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