Posted 8/8/2007 6:33 AM (GMT -7)

I have had periods of weird mood swings like you describe, except I am very aware of the shift and I have no reason for the mood.  I would laugh for no reason, cry for no reason, get agitated for no reason.  No matter what your reason or non-reason is, I would explain this to a doctor.  Could be many things like the medication or depression, mood instability, adapting to changes (stress) or signify something else.  I have had all these at one time or another but it was very hard to tell what was going on when it happened.  Both a doctor and a counselor need to know this information if it continues. Sometimes we all have a day or a week here or there, like PMS, which isn't a big deal.  But if it continues a couple of weeks or so (or you have other symptoms), it should be looked at - Kristin 

 

 


 
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Posted 8/8/2007 7:49 AM (GMT -7)
Des,

I'm so sorry you're going through this. When I read your post I wondered the same thing that Lynnwood did about any changes in your meds.

Most of my major mood swings have been caused by hormones. I don't know how old you are, but I also wondered if you could be pre-menopausal. During that period of time for me, I had trouble living with myself because my moods would swing from happy to mad to extremely irritable, to weepy, and on and on. Something make me think that you're too young for menopause.

Since I went through menopause I take estrogen and a few months ago when I was trying to quit taking some of my meds, I didn't refilll my estrogen and within a week was feeling angry and irritable with my family. After a few weeks I got back on it and my mood stabilized. Do you see an obgyn for your birth control?

On the other hand, I also understand the mood swing that come as a result of being chronically ill with no end in sight. But this sounds like something else, doesn't it.

I hope this passes for you Des. You're always so sweet and supportive of everyone here and I hope you feel back to your old self again soon. I'll be thinking about you.

Love,

Pat
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Posted 8/8/2007 9:10 AM (GMT -7)
Both lupus and several of the lupus medications can effect our hormone levels. This is part of what causes our fevers and hot flashes, as well as our mood swings. While menopause may be an additional factor, I was thinking that if the mood swings are associated w/hormone changes, that would effect the menstrual cycle -- then these menstrual changes would help indicate hormonal changes. That's sorta the other way around than if you were menopausal, in that case any hormone changes that would effect mood swings would come from menopause rather than from lupus or lupus medications. I hope that makes sense -- please do mention it to your gyn, as there are supposed to be tests (even an OTC counter one, but I can't locate it) that use markers in the urine to identify menopause. Regardless of source (menopause or lupus/meds), there are a number of ways to control these crazy rapid mood swings. A little Xanax helped me thru mine! Lynnwood,   Co-Moderator: Lupus Forum SLE(’00), Sjogren's Syndrome, SAD, Depression, Herpes Simplex 1 Piroxicam, Plaquenil, Cellcept, Prednisone, Trazodone, Fosamax, Wellbrutrin SR, Valtrex Links: DIAGNOSING LUPUS(4of11) , LUPUS INFORMATION , LUPUS RESOURCES , Donate to HealingWell , Drug Interactions
Posted 8/8/2007 10:08 AM (GMT -7)
Thanks Kristen, Pat, and Lynn

Will do... I'm hoping its just a slight temporary irritation. I will mention it to my doc though either way. Menopause... well I'm 31 but anything is possible I guess. But I'm almost convinced along with all of you that it is probably hormonal. Makes perfect sense. Given that I will not be on any type of hormones anymore, I guess I will need to learn to just deal with it. I was thinking depression at first but I don't think that wacky mood swings are a part of it, I can be depressed one minute and then chipper the next. Crazy!!!

Kris, I'm so glad that I'm not alone, just not happy to hear that you go through the same thing. Pat, thank you so much for saying that, I really needed that about now. :) Lynn, Good idea about the Xanax, I take Klonopin and may take some when my mood goes haywire... couldn't hurt.

Again, your responses put a smile on my face... thank you.
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Posted 8/8/2007 10:49 AM (GMT -7)

Hi all,

Boy am I glad I was fishing thru posts here and I just posted on Lyrica today, and saw these, gosh same thing is happeneing to me on estrogen and a ton of stomach meds, and been trying antidepressants due to anxiety,dep. and pains from lupus, so now I think you guys might have answered my question let me give a little back up here: I started on 10mg of elavil only at night on that 3 mo, and was just soooooo sedating was great for sleep but not that great for pain so doc had me try cymbalta 20mg then got a severe@ allergic reaction after 10 days on it so I had to stop so then doc talked of symbyax or Lyrica he has samples so that will save $ but my biggest problem is mostly pains and depression now like I said on my post today I had a question on Lyrica it seems like most of the websites on it its mostly for pain not anx./depression so I see doc tom. and was going to have  a LONG talk about these 2 drugs. For my problem Im glad you posted about Lyrica as it MAY be the wrong drug to go on as Prednisone does control pain for me alittle.  Sorry to babble on here but seems like Iwill be trying symbyax (antdeprssant combo of  olanzapine/fluoxetine) unless doc comes up with something on the Lyrica.  Iwill keep you informed on it tx so much for listening and informing me of things on drugs.   I know we are not docs but sometimes coming here helps us even more.  Tx  Jonny (female)

 

Posted 8/8/2007 10:54 AM (GMT -7)
Lynnwood, what you said makes so much sense. You have a way of explaining things so well. Des, I've been taking compounded estrogen for about six years, and other than when I stopped taking it for a month, my mood has been more stable than it has since I started my period at age 14. I love my estrogen! Since you're only 31, you guys are right, you're not likely to be in pari-menopause. I hope you wait another 20 years for that!
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Posted 8/8/2007 10:58 AM (GMT -7)
Hi Des--
My doc gives me extra klonopin every month for that very reason. She doesn't want me freaking out and calling the office, LOL. Might be a rebound from stopping the hormones, just be careful if you have bad thoughts you need to tell someone right away. I'm glad you are talking to the doc. I got polycystic ovary disease and endometriosis before thirty with the onset of this lovely condition I have and very gratefully received a hysterectomy at 35. It started out with hormonal craziness. Also, perimenopause starts in some women as young as thirty, possibly earlier in some.

I just hope you feel better and whatever happens just know it will change again!
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Posted 8/12/2007 8:25 PM (GMT -7)
My daughter has always had huge mood swings which were generally at times of PMS or when things were going really wrong and she would get depressed. She just found out that she has pcos, and she is being treated by the use of bcp's. At first, she was in a happy, up mood, but now she is stressing out at her job bigtime (too much work) she seems to always be in a bad mood, and letting her boyfriend get her angry and upset a lot even though I told her not to sweat the small stuff. Of course I don't know the whole story, but can PCOS change your moods from very up to very down? Previously, she had been diagnosed with depression but totally refuses going on anti-depressants. When her mood is really bad, she really wants to fight with me, yelling at me abut this or that, when really, I did absolutely nothing wrong. I basically ignore her when this happens.

Could she possibly be bipolar also? Two or three psychiatrists diagnosed her with depression, and not bipolar. I want to help her, but really at this point (she is 25), I really don't know what to advise her, other than to boost her spirits when she is down. When she gets so irritable and down, it makes me feel the same way.

Any ideas or suggestions?
Posted 8/12/2007 9:38 PM (GMT -7)
Janet,

I had never heard of PCOS so I googled it and found the following interesting websites. If you read through these and if she's willing to do the same, it may help her realize that something can be done to help her. It sounds like a miserable situation, and if taking birth control pills could help she might find that her life settles down. As a young woman I suffered greatly from PMS and it felt like I was bipolar. Just before my periods I would get so depressed and irritable and would convince myself that during the times that I was happy I was just fooling myself. Then two days later I'd be not just happy, but joyful. It was completely tied to my periods, which were always 28 days apart and I'm sure my family suffered from my mood swings. Since menopause my mood is very mellow and stable. I just hope that your daughter can find a good doctor who will help her understand the need for treatment.



www.4women.gov/faq/pcos.htm


women.webmd.com/tc/Polycystic-Ovary-Syndrome-PCOS-Topic-Overview

Good luck,

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Posted 8/13/2007 9:40 AM (GMT -7)
Pat,

Thanks for your reply! I will definitely check the websites you emailed me. My daughter always had the worst PMS too, in fact one of her obgyns told her she had PMDD and wanted her to take the female version of Prozac. It did start to help, but as soon as she found out what it really was, she refused to continue on it or ever take any other anti-depressants. In fact, she saw a psychiatrist for therapy for quite awhile when she was in high school, and he did help her.

She is extremely sensitive when her boyfriend or I say something that might upset her. She constantly tells me he did this or that, but the truth of it is she can be a handful with her moods and it is so hard for those close to her. If he can live with her for 3+ years, he must have a huge amount of patience. I know she can be very nasty when the mood strikes her.

I also think the stress of her job - 7AM to 5PM Mon.-Fri. really takes a toll on her moods. She also has a travel time of about an hour each way. She is swamped and her boss is trying to find her an assistant. As stressful and demanding as her job is, she wants to stick it out for as long as she can.

Janet
Posted 8/13/2007 8:02 PM (GMT -7)
Hi Janet--
PCOS definitely causes mood swing because the ovaries are not producing proper amounts of hormones, they may work one day, too well, and then not again for months. This causes fluctuations in hormones. I don't know what bcps are but estrogen and other hormones really help. The behavior you describe is more indicative of hormonal behavior. I am very hypothyroid (though my TSH looks normal ro barely high, I have antibodies to my thyroid called TPOs and they are extremely high--like 1000 when they should be at most 60). High TPOs mean I have autoimmune thyroid disease. Because my pituitary is also effected, my TSH does not rise like others, but my thyroid hardly functions and I have all the symptoms. Fluctuations in one hormone creates fluctuations in all of them, so behavior and bloodwork may be off and hard to read. I would suggest she be check for autoimmune thyroid disease (hashimotos) since it often occurs with PCOS and several other diseases may also occur with it. You daughter is ill and working, but obviously not feeling really great, so you need to take it with a grain of salt. To jump to the conclusion that whe has mental illness when it has been determined that she has a hormonal imbalance probably isn't a good idea. I know you probably just want her to behave and be happy, but perhaps she needs encouragement to relax and take care of herself. PCOS can be extremely painful, doctors are jerks about making sure you get pain relief and proper hormones. Also know that patches are better for hormone replacement than pills or injections because they deliver and even amount through the day. When a woman takes estrogen by pill, as in birth control pills, they get eight times the amount they need within the first hour of taking it and they have less than half what they by the last half of the day. Also, the behavior you are describing sounds like too much estrogen possibly, so maybe she needs different mixture with more progesterone or a lower dose and definitely suggest a patch, I think everyone will be happier without the daily rollercoaster. I cannot take estrogen by pill because my liver doesn't like some ingredient in it and I get the behavior you describe and eventually a rash, though I can take a patch perfectly fine. At any rate, she needs to go back to the gyn and get better regulated. Adding more drugs, like psych drugs will just make things worse, even possibly increasing a risk for suicide.

I don't think there is a woman alive that hasn't been through what your daughter has gone through and though we may not be proud of it, but we were all like this and we can deny it all we want, but we all have our glitches. I understand your concern, but obviously her hormones are raging and she needs to go back the gyn and get fixed up. It may only take a phone call to a nurse to get a different prescription done. Its funny, mothers are very intolerant of their daughters, but they went through menopause once and were very very catty, and we had to deal with that, as teenagers or young adults and it wasn't very fun for us either. And mom's don't need to raise their voice to be really mean, we want so much to please them. Just try to avoid her if you can't deal with her and tell her in a friendly way that she's acting a loony and see how she likes the pills, how she thinks they are working, and tell her you think they can do a better job treating her condition and she needs to go back and get on something different, push the patches, they really work much much better if she can take them. I can sympathize, but you can tell from the post I've been on the other end, I went through a rollercoaster, but my mom was just a b**** all the time, very cold, though now we get along great. We both had problems. Just try not to judge her but to help her, and remind her that if you are seeing this behavior, it is likely coming out at work as well. I'm sure with the right hormone mixture and delivery whe will even out and be just fine. I hope both of you feel better soon and don't let this ruin your relationship. Its the doctors responsibiility to get this right, though she must communicate. Let us know what happens. I'm sure you'll do the right thing. Don't you remember ever feeling like she does, through menopause, postpartum, teenage years, ever?
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Posted 8/13/2007 9:04 PM (GMT -7)
Hi Marji,

I just finished reading your reply to me about my daughter's mood problems. She has already seen one obgyn and then as a second opinion she went to one of the best reproductive endocrinologists in New Jersey. He actually made her feel better telling her that her pcos is mild and she shouldn't have too much trouble conceiving when the time comes, and then he can treat her again. The obgyn who made the evaluation along with almost every blood test known to womankind, put her on a low estrogen birth control pill (bcp). The endocrinologist told her that she can always change to another type of birth control pill if/when need be.

My daughter just got her own benefits on her latest job. For a year or so, she had no health insurance, so I had gone with her to a local hospital and she signed up for charity care. It took a year for the diagnosis, but all the tests and dr. visits were free of charge.

She has now chosen another obgyn and has already made an appointment to see her. I will tell her to speak to that doctor about possibly changing her birth control pill to another one. My daughter's travel time/work time equals 12 hours out of 24/day. Then she does graphic design as a side job after dinner. Fortunately, she signed up for a gym a few weeks ago, and when she works out there, she tells me she feels so much better. She did mention to me today that for the last week or two she feels she has been suffering from depression (which she has suffered since puberty). Her job is really too much for her but she is determined to make it work; she has a lot of ambition and determination. She also told me on the phone before that she hadn't felt well yesterday and today she feels like she is coming down with something, and that's why she was so cranky when we were together. She said she feels exhausted also. Isn't fatigue a part of PCOS too?

She is in a very close relationship with her bf, and he does have a tendency to butt into things when she wants to figure things out on her own. I told her to start ignoring some of the things he says. She feels he can be condescending to her at times, which stresses her out to no end. They have to work on their relationship by themselves.


Janet
Posted 8/14/2007 5:06 PM (GMT -7)
Hi Janet,
Yes, and she is definitely working very hard. When I worked that hard, especially when I did computer work, just the sitting all the time and focusing so much can really make you stiff, painful in the back and wrists and eyes and give you tremendous headaches. I used to say that computer work causes depression (as a joke) because its like sitting and doing math all day, you have to focus so much and it saps all your serotonin and other brain chemicals. I'm not so sure that that isnt true. The gym is good, I did that while I could still do it. You're right fatigue and everything can come from the PCOS, I just think that the patches are better at delivering estrogen than the pills, because patches give you an even dose all day, while the pill is up and down. I would get very tired and grouchy when my pill wore off and in the morning I was really energetic, though somewhat thinskinned, due to tons of estrogen. I did better on the pills with more progesterone in them. As far as I know this is a trial and error thing, but there is no reason why she shouldn't be getting a more even and effective response from the hormones. I'm glad she can still have kids and all and that she saw some good doctors and bf can be real jerks, especially when she works so many hours, you just aren't in the mood after that for any pettty crap from the bf. Been there too long ago. Anyway, I'm glad you are helping you and she has you as a sane mirror of sorts to help her. Her body is changing now due to the pcos, and maybe not for the best, it might just get worse regardless, mine did. Didn't mean I wasn't fertile, was very, when I did have a period. Hopefully they did a good check on the thyroid, sounds like they tested everything, so maybe just a call to the doc to see if maybe she should wait and see if these moods go away or try a different one. It took me three or four to get set, before I developed an allergy to them, then when I went on patches they had to up it for me and I changed patches a couple times too. I'm sure you will help her get this straightened out, and the good thing is that YOU realize that she shouldn't be suffering so much, and that you care enough to help her. I always stick up for the kids, I just think young women have it so hard these days, men aren't what they used to be, in many cases, only want a woman for a paycheck or whatever their game is. Chivalry is all but dead. But she's very lucky to have you and I trust that you will gently steer her towards doing the right thing, whatever that is.

The endocrinologist told her that she can always change to another type of birth control pill if/when need be.
Love, Marji
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Posted 8/16/2007 7:15 PM (GMT -7)
Hey Des,

I'm sorry you are having such an emotional roller-coaster. I didn't have time to read all the kind responses, but I'm hopping some of them could shed some light for you.

Between our meds and our physical problems we can just be drained of so much energy.

You explained your dilemma very well and I really don't know how to answer except that I'm sending you . . .

Hugs and blessings!
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Posted 8/16/2007 9:29 PM (GMT -7)
Thanks... yes I am doing much better... 99.999% sure it was hormones because I hit my cycle 2 days later. Never had PMS this bad but I just got off of hormonal birth control and that probably regulated my moods. Can't have that anymore though so I will just hang a sign around my neck a few days before I'm due as a warning to my husband. :-) I was pretty awful. Missed the IUD since my cycle ended right before my appt so I have to wait almost another month. I just want to get it over with.
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Posted 8/18/2007 10:34 AM (GMT -7)
Hi Des,
   I'm glad to hear your doing better and have possibly figured out the cause. I like your idea of hanging a warning sign around your neck before your cycle...lol.
   Take care and keep us updated. You will be in my thoughts and prayers.
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Posted 8/19/2007 9:52 AM (GMT -7)
Hi Des,

I'm also glad to hear you're doing better and know what's been causing your mood swings. I can sympathize so much with you because now that I have finally gotten over that part of my life, I know what it is to feel normal all the time. When I had PMS what I wanted most was to get away from myself. When I would try to brush my hair I'd want to scream because I couldn't do anything with it. When someone would walk into the room, I'd want to scream at them and would look for reasons to do so. If anyone were to ask me if I was going through PMS, I'd want to scream louder because I'd think they didn't understand me. In other words, I would become totally irrational. I learned to admit what was going on with me and forewarn my family. I can remember my husband getting the deer in the floodlights look on his face and asking my daughter if she wanted to go to the movies with him. They would practically run out of the house.

I don't quite know why we women are chosen to go through this. One remedy that did help was to take water pills. I was prescribed triamterene by a gyn many years ago. She explained to me that just prior to your period your body begins to retain more water, and that includes your brain. So if you get rid of the excess water on your brain it can help with the feelings of irritability. Sounds strange, but it really did help.

I'm glad you're through the worst of it this month Des and hope you get a handle on it. My heart goes out to you.

Take care.

Love,

Pat
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Posted 8/20/2007 8:08 AM (GMT -7)
Thanks Babs and Pat,

I'm interested in these water pills you speak of. Is it a diuretic? I do retain a lot of water and can easily pack on 2-3 extra pounds in the couple of days leading to my cycle. That's a lot of water!! I never thought of the possibility of water on the brain. That is kind of scary to think of but an eye opener. I may talk to my GYN about that next month. I did want to bring up the PMS stuff with her too when I'm there so I'll put this also on the list. If a water pill can ease some of this, I'll be happy to add another pill to my cabinet. Thanks again for the info!!

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Posted 8/20/2007 4:40 PM (GMT -7)
Des,

Yes, it's a diuretic. lol. I've just always called them water pills. The doctor who first prescribed them was a professor of gynocology at the med school and seemed to know her stuff.

Let me know what your GYN has to say about your pms.

Pat
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Posted 8/21/2007 12:30 AM (GMT -7)
I know what you mean -- I am having my period right now and it seems to get heavier and heavier each month. I was diagnosed with endometriosis when I was 16 (I am 31 now) and they had me on the pill until two years ago when, thanks to the lupus, I developed a blood clot. Since then, my periods have gotten heavier and heavier, more and more painful. I take motrin and that's about all I can take. I was cuddled in a ball yesterday, and I had the OB ultra tampon AND a super pad on overnight. The toilet was like koolaid red. I've focused so much on the lupus the past few years that my female parts seem to be making their presence known now. ugh! i hate my body sometimes. Any advice??
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