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Dr. Sheila Smith
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Uncontrollable Crying (Overview)

Uncontrollable crying is a symptom meaning a person cries for a long time, and he cannot be easily consoled.


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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

Dr. Sheila Smith
93 doctors shared insights

Uncontrollable Crying (Overview)

Uncontrollable crying is a symptom meaning a person cries for a long time, and he cannot be easily consoled.


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What could cause uncontrollable crying?

What could cause uncontrollable crying?

Many things: The answer to this question depends entirely on the age of the person and the circumstances surrounding the crying. Are we talking about a baby or a 50 year old? The answer would be entirely different. ...Read more

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Is there a mental problem that causes uncontrollable crying?

Is there a mental problem that causes uncontrollable crying?

Possibly: Crying is a normal part of life. Sometimes people with a depressive disorder are very sad a cry a great deal. In addition, uncontrollable crying could be caused by neurologic disease or brain injury. Discussing these symptoms with your pcp is best if there is any concern. ...Read more

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Uncontrollable crying a month after death of loved one. Normal?

Uncontrollable crying a month after death of loved one. Normal?

Not abnormal: Unless you are incapacitated for long periods of time. Losing a loved one is very sad, however time is a great healer. ...Read more

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What causes uncontrollable crying? That I cannot stop and don't know why I am doing it. Very embarrassing.

Well...: It appears that you should see a psychiatrist soon. Your Prozac (fluoxetine) should be re-evaluated. Do it soon ...Read more

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Uncontrollable crying. Is it a normal part of grieving?

Uncontrollable crying. Is it a normal part of grieving?

Not abnormal: Unless you are incapacitated for long periods of time. Losing a loved one is very sad, however time is a great healer. ...Read more

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How can I help someone who has bouts of uncontrollable crying, indecision, panic etc. Over a key professional decision?

How can I help someone who has bouts of uncontrollable crying, indecision, panic etc. Over a key professional decision?

Vitamin therapy: I know that this sounds weird, but emotions are initiated by the "automatic" brain. High calorie malnutrfition causes this part of the brain to become too easily activated. I treat this with intravenous vitamins but i would suggest that this person cleans up diet, especially sugar and sees a nutritionist doc.It is truly amazing to see the recovery if taken to heart and followed. ...Read more

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Could pba cause my crying I have NF type 1 I have lots of pain with this I take lots of medications but have had this uncontrollable crying ?

Could pba cause my crying I have NF type 1 I have lots of pain with this I take lots of medications but have had this uncontrollable crying ?

Neurology consult...: ....would be necessary. It is not in my vocabulary to say something can NEVER happen in this world of medicine but since NF1 is basically defined as a PERIPHERAL NERVE type of problem which definitely is painful and so forth...it would not be the most likely type of problem in my opinion to cause or be associated with PBA. I also searched the literature and couldn't find anything convincing. ...Read more

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Can uncontrollable crying be related to my periods?

Can uncontrollable crying be related to my periods?

Mood changes yes: Many women experience mood changes at menses. When the period starts there is an abrupt drop off of both estrogen and progesterone. This is called of pms or pmdd (premenstrual dysphoric disorder). Its common that little things can set off a crying spell. If the uncontrollable crying is affecting your life or your relationships you may consider a mild anti-depressant from your md. ...Read more

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Uncontrollable crying seeing touching commercials a side effect of pregnancy?

Uncontrollable crying seeing touching commercials a side effect of pregnancy?

It can be.: Hormonal changes during pregnancy can give rise to emotional lability and or emotional over reactions. ...Read more

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How many women experience severe anger and uncontrollable crying due to frustration in not being able to talk back?

How many women experience severe anger and uncontrollable crying due to frustration in not being able to talk back?

Get help!: Why are you not able to asset yourself? Is your description relates only to your partner or to any areas of life? When you have to constantly bottle up your feelings, not being able to communicate safely, you might experience sx you're describing. If there are difficulties in communication, find a psychologist or counselor to help you with your assertiveness and communication skills. ...Read more

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My mom started gabapentin 300mg tonight and woke up an he after with uncontrollable crying, why? And how do we get it out of her system?

My mom started gabapentin 300mg tonight and woke up an he after with uncontrollable crying, why? And how do we get it out of her system?

Patience: The medication will eventually metabolize out of her system. Be sure to contact her MD immediately to inform of the side effect to get the best advice on stopping the medication as I don't know what medical condition is being treated. Emotional side effects - including suicidal thoughts - are uncommon but can happen. Stay with her - reassure her - and encourage sleep. http://www.drugs.com/pro/gabapentin.html ...Read more

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Excessive sweating uncontrollable crying missed cycle was suppose to start june 29th but no show, throwing up, backaches lower stomach cramps "could I be pregnant?".Eventhough my home pregnancy test came back negatives

Excessive sweating uncontrollable crying missed cycle was suppose to start june 29th but no show, throwing up, backaches lower stomach cramps "could I be pregnant?".Eventhough my home pregnancy test came back negatives

Possibly: More likely you have a delayed cycle most likely secondary to stress and some cramps secondary to functional ovarian cysts. If your pregnancy test remains negative and no period comes, consider an evaluation, ruling out thyroid disease and consider an ultrasound. ...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

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Bipolar..see new Doc dec1st. Think havin mental breakdown.feel hopeless, uncontrollable outburts, crying, sad, want to go away.feel loosing it.

Bipolar..see new Doc dec1st. Think havin mental breakdown.feel hopeless, uncontrollable outburts, crying, sad, want to go away.feel loosing it.

Bipolar disorder: is a mood disorder that can present with possible symptoms of mania, hypomania, depression, mixed state and normal state. Mania or hypomania: 1 may show aggression, agitation, v judgment & impulse control, distractability, rapid thoughts & speech, ^ libido, V sleep, spending sprees, high risk behaviors, elation, ^ physical activity or psychosis. When depressed 1 may have low mood, v energy level, ...Read more

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Uncontrollable fits of crying. Could ocp's cause this?

Possibly: The phrase "having a good cry" suggests that crying can actually make you feel physically and emotionally better, which many people believe. There is a type of chemical in emotional tears that acts as an endorphin that reduces pain and works to improve mood. Crying bouts are also triggered by hormonal irregularities, which are triggered naturally or by ocps. ...Read more

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I have uncontrollable bouts of crying before my menstrual cycle other wise I am a happy stable person. ?

I have uncontrollable bouts of crying before my menstrual cycle other wise I am a happy stable person. ?

Prementral symptoms: There is a normal change in your hormones throughout your cycle. Some women feel more emotional before the period. Some get headaches. There are several options for treating these symptoms. See your doctor for a check up and treatment. ...Read more

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I complained for general anxiety and mild depression, why would my doctor prescribe me nuedexta which i saw is for uncontrollable laughter and crying?

I complained for general anxiety and mild depression, why would my doctor prescribe me nuedexta which i saw is for uncontrollable laughter and crying?

Good question: It doesn't seem to make sense to me, but there may well be other pieces to the puzzle that would make it logical. Best to ask your doctor why and to seek another opinion if you aren't satisfied with the answer. ...Read more

Dr. Alan Mease
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Crying (Definition)

Crying = release of tears ...Read more