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I posted this in birth and beyond- but I think I need to post here too!<br><br>
Not sure where to post this- but i am looking for some advice and support.<br><br>
Before I had kids I would say I was pretty emotional- I was the type that melted (if you get what I mean) easy. The smallest thing could go wrong and I would ponder over it- obsess over it- and freak out- cry and what ever emotion would classify as emotional.<br><br>
Then I got pregnant with DD#1 and I seemed to be better- then nursed until 30 weeks preggo with DD#2 then nursed her for over 2 years. Now- I have not been nursing for about 5 months and I can feel me sliding back to who I used to be and I am angry and upset (of course <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> ).<br><br>
Ladies I even cried at Kitchen Nightmares (I mean please!) I feel like I am that emotional wreck like the day before AF comes- every freaking day! I can not snap out of it.<br><br>
The only thing I can think of is I am not pregnant or nursing- and it is getting worse- I felt so emotionally normal for 4 years- Like I was not turning into my mother or my grandmother- like I was centered and had it together.<br><br>
I do not want to go to the doc- because I do not want the "you are depressed here is a script". I am NOT depressed- but there has to be something that is not right---- right? I do not with any fiber of my soul want to be on meds- hence not going to the doctor.<br><br>
I was wondering- could it be iron? Could it be thyroid?<br><br>
I am trying to DH to just have another baby- but he is like- you can not do this until you are 60! I figure I can keep pumping for the next 30 years- right??? <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">
 

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Get yourself a copy of "The Mood Cure," by Julia Ross. She starts the book with a questionnaire identifying "false mood types." Then, based on your results, you read various chapters giving supplement and nutrition advice to correct your imbalance. One of the false mood types was called something like, "too sensitive to life's pains." This might be appropriate for you. The book has helped me get off zoloft after needing it for 6 years for insomnia issues. I can "feel" the difference the supplements have made.<br><br>
Either way I hope you feel better soon!
 

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Have another baby! No, you can't do that for the next 60 years, but you can do it for now and avoid the problem for another couple of years!<br><br>
I'm only half kidding. Are you planning on having more kids? Maybe you would be different after you stop nursing the next one. Who knows? <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/shrug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="shrug">
 

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That books looks good- I may buy that.<br><br>
Becky- yes we will have more kids- just all based on time and money right now. I wish I could today! Make this stop....
 

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for a quick fix, get some acupuncture, and some supplements like magnesium and fish oil. if nothing else, the acupuncture can get your liver working better, to process out stuff, etc. i think you're also missing the oxytocin. <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oxytocin#Actions_of_oxytocin_within_the_brain" target="_blank">http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oxytoci...thin_the_brain</a> you can try having more sex, also you can supplement with 5-htp and inositol for a quick fix, then get more from your diet.
 
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