My Body is Wacked

Maybe some of you have this experience. As I get older I am having the MOST disconcerting mood swings. Actually, I wouldn't describe them as mood swings, more like the mood takes a nose dive, and then after a few days I'm myself again. But, while I'm living in the nose dive, life feels almost impossible, heavy, dark, depressing.

I'm an optimist. I usually feel pretty good and balanced, almost no matter what. You, know. I get sad when something saddens me, or glad when something makes me happy, the normal stuff of feelings.

But this last year, whoa. This is something else all together. And. I know why. (Hormones). And I know someday my body will move through this. And when I'm in that deep dark funk I can usually plod along, going through the motions of living, telling myself it will pass in a few days.

And it does.

Almost just like that. (snap fingers)

My chiropractor is working to balance this. Through acupressure he is trying to balance the imbalance. Recently I asked him if he could just make the hormones stop altogether, just put me in menopause. sigh. He said no, it doesn't work that way. sigh.

Comments

Diane said…
hmmm. is that what it is? It sounds somewhat familiar.
Do you also have ANY of these:
Dry skin, dry hair, hair falling out a bit more than usual, grey hair coming in, unexplained weight gain or loss (even just 5 pounds), sensitivity to changes in temperature? If yes to ANY of those plus the mood swings, go to your internist and ask for a thyroid panel that INCLUDES the check for antibodies. And you might have to get medeivel about it. But do.

If you do have a thyroid disorder, find a doctor with a specialty in endocrinology that you like. Sometimes it takes more than one try to find a good one. Mine isn't even listed in the phone book.
mompriest said…
PBG, sadly it isn't thyroid related, I've had the blood panel work done....and I do have some of the symptoms you list...thus far no medication, no "proven," no "scientific" medication can help. Now, herbs might, but thus far not so much....

sigh

but thanks for the heads up, 'cuz ya never know...
Iris said…
I've never been to a chiropractor, so I didn't know they did accupressure. I just thought they adjusted stuff. Does the accupressure help at all for mood?
mompriest said…
Well, the acupressure has helped with lots, it may be too soon to know if it will help the moods, since we've only tried it for one month...I'll let you know...

but yes, many chiropractors do many types of therapy. As a former massage therapist I was very anti chiropractor...but. now I've changed my mind...
Songbird said…
I'm sorry to hear this and hope something will shift soon. (((mompriest)))
Not to beat this to death, but most doctors do NOT order the antibody test with thyroid panels. You have to ask. It's to diagnose what's called Hashimoto's Thyroiditis. NOT a thyroid disease, but an immune system disorder. Which is very common in women. Especially perimenopausal women.

And that's the last I'll mention it. Because I want you to feel really good and happy.
mompriest said…
Ok, PBG, I think with all the stuff I've had going on this last year, which is out of the norm, I did have this test done on my thyroid....or something...

but I really appreciate this, since I will do anything to ease those days, and so I will check and make sure, and if not I WILL have them do this.

Thanks for being persistent and not letting me hide in ignorance and certainty :-)
Grace thing said…
Ah, hormones. Mood dives. Jeez. I'm in my thirties and already feel this way. Guess I'm in for it. May you find balance. Or at least breathe deep from your roots during the good moments so they can sustain you during the dark ones.

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