What do you do when you can't stop crying? I feel like I am totally out of control!
I agree crying can be good for you and can be a good release of emotions. The problem is that it doesn't come at times that are socially acceptable. Like EVER! Sure you can cry for an hour or a day or a few days! And it may even be 'good for you' but how can it be good for your life!?
If you have a life, it can never be a good thing to hide and cry for days straight! My problem when I can't stop crying or feeling a whirlwind of emotions, is not that I can't cry or can feel, obviously, my problem is living my life! You can't go out and BE with other people, you feel bad enough already, the last thing you need is for your friends to be worried about you. As if you can hide the tears or sadness upon you face. When I spend all day and night crying and feeling so low I can't fall anymore! I just want to be alone!
I don't have a solution. All I know is one thing doesn't work for everyone. Turn on some comedy. Smoke a dubbie. Do something that makes you feel different, something that might make you forget how crappy you felt. But it will return. It always does. See a doctor or a psychiatrist sometimes having a neutral person to listen can make a huge difference.
Most of all, hang it there because, this too shall pass.
I just recently took myself off of lexapro because it made me gain 30 pounds and I had absolutely no sex drive. I'm still on Wellbutrin and lamictal and I don't feel like they're doing anything. So now I'm back to randomly feeling depressed for absolutely no reason, getting mad at my boyfriend for no reason, and the worst is the uncontrollable crying for no reason. I know I need to do something, but I don't want to go back on lexapro because of the weight gain and having no sex drive. I have an appointment with my psychiatrist next week, but it's going to feel like a very long time. One minute I'm fine and the next I'm trying to keep myself from sobbing. i have absolutely no control over it.
Drea, you and I are probably in the same boat; medication changes leaving us riding a roller coaster of emotions. Hang in there!
thanks for posting!
Your story sounds all too familiar. This is ME! Since I'm going through the same thing. I thought I'd let you know I'll be here for you, whenever you need. If you need an outlet before your visit to the psych.
I am breaking up with my boyfriend every other day. I cry until it hurts, and still can't stop. I have outbursts of anger then tears! I have never taken antidepressants because I have a fear of prescription drugs, and usually they cause more problems then solutions. Just a bandage for a gapping wound! So I support your decision and believe you are capable of handling this with your own strength.
Hang in there...and I've found in my 15 years of self treatment...what u put in your body makes a HUGE difference in your emotions and exercise!
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