Sunday, August 8, 2010

Hurt feelings? Take a tylenol

I've read in two places now, one being Women's Health magazine, the pain reliever acetaminophen has been shown to relieve more than aches and pains from injuries and sinus pain. Now popping a Tylenol can decrease the negative impact of emotional pain (read: hurt feelings). Studies have shown that it targets the pain center of the brain, where emotions such as social rejection, hurt feelings, and emotional suffering live, and blunts the heart ache just like it stops your twisted ankle from throbbing.  Bad break up? Missing your mom? Take a tylenol.

1 comment:

Anna said...

woah! who knew?!?

i must keep this in mind--especially after a silly break-up!



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