Poppin’ Tylenol to take the edge off

If you stub your toe or have a headache, you might take acetaminophen to dull the pain. In fact, a recent study even showed acetaminophen can help manage acute pain as effectively as opioids. So it’s clear that acetaminophen has got physical pain down pat. But you may be surprised to learn that it can dull emotional pain as well. Yes, as in if your feelings hurt, you can take some Tylenol to feel better. It seems to work by blunting your emotional capacity, but this could be a double-edged sword (well, a blunt double-edged sword at least.) You may feel less pain, but you could also be less emotionally sensitive to your SO complaining about getting sacked or something boring like that.