Desensitization to pain
Link explaining what it is...http://www.thomasmigraineprogram.com...itization.html
I remember learning in nursing school about people who don't feel pain normally, and how dangerous it can be. Here is a story about a toddler with that condition:http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/health/4195437.stm
Originally Posted by giggle
OMG This is me!!!! When I was in labor I never hurt until the head started coming out. When I had a hysterectomy I never took pain meds after I left the hospital (24 hours after surgery). 6 weeks after I went to the doctor and he pushed on something and said "did that hurt". I said "no" and his response was "it should have". He actually gave me a lecture about making sure that if I went to a doctor or an ER I explained to them about my high tolerance for pain. If they didn't understand that when I said it was a 3 it was really a 9 they could miss something.
I too walked on a broken ankle and by the time I went to the hospital and had xrays I found out that I had to have surgery and have a pins put in it. For me I believe it goes back to childhood and you summed it up perfectly... I just ignore it. That is how I knew something bad was going on because I could FEEL pain. Great topic!
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LOL I guess it is just high pain tolerance. I feel like such an idiot I didnt put two and two together. Thanks again Mari : D
I will have to remember that next time, as I am very uncomfortable with describing my pain. I have had SOOO many doctors angry with me for not 'taking my condition seriously' or not taking care of myself. It just slips my mind.
I wished i'd got it mate..which in one way is good to have concerning pain especially with Lupus and how it can really make you ache at times.
Its not that I dont feel pain... I just more or less dont care about it in most situations. Hard to explain but I think Mari knows : ) I do think it would be beneficial, compared to really really feeling poorly for the pain. I know I can be pretty insensitive to my partner when he is in pain lol but he is a big baby and gets the grumpies when ever he is in pain.
Ironically though... because I 'dont care' about the pain, I push myself too hard and end up worn out and in extra pain and end up getting a bit snappy myself.
Strangely though, my skin is extra sensitive in some spots, like I am severely bruised. My upper arms and thighs. If my boyfriend rubs my arm briskly, it is terribly painful to me. Weird huh, its like the only pain I ever react to.
It's like your heads got a control of ignoring it even though pains there but be careful pushing yourself mate because it can take you extremly low and then there's the fatigue to cope with afterwards.
When you say your boyfriends rubs your arms and you feel the affect then, that's a sign your heads wakening to irritability which you don't want if your feeling carm.
So far (with whatever it is I may or may not have), the pains have been annoying and I've got a pretty high tolerance for "annoying." Normally, I don't have a high pain threshold.
For member's or people besides who have Lupus and also yourself in pain yet still trying to find out...i think everyone can stand pain to a certain degree but how Lupus really hits you it takes some mastering and refering to giggle god i wished i had what she's got.
I have a high pain tolerance, too. I think that's why the docs tend to ignore me a lot. I hobble in on my cane, but I'm smiling and not complaining of the pain, so they don't think that they need to treat anything. It really works against us, doesn't it?
LOL - having babies was super easy for me. When Kayla (fourth baby) was born, I served a big spaghetti dinner to my family and my best friend's family and called the midwife to invite her to dinner. It was a good thing that she hurried over. I got up from the table to go to the restroom, the water broke, I barely got to the bedroom and Kayla almost arrived before Sharon could scrub up! I then nursed the newborn, nursed my still-nursing toddler, took a shower and then finally finished my warmed-up dinner.
Meghan was just as easy, and I shocked people by taking her to the mall for professional pictures when she was 18 hours old.
The pain that I deal with now is just always there, so I'm like you - I've learned to ignore it.