Lately, I have been able to cry at the drop of a hat. Like if I see something sad on TV or even just think of something sad I will start to well up with tears. I can control it and not start to cry but I cannot find any rhyme or reason to it. I might not do it at all one day but then do it once, twice or even several times the next. I'm not pregnant or going through menopause, and I don't do it more or less depending on what time of the month it is. I'm 27 and in generally good health.
I never used to be like this, in fact it was hard for anything to make me cry except for a really sad movie, etc. The last time I was like this was maybe when I was a gawky teenager going through puberty and my feelings could easily be hurt by just about anything and I would start to cry uncontrollably. But this is still different than that experience.
I guess it started maybe a year or so ago but it just seems to have gotten worse the past few months.
Does anyone have any ideas as to what is going on here? I mean, I do feel like I am going through some sort of "quarter life crisis" and things have been rough the past year as I was out of work for 6 months and then found and am still in a job that I am not that fond of.
But do any of you have ideas? I would really like to get to the bottom of this before I start clinicals next year, when I'll really have something to cry about
I have a yearly check up with my OB/GYN next month and wanted to bring this up to him but I feel like I'm crazy or something or he'll think I'm crazy.
See, I've almost cried about 4 times while writing this.
Your thoughts and advise whether they be from personal or clinical experience are much appreciated.
See, there I go again.
Thank you everyone,