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Forum Name: Psychiatric Topics
Question: reoccurant moodswings/stress
|jemima - Sun Feb 26, 2006 2:11 pm||
Hi. I am nearly 24 years old, studying in my final term for a commercial music degree, which I don't like, living in a shared house of 6, in which myself and my boyfriend do all the cleaning! Phew!
Ok, so I seem to have these terrible mood swings and it's really getting me down. During these mood swings, I go off sex and off my boyfriend, I get stressed at the smallest things and all I want to do is lie in bed all day, on my computer or writing songs, but generally, I stay in my room. And I just feel so empty and sad. And I don't know what to do, because I love my boyfriend (of 1 year) and it hurts him when I'm like this, although he's pretty good about it.
I do have IBS, but it seems ok today. I once took the acne drug Roacutane, and I believe that this has links with depression, but would it make it come back off and on long term? I have also been on and off the pill, but that makes my mood swings even worse and I feel worse too. So I'm not on it now. (the last time was about 4 weeks ago and I only lasted on it for 6 days becauseit made me very tearful and spotty!)
I have a wonderful family and a wonderful boyfriend, so why do I keep getting these stupid low times, which can last for 2 weeks? ANd why do I go off my boyfriend and start being negative about everything?
If you have any ideas or advice, it would be a great help to me.
|sdfirenze - Sat Mar 11, 2006 4:39 pm||
I'm sorry to hear about your struggles.
It sounds to you like you might be experiencing some depressive symptoms. I don't know that it would be linked to any of the medications you listed and I highly doubt it is a reaction to the pill. Unfortunately, people suffer from depression for no identifiable reason. It is an illness just like any other illness people get.
I would suggest setting up an appointment with a psychotherapist. If you are a student your school should have counselors available.
Good luck and I hope you get feeling better.
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