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Sun Jan 28, 2018, 09:01 AM

The crying over fairly small things...part of the Venlafaxine withdrawal

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Yes, it's probably clinical depression coming back. I almost never cry. It's not that I'm opposed to crying, but that external (and internal) events never get me to that point. Also, blame typical macho male programming in the American south.

February 3rd cannot arrive too soon.

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Reply The crying over fairly small things...part of the Venlafaxine withdrawal (Original post)
steve2470 Jan 2018 OP
samnsara Jan 2018 #1
irisblue Jan 2018 #2
steve2470 Jan 2018 #5
WhiteTara Jan 2018 #3
mopinko Jan 2018 #4
steve2470 Jan 2018 #6
mopinko Jan 2018 #7
angstlessk Feb 2018 #8
steve2470 Feb 2018 #9

Response to steve2470 (Original post)

Sun Jan 28, 2018, 09:10 AM

1. i too find myself crying at minor things...

...I'm blaming it on the current state of affairs in the country. Its like I'm on high alert all the time...I'm mentally exhausted and don't realize it. I wake up at 2 am..lie there til 3..then finally just get up.

Usually I love the deep dark cold months of winter. It gives me an excuse to just hunker down, catch up on crafts, stay off the icy roads, watch old b/w westerns all day. But, this winter ( altho less snowy and cold), has just been a deep dark time and I'm looking forward to summer. (even with the forest fires, heat and rattlesnakes in my yard).

I'm sorry you're going thru this. I hope you find relief..or sunshine...soon!
((hugs))

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Response to steve2470 (Original post)

Sun Jan 28, 2018, 10:36 AM

2. When I was weeping at most anything, from flower delivery commercials

and up, I read this......the tears are washing the chemicals out. Consider reframing, maybe some of the toxic residue is being washed out & washed away. Respect &

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Response to irisblue (Reply #2)

Sun Jan 28, 2018, 07:47 PM

5. yes I think it's the washing out and the depression

I'm just glad I have awareness of how...silly I am being at times. A few times, the long hard cry was worth it.

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Response to steve2470 (Original post)

Sun Jan 28, 2018, 12:48 PM

3. When I was withdrawing from my several years of

opioid use for unbearable chronic pain, my nurse told me that was a symptom. I think it's good to know that you are feeling. So, don't beat yourself up.

It may just be withdrawal, not the sign of depression's return. But of course the orange anus still occupies our WH and that is something I'm totally depressed about.

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Response to steve2470 (Original post)

Sun Jan 28, 2018, 02:00 PM

4. cry away. it's good for you.

and feb 3 is coming. i hope the new meds bring quick relief.

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Response to mopinko (Reply #4)

Sun Jan 28, 2018, 07:48 PM

6. thank you mo!

Give biff a hug for me, I really like him!

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Response to steve2470 (Reply #6)

Sun Jan 28, 2018, 08:19 PM

7. he's that kind of a guy.

he says thanks much for the hugs. i am so happy i can share him w others who need a big ole dog.

i got my evaluation for my volunteers work today. and ok, they file these things w medicare. they have no good reason to ding volunteers, ferpetesakes.
but still. it was very nice, and very good to hear that biff and i are appreciated, and that we do a good ob.
nice to see that i passed the objective measures w high marks, too.
holding professional standards and such.

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Response to steve2470 (Original post)

Tue Feb 6, 2018, 11:29 AM

8. Husband gets drunk and calls me every name in the book..

I don't cry.

I watch a movie, can't tell why, but I begin to cry???

Not sure what causes the tears to flow?

Maybe I should start to record what causes tears to flow?

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Response to angstlessk (Reply #8)

Tue Feb 6, 2018, 11:48 AM

9. sigh

With all due respect to you, you have talked about your situation at length in here.

You're *probably* depressed and suffering from verbal abuse.

The other women in this group can give you support and good advice. Being a male, I don't really get
the complexities of your situation, although I have immense empathy and sympathy for you.

Please reach out to the other women and then seriously consider their recommendations, or, even better, seek counseling in your local area.

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