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I can't cry

KP1

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I have been treated for recurrent depression now for the last couple of years and am on anti depressants and lithium.
I find that I am totally unable to cry despite feeling very low and frustrated and suicidal thoughts.
Does anyone else experience this?
 
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I was like it on respiridone it made me so flat - I didn;t function properly.

Hope you are doing ok??
KS
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It makes me feel abnormal not to be able to cry. I've been told in therapy that I'm not letting myself cry which I don't understand because its something I can't help.Its like being frozen.
 
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Hi KP - good to see you here again. Do you think it's the meds combination that stops you crying? I was pretty unemotional on fluoxetine; this year though I've cried almost every day (getting better now though). Perhaps it is also a way of keeping control subconsciously by not letting those feelings out through fear of what that would do to you? I hope that your therapist is giving you as much time as you need. Take care :hug:
 
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me too

Hi

since being on venlafaxine/quetiepine i haven't been able to cry either- even in itu watching the machines switched off and my nan dying, my whole family were in tears and i felt sooo guilty because i couldn't cry at all.

my psych said it's def the meds combination and if i was off them i'd be sectioned so am just trying to accept that i need to stay on a relatively even keel to stay well....
 
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