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Old 12-24-2013, 01:05 PM - Thread Starter
 
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I am curious if anyone else has experienced this. The last day or two, I have felt some really intense surges of oxytocin. It feels a lot like the overwhelming rush of let-down when nursing a baby, but minus the actual let-down or really anything at all that feels like milk production! 

 

It's not when nursing or even being around my youngest (who is 17 months and still nursing)! In fact, I'm mostly experiencing the feelings as being toward my husband, which feels wonderful and intense. I always feel a lot of tenderness for him, but the physical manifestation is pure oxytocin!! (at least that is what it feels like) It is a very real physical rush, sometimes also accompanied with feeling warm and/or tearful.

 

Curious if this is the return of ovulation? Or just a crazy random burst of sentimentality? I have also been swinging between baseline calm and happy and crying at the drop of a hat - but definitely not unhappy! For example, I heard a song lyric that I like and it made me tear up about an hour and a half ago. Now, I'm thinking "that was a nice song, I enjoyed it. Isn't that funny that it made me cry? I don't feel like that now..." 

 

Sorry for the ramble there. Does this sound familiar to anyone else or I am I simply crazy?


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Old 12-28-2013, 02:55 PM
 
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I have no idea... Sorry.
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