I'm so emotional, it's ridiculous!

Nicole - posted on 12/03/2009 ( 15 moms have responded )

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This has nothing to do with hormones, I've always been like thist. So if it is hormones, then mine must be constantly out of whack! Anyway, I get choked up over the most ridiculous stuff, it's so aggravating! And now with my son's first birthday and Christmas coming up, I'm afraid I'm going to lose it and start bawling, and I don't even know why, lol! At his "almost" first birthday party, I almost cried while singing "Happy Birthday". Is there any way to be a little less emotional without totally shutting down? I feel like such a dork, lol!

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Commy - posted on 09/06/2013

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This feeling is to embarrassing. This had gotten so bad for me that I even cried at work over a disagreement with my supervisor. I cry over every and anything. I'm embarrassed to even look at people when watching tv cos I might burst out in tears. I NEED SERIOUS HELP.

Phylicia - posted on 10/31/2012

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im having the same problem but mine didn't start till a month after having my daughter i cry over some of the silliest things and its driving me crazy it could be a song, or movie, or even being asked to do something i cry anybody have any advice i cant go out in public as much anymore its so bad

Annmarie - posted on 12/05/2009

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Have you ever had your iron levels checked? Could be something as simple as that! Lack of iron can make you extremely emotional/depressed all the time, especially making things worse when life gets busy and hectic - worth having it checked anyway........

Donna - posted on 12/04/2009

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I think I would bring this up to your Dr the next time you see him or her. It could be that you are just a very sensitive person or it could be some underlying problem. Mild depression can cause these symptoms.

Nicole - posted on 12/04/2009

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Thanks for letting me know I'm not the only cry baby, lol! I think before I was sad because I didn't have the kind of family that I wanted growing up. But now I'm happy because I've always wanted to be a mom and now I have my own family and can make up for what was lacking when I was growing up. And I'm just a sensitive person. I'll just have to start laughing like a crazy person to keep from crying, lol!

Tammy - posted on 12/04/2009

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I'm laughing, but sympathizing at the same time (so forgive me). I'm pretty sure we've all been there at one time or another, and hormones are a tricky thing. There are times (even now) that mine get out of whack. Your baby's first birthday and first Christmas are monumental, so that's expected. I just celebrated my daughter's 8th birthday, and bawled in front of her the night before (explaining that all I could picture was that toddler climbing up the stairs the night before her first birthday, as I took photos (I know!), and I wondered where the last 7 yrs went. I don't believe there will ever be one thing that makes me emotional (because I definitely wear that on my sleeve), so hang in there. Look at him every time like it's the first time, and the awe is unexplainable. I read a sticker yesterday that said, "Release the inner dork in you... life's too short." I feel like that could be my life motto. I'm a sucker for sad/touching commercials or testimonies (The Biggest Loser---- cry every episode!). Go with it! Praying for you to find peace in your emotions.

Katie - posted on 12/03/2009

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First, you are not alone. AT ALL. :)

Second, if you feel yoru emotions are so severe they are interfereing with you daily life and keeping you from doing the things you need and want to do then I would suggest that you see your doctor. They have things to ask and test to do to determine if it's really a problem or something that can be controlled with a littel bit of counseling.

Third, if you find yourself overly emotional at the milestones, I feel it's pride and joy. Maybe some sadness at your baby growing up and starting to show thier independence. It's tough. They start out needing you to be the center of their world and within in a year it's all they can do, when tehy are not hurt or upset, to do everything on their own. It's a quick change when you look at it from a distance. In one year they go from a basic sedentary needy human being to an energetic, excited rambunctious person.

You don't have to hide your emotions. But if you feel embarassed like I do sometimes, step away for a moment. Gather yourself and go back to the activity/party/movie... what have you.

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Hi NIcole. Boy, do I know how you feel. My children are both in high school now and I'm still like that. Sometimes, when I know I'm going to get all teary I have to force myself to think about the stock market or some other emotionally benign (to me) subject so I can get a grip. It's my older son's last year in high school, so it is a year of "lasts." Last first day of school, last homecoming dance, last whatever, and I can't get away from the tears. Just typing this I'm tearing up. sheesh :( When I talk to others about it they just tell me to be thankful that I feel things the way I do. I almost consider it a handicap. Not much here to help you, but I can at least tell you are are not alone at all!! And, it actually did get much worse after having kids and has not gone away after almost 18 years!

Ciara - posted on 12/03/2009

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OH GIRL! lol I have noticed I get that way too, I see something touching I tear up. I see a sad movie like um what was it the other day... oh my sisters keeper I cried. I see my son and get lost in thought about how fast he has grown I get choked up and teary eyed too! I was never like that until I had my son, some have said "maybe your just a very good person" I dunno though, maybe!

Lacey - posted on 12/03/2009

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I was a "steel" type, never cried, until my son came along...now I cry at a commercial, a movie, anythng that makes me think of him! I wouldn't worry about feeling emotional during these very important times, a first bday is reason to cry! What helps me is to focus on his joy and the experience for him. Plenty of moms (and dads, by the way) are like us so don't feel embarrassed or gulty!

Sharon - posted on 12/03/2009

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I have no idea how you rechannel the emotions.



Were you crying with happiness or crying with a sense of loss? Those are different you know.



If you are feeling the appropriate emotion for the situation then do nothing.



If you're crying because every occasion is sad, then you need to seek help.



There is always a "weeper". A person who cries at the drop of a hat. Maybe hire yourself out as a professional crier for big occasions to spark other people? LOL kidding.

Cristina - posted on 12/03/2009

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LOL, lady! You are not alone in this, i cry all the time and like you it's just embarrassing sometimes, I cry at commercial on TV, i took my now 18 month old to meet Santa for the first time and when he ran to hug the man who opened his arms to my son, well lets say I had to leave the mall, because I couldn't stop myself from crying, I guess that in my case I couldn't believe that I was finally a mom and that I would see all these things that my son is experiencing,I don't really have anything to tell you that might help you right now, but to know that tons of us go through it TONS.

So if you cry at his birthday do it, I did, for his first Christmas bawl away, to me it's your emotions telling you how happy you are to have that little angel in your life, that he is yours, and will love you no matter what. Hope you feel better.

Echo - posted on 12/03/2009

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if it is hormones then they are out of whack... but there are alot of just plain sensitive ppl. being on birth control could help that and if it dont and u really think that there is something wrong then i would go see a doctor about it. but most likely u r just one of those sensitive ppl and there is nothing wrong woth that. hope this helps..

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