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2014-02-14 10:41:55 PM
"Here I sit..."
 
2014-02-14 10:42:27 PM
I know it was you Fredo....
 
2014-02-14 10:44:12 PM
pad3.whstatic.com

/Welcome to Fark
 
2014-02-14 10:44:49 PM
When I realized I'd lost someone I really cared about, it hit me all at once.  I went to sleep an emotional disaster area.  The next morning I had a pain in my chest, at my heart, something I'd never had before.  It lasted a month, slowly getting better, and finally went away.

No idea what it was.

But based on that experience (years ago now)I think that it is in fact possible that profound emotional distress can kill you.  Your heart can, possibly, really break.
 
2014-02-14 10:45:32 PM

studebaker hoch: When I realized I'd lost someone I really cared about, it hit me all at once.  I went to sleep an emotional disaster area.  The next morning I had a pain in my chest, at my heart, something I'd never had before.  It lasted a month, slowly getting better, and finally went away.

No idea what it was.

But based on that experience (years ago now)I think that it is in fact possible that profound emotional distress can kill you.  Your heart can, possibly, really break.


awwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww
 
2014-02-14 10:48:16 PM
I hope the next expose they do explores "cutting the cheese".
 
2014-02-14 10:48:37 PM

studebaker hoch: When I realized I'd lost someone I really cared about, it hit me all at once.  I went to sleep an emotional disaster area.  The next morning I had a pain in my chest, at my heart, something I'd never had before.  It lasted a month, slowly getting better, and finally went away.

No idea what it was.

But based on that experience (years ago now)I think that it is in fact possible that profound emotional distress can kill you.  Your heart can, possibly, really break.


I had the same thing happen to me after a breakup once. My chest just ached for days and nothing I did made it ease up except the passage of time.
 
2014-02-14 10:50:11 PM

studebaker hoch: When I realized I'd lost someone I really cared about, it hit me all at once.  I went to sleep an emotional disaster area.  The next morning I had a pain in my chest, at my heart, something I'd never had before.  It lasted a month, slowly getting better, and finally went away.

No idea what it was.

But based on that experience (years ago now)I think that it is in fact possible that profound emotional distress can kill you.  Your heart can, possibly, really break.


And if we rewind the tape and watch it in freeze frame, you can identify the exact moment. I Choo
choo choose you
 
2014-02-14 10:52:21 PM

studebaker hoch: When I realized I'd lost someone I really cared about, it hit me all at once.  I went to sleep an emotional disaster area.  The next morning I had a pain in my chest, at my heart, something I'd never had before.  It lasted a month, slowly getting better, and finally went away.

No idea what it was.

But based on that experience (years ago now)I think that it is in fact possible that profound emotional distress can kill you.  Your heart can, possibly, really break.


This is true. The center of your being is fractured and there is no medical fix.
 
2014-02-14 10:56:45 PM
More than anything ever this would be a psychosomatic disorder.  No more real than a hysterical pregnancy.
 
2014-02-14 10:59:53 PM
 
2014-02-14 11:01:20 PM

studebaker hoch: When I realized I'd lost someone I really cared about, it hit me all at once.  I went to sleep an emotional disaster area.  The next morning I had a pain in my chest, at my heart, something I'd never had before.  It lasted a month, slowly getting better, and finally went away.

No idea what it was.

But based on that experience (years ago now)I think that it is in fact possible that profound emotional distress can kill you.  Your heart can, possibly, really break.


At least you could sleep. It's happened to me a few times, and I could never sleep all that well. Shortness of breath, chest pains, loss of appetite. Heartbreak causing anxiety/stress is real. Time passing by is the only cure, except for drinking heavily in the short term.
 
2014-02-14 11:02:18 PM

RoyHobbs22: I hope the next expose they do explores "cutting the cheese".


"It can really CUT CHEESE!!!"


/not like you'd want to eat it afterward
 
2014-02-14 11:02:41 PM
encrypted-tbn1.gstatic.com

We are all familiar with the male equivalent...
 
2014-02-14 11:03:27 PM
Crying and eating? Bah. Try crying and wanking. Gråtrunka. *

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* No idea if it's true, but it would be marvelous if it were.
 
2014-02-14 11:03:34 PM

JoieD'Zen: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pTQiT58AbE0&feature=kp

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UgAFcvIw8J4

These may help. I've been there and know how it feels.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=soDZBW-1P04
 
2014-02-14 11:04:20 PM
John Ritter died that way, or side splitting laughter or someat.
 
2014-02-14 11:06:31 PM
i.imgur.com

/DEAL WITH IT
 
2014-02-14 11:06:31 PM

studebaker hoch: When I realized I'd lost someone I really cared about, it hit me all at once.  I went to sleep an emotional disaster area.  The next morning I had a pain in my chest, at my heart, something I'd never had before.  It lasted a month, slowly getting better, and finally went away.

No idea what it was.

But based on that experience (years ago now)I think that it is in fact possible that profound emotional distress can kill you.  Your heart can, possibly, really break.


On phone, so no linky:

http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Takotsubo_cardiomyopathy

I learned this from an episode of Scrubs, of all places.

/DNRTFA, so point & laugh if this is what's described in the article
 
2014-02-14 11:07:12 PM

JungleBoogie: Crying and eating? Bah. Try crying and wanking. Gråtrunka. *

-------
* No idea if it's true, but it would be marvelous if it were.


So uh, just checked the Google Translate for Gråtrunkar...
 
2014-02-14 11:24:00 PM
Some musical accompaniment for the thread.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2vf3ZE7CLg0
 
2014-02-14 11:36:37 PM
Broken hearts are for assholes - Zappa
 
2014-02-14 11:39:38 PM
If you do suffer from a broken heart and you're looking for someplace to go to contemplate what you've lost and plot a course to get back, take a walk down Lonely Street and check into the Heartbreak Hotel.  I know, I know, you're feeling so lonely, so very lonely you think you could die.  It's usually pretty crowded, but the management will make every effort to find you a room so that you, like the other residents can cry away their gloom.  Never mind the bell hops tears flowing or the desk clerks dark attire; they've just been there so long that they're gonna go full Lot's wife and never look back.  If your significant other rips your heart out of your chest, flings it to the floor and steps all over it, look at it this way, you've got quite a story you can tell.  Just head on down Lonely Street and check into the Hearbreak Hotel.  You'll find someone to tell it to.  Just do yourself a favor and don't tell it to me; I've got my own problems.
 
2014-02-14 11:40:04 PM
Rice cream?
 
2014-02-14 11:42:12 PM
Kalashinator

http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Takotsubo_cardiomyopathy

Thanks for the link.  Never heard of that one, a brief read seems to indicate that I should read about it some more.

Never had a problem with my heart before or since.  Dudes, OTOH....
 
2014-02-14 11:48:52 PM

JohnAnnArbor: "Here I sit..."


No, that is constipation.

/don't explain the joke
/DOOOOON'T
/hereisitbrokenheartedtriedtotakeacrapbutonlyfarted dammitdammitdammit
 
2014-02-14 11:51:30 PM
hah subby made me laff
 
2014-02-15 12:05:13 AM

UsikFark: JoieD'Zen: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pTQiT58AbE0&feature=kp

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UgAFcvIw8J4

These may help. I've been there and know how it feels.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=soDZBW-1P04


High School.
5 or 6 girls in a Mustang, cruising, drinking beer and putting on lip gloss.

/now you're messin' with a sonofabiatch!
/'my chance here to mention that in the 70's we could skip school and get birth control from Planned Parenthood with no issue.
It was not acceptable to plunk out random babies a t that time, and it was good.
 
2014-02-15 12:11:11 AM
Surgery worked for me!

/I died a little inside.
 
2014-02-15 12:24:04 AM
. . . as told to Ric Romero.
 
2014-02-15 12:26:02 AM
The Mystique of Love Unveiled: by L. K. Mickelson is an excellent book on this subject.
 
2014-02-15 12:36:17 AM

Kalashinator: http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Takotsubo_cardiomyopathy

I learned this from an episode of Scrubs, of all places.


an episode of Scrubs, that parodied House.
Coincidentally, an episode of House aired the next week with someone having the same condition.
 
2014-02-15 12:36:21 AM
Last time my heart was broken I had hot flashes and I felt completely powerless to the point it was like I was chained up and couldn't move at all. I remember the pain being so bad it literally felt like my heart was ripped out of my chest.

I was in such a bad place I recall just chanting nonsense to distract myself, it was stupid but I just kept saying "aum namah shivaya" over and over. I was so screwed up by the ordeal I was even paranoid and thought people watching me and chanting at me as well.

It was a really dark place to be, just a fiery pit of hell.
 
2014-02-15 12:39:44 AM
... which reminds me, I have some ice cream sitting in the fridge right now.  Thanks!
 
2014-02-15 12:44:00 AM
I stopped being very emotional about a decade ago. I only express anger now, and often, but more like a lot of yips and not full-on rage usually. Almost high-functioning sociopath level detachment these days. I cried when my dad died in front of me, so I am not totally gone, but it's a bit scary sometimes. I wonder how I would react if my wife left me. I'd rather not find out.
 
2014-02-15 04:03:26 AM

mjbok: More than anything ever this would be a psychosomatic disorder.  No more real than a hysterical pregnancy.


Interesting, as it shows up on imaging.  I'm not sure if you're being dismissive (a.k.a. it's all in your head), or emphasizing that the mind can have a profound effect on the body.

I had similar to what people are saying in this thread with the chest pain, both when my mom was given a terminal diagnosis, then again when she died a month later.  Ever since then I've had wheezing, where I didn't have it before.  It comes and goes, but seems worse when I'm very stressed or depressed.
 
2014-02-15 05:16:35 AM

mjbok: More than anything ever this would be a psychosomatic disorder.  No more real than a hysterical pregnancy.


Actually it's the stress from a bad breakup causeing physical damage to the heart. The reason is that stress affects women's hearts more and that women actually die from heart attacks more then men. So it's a double whammy.
 
2014-02-15 07:05:30 AM

Prey4reign: If you do suffer from a broken heart and you're looking for someplace to go to contemplate what you've lost and plot a course to get back, take a walk down Lonely Street and check into the Heartbreak Hotel.  I know, I know, you're feeling so lonely, so very lonely you think you could die.  It's usually pretty crowded, but the management will make every effort to find you a room so that you, like the other residents can cry away their gloom.  Never mind the bell hops tears flowing or the desk clerks dark attire; they've just been there so long that they're gonna go full Lot's wife and never look back.  If your significant other rips your heart out of your chest, flings it to the floor and steps all over it, look at it this way, you've got quite a story you can tell.  Just head on down Lonely Street and check into the Hearbreak Hotel.  You'll find someone to tell it to.  Just do yourself a favor and don't tell it to me; I've got my own problems.


If you're blue and you don't know where to go to, why don't you go where Harlem flits? Spangled gowns upon the bevy of high brows from down the levy, all misfits, putting on the ritz? That's where each and every lulubelle goes every Thursday evening with her swell beaus rubbing elbows.
 
2014-02-15 07:06:14 AM
Old news is old.
 
2014-02-15 07:36:32 AM
Nothing a whole lot of bars, whiskey, hookers and old Tom Waits albums won't fix. Or a whole lot of whiskey and Sentenced for hours on end.
 
2014-02-15 08:22:11 AM

kling_klang_bed: Nothing a whole lot of bars, whiskey, hookers and old Tom Waits albums won't fix. Or a whole lot of whiskey and Sentenced for hours on end.


Well, I prefer to not call them hookers, but yeah.
 
2014-02-15 08:36:31 AM

ghare: kling_klang_bed: Nothing a whole lot of bars, whiskey, hookers and old Tom Waits albums won't fix. Or a whole lot of whiskey and Sentenced for hours on end.

Well, I prefer to not call them hookers, but yeah.


OK, we'll call them 'Broken Heart Therapy Technicians'.
 
2014-02-15 11:13:39 AM
Its not that uncommon for an elderly person to die within 6 months or so of thier spouse passing even though the one that died second was in perfect health and had nothing that should have killed them wrong with them.

There is no real explanation other than they just didnt want to live on this planet anymore.
 
2014-02-15 11:14:23 AM
No Padme?  Fark I am disappoint.
 
2014-02-15 12:22:49 PM

Duck_of_Doom: Interesting, as it shows up on imaging. I'm not sure if you're being dismissive (a.k.a. it's all in your head), or emphasizing that the mind can have a profound effect on the body.


A little bit of both, but something that is caused your mind, much like false pregnancy as I had mentioned before.  It may have physical symptoms, but it is caused by you.
 
2014-02-15 01:07:38 PM

Wild Eyed and Wicked: studebaker hoch: When I realized I'd lost someone I really cared about, it hit me all at once.  I went to sleep an emotional disaster area.  The next morning I had a pain in my chest, at my heart, something I'd never had before.  It lasted a month, slowly getting better, and finally went away.

No idea what it was.

But based on that experience (years ago now)I think that it is in fact possible that profound emotional distress can kill you.  Your heart can, possibly, really break.

I had the same thing happen to me after a breakup once. My chest just ached for days and nothing I did made it ease up except the passage of time.


Interesting..i had the same thing.

Dull ache/burning sensation.
 
2014-02-15 01:45:25 PM

The more you eat the more you fart: Dull ache/burning sensation.


That was blue-balls & the clap
 
2014-02-15 09:04:22 PM
So long ago, I don't remember when, that's when they say I lost my only friend.They said she died easy of a broken heart disease, as I listened through the cemetery trees.
 
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