Can't cry- Is it Sjogren's?
I suspect that I have Sjogren's and it seems to come in flares. I have several other autoimmune diseases and have a blood test marker that indicated I could have multiple autoimmune diseases. I've had problems off and on with dry eyes, dry mouth, vaginal dryness, etc... But, something that I've noticed that I'm not sure the reason is that I haven't been able to cry for years. I can tear up a little on occasion, but try as I might, I can't have a good tear- dripping cry.
I thought, perhaps, it was medication related as I take a SSRI. But, during the time that I weaned off of it, I still could not cry. I have been under a lot of stress lately and I know that crying would be a good stress reliever, but... nothing. And, I have a lot to cry about. Anyone else have this problem, and could it be related to Sjogren's?
Any response would be appreciated.