How to Fix a Broken Heart.

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    Feb 22, 2014 12:30 AM GMT
    There's new drugs being developed right now that would actually help heal from depression, addiction, and other problems resulting from a broken heart.
    If it was readily accessible, would you take it?

    http://www.newscientist.com/article/mg22129564.600
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    Feb 22, 2014 12:30 AM GMT
    http://www.newscientist.com/article/mg22129564.700-cure-for-love-should-we-take-antilove-drugs.html
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    Feb 22, 2014 12:48 AM GMT
    http://www.newscientist.com/article/mg22129564.600

    Fixed. Me thinks.....
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    Feb 22, 2014 12:54 AM GMT
    turtleneckjock saidhttp://www.newscientist.com/article/mg22129564.600

    Fixed. Me thinks.....


    Thanks! Now fix the other one. Lol!
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    Feb 22, 2014 1:55 AM GMT


    http://www.newscientist.com/article/mg22129564.700-cure-for-love-should-we-take-antilove-drugs.html#.UwgDdPldWQA
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    Feb 22, 2014 2:02 AM GMT


    Hmmm..lots of pros and cons in that article, which is good because only seeing the good in it is too easy.

    Like SouthBeach said, grief is every bit a part of being human as happiness.

    I could see its application in situations mentioned in the article, where a person becomes stuck, etc or in a dangerously abusive relationship, but that would require a mental health professional's oversight and counselling to prevent abuse or dependency on the drug.

    Then there's Big Pharma, who will do anything to make a buck, that could start up ads declaring we have all kinds of relationship 'diseases' that require endless medicating.

    =O
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    Feb 22, 2014 5:36 AM GMT
    I'm not comfortable with potentially robbing myself of important human experiences. But I do understand the application in extreme cases.

    But it raises a few questions for me.

    How long would you have to continue the chemical therapy?

    Wouldn't the feelings return once you ended taking this pills, if yes, would you have to stay on the medication indefinitely?
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    Feb 22, 2014 8:28 AM GMT
    I'd take it. I want my heart to be numb and immune.
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    Feb 22, 2014 10:02 AM GMT
    From the article:

    "Young's team has also shown that blocking corticotropin-releasing factor (CRF), a hormone involved in the stress response, stops the depressive behaviour that prairie voles exhibit when their partner dies. Young doesn't recommend blocking CRF for unrequited love, but he says it could be helpful to relieve the depression that comes with persistent grief."

    It was interesting. I've always thought men that could jump into a new relationship, after being in a long term relationship, possessed a character flaw. Was it the chicken or the egg that came first (oxytocin)?
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    Feb 22, 2014 12:49 PM GMT
    I think we all want a quick fix. I know I am guilty of wanting a short cut to most things.....health, fitness, depression, heart ache, etc. I would never deny the fact of true chemical imbalance in individuals. It is something that must be treated generally through prescription drugs. But there are things that we must walk through and survive. There will always be successes and failures in life, but we must walk through each situation. We should never measure our successes/failures in life by others. They may be further along in their journey.....
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    Feb 22, 2014 12:53 PM GMT
    yes

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    Feb 22, 2014 12:55 PM GMT
    If one doesn't experience the bad times, one cannot deeply appreciate the good.
  • tuffguyndc

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    Feb 22, 2014 2:54 PM GMT
    no, i have my own remedy. i just move on and focus my energies else where
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    Feb 23, 2014 1:01 AM GMT
    i need it all icon_sad.gif(....my heart is sooo broken that i cant even find the pieces from the poison inside meicon_sad.gif
  • 7913p

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    Mar 05, 2014 5:31 PM GMT
    I am just recovering from a broken Heart. This not the first time and I am shore it will not be the last
  • Destinharbor

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    Mar 05, 2014 6:00 PM GMT
    When I was single and got dumped, I found sex helped improve my mood. To know I was still desirable. Seriously.
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    Mar 06, 2014 10:30 AM GMT
    Like Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind?
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    Mar 06, 2014 12:59 PM GMT
    Niceguy1964 said But there are things that we must walk through and survive. There will always be successes and failures in life, but we must walk through each situation. We should never measure our successes/failures in life by others. They may be further along in their journey.....

    True.
    Experiencing both love and loss is what makes us human. If you try to seal yourself off from ever feeling hurt and pain you will never appreciate what it means to feel joy. And a medicated numbness is not the same as the authentic peace you can achieve only by facing and overcoming the challenges in your life.
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    Mar 06, 2014 2:13 PM GMT
    GigoloAssassin saidI'd take it. I want my heart to be numb and immune.
    if you want that than that's a easy solution without drugs. die! i mean if you want to be void of emotions than die or become a robot. the later may be coming soon.
  • madsexy

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    Mar 06, 2014 2:51 PM GMT
    Far easier to just fuck myself senseless and forget!
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    Mar 06, 2014 3:29 PM GMT
    Maybe if I used something like this when my heart was breaking it wouldn't have become permanently scared. Your heart breaks not just from a broken romance, but also from loss, like when your partner dies.

    And I've had both, death being the worse, of course. Each time I afterwards realized I had become a little more emotionally numb, the scar tissue building up, I suppose as a self-defense mechanism. So that when I wanted to open my heart to someone again, I didn't have as much to give as I did before, it simply wasn't there anymore. I feel like a winded & exhausted runner, who knows he's going too slow, but there's nothing left inside to call upon.

    Instead of the question the article asks: should we take anti-love drugs, for me I'd like to have a love drug, the mythical love potion, if you will. To re-implant emotions I used to have, before they got burnt out of me. icon_sad.gif
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    Mar 06, 2014 3:46 PM GMT
    A needle
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    and A thread of this kind.
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    The only person could ever sew back pieces together and get to feel every prick of that needle understandably, is You. icon_wink.gif

    ♥ Har.
  • prapa123

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    Mar 08, 2014 11:08 AM GMT
    +1 on the above post..
  • ursa_minor

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    Mar 08, 2014 12:09 PM GMT
    although i am tempted to jump on it right now, i feel the need to go through the pain of heartache

    thinking of my ex is such sweet sorrow
  • prapa123

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    Mar 08, 2014 12:19 PM GMT
    Tell me about it..

    I even went through the following link
    http://healmybrokenheart.com/

    Didn't sign up for the program, but found their mails quite therepeutic.

    but at the end of the day, one has to be able to find closure within one's self icon_smile.gif