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Experience:  Physician for 17 years, adult psychiatrist for 13 years working with a wide variety of patients.
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I have Alopecia and last night i received a round of steroid

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I have Alopecia and last night i received a round of steroid shots. Today I am a wreck. I picked fights with my mom and boyfriend. I said things to people that I wouldnt normally say. Im even considering putting in my 2 weeks at one of my jobs. I think ive been battling with depression but could the steroids have cause me to have these moods swings?
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Mental Health
Expert:  MN Psychiatrist replied 5 years ago.
Hello, I am a psychiatrist.
I'm so sorry that you are struggling with this. My youngest sister had alopecia and I know it can be so hard...
To answer your question, YES - steroids can and do make people moody and emotionally reactive - and they do so COMMONLY. PLEASE do not make ANY major decisions while on them,including quitting your job, as you may feel VERY different after getting back off of them.
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Customer: replied 5 years ago.
I figured I was not thinking logically. Is there anything that I can do to help curb my mood swings? and how long before I start to feel normal again? Thank you so much. I didn't really expect to get a real, non-generic response. :)