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A 38-year-old female asked:

Pls can u advice what is the treatment for love sickness, [serious question]if loss of loved one causes sickness in body and incapacity to function ?

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Dr. Linda Gromko
Family Medicine 49 years experience
Grief reaction: I am assuming that you are experiencing a grief reaction: the overwhelming sadness that comes from the loss of a loved one. Yes, grief can be incapacitating. It can be terribly painful - both in body and mind. Take the very best care of yourself in both areas: get good food to eat even if you don't feel hungry, exercise, write, read, get counseling support, or join a grief support group. Good luck.
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