Post # 1
Hi bees. I want to really blame my working environment on this, but I am starting to get concerned. Over the last few months, I have become increasingly angry and had horrible brain fog. I am forgetful now, to the point of not remembering why I walked into a specific room only to return a minute later remembering… and very irritable (caused by job stress). I am winding down my job next week and eventually quitting, but I am curious if anyone else has had these symptoms and what it could be. I admit I am not taking vitamins regularly or eating hearty meals.
Post # 3
I get like that if I haven’t been eating often enough or healthy enough, or if I haven’t been getting any exercise. Also if I forget my morning coffee. 😛 Especially if I’ve been eating refined sugars. But just to be on the safe side, I’d see a doctor. Symptoms like that could fit a myriad of things, and if it’s something that the doctor can fix or help with, it’s better to know now. Good luck!
Post # 4
I agree about going to the doctor. Those symptoms are so vague that they could be almost anything or nothing. Stress can have some pretty negative effects on the body though so it might not be a medical condition.
Post # 5
Honestly, it sounds a lot like it’s just caused from stress. I know that I have been like this during the more stressful weeks of wedding planning and I hate it. I will admit, FI had me step up on my eating habits a bit and it did help, also taking some time to myself doing something I liked at least once a week helped out too. I think that quitting your job will help, so hopefully this will all wind down soon.
Post # 6
Where do you live? If you live in an area that has a definite “winter,” then it could be Season Affective Disorder.
I’m in the same boat as you. HATE my job, and I’m lining myself up to leave in a few months. But, the winters are especially hard for me. I’m SO irritable, and doing anything exhausts me. There would be days on the weekends where my husband would suggest going to my favorite place for lunch, and I would cry as I got ready because I had a hard time admitting all I wanted to do was sit on the couch and watch TV ALL day. I started taking vitamin D about a month ago, and that helped a little. And now that we’re having some warmer weather, I’m noticing it’s slowly getting better.
Post # 7
@Miss Chapstick. ME TOO. I had a day off a few weeks ago, and told myself I’d be productive. But I just couldn’t get up and get going. I feel so BLAH in the winter. Once I do get going, I feel better, but some days I just can’t get moving. I also get tired way more easily.
Post # 8
Oh I am in Chicago, we absolutely have winter blah time. After the holidays, it’s perpetual snow/yuck/darkness until around now. That could be something, too.
Post # 9
@artichokesalad – I feel ya on that. At least it’s been nicer out the past week or so.
Post # 10
Do you have allergies?
Last year around this time I started feeling anxious, stressed, and very moody. Sometimes I would just suddenly be angry or upset and not really sure why. I also experienced a lot of nightmares. I’m normally a vivid dreamer, but I don’t have bad dreams like that…
Anyway, I was doing everything right…eating healthy, working out, getting enough sleep, etc. I was taking Claritin D and FloNase every day though. Once I finally weaned myself off the meds I felt SO much better. This year I’m not taking them, but instead trying to just supplement more vitamins into my diet, stay indoors, and use a neti pot.
Here’s an article on aolhealth about it….http://www.aolhealth.com/condition-center/allergies/medication
Post # 11
I’m not sure if you have Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), but you know your body and if something just feels like it’s been off you should really talk to your doctor about it just to be on the safe side.
Post # 12
I’m right there with you. Lately a Snickers bar helps perk me up (not the best coping mechanism, but right now I’m going with anything that works). I make sure to get plenty of exercise to get the “feel good” brain response (and to keep those Snickers bars from going straight to my hips!).