I'm 30 weeks pregnant with my first and have never really experienced bad mood swings or been messed around tooooo badly by hormones.
However, these last couple of weeks there's been a few times when I have felt such ANGER and tension for really silly reasons.
This always happens when I am in bed and can't sleep. I'll start thinking about some small detail - like whether the kitchen tiles really match the colour of the counter, lol - and I'll just work myself up into a rage about it!! I usually end up with a headache which is probably due to all the tension.
Has anyone else experienced this during pregnancy? Is it normal or am I going mad? It's unusual for me - I'm normally very laid back.
I completely empathise. I have experienced this a lot in this pregnancy, which i do not recall feeling in my last pg. I have found moments where my blood physically feels like it is boiling and i find it so very hard to calm down again, and like you end up with a headache.
I wish i had some answers for you, but i have asked for advice and it seems to just be a hormonal thing some people experience.
(i personally wondered, if it might be surges of testosterone hormones coursing through me, as i am having a boy, but not sure if you are, or if you know what you are having. But no evidence to back that theory up).
I would suggest, go for a walk or have a bath when you feel like this.
This made me smile as I am not sure I am not going mad. LAst night, my anger was because of some stuff left in the loft that i wanted down and had mentioned a few times. Was halfway up there before I realised the foolishness.
All my friends have threatened to run off as I now speak my mind and more where I am normally very good natured.
I identify with the blood boiling and it sounds like a whooshing sound in my ear. Was told I had a bllod vessel close to my eardrum. It's usually a good sign I need to lie down once I hear the whooshing sound or else someone in my line of vision gets it!
In the day time I'm perfectly fine! Normally when I am feeling a bit hormonal I'll have a quiet little cry and feel better in no time - this is really different for me.
Pavlov - we're having a girl. I like your theory though - I think there are 'male' hormones present in greater numbers during pregnancy, no matter what sex the baby is - so it's probably true!
I think the solution is probably to get out of bed and potter around for a while. It seems that just by getting up in the morning, the anger goes away, so maybe that would help.
Hairymelons - it could be anxiety - we're building a house right now which we're hoping will be ready before our baby is born. It's a bit of a race against time, really - and the bigger I get, the less I can do to help.