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For the last few months I have been experiencing a roller coaster of emotions in a matter of hours, days,etc. One minute I am happy and positive, the next I am really down about different things like weight, small things that sometimes I think I make up in my head like my husband has lost interest in me, etc
With a newborn and a toddler I had energy, I wasn’t feeling really fatigued and I was mostly positive, I would also get out of the house heaps.
14 months on from having my second child I dread having to go anywhere, I am really tired all the time, I can just cry for no reason.
Sometimes I just really struggle, I have seen the doctor about this and my very irregular periods and I have been taking vitamins as she is believes my body just needs to build up these things, but not feeling a whole lot better
Has anyone else experienced this?

Posted anonymously, 13th January 2015

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  • Kymichelle had a great answer about getting your levels checked, and all the other great advice. I totally agree with the entire content of her response.

  • You are not alone. It’s very common. In fact I think we all do at some stage or to some degree. What I do recommend is seeing a naturopath. They treat things holistically and everything prescribed is natural and non addictive. Hormone imbalances are responsible for a lot of our emotional roller coaster rides I believe. A naturopath will treat these imbalances.

  • With all the changes our bodies go through after childbirth and when our children are young, plus hormone surges throughout the month, these sorts of feelings can be common. I’m glad to hear you are seeing your doctor about this and the vitamins may help too. It would be worth getting your iron and Vitamin D levels checked if you haven’t already ( a simple blood test) as a lack of both can lead to tiredness, and Vitamin D deficiency – which is very common even here in Australia – has been linked to depression. If you continue to feel the way you do make sure your doctor ‘hears’ you and investigates further if needed. Finding someone to talk to about your feelings can go a long way in helping too. I hope you are feeling much better soon.

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