I am 18 and for a few years now I seem to cry loads, at the very smallest things. I can be watching the TV and see a program about something many would not be affected by but I seem to be flooding with tears. Somethimes I get the sensation that I am about to cry, like a lump in my throat, and I stop myself. But othertimes I can't stop myself and I just start crying, not knowing when I will stop. I don't have emotional issues, as in, I don't get anrgy or sad as quickly as I cry, I just cant seem to stop crying. The crying follows in pattern with my menstrual cycle and, so, at times it is worse. Then, I can even cry if I liked a TV program. and it finish.
Is there anything I can do to stop it?? Or even help??
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