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Are You Taking Your Painkillers Right?
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We cling onto a glass of water and a painkiller whenever we have headache, stomach ache or menstrual cramp, but is it always wise to swallow a pill for pain? Are you becoming emotionally unavailable with your pain? It’s time to swallow the truth of painkillers.
Ibuprofen or Paracetamol may give relief from the pain of your body, but researches are saying something different. People have become emotionally unavailable widely. They do not process the information in same manner as other people.
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Emotions are blunted:
Study has shown that people who were given Acetaminophen react to emotional situations in less negative forms than the people who were given Tylenol. Acetaminophen kicks in to reduce the level of mental pain. People were neutral to pictures like malnourished children and they did not feel emotionally aroused whereas people who were given Tylenol were responsive to emotions on a large scale.
This goes two ways, Acetaminophen may be a physical pain-reliever and emotional pain-reliever but, it affects the ways to process information. Being emotionally unavailable only leads to other problems that are suppressed for momentarily satisfaction. It does affect the nervous system and our response to daily life activities gets disturbed.
Your Brain and Liver are not safe:
Acetaminophen is the most overdosed drug globally and it is affecting your brain and liver. Without being aware about it, people swallow it to get rid of all kind of pain.
People have made this a second habit, even when a close person passes away; they resort to these tablets to get a relief from the pain of grief.
People go beyond the prescribed dosage and it damages the liver in many ways. You lose your appetite after a time. Your brain forgets to function whenever needed.
Studies have shown that, the regular dosage of Acetaminophen shows dramatic elevations in the liver enzyme alaine aminotransferase (ALT).
These researches were painful to discover because people are not aware about the drugs that they take Over-the-counter (OTC) have psychological effects.