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What, Me Crabby?

By March 26, 2008

One of the most disconcerting symptoms that occurs during menopause is the way you seem to switch from perfectly calm to perfectly horrible in a hearbeat. A quickly changing mood leaves you feeling vulnerable and sometimes even embarrassed. Suddenly you are dabbing your eyes for no reason, or snapping at a sales clerk -- and you aren't sure what just hit you. It's no wonder women start to feel like the emotional rug has been pulled out from underneath them. It has.

What's underneath this little roller coaster? Well, it may be a little different for each woman. Here are five reasons you might be having mood swings. The good news is that the uneven moods usually get back on an even keel once your body has adjusted to the lower hormone levels. Put down the axe, go for a walk, and breathe. This, too, shall pass.

March 26, 2008 at 10:45 am
(1) Melody says:

I found your article on mood swings interesting and helpful. This is a strange and somewhat scary time of my life and it’s comforting to know the symptoms I’m having are shared by other women.

April 1, 2008 at 8:10 pm
(2) Mary says:

i found this article to be very helpful and printed off a copy for my family for quick reference when one of these mood swings hit and all of a sudden I go from a calm quiet reasonable person to a raging volcano

April 3, 2008 at 8:05 pm
(3) Robin says:

I am crabby and have all 5 reasons you mentioned. Glad to know I am not alone. thanks

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