Hysterical crying

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Trying to Understand
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   Posted 11/6/2010 10:31 PM (GMT -7)   
Am looking for suggestions, especially meds, that would help me not lose control and start sobbing like a baby.
Lately I've been laughing a little too hard, can't stop, can't talk, and noticed that if a certain thought crosses my mind, like remembering something about the kids when they were little, I get a catch in my breath, and almost burst into tears. Over just a random thought.

I have to attend a very emotional event for me, one that it would be OK to shed a few tears, but am so afraid of losing control. In fact, know I will. Anxiety will be high, large crowd, extremely emotional speech, being around someone I hate, who doesn't think well of me either. Will be pretty nervous to start with.

Comparable to hearing a very beautiful eulogy. Wouldn't want to be crying harder than the widow, if you know what I mean.

Haven't taken anything for anxiety in a long time, and want to go to the GP and ask her for something to get me thru this safely, with dignity.
Have heard about Paxil, valium, klonopin, xanax, do you think this would do the trick? Which one. I'm not depressed or anxious now.
Anybody like Buspar?

Post Edited (Trying to Understand) : 11/7/2010 12:06:52 AM (GMT-6)


Scythia
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   Posted 11/6/2010 11:18 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Sandy,
 
me - i can be very emotional as well.  i'm taking xanax for anxiety, and it does the trick for me, but i don't know if it would work to prevent an emotional outburst.  i know that valium is very good at calming people down - the hospital gave that to my brothers when my mom died.  i've taken it before, and it knocks one down pretty quickly.  i was on paxil, and it took weeks before it started to really work for my anxiety, so don't know if it would be quick enough in this case. 
 
hope that gives you a start.
 
Best.
 
scythia 

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   Posted 11/6/2010 11:35 PM (GMT -7)   
Yeah, that helps, thanks.
Since you're here, wanted to tell you I went to Psych Central.com to do a search on hysterical crying. Came up empty, but it is a great place to shop for info. They have assessment quizes that would be right up your alley. Great commentary on meds, and a spot to ask one of 3 therapists questions. Am mixed up, and can't seem to get in. Waiting to hear from them about my log in so I can ask them about the crying too.
Thanks for responding.

Scythia
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   Posted 11/6/2010 11:57 PM (GMT -7)   
Thanks for the info.  will check it out.

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   Posted 11/7/2010 6:46 AM (GMT -7)   
Sandy,

Do you think maybe going in your room and letting it all out would help? I mean just let go into a pillow or something. It sounds like you have some deep embedded emotions that need to be released. Not sure, just thinking. I hope that you feel better soon. Keep posting and let us know how you are.

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Trying to Understand
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   Posted 11/7/2010 8:12 AM (GMT -7)   
Its so weird, I can't cry right now. It starts up, I wipe my eyes, and its over. Do agree thats its embedded emotion. Maybe I could find a sad movie to go to. Love the silver screen. All PG 13 out right now. Thanks for responding, Karen.

OK, anybody know a good tear-jerker thats available at Blockbuster? I'm so far removed from the mainstream.
Sandy
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Scythia
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   Posted 11/7/2010 8:33 AM (GMT -7)   
"We Are Marshall" comes to mind.
 
Such a tragic and uplifting story wrapped into one, that I think one's heart would have to be made of stone to not be affected.

Scythia
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   Posted 11/7/2010 9:46 AM (GMT -7)   
Sandy,
 
Thanks for the tip about Psych Central.
 
I did enjoy their quizzes.  :-)    They were fun and interesting.
 
Of note:  I rated high for OCD with the OCD quizzes and the sanity quiz.  I had also taken some other online "evaluations" that also indicated that could be a problem, but at the time I thought - "darn, how much more can I be messed up," so I didn't want to think about my scores. 
 
I know I have obsessive tendencies, they just aren't the kind where I check the door a dozen times to see that it's locked (though I have done that now and then).
 
Mine are more like playing the same song 50 times in a row, or becoming obsessed with an event I read in the news (which is why I try to avoid the news as much as possible), and I feel I have to find out everything I can about it.  Don't know where the line is crossed about becoming informed or becoming obsessed. 
 
Just another thing I'm going to bring up at my appt.
 
scythia

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   Posted 11/7/2010 12:08 PM (GMT -7)   
Good, you're doing very well taking suggestions. I think that if you take the results with you, you might speed the evaluation up by having thought about the symptoms, and if he wants to see them and ask more questions, all the better, could save some time. If not, oh well.

So, since you're taking suggestion so well, how about coming over here and wiping the grime off the appliances? Just kidding..

Am on a bake-a-thon today. Noticing how much everything needs to be cleaned better.

Another interesting site in your leisure, Helpguide.com, check out raising emotional inteligence, and has lots and lots about therapy treatment and diagnosis of our symptoms.

Man, you are going to be wired for success when you go in there !
Good luck !
Sandy
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Severe depression
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