just moody i guess

By gregsDAD Latest Reply 2009-12-26 23:29:57 -0600
Started 2009-12-22 14:09:41 -0600

I had alot of good news lately, the test cameback really good as i shared with you all acouple weeks ago (stress and A1c). Here lately i don't really know exactly why but I seem to be really moody. I'm ok, not depressive but can be really grouchy or irritable. Sometimes it seems I get upset over things that don't really matter. If this happens to anyone else let me know what you do to get a grip. thanks for your help.

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Pat Roth
Pat Roth 2009-12-26 23:29:57 -0600 Report

I think that it is perfectly normal to have a high, like getting ready for Christmas, then afterwards, coming down off of that high, a bit like not eating too much ice cream, some tastes good, but too much, is sickening. I think that body can not maintain such a high for long, it must come down too and REST! The contrast might make one feel that they are depressed, when all they need is to focus on another new project—-pick up your crafts, exercise—-walk as much as you can—-just keep moving—-when you catch your breath, you will have those sweet memories, or such—-if the holidays didn't go as you wished! Nighty night!! Pat R

Turtle 2009-12-26 22:19:03 -0600 Report

wow everyone here seems to have great info. I agree with Deb and the hypoglycemia idea and while I have never liked 12 step programs, the one here is great I like HALT it makes sense.

Yes, I have feelings like yours often. I use lavender oil as aromatherapy it helps me calm down lots. Do not drive while you do lavender extract…it relaxes ppl and you may not be alert.

Anonymous 2009-12-25 12:32:21 -0600 Report

I borrowed from twelve step programs which teach HALT. If you are feeling out of sorts, HALT; you may be too HUNGRY (aka hypoglycemia), ANGRY (Deal with it); LONELY (reach out to someone); TIRED - take a nap! Amazing how many times one of those conditions crept up on me without being aware until I realized was acting crabby or feeling crabby and out of sorts. When I HALT, I can make things better for myself and those around me. THANKS 12 Step programs for sharing that wisdom with me through your members years ago.

Pat Roth
Pat Roth 2009-12-24 23:53:57 -0600 Report

Emotions are not a curse, although we have been taught that they are, do not curse, do not cry, do not get angry—-just think about it—-after bottling up EVERYTHING for awhile, who wouldn't get cranky!! As one of our members recently stated, "emotions leak"! How true, just smile and try to fake it a bit—-it is OK, and not being disloyal to yourself and others—-Best Wishes !PR

Harlen 2009-12-22 18:35:37 -0600 Report

I know how you feel, I think it just mite be the time of year, I get grumpy some times at this time of year.
With things going the way they are in the world you may just be stress.
I hope you feel better soon
Best wishes

DiabetesDiva 2009-12-24 21:44:34 -0600 Report

I thought I was the only one! My husband & I made some radical changes in our lives just in the last 90 days. These days I'm on the verge of tears and very cranky. My BGL has been all over the place because of the stress. Husband has been patient & kind, thank goodness. I did not realize the bgl could be a factor. Thanks for the insight!


Hinboyz3 2009-12-22 17:45:30 -0600 Report

It's not only you its been me lately too. Don't know if it has to do with whats going on all over the world or just in my world. But we all have those special moments where we just need a break or stress reliever. I know I just want a vacation somewhere warm sunny and calming. Maybe one day soon. It will soon pass just try to work on thru it.

Sue Turner
Sue Turner 2009-12-22 15:30:00 -0600 Report

Hi Gregs Dad,

I really don't have and advice as to how to get a grip! Just letting you know that you are not alone. I go through this alot. Like Deb has mentioned this could be a symptom of Moderate Hypoglycemia. I had an episode last night where my bs dropped to 28,(very scary) this morning it was 317, so needless to say, I have been dealing with a lot of emotion, and irritablility today. I don't know if it is from stress of the seson, or just me. Anyway I saw my therapist yesterday, and I really unloaded on him, poor guy…Wish I had some good advice for you. But, just know that you are not alone… Hang in there! Maybe, this too shall passs, we can only hope!!!

Deb-G 2009-12-22 14:25:31 -0600 Report

Hello :)

I am very much like this at times also…Awesome your A1C is good but keep in mind irritability and anger can be a symptom of Moderate Hypoglycemia…I experience some reactive episodes and always a mood swing is involved…after that comes the confusion etc etc…but maybe your swings are lows? (which would still yield you a good A1C)…

Just a thought…For sure not a diagnosis…its one of my first indicators if i'm paying attention to it :)


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