Mood swings

Hi, I was wondering if anyone experiences mood swings and/or emotional outbursts. I have days where I could cry over nothing and others that I'm on top of the world. Sometimes I think that others think I am crazy (and admit I think it too).

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  • Hi there!

    You're not on your own trust me.

    My wife Kim has had FND for 5 years and she is now 38 and she can break down and cry anytime, anywhere.

    It's always better to let it out as it's a release valve for your body and keeping emotions in causes all sorts of damage.

    When your life has been made to change due to illness, it's very difficult to come to terms with and some people never can.

    Kim has good days and really down days and all I can possibly advise you to do is keep taking one day at a time, talk to close people and friends and just try to keep taking one day at a time and don't ever be scared of crying and letting things out of your system.

    It's called being human,just like us all.

    All the very best to you.

    Tony & Kim 😊😊

  • Thank you so much!! I felt like everyone thought I was a nut, crying one day and happy the next. I just saw my primary doctor today and gave them the website as she had no idea about FND. I hope your wife is doing well and she is lucky to have you and the love and support you give her!

    Debbie :)

  • Me to yesterday I was great today I cant walk very well my head is dizzy and banging and im a miserable bitch !! Later I will snivel at the slightest thing and when I start to come out of it I will be snappy and irritable !! So my family tell me I don't realise its happening as my brain just shuts off !!

    Your not alone they should rename it

    EWS emotional wreck syndrome !!! 😁

  • Lol!! You are so right! Luckily my family has been very understanding and supportive. I am so happy to have found this group, I now realize that I am not alone. Thank you all!!

  • Yes I can be very much up and down. I have PTSD as well so that's a nice combination.

  • Hi Debbie, may I ask a personal question? You don't have to say what it is or if you have it not, that is not our business... , but I have found that like Tony and Kim say it can be like a release valve almost like a pressure cooker, we all have to let off steam every now and then to feel better, we have a lot to deal with!

    But also I have found through therapy that my inner child /subconcious is telling me that there are still things that I still need to work on in therapy to help myself to heal heal from past trauma, big or simple. Things I may not remember or even know about because my mind has hidden them away so deeply to protect myself during that time of trauma when i couldn't deal with it. Your body needs to access those times, be mindful of what you feel, what you are thinking when you start crying. Does anything out of the ordinary come up for you? Focus on this thoughts and feelings and try and be with that part of you that is hurting. Comfort yourself, let yourself know that it will be ok.. Things like that, I don't know, it is a shot in the dark, but worth trying. Like I say, I don't know your history, but it doesn't hurt to be there for yourself and know you will get through this. That tomorrow is another day. You are not alone. Bad days happen, just keep trying to smile when you can. Good luck


  • Hi Cheryl, thank you so much for your response. I do see a therapist and am trying to work on myself and I really do think its helping. Your post really brightened my morning "tomorrow is another day and you are not alone. Bad days happen, just keep trying to smile". Nothing could be more true, thank you for that! I see you live in the US, I do also. I live in Florida (still cleaning up after hurricane Irma).


  • Hi Debbie, I'm glad my message helped. you never know sometimes. I think for one thing, knowing that you are not alone is huge. That there are others out there that are going through similar issues with this which is why I love this site. Oh No.. Florida? :o( Did your area get hit really bad? I can't even imagine it. I have been fortunate so far to live where I do in Utah.. No Hurricanes, Some flooding here and there, but my house is in a relatively safe place for that, However they say we should get a huge earthquake some day that could make our city like a bowl of jello because we have around 5 or so fault lines from mountain to mountain. One of them is about 5 blocks away. Its one thing or another isn't it?

    I would love to chat with you more off the site if you would like.

    Hope today is a better day! One of my mottos is..

    Smile, it makes people wonder what you've been up too! he he..


  • Hi Cheryl, so sorry it has taken me awhile to get back to you. Yes we live in Naples, FL (originally from Mass) and unfortunately got hit hard from Irma. Luckily we didn't have any severe damage (part of roof, total fencing around house and pool and LOTS of debris). You said you live in Utah, are you worried about any potential earthquakes? I guess there is something no matter where you live. I would love to talk off site, my email is Hope you are having a great day!


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