(Closed) I think something might be wrong…

posted 6 years ago in Emotional
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

@MrsNeutrino:  Honestly, I think this is a natural change we women go through.  I have not had a child yet, but my step son lives with us.  In the last 2 years, my emotional state has changed…a lot.  I cry at everything, I think about death a lot; of my parents, partner, my dog.  A song on the radio will make me cry.  I used to have an iron stomach, now violence makes me near physially ill.  I think it’s age, maturity, and having a child to take care of, it flicks a switch in our brains and makes us softer, more connected.  I used to be really tough, but now little things I used to shrug off hurt me, and it takes me longer to get over them.

I don’t think there is anything wrong with you, I think maybe you are just changing as you grow.  But if you are really worried, maybe find a counsellor you can talk to.  Maybe you just need the reassurance from a professional that what you feel is normal.

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Birth control can have that effect on you. I had to change mine because it was making me a basketcase!! Now that you are a mom, stories or videos of children will pull at your emotions. Its natural! Alot of newer moms I know get like that. I think your totally normal!

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2013

I think you are totally normal! I can’t even think about some things with out crying… It is usually in my car when I am driving and have time to think. Videos like that usually leave me bawling. I even cried during the Tigger movie…. Tigger had no family and it was really sad….

In other words I think that having a baby turned you into a big softie and there is nothing wrong with you.

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

Sounds to me like it might just be part of being a mom. I’m not a mom, but I work very closely with children and since starting to do that even I feel a lot different about things. Car accidents, slippery roads, the way other people treat their children in public are all VERY difficult for me to deal with emotionally where they weren’t before I started working with them.

Post # 7
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

It’s totally a mom thing. I saw a commercial for beauty and the beast and cried. I saw one for freakin’ toilet paper and cried! I look at my son and want to cry. I’m with you on hating the mom changes. Before I maybe cried once a year…now it’s about once a day I’m wiping tears from my eyes. I think its based on love for our children. Its different than the love I have for Fiance. And it makes me more emotional towards everything. You’re not alone and it’s totally normal.

 

Also, what helps me during phases when I get super emotional (they usually last 6 or so months for me) is an antidepressant. It’s not a depression thing, but it helps regulate my mood so I don’t start crying at work because a client says something incredibly endearing lol. I want t say again that I don’t think you’re depressed, or I’m depressed, but it’s a mom thing. And happy caps help me be more even keeled when I’m going through the emotional cycles of motherhood.

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

@MrsNeutrino:  Sorry! wasnt sure! But talking to your doctor about a new form of birthcontrol may be a good idea. Just let him/her know exactly whats going on, switching helped me alot.

Post # 10
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2016

It could totally be  the BC.  Damn hormones making me all girly-senstive and what not.

It also could be all the stress you are under, that will also make you more emotional/ senstive to stimuli.

Post # 12
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2016

It will be ok Mrs. N!  *hugs*

Post # 13
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I am not on BC but know from experience stress and hormones are a hot combination.  I’d talk to yur doctor about changing your BC, and also maybe trying out yoga or something to help you relax.

Also, weight gain can put your hormones out of whack big time.  I was really struggling with depression and anxiety, hormonal swings (mood, emotions) until I stated getting fit again and losing weight.  My cycles have evened out, my moods are better, I don;t feel so bleak about my life.  Made a big difference overall to my mental stability.

 

Post # 14
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

I used to be the same way…and I still am to a point, but as I got older the more emotional I became..I am not a mom. Perhaps it is a part of growing up

Post # 15
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Buzzing Beekeeper

Before I had my daughter, I would only cry if someone close to me died. I never cried over breakups, fights, stress, nothing.

After having a baby I cry at anything from Pampers commercials to magazine articles about stray animals. It’s totally normal!

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