Tired of mood-swinging
January 19, 2010 10:22 AM Subscribe
What are some good ways to combat mood swings?
posted by anonymous to health & fitness (10 answers total) 8 users marked this as a favorite
I take Concerta for ADD and Zoloft for anxiety. I frequently have mood swings where the slightest remark or gesture someone makes will send me from happy to incredibly angry, like flipping a switch. A few minutes later, I'll be mostly happy again. I feel powerless to do anything about these sudden changes and I feel like I'm "broken" when I turn on the people I love and say things I don't mean. In hindsight the reasons for my anger are usually pretty petty and stupid but I'm at the mercy of my crazy emotions.
Weirdly, I can bottle things up and put on a smile when I'm in polite company. It's not until I get back home that I come unglued.
Are there any good non-prescription supplements I can take, or exercises I can do, to rein in my temper before I hurt someone (emotionally) at home? Female, early 20s, not pregnant.