Mood swings

Discussion in 'I Have a Question...' started by Borrowed time*, Oct 24, 2010.

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  1. Borrowed time*

    Borrowed time* Well-Known Member

    Does any one know how to control mood swings without going to the doctors or taking tablets?
  2. plates

    plates Well-Known Member

    sleep, rest, finding your pace, relaxation, working/dealing with anxiety mostly.
  3. assek

    assek Well-Known Member

    all of the above and a healthy diet.

    i personally am intolerant to cows milk, and drinking it can give me mood swings amongst other things...
  4. plates

    plates Well-Known Member

    i forgot kess- a healthy diet and exercise.
    fresh air!
    doing something expressive, having an outlet for your emotions.
    i'd cut out caffeine and any stimulants

    then again i don't know if going low is your problem or going manic, for me it used to be the latter and still is if i don't sleep. i stay away from any stimulants whatsoever- caffeine being one of them. i do eat chocolate but that's occasionally.

    as for alcohol, personally i found if i'm manic, getting drunk is definitely not a good idea as i'm pretty much there already.
  5. Confusticated

    Confusticated Well-Known Member

    I still get them a lot, but I find meditation helps me.
  6. assek

    assek Well-Known Member

    thats a good list plates :)
  7. plates

    plates Well-Known Member

    that's a good idea and i'm trying something from a book in the library atm. i really recommend looking at how you're breathing and paying attention to it.

    i think it's called 'mindfulness' which was key to help me look after myself /stay in the moment over the yrs and i did that without thinking.

    thanks kess :smile:
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  8. Borrowed time*

    Borrowed time* Well-Known Member

    Thanks everyone
    I will try some of these ideas
  9. cloudy

    cloudy Well-Known Member

    probably the hormones in the cows milk. that would be my guess.
  10. Borrowed time*

    Borrowed time* Well-Known Member

    I only have milk in coffee, do you think that small amount would affect me this much?
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