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Hey folks.

I had a strange event 2 years ago and I'm still trying to get out of the hole that I'm in.  I had a sudden increase in depression, crying, and paranoia.  Started having crying spells, usually about the topic of "healthy parent-child relations."  By that I mean if I saw, or thought about, or saw a story on TV about a "touching" family event, I'd totally start bawling.  I did not have that problem before that, to that extent.  Human interest stories are particularly bad for me.  I can also just sit and think about various things(parent-kid stuff) and I will cry.  The worst is probably being in an environment where I can't "escape" and hearing a song that is a trigger. I will lose it every time.

I've increased my lithium dose, which seemed to lower the crying.  Added a little Brintellix which seemed to help only a tad. We(me and 2 professionals) are trying to figure out if this is just a biological thing or if this is a core "issue".  Either way, the crying seems very exaggerated.  Even if I'm facing a problem I need to deal with(like changing a tire) I nearly get into tears.  Bummer as I can't work, there is always music in every workplace that's pervasive.

Is the crying purely biological or a legacy family issue?

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I used to have a lot of problems with bursting into tears for big reasons, or for very small reasons, or for no reason...s. It always happens during a relapse, so I assumed it went with the mood disorder side of things.

Also, out of concern and a bit of confusion, what are you doing increasing doses and adding meds? Is your doctor involved with this decision?? Who are these "professionals"?

 

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It was with the doctor's (M.D. Psychiatry) suggestion that I changed dosages.  Thanks for your concern...I've always been granted the liberty of changing dosages anyway.  The doctors quickly find out that it's okay, especially when I seem to find solutions to problems they cannot fix.

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It sounds to me like you are stressed out and depressed in some way ... internally and externally.  If something happens that comes up unexpected (externally), if I am stressed (and depressed), I will cry.  Like I can't deal with this type-thing.  Internally, I cry about things that have happened in the past, mainly the delusions I used to have that I wished so hard were true.

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that exact "topic" is my biggest trigger for immediate, irrational, intense crying.  i never did this until a few years ago.  i have mega issues in that area, but my family and i are very close now.  it makes no sense to me that this started when it did.  it gets better or worse depending on how depressed i am in general.  and yes, music is the WORST for this - i can't control it if i hear a song like that.  i also have to be very careful what i watch on television, it's almost as bad.

it's weird because it's a different kind of crying than i might do over something else.  it's like someone just died.  i can't explain it.  my therapist couldn't either.  just said maybe it's leftover grief from when things with my parents, or my daughter, were bad.  but why then did it start when i was 43, and not before?

sorry you go through this too.  i wish i had a solution for you.  being on wellbutrin seems to curb a lot of it for me, but it still happens and it's embarrassing.

 

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Thanks for sharing lysergia.  Strangely, this crying I have doesn't feel like grief at all.  Some docs are trying to tell me it's from unresolved grief.  All I know is that I was used to seeing some LSD discoloration of stoplights(after many years), then that went away and I got all anxious and depressed and started having crying issues.  I would really like to resolve this so I can work.

Medication does alter the symptoms.  When I increased my Lithium things got better...until about 750 mg.

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