i try my best to keep my swings under control. one minute i can be fine then the slighest thing can tick me off and i get really upset. it's been that way all my life and i've tried not to listen to people and over the years that's been getting better. i've been on 3 different antidepressants and none of them worked. ever since i've been at least 5 i have had sleeping problems by waking up in the middle of the night and staying up because of a racing mind, the doctor prescribed seraquel for that one and it helped a bit but i was still waking up. i have gotten a better grip on keeping my swings under control. i believe now that if you try hard enough you will get alot better. you just have to tell yourself you can and don't listen to anyone who tells you that you're crazy. only you know you. i know it's difficult to control tears and rage because i've tried doing that and sometimes it does work. i have an issue that when i get upset at a person and they want to know why i can't explain it good enough for them to understand and then i either cry, get mad, or just tell them to go away. everyone has their own way of dealing with things and if your way works for you just do it and don't let anyone tell you how you should think or take this situation that way or anything like that bullcrap. i'm tired of people telling me how to think and i'm sure just about everyone in this group has had that happen. just don't listen to them.