety people tell me that im crasy and they dont know wat im going thru . They tell me that i dont have symptoms from my anxiety ,
    paola93 paola93 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 21

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    Whenever I feel free of them, they come back. Today, I felt incredibly good to start with, which is quite rare. Usually I'm operating at around 90% physically and mentally at best...
    Reallifeperson Reallifeperson 22-25, M 2 Responses Nov 27

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    am 40 had good parents, stable family good early education, no socialization though (small parochial school) history of alcoholism in the family dad came from broken home he swore...
    stumblin stumblin 41-45, M Dec 1

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    it's am 2:41 now..i still up i feel anxiety...and lonely as hell. i am all alone. PM me..
    juryandrews juryandrews 31-35, F 1 Response Dec 3

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    I was winning. My lovely and I fought it away, its been at bay for two years, minus the inevitable relapse. This isn't relapse. I fought my depression by personifying it into a...
    TwentyTwoReasons TwentyTwoReasons 18-21, M a week ago

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    I battle depression and agoraphobia.
    msmemyself msmemyself 56-60, F Dec 1

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    My life has reached a point where nothing makes me happy any more. My life is miserable. I know I am better off than people who don't have a home, or food to eat but that isn't the...
    cobainkurt cobainkurt 16-17, F 1 Response Dec 5

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    I finally told my beat friend of 6 years about my depression.. There's a reason she's my best friend. She cares so much
    Asi15 Asi15 16-17, M Dec 9

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    Does anyone have any tips on how to stop a panic attack with out meds ... I'm trying to control them with out taking anything
    roseanne00 roseanne00 36-40, F 5 Responses Nov 21

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    it'd be great to make friends with someone who is like me
    oliviatt oliviatt 16-17, F Nov 23

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    Day two of vit d vit b6 vit c with zinc magnesium omega 3 capsules and suntheanine feeling calm and relaxed so far so good
    xshilx xshilx 41-45, F Nov 26

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    I've been diagnosed with this for about 2 years. My moods are low and today I am really feeling it. My therapist let me down by cancelling our first appointment. I know she was...
    SpiritualBunny SpiritualBunny 22-25, F 2 Responses Nov 28

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    I don't know where to start this off, but I'll just first say that I can't do anything remarkable. I'm not special. I'm not good at anything. I'm just ordinary. I try so hard to...
    torr62 torr62 13-15, F 1 Response a week ago