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Old 02-10-2018, 05:48 AM
 
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Have a full medical workup and ask get a referral to a cardiologist and neurologist.

It is not medically NORMAL for a man to tear up just because his wife entered a room and said good morning. It may be "normal" in a population of people with similar physical conditions which is part of the art and science of medicine. IE hormonal changes, mini strokes etc. Ruling in or out conditions based on various symptoms in conjunction with lab work etc.

I'd be RUNNING to the doctor to try and avoid a debilitating life changing physical event. YMMV.

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Old 02-10-2018, 05:59 AM
 
Location: SW Florida
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The only time I have been uncontrollably weepy was after this last bout in the hospital for 11 days with pancreatitis. I came out so weak that I felt I would never feel better ever again. I was crying over commercials that weren't even sad and I'm not normally a crier.
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Old 02-10-2018, 06:00 AM
 
Location: Dayton, OH
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Wow - this!

"I think a lot of my own pain and even just tearfulness about things came from holding on to what cannot be held onto, and that wasted - fruitless - effort was/is just as much of a problem as those events I labeled "problem." Tenaciously not letting go was as much of a problem as the events and emotions that I seemed to be trying to turn into some chimera called "forever."
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Old 02-10-2018, 06:24 AM
 
Location: Mount Airy, Maryland
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Do yourself a favor, if you flip channels and find yourself on Old Yeller keep on flipping.
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Old 02-10-2018, 07:31 AM
 
Location: Cebu, Philippines
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Have a full medical workup and ask get a referral to a cardiologist and neurologist.

It is not medically NORMAL for a man to tear up just because his wife entered a room and said good morning. It may be "normal" in a population of people with similar physical conditions which is part of the art and science of medicine. IE hormonal changes, mini strokes etc. Ruling in or out conditions based on various symptoms in conjunction with lab work etc.

I'd be RUNNING to the doctor to try and avoid a debilitating life changing physical event. YMMV.
MMVAL. It is perfectly normal for hundreds of things to begin to become noticeable when a person advances into old age. If I ran to my doctor to tell him I've got hair growing inside my ears, I'd b e a wreck, and people who need medical care from my already overworked doctor might be unable to get a timely appointment.
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Old 02-10-2018, 07:39 AM
 
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I think (no medical degree here) that it a change in hormones. Immediate suspect would be declining testorone but its probably more complicated than that. Maybe that and a some of this and less of that. Add to that the meds people take. I also wonder about hormones and other pharmaceuticals etc in our water supply. Everyone takes so many pills now days, and if they don't take them so many flush them. Teeny tiny amounts but who knows, in conjunction with hormone shifts along with age, or just the age.
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Old 02-10-2018, 07:50 AM
 
Location: Loudon, TN
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^^^ This is what I was thinking^^^. Declining T. Perfectly normal in an aging man.

I just asked my DH, he denied it, although I have certainly noticed him dabbing his eyes at the movies lately, for the first time in his life. After saying "no", he said "well maybe a little". Wants to keep up that manly front, but knows he's being caught in a fib!
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Old 02-10-2018, 07:58 AM
 
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MMVAL. It is perfectly normal for hundreds of things to begin to become noticeable when a person advances into old age. If I ran to my doctor to tell him I've got hair growing inside my ears, I'd b e a wreck, and people who need medical care from my already overworked doctor might be unable to get a timely appointment.
I think so too - just changes in the body.

I hang out with people ten years older than me and I'm often astounded at how they react to what I see as "normal" aging processes.
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Old 02-10-2018, 08:13 AM
 
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I think (no medical degree here) that it a change in hormones. Immediate suspect would be declining testorone but its probably more complicated than that. Maybe that and a some of this and less of that. Add to that the meds people take. I also wonder about hormones and other pharmaceuticals etc in our water supply. Everyone takes so many pills now days, and if they don't take them so many flush them. Teeny tiny amounts but who knows, in conjunction with hormone shifts along with age, or just the age.
That was my first thought as well. A hormone level change.
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Old 02-10-2018, 09:20 AM
 
Location: equator
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I saw this happening to my dad in later years (80s). I think it's normal.


What gets me is certain music. We happened across several versions of national orchestras (You-Tube) from all over the world playing Star Trek theme music, and that is some of the most poignant (to us) music ever. We both teared up over those symphonies. Also a very moving one to me is the music played at Princess Diana's funeral---something like "Ode to Thee, my Country"?
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