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Is it common to feel empty after crying a lot?

Is it common to feel empty after crying a lot?

Absolutely!: Often, crying seems to purge a lot of pent-up emotion; it can feel almost cleansing. However, if you find yourself crying frequently, please see your doctor -- it can be a sign of depression. ...Read more

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Dr. Alan Mease
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Crying (Definition)

Crying in infancy is described as a loud, high-pitched sound made by infants in response to certain situations. Infants have a cry reflex that is a normal response to some stimuli, such as pain or hunger. Older children and adults cry for emotional reasons such as pain, fear, sadness, or frustration. Premature infants may not have a cry reflex, so they must be monitored closely for signs ...Read more


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How do I break a 3 year of puking after crying when she doesn't get what she wants? She doesn't do this when she gets hurt. Only when mad

Consistency: Young children will throw fits to get what they want. You need to be consistent when you discipline your child. If her family is inconsistent it teaches them they can get away with throwing fits. My daughters didn't puke but they did have crying fits and tantrums. It takes time and patience to get through this especially at this age. I know I have a daily struggle with my 3 year old now. ...Read more

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Why do eyelids swell after crying?

Why do eyelids swell after crying?

Many Reasons: 28 y/o Female asks, Why do eyelids swell after crying? Many reasons: The emotion that induce crying, make the Tear glands at the upper outer eyelid corners secrete large amounts of salty watery tear down the cheeks & into the drainage tubes in the nose/ throat. These create itchiness, one rubs & scratches eyes, nose, face which turn red & swell up. Plus increase in Blood Flow make flush/puffy face ...Read more

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Why do you get a headache after crying?

Headache and crying: It may be due to the emotional stress that caused the crying or it may be related to the muscle contractions that occur as you cry. I would suspect it to be benign especially if it doesn't happen all the time or is mild. Good luck. ...Read more

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How to relieve an agonising headache after crying?

How to relieve an agonising headache after crying?

Headache: More than likely this is a muscle contraction headache which often is relieved by massage of the temples and the taking of TYLENOL (acetaminophen). Obviously if the severe headache persists or worsens with the appearance of other symptoms such as vomiting,visual disturbance,drowsiness you should consult your physician. ...Read more

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Why am I having migraine like symptoms after crying?

Why am I having migraine like symptoms after crying?

Stress and emotions: Sometimes the emotional stress of the situation, or the release of the brain chemicals associated with stress or strong emotions, can lead to headache. If you have migraines they may be triggered. Or, the headache may just be a 'muscle tension' headache, again from stress. Nothing to worry about unless it just won't go away. ...Read more

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Why does my entire face feel numb when and after crying?

Why does my entire face feel numb when and after crying?

Muscle Contraction: More than likely, the muscle contraction in the face that goes along with crying is causing a brief reduction in blood flow to the skin which may make it feel as if there is a temporary decrease in sensation on the skin. This is my best guess! ...Read more

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What are the causes of prolonged hiccups after crying?

See below: Hiccups are a product of diaphragmatic irritation. This can occur from a variety of mechanisms, such as crying, laughing and son. They will go away, but it can take some time. ...Read more

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Why are my eyes achy in the light after crying?

Why are my eyes achy in the light after crying?

Corneal irritation: Will cause light sensitive achy eyes. Avoid rubbing and try artificial tears or gels. ...Read more