What's the most pain you've ever experienced?

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    Dec 23, 2010 7:27 PM GMT
    So last night I had a headache so bad I couldnt see out of my right eye. BUT, I was determined not to complain or whine, and kept reminding myself that it wasnt that major, that people go through far worse....

    So...what's the worst pain you've ever felt?
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    Dec 23, 2010 7:31 PM GMT
    A nail went through my patella, and I got tetanus.

    That was pretty bad.
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    Dec 23, 2010 7:40 PM GMT
    When I was getting my nipples pierced the second time, there was scar tissue built up inside of both of them from the piercing / healing / taking them out process the first time. This next time was a few years after having taken them out. The needle went through the right nipple perfectly. I flinched pretty hard, as my nipples are extremely sensitive (even more so now! :-) ). We used bigger needles this time so that the hollow needle would hopefully remove the scar tissue inside. The left nipple, however, had quite a bit more scar tissue than the right. The needle got stuck halfway through on a nice big clot of scar tissue. It was hurting like hell, and my body started to shake. My artist said "hold on," and had to remove the clamp that was helping guide the needle. I felt her push and push; her hand and thumb were both shaking from the force she was applying. It wasn't budging. She walked around to the side, grabbed my skin, and eventually forced the needle through. A nice hunk of scar tissue came along with the needle. I was trembling on the table, and my entire body turned a really flush, pale white. My artist was freaking out a bit, as she's seen me endure a lot of pain, but never reacted this way. We put the ring in, and I tried sitting up, but was too weak to do so. I could hardly move. I laid there a while talking to her (so she could make sure I wouldn't pass out), and ended up staying about another hour until she got off work, when she walked me home to make sure I didn't fall unconscious on the way back. She lived close to my place, so it worked out well. My entire body was weak and in pain for about 20 minutes, with the focal point being right on one of the most sensitive spots on my body.

    I've had a couple concussions, fallen off more than one 3-story building, have suffered many wounds and sprained joints, and required stitches several times (skate/snowboarding, cliff diving, mountain biking and such). None of these have compared to the pain I felt at that time.
    If I were to lose the piercings, I'd totally do it all again to have them back in. They just get more stimulation that way. icon_twisted.gif
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    Dec 23, 2010 8:39 PM GMT
    The stomach pain I experienced when i had an appendix. I wanted to stab myself in stomach, it was very painful.
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    Dec 23, 2010 11:36 PM GMT
    Took an elbow to the face causing a broken oribital bone.

    In the same fight, I broke my right hand on HIS face.

    Bad night, but at least I won.
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    Dec 23, 2010 11:38 PM GMT
    Kidney Stones....icon_sad.gif
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    Dec 24, 2010 12:06 AM GMT
    malefeet saidKidney Stones....icon_sad.gif


    OUCH. Never had them *knocks on wood* but I hear that's as close to having a child as we men can get. icon_cry.gif
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    Dec 24, 2010 12:18 AM GMT
    Kaizen76 saidSo last night I had a headache so bad I couldnt see out of my right eye. BUT, I was determined not to complain or whine, and kept reminding myself that it wasnt that major, that people go through far worse....

    So...what's the worst pain you've ever felt?


    ummm - you really ought to see a doctor about that headache thing. I had those and shrugged them off. It turns out i had been having minor strokes. Perhaps if I had sought intervention then I wouldnot today be paralyzed.

    The mentionof the vision problem is a DANGER DANGER SIGN


    I strongly suggest you hie yourself to a doctor stat - if possible get a CT scan ( I am willing to bet they will see scarring in your brain from what you just described.


    I had my major stroke at age 37.

    The first ones preceded the big one by a couple of years.

    I know patients (survived and some who did not) as young as 16 suffering major strokes.

    If I scare you with that - well, good. Get it looked at. If it is a false alarm you will have wasted a day or two. If it is not you could be facing wasting years in Rehabilitation in an attempt to recover function.



    these are signs of stroke:

    sudden piercing headaches
    visual disturbance (of any kind) especially double vision.

    difficulty speaking or understanding what people are saying.

    numbness on one side of the body.


    Try to pick up a pen with either hand and draw a circle.

    If you cannot call 911 - it is an emergency.

    I just checked your age. Go to the hospital!




    (Before you say - not me, impossible) - I had NO typical risk factors for stroke.




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    Dec 24, 2010 12:40 AM GMT
    I suppose my motorcycle accidents. In one I slid downhill along the road for about 75 feet in T-shirt and shorts, practically skinned me alive. Let's just say that stung a bit... LOL!

    But worse was the emotional pain I felt when my partner died. I would have taken any of my bike crashes again to have avoided that.
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    Dec 24, 2010 12:43 AM GMT
    TawlBlond saidTook an elbow to the face causing a broken oribital bone.

    In the same fight, I broke my right hand on HIS face.

    Bad night, but at least I won.


    Remind me to never piss you off.. icon_eek.gif
  • mcwclewis

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    Dec 24, 2010 1:03 AM GMT
    Not sure. Its probably a tie between kidneystones and the broken arm. Actually breaking the arm was nothing, them yanking it around to set it was pure hell.
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    Dec 24, 2010 1:07 AM GMT
    So far, for me, it's the removal of my wisdom teeth. I haven't done any harm to myself to top that one off my list yet.
  • Rowing_Ant

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    Dec 24, 2010 1:11 AM GMT
    Acute severe appendicitis.

    OR

    Having an epidural before having a pilonidal sinus excised. FUCK ME THAT HURT as did having an open wound....for months. lovely.


    and I couldnt feel my legs for two days
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    Dec 24, 2010 1:14 AM GMT
    UpperCanadian said
    Kaizen76 saidSo last night I had a headache so bad I couldnt see out of my right eye. BUT, I was determined not to complain or whine, and kept reminding myself that it wasnt that major, that people go through far worse....

    So...what's the worst pain you've ever felt?


    ummm - you really ought to see a doctor about that headache thing. I had those and shrugged them off. It turns out i had been having minor strokes. Perhaps if I had sought intervention then I wouldnot today be paralyzed.

    The mentionof the vision problem is a DANGER DANGER SIGN



    Agree--Kaizen, do you know what your blood pressure is?
    Could be a cluster headache which is treatable.
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    Dec 24, 2010 1:19 AM GMT
    Being a martial artist, I generally ignore physical pain. It's bad but it's part of that fighting mentality...
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    Dec 24, 2010 1:21 AM GMT
    Does emotional pain count, because I'm still feeling iticon_neutral.gif
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    Dec 24, 2010 1:23 AM GMT
    The Judge Roy Scream wooden roller coaster in Six Flags over Texas. It felt like nails being stuck into my spine from every tiny bump in the track. I almost passed out from the pain and absolutely could not breathe. I wanted to jump out just to end the pain and asphyxiation. I will never go on a wooden coaster ever again.

    Or learning to walk again after breaking my foot. Enormously more pain than actually breaking it.
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    Dec 24, 2010 1:23 AM GMT
    Pissing after having radioactive seeds put in my prostate. The pain was so great I seriously feared having a heart attack. It felt like what I would imagine being electrocuted feels like. I had to hang on the doorknob of the bathroom door for fear of falling off the toilet. The dr said other guys have described the pain as "pissing razor blades." .... Yeah, it was that painful! ... icon_eek.gif
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    Dec 24, 2010 1:24 AM GMT
    couple weeks ago i had to go into the hospital because of my appendix. ended up getting it removed but that was by far the worst pain ive felt in my life. Ive had a metal rod go into my leg and that was nothing compared to this...

  • calibro

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    Dec 24, 2010 1:29 AM GMT
    having my lower jaw completely broken from the skull (and the effects of the reconstructive surgery after)
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    Dec 24, 2010 1:32 AM GMT
    Back in 1999 i got my nipple for the first time. People kept hitting it or it would snag on something so i removed it. About 1 month later i noticed it was getting bigger. I didnt trust the hospitals around my college so i waited until the Thanksgiving break to take care of it. Come to find out my nipple had gotten infected and i had about 1/2 cup of blood and puss (it was gross) inside of it. They put gauze in my nipple after they drained it. The next day i had to replace the gauze. It was an hour long process removing it. The pain was unbearable. I was shaking and sweating. It fealt like a watermellon was coming out of a tiny hole. I literally almost passed out. Once i got it all out i tried putting in some fresh gauze. I got a corner tip in before i could no longer take the pain. I dont know how i got through it. I can only imagine that is what child birth feels like.
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    Dec 24, 2010 1:34 AM GMT
    I was fishing a few years back and was bringing in a decent size tuna onboard the boat. I ended up getting the line wrapped around my lower arm and got a nasty laceration which tore down into my radius and ulna. I'v had a broken ankle and a dislocated shoulder, but none were as painful as that.
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    Dec 24, 2010 1:43 AM GMT
    Cramp. How can something so harmless be so f*cking painful?
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    Dec 24, 2010 1:46 AM GMT
    Sciatica, horrible!
  • conservativej...

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    Dec 24, 2010 1:52 AM GMT
    Heart surgery. icon_eek.gif

    Split open, wired up, and then.....pneumonia develops.

    Cough for me please.