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No Tears Since My Stroke....Is This Normal?

I had a Hemmoraghic Brain Stem stroke June 7 2011.  I was in CCU for 6 days and have been followed by a Neurologic faithfully since.  I have had several annoying physical symptoms such as vertigo, nausea, double vision, and the worst ongoing migraines that plague me on a daily basis but the one that gets to me is that I have not shed a tear since the stroke.  I'm not sure if the stroke is the cause of me not crying or if it is a psychological issue related to a personal crisis that I have been dealing with since a year earlier.  My brother did something really bad (REALLY BAD) and I have been trying to come to terms with since then.  I cried the day I got the news, but no tears since then.  Could my stroke be playing a role in me not crying?  Any help you could give me would be GREATLY appreciated.

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I dont know the answer.  I am still wishing , someone will  share some experiences like cakelady2..
I am 44  now. I also had a stroke 2011. After my stroke, each time I cry, There is no single "tear" that comes out. Not a single shed. It hurts not to express my feelings..  
I haven't told my Doctor yet. But I dont want to take any medications for this alone. im tired of pills.
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