I had that issue. I have to take Fluoxetine for it. It helps regulate my moods so i don't get angry as easily. Basically its Prozac(off brand) except i am not depressed. I just have been mad a lot and this keeps me from yelling at my kids for no reason or going off on someone because they said something that triggered my temper. I was having a hard time not getting mad. I had a quick temper and i felt like i was always that way. I have been on it for a while now and i am not angry anymore. It works for me. You could mention your mood swings to your doctor, explain it to him/her a bit and he/she might have some recommendations as well. This is what my doctor suggested and it works for me.
I had to get on meds for sleeplessness and pain and I started seeing a counselor once a week. That is my time where I can say what I want and it really helps.
I get like that too at times though I don't have any kids or spouse around to yell at for no reason. But those drivers... :) Don't know if you have read the current tread on Irritability but it talks a lot about what you are feeling. Part of it is probably the MS.
I don't take any meds for this part, but probably should as it would probably help my BP. But I take so many meds now it is amazing i have any room in my stomach for food. :) I am a very laided back kind of guy and don't like to lose my temper so even when I get a burst of rage at drivers it upsets me. And then I start directing that rage at myself for not having more control over my feelings. This in turn makes it even worse as instead of just a short burst of rage it ends up lasting for hours, making even more likely for me to have yet another episode happen. It can end up in a vicious circle. Currently my solution is to do some target shooting with one of my rifles, the more rage the larger the rifle. :) Mostly that works because I am taking my mind off of what just happened.
Why dont you come over to the dark side (lol) sorry couldn't help it, anyway some of us are discussing this topic and you might find it interesting to read.
Your not the only one trying to work out whats going on, that doesn't help much but still good to know.
That is the thing I love about this place...you are never alone.
I like the idea of finding a good therapist to just unload on once a week or twice a month or something. I will have to figure out how to squeee that appt in with all the others right now, but it sounds like fun actually :)
I love my husband very much, and he is very mentally supportive and I know he works hard, but he comes home and "crashes" when I seem to still have to keep going as the house won't keep itself up. Hey do those smart homes clean themselves and cook meals??? I may look into getting one lol!
But it sure would be nice to have a therapist to unload all that on instead of my family or some poor stranger on the street. I passed out at 7 last night and slept for 11 hours so I am doing ok today so far. It is 6 am and the house is silent, so I suppose I shouldn't get ahead of myself.
Thanks so much for being here all of you. I made it through half of the posts on the other thread. My eyes are sooo bad right now. Not sure if I can make it till Friday for my appt. Keep your fingers crossed with me k?
Well (as an English professionally registered "counsellor") I am obviously going to agree with everyone's suggestion of seeing a therapist....Most people find it very helpful as long as they feel able to trust the person and find a connection.
This may take time..or it may just happen. I am not sure how therapists work in USA but in England there are different ways of working with someone and I would recommend that you see someone who is "person centred" and works in the here and now rather than "psychodynamic" where they go back to your past.... and also check that they are registered with an appropriate body.
Love Sarah x :)
PS Initialy misread Dennis's post and thoughT he said he got PMS...now that wd have been an unusual development (Apologies Dennis but know you have a sense of humour!)
You're so funny...Though I do go through a 28 day cycle that happens to occur on the full moon. I guess I should have listened to my Mom and not played with those wolves when I was a kid. :)
I HAD THAT SAME PMS THING AS WELL AND MY FIVE YEAR OLD WASNT HAPPY.I MYSELF TAKE LEXAPRO, I STARTED ON 10MG ABOUT KO-ED A DR. AND NOW I TAKE 20 MG IT REALLY DID HELP ..DOC SAID I COULD USE A LITTLE MORE ( UPTAKE ) ... GOOD LUCK