I have Multiple Schlerosis and uncontrollable emotions are one of the symptoms. I cry for no reason at times and am unable to control it. Trying to have a conversation with someone when it is something I dont want to hear or when I get mad or upset. I would be very interested in something that could help me control this. Anyone have any ideas of medications that can help with this?
It is possible for those with MS to have Pseudobulbar Affect (PBA) or another name is emotional lability. PBA episodes (laughing, crying) that is inappropriate to the situation and exaggerated (lasting longer or more intense than is normal for the situation. There is a medication for this --- Nuedexta.
If you are dealing with crying and/or getting upset easily, situational type emotions, and you don't fit into the PBA category then the treatment would consist of SSRI's (anti-depressants). Please seek the advice of your Neurologist.
There is a Multiple Sclerosis forum here at HealingWell. It would be nice if you would introduce yourself on the MS forum and allow us to offer some support if possible.
Diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis in 1985
PTSD diagnosed Feb 2004 (PTSD since age 2), Anxiety/Panic attacks secondary to PTSD.