I am a moody, moody, moo!

@gemini_rose (16194)
September 18, 2008 7:21am CST
It has come to my attention that I am really really moody just lately, and when I say moody, I mean moody. I think I change my moods more times in a day than I change the tv channel. I do not honestly know how my family puts up with me. I go from being bouncy and happy to within an hour being melancholy, quiet or sad. I think a lot and sometimes I think about things and I cry to myself and I get so so sad and then within a while I go back to being bouncy and happy.I seem to go through so many moods within a day that no one ever knows how I am going to be. Do you think there is something wrong with me or am I just normal? Anyone else suffer from extreme moodiness and want to talk about it?
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@CatsandDogs (13964)
• United States
18 Sep 08
Yes I do but not to that extreme. It sounds like you may be bipolar however, you won't know unless you see a doctor. Then again, it could be your environment such as, something in the air that triggers these mood swings. You really need to see a doctor to get the real help that you need and if you don't want to take medication for what ever it is, you can resort to natural remedies. Good luck!
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@gemini_rose (16194)
18 Sep 08
Thanx, if it does not change then I will go see a doc.
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@ronaldinu (12440)
• Malta
18 Sep 08
I guess all women are moody especially when it comes to their monthly thing. They snap at you even if it is something trivial. I don't think that there is anything wrong with you. All my working colleagues seem to share your moodiness.
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@gemini_rose (16194)
18 Sep 08
I dont have the monthly thing now, have not for over a year, so I do not think it is that, but thanx anyway!
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@DonnaLawson (4032)
• United States
18 Sep 08
I am moody but I have good reasons for it lately.. I lost my mother-in-law of 38 years about 3 years ago, my mother 19 months ago and apparently my son about a year ago.. My son didn't pass away but he did marry and his "new wife" is such a mama's girl that we are ignored and just not quite good enough for her.. So, in essence, I have lost my son, but I don't think it will be for long.. I don't believe you can cause trouble in your new in-laws family and keep getting by with it before you new husband catches on and calls you on it.. Or at least I hope he will catch on, as I do miss his company, he is one great kid but his new wife just doesn't have room for anyone else but her new husband and her own family.. So, yes, I am moody, I cry, I rant and rave.. I get mad and I don't believe there is any medication that will help the anger that I feel for this situation.. I don't normally talk about my problems on Mylot, but I guess that I just did.. Are you a psychiatrist?? I need help, lol, but really, I do cope.. Maybe that is just your personality or maybe some really good medication would help you calm down.. Sometimes certain people have explosive personalities and that is just the way they are, whether anyone else likes it or not.. Take care, and do like Jimmy Buffet says, "Breathe In, Breath Out, Move On.. I have had to do that many times, it works if you remember to do it..
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@gemini_rose (16194)
19 Sep 08
I am sorry to hear of all of your losses, and I can imagine how horrible it must be with your son and his new wife. One thing I always dread with my three boys is that their wives or girlfriends will be like that I would hate it. I do not normally talk about my problems or anything on here either, but just lately I have thought sod it!! Maybe that is part of the problem, I have no one in the flesh to talk to and so I bottle it up, so maybe doing this is good! I am not a psychiatrist no, but I can be yours if you like!!! I like that saying, and maybe I can try that.
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• United States
20 Sep 08
You will have to let me know what you charge for your services as I can't afford a high priced Psychiatrist.. It would have to be reasonable, nothing like $100.00 an hour, ok.. I really need a good psychiatrist..
@gemini_rose (16194)
20 Sep 08
Hey, friends get in for free, so no worries about cost!!
@AmbiePam (50090)
• United States
18 Sep 08
I'm going through that myself right now, but it is a product of me being bipolar. Could your symptoms possible by PMDD? It's not PMS, it is more serious a problem. I know a lot of people like to automatically say to moody people, hey you must be bipolar, but it has a lot more involved than moodiness.
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@gemini_rose (16194)
18 Sep 08
What is PMDD?
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@gemini_rose (16194)
18 Sep 08
Okey dokey, will do!
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• Canada
18 Sep 08
It could be a few things making you moody. First, it depends if you are on any type of medicine. My Birth Control used to make me very moody. I just switched to a new one and it seems to be working semi-better. Even high blood pressure pills can cause moodiness. If you aren't on any types of pills, then it could be that you are going through premature signs of menopause. If you feel that you don't like who you are and want to be better for your family then I suggest going to see a doctor.
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@gemini_rose (16194)
18 Sep 08
Oh my goodness I wonder if you may have hit upon something there, I am not on any birth control, or any medicines but I had a partial hysterectomy last year. I was told that I may go through the menopause early, are there any other signs do you know?
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• United States
18 Sep 08
My first thought was pre menopausal symptoms. I checked your profile first. Yep, that is what it could be. I started going through that when I hit 30. I honestly thought I was going crazy. At your age, I think it is pretty normal, really. Even though a lot of people will tell you, including some doctors, that you are too young for it to be that. We all start going through those changes at different times, just like we start our cycles at different times. If this is very uncomfortable, mentally, for you, I would say see your doctor. Or, find some herbal things that will help you get through it. This is what I did.
@gemini_rose (16194)
19 Sep 08
Thanx for all that liltunergirl that is really helpful for me, although moodiness seems to be the only thing I am getting but thank you. Thanx too thebohemianheart, I noticed some tests actually in the chemist the other day that can tell you if you are going through the menopause so maybe I will get one and see.
@tessah (6621)
• United States
18 Sep 08
lotta factors could be the culprit. hormones bein out of wack, not eating right, sleeping enough, stressssssssss. my case, ive had alot of these moments lately cause of the whirlwind of crap ive been hit with. i roll things around in my head, conversations, incidents.. future conversations, incidents.. and analyze something from every angle possible to try to wrap my head around something (or someone) to gain a better understanding. it also dont help bein an empath and absorbing the emotions of every frigen creature within a 100 mile radius never knowing exactly what is my own mood or someone elses! *F|ai|s* im a joy to live with thankfully, mal is intune to me well enough to help me decypher what is mine and what isnt and assists in filtering the muck so that all thats left inside of me.. is me.
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@gemini_rose (16194)
18 Sep 08
I know I am not stressed cos I am not losing weight! That is usually the first thing I lose when I am stressed. I like you roll things around in my head, all day long in fact I go over and over things almost without realising it, I could just be a miserable git and I am just noticing it
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@tessah (6621)
• United States
18 Sep 08
or.. like me.. you could be empath. and those around you are causing yer mood shifts to be erratic. dont be so qick to blow off something "unnormal" as being a flaw in yer own personality.. *nod*
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@koalatbs (2230)
• United States
18 Sep 08
Sorry to hear about your moodiness gemini_rose. You sound a lot like me. I can get extremely moody and sometimes it will come on all of a sudden... one minute I am just fine and the next... "wham"... do not even look at me! It is really frustrating for me and I know it is for my husband and my son too. I think some of it has to do with not getting enough sleep or, at least, good productive sleep. I really think I should have a sleep study done because many a nights I feel that even if I do get 8 or so hours of sleep during the night that I do not actually sleep well... does that makes any sense? Do you get enough sleep? Maybe that has something to do with it. But, it could be so many different things. Sometimes that can be very hard to pinpoint. Has this been going on for awhile or is it something new for you... to be moody? It could also be something called Bipolar Disorder which is when people go from extreme highs (emotionally) to extreme lows. I am sure you've heard of it before. As I said, it could be many things but finding out what it is exactly might be quite frustrating. Take care and I hope things get better for you.
@gemini_rose (16194)
18 Sep 08
I think I get enough sleep, I mean I have a good 7 - 8 hours and I never feel overly tired in the day so I guess I am. I have always been moody, but just lately it seems to be more noticeable, and more changeable, when I am happy I am happy but then in a heartbeat I can go to where I am completely glum, not crying all the time just quiet and cannot see anything to look forward too, it is very strange.
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@koalatbs (2230)
• United States
25 Sep 08
I hope things have gotten better for you since you posted this discussion last week gemini_rose about being extra moody. Have they? I get really really moody just before my menstrual cycle. Could that be it?
@katsmeow1213 (29047)
• United States
18 Sep 08
I'm usually rather moody, but I still get my monthly and that accounts for some of it. I also have depression, which accounts for a lot more of it. But I think sometimes women just get that way. We've got a lot on our plates trying to hold everything together and dealing with the kids and the house and always having to look so good and yada yada. Take a nice relaxing bath and give yourself a break. Try to get enough sleep and hopefully you'll feel better soon.
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@gemini_rose (16194)
19 Sep 08
I have no monthly so it is not that no more. I agree that everyday pressures probably do account for a lot of it, and thanx for your advice!
@vmksvmks (413)
• Canada
18 Sep 08
I am not moody in any way ...indeed i see it that way but i wonder whether others would agree with me If anything i like to think i am upbeat and just happy to be alive Every morning when i awaken I say Thanks God for another day It is so great to be alive and i wouldnot want it any other way Good Luck Have a Great day i certainly will
@gemini_rose (16194)
18 Sep 08
You are lucky to be able to look at life that way, I would like to be like that, lifes to be short to be anything else.
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@ramble (3)
18 Sep 08
i sometimes feel moody and upset. then i conclude a truth that the time when i feel upset is the time i am weaste my life. so you need find something to do. such as learn a new skills or play games with your families. come on ,you should urge yourshelf to be happy. fighting~
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@gemini_rose (16194)
18 Sep 08
I do all of those things though, I am always learning something new and I am currently saving up for a home course, I have more reasons than anyone I know to be happy, but I am not always happy!
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@icegermany (2524)
• India
18 Sep 08
even i feel that i am a moody kind of person but changing my mood frequently that to in a day i feel its not normal. as the mood itself depends on how we are and we are going to act accordingly. when my mood is good i feel the whole day runs good and fast and i feel normal and good everywhere but when when my mood is not good the whole day passes with some kind of undesired day and i feel unhappy and i also feel that the time is not at all passing and i feel lonely. really everything depends on my mood and even mylotting if i have a good mood and i am interested then i can write here but if have no mood then its difficult to write here and i just take a break. but i really wanted to overcome this but i dont find any way as its an internal feeling and i cant change it so easily.
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@gemini_rose (16194)
18 Sep 08
Mine just changes so fast that even I cannot keep up with it, and it does not take much for it to change either.
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• China
18 Sep 08
above all,just have a little faith. you know,maybe we will feel disappointed and sad,sometimes.however,it's ok.it may provide quite a lot of energy to understand ourself.i belive,we will keep on walking few days later now,first,just belive in yourself and told with your friends.en~~just describe your condition-along with your feeling.lighten up,keep with sunshine,it will be ok.who knows. being part of the solution, not the problem
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@gemini_rose (16194)
19 Sep 08
Thanx for your kind words and it all helps me out.
@lilaclady (28240)
• Australia
18 Sep 08
That doesn't sound like our gemini rose, i think maybe you are just on a slight downer, I guess we all get like that at times, i think you will be back to your chirpy self soon...maybe we can all have a nice chocolate supper or something...
@gemini_rose (16194)
18 Sep 08
Maybe, could be a lack of sunshine, seeing as we have not had any this year really or last year come to think of it! Chocolate supper sounds wonderful!
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@rocketj1 (6960)
• United States
18 Sep 08
one word: hormones:)
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@checapricorn (16066)
• United States
19 Sep 08
[i]Hi gemini, I have that feeling also..I used to work in my whole life and exposed myself in the world and now being a full time housewife makes me very moody most of the time..I am alone 8 hours from Monday to Friday and I am not used to this...I am trying to fight for it, my mood but sometimes as a human being, I have no control of it..I am just glad that I have mylot where I can connect myself to other people and at the same time, I can enjoy watching videos to divert my attention.. I know this feeling is temporary so just relax and I am sure you will be fine tomorrow or the next day! This is common for sure and we have different reasons for feeling this![/i]
@gemini_rose (16194)
19 Sep 08
Yes sometimes being alone can be hard, especially if you are not used to it. I am the opposite, I always used to be alone, and now I never get any time alone and I find that hard! I will be fine, I always am, just a bit more moody than usual.
@kiran1978 (4137)
• Australia
19 Sep 08
Hey moody, lol, just kidding, I am also moody alot lately too, I never know which channel I am on. It would be great to stick to one channel for a while. I wouldn't worry too much, unless it continues for a few weeks then maybe you might have bit of depression. As you know I was feeling really down a week ago, feel alot better now. You could try some multi vitamins, maybe you are low on some vitamins. Also getting outside helps me too. Try something new tomorrow, let me know what it is, email me. Even if it is something little. Take care my friend, keep smiling.
@williamjisir (22903)
• China
19 Sep 08
Hello my dear friend. I think that you must have experienced something very unpleasant that made you so moody within one day, as I have read some other latest discussions of yours about reviewing books. Yes? Could that be the reason that made you so moody today, dear gemini_rose? So what? Forget it and start to cheer up again without letting it affect your normal life. I don't think that that site is fair to you without telling you to pay attention to some of the reviews of the stories. It is not your fault, my dear friend. I hope to see a happy gemini_rose again. Be happy.
@gemini_rose (16194)
19 Sep 08
Thank you, and you are so sweet, yes I do take things to heart sometimes too much and it affects me a lot, so it is entirely possible that this has not helped sweeten my mood.
@anne12d (676)
• Philippines
19 Sep 08
As what you've said... You think a lot. It affects your mood whether you think of something.. but try to manage your mood... Just an advice, If you have problem at the office leave it ther and don't have that mood at home or anywhere else... If you solved it within a day that good.. But if you dont solve it when you are at the office... You might haven't noticed that poeple might be afected at your mood that they shouldn't be affected or be involve... So manage your mood... I hope I helped you!!!
@gemini_rose (16194)
19 Sep 08
Thanx I shall try and manage my mood, I am sure it might help me xx
@gracie04 (4555)
• Philippines
19 Sep 08
Yeah, i must admit that i have mood swings.. i tend to be more moody if the red flag is up.. haha! i guess, its human nature.. girls are more likely to change moods once in a while... you know, i go from being extremely happy to being quiet or poignant...
@gemini_rose (16194)
19 Sep 08
I think the majority of us suffer with our monthlies or as you say the red flag is up. I have never heard that one before! I do not have them yet I seem to be suffering worse, hows that fair!
@maddysmommy (16235)
• United States
19 Sep 08
I can get like that at times and I'm not sure why either. I have been very moody this week because I'm not getting any help at home with my son. I just need a break and when my husband arrived home two weeks ago he said he would take over, it hasn't happened yet and I'm b*tcHy LOL He wants me to go out and work full-time and with him travelling all the time, I don't think I can do that - who's going to look after Maddy after school?!?. I'll be picking up some hours from my part time job I had earlier this year but that's about it. On top of that he isn't doing jack crap about his Diabetes and that is stressing me out. He doesn't seem to care and I can't get through to him - it's like I'm talking to a brick wall! it's so frustrating and I told him I've had it.. that if he doesn't care about himself and his health, then I'm not going to either. Aargh!
@gemini_rose (16194)
19 Sep 08
You said " I can get like that at times and I'm not sure why either" I then read the rest of your response and I can see clearly why! It sounds like you are going through the mill a bit with things. It sounds a bit much for you to go out to work full time especially with your son, and if he has to go to a childminder then what is going to be the point of working, when you will have to pay it all out to them? My hubby and I have been over this a few times, with three kids to have to get care for if I was to work full time it would not be worth it, then of course there are the hols to consider. If he has diabetes he needs to look after himself, by not doing so he is risking his life or his limbs as diabetes can be a nasty thing if left untreated so I am not surprised you are moody and stressed out and emotional.