I get really depressed once in a while.

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I'm a female freshman in college. I like to think that the cause of it are horomones because I have a loving family and good friends. 

Anyways I think I'm really stupid, ugly, bad tempered, mean, embarrasing, disappointing, forgetful, awkward, etc... but these thoughts don't bother me usually. It feels like they're put away in a box most of the time, until one day, some unknown cause takes the lid away. The thoughts start to escape, and on an unpredictable day, I have to cry myself to sleep. Sometimes I feel so disgusting that I hit myself in the head or thighs to calm down. Everything wrong or bad seems to be my fault, you know?  

This happens quite periodically. Once or twice every month? 

Is it really just horomones? How can I prolong the time between every outbreak? 

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    HI, have you ever spoken to a professional about this?  I believe that you will not be able to figure this out until you discover what is at the root of these negative feelings about yourself.  Is there something buried? I understand that hormones can cause changes in moods, but your doctor could check this out easily. 

    I used to cut my hair when I felt that negative about myself.  I discovered what was beneath my behavior and even now, 25 years later, when I begin to listen to the negative talk about myself, my first thought is to cut my hair, but I do not do it.  I live with a depressive disorger.  However, all the work I did to get to the bottom of this was worth it.

    It is worth the journey to dig deep within with the support of a professional.

    Take care,

    Dawn, USA  

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    Hi cewlyz97,

    I'm so sorry you are going through all of this.  I have gone through this and it did start in my twenties.  I can only speak from experience and it does sound like hormones to me.  It took me a long time to make the connection and many visits to health professionals who put ALL of my mood swings down to depression.  But I realised there was a pattern and at certain time of the month I was fine.  I was eventually diagnosed with PMS and tried the natural approach to dealing with it.

    Eventually the natural methods stopped working as I approached my forties. I was able to deal with my nwgatgive thoughts but twice a month I went downhill. I was later diagnosed with PMDD a severe form of PMS.

    Please see a professional  who specialises in hormone related mood disorders.

    Blood tests usually come back as 'within the normal range'. But if you are sensitive to the fluctuating hormone changes you can be effected.

    Try to keep a record of when these episodes happen and see if there is a pattern.  Try to get 'in tune with your body and look for the signs. You need help to figure out what is causing these episode and stress only makes it worse.

    I really hope you get some answers.

    Best of luck xx

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