FSPilot747 From United States of America, joined Oct 1999, 3599 posts, RR: 13 Posted (7 years 8 months 1 week 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 8144 times:
Just seemed like an interesting thing to know. What was the most physical pain you've ever been in?
For me: After undergoing an operation, I was put on some prescription pain killers which contain narcotics. The narcotics, well....they keep you from having bowel movements. The constipation got the better of me at 2AM about 5 days after the operation (I hadn't had a real bowel movement 4 or 5 days and for some reason I didn't notice it), and I was in the most excruciating pain of my life. I ended up vomiting from the pain alone and almost passed out. The best way I can describe the feeling is a pack of rabid dogs eating away at your stomach, and it wasn't until my mom realized what was wrong and gave me some milk of magnesia that I could finally get my GI Tract clear. Luckily she remembered that the nurse at the clinic said the painkillers could cause constipation. It was probably a great site to see. An atheist on a toilet grasping his ankles crying out to any number of potential dieties asking for some mercy (well...I was probably getting to that point, anyway ) In the end, good old "mum" saved the day, or else it probably would have gone on until the morning till I could call the clinic. Thinking back, I probably would have killed myself before then.
ORDTerminal1 From United States of America, joined May 2006, 129 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (7 years 8 months 1 week 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 8125 times:
I was boogie boarding in Virginia Beach and I got on a wave too early. Consequently the board and myself fell over the top of the wave. The board went straight down into the sand and and it speared my stomach. That hurt.
GQfluffy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (7 years 8 months 1 week 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 8111 times:
Lets see...I had a puck (hockey) destroy the upper half of my knee cap...but I don't really remember any pain from that. Shock is a wonderful thing...but the arthritis already sunk in at 22 sucks. The most pain I've ever been in...probably the time I went through the glass with another player. We both had concussions, and when he tried to get up we found his skate was stuck in my forearm....Ow...
Concord977 From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 1261 posts, RR: 27
Reply 5, posted (7 years 8 months 1 week 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 8094 times:
Recurrent Kidney Stones. I've had six such attacks in the last 10 years. I have passed out from the pain three times. The pain is in your lower back, and feels as if there is a small man in there trying to carve his way out with a knife.
DeltaGator From United States of America, joined Sep 2005, 6341 posts, RR: 14
Reply 6, posted (7 years 8 months 1 week 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 8093 times:
A few different things for me...
1) A groin muscle pull...can't walk, can't sit, can't use the head
2) 12Lb. shotput to the back of the head and the subsequent concussion (explains a lot about me)
3) Missing a dive from a 12 foot diving board and landing on my back.
"If you can't delight in the misery of others then you don't deserve to be a college football fan."
ThereAndBack From Turkey, joined Aug 2005, 699 posts, RR: 4
Reply 7, posted (7 years 8 months 1 week 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 8091 times:
Quoting Concord977 (Reply 5): Recurrent Kidney Stones. I've had six such attacks in the last 10 years. I have passed out from the pain three times. The pain is in your lower back, and feels as if there is a small man in there trying to carve his way out with a knife.
Why have you had that many kidney stone attacks in 10 years?
People in my family have had it and I know that the pain is bad.
They get it because they don't drink enough water you're supposed to drink 2 liters a day do you do that?
Searpqx From Netherlands, joined Jun 2000, 4343 posts, RR: 11
Reply 8, posted (7 years 8 months 1 week 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 8083 times:
Pure potassium being injected directly into my arm. I was in the hospital on an IV, and the nurse forgot to mix the bag. I woke up thinking that my arm was on fire. I can only describe it as someone lighting the blood in my veins, and feeling the burning move up my arm as the blood flowed. I ripped the IV out before the nurse could get there, and immediately the pain started to subside.
"The two most common elements in the universe are Hydrogen and stupidity"
We came home about 2 minutes after it happened and the whole apartment was covered in blood as he had been running around in panic. My aunt nearly passed out when she saw the state of him. Blood pouring out of every part of his body, including his face. He looked a mess! We rushed him to hospital where they started to stitch him up. I still remember the screams as each stitch went it (around 75-100 IIRC).
For myself, the worst pain I've been in by far was when I had my arm ripped out of its socket. I was playing rugby and got caught in a bad tackle which resulted in my arm being 'pulled out'. It ripped all the tendons that hold your arm in place, so I physically had to hold it in its socket. I can't really describe the pain, it was just too much. I was out of action for the best part of 8 months and needed over 6 months of physiotherapy. It still hurts now and again, and it happened in '97!
The second most pain I've been in was having a sex check done in my final year of university. I'd had a rather entertaining first 2 years and thought it was probably best to have a check up. Well, boy do I regret that!!
The worst test by far is the Clamydia test. The nurse grabbed my penis with one hand and a large cotton bud with the other, proceeded to tell me this may hurt, and then stuck the bud down my tube. My god, the pain was unbarable!!!
Once it was over, I thought it was 'all over'. But no, she then asked for a urine sample, which I proceeded to give, but as soon as I started to urinate, all that pain came rushing back!! Excrutiatingly painful! As this was going on, I heard a very loud scream coming from the booth next door...
Trekster From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (7 years 8 months 1 week 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 8061 times:
Quoting Oli80 (Reply 9): For myself, the worst pain I've been in by far was when I had my arm ripped out of its socket. I was playing rugby and got caught in a bad tackle which resulted in my arm being 'pulled out'. It ripped all the tendons that hold your arm in place, so I physically had to hold it in its socket. I can't really describe the pain, it was just too much. I was out of action for the best part of 8 months and needed over 6 months of physiotherapy. It still hurts now and again, and it happened in '97!
Ok, i actually got dizzy and a little sick reading this one lol
Worst pain for me is either my ear problem which casued me to go deaf for a week, get so painfull even after seeing a doc who said it was nothing bad, that my mum had to take me to A&E to be told it was bad, and if left could of caused so BIG problems.
Then there is the appendix, and my tooth. Thats the latest thing. Got woken at 3am on Friday with a VERY sore tooth and headache that would not shift. Was so bad i was dizzy and could not walk straight. Gone now, just need to see a dentist, but this is the uk so will see one in about 5 months
Trekster From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (7 years 8 months 1 week 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 8047 times:
Quoting ABfemme (Reply 12): Dentist filled a root canal in a moler and I developed sering pain in the tooth, coming in waves making me cry out - turns out the filling was pushing on a nerve left intact deep inside the tooth.
Just booked my emergency appointment to see the Tooth doc. I'm not scared of alot, spiders, snakes, there fine, BUT dentists I am afraid of. SO not going to sleep tonight
ZakHH From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (7 years 8 months 1 week 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 8047 times:
Hmm... worst pain must have been when a dentist accidentally drilled on a nerve (without any anesthetization). I was so stunned, I could not even move or scream, just started to twitch a bit. I still remember the dentist telling me to relax, and then saying "Hmm... what is that thing here, actually?"
My whole head felt like a single piece of pure pain. But it's like they say - feels so good when the pain is fading...
Gemuser From Australia, joined Nov 2003, 5540 posts, RR: 6
Reply 16, posted (7 years 8 months 1 week 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 8006 times:
Burst appendix and resulting infection! And then 10 days NIL by mouth, includes you own spit!
That first sip of water on day 11 rates right up there as a most blissful experience!
BTW about 20 years later I had kidney stones, very painful, but not in the same league. While being diagnosed for the stones this ditizy nurse asked me to rate the intensity of the pain on a scale of 1(painfree) to 10(childbirth)! I blame the pain for calling her an idot and telling her I wouldn't know as I had a dick, not a pussy!
Jafa39 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 18, posted (7 years 8 months 1 week 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 7986 times:
Dropped a boat on my foot and broke a toe, the pain made me sweat and feel dizzy but for sustained pain....try toothache, had a dodgy root once and it was a bank holiday, when I started to bang my head on the wall Mrs J decided to track down an emergency dentist.......oh the relief!!!!
No, but some of my youthful adventures make me believe I was the insperation for the show.
At 13 or 14, a few friends and I found an OLD baby carriage (the kind with big tires, and "spring suspension". Well, we decided it's be fun to climb in and ride it down a hill. Was a heck of a lot of fun until I hit a small rock. Carriage stopped on a dime, but I needed about $2. Picture Superman doing a "gear up" landing, and you'll get the picture.
Eagles may soar, but weasels don't get sucked into jet engines.
Jap From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 22, posted (7 years 8 months 1 week 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 7955 times:
A salmonella infection. I was in a hospital bed for 7 days, with stomach cramps that even morphine couldn't take. The doctors thought it was my appendix and did an emergency surgery... their comment? "well, it wasn't your appendix, but you have a severe infection in your body- if your fever rises to over 41 degrees celsius (105.8 fahrenheit), we'll do another op and find the infection"
Welll, at about 41 degrees celsius, I'd be friggin dead
Well, I got some antibiotics, and after 3 days I was ok again. But damn, that hurt
Kmh1956 From Bermuda, joined Jun 2005, 3324 posts, RR: 7
Reply 24, posted (7 years 8 months 1 week 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 7946 times:
Quoting Concord977 (Reply 5): Recurrent Kidney Stones. I've had six such attacks in the last 10 years. I have passed out from the pain three times. The pain is in your lower back, and feels as if there is a small man in there trying to carve his way out with a knife
Apparently, that's as close as a man will ever get to the experience of childbirth. Any of you who have experienced kidney stones will surely now have a greater understanding of what we go through while giving birth to your children.
'Somebody tell me why I'm on my own if there's a soulmate for everyone' :Natasha Bedingfield
: A couple of months back I had Food Poisoning or Gastro Interitis, Vomiting was painful, the diorreah was painful. My whole skeleton was in pain at one
: Took me a while to find a doctor that got me on the right medicine and diet, but now I don't have to worry much about them. Been through about 15 of
: Wow, I've looked those up, and it sounds like something really tough. Do you have them often? Are they controllable with medication? -Manuel
: I thought I had found the ultimate level for pain when I fell off a ladder and landed on the edge of a concrete slab shattering my heel. Then a week l
: Diverticulitis - Without question, the most painful experience ever for me.
: I had the worst pain ever when I got bitten by a spider. Me and a friend were at Lake Tahoe, we slept in the house of his cousin and opened all window
: Did you go to hospital or anything? It wasn't a venomous spider was it?
: Uhm, no won't die from that. I had fever well above 40 degrees Celsius. It's dangerous, but you won't necessarily die. I once, on a Saturday night, h
: No, I wanted to go to hospital but my friend's cousin said that he got already bitten countless of times, he gave me some salve, a can of Coors and t
: Ouch! No doubt the can of Coors helped! Or maybe several cans helped!
: It got better in the afternoon after I finished the 4th ot 5th can. Patrick