This isn't entirely thyroid related - though it's a direct result of my thyroid problems..
Today for instance, I went from bouncing around my cube to christmas music, to fighting tears because of some relationship issues I'm dealing with right now - this happened in a matter of probably an hour.
It happens at the drop of a hat though - and usually for no good reason.
Mood swings, mild to severe, are very common in thyroid disorders. Many times once you're on the correct meds, this does improve. ARe you having other symptoms as well? How old are you? close to premenopause/menopause age? There COULD be other hormones in question also, ie, too much estrogen and not enough progesterone. Just throwing some ideas out there at you I relate well to the abrupt shift in moods...I'm that way, too. I have noticed (I think ) a difference when I'm on T3 (cytomel) - a difference for the better...less depressed feelings, more upbeat. That's just me, though. I'm considering natural progesterone - going to see my doc on Friday and will discuss it then. Let's not forget that you said you're dealing with relationship problems...that's enough to make anyone cry at the drop of a hat...been there Sorry it's so up and down for you right now...hope things get better
Hmm Mood swings! Even though I have gotten my thyroid levels at a good range and I take 2 different antid's, I still have them. I was listening to a song on the radio and it made me cry. My daughter was looking at me like I was crazy. I cry at the drop of the hat! Being both hypo and pre- menopausal probably doesn't help. One minute I am fine, the next sad, and maybe the next mad as all get out. Feel like I have quite a few personalities going on inside. Oh well! Still, life is good.
I am so glad to hear I am not the only one with mood problems. Sometimes I feel like I am constantly at my children. So angry for absolutely nothing or something little and then the next minute I feel like crying. I too am tired of feeling this way. But I do not know exactly what causes it. I have had all the thyroid tests done and with only my Free T4 at the lower end of the range 9.2 (range 9.1-23.8) my doctor says everything is "normal". Then sometimes I think it is premenopausal or is it PMS or is it estrogen dominance? So many questions and not enough answers. Anyways I am glad to hear that I am not the only one with this mood thing going on. Just wanted to vent alittle, sorry about that. Thanks and God Bless.
I have a suggestion for you guys. I did this, and "found" a pattern in myself. Start tracking this touchy moodiness....is it ten days away (or so) from starting your period? I got/get sooooooooooo irrational and upset 10 days away from starting.
As Lucy said, this is very much hormonally related. If you don't mind me asking...what AGE are you at? If your in your thirties or forties, it's more then likely due to being premenopausal?
You are right. I am about 10 days from getting my period as well. I am also 35 years old and my mother started menopause early so do you think that it could run in the family. Any advice on how to deal with this would be greatly appreciated. Thanks and God Bless.
Well....if your interested, we are "talking" about how our hormones are out of whack in a thread about perimenopause and thyroid symptoms started by Lucy Pearl.
I SWEAR my hormones have been "out of whack" ever since I "started" as a young girl...and THAT is VERY likely too. I will know MORE when I go see my new dr. Estrogene dominance is the KEY 'phrase' ~ Bioidentical (natural) hormone replacement is the key. I hope anyways. I tell ya, I'm READY to stop this needless misery!!!!!!!!
Look up Dr. John R. Lee's site..and see IF you identify?