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   Posted 10/7/2007 11:44 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi feel really down today , does anyone else get this one minute your ok the next really down to the point of tears and dark thoughts? This is what i cant stand with this illness it goes up and think i need more help and support than i think. Already on medication just get a bit confused....

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   Posted 10/7/2007 7:03 PM (GMT -6)   
do you think anything triggers your mood change?  Can you give an example?  I am very moody and my mood can change instantly...but i think usually something triggers it. 

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   Posted 10/8/2007 6:47 AM (GMT -6)   
that is the way depression hits sometimes. How long have you been taking your meds?

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   Posted 10/8/2007 8:32 AM (GMT -6)   

Hi there,

Like Shy, I am curious to know how long you ahve been taking your AD meds. If you are in the first 4-6 weeks of the med (or new med) mood swings can be quite common but often settle down.


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   Posted 10/11/2007 2:05 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks for your replys been taking medication for nearly a year but not sure why get moodd swings is that part of it all? My dad was a manic Depressent and never really understood it that well but do now try to sometimes hard to get your head round this ..
Thanks for replying it means alot to me

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   Posted 10/11/2007 3:39 PM (GMT -6)   

Hi there,

Sorry to hear you having these mood swings. Perhaps you would benefit in controlling your mood swings by adding a medication to control the sudden changes in your feelings.  

It may help to talk this over with your physician. I wish you peace as your posts sounds like you are very uncomfortable with the constant mood swings.

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   Posted 10/11/2007 4:10 PM (GMT -6)   

Hi Alan

I can relate to how you're feeling - it's so frustrating when you don't understand why.  Have you been seeing your dr regularly and telling him about this??

I had to try 4 different ADs before I got onto the right one, and even then after 12 months or so the mood swings started up, tho not the deep depression, so I was put onto another medication that helped with the mood swings.  "Touch wood" - I haven't felt this good for a long long  time and no sign of falling back.

Please speak to your dr about this and get him/her to consider adjusting your meds, or at least reviewing.  Do you have CBT?  This often helps too, giving you strategies on how to deal with these mood swings when they hit.

Best wishes.


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