Mood swings

By lisaloo2429 Latest Reply 2012-01-02 15:51:12 -0600
Started 2011-12-29 10:49:09 -0600

My mood swings have been so up and down, feel like I'm on a rollercoaster. Does anybody have this problem. I'm taking my Pristiq and Cymbalta but I'm just not feeling like they are working. Maybe it's just the holidays.

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red flower lady
red flower lady 2012-01-02 15:51:12 -0600 Report

Diabetes will play with your moods, but since you are new to it you have a whole lot to deal with as well. The diagnosis is a life changing event and that can be hard for some. Do you have the option of controling it with diet and exercise and maybe getting off of meds? Either way, jumping on it early can save you alot of problems as you will read about on this site. Since the holidays are over, feeling any better? Let me know if I can help.

reneeramaekers 2011-12-30 10:20:54 -0600 Report

I have a real bad problem with my moods and I hate it !!!! I take celexa but I still cry when I'm upset I feel like I'm crazy sometimes.
I try to stay positive and eat right and workout but the holidays are hard. Everyone is eating whatever they want and their lives have not been turned upside down by some disease.
My mother-n-law makes so much candy and I know it's so good !!! I couldn't pass it up after 3 days of staring it down. Then I have to deal with the guilt of eating so it's just a crazy cycle that I just need to jump off of !!!
But back on the question. I have to fight through it too. I hope you get better control of it and many happy days

jayabee52 2011-12-29 17:20:45 -0600 Report

Howdy Lisa
I really had a lot of difficulty with my moods early on in my Dx. I wanted to do crazy things, things I KNEW would hurt me. Things like going out and getting wasted on alcohol and then "go play" in Las Vegas traffic (not even recommended when sober— LoL!) But once I got my BGs under better control my moods became more manageable.

Before my Dx of diabetes I also had a lot of depression, and I took Zoloft for it. I was told it made a difference in my behaviour but inside I really couldn't tell the difference. If drug therapy is not working for you, you may want to change medications, or you may want to add some talk therapy to what you're doing now. Sometimes just getting the right med for YOU takes some doing, but I understand from those who found the right combo the results are worth it.

Me? I just toughed it out, and eventually I got back on solid ground again.

Unfortunately I had to go through a divorce and find a wonderful lady (Jem) to find solid ground again and to have peace of mind once more. I think I was slowly coming to it without Jem's help, but she made it a lot more fun to get there. Now she has passed from this life yet even in my grieving her loss of her I have not lost the peace of mind I once had.

I also now have DC in my life which does center me and gives me a sense of purpose.

Blessings on your search Lisa