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Does crying hurt?

Asked by loothegr8 (100 points ) July 27th, 2011

People cry, whether if it’s from a sad event, tears of joy, or if your emotions are mixed up like mine and start crying when something makes you angry.

I don’t really cry that often, but when I do like if I hear about horrible heartbreaking news, or other sad stuff I can’t cry “silent tears” I will bawl out loud like a baby & start hyperventilating (this is the part where you make fun of me) it is so embarrassing.

So whenever I know I’m about to cry (does ya’lls nose tingle when you’re about to cry?) I’ll try to “hold it back” but when I do that, for some odd reason, it will make my throat hurt like hell.

So I guess my question is:
When you try to stop crying does it make your throat hurt and why?

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ANef_is_Enuf's avatar

I don’t know the answer to why it makes your throat hurt, but yes my nose tingles before I cry. It does hurt to hold it back, though, I agree.

loothegr8's avatar

It’s like your body is telling you to shut up & cry.

ANef_is_Enuf's avatar

I usually find it is best to listen to our bodies.

disenchanted_poisongirl's avatar

Yes, but I don’t know why.

Hibernate's avatar

I get that ache sometimes. Though I just let it out or go to another room if I don’t want others to see me cry. Go outside or in a personal space.

Your_Majesty's avatar

No, but my eyes hurts since I tries to hold the tears and my heart feels ‘acidic’ since I tries to hold the feeling.

ucme's avatar

I usually only cry when i’m laughing, not a good idea to stifle that business.
I mean, we’d be talking snotbath for anyone within a 20 meter radius…& we can’t have that.

megzybrahh123's avatar

I always hold my tears back so that no one worries about me and I actually haven’t cried in 3 months, which is weird but I guess I haven’t had anything to cry about.
My throat does hurt when I cry and my nose tingles and then starts to hurt but I do not know why this is.

marinelife's avatar

Mostly it is because you are clenching your jaw and your throat muscles have tightened. Try relaxing your jaw and throat muscles.

dabbler's avatar

The chakra for self-expression is in the throat. When you severely constrain your emotions you’ll feel it in the throat as you have throttled that energy center.

Lots of people also feel the throat get uncomfortable when they are angry and can’t/won’t express it.

Pandora's avatar

Its possible that it is caused by adrenaline rush. You probably wouldn’t feel it if you let the tears flow because then you are releasing the over flow. Kind of like if you felt and adrenaline rush and ran for a while. You would feel better. By not crying you are locking in the overflow and your blood vessels and muscles are reacting to the adrenaline.
When it is produced in the body it stimulates the heart-rate, contracts blood vessels, dilates air passages, and has a number of more minor effects. Adrenaline is naturally produced in high-stress or physically exhilarating situations.
This is pretty much a guess. I know what you are talking about. I know when I am very upset or angry the same thing happens to me. I also will feel my throat tighten and if I let it go for too long, it will hurt as well.

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