Psycho-Babble Medication Thread 679515

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Inability to cry

Posted by mike lynch on August 23, 2006, at 23:43:34

I don't know, I always thought that I'd regain the ability to cry after being off SSRI's for a while, but it just isn't returning. I am more emotional then most people, and if anything I consider it a release and it's frustrating when you feel it but it just can't be let out. The bigger problem is that, I wonder what the drug has changed in me to cause this sudden change.

 

Re: Inability to cry mike lynch

Posted by yxibow on August 24, 2006, at 11:34:42

In reply to Inability to cry, posted by mike lynch on August 23, 2006, at 23:43:34

> I don't know, I always thought that I'd regain the ability to cry after being off SSRI's for a while, but it just isn't returning. I am more emotional then most people, and if anything I consider it a release and it's frustrating when you feel it but it just can't be let out. The bigger problem is that, I wonder what the drug has changed in me to cause this sudden change.


It might be a lag in chemistry in your brain -- it isn't necessarily permanent. A lot of antidepressants will block this. Psychiatric conditions alone may also do as well.

I consider an occasional cry session a let-out, sometimes I force myself with songs I consider sad. But equally reinforcing is a happy let-out, listening to happy songs and attempting to cheer yourself up. I know, that can be more challenging, but maybe it would be more rewarding too. Either has some benefit.

best wishes

-- Jay

 

Re: Inability to cry

Posted by valene on August 24, 2006, at 16:27:01

In reply to Re: Inability to cry mike lynch, posted by yxibow on August 24, 2006, at 11:34:42

I feel the same way. After being off Prozac for one year still do not have an easier ability to cry as I used to. Makes you wonder just what Prozac does to you long term doesn't it.

Val

 

Re: Inability to cry

Posted by linkadge on August 24, 2006, at 18:38:06

In reply to Re: Inability to cry, posted by valene on August 24, 2006, at 16:27:01

There are reports of genital anesthesia persisting for years after discontinuation of SSRI medication. Perhaps the inability to cry is like a persistant anesthesia to the emotions.

It can come back (ability to cry) as it has with me.

Linkadge

 

Re: Inability to cry

Posted by mike lynch on August 24, 2006, at 21:07:12

In reply to Re: Inability to cry, posted by linkadge on August 24, 2006, at 18:38:06

I hope so, I've been off them since last june and nothing.

 

Re: Inability to cry

Posted by rjlockhart on August 24, 2006, at 22:45:32

In reply to Re: Inability to cry, posted by valene on August 24, 2006, at 16:27:01

Prozac makes me mad, instead of getting sad i just furious.

I have had emotional breakdowns in the past that where violent. Around 17... Yelling, dispairing, craziness today im not like that anymore. I was going through a big change, but if it wasnt for prozac right now i would be feeling so in the depths of dispair.

Anyways that didnt make any sense.

Have you tried a stimulant to express your emotions?

Matt

 

Re: Inability to cry

Posted by mike lynch on August 25, 2006, at 0:00:34

In reply to Re: Inability to cry, posted by rjlockhart on August 24, 2006, at 22:45:32

stimulants definitelyt help, but it's kinda sh*tty to rely on an amphetamine just to bring out your emotions, i really dont' tolerate them well anyway

 

Re: Inability to cry

Posted by linkadge on August 26, 2006, at 6:19:34

In reply to Re: Inability to cry, posted by mike lynch on August 24, 2006, at 21:07:12

The fact that you can't cry is so sad. I hope it makes you want to cry :)

Linkadge

 

Re: Inability to cry

Posted by linkadge on August 26, 2006, at 6:21:12

In reply to Re: Inability to cry, posted by mike lynch on August 25, 2006, at 0:00:34

Rent the movie "ordinary people". Its funny cause I was on celexa for a few years and was tearless for a long time afterwards. I saw that movie on TV, and it was the first time I had cried in YEARS. Anyhow, its a very good movie for other reasons too.

Linkadge

 

Re: Inability to cry linkadge

Posted by yxibow on August 27, 2006, at 5:23:08

In reply to Re: Inability to cry, posted by linkadge on August 26, 2006, at 6:21:12

> Rent the movie "ordinary people". Its funny cause I was on celexa for a few years and was tearless for a long time afterwards. I saw that movie on TV, and it was the first time I had cried in YEARS. Anyhow, its a very good movie for other reasons too.
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> Linkadge

Donnie Darko strikes me as another intense one...

But again, a balance of happy moods should be there too..


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