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I had the weepy response from acupuncture once, too! It was just plain awkward! It lasted for a few days and then I was back to normal, not crying over things like shoelaces and apples and spoons.


Just let it out! And, news flash: "normal" people cry. Sometimes they even cry about nothing. If you need someone to release emotions with you, just give me a call. No one cries alone when I'm around! ;)


Believe it or not, tears are healing. Robyn and Alyson are absolutely right. Life has changed for you. In some fundamental and overwhelming ways. I think that is a good reaction to acupuncture. If it happens for more than a few days, and you absolutely can't get a handle on it, then it might be worth worrying about. Otherwise, this is a good thing.

Jan Marie

I've never had acupuncture but I've had this phenomenon too. I had it two weeks ago really bad, broke down sobbing uncontrollably in front of a group of people I don't know very well... And the puppet strings sensation (dissociation) and word-gaps are very familiar. I'm also familiar with what you say about people not understanding, and therefore minimizing or dismissing your symptoms. It's frustrating and, for me, embarrassing. Makes me hesitant to even talk about it. But it can get worse than just frustrating or embarrassing; when I was still a minor, without the ability to refuse medication, doctors mistook my dissociation for psychotic episodes and put me on some HORRIBLE drugs that weren't even FDA approved and had lifelong side effects. I really wish doctors and the general public would get it through their skulls that we do know our own bodies and brains, we know when something's wrong, we're not stupid or paranoid, and we deserve to be taken seriously.


YES I've had days like that. I have them monthly.
Lately I've been super down, unmotivated and easy to anger.
A lot of it is because of school. Grrr.
Anyway, I'm glad you're letting it out. Crying is a great form of healing.

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