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Question Teary eyes: Has anyone else experienced this?

It all started when I went to a club meeting after school and I was walking through the hallway, and I was near a door, so the cool air was blowing in my face which usually makes my eyes watery, but my eyes kept watering even when I got to the room for the meeting because I was having anxiety about them naturally watering in the first place. (woah.. talk about run on sentences there.)

So since then, whenever I get nervous and I think about getting watery eyes, they water. If I don't think about it, they don't water.. but it's hard not to think about it! Honestly I would be fine with my normal nervousness at this point- I'm just so stressed about this watery eyes thing, it's interfering with my daily life, and I just can't make it stop. :/ Does anyone else have/had this problem?
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My eyes don't water, but I can definitely relate to you with my blushing problem. The more I worry about it the more it happens. Yikes. :[

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Well this is a first! There are two anxiety symptoms I have that I don't ever hear of in others and one of them is teary eyes. I was diagnosed with generalized anxiety in 2001 and when I have to list the symptoms for a new doctor I always start with that because it's the only symptom I've had since the beginning. I distinctly remember walking towards science class and my friend jokingly asked, "Are you stoned?" My eyes were so bloodshot from anxiety! It went away for a year or so but I've been experiencing it again. It's true, thinking about it doesn't help, but mine are triggered whether I think about it or not. : / I wish I had advice for you, but all I can say is I know what's it's like. It's awfully embarrassing!
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I get the same too. I always tried to hide it so I didn't look like I was crying.
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I don't get teary eyes but I I do get somewhat red eyes, but I wish I did get teary eyes because that way maybe I could cry. I have severe depression, so I am always on the verge of wanting to cry, but the tears just don't come out. I wish I could just let it out, but for some reason I can't cry. The last time I cried was around 2005 when I was in the hospital for depression. I cried in front of my whole family, and it felt so good to let the tears out. It was like a tonne of weight being lifted off my shoulders. I wish I could cry now.

...Deep in my soul, I've been so lonely
All of my hopes, fading away
I've longed for love, like everyone else does
I know I'll keep searching, even after today
So there it is girl, I've said it all now
And here we are babe, what do you say?
We've got tonight, who needs tomorrow?
We've got tonight babe
Why don't you stay?...

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I have experienced this and I know how you feel
I have had this problem since a very long time and it's quite embarrassing and annoying
It's not very frequent but happens sometimes when I am nervous or asked a question
Although I know the answer, and even if I didn't know it, had the situation arose, let's say, in a public speech, I know I can handle the situation and control my nervousness (I have somewhat learned to control my nervousness in public appearances, which were a real pain a few years ago). But when done so face to face unexpectadly, i just don't seem to be able to control it and my eyes start to water. More I notice my eyes watering the harder it becomes to stop it.

I wish I could get rid of it but have no idea how to
Somebody please help us.
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