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What is the most pain you've ever endured?



  • Registered Users Posts: 5,646 ✭✭✭storker

    Root canal.

  • Registered Users Posts: 2,589 ✭✭✭hairyslug

    Fractured back

  • Registered Users Posts: 8,363 ✭✭✭corner of hells

    My OH snapped the top of her femur up at the her pelvis a few years ago.

    What convinced me that "she" is not of this world is the fact that she survived for about 36 hours without any pain relief.

    I was working away from home at the time and arrived back to the house to find her shivering from what I think was shock.

    Paramedics spent twenty mins working on her in the ambulance before they headed to the AE.

    36 hours without any pain relief .. nothing .

  • Closed Accounts Posts: 2,194 ✭✭✭Zorya

    :( I feel bad thanking all these posts telling of excruciating pain and ever more novel ways of injuring the body, so if ye don't mind I'm just gonna look on in slack jawed horror....

  • Registered Users Posts: 4,246 ✭✭✭ardinn

    Having a catheter pulled out after having surgery on kidney stones - which involved a camera, various surgical implements, a stent and a lazer all being shoved up my japs eye into my kidneys - the catheter was there to help release all the bits of a huge stone, but if you have had that burn - you know the feeling, when yer wan pulled it out (yanked) i made a sound i have never heard before!

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  • Registered Users Posts: 2,951 ✭✭✭Eggs For Dinner

    Had surgery to remove a tumour on my spine. Didn't know it at the time but they knicked my spinal cord resulting in the fluid leaking. When they tried to sit me up the next day,I thought my head had explored Pain was like nothing I could describe

  • Registered Users Posts: 3,858 ✭✭✭Church on Tuesday


    Physical pain is only temporary.

  • Registered Users Posts: 5,130 ✭✭✭Grueller

    Soulsun wrote: »
    ACL/PCL and medial.

    Wisdom tooth extraction was tough also.

    Medial for me was waaaaay worse than the cruciate. Have done both.

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,646 ✭✭✭dragona

    Kidney stone. Was so bad that I started to question was it pain at all, was delirious.

    Kidney stone, and also pancreatitis, equally agonising, wanted to be put down both times. Pure agony. Way more than childbirth.

  • Registered Users Posts: 419 ✭✭Tacklebox

    Discography, a procedure on the l5s1 disc on my lower back.
    After a crash in 1999
    The pain was 11 out of ten, I was 22 and nearly passed out during the procedure....

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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 23,495 ✭✭✭✭Billy86

    I have a longstanding sports injury that auses the tendons in my knee to slip out of place and cause a lockjaw like effect.

    Still has nothing on the time I got such a bad sinus infection that it somehow brought on the most intense migraine I have ever had. I couldn't so much as close my mouth or open my right eye for 3 days (over which I got maybe 20-25 mins sleep in total). I was apparently a bit delirious for most of it.

    Used to work with a guy who had trangeminal myopia who would get similar all the time. I'm not joking, if my 3 days were anything to go by, I might well consider suicide in his shoes.

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,052 ✭✭✭ImANoob08

    Three most painful experiences have been...

    3. Ligaments in my ankle, got hit in a bad tackle playing football and out me out for a few weeks, wasn't right for about 3 months...

    2. Appendicitis had to be rushed to hospital for an emergency op.

    1. A herniated disc in my back between S5 and L1, happened a year ago and couldn't get put of bed for two weeks, to this day I still suffer from it.

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,122 ✭✭✭killanena

    I get very very bad muscle spasms in my calf's from time to time. You can see the muscle twist and spasm. Might only last about 10 mins but no matter what position I put it, standing, lying or sitting, its the same. I've broken bones and have had horrid dental pain but nothing close to those spasms and the after pain to follow for the next few days after.

    I only happens rarely but it can be embarrassing if it happens outside of home. I feel like roaring in pain and if I put weight on it I will roar.

  • Registered Users Posts: 24,297 ✭✭✭✭lawred2

    Knee to the side of the head playing football. Burst ear drum.

    Balance shot to bits and the pain is unreal.

    Cracked ribs is nasty too

  • Registered Users Posts: 24,944 ✭✭✭✭Strumms

    Major dental surgery about 8 months ago, I was awake during the procedure just numbed and sedated. Dosed up on pain meds going home and given a prescription too for strong pain killers. I was ok that evening of the procedure but woke the follow morning feeling like my gob had been attacked by a kanggo hammer, ****ing dreadful pain.

  • Closed Accounts Posts: 1,271 ✭✭✭Elemonator

    Physically? I got a virus in the joints of my ribs and it was the worst pain I've ever had. Couldn't eat or anything. This is coming from a guy that has broken bones, had minor surgery without painkillers and mumps.

    Emotionally? Still working on that one. Seems my life has fallen apart over the past year.

  • Registered Users Posts: 10,633 ✭✭✭✭Widdershins

    Internal rupture & bleeding is a bit unpleasant. If I knew that was going to haappen I'd take off up a mountain and wait it out in peace .

    A few thoughts on pain

    It's one thing if people can see a problem but that's invisible .

    Someone told me red haired people ''need more painkillers and anaesthetic'' .

    IMO A large man making pain noises is going to be taken more seriously, faster than a small woman doing the same.

    And finally , they should give people something to bite down on in ambulances (if they can't /won't use pain relief ). Sounds strange and primitive but try it if you're in pain.

    And breath out with the pain, not deep breaths in. Apparently everyone will think you're having an orgasm but if you care about that there's probably nothing wrong with you.

  • Closed Accounts Posts: 1,172 ✭✭✭cannotlogin

    Burst appendix and the torture that followed.

  • Registered Users Posts: 10,633 ✭✭✭✭Widdershins

    killanena wrote: »
    I get very very bad muscle spasms in my calf's from time to time. You can see the muscle twist and spasm. Might only last about 10 mins but no matter what position I put it, standing, lying or sitting, its the same. I've broken bones and have had horrid dental pain but nothing close to those spasms and the after pain to follow for the next few days after.

    I only happens rarely but it can be embarrassing if it happens outside of home. I feel like roaring in pain and if I put weight on it I will roar.

    bananas? or is it too bad for that to work ?

    it's the potassium on ordinary cramp, anyway

    buscopan from the pharmacy was good when i had muscle spasms after surgery

  • Administrators, Social & Fun Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 75,727 Admin ✭✭✭✭✭Beasty

    Probably when I suffered 7 facial fractures, one in each arm, one in the neck and one in the back. The good news is I was heavily concussed and cannot remember it.

    Did suffer a compound fracture of the leg - 3 places, when I was 5. Remember I cried that day, so it must have hurt

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  • Registered Users Posts: 568 ✭✭✭rgodard80a

    I remember an ear infection I had as a kid where the pain was as direct to the brain as it could be.
    My mother gave me heavy duty back pain prescription tablets that night, brufen I think, but didn't even take the edge off. That was one long night.

    Also gout is pretty painful but mercifully only got it twice, self inflicted with too much red wine.

  • Moderators, Entertainment Moderators, Regional South East Moderators Posts: 9,081 Mod ✭✭✭✭ziedth

    I had Uveitis that was misstreated by a GP and had to eventually go to eye casualty. She said it was the worst case of it she had seen in twenty something years and she gets a case maybe every week.

    Anyway, had to get a series on injections directly into my eye ball. Getting the injection itself was awful on a scale of 1-10 10 being passing out from pain it was I dunno an 8 but it was only a minute at a time.

    What followed was hours of pressure (from the steroids I injected) that was a constant 7 out of 10 was the worst time of my life. By the end I would have seriously considered losing the eye to make the pain stop.

  • Registered Users Posts: 6,615 ✭✭✭Feisar

    Inflamed lining of the stomach was severe, made me piss sweat it was so bad, had to concentrate not to pass out.

    Had an ingrown toenail operated on and the anesthetic didn't take. That was severe!

    I found fighting the pain didn't work, had to wrap it around me like a blanket.

    First they came for the socialists...

  • Moderators, Category Moderators, Politics Moderators, Recreation & Hobbies Moderators, Society & Culture Moderators Posts: 81,309 CMod ✭✭✭✭coffee_cake

    ear infections

  • Moderators, Social & Fun Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 51,214 Mod ✭✭✭✭Necro

    Put my arm through a plate glass window once, needed 30 stitches in four different places on my arm. Couldn't write for about 4 weeks, and even then it was agony.

    Tore the ankle ligaments and damaged my Achilles in my right ankle in a drunken fall once too. Walked home on it bizarrely but the next day I wasn't able to even get out of bed because of the pain.

    Most recently damaged nerves in one of my teeth. That was rolling about on the floor, wishing to die sort of pain.

  • Closed Accounts Posts: 29,930 ✭✭✭✭TerrorFirmer

    Tooth nerve pain, I never knew a human could endure such pain

    This also for me, as a result of a bad filling. Hands down the worst, most crippling pain I've ever experience....almost lost my mind.

  • Registered Users Posts: 712 ✭✭✭Bitches Be Trypsin

    I've broken my toes and part of my jaw and honestly, it wasn't that bad, I tore ligaments in my ankle and that hurt a lot worse. I was also shot in one of my eyes and it wasn't that bad, had quite a severe bleed as a result but luckily never lost my vision, just uveitis and nerd glasses :D

    Worst pain by far has to be period pain. I've had all sorts of injuries, infections and illnesses, and none of them come close to it, makes me projectile vomit and pass out every single month. I'm just waiting for a hysterectomy.

  • Registered Users Posts: 4,394 ✭✭✭Pac1Man

    Had a collapsed lung so had to get a tube inserted into my chest through my side, basically without a proper anesthetic.

    The tube they used was bigger than needed too.

    Not my best day.

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,559 ✭✭✭cruais

    Quite sick during pregnancy and was hospitalised at 6 months until baby was born.

    This particular day I was apparently heading for a stroke and so an emergency c section was ordered as we had under 30 mins to get baby out before I would have a stroke.

    Get to theatre. Epidural given but wasn't working as I could still lift my legs. After some heavier top ups of it, I finally wasn't able to move so was good to go....until I was sliced open and felt every. Single. Bit. Of. It. The pain was excruitiating and I was put asleep under General aesthetic. Woke up 5 hours later to a healthy bambino.

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  • Administrators, Business & Finance Moderators, Society & Culture Moderators Posts: 16,908 Admin ✭✭✭✭✭Toots

    Gave birth to a 10lb 6oz baby with no pain relief. Got the shock of my life when they told me the weight :pac: