Why do I always get so mad

By josephine5213 Latest Reply 2011-03-17 23:30:42 -0500
Started 2011-02-25 17:49:10 -0600

Im type 2 …Why do I always get so mad all the time, for no reason at all..I wake up in the morning mad, I get mad for every little thing, when no one listens to me, when there is too much noise, I try not to get mad but I cant help it, it just happeneds I hate it cuz my kids always tell me "Mom why can't you ever be happy" and that really hurts me a lot, I do try tobe happy but it don't work..

21 replies

melcoujes 2011-03-17 23:29:24 -0500 Report

One word: PAXIL
I was diagnosed with obbsessive compulsive disorder which affected my sugars due to the stress I created for myself. (By the way, it was suggested that I probebly have diabeties becuase of the high stress levels I created for my self for twenty-five years!) I had to have everything done NOW and my way or I would lose it. The sugars were always below 180 so I couldn't blame the meds. The doctor knew exactly what I had once I described the anxiety, worry, and sleeplessness over my diabeties (and other issues). I feel so much better now!! :) No more angry episodes, a lot less anxiety when my numbers are not perfect, a lot less worry about trying to be the perfect wife, mother, daughter, friend, and so many other things I had worried about.
I would suggest talking to your doctor and see what they have to say.

EmiliaK 2011-03-03 19:56:00 -0600 Report

Hello Josephine,

My suggestion is that you ask your doctor to test you for vitamins B complex status. This group of vitamins affects the nervous system including the brain. A deficiency can make you depressed and always on the edge. It is very easy to correct. If the test shows a deficiency, your doctor will prescribe you a Vitamin B complex supplement and you will be alright (provided this is the cause).

Have a great day,

Emilia Klapp, R.D.,B.S.

vegout 2011-03-02 08:43:27 -0600 Report

i have not been diagnosed with any sugar problems. my mom was borderline and controlled it with diet and exercise. every mid-morning i am overcome with and urge for sweets, i almost instantaneously become irritable after eating the sweets. i too have been talked to about because of my behavior. i'm fine until i feed my urge, but then become almost out of control. my bs levels have not risen any concerns as of yet. could is this be a pre-diabetic symtom ? i try to resist the urge but become frantic at some point to get the sweets…V.

echowit 2011-03-01 22:43:51 -0600 Report

There are, I think, a lot of us in this with you. In my case it's depression and/or a real sullen atitude 1; when my BS numbers are out of normal range, or 2; when I spend too much time thinking about having to worry about my BS numbers… I'm learning to anticipate the coming storm by how i feel physically and emotionally but still occassionally get surprised by my thoughts and moods.

Deep breath and a cuppa tea are my only sure answers. Actually the process of making tea and the time spent anticipating it during the steep are probably the calming factors.

Anyway, you're not wierd or anything. Main thing — you're not alone. This is a good place to hang out.

And vent if need be …

christie donahey
christie donahey 2011-03-01 14:14:00 -0600 Report

oh girl i know right !!!!!!! what i did was i checked my bs when i got angry and realized alot of times when i start getting bitchy and snapping at people my bs is really low i was just too busy to notice it yet then i would start with the dizzyness and shakes. u should check it when u start feeling angry. u never know or it could be a chemical imbalance which is an easy fix i mean u can get on a mood stabalizer and trust me u and everyone around u will notice a big difference

Limaries 2011-02-28 17:00:16 -0600 Report

I'm with you as well. I've been with diabetes for almost 10 years. Believe me, there's times that I can't even stand myself when I feel grumpy. It's part of it. When I feel that way, I try to do things I love to get my mind of things. Music helps me a lot, relaxes me. Love gardening and that cheers me up as well, until a squirrel digs on my containers! lol

josephine5213 2011-02-28 20:03:26 -0600 Report

WoW!!! I find that music also helps me,I also like to do Gardening, I just love my tomatoes and chiles..I have to watch out for the gofers..

Swbtab03 2011-02-28 12:03:40 -0600 Report

I'm with you josephine, I am always in a bad mood my kids say the same thing why am I so Grouchy all the time. I don't have low numbers but I get so upset over the dumbest things and I swear I do not how to control myself. I get mad at stupid things like my daughter leaves a unfinished drink in the kitchen, (I'm a clean kitchen freak), of if they do not put there clothes away. I dont just snap I yell and I cannot stand my self,but yet I recognize it, I tell myself do not yell at the kids, but as soon as one of them does something wrong I yell. I feel like the worst parent in the world, I know my issue but for some reason I cannot control my anger. I just might need to see a doctor myself, but I dont know what someone else telling me what to do is going to change, as stubborn as I am.
but I feel your pain, wish there was a answer of this all of sudden mood change.
I do take metformin, but other meds for other issues I sometimes wonder if it is the meds plays a part in it.

Dr Gary
Dr GaryCA 2011-02-26 19:44:57 -0600 Report


I am not a physician but my clients facing diabetes often talk about the mood swings that accompany the ups and downs of their blood sugar, as others have sugggested.

I would also like to add that, as you have experienced, living day to day with a chronic condition isn't easy. Some ays it's the pits. And when we are feeling sad, anxious, frustrated, fearful... it is human nature to translate those feelings into anger. Why me? It just isn't fair. So it's only natural that you might react with anger.

But as you have experienced, getting angry doesn't make you feel better and it doesn't make the people around you feel any better.

It might help you to get more support in your life. Do you have friends and family members that you can talk to when you're emotions are on edge? Are you involved in some kind of a support group. Finding a safe place to express your emotions -- ALL of them -- might help you in avoidng having them leak out when you don't want them to, e.g. being irrratoble or grouchy with your children. You might also want to consider talking to a counselor about how you are feeling, and getting some help in learning new coping skills.

Give yourself a pep talk in the morning. Remind yourself that you are doing the best you can, that you are loved, that you are a loving person, that you are taking care of yourself, that life is good, that the people in your life are good. Focus on seeing how you can help your children to have a better day, even if you aren't necessarily feeling it.

Go easy on yourself. You have a lot of challenges to deal with. If you are taking on too much at home, see who can help you, including your children. Let them know how you feel, and reassure them that you are just having a bad day, that it isn't anybody's fault. Give them a chance to give Mom a helping hand.

And stay in touch with your friends on Diabetic Connect. No judgments here!

Jeannie Holmes
Jeannie Holmes 2011-02-26 19:26:42 -0600 Report

My doctor told me that some of the med would do that to me, and as my husband so nicely pointed out they did!!!! LOL

Guardianstone 2011-02-26 15:29:54 -0600 Report

Hi hon, join the club. Talk with your doctor. It may be hormones, blood sugar, early menapause, or just chemical inbalance. I have had all and more. Good luck. I try a bubble bath with a plesant aroma and a cup of herbal tea. Maybe some dark chocolate. Good luck.
Guardian stone

melissa5786 2011-02-25 20:58:49 -0600 Report

When my BG's get high my attitude gets sour. I'm such a smiley, easygoing person all the time, but I always know when my blood sugars are high because I turn from sweet to nasty in .5 seconds. Luckily it doesn't happen often and the people closest to me understand that it's not really me reacting to them.. They tell me to check my sugars.

jayabee52 2011-02-25 19:12:03 -0600 Report

I am and have been a pretty calm and laid back guy most of my life. However, once I got diabetes ("DM") I became ether a rage-a-holic or extremely depressed (which I'm told is anger turned inward). Once I got my Blood Glucose numbers ("BG#s") under control for a while, I went back to being more even tempered. There are, of course, so many temperaments that humans are endowed with. But for me, out of control BG#s put me over the edge.

I pray you can get your DM under good control and perhaps a better handle on your anger. About a year or so ago we dicussed the link between BGs and moods in a discussion entitled "Blood Sugar Blues". You might find it helpful to read both the original and Blood sugar blues 2 Here's a link for the original post. and if I remember correctly there will be a link for #2 toward the bottom of the original discussion: http://www.diabeticconnect.com/discussions/49...

Blessings to You and Yours!


Graylin Bee
Graylin Bee 2011-02-25 20:38:37 -0600 Report

Thanks for the link. I will continue reading it, my computer shut down on me while I was reading. The discussin was just before I was diagnosed.
The other day when my BG was on a rollercoaster, my 1st clue was suddenly feeling intensely depressed.

MAYS 2011-02-25 18:32:56 -0600 Report

In a word "Hormones."
Those pesky little emotional triggering enzymes that control our feelings have such a big effect on our everyday lives, good or bad!
Without those enzymes we would be kind of messed up sort of like a statue, cold, lifeless, non emotional something out of a science fiction novel.
(Compared to our current status as humans)


Cheer up, what you are feeling is normal for most diabetics, that's why it's important to manage your diabetes, by doing so you will also manage your life.