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Crying too much

Postby Briards » Mon Oct 15, 2018 11:19 pm

I am unable to control my crying. I don't think there are medications for this. The depression is just so severe, I am not thinking anything specific when I cry, I just cry, long and hard and often. This is frightening, does anyone have any ideas. Crying wasn't a part of my past depressive episodes, this is new and scary. Thank you.
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Re: Crying too much

Postby Snaga » Sun Oct 21, 2018 2:36 pm

When we're talking serious depression- isn't that more of a numbness? And crying means you're feeling something, then? I've known people who felt nothing, not even sadness. Looked at it that way, crying at least means you're feeling... not trying to minimise it, just sayin'. If sadness is possible, then other emotions may be.

I know I go thru periods where I'm either weepy, or have a very low trigger for being teary-eyed. But long, hard, good cries, I haven't really had the capability for, for some time.
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Re: Crying too much

Postby Wally58 » Sun Oct 21, 2018 4:32 pm

Tears can be a sign of healing and are a stress relief. It is when you can't cry but really need to, is a problem as well.
Are you currently seeing a therapist for depression? This may be a good thing to check, just to make sure that nothing else is going on physically or mentally.
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Re: Crying too much

Postby Snaga » Mon Oct 22, 2018 3:38 am

What Wally said. I think I'd worry more about not being able to cry, than crying a lot. Back in the day, I used to be able to have really good, epic, give-you-a-headache cries. And it'd let a lot of stuff out. After my momma died, I... was too busy when it happened, to do more than weep a little. Or so I thought. Then some time after, it occurred to me... I seemed unable to have those good cries any more. I stay weepy a lot, but a good, till-your-eyes-ache cry? I've lost the ability. And I feel as if I've lost something important, that something has died inside. I think it's depression that's crept up on me. I can't think of any other reason a person would lose the ability to have a good old fashioned cry. I envy the ability to cry one's eyes out.

Not saying you're in a good place, to be having hard cries frequently. But I think it is a sign of hope, in its own way. I've known people here who were completely flat, no emotion, no feeling, nothing. That is a scary place. I'm grateful that I'm weepy sometimes, as well as still feel some situational happiness.
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Re: Crying too much

Postby Briards » Sun Oct 28, 2018 9:14 pm

Thank you Snaga and Wally for responding. I understand what you are saying. I have had the inability to cry experience. I thought maybe someone might have experienced what is happening now, my crying too often and for too long for no reason....meaning nothing in particular precedes it.
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Re: Crying too much

Postby Snaga » Wed Oct 31, 2018 4:20 am

Regrettably I don't know the link, but I remember seeing a comic strip, the kind that's crudely drawn (probably intentionally) about someone with depression finally coming out of it, and I seem to recall negative emotions being the first to return? Like anger, or sadness. And they were like that seems bad, but it's feeling something, when they weren't, before. And then the good things started returning, too.
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