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Mood Swings

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  • Posted By: poppy123
  • February 21, 2009
  • 01:50 AM

I posted here yesterday but I can't see it so I apologise if you have already seen this.

I am having terrible mood swings. I am normally calm and happy. I will be going about my day and suddenly lose it. I throw things and so badly want to hit someone. I look after children. I had to leave one screaming the other day (they were ok just cranky) and had to leave the room because I thought I might hurt them. I have looked after children for many years. Its never been a problem.

My outbursts only last a couple of minutes then I am over it. It stops as quickly as it starts. I tremble afterwards. I scare myself. I feel like I have no control over it.

This has only been happening for about a month. I've always had a quick temper. But I am getting upset over things that dont matter.

I had a holiday for a week thinking maybe I was just stressed but it didn't help.

I dont think I'm depressed though money is an issue. I looked up symptoms of bi-polar but I dont have the highs to go with it. I do go through days of being so tired I can hardly get out of bed though. I fall asleep on the lounge a lot. I had my son 18months ago so it shouldn't be post-natal depression either.

Whats wrong with me? I will see my doctor next month. I'll need to talk to my husband first. I dont want him to think I'm crazy.

I also had blood tests done at the doctors a couple of months ago as I have low iron problems normally. Tests for iron, b12, thyroid and blood sugars were fine.

Thankyou sooooo much to anyone that can give me any advice.

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  • Get copies of your test results and make sure you know your B12 levels...a "normal" range is between 200-1100. You can have B12 deficiency and still be in the low range of normal. Look at this test closely and if your level is near or below 500 I would suspect you may be deficient. You could also just try a trial run of Jarrow's methylB12 1000mcg and see if this helps your mood. You will know fairly quickly after taking this (I noticed within an hour!)...it is safe to take as you just urinate out what you don't need. The reason I mention this is that I have had similar swings in the past and they are just awful. I had a very difficult delivery and recovery with my last child (she just turned 4) and was anemic. I started taking methyl B12 lozenges and the first thing I noticed was my irritability and mood swinging improved dramatically. I really noticed a difference. How much water are you drinking daily? Pure water? Do you drink caffeinated sodas or coffee? Candida overload can also cause mood swings...google this for info and see if it fits. Often people with candida overload can also have yeast infections, uti's, sinus problems, mood swings, migraines, menstrual issues, skin problems, and more. Lastly, are you taking birth control or on any other meds in the past year? Best wishesDOM
    acuann 3080 Replies
    • February 21, 2009
    • 03:21 AM
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  • I have an issue called chronic fatigue syndrome and have mood swings like that over sometimes minor things. The reason I do is often cause Im tired and hence then get overwhelmed easily, (I also have hormonal issues). You said you are tired and the cause of that needs to be found out. Tiredness alone may be causing your mood swings. MANY things can cause tiredness and also mood swings. You may be vitamin D deficient.. or may have something like sleep apnea .. or maybe you have something hormonal going on. You need to see your doctor and have more things tested.
    taniaaust1 2267 Replies
    • February 21, 2009
    • 10:54 AM
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  • Thanks so much for all the ideas. Will ask my doctor about my b12 levels when i see him in a couple of weeks. I'm vegetarian and dont eat much dairy either so its a definate possibility. Do you need a pescription for the Jarrows meds? The water I drink is plain filtered water. I always make sure I drink enough. I dont really drink anything else except milk and milo occasionally. I looked up candida but was confused by it all. Not sure if it really fitted.No birth control or any other meds. I have been taking Elivit (pregnancy vitamins) to get ready to become pregnant again. Though I've only taken 1 month out of the 3 I need beforehand. I was wondering if it may be a hormone imbalance. I forgot to mention too that my skin especially around my chin has been breaking out like crazy. I asked my husband if I seemed more moody than normal and he said I wasn't so I must be just feeling it. Thanks again for the suggestions.
    poppy123 1 Replies
    • February 22, 2009
    • 11:27 AM
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  • Thanks so much for all the ideas. Will ask my doctor about my b12 levels when i see him in a couple of weeks. I'm vegetarian and dont eat much dairy either so its a definate possibility. Do you need a pescription for the Jarrows meds? The water I drink is plain filtered water. I always make sure I drink enough. I dont really drink anything else except milk and milo occasionally. I looked up candida but was confused by it all. Not sure if it really fitted. No birth control or any other meds. I have been taking Elivit (pregnancy vitamins) to get ready to become pregnant again. Though I've only taken 1 month out of the 3 I need beforehand. I was wondering if it may be a hormone imbalance. I forgot to mention too that my skin especially around my chin has been breaking out like crazy. I asked my husband if I seemed more moody than normal and he said I wasn't so I must be just feeling it. Thanks again for the suggestions. A vegetarian or vegan diet does not supply enough B12...Jarrow's Methyl B12 1000mcg lozenges can be bought online for about 6 bucks at www.vitacost.com. I highly recommend this. If it will help you will know from just a week's worth of taking it. I noticed after taking my first lozenge. I think this is definitely worth trying. Jarrow's B Right is also a good idea as it has other B vitamins, including B6 and folic acid. 800 mcg of folic acid is a must if you are trying to become pregnant again. These products are the best rated B12 from the misdiagnosis thread, as recommended by Freddd, who posts there often. Stay away from cyanocobalamin B12, a more inferior and potentially toxic form. EmergenC is another vitamin product I recommend and is easy to find. A good quality Brewer's yeast can be found at any good healthfood store and will supply some B12 as a vegetarian source. Acne can be caused by hormone inbalance, but can also be caused by diet and vitamin deficiency (esp A, C, B's and zinc). Chocolate and cheese can make acne worse for some. www.acne.org is a very helpful website for acne sufferers. As you can see, I am a big proponent of taking supplements as I feel we do not get enough from our diet anymore (unless you are cooking all your meals and eating locally grown organic produce). You can obviously go overboard with this... my feeling is if you feel better with taking a B12 lozenge and an EmergenC packet daily, then that's great. If you don't feel any different, then no harm done.:) Best wishesDOM
    acuann 3080 Replies
    • February 22, 2009
    • 03:41 PM
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