Same with me, Marie - It doesn't help if I hold it in and hope it goes away. It's actually less stress for me if I just have my cry.
Maybe that's why I watched the Justin and Christa story again. I needed a good cry.
I've always liked sad movies...even before Lyme. And I'm usually a very happy person. It's a release I guess.
I seem to run through cravings for it too. I've been an easy cryer, you know, when some celebrity dies, or even some main character in a movie dies.
Not sure if I've always been that way, but I've accepted being a sensitive person, it goes along with being empathetic, I guess. But I've cried much more since getting sick, I know that, because I was talked into taking Paxil a couple of different times while in the midst of these infections.
It gets kind of funny, if embarrassing in public or when some person starts being really nice to me, I just fall apart.
I discovered years ago that happy tears are sweet tasting, sad/other tears taste salty.
Some where along the line I read that they are partially meant to be therapeutic. I have found that a good cry really does make you feel better. There is a difference between a good cry or bad one. I've had both. The bad one makes you physically sick at the end.
ETA: I think we may be more susceptible to crying jags when we have been sick for awhile. May all be linked to our adrenals/hormone dysfunction.