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Greetings, and thank you for your question. Benzodiazepines (like lorazepam and clonazepam) and benzodiazepine-like medications (like Ambien/zolpidem) are notorious for making people emotional or weepy. They act in many respects just like alcohol. You may have seen people before who went from being quite composed to becoming the most weepy person on earth after a few drinks. These medications can behave the same way. But you also mention things that make me wonder if you might not have some underlying depression. I agree with you that seeing your doctor to get evaluated is wise. It does not necessarily mean you need medication, but at least he/she can get you pointed in the right direction, be it therapy and/or medication.