Experiencing fits of crying...normal?

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LALady
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   Posted 6/18/2009 1:36 PM (GMT -7)   
When I've been on other a/ds in the past, I didn't cry very much and they made me feel sort of apathetic. Not that I didn't care, so apathetic may be the wrong word, but things didn't affect me to the point where I cried. I've never been a big crier anyway. It's unusual for my loved ones to catch me crying.
 
Anyway, since starting celexa, I am finding things affect me much more deeply than before. When I get overwhelmed intead of freaking out and feeling the anxiety culminate, I freak out and cry. But then I feel okay. The other part that is weird is that when I get very happy or nostalgic about something, I tear up. My boyfriend is shocked. He thought I was incapable of crying!
 
Just wondering, I feel fine on the meds otherwise. Is this a normal part of my body still adjusting to the meds? Or, has something been tapped into...some part of me I closed off because of my anxiety and fear that allows me to express my emotions better.
 
I think about it and my profession requires that I solve other people's problems. That is all I do all day long, and I carry their problems home with me. I wake up in the middle of the night worrying about other people's problems. Maybe I haven't had room (emotionally, psychologically) to deal with my own? I've neglected myself and the meds are releasing me from my normal mental restraints???
 
Sorry for rambling, but I just find this so interesting and wonder what is happening. Hoping it's a good thing :)
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Aries8
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   Posted 6/18/2009 1:56 PM (GMT -7)   
Did you recently go off of a tranquilizer or other med?

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LALady
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   Posted 6/18/2009 2:02 PM (GMT -7)   

Nope.  The only other rx I take is Yaz for birth control. I've been on that for over a year now with no ill effects.

Can a/ds affect hormones?


27 year old female
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Dx: IBS, GAD
Meds: 20 mg Celexa, .5- 1mg Klonopin


Aries8
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   Posted 6/18/2009 2:06 PM (GMT -7)   
That's a good question. I don't think so, but we'll wait to here from one of our members who may know.

I would call your local pharmacist or doctor and ask if this is a possible side effect of the Celexa? You could have a worse side effect, but it would be good to know why you're crying so easily.

I have more crying bouts now. I think it's stress and anxiety. I'm going through a lot and it gets to me. Let us know what you find out and don't worry!
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LALady
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   Posted 6/18/2009 2:12 PM (GMT -7)   
Thanks, Aries! I am not worried about the crying per se. I am just curious as to the sudden shift. I am actually enjoying the mental release I get from it! It's not bad...I took a birth control pill once that made me a crying mess. That was bad. I cried at credit card commercials for pete's sake! It was uncontrollable and I always felt hysterical. This is different. Much milder. Perhaps it is just stress and this is how I am learning to release it!

27 year old female
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Dx: IBS, GAD
Meds: 20 mg Celexa, .5- 1mg Klonopin


Aries8
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   Posted 6/18/2009 2:16 PM (GMT -7)   
lol...crying does make you feel better doesn't it? Sometimes my heart will skip beats if I'm crying over a deep issue. Hard to let those go. Hang in there!

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Allestaria
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   Posted 6/18/2009 2:25 PM (GMT -7)   
If it is not caused from a sever depression.

I would grip it and realize you are human too. If you hold things into long this is what happens. You let "loose" in emotions.

All in all if it is not hindering you in your everyday life. But is more of a relief to let go. Then go for it. Crying is healthy and a way for the body to relief stress.
I do get teary eyed at commercials ever once in a while. I don't cry much as I still hold things in and can cry easily if I let myself. But I restrain from it. And probably wont be able to hold that in and show that I am human to until I start on the Lexapro. Heck my hubby shows more tears then I do.

But yes shedding tears and feeling emotion is a good thing. And is good for the body. So if its is not upsetting perse then be happy your body is human and showing you that you can to be emotional.

When it turns into a crying fit and you do not feel better afterwards then it could be a sign of depression. Which would mean a visit to the doctor. Until then enjoy you knew found tears and embrace them!

LALady
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   Posted 6/18/2009 2:31 PM (GMT -7)   
Thanks, Allestaria. I will  :) I am human and...as weird as it sounds...sometimes I forget that it is okay to be human and let it all go. I think you're onto something about holding things in too long. I have held on to so much physical pain and suffering and feelings of despair silently because I didn't want to burden my loved ones or be pitied. It's catching up with me.
27 year old female
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Dx: IBS, GAD
Meds: 20 mg Celexa, .5- 1mg Klonopin


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   Posted 6/18/2009 3:08 PM (GMT -7)   

(((((((((((((Bela)))))))))))

I went through a long spell where I cried off and on all day.  I just had a really hard time accepting that I had anxiety and depression and that I would have to deal with it when ever it tried to overcome me.  I was also on AD, some of them made me feel better then others and some I was more anxious on and cried easily. 

Be good to yourself sweetie and know that you cannot cure the world or save it either. It took me twenty some years to figure that out.  I am a bit slow sometimes.  idea I am a nurse so naturally I wanted to save everyone and take care of everyone.  It brought me down in the end and I am still rebuilding my self esteem.

Hugs to you.

Kitt


 

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LALady
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   Posted 6/18/2009 3:13 PM (GMT -7)   
So you're a natural "wound healer." My aunt was an oncology nurse for many years and went through the same sort of burn out you're describing after trying to save everyone she came across. We always described her as a "wound healer."
 
Your empathy and willingness to help, even when you are dealing with your own crises, comes across in these boards. Thanks for the encouragement and thanks for the hugs :) I do need to take a deep breath and be less critical of myself.
27 year old female
Attorney
Dx: IBS, GAD
Meds: 20 mg Celexa, .5- 1mg Klonopin

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