Does anyone else suffer with terrible mood swings?

Morning all

I am just wondering if its just me or does anyone else have bad mood swings. I am so irritable at the moment & the slightest of things sets me off on one. I know all I'm doing is making myself miserable but I cant seem to get out of it. It causes stress then as we know it brings on more pain.

I am in agony with my back, hips & groin & getting no support from GP as they all say it relates to depression & exercise is the answer. I cant even dress myself at the moment let alone exercise!

My mood is so bad & feel I cant take much more of anything at the moment.

Luv & hugs

Jackie

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  • P.S. I know I am intending to change GP Surgeries this week but as it is I just cant even get around to doing this.

    Jackie

  • Hi Jackie

    It is horrible when we a re like this. My mood can be shocking at times and when its like this we cant be bothered doing the slightest thing. I do try and make myself do things to try and snap out of it but it never really works!!!! Excerise it is so annoying when that is all we get told to do - it would be great if we could.

    Good luck and hope you find a new doctor soon.

    Take Care

    Jo xx

  • Yes I have the most terrible mood swings and as you say this causes stress etc. I applied for disabilty benefit last month to be told I was not classed as disabled as I still try to get around on good days even though on my bad days I struggle to lift my head off my pillow. Not too sure how to pay all the bills anymore

  • Thank you JoJo

    I just cant seem to snap out of it & is probably bringing me down. Its such a vicious circle. All I am taking for pain relief at the moment is Paracetamol & Naproxen. It does'nt seem to be helping at all. I am moving about as much as possible & I just want to cry with the pain.

    Luv & hugs

    Jackie

  • Poor you, a Good GP is so important, good luck with the change.

    I too can be very moody, and often quite suddenly, I do realise it, and always tell my family and friends to warn them, I find that helps

    Best wishes Caz

  • Good idea Caz

    I feel I dont want anyone near me.

    Luv & hugs

    Jackie

  • hi jackie I am the same never used to be as jo said above the slightest thing can set me off I sometimes think it is because I keep thinking of what I could do before and cannot do now you take care and keep you chin up love beth xx

  • I understand where you are comin from Billy. All I have is ESA which I am now into my 5th month waiting an appeal date. I dread it but will fight it as hard as I can.

    I lost 2 jobs due to ill health. The first one I was in 22 yrs & 2nd 4 yrs. Its a nightmare.

    I'm sore when I stand, walk or lay down. I am exhausted & feel ready to explode. If I dont improve within next couple of days I feel I may have to bite the bullet & go to A&E.

    Luv & hugs

    Jackie xx

  • Thank you Beth

    I am trying hard.

    Luv & hugs

    Jackie xx

  • I have the same problem i was told its linked to depression as ive suffered with it for many years im on medication for the depression but not exactly the most helpful my doctor is quite useless and just switches my medication when she feels like it making me worse its a nightmare i can sympathise as i have an idea what your going through jodie

  • Thank you Jodie. Glad I'm not alone. Had a visit from my parents not so long ago who said I am picking holes is my son & Drs know best

    Yea right, tell that to my body & head. Why cant people unferstand or even try or want too?

    I cant bare the way I'm feeling.

    Luv & hugs

    Jackie xx

  • I have a problem with taking it out on people close to me i dont want to but its easier and have offended alot of people ive terrified my cousin as i was screaming at her my little sister is the same they dont visit no more since i did feel really bad afterwards just hard when people distance themselves from myself from fear i have been like this for about twelve years now but doesnt matter how long it goes on for i havnt seen no change and cant for the future and my dr just gives me tablets they dont care how you feel aslong as they get paid jodie x

  • i find that one minute i can be ok then the next im bititng someones head off (usually stephen or my daughter), then im fine again for a wee while then again wanting to kill someone, i told my doctor the last time that i was dying to get a knife and stab stephen to death, just by luck he knows what im going through, and made a joke out of it by saying hed go a witness for me, which made me laugh, most of the time my family tell me im a moody coo but again they know what im going through so just put up with it or tell me to shut up lol x

  • There are a few good drs but not many you got to be lucky to find onemy last dr was great but i moved and have to say i gained the worst one parents dont always know best as mine sound similar to yours as they say drs wouldnt give if it wont help and they would risk making it worse how wrong are they jodie x

  • I feel so bad. Not only am I hurting but I'm hurting those around me & Drs just dont care!

    Luv

    Jackie

  • Hi Its so reassuring to read all these comments as I am so moody and snappy its awful. I am also very depressed so I am not a very nice person at the moment. I send love and hugs to all of you one day hopefully we can come on here and say how well we feel-I wish xx

    Sue xx

  • Thats how i feel most times its difficult really is and just feel like its better to be alone constantly than hurt someone especially when your ok one minute and lashing out the next the dr needs to do her job but when i go back she will prob just swap my tabs again ive got my tribunal tomorrow and im scared i could lose mt temper with them im worse when i get nervous as not great with new people or people with authority i just hope i dont blow it x

  • Yeah i get depressed days when the pain is bad .... Anyone talking to me I either snap at or burst into tears. Visiting drs hosp apps are a night mare I am so used now to everything being negative that I usally spend the appt in tears and always take my husband with me.

  • That seems to be the way with me too Helen. I feel I am getting no help from medical profession at all & it eventually wears you down.

    I feel like every time I've to go see someone I am hit with what I.call negative responsed.

    All I want is somethin to take the edge of my pain & then I cud trt exercise. I dont want Tramadol as I have been weaned of it. Taking it & my anto depressant Venlafaxine caused me ti have seratonin syndrome.

    Good luck

    luv & hugs

    Jackie

  • Jodie

    I wish you the very best of luck with your tribunal. Please let me know how it goes for you. I am waiting a date for mine.

    Good luck.

    Luv & hugs

    Jackie xx

  • I think its understandable when your in constant pain to feel snappy and very down I try to warn my family and friends when I get too bad I think it helps , if they can understand that its the costant pain that makes you feel like this and that you dont really want to feel this way

  • Thanks Valann

    I did do that the other dayb& even removed myself from the situation &"went & stayed at my Mums for a few days.

    Back home now & feelin much calmer. I think the rest helped too.

    Luv. & Hugs

    Jackie

  • We tend to be very hard on ourselves, it's very difficult to be happy and bouncy when a person hasn't slept for days and days and is in terrible pain. Also it's understandable for us to get very down and fed up about everything. If we've had to give up working and have to stay at home, it's easy to get what I call 4-wall syndrome. We don't tend to socialise as much perhaps as we did before. I think we have more than enough to feel grumpy about.

    Sometimes all that's needed is a change of scenery, someone to make you a cup of tea or it has been known for me to pour myself a glass of ginger wine! That works a treat lol! ;)

  • Thanks Libbydee

    Although I had been takin it all out on my son & my parents think I'm being to hard. When I went to Mums I had a good chat with her & she understood & treated me like a queen, it was great. She also told me of a friend of hers, who is now dead & would have been 69 now if she were alive. She told me she had Fibromyalgia since shortly after the birth of her fist child who is now 50 so even 50 years ago it was known. My Mum said there were times she could do nothing for herself or her kids but her husband did everything for them all. He died not long after her & did'nt have much time after retirement. People say he was broken hearted after loosing his wife???

    Thank you & I will take myself away to Mums again when I feel the tension build up in me.

    Luv & Hugs

    Jackie

  • Jackie, don't be too hard on yourself. Sometimes it can feel too much with no end in sight. We have to try to be strong all the time which in itself is an effort isn't it. We are only human at the end of the day.

    When things get on top of me and it feels too much, I try to remind myself of the good things in my life, my hubby, my children and my Mum. It sounds like you have a lovely thoughtful Mum too, that's a blessing, it really is. When you next feel that it's all too much, pop (if you can) and see your Mum, have a cuppa and a chat, you will feel better in no time.

    If ever you want to offload, have a moan, or just need a shoulder, feel free to pm me any time at all. I am always happy for anyone to do that if they would prefer to, or if they need to, I will always reply.

    Take care Jackie :)

  • Aww thank you so much Libbyde that is very kind of you. I will no doubt take you up on your offer at some point. To be honest I'd be lost without Mum & Dad & even my son. He is a good lad most times & supportive. I think he is stressed with work & then we're clashing. Alls good now, for a while.

    I just watched to two programes about ATOS & ESA. Its shows people just dont stand a chance! I've been waiting my appeal date from Feb & dread that but trying not to worry about it until I have too.

    Thanks again for your help & support.

    Luv & Hugs

    Jackie xx

  • Aww thank you so much Libbyde that is very kind of you. I will no doubt take you up on your offer at some point. To be honest I'd be lost without Mum & Dad & even my son. He is a good lad most times & supportive. I think he is stressed with work & then we're clashing. Alls good now, for a while.

    I just watched to two programes about ATOS & ESA. Its shows people just dont stand a chance! I've been waiting my appeal date from Feb & dread that but trying not to worry about it until I have too.

    Thanks again for your help & support.

    Luv & Hugs

    Jackie xx

  • Aww thank you so much Libbyde that is very kind of you. I will no doubt take you up on your offer at some point. To be honest I'd be lost without Mum & Dad & even my son. He is a good lad most times & supportive. I think he is stressed with work & then we're clashing. Alls good now, for a while.

    I just watched to two programes about ATOS & ESA. Its shows people just dont stand a chance! I've been waiting my appeal date from Feb & dread that but trying not to worry about it until I have too.

    Thanks again for your help & support.

    Luv & Hugs

    Jackie xx

  • Aww thank you so much Libbyde that is very kind of you. I will no doubt take you up on your offer at some point. To be honest I'd be lost without Mum & Dad & even my son. He is a good lad most times & supportive. I think he is stressed with work & then we're clashing. Alls good now, for a while.

    I just watched to two programes about ATOS & ESA. Its shows people just dont stand a chance! I've been waiting my appeal date from Feb & dread that but trying not to worry about it until I have too.

    Thanks again for your help & support.

    Luv & Hugs

    Jackie xx

  • Aww thank you so much Libbyde that is very kind of you. I will no doubt take you up on your offer at some point. To be honest I'd be lost without Mum & Dad & even my son. He is a good lad most times & supportive. I think he is stressed with work & then we're clashing. Alls good now, for a while.

    I just watched to two programes about ATOS & ESA. Its shows people just dont stand a chance! I've been waiting my appeal date from Feb & dread that but trying not to worry about it until I have too.

    Thanks again for your help & support.

    Luv & Hugs

    Jackie xx

  • Aww thank you so much Libbyde that is very kind of you. I will no doubt take you up on your offer at some point. To be honest I'd be lost without Mum & Dad & even my son. He is a good lad most times & supportive. I think he is stressed with work & then we're clashing. Alls good now, for a while.

    I just watched to two programes about ATOS & ESA. Its shows people just dont stand a chance! I've been waiting my appeal date from Feb & dread that but trying not to worry about it until I have too.

    Thanks again for your help & support.

    Luv & Hugs

    Jackie xx

  • Aww thank you so much Libbyde that is very kind of you. I will no doubt take you up on your offer at some point. To be honest I'd be lost without Mum & Dad & even my son. He is a good lad most times & supportive. I think he is stressed with work & then we're clashing. Alls good now, for a while.

    I just watched to two programes about ATOS & ESA. Its shows people just dont stand a chance! I've been waiting my appeal date from Feb & dread that but trying not to worry about it until I have too.

    Thanks again for your help & support.

    Luv & Hugs

    Jackie xx

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