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Thread: Do you ever feel blue for no reason at all?

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    I'm here with my wonderful gs babysitting for the weekend while dd is in RI with a friend, son is in Myrtle Beach with his dad, and I feel blue, all of a sudden. Why?

    Do you ever feel like this? Is it age? A cloudy day? Subconscious? Am I missing something? Am I starting to feel sorry that I am single? Am I tired? Meno?

    There's a twilight zone marathon, Drop Dead Diva marathon, next week I'm on vaca and watching gs while dd works, stuff to sew, and life in general is good.

    Does this ever happen to you? How do you snap out of it? Do you ever figure out what it is to begin with?

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    It happens to me frequently, I call it menopause.

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    I think we all feel the "blues" at times thinking that life could be better. I just try to think of the positives instead of what I don't have. I'm single, but the older I get, the better I appreciate not having to clean up after someone else, doing what I want when I want, buy what I want when I want, etc. But, most of all, I have a couple limiting health issues, but nothing terminal - yet! Enjoy your family while appreciating they are healthy. Hugs!

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    It happens to most people. Let yourself feel your feelings and don't try to explain them. Feelings just are, until they start to intrude or impeed on your life. Then it is time to see your Dr. to see if something else is going on. But try not to compound the situation with guilt. Feel better.

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    Don't know why that 'blue' feeling comes over us so suddenly when everything is good, most likely it is because our hormones have a life of their own.

    Got chocolate? That or a nice big cookie could give you a sugar lift that will make you feel better. How about some grandchild hugs and kisses? .

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    I thought I was fine until for some reason this mood interrupted me. I'm trying to overpower it and am sure it won't last much longer. It's just odd how it happens for no reason.

    Probably is menopause. All else that I can't explain with my moods and all I blame on hormones, so why not this too? lol

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    It's very normal to have those feelings especially around a holiday. Find something fun to do with your GS instead of dwelling on the blues.

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    Go out side into the sun and feel its warmth. Take the baby to the park for a walk. Try something different that doesn't cost a thing.

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    Oh gosh, yes indeed. Sometimes can't explain it. Could be hormones, could be bad weather, could be nothing. I *try* to get some sunlight and move around some. It seems to help me. Years ago before Seasonal Affective Disease became popular, or at least known about, and there weren't light boxes to help, I found myself drawn to the lighting department at the Lowe's near my job. I would spend my lunch hour standing there in all that light and it made me feel better. As my grandma used to say "Go Know". Anyway, those blues could be anything but light and movement even walking, can't hurt.

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    and there is medication. menapause is not for sissies. I asked my dr. "how long does this last". he just patted me on the arm and said "for the rest of your life" what? we have periods, we have the kids and now this crap?! that ain't right I grumbled

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    Usually when I get the blues, I over-analyze trying to figure out why. Normally a good night's sleep will do the trick. Funny thing....when the world is crashing down, I'm the calmest, most confident, positive person in the family. I'm only blue when things are grand!!! I'm way past menopause, but that was the WORST!!!! My Dr told me the only way to describe meno was PMS x 10.

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    On those occasions I sing my favourite songs. Since I am usually by myself, I can belt out a tune at the top of my lungs and sometimes (don't tell anyone) I've been known to shake my booty along with the singing. Make sure the drapes are closed and it's not time for the mailman to come by. :lol:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tartan
    On those occasions I sing my favourite songs. Since I am usually by myself, I can belt out a tune at the top of my lungs and sometimes (don't tell anyone) I've been known to shake my booty along with the singing. Make sure the drapes are closed and it's not time for the mailman to come by. :lol:
    This comment is great, and it certainly brought a smile to my face!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kathios
    Usually when I get the blues, I over-analyze trying to figure out why. Normally a good night's sleep will do the trick. Funny thing....when the world is crashing down, I'm the calmest, most confident, positive person in the family. I'm only blue when things are grand!!! I'm way past menopause, but that was the WORST!!!! My Dr told me the only way to describe meno was PMS x 10.
    I know! Same here!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tartan
    On those occasions I sing my favourite songs. Since I am usually by myself, I can belt out a tune at the top of my lungs and sometimes (don't tell anyone) I've been known to shake my booty along with the singing. Make sure the drapes are closed and it's not time for the mailman to come by. :lol:
    This is great! lol Although I'd probably just do it and not worry about the shades or the mailman. I bet my gs would be entertained!

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    Quote Originally Posted by nyelphaba
    It happens to me frequently, I call it menopause.
    Exactly! I'm 28 but hit surgical menopause 2 years ago. I never knew all the symptoms of menopause but when I found myself getting blue a lot, I went to my doctor. He told me that it's part of the "change" along with so many other symptoms I was having and that excercise will help end the blues.

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    My cure for the blues works for me every time - Go Shopping!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Butterfli19
    I'm here with my wonderful gs babysitting for the weekend while dd is in RI with a friend, son is in Myrtle Beach with his dad, and I feel blue, all of a sudden. Why?

    Do you ever feel like this? Is it age? A cloudy day? Subconscious? Am I missing something? Am I starting to feel sorry that I am single? Am I tired? Meno?

    There's a twilight zone marathon, Drop Dead Diva marathon, next week I'm on vaca and watching gs while dd works, stuff to sew, and life in general is good.

    Does this ever happen to you? How do you snap out of it? Do you ever figure out what it is to begin with?
    Happens all the time but concentrate on the things that make you happy...put on some music and like everything else in life, it passes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ontheriver
    My cure for the blues works for me every time - Go Shopping!
    lolol yes, that works too!

    Love your avatar!

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    Quote Originally Posted by cherrio
    and there is medication. menapause is not for sissies. I asked my dr. "how long does this last". he just patted me on the arm and said "for the rest of your life" what? we have periods, we have the kids and now this crap?! that ain't right I grumbled
    Oh, what a terrible thing for Dr. to say, lol. My Dr. told me that the strongest symptoms usually last anywhere from 5-13 years but then taper off. You may still experience some symptoms after that, but they're not as severe or as common.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kathios
    I'm way past menopause, but that was the WORST!!!! My Dr told me the only way to describe meno was PMS x 10.
    Amen!! I used to think my grandmother was being silly when she'd wave a fan. I thought that menopause was when a woman felt a little overheated, like a humid August day! Ha!! My menopause was brought about by surgery so my body didn't have time to build up to it. Dr. told me it was like driving my body over the menopause cliff and throwing it into the ravine of shock...so gentle was he, lol! He also told me to expect a lot of the same symptoms as pregnancy...without the ending. Not a good thing to tell a 26 year old woman who's just lost her chance to have more children but I've moved past and can see it was for the best...now if I can only get past all of these hot flashes! :lol:

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    Of course, its normal to feel this way - I say it is all of the above - just acknowledge it then it will pass. Pretty soon you won't feel so blah...

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    Meds! They work and help us get through it all. Ask your doctor. No reason to have to deal with it. It is very normal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kwhite
    It happens to most people. Let yourself feel your feelings and don't try to explain them. Feelings just are, until they start to intrude or impeed on your life. Then it is time to see your Dr. to see if something else is going on. But try not to compound the situation with guilt. Feel better.
    Exactly...well said

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    It could be depression. Perhaps you should see a doctor. I'm on "happy pills"; "they make my sun shine". They have made a world of difference. I used to be like you; not happy for no reason at all, crying for no reason, felt like crawling in a hole and pulling it in with me.

    If it happens more often, I would suggest you seek help.

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