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Topic: Coping with mood swings

7 posts, 0 answered
  1. Rupes79
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    22 July 2021

    Hi All,

    I’m wondering what advice you can offer for someone suffering mood swings. I think it is all depression related.

    Some days are great and some days are terrible and some days have a mixture of great and terrible. I can’t seem to string more than a couple of good days together before I come crashing down.

    My thoughts vary wildly. This is unusual for me, it’s not how I normally am as a person. I usually have quite an even temperament.

    Im coming to the end of my current script of my antidepressants and I’m seriously considering discontinuing. I think they worked to start with, which might have been a placebo effect, but several months in I feel I am back to where I started with a heap of unwanted side effects.

    Thanks for listening.

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  2. missep123
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    22 July 2021 in reply to Rupes79

    Hi Rupes79,

    I hear you, mood swings can be incredibly challenging to deal with. In my own experience, I also usually have an even temperament but when I have hormonal mood swings I truly don't feel myself and something that felt monumental in that moment feels incredibly different the next. The chemistry in our bodies can definitely impact ourselves, our thoughts and mental health so much.

    Someone once told me that we are our own experts of ourselves and our own experiences. It sounds like you have a lot of self-awareness to recognise that your wildly varying thoughts are unusual for you and that you usually have an even temperament.

    Has anything happened for you lately that you can potentially attribute these mood swings to? Have they happened before?

    We are definitely here for you!

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  3. Rupes79
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    22 July 2021 in reply to missep123

    Hi Missep

    Thanks for your response. I started undergoing therapy about 5 months ago and it’s been quite hard. I am struggling with it.

    Last couple of months I’ve been quite depressed with mood swings.

    Not sure what to do.

  4. therising
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    22 July 2021 in reply to Rupes79

    Hi Rupes79

    I feel for you so much as you face this incredible challenge of coming to know yourself. Hoping the therapy is giving you resources to gradually do this. Coming to know our self can definitely be a slow and painful process at times, leaving us thinking 'Can someone just fast track this! It's doing my head in'.

    Thoughts are definitely interesting things. I find thoughts and mindset can be reliant on so many factors: How much energy we've got, the kind of people around us (low vibers, high vibers, those who provide inspiration/revelation, those who provide challenges, ones who listen, ones who don't), whether we're stuck in some challenge we can't quite work out (trying to make sense of things) or being in a state of internal conflict (being in 2 minds about something) and the list goes on. The energy factor is probably the most significant for me. Do you find your energy levels dictate your mindset to some degree?

    Feelings can also be just as interesting. I try to gain as much of a feel for things as I can. This can be a massive challenge at times. It's kinda weird but incredible at the same time how we physically get a feel for something. It's a bit like 'What is this sensation I'm feeling?' I've found the feelings that come with being in a challenge can vary throughout the entire challenge, depending on what it is. For example, say you have a lifelong friend who's pretty self righteous and rarely ever really listens. You've always tolerated their nature before suddenly you find yourself being challenged by their nature. At 1st you feel the sensations that come with not being listened to when you really need them to listen (that sense of frustration which can be uncomfortable). Then something else crops up, agitation. You question 'Why do I feel such agitation within me?' Ahh, that's the feeling of waking up to being constantly shut down. Very uncomfortable and triggering. Then you may start to feel sensations that come with guilt. What's that all about? The feeling that comes with being in 2 minds can be torturous, 'Do I 'abandon' them or tolerate the behaviour?' You're open with them about it and they shut you down by telling you you're too sensitive. Cue anger/complete intolerance and the energising thought 'That's it, I'm done'. Back and forth from revelation to torment until a conclusion's reached in that challenge, unless it's not. Cue the feeling of ongoing torment.

    Do you find you're sensitive to feeling just about everything?

    :)

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  5. missep123
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    30 July 2021 in reply to Rupes79

    Hi Rupes79,

    I hear you - therapy can be incredibly challenging. It is unpacking , really opening up and analysing things which can be really confronting. If you feel comfortable to do so, may I ask what you find you are struggling with?

    We are definitely here for you

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  6. Rupes79
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    31 July 2021 in reply to missep123

    Hi Missep

    Thanks for your kind message. I’m struggling with depression unfortunately. Can’t seem to string two good days together.

  7. missep123
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    4 August 2021 in reply to Rupes79

    Hi Rupes79,

    I hear you :( I can understand that it can feel like an uphill battle and can be exhausting. Do you know when you started to feel this way? Was it because of a certain event or something that happened?

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