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Trouble with tears

I am a 20 year old in college student.  Ever since I was a child I’ve been sensative and prone to crying as my response to a lot of negative stuff.  A few years ago the tears got worse.  Now I cry pretty much every time I feel an emotion.  Does anyone else have any experience with uncontrollable crying? Is there a way to stop or manage the tears?


Hi Dizzie12,  Talk to your Dr.  There may be combinations of reasons as to why you cry.  Hey, I’ve a question for you.  Have you ever taken the review for the Highly Sensitive Person?

I found it to be a true match, an explanation of what traits I carry.  I found it’s not an illness to cry.  Once I knew about it, understood it, I then knew that is who I am.  It’s okay.  I can deal with what I know.
My Counselor also provided hand pressures that I can apply to my own hand to strengthen my presence around others. 
I’m sorry you’re distressed yet I applaud you for asking such a question.  It’s very mature of you to look for answers, to know more about yourself.  Take care, okay?

Posted by Lean~In on Jan 13, 2017 at 3:05am

I was going to suggest hypersensitivity as a possibility as well. You can read up on it here:

ADDconnect Moderator, Author on Parenting ADHD, Mom to teen boy with ADHD, LDs, and autism

Posted by adhdmomma on Jan 13, 2017 at 1:56pm

Dear Dizzie12,

An increase in crying spells is a sign of an active depressive disorder [ which you will very lightly have if you have ADHD ].

I would recommend seeing a psychiatrist with knowledge of ADHD and depression.

Also note: College + ADHD = Torment!

Best of luck,

Posted by Arthur on Jan 18, 2017 at 1:08pm

I have tremendously leaky eyes. I cry at movies, weddings, funerals of course… but also whenever I hear beautiful music (especially choral) or feel moved by anything… which is all the time! It’s kind of embarassing! But I am an emotional creature. And that’s a good thing.

Posted by Kristen Caven on Feb 21, 2017 at 3:01pm

I feel you. I am much older and had disliked each time I shed a tear, because I felt out of control and weak. Typically it would occur when I was confronted about something I didn’t do or excuse of doing. I was on mood stabilizers but not really compliant and I also knew I had ADHD which kept me focusing, staying in my office, losing thing last one leaving the office. Until last month when I took a tote bag put every Internet remedy, b12 product that was a waste of time and money. I sat on my pride and told the doctor I am going to cry and I pulled all these natural products and herbal teas on her desk . She wrote a script which I could not afford, but the insurance paid for Adderall. That next morning I took the med as directed and it was an amazing difference. I actually was getting work done my co workers wonder what was wrong with me but I started to take two pill then stop because I did not want to runout before the provider nex viti

Posted by Peb56 on Mar 11, 2017 at 8:56am

Aw I understand, I went through the same issues in college. It can be hard. Hang in there, you have people who are about you. If nothing else, we care about you!

Posted by sbrois on Mar 20, 2017 at 11:43pm

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