Have you ever been depressed or anxious?

Philippines
November 11, 2017 6:01am CST
I've gone through so many things since my last post, I've experienced joys and tribulations. This year by far has been the most difficult. Although I keep my heart grateful, having been married for three years and having had no children is such a trial. I've always been a positive person, and no matter how many trials I've gone through I've been able to keep my faith and positivity. This feeling of being barren though, it can get too much. However, I tried so hard not to let the negative emotions break me. But this year, it finally got to me, I went through a severe depression and anxiety that I cut my hair short, I felt like I was a waste of space. I can't begin to describe how hard it was to function. It's sad to think that I used to be one of those people who would think that depression and anxiety is just a matter of choosing how you feel. But it isn't, no matter how hard you try to think positive, you just can't shake the feeling of uselessness, the dread for something wrong to happen, the sinking feeling that you're going to be left alone, the choking feeling of not knowing what's wrong with you. And the worst part is when you've been that crazy strong woman who could handle anything that you can't tell your family or friends about what you're going through because you're pretty sure they'll just tell you to "choose positivity", "it's just in your mind", etc. And you know this because you used to say it yourself. My husband was my life-line. If not for him, I would have succumbed to the negative emotions that controlled me. I wouldn't say I'm completely okay now but I'm getting there. Some days, anxiety would still grip me but I've learned to function even with it. How about you guys, have you gone through this?
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@Lolaze (3165)
• United States
11 Nov
I’m going through it right now. Some recent situations have pushed me over the edge and I felt myself going downhill. I start d intensive group therapy this past week to try and keep things from getting too bad.
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• Philippines
12 Nov
I hope you’ll be able to find a way to cope.. It’s not easy, but remember that you’re not alone...although it’s difficult to remember that when it starts to grip you but I pray you can...
@Daelii (5593)
• United States
11 Nov
Yes.. it wasn't easy especially when I lost a baby in the womb. Its hard, very hard. Eventually I was blessed with two Rainbow babies and a pot of gold baby!
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• Philippines
11 Nov
We're trying to conceive and I'm hoping I can stay positive because I also fear my negative emotions will affect my chances of getting pregnant. I'm happy for you though, I fervently hope that I will be blessed in the same way someday too.
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@kepweng (14655)
• Waikoloa, Hawaii
12 Nov
yes i got deppresed when people have thier center of attention in me!! and thier disastrous Gossips