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Is there a way around this? I felt great and happy for the first 18 or so weeks, even with mad amts of morning sickness and everything, but now all of a sudden I am tired and incredibly prone to "loosing it". I have a 2 yr old DD who does an amplified version of my moods (whatever they may be) which doesn't help, am permanently exhausted (when my DH is home on weekends I sleep for about 3 hrs every afternoon) and have horrible horrible headaches almost non-stop.<br><br>
I'm wondering if there is a way around it, or if its just that I'm going to be a serious witch for the next 5 months. Last pregnancy I had some issues as well, but they were mostly surrounding my having trouble coming to terms with being a parent again after a very long and difficult time as a single mom w/ my 12 yr old. Once I came to terms with things, I was at peace and was fine. This time I have absolutely no reason to be so angry and annoyed with everyone, and yet here I am.<br><br>
Is there something people take for this? I hate the idea of taking meds to be happy. But at the same time I can tell that my emotions are completely invalid sometimes yet that doesnt seem to help me control them at all.
 

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<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="hug"> I wish I could help! However, I am feeling pretty grumpy and mean myself..and I have since about 20 weeks or so.....and it is driving me crazy. I snap at everyone and just feel like a big nasty grump. I am easily frustrated...and annoyed.<br><br>
I have heard others complain of similar things during later pregnancy....so I am assuming that it is somewhat normal...I would also love to know if there is anything that might help...aside from getting enough sleep??....which I probably do not do..and sometimes I just have to send myself to bed because I am just too grumpy to be around people anymore...but I can not do that at work!!<br><br>
I hope that someone has some good suggestions!!
 

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Try homeopathy. Sepia is a good one for mood stabilizing and is safe for pregnancy. Take it up to 4 times per day until you find relief. You should see a big difference in 3-6 days (if not, go off that and try something else for mood). Go back to it as needed, or just go to a maintenance dose of say, once per day if that continues to help.
 

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I am in the same boat. Between depression & exterme anger, I feel like a nut most of the time!! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/dizzy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Dizzy">: <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/irked.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="irked">:
 

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I so know how you feel. It is terrible. I hate being so crabby all the time. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad">
 

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ditto to everything mentioned above! I'm so mad at everything most of the time, but sometimes I get extreme moods the other way too. Wouldn't mind staying somewhere in the middle.
 

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Not five minutes before I read this thread, I called my dh to complain about how angry, annoyed, and upset I am every day <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> I don't want anyone to touch me or talk to me or ask me to do anything at all. Unfortunately that doesn't work out so well when you have young kids <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"> My dh has been working out of town since early March, and we still won't see him for another 3-5 weeks!
 

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In my first pregnancy I went through a phase where I was losing my temper, crying and feeling a lot of fear and then a friend gave me the book "Bountiful, Beautiful, Blissful" by Gurmukh, and it really turned things around for me. It is an easy read with short chapters that I still revisit even though I have read it so many times. It especially helped me when I was feeling frustrated with my husband. It is very positive and includes lots of different meditations you can do for many of the common issues that come up during pregnancy. I HIGHLY recommend it for every mom to be. Even if meditation is not your thing, it is a wonderful book. I really feel that reading this book and attending pre-natal yoga classes helped me to have a much happier pregnancy.
 

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I feel/felt the same way- sometimes even little requests or demands from kids or DH seem too much, especially at the end of the day. I would get angry and pissy about little things like having to clean up a mess, a pee-pee accident, DH forgetting to take out the garbage, etc.....I guess it is a sign of feeling overwhelmed. I am not proud of myself when I get so pissy.
 

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I have been feeling grumpy lately too. I know I'm not getting enough rest, but it's impossible - I WOH an early morning shift and have a 2 yr old ds to take care of when I get home. I try to keep busy doing fun things with him - I find if I try to lie down and rest when I get home and he's just climbing on me it makes me more pissy. So we play outside or go to the park or play inside with his toys or something to keep him and I busy. Plus it tires him out so he goes to bed easier.<br><br>
Just yesterday I read that at this time in a pregnancy (26 wks) hormonal changes can cause grouchiness. So it makes me feel a bit better to know it's normal. But I still don't like it.
 
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