How Swearing Helps Fibromyalgia Pain

swearing helps fibromyalgia

A new study suggests that using bad words can actually help in dealing with pain. If you are suffering from fibromyalgia, this may somehow benefit you in certain ways.

Results of the Study

The study investigating the connection between swearing and pain was published in the journal NeuroReport. The experiment was conducted by comparing the amount of time in which participants can soak their hands in ice water.

67 students took part in the study. The students were also given an option of choosing their own expletive words and to repeat it at their own will. It has been found that when participants swear, they experience lesser pain. As such, they were able to keep their hands soaked in cold water for 40 seconds longer than those who didn’t swear.


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