Depression

petals
By petals Latest Reply 2010-07-18 12:22:34 -0500
Started 2010-07-16 21:41:06 -0500

I haven't felt like myself for the past couple of days. I feel like crying alot ,if don't feel that way then I am bitchy. I don't know if this has anything to do with my vitamin d and vitamin b12 being low or with the diabetes. I just wondered if any one has felt this way? I don't have periods , so I know that pms is not the problem!!


16 replies

bettymachete
bettymachete 2010-07-17 10:14:07 -0500 Report

UGH!!! and just because you are feeling "bitchy" or upset about something deep down, dont always think it's hormonal. I really dislike it when people assume that it meer hormones that cause women to get angry. It's like saying that girls and women are incapable of being mad without it having to do with their menstrual cycle or hormones.

Typical discussion between my daughter and son or even me and some men in my life through out the years.

Daughter: Ugh. I'm so mad!

Son: Oh… ::wink:: Are you… You know.

Daughter: What? I can't just be mad because he doesn't treat me right? Gosh…

Son: SO YOU ARE PMSing.

Daughter: …No. Just shut up and go away.

Son: Gosh, don't get so mad just cause you're on your period.

petals
petals 2010-07-17 12:13:16 -0500 Report

I know what you mean, tha really pisses me off!!! I haven't had a period in over 15 years, so hmm, I wonder what on earth could be making me mad or bitchy now!? :)

RAYT721
RAYT721 2010-07-17 12:40:00 -0500 Report

I am getting a complex here … *I* seem to have the ability to make a lot of women mad and bitchy. But then I make 'em laugh and the make up sex is great. Er, um, I'm just sayin'

MAYS
MAYS 2010-07-17 13:04:18 -0500 Report

It's your hormones !
Not the female type, the general human functioning type, your pancreas and the insulin are both a part of the human endocrine system, whenever one component of the endocrine system works harder or goes out of whack (your pancreas as a diabetic) your hormonal balance is affected resulting in an unbalance of sorts that the body tries to correct, in diabetics this is nearly impossible due to the body either not producing insulin or producing very little or non usable insulin.
The entire body begins to stress out because our bodies are designed (?) to operate flawlessly with a corrective mechanism to oversee and correct any problems that may occur.
Failure to do so helps to create stress, which effects our emotions, the by product of which is anger, frustration, yelling, crying etc., you get the picture.

You think that it's bad on you, if you only knew …

~Mays~

petals
petals 2010-07-17 18:54:14 -0500 Report

Mays , that makes a lot sense. It's bad on my hubby as well. If that was what you were thinking!!:) I try very hard not to take it out on him, but lately he is part of the problem.

MAYS
MAYS 2010-07-17 19:19:41 -0500 Report

Well if that's the case, you know what to do …
I'm outta' here ! (No help from me, he's on his own).

petals
petals 2010-07-18 12:06:47 -0500 Report

Thank you Mays for taking my side. We had another talk last night, hopefully this one took!! I know that I can't change him, soI am going to work on how I can change how I handle my self and my emotions.

MAYS
MAYS 2010-07-18 12:16:23 -0500 Report

Remember that stress raises your blood sugar level, it's a part of our defense mechanism as humans, don't counteract your progress of managing your glucose level by raising it due to outside stress, work things out together, a solution is better than no solution.

~Mays~

petals
petals 2010-07-18 12:22:34 -0500 Report

You are right Mays, and we are trying to work it out. I will take care of myself no matter what. We have been married for over 22 years, I am not ready to throw that all away, I love him and I know that he loves me. Just some of his actions have got to change.

MAYS
MAYS 2010-07-17 01:52:41 -0500 Report

How can I cheer you up ?
It's a combination of hormones and diabetes combined, your endocrine system is working overtime due to diabetes, just remember that it's what's going on inside of you that's causing the depression, not you.
If I can balance my body on my head, (which I can't), would that make you laugh and feel better ?

~Mays~

bettymachete
bettymachete 2010-07-16 22:18:51 -0500 Report

Oh petals, I'm sorry you're feeling bad. I am trying myself to keep the mood swings in check lately. I noticed that I tend to flip out a bit from time to time more often as things boil over. I know that things for me are becoming more stressful as the new school year draws closer. I have an understanding of things that are causing me to feel this way though. What has changed for you recently?

There are a combination of factors that set me on a path of depression. One of my biggest flaws is that I try to do things alone. I know this about me, my father was the same way. We are proud and try to self medicate our problems so we aren't a burden to others or worry others, I think there is also a bit of control freak in me that makes me this way.

Knowing these things about me I write down the most recent changes that cause me grief and look at the things that I personally can control. I separate those from things unknown and things I can't control. Doing this, allows me to make choices on the things I can control and address those issues first to get them out of the way. The things I can't control (which I hate) I generally resign myself and discuss with my husband or someone I trust and figure out a few courses of action to deal with those..the unknown things I discuss with my doctor but generally end up giving those to God. Sometimes, knowing I am not expected to deal with everything alone is the biggest help, but it's normally me that holds me back from reaching out. Feel better and if you want someone to talk with you are always welcome to give me a call anytime. I will inbox you my number.

Betty

petals
petals 2010-07-17 10:02:18 -0500 Report

Thanks for the advice. Something has changed recently, well just pushed to the front, it's been going on for over 4 years. But I am not ready to talk about it just it. Like you I try to do things alone. I haven't gave this over to God yet and I will make sure that I do that today. I will try the writing the things down to see if that will help me or not. I know that it is nothing that I can change, but it does involve me, and it hurts me a great deal. I guess I will have to change how I handle this matter. I might be able to talk about this soon.

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