“The weather and my mood have little connection. I have my foggy and my fine days within me; my prosperity or misfortune has little to do with the matter.”
Feeling on a roller coaster? Some days are great, others are dreadful?
That during certain times of the month you’re more sensitive, moodier, more anxious, or more irritable?
It’s more difficult to concentrate, harder to relate to others, and ultimately hard to control those strong surges of feelings.
You feel at the mercy of your hormones.
Tears roll down your face when you least expect. And you can’t stop them.
You lack patience. Anything becomes an ordeal. You can’t stand the traffic or someone’s voice. Just about anything gets to you.
You take things personally. It’s as if everybody is out to get you.
You’re more anxious. You make a mountain out of a mole hill. You catastrophize and magnify some issues.
The worst is: You’re not even aware of what you are doing.
Nothing feels right. You want to crawl out of your skin.
It’s temporary. It’s hormone-related.
If you undergo fertility treatment, are pregnant, deliver a child, or are going through menopause, you may develop those symptoms. You experience the physiological and emotional roller coaster caused by your reproductive hormones.
The good news is: It can be treated!
Physiologically, your physician can help by making sure that your hormone levels are balanced and doing a medication evaluation to see if you can benefit from medication.
I work with the emotional and behavioral aspects of those disorders, helping women deal with the emotional roller-coaster caused by those conditions.
We develop appropriate coping skills, relaxation and mindfulness practices, relational and communication skills, and work on the causal relationship between thoughts, feelings and behaviors, so you can feel more in charge.
You’re not alone. This doesn’t have to be your new normal.
I can help you control your feelings and behaviors. Relief from the emotional roller coaster is right around the corner.
Call (770) 352-0029 now to schedule an appointment and start taking care of yourself. VIDEO AND IN-PERSON THERAPY AVAILABLE NOW!