Does anyone burst into tears because of their PTSD

Rosebud

MyPTSD Pro
Feel like it a lot, at random unexpected times.
I think now I see (only because thinking about it after being tagged here), for me that emotional disregulation and hitting a limit are 2 different animals. And the 1st needs self-management and self awareness; the 2nd needs changing what is on the outside (instead of just trying to find new ways to bear the unbearable- not likely to cry then until total overwhelm and fear or despair/ giving up/ totally spent, and in privacy).
 
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Saga

I am not a very emotional person but ever since I started going to therapy for my PTSD I have cried a LOT. The first 4 months of therapy I would cry 2-3 times a week due to different triggers and anxiety attacks. I think it’s a part of healing. It took me 5 years until I spoke of my trauma and 7 years in total until I cried because of it. Not best strategy according to my therapist but my main defense mechanism was avoidance so...
 

Survivor3

MyPTSD Pro
My therapist said that I have symptoms related to PTSD. Panic attacks, nightmares etc
I grew up in an unsafe house hold where I was physically abused by my mothers boyfriend at the age of three. My mum later married him and denied what he did although there are plenty of photos (taken by my Dr) to prove otherwise. I don't speak to her any more, she moved away and never left an address. I was bullied in school allot because of marks on my body.
I get allot of feelings of rejection and feel like noone wants me.
My coworkers, who are very understanding, notice that I'm down. I end up bursting into tears randomly at times. Is this normal for PTSD?
I'm sorry for what happened to you. That's very sad indeed. I hope that your therapist helps you.
 
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Dogsonly

This past month I have done a lot of unnecessary crying. Even tonight. It is really frustrating, but I do simply put it down to CPTSD. Although I am not sure if it is complicated by hormonal dysregulation.
This is exactly how I feel right now. I’m sick of it.
 
Oh yes, lately my crying episodes at work are getting longer. Have noticed though, if I don't hold it in, and just let it out a good five-ten minute cry can help me get back to focus much like eating on a break would do.
 

ruborcoraxxx

MyPTSD Pro
I cry with specific sets of triggers where the sadness bursts. The Corinthians letter about love, I can’t even think of it without crying. But often after raging/panic attacks it can come like a release. I’d like to cry more.
 

katz

MyPTSD Pro
This. Absolutely this. Then they still genuinely wonder why I don’t ask for help.
Now that I'm older - I can't seem to get myself to cry! Even when I need/want to. I'm so empty inside - and afraid to let anything out. The only time, I lowered my guard and let out some emotion - I ended up in the hospital. So, I keep it all in..

I cry with specific sets of triggers where the sadness bursts. The Corinthians letter about love, I can’t even think of it without crying. But often after raging/panic attacks it can come like a release. I’d like to cry more.
I have a few songs that can bring tears to my eyes. I find meaning to each line of the song.
 
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