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Old 05-02-2008, 02:10 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I have seen with different neurological problems that crying or uncontrollable laughing can be a symptom. But I am wondering about crying everyday. It is not hestarical crying. I know this may seem like a really dumb question but does this sound reasonalbe? I have felt like crying all the time recently for really small things just walking around with a lump in my throat ready to cry at any moment. No hesterical laughing though. Maybe I'm just crazy Thanks guys

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sorry, I forgot to mention that at times I would have strong anger that my stomach would have butterflies. Very abnormal for me. Also, I forgot to mention that the crying comes from very strong emotions about small things. Thanks
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robin,
from what I understand, the laughing and the crying are not at approrite times.... you may laugh when you should be crying or you may cry when you should be laughing. You might be ready to cry all the time because of what is going on.... are you usually an emotional person when you think about something. I am I fill up thinking about sad things. I was watching greys anatomy last night and a man had a brain tumor and the operation could have killed him.....He was laughing uncontrollibly at such a serious thing. this is what they are talking about with emotional liability.
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And,

I have (or had) Emotional Liability and I wouldn't necessarily laugh or cry at the "wrong time" but it would NOT be normal for ME. I would never cry at any movie before ALS, and before getting on medication (Zoloft) I would cry and be unable to speak at a chick flick on TV! I even cried at the end of Juno! That is so not like me it's almost funny. But now, on medication, I do tear up when it would be normal for me. Just my 2.
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Hmmm...I have been crying a lot more than usual. I guess I'll just have to wait it out and see if things get worse. Thanks for the input.
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happy are you on any new meds or did you increase the dosage of any....
I can't take nuerotin, it changes my personality....makes me very angry.
You can look up the side effects of your meds at webmd.com.
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I relate to how you feel. I feel like that a lot of the time. It could be a beautiful day and everything is going perfect and i will feel an overwhelming sensation to cry because of the smallest things. Perhaps if i remember a rude answer by my significant other, or perhaps just the memory of something or someone.

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Robin, it is emotional lability and although it is usually described as uncontrollable laughing and or crying at inappropriate times I think that a lot of us (me) get a reduced version. Like PDaddy, I get into a crying or laughing thing that is unlike the old me. Over stupid things like sad movies or humorous events, not inappropriate, just a little more exaggerated than is usual for me. I have not seen any need to take any medication because for me it hasn't caused any real problems but that is only me, do whatever you need to do to stay happy (but not too happy).

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Robin ... not everybody gets the exaggerated responses, and the responses are so often over tiny things. Like I broke down when the checker at my local grocery remembered I take both paper and plastic. (I know, my bad with the planet!) It was unexpected kindnesses, or really dumb sentimental things that would get me crying

Emotional lability is also not restricted to crying and laughing. I had bouts of intense anger ... and also euphoria! (Not at the same time.)

As I understand it, it is not the emotions that are affected, but the expression of the emotion. I'm pretty much normal now that I'm on meds. Which is a huge relief, as it's very embarrasing!
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Default Hi Robin!

I experienced uncontrollable laughing quite a few times. My friends would be talking about something funny, and I would keep laughing for a few mins after that. Once, I even laughed my way through a praying session (they were praying for me). SImply couldn't stop laughing, wasn't sure why. My friends were amazed too as they didn't think that it was that funny.

For the crying bit, just feel that I tear more often during shows. Thought that perhaps i was just a little more emotional, but didn't know why too.

Like the rest, its more like exaggerated responses, and yep, sometimes its quite embarassing, like the prayer session I had. =)
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Hey Guys~

Old post from 08, Robin (happy) has not been on the boards in awhile after getting cleared of als. I believe what she had was a double crush with her spine, dont quote me. I think she had the good ole fashion depressed crying from fear of what was wrong.
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Good checking ... I always forget to look at the date of posts! I thought Robin was back with us again.
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I forget to check the dates too and I'm glad that Robin is better or at least cleared of ALS.
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Talking I'm cryin too!

Hi Robin. I understand what you are trying to say because I have been going through the same scenario, everyday for the past little while. I've never been diagnosed with anything or feel that I would need to. I have many moments thru each day where I just want to cry & get choked up and I don't let myself cry but I hold it back. Every now & then however I do cry. My guess with myself is that it has something to do with my hormones these days. I have been reading alot online about women who have 'unbalanced' hormones & we don't even realize it. I'm not sure exactly how to go about actual testing of it but I guess one could contact a hormone specialist. Since turning 38 my body feels like it's changing, I mean internally. My monthly cycles are different, etc. so I am guessing it is my hormones. I do know that they control us gals in a huge huge way. I have started on a large supplement of certain vitamins that are supposed to balance them so I hope it works & this feeling of unnecessary crying goes away lol Sometimes it will hit me when I'm driving, blow-drying my hair...whenever! I feel like a silly little girl when it hits cuz I don't know where the heck the emotion comes from LOL I hope this helps hun & I just wanted you to know that you aren't alone out there feeling this cuz I am too, and girl I'm not crazy! lol ...and neither are you.
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I laugh at the wrong time. say someone injures themselves... I laugh. automatically. I KNOW it's wrong yet it still happens. now crying... let's just say I don't read a newspaper in front of someone. I really don't know if this is what this topic is a about but I felt like sharing because it's one of those things that alarm me a little when they happen... I know I'm a weirdo

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