I am a 5-month pregnant woman with self-harming habits and anger issues. How do I control myself?

Q. How do I control my anger and self-harming habits that increase my blood pressure and sugar?

Answered by
Dr. Vandana Patidar
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
This is a premium question & answer published on Feb 21, 2023 and last reviewed on: Feb 23, 2023

Hello doctor,

I get hyper very easily. Anger and frustration inside me are killing me. Sometimes I want to throw stuff around me and I have even tried to harm myself by burning my hand and cutting with a knife. I am five months pregnant. My husband is busy with his work and he also has an affair which he says is just for time pass and that he loves only me. But he refuses to discontinue his relationship with that girl. I need help as my anger is killing me and increasing my blood sugar and blood pressure which is dangerous for my baby.



Welcome to icliniq.com.

Thank you for your query.

The anger outbursts are due to various reasons like some psychiatric illness, depression, anxiety, or some psychosocial issues. Currently, you have a significant issue in your life as pregnancy is an important event in every woman's life. A woman needs her husband the most during this time and seeing your husband's involvement somewhere else would naturally stress you. You need to talk to your husband directly and convey your feelings that it is quite hurtful this way and he should stop doing it. During pregnancy, there is a tremendous increase in hormonal levels which causes mood swings and irritability as biological reasons. I suggest you to follow a few instructions mentioned below:

  1. Practice deep breathing exercises and meditation.
  2. Take enough rest and get adequate sleep.

I hope this has helped you.

Thank you.

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