Has Anyone Else Been "Moodier" Than Lately?

@pyewacket (44031)
United States
March 10, 2009 6:30pm CST
I don't know if part of how I've been feeling lately is due to the wacky weather or what. Also, last month, I had one of my bouts of bronchitis and yes did go to the doctor and got medication, but it still feels like it hasn't completely cleared up yet. My energy level kind of sucks as well. Then I was thinking too, it could also be the change of not only the seasons but the dramatic changes in weather where I am...one day it's a snow blizzard and then a few days later we get days in the 70s, then back down to the 40s or 50s....talk about yo-yo weather. I have one MyLot friend here who also had a bout of bronchitis the same time as me and even he says he's not all "there" yet. Anyway, since my energy level has been kind of low I'm not getting as much done as I've normally get done....and oh, how I hate that ...I'll confess lots of times lately I'm just not "into" MyLotting". I'm so used to being the workaholic and doing things every moment I'm awake....now it's like I have brain fog. So my question is...have any of you been moodier than lately? Think it's the weather? Does weather make you moody?
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@ElicBxn (61041)
• United States
11 Mar 09
too many cloudy days depress me - but the crazy weather sounds like normal for Texas
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@pyewacket (44031)
• United States
11 Mar 09
It's been cloudy here also. They keep saying we're going to have rain but so far not a drop...just cloudy skies...yuk
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@GardenGerty (112599)
• United States
11 Mar 09
Those extremes are also normal for Oklahoma and Kansas. I saw snow this morning, but we had summery weather last week.Friday and Saturday were beautiful.
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@ElicBxn (61041)
• United States
11 Mar 09
We've had the AC on this last week!
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@Lakota12 (42681)
• United States
11 Mar 09
Just get sort of sad when its cloudy I always have been that way. I like bright sunny day not to cold just right lol
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@pyewacket (44031)
• United States
11 Mar 09
It's been cloudy here as well. We're supposed to be getting rain...I don't mind it when it rains but when its just overcast I hate that....moody as heck then
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@Lakota12 (42681)
• United States
11 Mar 09
rain is most welcome here when EVER it rains. CLoudy just makes me sad!
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@OURDEW (4812)
• United States
11 Mar 09
Yes, I have been a little moodier lately. The weather does has something to do with it, but I have a few other things going on here to mess with my mood. My almost 91 year old grandma has been staying with us, I like having her here, but I'm also going to have my step-daughter and her 7 month old grandson stay here too. There is so much going on here. I also haven't been feeling well lately. I too have been having a bout of bronchitis.
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@pyewacket (44031)
• United States
11 Mar 09
Hope you feel better OURDEW...seems to take forever to get bronchitis completely out of one's system, doesn't it?
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@cwilson26 (2736)
• United States
11 Mar 09
Oh yes I am the same way. I think it is the change of weather too because a few days have been up in the '60s which is warm for Ohio and then the next few days it will be raining and cold. I just wish the weather would stay warm. I think our moods also have something to do with the phases of the moon. I have heard a lot about this and read up on it but I couldn't tell you exactly how it works. Sorry about your bronchitis. Hope you get better soon and hope the weather makes up it's mind! :)
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@pyewacket (44031)
• United States
11 Mar 09
Could be the time change too affecting me. Seems to take me forever to get used to it...I have to kind of force myself to go to bed at the "usual" time but then I remember..oh, it's really an hour earlier....LOL
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@tyc415 (5706)
• United States
11 Mar 09
I am the same way as you. My son was sick and I got sick from him I guess and all the pollen and junk in the air don't help. Winds gusting up to 50mph blows it everywhere. This crud kicked me in the butt and has drained me. I have not had a cough like this in a few years but it is getting some better but body is sore from the cough. Our temps are usually on the warm side but will have 40's on friday morning then of course we will be back in the 80's for highs. I hope you feel better soon and everyone else who is feeling this way.
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@pyewacket (44031)
• United States
11 Mar 09
I sure hope you feel better soon too...thank goodness I haven't been coughing much, but I DO know from other how one can make one's body hurt just by coughing.
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@tyc415 (5706)
• United States
11 Mar 09
Thank you so much. My cough is from drainage I am sure, it sure does feel like that is what gets my throat to tickle.
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@Darkwing (21588)
12 Mar 09
The weather doesn't make me moody... I tend to make the best of each day as it comes, but I know where you're coming from with the "health" thing... the feeling lethargic and tired. I don't know what's causing it, but I've been feeling the same way and although I haven't had bronchitis, I did have that horrible flu and chest infection for about four weeks, before Christmas, followed by a couple of five-day colds with a raspy throat. However, a few doses of vitamin C and stuff, and I got back on track. You're right though... it's as though there's something in the air. Nearly everybody is suffering one way or another, and my darts league is suffering with whole teams going down with viruses. I just try to stay on top of it all... it's me, or us, not the weather, I feel. Our weather is fairly normal for the time of year. Brightest Blessings.
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@pyewacket (44031)
• United States
14 Mar 09
Our weather has proven to be wacky again...last Monday it snowed, then a few days later up in the 70s, now it's plunged back down to the 30s again.
@littleowl (7157)
11 Mar 09
Hi Pye, at the moment I feel really good as for the past 3mnths I have been ill which has made me feel lethargic, moody very emotional and down, the last thing I have even felt like doing is mylotting but thankfully now I am better I am back to normal, and doing the usual things. and now am thankful for being able to come back to mylot..yet I can understand how you are feeling, yet the 'wacky' weather everyone has been getting could easily be part of the reason you are feeling the way you are too, I am sure that the weather affects everyone in some way..especially at the moment as none of us really know how it is going to be at any one time..it changes from day to day...hugs littleowl
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@pyewacket (44031)
• United States
11 Mar 09
I'm glad to hear you're feeling better now....what was wrong? If you don't want to mention here you can email me. I absolutely hate feeling lethargic...like I said I'm so used to doing things from the moment I wake up until I go to bed...so hate that dragged out feeling
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@GardenGerty (112599)
• United States
11 Mar 09
Weather does make me moody, I will admit. I am moodier lately but it is because of work. I actually discovered a couple of weeks ago that I am happier overall than I have been in years. Work is running my life right now, and it is exhausting, but fulfilling. I know why I have a brain fog.It is information and obligation overload. What type of medication did your bronchitis require? That may actually be part of it.
@pyewacket (44031)
• United States
11 Mar 09
I've been doing a lot of work too..not lately, but I do know what you mean by information and obligation overload...like a burnt out feeling. I took Augmentin, an antibiotic, and yes, they're known to create fatigue also.
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@LadyMarissa (12160)
• United States
11 Mar 09
Moody??? Do i sound moody??? (whimpers) I'm still working on last month's payout!!! Have I been in a funk or a fog??? Hell YESSSSSSSS!!!! I didn't have bronchitis but I've got just about the same kind of weather. So, I'm blaming mine on Spring fever!!! Will it get better??? I sure as hell hope so!!! Plus, your's is not the first discussion voicing frustration that I've responded to
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@pyewacket (44031)
• United States
11 Mar 09
Aww, now LadyMarissa...You don't sound moody to me with me I think it's also a case I need to change my "schedule" around a bit...think I've fallen into a bit of a rut
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@LadyMarissa (12160)
• United States
11 Mar 09
And OMG does the myLot rut run deep!!! We all seem to get stuck there every so often!!! Just take a few days off & come back feeling better!!! My real life has been strange lately too & that's NOT helping much. pye...even when moody I do my best to remain as upbeat as possible...or you will find out the meaning of moody!!!
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@pyewacket (44031)
• United States
11 Mar 09
I try to keep more upbeat also...even in my emails to people or posting discussions or answering them too. My "real" life friends (by that the ones I call up from time to time and are in my "physical" life that I can interact in the physical form..not just cyberspace)..anyway they must wonder what the freak is going on with me as I haven't called them recently...but the LAST thing I want to do is yak on the phone to them
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@guybrush (4660)
• Australia
13 Mar 09
Yes, yes, YES! With me, it's hormones - I know that. Also, we've had gloomy, overcast weather, and my creaking body needs a bit of sunshine every day for that good ol' Vitamin D. A few days of crappy weather and I start feeling down. Being menopausal doesn't help - but I've gotten some natural tablets which have got rid of the hot flushes, thank goodness - so that's a bit of improvement!
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@pyewacket (44031)
• United States
14 Mar 09
I'm sometimes wondering if it's a hormonal thing with me too...I haven't been plagued by the usual menopausal symptoms but moodiness is a factor I understand...LOL...gee great to be a woman at times right? NOT
@guybrush (4660)
• Australia
14 Mar 09
The only GOOD thing about being a woman is not having to have one of those dangly things ... that would REALLY be the pits!
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@pyewacket (44031)
• United States
14 Mar 09
@vivasuzi (4127)
• United States
13 Mar 09
The weather has DEFINITLEY made me moody. Today I wake up and its 22 degrees... I looked online and found that our weather is actually about average for March but I think 22 is close to the lower end. We also had a few warmer years the past few years so this one feels like the ice age!!!! I have plans coming up in March, April and the summer so it's hard to see this constant cold weather. I got a wedding in April and I was planning to wear a light sundress and now I don't even know! Besides that, I would say the economy doesn't help. Every day you sit there thinking that it's gonna get worse, then other days you say "who gives a crap" and try to just forget about it - but it's always in the back of your mind. I think we just need some good weather and some goods in the economy to make us lift our spirits! I also try to avoid the computer when I feel moody b/c I don't get anything productive done. Whether it's mylot, writing articles, playing with pictures, or what not - if I'm not in the mood there is no way I can even force myself to get productive.
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@pyewacket (44031)
• United States
14 Mar 09
I don't get much productive stuff done either when I'm moody...like if I have article ideas and I know I need to write them out I'm just not with it or "there" to do them....at least nothing that would make sense
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@vivasuzi (4127)
• United States
15 Mar 09
Exactly. Whenever I try to write something when I'm not in the mood - 20 minutes later I got a big mess of an article that is basically useless b/c I wrote it in such a crazy confused fashion. It's best to take a break and do somehting fun when you are moody - unless you absolutely have to do something productive in which case.... just suck it up the best you can and get it done :)
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@kissieme (777)
• Philippines
12 Mar 09
I think I do for a few weeks now. I tend to burst into tears whenever I think of a very important thing that I am trying so hard to make it work but somehow some factors or situations won't let me. I am about to give up on it but my mind and heart tells me to hold on. sighhhh.... I felt like bringing a bucket anywhere I go to even at work lol... it's not the weather here though it's been pretty hot all day and night... about 36 degrees celsius or so... but my being moody is not because of the hot weather for sure... T_T thanks for posting this pye, I felt much better for a bit for venting my frustrations on here... T_T
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@pyewacket (44031)
• United States
14 Mar 09
sorry to hear you're being so moody and tearful. Sounds like you have some hard decision or something to make and don't know how to go about it. Hope you get to feeling better soon
@kissieme (777)
• Philippines
14 Mar 09
thanks pye.. I do... All my patience and understanding are being tested to their limits... can i do a picket against recession? like uhm throwing it over hahaha.. if it's possible? say like uhm the outer space to another galaxy... =P
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@snowcat46 (2322)
• United States
11 Mar 09
Yes. Part of it is the weather yo-yoing, part is I think I was around someone who had something. I feel horrid today. Just want to crawl under a rock and have somebody hit me with it!
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@pyewacket (44031)
• United States
13 Mar 09
Are you feeling any better? It's turned real cold again into the 30s and tonight it'll be in the 20s ...like sheesh already--I wouldn't be surprised if it snows again..LOL
@snowcat46 (2322)
• United States
15 Mar 09
Yes, and I'm very grateful for it! thanks for asking too.
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@polachicago (19073)
• United States
11 Mar 09
I am very moody lately. I am positive that it is related to weather. Yesterday afternoon was 64F and this morning only 16F (feels like 0F)....brrrrrrrrrrr I am very tired with long, cold winter. As you know it was the worst winter in Chicago in 40 years. We start harsh winter right after thanksgiving....it makes me feel like never ending winter...I need sunny days with at least 55F to feel better.... HUGS
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@pyewacket (44031)
• United States
18 Mar 09
How's the weather now? Any warmer? We're having completely strange weather...been in the 50s but toward the end of the week will plummet down to the 30s---think my allergies are starting up to...oh joy..NOT
@polachicago (19073)
• United States
18 Mar 09
today? it was 74F...YES!...right now is about 68F... hope extreme cold is not coming back...
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@faith210 (11233)
• Philippines
11 Mar 09
Hi pyewacket! I hope that you are feeling much better today dear friend. It has been very hot here in my country and it has been forecast that we might be enduring a hot temperature of 43 degrees C this coming week! That is really hot and we are being warned for heat stroke. However, that didn't make me moody except that I have headaches for the past days. Take care and blessings to you! lovelots..faith
@pyewacket (44031)
• United States
18 Mar 09
Is it still hot there? I've heard how hot it can be in your neck of the woods...thank goodness it never gets that hot here, though gets hot enough to be miserable...LOL
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@faith210 (11233)
• Philippines
19 Mar 09
Hi dear pyewacket! Yes, it is still very hot here! I just have to do with more showers in a day just to feel good and fresh. lovelots..faith
• United States
11 Mar 09
The weather affects me and so does the moon cycle. I tend to be very moody around the new moon. Namaste-Anora
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@pyewacket (44031)
• United States
11 Mar 09
We're in the full moon phase right now....LOL. I notice you always add "Namaste"--I'm very familiar with that phrase and the meaning behind it...lovely isn't it? My one friend added something else...she signs off her emails to me as "Namaste and Namarie" Oh, and love your website...might join up there
• United States
11 Mar 09
Pye- Thanks, I enjoy reading your writings too! Yes, I've been using "namaste" for some time now and I love the meaning. I've been looking for a plaque of it to post outside our apartment door. (Though I tend to redo our door in accordance with the Sabbats lol-makes the Samhain really FUN). My egg wreath broke though this year so I have to get another one. Of course, this info is probably really off topic huh lol. Namaste-Anora
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@seabeauty (1480)
• United States
15 Mar 09
I was slightly irritable today. Don't know if it was the weather or I am getting my period soon. My 5 year old was sitting on the floor by me and he touched my leg a couple of times and it felt so uncomfortable and made me angry. I didn't complain or yell at him or anything but I sure felt like telling him to go away and leave me alone. I am not drinking as much caffine as I used to so its not caffine. Maybe I am going through early menopause or something who knows, I am 41. As for your question on the weather making me moody, it only makes me moody if its really hot.
@pyewacket (44031)
• United States
20 Mar 09
Well since you mention you're not drinking as much caffeine now, that can actually make a person moody too..LOL...it's like anytime one is trying to cleanse the system and reduce something it's like one is going into a kind of withdrawal from it
• United States
13 Mar 09
sometimes the weather makes me moody but most of the time its people that make me moody sometimes I just cant be around people at all until I shake the funk
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@pyewacket (44031)
• United States
13 Mar 09
LOL-- When my mother was still alive I was moody everyday....for about ten years.. talk about moody, right? That's why when I read my old journals from that time period I can't believe how angry I was all the time
@gemini_rose (16192)
13 Mar 09
I think the weather does affect peoples moods, the weather here has been cold all winter, yeah obviously but it has been colder here than in recent years. It has seemed endless and that is just depressing I am longing for warmer days now. But in saying that, the weather has been pretty mild here for this past week and I feel in better spirits. My son has bronchial problems, he is only 7 and he had a cold a couple of weeks back that went straight to his chest and turned into an infection, gosh he was so poorly, he was off school all last week he is still coughing now but seems better. He ended up on steroids and antibiotics all week poor lad.
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@pyewacket (44031)
• United States
14 Mar 09
Awww--sorry to hear about your son being so sick..hope he's one hundred percent better by now
@AmbiePam (51137)
• United States
12 Mar 09
Yep, I've been moodier. And I can't even blame it on being bipolar. Ugh! Sometimes I just have to keep my mouth shut because if I open it I know nothing good can come from it. And I don't like feeling like that. Hopefully the weather can make amends with us.
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@pyewacket (44031)
• United States
14 Mar 09
Still moody? LOL---This weather is a real weird yo-yo---it's back down to the 30s again after one or two days in the 60s/70s...well one bright spot it was at least sunny today for a change and not overcast