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My first blog entry ever...an now in English (which is not my mother tongue).. well...this is the “women language” and I believe you will understand me :))

I gave birth in my late 30ties....to be honest, better to say, it was 2 months prior to my 40th birthday. I am in a great relationship and he is really attentive and lovable father to our baby-boy. Our baby is almost 2 years old now. I managed to stay at home with child till now, and I am just starting to work (from home) these days. Boy will start kindergarten in September. We are just “negotiating” over my attempt to stop breastfeeding him. Everything is great and we are happy little family. Only.... Only my mood swings... It is now becoming really an issue... I can get upset over little thing (for example, my husband didn’t hear that I asked him for a glass of water) and I can start building on it to the level of “you never listen to me, I am not appreciated, I am not valued here..I am a cleaning lady..” :) :) .. And it goes on and on...and 20 minutes later, when I calm down, I realize that my whole drama doesn’t have any connection to the reality and that I invented this whole problem and managed to hurt my husband and spoiled one lovely afternoon.. or evening,.. or morning..
And, then I feel guilty, or I feel angry with myself.. and it goes in circles..
Where to start? Checking my hormones level? Dealing with late post-birth depression? Dealing with pre-menopausal issues? Not having enough sleep? Being exhausted from breastfeeding?
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      Vikki Hall wrote Aug 6, 2009
    • Well 1st off.... Welcome to Fab40 and Congrats on your first blog on here.

      I am not a Dr but it does sound like your hormones are out of balance. You really should see your Dr. Some of the others will chime in soon and may be able to give you better info but I believe you need a saliva test to help determine.  

      Also check out this blog from Dr Madden

      hormones 


      Vikki89, Your links have been removed, please consider upgrading to premium membership.



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      Najah Tamimi wrote Aug 6, 2009
    • I can totally relate.  I’ve been suffering for over 10 years.  My hormonal imbalances have been affecting me since I had my right ovary surgically removed.  I think we both need to see an endocrinologist/gynecologist to regulate ourselves.

      The only thing thats been holding me back is the expensiveness of the situation.  I found a center strictly dealing with peri-menopausal symptoms and it sounded like I’ve been saved!  That feeling was only short lived because the physicians there don’t take any type of health insurance and just to see the doctors face, I would need to dish out $500.00.  What a crime!

      Hence, I’m still in my solution for my craziness.  Vikki is absolutely right though.  Get your levels checked out.



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      Kandykahne 5 wrote Aug 6, 2009
    • I would discuss this with your doctor. Sounds to me like hormones.



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      Allinet48 wrote Aug 6, 2009
    • Maybe perimenopause, sounds like myself a few years back.frown



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      Lilwhitedaisy wrote Aug 6, 2009
    • the brain is a powerful thing ! it can pop a thought in there and build on it..until you feel like the most worthless person. Stop listening to your brain and its mental put downs. Your tired, snappy , maybe hormonal, and maybe your feeling a little taken for granted. But talk to your loved one, before you create this scenario in your head and build it out of proportion, ask ” did you not hear me” if you are feeling a little down tell him ” hey baby i need a ego boost right now” or ” hey hon i,m feeling a little insecure” or ” i,m feeling taken for granted” stop the brain runaway in its tracks by not letting it have free reign over you.



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