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matbra

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I am looking to see how you guys feel the depression like?, how would you describe it? Could you please tell me?
Personally I feel like a dark hole where I am stuck
 
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wrote this about how depression feels

Once firmly within the suffocating grip of depression we give up trying to escape,
Breathless with stupored vigour,
it becomes clear any attempts to evade these soul consuming feelings are as futile as
distancing yourself from the soon to rot flesh wound around your core.
Grey and black replace all other colors on the pallet used to paint your world.
Blotches of monochrome gradually coat the canvas
until anything vibrant seems like a long forgotten memory.
Melancholy acts as our embryonic fluid,
we are reborn not to seek pleasure but sorrow,
an emotional ouroboros- consuming misery as it devours us whole.
 
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Depression has left me immobile before in catatonic like states where I was unable to move enough to even kill myself. it has manifested into pain before as waves of this draining feeling going over my body or radiating from my core in a pulse like fashion and I am being literal as in actual pain.
depression is not good and when serious it destroys your worthless life.
 
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For me, depression made me feel hopeless about my future and I will always think that the worst will happen. I could not sleep well at all and everyday my head swim around. Sometimes, I will feel a severe headache. I feel really suffocated but I could not even cry or express the emotion well. I feel restless and anxious all the time. I could not even process a normal or easy task without panicking. There is always thoughts of ending my life but fear of loosing life always hold me back. I feel like I am in a deep cliff or inside darkness and I see no light or the end of dark tunnel. It also left me without focus as I am not able to concentrate on one thing or one task without breaking down crying.
 
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Emptiness. Vacant.

As if my insides have been scooped out.

As if I died but am somehow still drawing breath; a ghostly shell, haunting my former life.
 
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Hi matbra, welcome to the forum. Clinical depression is horrible. A sort of darkness overwhelms you. Your mood is gloomy and you can't see much light. And you have little energy, and small things can feel large, small tasks can be hard to do. Everybody may experience it differently of course. There will be changes in sleep or appetite or both. Too much or too little. Motivation and pleasure will be much less. You will likely be irritable, easily upset, maybe crying sometimes. You can't just "pull yourself out of" clinical depression though it may subside over time. It's best to see a doctor, and meds can help for sure.
 
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The world seems like a dangerous, frightening place. You're all alone and you have no idea what to do, where to go, or who to trust. You feel empty and hopeless.
 
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Depression at its worst for me feels lonely, dark, and I can feel myself slipping deeper and deeper into darkness, nothing feels the same like I dont enjoy anything I used to, motivation is gone, I cant see a way out, every single action feels like a huge mountain that seems impossible to climb, I feel misunderstood, that nobody cares, I tend to isolate from the world
 
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To me it's like being hidden behind a dark cloud where everyone can see the sun except for me. It's feeling every bad emotion you ever experienced at once and yet you feel nothing at all. It's like there's no escape, you want it to stop but don't know how to. It's loosing interesting in everything that kept you going, like all emotions vanished at once. It's a scary, saddening feeling.
 
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