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I Used to Battle Depression

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    I stopped taking meds over six months ago, and I haven't felt the need for pharmaceutical support. The experience of tapering off the meds was just as much an effort as finally realizing that I needed help with depression. It was physically painful. But since this...
    anisagonige anisagonige 22-25, F Feb 3, 2009

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    CAR Accident

    AFTER MY CAR ACCIDENT, DID'NT REALLY KNOW HOW I WAS GOING TO COME TO TERMS WITH WHAT HAD HAPPENED TO ME. BATTLED FOR ALONG PERIOD ABOUT 8 YEARS TRYING TO REPAIR THE DAMAGE I HAD DONE TO MYSELF, NOT FOR CAUSING MY ACCIDENT BUT FOR BEING IN THE WRONG PLACE AT THAT TIME. REALISED...
    MEGAVIC2 MEGAVIC2 26-30, M 1 Response Aug 31, 2009

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    I Used To Battle Depression

    Battle depression,I used to,No more,I’ve changed,Got a grip,I’m in charge,Not depression!
    lazycrazybasket lazycrazybasket 46-50, M Nov 25, 2011

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    I'm Thinking Half-full...

    It's been a few months since I've stopped taking any medications at all, and I seem to have suffered very little for it.  I don't know if it is because of the changes that are happening in my life, or if it is just a temporary 'calm' before a major storm, but my days of...
    zenandi zenandi 31-35, M 3 Responses Jan 12, 2008

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    Life wasn't easy during my late teen years.

    I grew up in a toxic environment, my father was abusive, and my family had literally rejected me after they found out I was an atheist. My childhood was not the worst possible scenario, but it was still awful. This led me into a year of depression where I was alone and broken...
    LaurenJFisher LaurenJFisher 22-25 1 Response Dec 9, 2013

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    Related Experiences

    I confess...I battle Depression. And it truly is a battle...each and every day. My mind is at war with itself and I just keep on losing. The pieces that made me are slowly being...
    HopefullRomantic HopefullRomantic 22-25, F 4 Responses 6 days ago

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    i like saying " I Battle Depression " better than saying " I suffer from Depression " or " i have depression ". this is because i'm a fighter. i'm a soldier fighting the enemy. i...
    xxxalyssabrownxxx xxxalyssabrownxxx 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 11

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    I used to battle depression
    Emomonkey5000 Emomonkey5000 13-15, M Aug 13

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    So sad to hear Robin Williams lost the battle to depression. We all are familiar with the dark tunnel of depression. Sometimes it feels like we will never see the light. I wish...
    dynamic71 dynamic71 41-45, M 1 Response Aug 11

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    On a somewhat more positive note, I wanted to share my response to someone on another "I battle depression" post that I wrote. I THINK, in my opinion, Depression is a brain trying...
    Dayzdreamer Dayzdreamer 26-30, F Aug 8

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    i can remember the day i first experienced severe depression very clearly . i was 10 years old . being mixed race , i did not belong with any group (im latina and filipina) . noone...
    Chulazon Chulazon 31-35, F 1 day ago

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    In my freetime I like to pick up fights with depression. I think the uppercut really hurt him but he's like a really short asian guy? He keeps dodging my moves. Yesterday he...
    Marcnificent Marcnificent 18-21, M 1 Response Aug 2

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    I don't battle depression anymore it's more like a battle i have already lost i have been considering ending it but every time i do i think of my family and the suffering it would...
    mickey8701 mickey8701 22-25 4 Responses Aug 6

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    So theres a long story of mine.. i dont think u guys will read it.. its pretty long.. Yea I battle depression, I fake, I hide, I don't really tell my problem to other ppl, all they...
    BunnyCoral BunnyCoral 18-21, F 6 Responses Jul 22

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    My life has been very difficult for me lately. I battle depression and it mostly caused by this economy. I would like to reach out to anyone else thats struggling right now and let...
    gonzalesjon1990 gonzalesjon1990 22-25, M 2 Responses Aug 7

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    Yes, I battle depression. Along with my boyfriend. He is an insomniac with depression and bipolar. We have had very difficult days where he scared me. We live together so we are...
    nal1802 nal1802 22-25, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    ive battled depression and anxiety for 4 years now. actually diagnosed as severe disorders as well as ocd adhd bipolar disorders
    DaugherOfSun DaugherOfSun 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 24

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    I battle depression. I get anxiety attacks.. I feel like it's my time..
    jenifersantos jenifersantos 16-17, F 3 Responses Jul 28

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    I battle depression on a daily basis.
    singleparent1 singleparent1 36-40, F 3 Responses Aug 3

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    I've battled depression since eighth grade. I'm now a senior in high school. I want my senior year to be different but it won't. This is the hardest year so far and I can't handle...
    blahlahblah599 blahlahblah599 16-17, F 9 Responses Aug 5

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    I dont battle depression. However, my close friend does. He will often say that no one cares about him when Ive always been there to support and listen to him. He says stupid...
    Kayleighpie Kayleighpie 16-17, F 3 Responses Aug 13

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    Hey guys. Yes I battle depression and yea it sucks and no I'm not looking for attention because I actually have it and if anyone needs someone to talk to if they get a really bad...
    TheShutout TheShutout 16-17, M 6 days ago

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    Here I am... Battleing depression. Praying for the god above to take my life. No one to talk to unless they get played to talk to me. No friends, no family. Just people that say...
    lostunit lostunit 26-30, M 7 Responses 6 days ago

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    Well... I can't get back to sleep... And after reading some sad post and able to relate them to me, it makes me think... Was my soul purpose on this world to be a Ginny pig for...
    lostunit lostunit 26-30, M 2 Responses 7 hrs ago

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    Every day.. I struggle.. Some days are easier than others... I battle many things.. Depression.. Self esteem.... Shyness... Being honest and open.. And more... Im trying to not be...
    sunpea sunpea 36-40, F 2 Responses 3 hrs ago

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    6 hrs of sleep and I'm drifting again My chest is killing me, my heart rate is fast... And I never used anything to fall asleep with last night other than a little bit of spice...
    lostunit lostunit 26-30, M 1 Response 8 hrs ago

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    The thought of suicide makes me happy. All the pain and suffering just wiped away. Thanks to anxiety im too scared to do it. Depression will make your life hell and make you want...
    DifferentOutsider DifferentOutsider 22-25, M 2 Responses 14 hrs ago

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    A little background information. Ever since I was about 9-11ish (20 now) I started getting these feelings of depression and suicidal thoughts, I never really thought anything about...
    milnerr milnerr 18-21, M 1 Response 2 hrs ago

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    I can say that Im strong enough to fight my depression. It's not that easy to still try to manage to go to school despite of being so much depressed. I know I can do so much better...
    Spencer024 Spencer024 22-25, F 1 hr ago

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    ~*~ I battled this for YEARS - as in most of my adolescent/adult life. This is how I got a handle on it and got my life back. *I'm taking the time to write this out - hoping that...
    JusDifferent JusDifferent 41-45, F 3 Responses Jul 23

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    From the perspective of a long term survivor of depression. .. I don't think it every fully leaves, we just get better at dealing. Each time we survive we are that little bit...
    Diabo1ique Diabo1ique 70+ 3 Responses Jul 23

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    To Medicate - or Not. I hope my story & experience can help someone else that is struggling with Anxiety and Depression and is worried about taking medication. I think I have...
    ALynn007 ALynn007 22-25, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    "Depression is a song". This is what I've been hearing lately, and variations thereupon of the same quote: It's sad that it takes Robin Williams' death to start a dialogue about...
    Lov3intheasylum Lov3intheasylum 31-35, F Aug 13

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    This is more an answer to somebody asking about alternative things to help depressions besides the meds.. I read the post this morning, and I cannot find the post to reply.. anyway...
    valeMar valeMar 41-45 1 Response 2 days ago

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    I am losing my battle. Over the past few months, the depression has become overwhelming. I used to be able to put on a face and a front to the world. It has failed me. I can do...
    Maritmus Maritmus 31-35, F 4 Responses Jul 24

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    It's Time. " If there's one good thing that could possibly come out of Robin Williams' death -- and I know it seems impossible to think that anything good could come out of it...
    underconstruction underconstruction 41-45, F 7 Responses a week ago

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    I may not ever "beat" depression, but the battle is easier now. Suicidal thoughts have been gone almost entirely. I've only had one episode in the last three years. The dark skies...
    Twichl Twichl 18-21, F 4 Responses 4 days ago

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    I had another story up on here about when I was molested, but then decided if I am going to make a habit of posting my life stories on here, that story is not the one I want to be...
    Shellback1992 Shellback1992 41-45, M 3 Responses 2 days ago

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    I've had both for the longest time. My psychiatrist put me on a new anti depressant called Effexor 75 mgs. And I've been on soooooo many anti depressants since I was 13. Prozac...
    UnstableSammi UnstableSammi 22-25, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    I just read about Robin William and it very sad knowing that I have same issue that he has. Except the drug, I don't do the drug. I'm fun, humble, smile, that only surrounded by...
    colonaileen colonaileen 26-30, F 1 Response Aug 13

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    I've been battling depression for about 2 years now. My mood plummeted quickly when I stopped eating. I have always been introverted and hard on myself but after the weight loss, I...
    mwdot mwdot 18-21, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    Well, it's been 13 months since my depression took over my life, moving my life from barely getting by to being unable to go outside...unable to have a job...unable to look other...
    airisfleeting airisfleeting 22-25, M 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    Lesson #1: It is NOT your fault So many posting here with such palpable emotional pain. I can relate to this from painful personal experience over many decades. I've gained...
    gwyon gwyon 51-55 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    Personal Lesson #2: "Ultimately, it is up to me to scratch and climb and claw my way out of this hole." (These are lessons I've learned that have helped me through. I'm not a...
    gwyon gwyon 51-55 2 Responses 21 hrs ago

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    I need to get help. I used to get panic attacks to the point I couldn't stand up multiple times a day every day. I had it under control but I just started a new job and it is...
    peggyjolleen peggyjolleen 22-25, F 6 days ago

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    What do you do When what you want is too far Do you cross the line and create a new scar What happens when it's too hard of a game To ruin yourself and stare at the remains When...
    nicolelynn33 nicolelynn33 18-21, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    They have found something wrong with my spine around my neck area. He had me do another MRI this morning on my neck to get a better look at what he has found., which he believes is...
    Bobbyjeanc Bobbyjeanc 61-65, T 2 Responses Jul 24

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