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Love 'Really Hurts'
The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 8-7-2007

Posted on 08/07/2007 3:49:14 PM PDT by blam

Love 'really hurts'

Last Updated: 2:51am BST 07/08/2007

Being in love does make you sick, scientists believe.

According to researchers at Imperial College London, the ups and downs of romance can be dangerous.

"Love has some obvious physical effects," said Professor Martin Cowie.

"Pupils dilate, palms become sweaty and the heart rate increases. Large amounts of adrenaline are running through our system which does cause problems," he added.

Stress-related illnesses at work arise from similar physical conditions, Prof Cowie says. "We have seen a big rise in people complaining of flu-like symptoms over a long period of time," he said.

Prof Cowie has been studying the effect of emotions on humans. He says there is evidence that bereavement can increase the risk of heart problems and death.

How this occurs is unclear - but death rates are up to 50 per cent higher in the six months after loss of a spouse, with men affected more seriously than women.


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: hurts; love; mentalhealth; really

1 posted on 08/07/2007 3:49:15 PM PDT by blam
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To: blam

Being “In Love” is just like being drunk....

You do all sorts of stupid things under both influences...


2 posted on 08/07/2007 3:56:49 PM PDT by misterrob (There's no difference between a knee jerk liberal and a knee jerk conservative.)
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To: blam

Oh please, these people writing this article, offering quotes for it, are talking about love. They are talking about what happens when people convince themselves they are in love, or fall tfor someone who is not good at committing.

Love isn’t what hurts, people hurt each other. And it has been proven many times that people in comitted marriage outlive singles and are healthier.


3 posted on 08/07/2007 4:01:45 PM PDT by gidget7 ( Vote for the Arsenal of Democracy, because America RUNS on Duncan!)
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To: blam

Ah, the wedding ring, such a viscious circle.......


4 posted on 08/07/2007 4:04:17 PM PDT by umgud ("When illegals are banned, only greedy businesses and welfare providers will have them)
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To: blam

Huh. I don’t think it’s a good idea to use a bullwhip on the first date, but I’m kinda old-fashioned...


5 posted on 08/07/2007 4:05:11 PM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: blam

“Love really hurts”

Ask any smitten fourteen year old.


6 posted on 08/07/2007 4:10:21 PM PDT by elcid1970
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To: blam
***”Pupils dilate, palms become sweaty and the heart rate increases. Large amounts of adrenaline are running through our system which does cause problems,” ***

When I was 17 years old I went to a local theater. I don’t remember the name of the movie but the previews were for THE CINCINNATI KID with Ann Margaret.
She steamed up the screen!
Pupils dilated! Palms became sweaty! Heart rate went through the roof! I thought the screen was going to burst into flame! I was turned on for two weeks! I never saw the movie as I wasn’t sure I could take it.

40 years later..TCM had the previews on for THE CINCINNATI KID! With Ann Margaret!
She steamed up the screen! I thought the TV would burst into flames! It did blow a circuit not long after!

For me there was...nothing.
No sweaty palms. No racing heart. Nothing.

I knew at that moment I was over the hill, so I got me a rocking chair and a reservation at the nursing home. And I still didn't get to see the movie.

Bummer.

7 posted on 08/07/2007 4:19:12 PM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar (Ever see WILLIS SHAW backwards in your rear view mirror? I have!)
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To: gidget7
Oh please, these people writing this article, offering quotes for it, are talking about love. They are talking about what happens when people convince themselves they are in love, or fall tfor someone who is not good at committing.

I'm not sure that's quite true in all cases. I was sick as a dog when I fell in love with Mr. Fairview. Couldn't sleep, couldn't eat, couldn't draw an even breath. Felt nauseated and sweaty from excesses of adrenalin. He was the same.

8 posted on 08/07/2007 4:28:21 PM PDT by Fairview ( Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.)
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To: Ruy Dias de Bivar

LOL. That Ann Margaret was quite a looker! Funny how life mellows over time or maybe I should say HORMONES. :-)


9 posted on 08/07/2007 4:30:27 PM PDT by GOP Poet
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To: blam

Not to worry.
There is a cure.
Marriage.


10 posted on 08/07/2007 4:31:58 PM PDT by Names Ash Housewares
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To: Billthedrill

Cat o’nine’s tail is my preferred method.


11 posted on 08/07/2007 5:05:53 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (~~~Jihad Fever -- Catch It !~~~ (Backup tag: "Live Fred or Die"))
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To: Ruy Dias de Bivar
That's not very nice about Ann-Margaret, who's really just a sweet innocent lady

and you act as though she's some kind of tramp.


12 posted on 08/07/2007 5:10:02 PM PDT by xJones
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To: xJones

13 posted on 08/07/2007 5:32:38 PM PDT by blam (Secure the border and enforce the law)
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To: blam

what hurts worse is divorce settlement


14 posted on 08/07/2007 5:34:47 PM PDT by Flavius
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To: blam

Tom Cruise is an idiot!! So what else is new?


15 posted on 08/07/2007 5:37:04 PM PDT by Lucius Cornelius Sulla (A person who does not want the best for America)
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To: blam

Love Hurts by the 70s rock group Nazareth

Love hurts, love scars, love wounds
And mars, any heart
Not tough or stong enough
To take a lot of pain, take a lot of pain
Love is like a cloud
Holds a lot of rain
Love hurts......ooh,ooh love hurts

I’m young, I know, but even so
I know a thing or two
And I learned from you
I really learned a lot, really learned a lot
Love is like a flame
It burns you when it’s hot
Love hurts......ooh,ooh love hurts

Some fools think of happiness
Blissfulness, togetherness
Some fools fool themselves I guess
They’re not foolin’ me

(1) I know it isn’t true, I know it isn’t true
Love is just a lie
Made to make you blue
Love hurts......ooh,ooh love hurts
ooh,ooh love hurts

[lead:]

[repeat (1)]


16 posted on 08/07/2007 5:40:23 PM PDT by xp38
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To: blam

The “Long Riders”. One of the best westerns ever made. Stacy Keach and Randy Quaid:

Frank James: [gazing at Wilhelmina across a crowded dance floor] I got a question for you.
Clell Miller: Fire away, Frank. Fire away and fall back.
Frank James: You ever been in love?
Clell Miller: Oh God, yes. It was terrible. An affliction. Really miserable. Nothing but trouble. Drove me crazy.
Frank James: That bad? Really?
Clell Miller: Yes. She was wonderful.


17 posted on 08/07/2007 5:44:19 PM PDT by Shooter 2.5 (NRA - Hunter '08)
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To: blam; Ruy Dias de Bivar; xJones

Keep it up. I can’t get enough Ann Margaret.


18 posted on 08/07/2007 5:45:33 PM PDT by Larry Lucido (Hunter 2008)
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To: Larry Lucido; Ruy Dias de Bivar
Keep it up. I can’t get enough Ann Margaret.

Well maybe you can't, but what about poor Ruy Dias de Bivar?

Remember what happened to Ruy when he was a kid?


19 posted on 08/07/2007 6:01:25 PM PDT by xJones
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To: Shooter 2.5

Clell: “G** D*** squareheads!”


20 posted on 08/07/2007 6:01:26 PM PDT by RatRipper
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To: xJones

OH< my wasted youth!
Of all the computers in all the world you had to post those on mine!

This requires a Woody Allen PLAY IT AGAIN SAM drink. one drink and the table hits you in the head.


21 posted on 08/07/2007 6:48:59 PM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar (Ever see WILLIS SHAW backwards in your rear view mirror? I have!)
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To: blam

I read an article once by the WSJ science reporter Sharon Begley, who unfortunately isn’t there anymore, stating that love and madness have identical effects on the brain, as shown by brain scans of live human subjects. I remember showing it to my love, who agreed,and then shortly thereafter she dumped (using the common feminazi lingo) me. Now, that hurt!


22 posted on 08/07/2007 6:54:10 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (We all need someone we can bleed on...)
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