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When I'm feeling quite happy and stub my toe, the feeling of happiness quickly goes away as if my brain has been flooded with a negative version of endorphins. This can last quite a while and it is hard to get back into a happy mood even when the pain subsides.

So is there a negative version of endorphins? Or exactly how do the endorphins dispaear when you stub your toe?

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    You may want to search for some article about endorphins, using the terms, like endorphin antagonists. Then you can ask what remains unclear. – Jan Nov 18 '19 at 15:09

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