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Lovesickness describes the informal syndrome of rejected or unrequited love or the absence of a loved one and covers physical as well as mental symptoms. It is not to be confused with the condition of being lovestruck. Almost all humans suffer from love sickness one or more times in their lives. Although typically harmless it can for some personalities lead to serious physical or mental illness, sometimes even culminating in attempted suicide. In psychology, love sickness is seldom acknowledged.
- The love sick person will feel weak and sleepy
- Cold body
- May feel very serious headaches
- Sore eyes
- Clammy hands and dry mouth are symptoms of being love sick.
- When the lover is not nearby, the love sick person may feel bereft, depressed, moody, tearful, anxious and preoccupied.
- The love sick person may also experience loss of appetite.
- Tachycardia, a rapid heartbeat and other common effects of great excitement may occur upon seeing the lover, more so than usual.
- Confusion may result from anxiety around the lover. Stuttering, staring and clumsiness are all aspects of this symptom.
- Sexual arousal, desperation or libido are symptoms that can build into an obsession with the lover.
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