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Old 09-13-2009, 07:24 PM   #1
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Old 09-13-2009, 07:34 PM   #2
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Well, I think it would be safe to call it disproportionate rage . Although I can sure imagine wanting to do the same thing. Sounds very annoying.

And that generally means you're expressing pent up rage over something else. It might or might not have anything to do with your diet or hunger per se. Anything that irritated you or put you off kilter might have triggered it. Being hungry, and not being accustomed to being hungry, might lower the threshold. But the anger might, at root, be related to something entirely different. Or it might be related to your health, food, self-image, etc.

A lot of people have found that they used food to block emotions, and when they start eating healthily, all sorts of stuff comes up over time.
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Old 09-14-2009, 05:22 AM   #3
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Hi. I've been doing stuff like that lately too. I've been off my depression medicine for a month or so now (postpartum depression) and I've been having a hard time adjusting.

I've yelled at my husband (who totally does NOT deserve that), thrown things when I trip over them, and just generally lose my temper easily.

I've really thought about it and I really think it's because I'm currently existing just one step away from anger at all times. It doesn't take much to push you over the edge if you're standing right there already.

Don't know if that makes sense but my goal is to get farther and farther away from that edge. Guessing that would start with changing my eating habits and exercising. I think walking and working out are natural anti-depressants.

I'll be cheering for you as you try to figure out what you need to change to allow you to move back from the edge of anger.
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Old 09-15-2009, 09:47 AM   #4
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Many times when someone has depression and especially anger, the binges help because it releases chemicals in the brain that improve mood. Unfortunately, this is only a temporary fix and the ups and downs can sometimes make things worse. I have these issues with anger and irritability. Anger is normal, but when you have so much rage you're destroying something, that can be the sign of a larger issue. I know many people who are adamant about not taking meds, but sometimes they are necessary. I am on meds right now and my life is so much better. My husband and kids like me a lot better when I'm not yelling at them all the time and I really like not being that angry all the time. It's nice to feel calm and to want to eat well and exercise instead of forcing myself to do it. Eating properly and exercising can certainly help, but don't ignore medication. Sometimes the meds can get you to the place where you can start eating well and exercising. That's the case for me. Just consider the options.
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Old 09-15-2009, 11:23 AM   #5
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One of the main reasons I am on meds is because my depression causes so much uncontrollable anger....sometimes the meds dont take it all away...last night I got in a rage over something my husband said and threw a 1200 laptop that he bought me for Christmas...I was ashamed and apologized ...so I know how you feel...
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Old 09-15-2009, 10:13 PM   #6
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I was just reading something today about what is called "aggravated depression" which apparently falls in the bipolar spectrum. It seem to fit me pretty well. You might want to read about it if you can
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