Sometimes I cry for no reason

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  1. Thi Them

    Thi Them Producer

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    When I'm lying on my side, sometimes I shed one tear at the corner of the bottom eye for no reason at all. Does this happen to anyone else? Any explanation?

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  2. Scott Strang

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    Sounds to me like you aren't crying. Your tear ducts are working for some reason caused perhaps by having something in your eye that you aren't noticing or feeling but it's triggering the reaction.

    I tear up every time I yawn. But then again, I'm a mutant.
     
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    Your tear ducts, which are just small tubes that connect your eyeball socket to your sinuses, don't produce tears as many people think. That's done by the tear gland.

    Gravity normally allows fluid to drain through the tear ducts from your eyes into your sinuses, which is why we get all blubbery when we cry. But when we lie down, the fluid tends to go the other direction, from our sinuses to our eyes, causing the condition you describe.

    That crusty stuff you dig out of the corners of your eyes every morning? That's actually snot that gravitated into your eyes through your tear ducts while you slept.

    Sorry, but you did ask.
     
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    That's from licking his butt. [​IMG]
     
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    This happens to me too sometimes. I tell my wife I'm crying, then I get special treatment.[​IMG]
    She still has yet to see me really cry and really wants to for some reason.
     
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    I cry all the time... because I can still hear the screams... oh the screams!

    I just haven't felt the same since..... the accident.
     
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    Oh whoops, I thought this was a thread about Punch-Drunk Love. Sorry, continue. [​IMG]
    Jason
     
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    I cry when I get a DVD floater.
     
  13. Thi Them

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    And sometimes my sisters are so oppressive that I feel like smashing things. [​IMG]
    ~T
     
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    Thi, same thing happens to me a lot too. I also tear up when I yawn occasionally.
     
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    I cry whenever I watch Salma H. in Desperado.....
     
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    What's that weird gland that squirts out liquid from under your tongue when you yawn? And what in the world is it for? It can be pretty damned embarrassing sometimes.
    I had a friend once who could squirt out water (or whatever it is) on demand. A useless talent, to be sure, but like wiggling ears, endlessly fascinating. He didn't know what it was or what it was for either.
    I cry a lot. It doesn't take much to get me going. I cried at Punch-Drunk Love, let me tell you! What a beautiful film!
     
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    Vickie, which part/parts made you cry in that movie?

    ~T
     
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    Vickie, sounds like you and your friend have overactive saliva glands. [​IMG]
     

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