Your pain threshold

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Registered: 03-20-2003
Your pain threshold
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Fri, 10-17-2003 - 12:18pm

So I got a flu shot yesterday and I am such a baby! It HURT!

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Registered: 10-08-2003
Fri, 10-17-2003 - 12:34pm
I have a super high pain threshold. It's not a good thing. I walked on a broken ankle for a week and then injured it worse. I had a kidney stone and never went to the hospital and it got so bad that I almost had to have surgery. You should never ignore your pain.

The funny part is that men are such babies when it comes to pain. Everytime they get a cut or bruise it hurts so bad that they can't stand it. :) Not all men but when they want attention!

But on the other hand paper cuts and pokes from a needle hurt me so bad! :)
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Registered: 03-26-2003
Fri, 10-17-2003 - 12:48pm
having not been under much physical pain in my lifespan, i don't think my threshhold is very high.

mind you, i don't think of myself as a wimp. i'll take a great deal of pain before i crack. its just that it doesn't take much to cause me a lot of pain...

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Registered: 03-26-2003
Fri, 10-17-2003 - 1:00pm
I'm one of those people that the pain threshhold is so high - I can be seriously injured and not know it, I'll compensate and keep right on moving because I want to finish or compete or win so badly.

I have to watch that....I used to be really "proud" of that - I thought it meant I was tough. Now, I just know it's a real asset in ultra-marathon events, and it means I have to be smarter than the average bear to keep assessing whether "I'm hurt" or "this hurts" - there's a difference. It's way cool to be so smart, you don't have to be "tough" and you're faster and stronger than the "tough" people because they're always injured and slowing down.

Erin

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Registered: 03-26-2003
Fri, 10-17-2003 - 1:15pm

Yeah, having a high threshold is NOT a good thing. I went thru 4 day of hell with the kidney stone thing...don't know if y'all remember me disappearing from the the board and ending up in the hospital two years ago.


As a child, I experimented with the pain thing alot. I started getting braver & braver...to the point where I eventually jumped off a three story apartment building onto concrete. I broke both my ankles and endured endless teasing from family members about having to crawl like a baby...cause I was so "stupid"...and unfortunately, I have tons of those kind of stories.


I feel sorry for my poor mother - my brother is just as bad but then his are always accidents. I wonder tho, if we aren't prone to accidents b/c we'd take a bigger risk than someone with a lower threshold...Go.

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Fri, 10-17-2003 - 1:36pm
For me, it depends on the nature of the pain. With a shot, I build it up in my head so much in advance that I think it feels worse than it really does.

For other, more frequent pains, I've got a much higher tolerance level. My knees have to get really bad before they slow me down too much. I actually walked around with a broken bone in my foot for quite some time before I ever decided I needed to see a doctor.