Feeling the Pain: Ibuprofen Makes Men Emotional

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If the tough guy in your life is extra emotional these days, it may not have anything to do with the fact that football season hasn’t started yet. It could be his painkiller.

A new study from the University of Texas finds men who take ibuprofen are more emotional and have harsher feelings of rejection.

So, that explains it! Hmmm…

But it’s the opposite for women. Ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin, Midol, etc) actually makes them feel happier.advil

UT Professor Anita L. Vangelisti’s study is published in the June 2014 edition of Personal Relationships.

“If our findings hold up for younger people, it also could help us address differences in the way children and adolescents think about and respond to socially painful situations like bullying,” said Vangelisti.

“Hurt feelings are a part of any close relationship, so learning how to think and talk about the social pain we experience in our relationships is important.”

Bottomline fellas, step away from the ibuprofen — especially if you’re going through a breakup. Or you may end up like Justin Timberlake singing, “Cry Me a River” all alone in a dark room.