Crying all the time

SungQueen's B*tch
Joined
Jan 10, 2008
Messages
249,043
Reactions
1,537,966 189,131 119,068
Alleybux
109,559,148
Last year I was diagnosed with general anxiety disorder and major depressive disorder.
I recently agreed to get on antidepressant starting with 10 mg to now 20mg. I was asked if I would like to get on mood stabilizers but I declined.
I am now having spells where it seems like I am tearing up to crying over every little thing. I was wondering if someone else had this issue and how did you deal?
I am in therapy but I don't see my counselor that often due to so many patients, it's free now so I don't want to push the issue.
I just want to break free from this.
 
General Manager
Joined
Nov 29, 2013
Messages
1,599
Reactions
6,552 121 29
Alleybux
73,927
It sounds like you might be having a negative reaction to your meds, they may need to be adjusted or try a different med.
I'd call my pharmacist (know much more information on meds than doctors imho) & my doctors office. Now. Today.
 
Starter
Joined
Oct 10, 2020
Messages
449
Reactions
2,373 11
Alleybux
295,425
Last year I was diagnosed with general anxiety disorder and major depressive disorder.
I recently agreed to get on antidepressant starting with 10 mg to now 20mg. I was asked if I would like to get on mood stabilizers but I declined.
I am now having spells where it seems like I am tearing up to crying over every little thing. I was wondering if someone else had this issue and how did you deal?
I am in therapy but I don't see my counselor that often due to so many patients, it's free now so I don't want to push the issue.
I just want to break free from this.
Sorry to hear you’re going through this. I’ve had this problem for over a decade and I somehow try to find a way to go about my day. It’s not easy. It affects me mentally and physically at times. The intrusive negative thoughts are the worst followed by the OCD that comes with it. There were times I doubted my own name and identity to a point where I had to keep “proving” I am who I know to be. It’s a fuckin curse is all I can say in a nutshell with all the mental rituals that you have to do. It started out with nonsensical physical compulsions and I had to train my brain to not act on the compulsion. Then it shifted gears and attacked me at my core mentally, my very foundation, where it made me feel like everything I always knew wasn’t true so it was a constant mental battle with myself to get that satisfaction, that good feeling that everything I always knew to be true was STILL true, while simultaneously trying to retain composure to hide it as I was ashamed of it.

There are a lot things that can trigger it off. However over time I just learned to deal with it and just let the shitty thoughts flood my brain, find a way to distract myself, etc. Counseling never helped. I refuse to get on any meds because of the negative side effects. I tried a Zoloft placebo once and it made me feel like I wanted to kill myself. Of course I was never into self harm or had any real desire to want to hurt myself but it’s the “feeling” the alarm system in my brain that becomes faulty and broken. That alarm system will just off at weird random times. I know meds take time to “work” but I think most of these meds are better for people with milder symptoms, not severe. When I took the 25mg of Zoloft I felt like I wanted to cry as well and it made me irritable. I hope you get through this. It’s not easy and a lot of people who don’t have this don’t realize how lucky they are not to deal with this shit. God Bless.
 
Last edited:
SungQueen's B*tch
Joined
Jan 10, 2008
Messages
249,043
Reactions
1,537,966 189,131 119,068
Alleybux
109,559,148
I was the same way. Crying spells every single day. Anxiety through the roof everyday. I finally had a talk with my doctor and I'm now taking Sertraline and in therapy. Once I got adjusted to the meds, it felt good to get through a day without my stomach aching or crying every 5 mins. I feel sooo much better. My suggestion is to talk to your therapist and be vocal about you needing more sessions. You owe it to yourself to work on you.
 
So Serious
OLDHEAD
Joined
Sep 20, 2005
Messages
11,154
Reactions
13,998 75 76
Alleybux
80,977
If you are on antidepressants and you have a mood disorder it can actually make your symptoms worse. It can heighten levels of suicidal thoughts. Some SSRIs can create insomnia and height euphoria in susceptible people. I would suggest you consult with your MD and tell them about your symptoms. Create a journal with your feelings. Its important to document your shifts. Mind you any new anti depressants take up to 6 weeks to begin working. Please consider all of these things. I'm sending a major virtual hug to you. Stay strong
 
Victim of iPhone Autocorrect
Joined
Dec 27, 2013
Messages
13,359
Reactions
90,885 562 261
Alleybux
5,006
You might need the mood stabilizer that was suggested at the beginning. It might be a combo that works better than the antidepressant on its own. Don’t increase your dosage any more until you’ve seen the doctor.
 
Joined
Jul 23, 2017
Messages
8,896
Reactions
104,095 2,362 1,273
Alleybux
592,303
meds often make people worse, it can take several rounds of trial and error to find something suitable for you. also, there is always an adjustment period where you will feel worse.

personally, i felt like you did the first two weeks on antidepressants, but it got better eventually. although i found that they weren't doing much so i quit altogether.

try to focus on distractions. this has helped me a lot. things that you like to do (or used to enjoy). i use coloring books, i learned to sew, i go for daily walks, i tried to nourish my body better, get enough sleep. these are basic things that can have a huge impact on your wellbeing.
 
Rookie
Joined
Sep 9, 2019
Messages
85
Reactions
400 19 5
Alleybux
331,162
I have both disorders as well and if you are taking SSRI'S it may cause negative side effects such as suicidal ideation, worsening depression, mood instability etc. I would suggest you tell your doctor about your symptoms so they can try a new medication with you. I have also found mood stabilizers to be effective when combined with SSRI'S ( selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors).
 
General Manager
Joined
Feb 13, 2016
Messages
4,328
Reactions
41,617 750 130
Alleybux
169,918
I was diagnosed with anxiety and depression as well.

I was on and off of different meds, but what really changed is when I got off of my hormonal BC. I was on the nuva ring and now I’m on the copper IUD.

it took some months for the hormones to get fully out of my system but that helped tremendously. The copper IUD isn’t perfect, but definitely is waaaay better

If you’re on a hormonal birth control, you should talk to your doctor
 
MVP
Joined
Oct 7, 2019
Messages
513
Reactions
8,614 210 75
Alleybux
17,118
The medicine is probably messing up your hormonal balance. I had a friend on these and they got irritated and would breakdown about everything. I recommend talking to your doctor about this.
 
Starter
Joined
Mar 3, 2021
Messages
170
Reactions
446 33 7
Alleybux
90,513
just...yikes to all these mds in here lol genuine question: what do you do in your free time? what do you spend most of your time doing (watching/listening to). How is your home/work environment? any major life changes in the past 6 months....so many questions that i wont ask on my off time @ this lovely lsa!! lol reflect on these and fill your life with joy as you continue to seek medical and spiritual assistance.

side note: are your psychiatrist and therapist in contact with one another?
 
Rookie
Joined
Jan 8, 2017
Messages
44
Reactions
444 25 48
Alleybux
26,879
Same thing happened to me last year. Only I missed 3 days of taking my pills. Just 3 days when I thought everything was going well, and then I broke down. Antidepressants need to be taken with short-acting tranquilizers, especially in the beginning. Please talk to your doctor and get a second opinion from another doctor.

It gets better but, honestly, I'm not sure if it ever gets to where it used to be. For me LSA is actually helpful as a distraction.
 
Angry but loving
Joined
Mar 26, 2019
Messages
828
Reactions
4,197 152 61
Alleybux
99,037
Are you sure your meds are working? With depression medication you very often need to try many different brands before finding the one that is suitable for you.
 
reverie. ♡
Joined
Dec 4, 2017
Messages
645
Reactions
3,807 130 61
Alleybux
2,246
I’m diagnosed with both of those and OCD so I understand and definitely have been there. It takes time but you’ll eventually learn yourself and understand when you need a break. Even if that means from work, family/friends. Don’t be afraid to take time for yourself, especially mentally, because with GAD literally anything can be a trigger out of the blue. The crying for me eventually stopped but I do feel down randomly a lot.

I went to therapy for 2 years straight (after having been hospitalized twice) and stopped. I was actually getting anxious having to go talk about my anxiety. I was recommended to get a dog which has helped SO MUCH!! I stopped taking daily medication, although the only one that really worked was Zoloft, but after a while that feels like you’re not taking anything. It does make you feel happy and energetic the first couple months.

I highly recommend Klonopin. I keep that in my purse for sudden anxiety attacks and it stops it right away. It’s not a daily medication and a lot of doctors don’t like prescribing it because it can be addicting. Be careful using it though bc it does make you feel a little high/floaty because you’re so relaxed. Goodluck!!
 
Joined
Dec 26, 2016
Messages
988
Reactions
9,667 187 62
Alleybux
152,489
I had issues with anxiety. It began during college but really ignited by the pandemic (hypochondria). My psychiatrist had me on hydroxyzine 25mg (which is an antihistamine that makes you drowsy but it did help with short term anxiety attacks). Not long ago I ran into a Twitter thread about magnesium deficiency. Some mentioned it alleviating a variety of issues but a main topic was it helping with anxiety and panic disorders. I then at least wanted to try it out and see if it would help (its a supplement at worst it would not help) so I got from suggestion 250mg Magnesium Oxide (like the cheap drugstore brand name one) + 200mg L-Theanine and when I tell you it helped SO much. It has alleviated my anxiety about 90% imo. I still may get a little anxious feeling here and there but the general walking anxiety subsided and it also helped me sleep like a baby. I take it an hour before bed with a snack and its been a Godsend. Maybe you can give that a test run. Im not saying discard your meds but give it a try or talk to your doctor about it and see! Anyone else try Magneisum?
 
General Manager
Time Out
Joined
Jul 19, 2018
Messages
4,312
Reactions
24,924 724 355
Alleybux
635,065
A little bit of Xanax, klonopin or Valium could help along with a anti depressant. Cause I told them drs I need my benzos and they won’t refuse me.
 
SungQueen's B*tch
Joined
Jan 10, 2008
Messages
249,043
Reactions
1,537,966 189,131 119,068
Alleybux
109,559,148
OP, speak with your doctor. My nephew was put on new medication and all he did was sleep, cry and lock himself in his bedroom until he was taken off the medication.

Everyone reacts to medication differently. I hope you find a good medication. Zoloft works for me and I've been on it for a year. I use Ativan/Lorazepam as a fast acting drug when I'm having and anxiety/panic attack.

Please keep us updated!
 
Starter
Joined
Mar 3, 2015
Messages
390
Reactions
1,557 54 23
Alleybux
362
Last year I was diagnosed with general anxiety disorder and major depressive disorder.
I recently agreed to get on antidepressant starting with 10 mg to now 20mg. I was asked if I would like to get on mood stabilizers but I declined.
I am now having spells where it seems like I am tearing up to crying over every little thing. I was wondering if someone else had this issue and how did you deal?
I am in therapy but I don't see my counselor that often due to so many patients, it's free now so I don't want to push the issue.
I just want to break free from this.
My advice is to take the meds and be very patient. It takes 3 weeks to see the effects of the medication. Prozac is really good for stabilizing you and helping you focus. It actually helps you do your work much better, in my experience. For anxiety, don't take the pill unless you feel anxious. Also, taking the meds for anxiety is better in the late afternoon in my case. Just take them when you need them. The antidepressants must be taken every day. Depression won't go away so please take your meds. Therapy is also the way to go.
 
General Manager
Joined
Feb 22, 2018
Messages
2,960
Reactions
18,088 331 316
Alleybux
146,766
Last year I was diagnosed with general anxiety disorder and major depressive disorder.
I recently agreed to get on antidepressant starting with 10 mg to now 20mg. I was asked if I would like to get on mood stabilizers but I declined.
I am now having spells where it seems like I am tearing up to crying over every little thing. I was wondering if someone else had this issue and how did you deal?
I am in therapy but I don't see my counselor that often due to so many patients, it's free now so I don't want to push the issue.
I just want to break free from this.
Been there done that. As you adjust to the meds, you're going to feel every emotion in the book, including nothing at all. I've been on Prozac for over 3 years and it was definitely a rocky start. Give yourself at least 3 or 4 months to start feeling "normal."

Hold off on the mood stabilizers until maybe 6 months after you've been on the antidepressant.

I hope you start getting better.
 
Starter
Joined
Jul 24, 2016
Messages
292
Reactions
822 1
Alleybux
57,741
You might need the mood stabilizer that was suggested at the beginning. It might be a combo that works better than the antidepressant on its own. Don’t increase your dosage any more until you’ve seen the doctor.
I was just coming to say this, the mood stabilizer may help. I know it helped me because Lexapro on its own wasn’t cutting it. Definitely see/ask the doctor!
 
Oh, this what we on?
Joined
Feb 24, 2018
Messages
13,518
Reactions
90,762 1,539 173
Alleybux
10,636
I'm sorry hon. You might need to have your meds adjusted.
If you've just started taking them you'll need to give them a few weeks to get in your system. If you're still having a hard time, speak with your provider ASAP.
 
SungQueen's B*tch
Joined
Jan 10, 2008
Messages
249,043
Reactions
1,537,966 189,131 119,068
Alleybux
109,559,148
I t
Last year I was diagnosed with general anxiety disorder and major depressive disorder.
I recently agreed to get on antidepressant starting with 10 mg to now 20mg. I was asked if I would like to get on mood stabilizers but I declined.
I am now having spells where it seems like I am tearing up to crying over every little thing. I was wondering if someone else had this issue and how did you deal?
I am in therapy but I don't see my counselor that often due to so many patients, it's free now so I don't want to push the issue.
I just want to break free from this.
Not OP here, So I went through the same last year and I opted not to get on meds. Not to sound woo woo or anything but I do believe as a whole, a lot of us are going through a process of being “purified” so to speak. A lot of suppressed shit is coming up and out for a lot of people. If you are working on traumas or just repressed feelings, you will battle with a bout of the anxiety and crying spells but it will get better. I also know that all this craziness going on in the world is likely exacerbating it but the crying spells won’t last! I promise. It’s horrible, it makes you feel crazy and it may get worse before it gets better but you will come out on the other side. Find a soothing release for yourself. For me it was watching YouTube vids and going out into nature and praying. Also, L-Theanine helps TREMENDOUSLY!
 
Team Owner
Joined
Jun 21, 2014
Messages
34,753
Reactions
225,585 3,814 1,122
Alleybux
5,761,739
Last year I was diagnosed with general anxiety disorder and major depressive disorder.
I recently agreed to get on antidepressant starting with 10 mg to now 20mg. I was asked if I would like to get on mood stabilizers but I declined.
I am now having spells where it seems like I am tearing up to crying over every little thing. I was wondering if someone else had this issue and how did you deal?
I am in therapy but I don't see my counselor that often due to so many patients, it's free now so I don't want to push the issue.
I just want to break free from this.

I'm sorry to hear this, OP.

Which antidepressant are you on?

What is the mood stabilizer that has been recommended?

Why did you decline?
 
SungQueen's B*tch
Joined
Jan 10, 2008
Messages
249,043
Reactions
1,537,966 189,131 119,068
Alleybux
109,559,148
I was just diagnosed with anxiety and depression.

Prozac made me anxious. I cried every day for a full week. I called out of work and could not function. It made me worse than I was prior to taking it.

I contacted my psychiatrist and now I am on Sertaline and it’s helping. It could be your new medication.
 
Hottie
Joined
Oct 25, 2012
Messages
29,396
Reactions
68,392 1,340 497
Alleybux
26,950
I'll add
OP, speak with your doctor. My nephew was put on new medication and all he did was sleep, cry and lock himself in his bedroom until he was taken off the medication.

Everyone reacts to medication differently. I hope you find a good medication. Zoloft works for me and I've been on it for a year. I use Ativan/Lorazepam as a fast acting drug when I'm having and anxiety/panic attack.

Please keep us updated!
zoloft and hydroxyzine were good for me as well.
 

The Culture

Ask LSA

The Lounge

Recent Posts

  • Sticky
UPDATE Welcome to Chiraq: The tales of liars, killas and stealers.
I’m trying to process all these damn words lmao.. so basically I’m assuming a stylist sent Asian a dress and Asian didn’t get a chance to wear it...
Wilderness camp/ Military school
He has the nerve to not listen AND be pissy... oh hell nah.
AAVE is not ghetto, bad english, improper english or english of the uneducated.
Why do black people get so upset when other black people did not agree with them on something? It’s like, we’re not a monolith until you want...
Atlanta Tea 2.0: 2021 Edition
So JT really tatted Uzi? After she talked shit bout Britt uzi tatt :sob: She’s currently talking shit now on twitter
Anyone else feels as if Gen Z is the copycat generation?
I love when older Millennials swoop through in these threads and gather some of the younger Millennials that got the nerve to talk smack when...
Ivy League Tea: Celeb Professor accused of having "private dinners" with Students
I had trouble keep up with the article. It was genuinely all over the place with so many issues against Chua. So correct me if I am wrong, but is...
Lil Yachtys Racist Ex Girlfriend Is Pregnant W/ His Child!
Chile if you’re going to get pregnant for a living, at least have some foresight and trap a rapper with some longevity. Bless that baby…a racist...
Top Bottom