insulin

tommyj7
By tommyj7 Latest Reply 2014-09-01 09:55:32 -0500
Started 2014-08-26 19:40:39 -0500

has anyone had or have mood swings while using insulin


5 replies

IronOre
IronOre 2014-09-01 09:55:32 -0500 Report

I think everybody who is on insulin has had moods swings at one time or another.
For me the moods swings are the worse when my BS is low.

tommyj7
tommyj7 2014-08-27 15:32:23 -0500 Report

thank you all for your reply, the moods I get into are when I think about how, why I , am using insulin , I had a foot surgey resulting from an infection that spread, thank god that my doc opted to remove the bone from my big toe and not the toe, or worse , the foot,i had antibiotic beads put in where the bone was and saved the toe,my balance is off but I got 10 toes still,the infection went bad because my sugar was off the wall and I fought like hell, to stay off insulin for yrs because my job was insulin , needle not friendly, cdl driver, federal law, etc, so ,with my balance being off and shotting insulin, put an end to my driving career, I guess I beat myself up because I allowed myself to get to this point, but on a good note, my sugar has been beeb between 104-115, im on the right track

Robbie - 24474
Robbie - 24474 2014-08-27 14:37:49 -0500 Report

Yeah, I have to agree with the others here. My wife would probably say I am one moody S.O.B. at times. However, it is not a side-effect of the insulin. It is more an external symptom of changes in blood-glucose. Everyone is a little different. Irritability, stubbornness and mild depression seem to accompany hypoglycemic episodes. Hyperglycemic episodes seem to be more about being ticked-off for allowing myself to get that high and the resulting foul mood.

wraithmb
wraithmb 2014-08-27 08:31:36 -0500 Report

I've got the same opinion as gabby, just I get Irritable when my sugars get too low, and more depressed/lazy when they're high.

Gabby
GabbyPA 2014-08-27 07:43:41 -0500 Report

My mood swings usually come from my sugar swings. I have never thought of it being my insulin. When I run high, I can become quite the Mrs. Hyde, unfortunately.

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