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I Suffer With Anxiety and Depression

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 1 Response Nov 16, 2013

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    Im 14. And just diagnosed with psychotic depression in November. Cant seem to recover. I have been hospitalized 3 times for it
    Effys Effys 13-15, F 6 days ago

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    I'm on 2 anxiety pills, ativan and cloraz dipot... have been on ativan (lorazepm) about 10yrs now, around the same dosage the entire time so it's not doing sh*t for me anymore...
    becarae becarae 26-30, F 2 hrs ago

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    So here I am in a foreign country with no way to escape or have some time on my own. This probably sounds a little weird so let me explain. This year being 21 and officially an...
    21stCenturyEtiquette 21stCenturyEtiquette 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 14

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    The discomfort is constant all the time, I wish I had therapy every day. It's an hour it get to spend with someone who acts like they understand and care.
    foreversadsam foreversadsam 26-30, F Jul 20

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    I get really embarrassed when I get anxiety or panic attacks in school because the people might think there is something wrong with me. And that sets off more anxiety. I always cry...
    Isismeow1 Isismeow1 13-15, F 2 Responses Jul 11

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    Bipolar depression is 25% worse than unipolar depression. That is a powerful medical truth. Any depression layered with suicidal ideation and lethargy and unending sadness is not...
    wiseprotector wiseprotector 41-45, M 1 Response Jul 14

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    I have an anxiety attack nearly every time I brush my teeth because this one time in my 10th grade global business class we were discussing name brands and why we buy them and my...
    Persephone94 Persephone94 18-21, F Jul 18

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    I was riding the bus the other day with my cousin when we witnessed angry old man accusing a young of stealing his phone charger. The young man had no idea why the old man was...
    Mulhollandrive Mulhollandrive 26-30, F Jul 9

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    I don't really know if I can call this living anymore. I don't have a social life, and my depression makes me feel like I'm drowning in my own emotions. The only break in the...
    LoserLibs LoserLibs 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 6

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    You never get over depression it's like alcoholism. I take one day at a time. I have learned a few tricks to keep the monster at bay but nothing works forever.
    TroyPaladin TroyPaladin 36-40, M Jul 22

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    My boyfriend says I have a chicken brain, Im haddicaped and I'm an ugly *****. I really don't think I deserve all that I never do anything harmless. I said why don't you just love...
    Anna85xo Anna85xo 26-30, F 3 Responses Jul 4

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    Hello, I have been diagnosed with GAD, panic disorder and depression, I was put on Remeron 60mg and Ativan 2.5 mg per night for the past 7 months. I am weaning off of the Ativan...
    ak2914 ak2914 22-25, F Jul 11

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    I'm really depressed. I don't know what to do. I'm starting to feel suicidal again. Work isn't cheating me up anymore. I'm actually getting tired of it. I'm so antsy right now and...
    KimTin33 KimTin33 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 19

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    Today's been a bad day for anxiety 😔
    nottobevelealed nottobevelealed 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 12

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    I want your love, yet I can't receive it. You tell me I'm beautiful, but don't believe it. I become someone else when I am with you. I need to be alone so I can find myself again...
    Mulhollandrive Mulhollandrive 26-30, F Jul 20

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    i feel dark and ugly and dead dirty and disgusting everyday is a fight for my life im so fricken depressed i want to off myself as well i cant stand how i feel nothuing is fun...
    hannahabbie hannahabbie 46-50, F Jul 4

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    My wife has terrible ppd. It's our third child and I'm stuck dealing with all three kids and trying to make a living. Often all she wants to do is sleep or medicate herself.
    jthor jthor 36-40, M Jul 14

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    I was recently diagnosed with BPD and feel overwhelmed with both joy and sadness. I feel joy for finally having a name for what's affecting me, but also of course sad because of...
    MysteriousKitty MysteriousKitty 26-30, F 2 Responses Jul 16

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    Last night in a state of hypo mania, I slept with my ex boyfriend who I don't want anything to do with and have no respect for. He is the most loving and validating man I ever...
    Mulhollandrive Mulhollandrive 26-30, F Jul 20

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    Sometimes I feel like just killing something. That's how I would start my autobiography. I try to be a person an actual human being but humans are selfish, and I disgust myself not...
    dominicwiddop dominicwiddop 18-21, M Jul 20

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    I am three people. I am an innocent child, I am an angry teenage victim and I am a women who is also a victim of these children. I'm the authority figure who is responsible for...
    Mulhollandrive Mulhollandrive 26-30, F Jul 20

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    I myself smoke cigarettes and marijuana. I'm so empty that I can't seem to quit either one. It got me thinking; is there anyone out there tonight that has BPD who doesn't self...
    Mulhollandrive Mulhollandrive 26-30, F 1 Response Jul 21

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    Is there anyone out there with bpd who feels completely disconnected from God?
    Mulhollandrive Mulhollandrive 26-30, F 2 Responses Jul 21

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    EloquentGraffiti1 EloquentGraffiti1 16-17, F 1 Response 29 mins ago

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    The pain is like a knife, piercing all the way through, burning and melting like magma away inside of me, I just want it to go away! It's spreads like poison... Sometimes, I'm...
    Mimi94x Mimi94x 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 7

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    This is why am____________ __
    scottishbigguy scottishbigguy 22-25, M Jul 12

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