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duckduck Sun 27-Jan-13 18:41:18

Does anyone else become a moody, mad, irrational, irritable, man hating, short tempered, bloated, angry bitch when it is a full moon - not realising it is a full moon - and then cry, shout and be totally miserable? Then realise it happens around full moon?

I know in hosp having my babies there were more born, wards were busier and more heightened emotions around full moon but Im not sure if this is a midlife crisis, Im knackered or its just the flipping moon? Anyone else??

HollyBerryBush Sun 27-Jan-13 18:50:43

Moon = luna = 'loony' = insane.

Check the papers, more murders happen round the full moon, rise in violent crime etc

duckduck Sun 27-Jan-13 18:58:15

Thank you HBB, I have heard the lunacy thing - but Im just a tubby housewife with a bunch of kids. Is there some kind of antidote/remedy? I mean Im not going to push them all under a bus or kill Himself, but the tears stream down my face and I am not rational - though I do realise it isn't the time to make decisions/drive and I have mentioned it to friends and they just look puzzled. Wouldn't a doc think I was bonkers to go saying "the moon makes me feel awful?" I don't particularly expect to be taken seriously, but this just keeps happening....

WowOoo Sun 27-Jan-13 19:00:29

Yes. I actually just noticed the moon and then thought it's no wonder I've been slightly unhinged and snappy.

Or it's actually all dh's fault and moon is coincidence!

AViewfromtheFridge Sun 27-Jan-13 19:04:12

I'm a teacher, and can always tell when it's a full moon by the way the kids behave. Weird!

CitrusyOne Sun 27-Jan-13 19:05:57

I was coming on to post exactly that, fridge smile

Full moon and a windy day and the kids go crackers ;)

duckduck Sun 27-Jan-13 19:06:49

hmmmm I have been blaming the coincidence on the moon for a long time but actually Himself has been absent this weekend and Im still, as you rightly put it, unhinged.... that is exactly how I feel. I think he must have looked at the calendar and thought he would avoid me.

Joking aside this is awful.

duckduck Sun 27-Jan-13 19:09:16

there must be something in it. I am generally quite rational, dh is ok in small doses, kids lovely but mad busy. This has ground me to a halt. Y, windy day seems to make it worse too - crikey, I think I am turning into a witch.

Undertone Sun 27-Jan-13 19:09:35

I get more introverted and quiet, and brood over stuff more at full moon. My version of crazy.

Admittedly i have come on today - but still.

duckduck Sun 27-Jan-13 19:14:20

Undertone, the two seem to happen at the same time, and then if for some reason it goes out of kilter then it will slowly happen again - coming on at the time of a full moon. Ive googled all this to see if it is a general thing but there isnt much about it. I cannot keep getting this seriously affected. I walked round Asda just wanting to commit suicide (no reflection on asda experience btw)...

got to go to docs but just think I sound crackers. Good to hear that Im not completely alone in thinking this anyway. thx

Chingchok Sun 27-Jan-13 19:14:43

I don't know, I am fairly sceptical about this as there have been a few studies to try and confirm this, and they have all been inconclusive.

My aunt suffers from manic depression, and my parents always talk about the full moon as a time to be dreaded. However, she is well aware of the whole full moon thing and so it can't really be viewed objectively.

Saying that...I was feeling a little grouchy yesterday, glanced up and saw the full moon. On the other hand, if it hadn't have been full, I'd have had to find something else to blame it on!

AKissIsNotAContract Sun 27-Jan-13 19:16:15

Has there been a full moon this weekend? I've been a fucking psycho this weekend.

HoneyDragon Sun 27-Jan-13 19:16:20

I avoid dh during full moons. He's always foul.

Ullena Sun 27-Jan-13 19:16:37

The moon affects the tides. I strongly suspect that much gravity is bound to put pressure on our brains!


Chingchok Sun 27-Jan-13 19:17:14

Cross-posted, sorry.

Just to say that if you are feeling that low, please do seek help. Full moon or not, you don't have to suffer these feelings in silence.

headlesslambrini Sun 27-Jan-13 19:21:09

I do believe in it, DH is always a pratt refuses to do what I demand when it's a full moon, so is DS, DD surprisingly retreats to her room doesn't bother me at all. Even the dog hides in her crate grin

BikeRunSki Sun 27-Jan-13 19:24:41

My uncle is a prison officer. He says it is widely recognised that more incidents occur in prisons on a full moon than at any other time.

Fakebook Sun 27-Jan-13 19:27:53

I went into labour a day before the full moon and had DS at 3am during a full moon. The delivery suite was empty when I was in labour and gave birth, but apparently by afternoon on the same day it was so full they had turn women in labour away to another hospital in a different town.

Latara Sun 27-Jan-13 19:28:27

I think animals are susceptible to being affected by the moon, so why shouldn't humans be?

Having said that it is a good idea to see your GP if you feel very low - tell the GP that you think things are worse for you 'once a month' if that helps.

duckduck Sun 27-Jan-13 19:35:07

OK, prob shouldn't be saying this but GOOD... glad others feel the same. Yes, have also been fecking psycho this weekend Kiss, I didn't realise it was a full moon. I am relieved that it isn't just me heading into a major breakdown.

Right, will go to bed and stay there until someone (hopefully gently and calmly so they don't get bitten) wakes me up.

is there anything you can take/do??? And Im not a herbal kind of chick - but I would sit naked in a paperbag and eat moss if it helped me not go so flaming crazy arsed mental. I can honestly see why people lose it. I have hung on by fingernails this weekend, and am most certainly going to go to dox. I actually don't trust myself not to disappear off a cliff when I feel like this, and I can't do that - too many kids and lovely old dad who needs me.

thx for replies

Its a full moon? Today?

Thank god. I thought I was going mad. I am even pissing myself off with my diva behaviour today.

duckduck Sun 27-Jan-13 19:38:58

Headlesslambrini - does that kinda thing happen every full moon? Do you reckon just being aware of it/checking out calendar that stops you sinking lower or shouting louder? hope you don't mind me asking you?

duckduck Sun 27-Jan-13 19:42:57

yes, full bore head blasting full moon. I felt "thank god" when I was told it was full moon too - I should have known. PMT, full moon and a bloody untidy house/homework not done/no clean uniform/eaten shed load of biscuits. Still, it has cheered me up coming on here

BikeRunSki Sun 27-Jan-13 20:02:01

I swear that it was a full moon that brought DS two weeks early. The ward was full to bursting!

ArtemisatBrauron Sun 27-Jan-13 20:24:17

YADNBU - I just had a meltdown after burning my hand on the oven, chipping the enamel on our large cast iron pot with the hand blender and thus filling the soup I had just spent ages making with chips of enamel paint.
Sulked for ages,feeling very irrational then saw your post and realised it was full moon!
My yoga teacher always claimed full moon was a time of heightened emotions and also a time people are more prone to accidents. Maybe it is true after all!

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