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    I'm in my third year of college and I am a very driven and motivated person. I am actively involved in everything I can possibly be while at college and I also work as a mechanical engineering co-op.I have a lot of responsiblity in my life through both school and work and my parents think that maybe I've just hit a point where I am worn out from the past three years of high stress.

    I'm only 20 years old and have a lot of menstrual issues. Pain and emotional issues regarding menstraul issues run in my family. I have been trying different birth controls for the past four years and I finally am on an IUD which I am not sure is helping.

    My problem is that I have always been an emotional person and easily stressed. Lately it has been getting really bad and I have huge ups and downs throughout the week and my days. I often find that all I feel like doing is crying and I can't really determine a reason why. I have a wonderful supporting family and long term boyfriend who seem very worried about me lately. I don't know if I should go talk to someone because I feel like they won't be able to help me since I have no idea what is wrong.

    I have been so successful in my life and career so far and should be a very happy person. I don't understand why I have these major emotional breakdowns. They happen multiple times a week now. I know my IUD is supposed to cause mood swings but this is nothing I have ever experienced before.

    Does anyone have any advice?
    Last edited by curious michigan girl; 12-15-2007, 08:37 AM.

  • well if the iud is the one that contains hormones then it could certainly cause you to feel emotional but to the extent you are descibing i would lean on to say that it might be more of an issue. you say you have huge ups and downs sounds like symptoms of being bi polar. i would be apt to say you should see a doctor that specializes in metal health. alot of people in this world have these type of issues but live very normal and productive lives. good luck with you!!!! i hope you find some answeres.


    • Thank you so much for the advice. I am going to go to talk a professional about my feelings so hopefully I can figure out what the root cause is and find a way to feel better.


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