I am an Undergraduate Student who has Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy and embraces the Vegan lifestyle. Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy is a Chronic Neurological Condition that I hope and pray there will be a cure to one day. Until then I live my life to the fullest, embrassing the life the Good Lord has given me.

Friday, October 15, 2010

How Love is Helping Fight Against Pain

In recent years new and more research has been coming out about pain.

A recent study that I just read shocked me but at the same time didnt. The article talks about how Love can be a potential analgesic medicine itself. The love can be between a significant other, friends, family, ect.

Here is the article; http://www.independent.co.uk/news/science/love-really-is-a-drug-ndash-and-it-can-work-a-treat-with-pain-relief-2106101.html

Any opinions or comments on this?

Since J and I have been dating I have noticed that when I am able to stand it, he is able to hold my right hand. My right hand / right arm is the worst of the two arms. This to me provides a little bit of evidence. It will be interesting if more comes out on this.


  1. Fascinating! I completely agree. My pain levels seemed to decrease when I was dating my Ex and now that I'm single again it's harder. Too bad there's not a way to channel this as a treatment option! Thanks for sharing.

  2. The disease is incurable and you need to take medicine for the symptoms in this case the pain. The medicine I take to minimize the pain is Vicodin because it is very efficient.

  3. Rachael,

    I dont know if its because we are able to handel it better or if its because they helps us though it. I went through a flair last week and J thankfully helped me through it. One day I couldnt even write and J wrote helped me study for a test that day.

    Im not refering to medicine. Yes I have a SCS and take medicine to help my pain but J has helped my pain levels as well. I found this article facinating especially for those of us who have chronic pain conditions.

  4. For me I know it was that I was able to handle it better. Due to a strange recommendation by past doctors I never told him about my condition in-depth and since it was long-distance he didn't see me on the bad days. You're lucky to have a great guy like that!