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Postby element » Fri Nov 25, 2005 1:51 am

I have a question. Does anyone know what makes someone cry without tears? I've done this before. I'd just cry adn cry and I was so upset that I wanted to kill myself, yet no tears were coming out of my eyes.

This girl at my school has a brother, and he has a bad anxiety disorder. he's still pretty young (I'm not sure how old, but he isnt' even 13 yet), but when he cries he doesn't have tears. And it isn't like he's just whining, he's really crying and he's really very upset but he doesn't ahve any tears.

I just don't understand this and I'm wondering if anyone has an explanation.
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Postby Antoninus » Fri Nov 25, 2005 3:32 am

There are a number of possible causes.

Biologically something could be happening, Im not a doctor but as I remember there was a medical reason why no tears would be shed.

Psychologically, you may have put such a tight lock on the idea of crying, no one can see you/hear you do it that your brain just wont LET you cry.

Thats my best guess
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Postby element » Fri Nov 25, 2005 3:38 pm

Thanx, and that does make sense 'cuz I've forced myself not to cry so many times, but it's just weird 'cuz sometimes I do cry teras, and sometimes I just cry.
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Postby Antoninus » Fri Nov 25, 2005 8:10 pm

It may be that you only cry in certain circumstances because something is around that makes you feel comfortable enough to cry.

If you have any type of eating disorder, I would chalk it up to that though but Im assuming you dont
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Postby element » Fri Nov 25, 2005 8:51 pm

Antoninus wrote:If you have any type of eating disorder, I would chalk it up to that though but Im assuming you dont


What do you mean? how?
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Postby Antoninus » Fri Nov 25, 2005 8:58 pm

Sometimes eating disorders can stop normal body functions like crying.
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Postby element » Sat Nov 26, 2005 2:04 pm

yeah, that makes sense, but it doesn't really apply to me.
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Postby Antoninus » Sat Nov 26, 2005 9:08 pm

Ok then its probably more likely that its a psychological problem.

But just be sure, next time you go to the doctors, mention it to him.
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Postby Guest » Sun Nov 27, 2005 3:36 am

Many children are born with an underdeveloped tear-duct system, a problem that can lead to tear-duct blockage, excess tearing, and infection.

Blocked tear ducts are a fairly common problem in infants; as many as one third may be born with this condition. Fortunately, more than 90% of all cases resolve by the time children are 1 year old with little or no treatment. The earlier that blocked tear ducts are discovered, the less likely it is that infection will result or that surgery will be necessary.

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