Is it normal to cry so much?

  1. Ok , my question is: Is it normal to cry at the drop of a hat? Lately I seem to cry over everything. Sad commercial, sick friend, little old lady at walmart, Still being single at 28, fear of losing a parent. It seems like lately I can't seem to even watch a stupid tv show with out bursting into tears. I know this is probably a stupid question but it really scares me. Is it my age, hormones maybe? UGH!!!!! I see happy couples with babies walking down the street and just burst into tears. This might just be school, studying, work having an effect on me, I'm not sure. Should I see my doc? I don't want to be put on drugs at 28, I already have friends taking anti depressents at my age.
    Any suggestions are welcome. I can't talk to my friends about this. They will just tell me it will go away, but I am not too sure of that. Everyone only sees me as a very happy ,joyful person. Some times I just can't be so darn happy.
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  3. by   ptnurse
    Go talk it over with your doctor and get some labs done. If you are normally a happy person, you may have some depression going on. I don't know you at all, but I am wondering if you might be pregnant. In the mean time keep us posted on how you are feeling.
  4. by   hoolahan
    Yes, I think you should see your doc. It could be depression, or maybe even hypothyroid, or some other hormonal imbalance. Not to be indelicate, but are you sure you're not pregnant? I was a super-sissy crybaby when pregnant.

    Also I suggest you read the book Passages, forget the author, but it describes the changes we go thru in life, and sometimes there are definitley some rocky roads. Usually for women it's bad nearing age 30 or 40. For me it was 29, I guess I didn't want to face 30. Maybe that is part of it.

    But since youseem to feel this is a recent change in your emotions, I think you should talk to your doc about it. If you get no satisfaction there, go to your OB/GYN or get a second opinion.

    Good Luck.
  5. by   Heidi
    Maybe if you found someone that you could really talk to about how you feel you might find things will rectify themselves. It is possible that school and work may be stressful for you, without knowing what sort of work you do and time frames for handing in school work etc. It is also OK if you need antidepressents, many people out there do.
    I think that talk talk talk will be good but only if it is productive and has a focus. Also try and write down how you feel and what triggers your moods to see if there is a pattern. Hope this helps
  6. by   PennyLane
    I'm 27--still single. It's really not that old!!! Some of my friends are married, some are not. I wouldn't stress about that.

    That said, I was in a very similar situation not too long ago. One thing that helped was switching my birth control pills to a lower dose pill. That helped for the PMS symptoms. Then just recently I went on Paxil because my negative emotions were getting out of control and affecting my life. It's helped tremendously. Not to say drugs are the answer for you, of course. But I would see a doctor.

    You can PM me if you want more info. on my course of treatment, etc.

    One important thing--you WILL feel better soon. Either on your own, or with help from a doctor.
  7. by   tattooednursie
    I am that way, but only at work. My job means so much to me I feel that If I screw up on a little thing that i a in big trouble and risking loosing my job. When some one tells me I left the side rails down . . . I cry.

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