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    Kary SmithKary Smith

    I’ve started to notice waves of strong emotional mood swings. I think it might be time to go back to therapy but I’m still not sure if talk therapy is right for me.

    I’m constantly exhausted, hungry and my period has never been heavier. I am in a constant state of cloudiness.

    Does that make sense?! Any recommendations would be so appreciated !

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      Aubrie FAubrie Flanigan

      I can relate to this! Had symptoms similar to these and am now seeing a therapist. She recommended I talk to a psychiatrist who is looking into the possibility of mood disorders. She has prescribed a couple of meds that I have been on for a few months now and I think they’re helping along with regular therapy. Medication is not for everyone, but seeing a therapist is the best place to start. I wish you all the best!

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      I’ve learned about inflammation recently, and how much inflammation affects our hormones. I’ve always scoffed a bit at people who eat gluten-free because I know how few people actually have the allergy to it, BUT, it’s not that gluten is actually the problem, it’s just our normal American diet eats gluten WAYYY out of moderation. And dairy too, which I love, is inflammatory. And meat… It sucks. But, diet really really affects my mood. My relationship with food hasn’t always been the most easy, I’ve been disorded for sure. But, “eating” my water has helped, most people are like really dehydrated. And I learned that “gel” water is super hydrating, so like, say if you’re feeling thirsty, eating a cucumber is WAY more hydrating than chugging a glass of water because of the nutrients. So starting my day with just an easy Spinach, water, some frozen fruit, green smoothie has really helped my mood actually, because it helps me get hydrated early (but I still forget to drink water enough at work during the day). As far as the gluten/dairy stuff, my discipline is shit, I just haven’t really made the decision to cut it out completely, but just being a little more intentional about eating less gluten and dairy probably has made an impact on overall inflammation in my diet, and therefore my hormones.


      Also, therapy is awesome. I fear committment and haven’t been in a few years. But something my spirital director said once (she’s also a therapist), notice and feel, and then let it go. It helps to be able to recognize my emotions, makes it is little easier to get out of a mood… sometimes!

      Therapists really do have the tools to help us understand our emotions and work with them.

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      Laurie Beth KollerLaurie Beth Koller

      Hey Kary,

      Yes – makes complete sense. I’ve actually gone back to therapy. I think it might be something to look into.

      Sending love!

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