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    Angry All The Time

    I've finally realized that in the past few weeks--maybe even in the past few months--I've just been angry all the time. Not at anything in particular, but everything in general. Everything gets under my skin, or weighs heavy on my mind.

    I have no idea why. I haven't had a change in medication or health. My long-term health issues are starting to look up a bit because I'm trying a new treatment and my insurance is finally kicking in. I'm moving towards a point of getting my life in as much order as a can, instead of the mess it's been. So why am I so angry?
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    Re: Angry All The Time

    Quote Originally Posted by habbalah View Post
    I've finally realized that in the past few weeks--maybe even in the past few months--I've just been angry all the time. Not at anything in particular, but everything in general. Everything gets under my skin, or weighs heavy on my mind.

    I have no idea why. I haven't had a change in medication or health. My long-term health issues are starting to look up a bit because I'm trying a new treatment and my insurance is finally kicking in. I'm moving towards a point of getting my life in as much order as a can, instead of the mess it's been. So why am I so angry?
    Because you are feeling better, which means you have more access to your intrinsic energy.

    This is why, contradicting expectations, suicide rates go up for people who begin antidepressants.

    I have no good advice to offer you, except to do your best to tough it out, knowing that, eventually, things will arrive at an equilibrium.

    I can say that, when I began taking effective meds, I was, at the same time, both better and worse than I was before. There is a period of adjustment. The Dr.s really need to explain this better to their patients.
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    Re: Angry All The Time

    Quote Originally Posted by B. de Corbin View Post
    Because you are feeling better, which means you have more access to your intrinsic energy.

    This is why, contradicting expectations, suicide rates go up for people who begin antidepressants.

    I have no good advice to offer you, except to do your best to tough it out, knowing that, eventually, things will arrive at an equilibrium.

    I can say that, when I began taking effective meds, I was, at the same time, both better and worse than I was before. There is a period of adjustment. The Dr.s really need to explain this better to their patients.
    I'm actually not feeling better, though, heath-wise. The meds are the same, and I've been taking anti-depressants for years. Maybe just feeling better because I have more options now?
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    Re: Angry All The Time

    Quote Originally Posted by habbalah View Post
    I'm actually not feeling better, though, heath-wise. The meds are the same, and I've been taking anti-depressants for years. Maybe just feeling better because I have more options now?
    Even though I've known you for a long time, I'm not comfortable giving much advice .

    For myself, though, I've found that learning the art of "letting go" has solved a lot of similar problems for me.
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    Re: Angry All The Time

    You know I see anger as a very useful tool. Have you done something to release some of this anger? Doesn't matter why you have it. Do something like buy some cheap glasses at the 99 cents store and take them out back and smash the hell out of them. Or bang your head to some serious heavy metal. I always feel better. But I'm naturally combative I guess.
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    Re: Angry All The Time

    Actually, don't give into your anger. Doing so makes you feel good in the short term, but ends up hard wiring your brain to need release for the anger, which makes you more prone to going ballistic when you can't express it properly. It's why stress balls don't work very well long term.

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    Re: Angry All The Time

    Quote Originally Posted by Herbert View Post
    Actually, don't give into your anger. Doing so makes you feel good in the short term, but ends up hard wiring your brain to need release for the anger, which makes you more prone to going ballistic when you can't express it properly. It's why stress balls don't work very well long term.
    Ever heard of what happens to people who hold their stress in? One such thing..heart attacks, high blood pressure. Something I have already had. It's ok to be angry. It doesn't mean you are going to turn into a raving lunatic. You can be angry in a good controlled way. Jesus now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Herbert View Post
    Actually, don't give into your anger. Doing so makes you feel good in the short term, but ends up hard wiring your brain to need release for the anger, which makes you more prone to going ballistic when you can't express it properly. It's why stress balls don't work very well long term.
    Releasing angry is necessary for not going ballistic. When I've gone into periods where I couldn't do anything to express any anger, I became self-destructive, because I had nothing else I could turn my anger to.

    Right now, I'm more just trying to figure out why everything is pissing me off.
    “You must be shapeless, formless, like water. When you pour water in a cup, it becomes the cup. When you pour water in a bottle, it becomes the bottle. When you pour water in a teapot, it becomes the teapot. Water can drip and it can crash. Become like water my friend.” -- Bruce Lee

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    Re: Angry All The Time

    Shrug, if venting anger in non-destructive ways lead to venting anger in destructive ways than I'd be banned by now. That's about all I have to say on that topic.

    Regarding the OP...

    Contrast?

    My distaste for retail multiplied by an order of magnitude after working for a time in a field that's not retail. If things are starting to fall into place then you may be dealing with increased annoyance due to the fact that better long term prospects don't yet meet present day life.
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    "But those men who know anything at all about the Light also know that there is a fierceness to its power, like the bare sword of the law, or the white burning of the sun." Suddenly his voice sounded to Will very strong, and very Welsh. "At the very heart, that is. Other things, like humanity, and mercy, and charity, that most good men hold more precious than all else, they do not come first for the Light. Oh, sometimes they are there; often, indeed. But in the very long run the concern of you people is with the absolute good, ahead of all else..."

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    Re: Angry All The Time

    Actually this disagreement brings up some interesting points. I'm going to go off the reservation and state some opinions from personal experience. I'm not saying it's going on here. But I am saying it goes on.

    Women are not allowed to be angry. It's wrong. We may lose our marbles. We are incapable of being angry and in control at the same time. No sky will fall if we get pissed off and vent about it.

    When we are forced to be 'nice women' we tend to do very destructive things. Things the outside world cannot see. Things such as over eating/starving oneself/becoming overly sexual/having low self esteem. The list could go on and on about what internal damage we do when we aren't allows to be angry. One big one is cutting. I was a cutter in my teens. Not the kind where you go nuts and slash at your wrists all willy nilly bleeding into the sheets in a panic. Nope. I was a very focused cutter. I would turn on the tv. I would lay a towel down. I would get a nice new blade and I would cut horizontal lines up and down my arms. In perfect space. In perfect red lines. I would look like a train track. I would immediately become calm. Because finally. Finally I could express outwardly what was exploding inwardly.

    Only years later and learning to be ok with being angry in a safe way could I stop hurting myself. The only way to learn an emotion and how to handle it is to learn to use it and practice it judiciously.
    Stuffing those emotions down do not make you better at handling them.

    Anger is not your enemy. And never let someone tell you how to handle your own emotions. You are a sentient being who is the master or mistress of your own censored domain.


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