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How Does Endo Affect Your Mood Swings, Emotions, Depression, Anxiety?

How Does Endo Affect Your Mood Swings, Emotions, Depression, Anxiety?

I suffer from depression and anxiety, extreme mood swings, go from calm to yelling, is this magnified by Endo or...? Are the majority of people affected by Endo eventually put on antidepressants or is there anything else to help with the saddest feelings and suicidal thoughts?

A MyEndometriosisTeam Member said:

Im really sorry you're feeling down! I suffer with anxiety and depression. I find my moods are constantly all over the place. For me it's coming to terms with how much my life has had to change and I struggle with that aspect of the diagnosis and the hormones!...

on a plus, endo women are so bloody strong, we still function as normal women doing amazing things (I mowed my lawn the other day, I know thats not amazing for some people but when your hips feel like they're going to fall off, it's amazing hahah). Anyway, I have therapy and Ive recently been doing CBT and one part of it is mindfulness (Im not really into the floaty side of it) but finding things that make you happy when things are bad has been a challenge to train myself into doing but Im getting there. Right now after getting really down Im in a bubble bath planning holidays for this coming year and sending funny memes to my friends! ... I also find going to the gym helps me but when Im down thats hard to find motivation. Anyway, I wish you all the best xx

posted about 3 years ago
A MyEndometriosisTeam Member said:

I feel the same way and have endo for many years.

posted almost 2 years ago
A MyEndometriosisTeam Member said:

I wonder the same thing. I have been diagnosed as bipolar depressive and generalized anxiety. But lately since I found out I have endo I have been much more emotional seperate from the diagnosis itself. I never cry and the dumbest things have been making me tear up not to mention the sadness and irritability.

posted almost 2 years ago
A MyEndometriosisTeam Member said:

My mood swings are similar to yours I go from 0 to 100 real quick, i can be completely calm and then raging and yelling at any point. I jist now learning about this illness and never would have even considered my mood swings as a symptom of my endo. Thanks for posting your question. I never take part in groups like this for anything, but am realizing that there are so many women out here who have questions or answers to things that are impacting me and while I hate this for evwryone dealing with it, its nice to knw that I'm not crazy and its others i can talk to

posted almost 2 years ago
A MyEndometriosisTeam Member said:

Yeah, Im on progesterone only and I take duloxetine for pain

posted about 3 years ago
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