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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

Dr. Alan Mease
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Crying (Definition)

Crying = release of tears ...Read more


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Father is doing hormonal therapy. Prostate cancer. He's Feeling emotional a lot. Has crying spells. Does that happen with hormonal therapy. Common?

Father is doing hormonal therapy. Prostate cancer. He's Feeling emotional a lot. Has crying spells. Does that happen with hormonal therapy. Common?

Crying: Don't be surprised that Dad is worried - he is scared of recurrence of cancer. Very unlikely to recur. I am sure you are caring for him - he will calm down soon. ...Read more

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How common is it to be having these random crying spells?

Maybe not: Many moid disorders including depression and bipolar disorder can present with crying spells. If this mood change is new for you, it will be wise to get evaluated by a mental health provider to see what might be causing it. Good luck. ...Read more

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I've been nausea and crying a lot like the littlest thing makes me cry?

Without knowing more: It is very hard to say what is the reason....Pregnancy? Depression? Stress? I wish I could provide more answers but it might be time for you to have a discussion with your dr for further evaluation. ...Read more

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Uncontrollable crying in teen common?

Uncontrollable crying in teen common?

Not very common: But not abnormal. Teenage is a time of marked surges of hormones and emotions may be difficult to control. ...Read more

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My 2 moths old baby boy is crying a lot does he have something bad?

My 2 moths old baby boy is crying a lot does he have something bad?

Usually not: Have him checked by his pediatrician even if the chance of finding physical problem is pretty low. ...Read more

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My daughter is crying a lot lately and I don't know why may you know why?

Hard to tell: The best thing to do is have her checked by the doctor. Babies don't know how to tell us what is bothering them. They can have an ear infection, a tummy ache, a pinched area (clothing too tight), be hungry, wet, dirty, tired, have an injury, or just need more attention. If it is happening frequently, get her checked to make sure it is not something that needs to be treated. ...Read more

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Would like to try the Ablifiy, but do I just take him off the Zpreza? And can we start that dose out higher because of how severe he is right now? And is the Ablifiy a mood stabilizer? Sorry lots of questions! He's just crying one minute and hitting the n

Would like to try the Ablifiy, but do I just take him off the Zpreza? And can we start that dose out higher because of how severe he is right now? And is the Ablifiy a mood stabilizer? Sorry lots of questions! He's just crying one minute and hitting the n

Why?: Changing from one medicine to another is really not a casual matter. You need to involve your prescriber. Is there sufficient reason to change? How long, and what doses have been tried? Is there a side effect? Is Abilify (aripiprazole) the best choice to switch to? What are the risks and benefits? You need your prescriber's involvement in this. ...Read more

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Is crying a lot while pregnant normal?

Is crying a lot while pregnant normal?

Common: Women are often more emotional during pregnancy, but if you find that you are often crying you may want to speak to your doctor. She can talk to you and make sure there is not a more serious issue, like depression. ...Read more

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What's the cause for loss of appatite and being sad a lot and crying a lot I was curious could it be PMS?

What's the cause for loss of appatite and being sad a lot and crying a lot I was curious could it be PMS?

PMS: You are very young to have classical "PMS", which is caused by sudden drops in high estrogen levels, usually seen in women over 35. If you do have a variant of PMS, just before you see bleeding when it's time for your period would be the lowest estrogen...similarly, although less, would be just prior to ovulation. Sadness, tearfulness, etc. As well as irritability are common at both times. ...Read more

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How to manage crying behavior. My 3 n half yr old autistic son cries a lot. What therapies shud I work on at home.

How to manage crying behavior. My 3 n half yr old autistic son cries a lot. What therapies shud I work on at home.

Someone to help: Is called a applied behavior analyst (ABA). They frequently help children with autism and their parents. Some US states offer this as a service. Take care ...Read more

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My son is 2 y.o. he refuses to eat. Eats only twice a day with war. Wakes up crying at night. I worry a lot what can be wrong?

My son is 2 y.o. he refuses to eat. Eats only twice a day with war. Wakes up crying at night. I worry a lot what can be wrong?

Need pediatrician: Without knowing more details, it is difficult to speculate as to what is going on. The best person to help sort this out is going to be your son's pediatrician. Be prepared to provide a detailed diet history as well as behavioral concerns. ...Read more

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Why do I feel like crying sometimes when I am extremely tired and/or under a lot of stress? Does crying relieve stress? If so, how?

Why do I feel like crying sometimes when I am extremely tired and/or under a lot of stress? Does crying relieve stress? If so, how?

Expressive outlet: There is a neuronal connection between tear duct & emotional brain regions. Chemicals are released during emotions & tears serve one outlet. Socially they communicate; psychologically they may soothe or produce aversive sensation prompting action to cope. There are numerous theories which reflect the complexity. Most women feel better after a good cry, if it relieves your stress, enjoy the effect. ...Read more

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I took my 7mo old to the nursary he cried a lot does to much crying like more than 15min will harm my baby? I have to take him from now on.

I took my 7mo old to the nursary he cried a lot does to much crying like more than 15min will harm my baby? I have to take him from now on.

No: By 7m an infant recognizes the tight bond they have with their mother & has separation anxiety if s/he cannot see her. Crying with separation is a sign of normal mental function. Baby will get better as he bonds with members of the nursery team, but this will likely continue at some level until he is at least 2. Prolonged crying at that age does not hurt the baby. ...Read more

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Uncontrollable laughter/crying over very little for 5 mins about 2X a year under a lot of stress had baby 2 Mth ago is it worth worrying about?

Uncontrollable laughter/crying over very little for 5 mins about 2X a year under a lot of stress had baby 2 Mth ago is it worth worrying about?

Needs tratment: Yes it needs to be treated by a Psychiatrist. You may need therapy with and without drugs as there may be underlying depression.It can also be a sign of Pseudo Bulbar Affect but in that condition you will have these episodes more frequently than only two times a year. Discuss with your Doctor or Psychiatrist ...Read more