Mood swings

Mood swings

Postby Danny » Thu Aug 04, 2011 1:06 pm

Anyone else out there suffer from mood swings to the point that you don’t really know why you said what you said to your nearest and dearest and what triggered it off in the first place, all my levels are correct and fine but I feel like I’m pressing the self destruct button sometimes and pushing the people closest to me away, don’t get me wrong I don’t get down about it but I just don’t understand why I do what I do sometimes and its not acceptable or fair on my other half.

Been told it’s like living with Jekyll and Hyde!

Anyone else have experience of it and do you have any tips on how to manage it?

p.s Im Hypo pit in case you are wondering

Danny.
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Re: Mood swings

Postby member_37356 » Fri Sep 02, 2011 4:55 pm

Hi Danny, i have only just been diagnosed with a "Non Funtional" PT.
I read your comments with a big sigh of relief !!
Jekyll & Hyde is an understatement on my behalf....its like i know i am doing or saying the wrong things but cant stop it from happening.
Looking back i suppose i have been like it for nearly 2 years. Now that i have been diagnosed with it i seem to have a little control over things, maybe i can accept that something is wrong and take time to go over what i have said and at last can apologise to the person i have upset (normally my better half)
My better half can now see that she will be getting "the old me" back !! and she is so relieved.
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Re: Mood swings

Postby Pat » Mon Sep 05, 2011 1:12 pm

Our Relationships & Communication: with Yourself and Others booklet could be really helpful. This can be viewed or downloaded via the link http://www.pituitary.org.uk/content/view/422
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Re: Mood swings

Postby bazhaney » Sun Oct 23, 2011 8:15 pm

bloody hell....this has got to be the biggest understatement ever.......im on the verge of losing my whole family over my mood swings,,,kids scared of me .parents dont want me round ,wife wants a divorce,and all i want to do is fight everyone........46yrs old and acting like a 18 yr old......so, threw every single injection in the bin(humatrope growth hormone),stopped getting sustanone 250 aswell.doc's not intrested in the friggin slightest ,so sod em...im not going to die so stuff all there meds,only taking hydro,and cabergoline the rest they can keep..done this for last 2 months and dont feel any diffrent except NO MORE MOOD SWINGS.........................so what does that tell you........tells me were all just guinie pigs as they dont have a bloody clue :evil:
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Re: Mood swings

Postby Sandy » Thu Oct 27, 2011 9:08 am

Baz, how's it going? Have you seen yr Dr or contacted yr Endo specialist? Sounds like they owe you & yr family some attention - it's not fair that you feel like this, nor that yr family bears the brunt of it.
Good luck getting it sorted asap
S
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Re: Mood swings

Postby bazhaney » Fri Oct 28, 2011 5:00 pm

sandy,HI :D .i have recently swapped my endo from WALTON Nuero to Royal liverpool as they wernt listening to me .....3 yrs saying same thing,now new specialist Dr Vora,IS NOW REPEATING ALL TESTS ...........as 3 yrs down line ,still severe sweating,still anger issues,sleeplessness,(about 3-4 hrs per night)they had me on beta blockers to self injecting..you name it ,ive took it.

my GP has put in complaint to BMA over my treatment,but like i said,ive stopped taking them myself and i feel better for it.If someone looked at me the wrong way i wanted to fight them,now im back to feeling like myself again,still got this macro-prolactinoma but only taking 2 types of pill now instead of 7(including growth hormone) so i say 'WE DONT NEED THEM'..........
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Re: Mood swings

Postby jemima » Wed Dec 21, 2011 4:39 pm

Hi

Hope you get some results from the new blood tests and endo - if they give you the results its worth looking up the values compared to 'normal' as I found that was the cause of a lot of my problems, the docs just got me within the normal range, but my requirements were much higher than that, although still 'normal'. Now i'm a different person - much less moody and feel calmer - also hot/cold problems more or less gone, so it may be well worth checking this out.

Good luck and hope things settle down soon.

Xx J
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Re: Mood swings

Postby pillsdaily » Mon Jul 22, 2013 9:31 pm

bazhaney wrote:sandy,HI :D .i have recently swapped my endo from WALTON Nuero to Royal liverpool as they wernt listening to me .....3 yrs saying same thing,now new specialist Dr Vora,IS NOW REPEATING ALL TESTS ...........as 3 yrs down line ,still severe sweating,still anger issues,sleeplessness,(about 3-4 hrs per night)they had me on beta blockers to self injecting..you name it ,ive took it.

my GP has put in complaint to BMA over my treatment,but like i said,ive stopped taking them myself and i feel better for it.If someone looked at me the wrong way i wanted to fight them,now im back to feeling like myself again,still got this macro-prolactinoma but only taking 2 types of pill now instead of 7(including growth hormone) so i say 'WE DONT NEED THEM'..........

[quote="Pillsdaily]Baz,
I had my op some 40 yrs ago. (now hypo pit) I moved area 37/38 yrs ago and all meds stopped due to 'my notes not following me'.
I did not realise how below par I was, but after another year to year & 1/2 I was in hospital for 1 week and completely retested.
When I tried to understand my levels in relation to amount of meds, it was explained to me that the tests are not "exact" due to the very small levels that they are trying to measure. None the less it was a huge boost to be back on meds.
Just recently I was on GH but felt little to no difference, so elected to stop the GH, it was then that the near violent, mood swings started.
Am now back on GH and with the awareness that the sudden unpredictable bad temper outbursts need to be controlled. These now seem to be coming under control, BUT I now make sure I have at least 8 hours sleep. Maybe its imagination but I feel that by not being tired, makes it easier think and so reduce to outburst to a more socially acceptable reaction. [/quote]
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