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Redheads need 20% more painkillers [Apr. 22nd, 2005|09:42 pm]
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A University of Washington in Louisville study reported that natural redheads are more susceptible to pain and need more anesthesia when they go under the knife than do people with other hair colors. This confirms what anesthesiologists have suspected all along - that redheads can be a little harder to put under than others.
Scientists explained that redheads have a "defective receptor" for melanin, a pigment responsible for tanning. This same melanocortin-1 receptor cross-reacts with a related receptor on brain cells that influences pain sensitivity.
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[User Picture]From: barcodegurl
2005-04-22 07:41 pm (UTC)
verrrrrrry interesting
so my ridiculous attraction to redheads can be explained by an unconscious lust for weakness...

annnd back to the psyc lecture :)
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2005-04-22 08:25 pm (UTC)
Haha. ;)

I don't consider myself weak and I'm a redhead.

But I do need more pain medication when I've got something wrong with me..

When I had my c-section they had to give me double what they usually do until I couldn't feel it.
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[User Picture]From: you_failed_me
2005-04-22 08:11 pm (UTC)
i was a pain in the ass to put under when i had surgery.

but whenever i am put in pain, i laugh. so yeah.

redheads kick ass. go me.
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2005-04-22 08:29 pm (UTC)
Go me too. ;) Redheads rule. - And yes, all of my surgeries they were like "Whoops.. need to tgive her more!" One surgery I had I woke up in the operating room.. they were like "Uhh.. the patient's awake!!!!!"
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From: hymn
2005-04-22 08:56 pm (UTC)
wow, and i always wanted to be a red head. well no more of that.
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2005-04-22 09:10 pm (UTC)
Mmhmm. It's not so easy.
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From: m_buggie
2005-04-22 09:10 pm (UTC)
"Red on the head, fire in the bed."
;)
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2005-04-22 09:41 pm (UTC)
Oh that's true. I can attest. ;)
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[User Picture]From: santiagodr_j
2005-04-22 10:04 pm (UTC)
All my readhead friends are very emotional, and as with barcodegurl, I have a thing for submissive partners, and readheads are hott.
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2005-04-22 10:18 pm (UTC)
Hehehehe.

*Not gonna say it*
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[User Picture]From: noblestride
2005-04-23 07:15 am (UTC)
The fact that redheads are harder to put under makes them seem tougher in a way. Which makes sense, all my red headed friends have always been pretty tough.
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[User Picture]From: noblestride
2005-04-23 07:16 am (UTC)
And all that energy and exuberence, of course it'll take more meds to put one under.
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[User Picture]From: dominatrixcat
2005-04-23 10:06 am (UTC)
WOW!!! thats really neat, im a natural redhead and its true!!! wow, i just never made that connection to my hair color.
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2005-04-23 10:07 am (UTC)
I know, neither had I until I read this. I guess I should print this out and bring it to my Doctor next time he gives me 20 vicodin for kidney stones.
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From: food4dreads
2005-04-24 11:45 am (UTC)
My brother is a redhead and woke up while getting his wisdom teeth out. However, he was "under" enough so he couldn't talk or move, but could feel and hear everything. Apparently he started screaming with he regained movement and such.

...there are stories abt people who experienced the same type of thing, but they were having heart surgery

Painful...*ouch*
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2005-04-24 02:03 pm (UTC)
Yeah.

Oww.

You'd think they'd keep better track of such things, wouldn't you?
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