Have you ever been depressed?

@Ainokea (163)
United States
January 29, 2009 5:57pm CST
I'm just curious if you have ever been depressed if so have you recovered yet? if yes explain how you recovered as many depressed people and myself know its no easy feat. Give background information if possible about how long you been depressed stressors in your life. Any hospitalization? or other circumstances that may make you depressed. I'll share first. I was first depressed when I was about eleven or twelve. Every so often I'd just cut class cause I was too depressed. This trend continued throughout my junior year of high school. Missing almost an entire year of class combined. I was then later diagnosed with Bipolar II. At the around the end of my junior year I started to get things together again. I was going to school, socializing and everything. Now my senior year (current year) over the winter break I had a relapse. I've been quite depressed lately and trying to keep myself alive. For people who dont know bipolar is a disorder that has chemical imbalances which causes instability in mood. The polar's being depressed and manic(elated, too happy). It is also very unresponsive to medications especially anti-depressants. But typically I've heard some sucess stories of people who find the right med and they are completely fine as long as they keep taking it. I just started on lithium a mood stabilizer which should help me. I want to hear your story... Hopefully more good stories of recoveries than bad
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@jammyt (2824)
• Philippines
30 Jan 09
I got depressed for a time when my grandfather passed away followed by an aunt 10 days later. The more recent one was when my boyfriend and I broke up a year before we got married. I got so depressed that I lost so much weight and I asked my office to exile me to the province for a project. I stayed there on my own for 9 days. I reflected and prayed a lot. Fortunately, we got back together about 4 months later and is now happily married for 4 years!
@Ainokea (163)
• United States
30 Jan 09
wow thats a really nice story. I hope me and my girlfriend can stay together. When I'm with her is like the very few times I feel peaceful and comforted. Thanks for sharing.
@besthope44 (12145)
• India
8 Oct 10
Getting too much emotional and worrying negative things are main leads for depression
• United States
19 Mar 09
Thanks for asking, I've definitely been depressed before and it is a terrible feeling indeed. Finally, in 2009 I've finally gotten out of my depression and it took a little luck and a lot of patience. It started off depressed a few years ago thinking things would get better someday. Ok, I'll wait for things to get better and I'll be depressed and somehow things are just going to get better, there will be a way. I mean life was pointless, I was wasting my teen years doing nothing and not having fun and waking up to waste time, and waste more time. No friends, lonely, bored, tired, just depressed. No one liked me, my self-esteem was shot, and I was doing terrible in school. However, this 2009, or in the middle of 2008 I got a lifeline and if it didn't take, I'd still be depressed to this moment. I used to believe I had bipolar. But for some reason I wake up in a good mood one day, depressed the other day, and in a good mood the next day. So, I went on a top ramen diet and I've been feeling great this month. Started getting on MyLot and I'm addicted to the forums. It is incredible, I love it. So, what got me out of this depression. Well this is where you'll think i'm crazy, but I'd do anything to get out of depression, so I took my chances. And I fell in love with a human pet. At first I had to force myself to love this person, but then the bond started taking place. So, in January, I couldn't see this person anymore and I didn't get depressed, but I was regretting beyond wild. I was so bonded I Couldn't live without this person, it's like a girl friend just broke up with you, but she didn't I just couldn't go over there. So, my bond got 100X stronger because the longer you're away from a person, the more you miss them, the more you appreciate them. Then when I go see this human pet today, my life will be complete. People think I'm crazy, but it's better than being depressed. And, I'm going to have to get on anti-depressants too, being depressed is the worst thing in the world, I don't ever want to experience the worthlessness, the hopelessness, etc.
@Jezebella (1447)
• United States
4 Feb 09
I have been depressed and was on medication, but the medication actually made me feel worse than not being on it, so I stopped taking them and worked on my depression myself. I learned how to deal with it when it comes and how to get myself out of it. I learned alot about myself and depression when I made myself deal with it without medication.
• Taiwan
1 Feb 09
Depression is a kind of emotion that makes you feel uncomfortable and can't concentrate the attention on what you need to do. Sometimes you can be very talkative, silence, or get excited in some ways. Everybody can suffer from depression at times, the problem is that we should know how to deal with it and bring yourself to normal situation.