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This is a discussion on What cheers you up when you are down for no reason? within the ENFP Forum - The Inspirers forums, part of the NF's Temperament Forum- The Dreamers category; Originally Posted by Einstein You just need more ENTJ's! I somehow missed this post! Haha Een Steen, I have enough ...
It seems every month I have a day like this, and it's awful. I would say the hormone fluctuation right after having a baby (baby blues) is just like this, but it lasts like 1-2 weeks and I'd say it's a bit worse. I like to warn women about the baby blues because it is sooooo confusing! It's like the weirdest time ever to be so sad! Anyway, I think I might have PMDD, but I'm not sure. All I know is, I seem to be sensitive to hormone changes...specifically when there's a crash in them, not an increase.
I have really crazy hormones...I don't have children, but I'm sure that if I ever did I'd probably go a bit kooky for a while. Hormone issues run in my family. My mother actually got some form of postnatal psychosis after she had my brother. He was born just before christmas and she was convinced she had given brith to the new Messiah or something...(which is quite amusing seeing as he is the 'golden' child in her eyes ) None of us knew what was going on though because she didn't let on how she was feeling (she was convinced that if she told someone the baby would be taken away from her)
I've found that the best way to manage my hormones is exercise and healthy eating...these methods seem to have worked the best for me! (I still wander around like a raging madwomen when I'm premenstrual....but it's not as severe) I also tend to cancel any major social events because I'm usually really exhausted around this time too. I can also be mighty bitchy and irrational....I try and save mankind by going into hiding
@Alysaria that video was so cute! I was surprised by the end, and that part really made the entire thing for me...thanks! My 2 year old was sitting with me when I watched it, and when it was all over, he looked at me and said "Coco outsiiiiiide" :)
Hopefully, as you get older you will have less issues. I don't know how old you are now but I am 38. When I was about 33 I noticed it getting better and it is to the point I don't really see much of an issue at all. My biggest deal is anxiety rather than the sharp shift from happy to angry or happy to depressed.
Somehow I missed the baby blues. I didn't get that until they turned teenagers. :) hehehe that was a joke!