Scared of incoming mood swing

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Date Joined Feb 2003
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   Posted 8/2/2010 7:26 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Guys. about a month ago I was put on Prozac in addition to a low dose of Seroquel and Trazadone. I'm not sure, perhaps I forgot to take my Prozac this morning...but I'm feeling one heck of a mood swing moving in. The Prozac has actually been great the past 2 weeks. Instead of feeling all stressed out I actually haven't been feeling too much of anything. But with bills piling up again and having a very long wait to see if my shortsale will be approved, I'm feeling a bunch of feelings building up at once. And this scares me. I feel angry for still not having a real full-time job (1.5 years now in looking) of struggling with everything to survive financially, and for whatever other reasons. I also feel depressed and angry with myself and I feel real apathetic too. I feel like that big black hole is starting to open up again. So many feelings at once! But when I feel this way I tend to open my mouth without an edit button and say/act in ways that I would punish my own children for.

How do I handle this swing and stay calm? My therapist is away on vacation this week and I feel like my anchor is gone.

Thanks for listening.


big friendly elephant.
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Date Joined Mar 2009
Total Posts : 18987
   Posted 8/3/2010 3:16 AM (GMT -7)   
cass, you have begun. by communicating. alike you i too am struggling. i have been on a disability pension for 10 yrs now. so, i too will feel it when i again begin to look for employment. i myself try to defragment my mind, easier said than done. you have a lot on your plate, thus for me i actually slow things up, physically, thus the head can catch up emotionally. that darn dirty black hole sucks!! please know that i am here for you. remember that you are a caring and unique individual. as i have found out!!! my e-mail is always open. sending healing thoughts your way. jamie.

getting by
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Date Joined Sep 2007
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   Posted 8/3/2010 6:23 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Cass,
Remember, one day at a time.  One moment at a time if we have to.  I use a pill box to keep my meds in so I know if I took them or not.  It really does help. 
I know when I was working, I would forget my meds.  So you really should try a pill box, with the different days in them.  That way you know what you took.  Give it a try.
I hope that you feel better soon.  Life gets hard at times.  When you feel a mood swing coming on, try some meditation.  That grounds us and gives us a good feeling.
Best wishes to you my friend.
Hugs, Karen
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fibromyalgia, Chronic fatigue, depression,allergies
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