I am in a similar boat. Sometimes I am so stressed that I lash out at people even strangers. Even at times I am almost at an even keel.
I realized that I tend to clench my jaw, which eventually gives me a headache/migraine. I am irritable and not pleasant to be around. I get the shakes, and the fuzzy/distorted thinking. Most of the time I can't even get daily task done because of this overwhelming with stressed.
I feel like my moods are affected by my stress/anxiety level. I have been having a lot of mixed-states states lately, I was more hypomanic when I was younger. I also noticed that my stress level has peaked in the last few years.
I started seeing a therapist again about 2 months ago, and I feel at least 5-10% better, but the tension is still there. I have been taking Buspar which has taken some of the edge off, but it's still out of control. I keep finding myself in a reclusive state, away from the world. This is not intentional, but it seems to be a way I am coping. Though this is not the way to overcome my issue. That is when I am not in a pissed state, and yelling at everyone who makes me feel more stressed than I want to be.
I myself don't know how to handle myself or others in this state. I wish I could be of more help, me I am in the same boat as you and wondering what else to do.
"Don't let your yesterday, ruin your today"
Post Edited (olivia of course) : 6/2/2007 9:40:52 AM (GMT-6)