Mood Swings.. any ideas?

India
December 5, 2007 3:47am CST
Anyone have any idea what causes a persons mood to change constantly. This can happen every 20 secons to every hour to every 5 hours or whatever. I can go from insanely happy (which is rare) to insane, to depressed, to scared, to maniac status, to irritated, to frantic, to panic, and many other variables. This happens all day every day. Some days worse than others. It doesn't happen too much in groups. If I am with people I know and trust, I am usually okay. I don't have too many problems then. But I can be sitting in a room, totally fine, and all of a sudden I feel like all hope is lost, and I have no where to go, and start to feel really depressed. Then a minute later, I feel really happy, like I just won the lottery.. it may last 20-30 minutes to all day.. or I will have breaks and feel like driving 90 miles an hour down a busy street to see what I hit. Just odd moods... anyone have ideas... any at all?? Thanks for answering. Just plain nuts, I've already accepted!!
7 responses
@nangel78 (1458)
• United States
5 Dec 07
Well it could possibly be bipolar disorder especially if it runs in your family. It could possibly also be that your hormone levels have bottomed out and you need medication to help get things in balance again.
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@poohgal (6848)
• Singapore
5 Dec 07
Hmm. I do not have mood swings often but if I do have s mood swing, it can usually get quite bad. It usually happens during that time of the month for ladies. We call it PMS (pre-menstrual syndrome). =P I usually get unexplainably moody during my PMS. =S I get very depressed and would always feel like crying. I can be very happy at one moment and very moody and depressed the next moment. I am trying to contain it. I hope I can. =D
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@tiffiny (872)
• United States
5 Dec 07
You might want to go talk to a trained therapist. Don't be reluctant to seek one out that isnt' going to over load you with prescriptions. What helps me is just knowing that I have bipolar and finally realizing what triggers all those crazy feelings. Being able to know when I'm going to go into a cranky (to be nice) day or a depressed hopelessness feeling helps everyone around me and myself prepare accordingly. It doesn't stop it from coming but I know what to do to hae them spread out and not so close together so I'm not always depressed.
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• United States
5 Dec 07
I think there are a lot of people who are like that. I am one of them, at least I feel like I am one of them. If you go to a doctor or a psychiatrist they will probably want to put you on medication, which can help. I haven't tried any, but I have a friend who feels a lot better since being medicated. That is definitely one option and it can be a quick and easy option. The other is slower. Make sure you are getting proper nutrition, drink lots of water, try relaxing techniques everyday (maybe even some yoga). These things have helped me some. You might also research herbal remedies for relaxing and calming.
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@MarieJ23 (1041)
• United States
5 Dec 07
I also have my share of mood swings but it is not as changeable as yours. For me, one way to counteract mood swing is to let your mind rules over anything else in your system. If you feel sad, pause some time and reflect on what happened that triggers you to feel that way, then do whatever you think that can lift up your energy again. Sometimes, we feel sick because we think we are sick. As what others here have said, mood swing can be cause my hormonal imbalance and if you think your frequent mood swing is hormonal related then seek medical help. Frequent mood swing is not healthy for you and for the people around especially in your relationship.
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@cupid74 (11394)
• Pakistan
5 Dec 07
Hi dear some times depression, confusion or such mood variation happend dont think much about it dont get worried just try to get proper sleep and if u dont mind, take some sleeping pills for few night and sure u will be fresh and dont think much if u think about lot and ur imagination is strong it might be effect so concentrate on ur hobbies and u will feel better Take care
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@tryxiness (4548)
• Philippines
5 Dec 07
They say causes of mood swings can be attributed to chemical imbalances and hormonal changes. Chemical imbalances involve the release of chemicals called neurotransmitters. They say people who experience mood swings might have an imbalance of the neurotransmitters namely: serotonin, norepenephrine, GABA and dopamine. Hormonal changes among women happen during or after pregnancy or with their menstrual cycles.