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   Posted 8/14/2009 7:18 AM (GMT -6)   
Do you ever feel just incredibly irritable for no apparent reason?  Just cranky but nothing 'happened' to put you in that mood.  Or just all of a sudden that 'one more thing' makes everything overwhelming?  Or be in a situation that isn't really that big of a deal but feel so anxious that you are on the verge of tears. 
I've always been what my dad likes to call a softie.  Sensitive.  My feelings get hurt easily.  I take everything personally.  So I cry easily.  Happy or sad.  And I remember as a kid that there would be times that I would just blow my top!  I would just lose it.  I can't rememeber why.  Most likely someone hurt my feelings or something.  All grown up now,  I am still a softie.  BUT on most days I feel irritable.  Easily ticked off or if one more thing happens I will just lose it.  Then afterwards wonder why I turned into such a crazy ***** over NOTHING.  I'll apoligize to whoever I may have taken it out on, but still.  The words or actions can't be taken back. 
I used to wake up in such a good mood.  Happy for the new day.  And would remain that way.  Smiling, laughing and just enjoying life.  I want to be that person again.  I don't know what happened to her or why I am having a heck of a time finding her.  I want to start living again. 

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   Posted 8/14/2009 10:52 AM (GMT -6)   
Heeja Polar,

I'm sorry to hear how you feel. Yes, I do find myself on the edge of crying for no apparent reason. Though I am not irritated, as I blame myself for everything, not others.

Have you heard of CBT? Maybe it can help you. You could ask your counselor if you have any, or a doctor. It can help you to stabilize your mood a bit.

Also, you could check out Moodgym:

What I do when I feel tears coming up is remembering that: This Too, Will Pass. That little four word sentence helps me to overcome the sad times, and enjoy the good moments as much as I can. Because good times will come.

Take care my friend,

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   Posted 8/14/2009 12:39 PM (GMT -6)   
I think that Enwayen's idea about the cbt will help you. Remember, life is short and that we don't have to react to things if we don't want to. I am lucky, since I have been on abilify, I don't get angry very often anymore. It isn't worth getting my blood pressure up. lol...

Keep trying to keep good thoughts, and also as was said above, this too shall pass.

Best wishes,

Hugs, Karen
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   Posted 8/15/2009 7:20 AM (GMT -6)   
i would recommend some counselling-maybe a referal to a practioner who can assist i feel will greatly assist you. maybe a check up and chat with your doc would be benefical also. all the best, we care, sp keep posting. jamie.
dx, mdd,severe borderline personality disorder.
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