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What is the most pain you've ever endured?

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


    mr chips wrote: »
    unaware that I had a crack in a filling, which it turned out had allowed a tiny amount of air to be trapped inside my tooth. When the cabin pressurised, the pain was so bad I wanted to rip the side of my head off. Swilling whisky around it for the entire duration of the flight took a very slight edge off it, but made no more difference than that. Two hours of absolute agony - thankfully the flight wasn't any longer than that and the pain completely disappeared after I was off the plane.

    Ahh that happened to himself as well. He was in such a bad way and for once i think i had no painkillers on me, so he had to do the whiskey job as well. :(


  • Registered Users Posts: 13,470 ✭✭✭✭Danzy


    Esel wrote: »
    Why not Aspirin?

    It thins blood so makes the bleed worse.


  • Banned (with Prison Access) Posts: 2,492 ✭✭✭pleas advice


    You see that, right there... Mary Ellen Moffat, she broke my heart.


  • Registered Users Posts: 29,294 ✭✭✭✭Mint Sauce


    Stepping on a nail!


    :eek:


  • Registered Users Posts: 861 ✭✭✭Zenify


    Adult tonsillectomy. Currently on day 16. After surgery was fine, day 5 to 10 was hell even on a combination of difine, solpadine and oxynorm painkillers. I've had slightly more intense pain but this went on for 5 days.


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


    My tonsils grew back as an adult . Tonsilitis is worse as an adult . Like glass in your throat.


  • Registered Users Posts: 22,065 ✭✭✭✭Esel


    Danzy wrote: »
    It thins blood so makes the bleed worse.
    Are the majority of strokes caused by a bleed or a clot?

    Edit: Twice as many caused by clot (ischaemic) as by bleed (haemorrhagic).

    I know Aspirin is not contraindicated in cases of suspected heart attack.

    Not your ornery onager



  • Registered Users Posts: 4,421 ✭✭✭ToddyDoody


    A bee sting.

    A fast tennis serve straight to the scrotum.


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,122 ✭✭✭BeerWolf


    When I was holidaying in Spain 15 or so years ago... I had a nasty ear infection from swiming. The pain from it was beyond excruciating... felt like someone stabbed me in the ear right into the brain. And whenever I moved, or worst so coughed or sneeze, it amplified the pain ten fold.... like someone was twisting and churning that knife.


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


    Ceasarian section , not me herself.
    Well actually the hangover I had .
    I went on the piss for about three days after the delivery.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 552 ✭✭✭mark_jmc


    I accompanied my relative (RIP) for tests about ten years ago . She was a nurse in WWII and not faint hearted , and she'd had other procedures . She was upset afterwards and told me to ''never have an angiogram ''.

    Surprising how subjective pain can be, though .

    As I was finishing my last round of chemo a few years ago I had a small issue with my heart and they sent me for an angiogram. The pain & discomfort that I felt as they shoved the scope into my artery through my wrist was a level I hadn’t felt before or since.


  • Registered Users Posts: 8,295 ✭✭✭MonkieSocks


    whiskeyman wrote: »
    Childbirth.












    I had to listen to her moan, scream and go on and on about it...

    No way Man


    A kick in the Nuts can quite fookin painful.......... but Babies are a Girls best friend


    A few years after a woman gives birth, she might say she wants another Baby.

    You will never hear a Guy a few years down the road say he would like another kick in the Nuts :)

    =(:-) Me? I know who I am. I'm a dude playing a dude disguised as another dude (-:)=



  • Registered Users Posts: 136 ✭✭pidgeoneyes


    Burst appendix (although it didn't burst until shortly before it was taken out). Waiting 24hrs+ for surgery didn't help!
    Morphine is a wonderful drug!


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


    mark_jmc wrote: »
    As I was finishing my last round of chemo a few years ago I had a small issue with my heart and they sent me for an angiogram. The pain & discomfort that I felt as they shoved the scope into my artery through my wrist was a level I hadn’t felt before or since.

    I'm glad that was the last round .
    Having an invasive procedure is hard enough when you're relatively well, let alone sore or sick or fragile .


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,939 ✭✭✭goat2


    I accompanied my relative (RIP) for tests about ten years ago . She was a nurse in WWII and not faint hearted , and she'd had other procedures . She was upset afterwards and told me to ''never have an angiogram ''.

    Surprising how subjective pain can be, though .

    I had an angiogram, and can say I did not feel a thing, just the table was very narrow, and not being able to even blink an eye during procedure, were the main complaints,


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,209 ✭✭✭KatyMac


    Amazing the amount of kidney stone stories! I also had two doses of kidney stones. The first time I was brought to my knees in a field while looking at cattle - thought I'd never get back to the car, good job I had mobile to call for help.
    Second time I was woken from a deep sleep with onset of the pain. OH called ambulance and I spent Valentines Day last year on a trolley in A&E.
    I've never felt such pain not even in childbirth!


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,436 ✭✭✭dartboardio


    Ive been fairly lucky so far (touch wood)

    Never hurt or sprained or broke anything never been to hospital for anything

    Probably tooth pain almost paralysing at times.


  • Registered Users Posts: 501 ✭✭✭cazzer22


    Lumbar puncture and the recovery. THE WORST.


  • Registered Users Posts: 82 ✭✭yuridwyer


    Kidney stones, twice. Wnaked out the first one, better than pissing out the second let me tell you!


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


    yuridwyer wrote: »
    Kidney stones, twice. Wnaked out the first one, better than pissing out the second let me tell you!

    I jizzed one aswell :D


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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 1,955 ✭✭✭Sunflower 27


    Wisdom teeth removal. They were growing inwards so gums were cut , teeth pulled, gums stitched back up.

    Didn't think I'd make it through the night; the pain was unbearable.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 1,955 ✭✭✭Sunflower 27


    cazzer22 wrote: »
    Lumbar puncture and the recovery. THE WORST.

    I was to have one of those in my 20s, so many years ago now. My mother, a nurse, told me to get a second opinion as the pain afterwards was horrific. I got my second opinion, who thankfully said it was not necessary.

    You poor thing!!


  • Registered Users Posts: 501 ✭✭✭cazzer22


    I was to have one of those in my 20s, so many years ago now. My mother, a nurse, told me to get a second opinion as the pain afterwards was horrific. I got my second opinion, who thankfully said it was not necessary.

    You poor thing!!

    I was given one aged 18 when they suspected Meningitis. A junior doctor did it the first time and messed up massively. Couldn't extract any fluid (was in the wrong place) so while I was recovering the next day, a series of nurses and a senior doctor arrived to redo it. I protested so much because it's so sore and they pinned me down. Took a month before the headaches went. Lucky escape for you.


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,480 ✭✭✭Chancer3001


    3 things.

    1 - the infection i had in my tooth that needed a root canal. Brought me to tears when i was about 20. Had to chew ice non stop to numb the gum and pile in neurofen. Horrific. Actually made my vision weak in one eye thepain was so bad.

    2 - rolled my ankle both directions in a split second playing soccer. Tore all the ligaments in it and the joint is broken to this day. Spent 45 days on crutches. Took me 18 hours to get seen in hospital initially. Pain was insane. Just lie on the ground and dont move until some other lads picked me up and drove me to hospital.

    3 - short but intense. Needed a filling in a tooth. Usually its inject. Drill. fill.
    Whether my nerves are weird or my dentist was ****, the injections wouldnt work. Got 6or 7. No joy. Every time hed start drilling i could feel it right on the nerve. Eventually he just drilled through the pain. Absolutely horrific. Millimetre by millimetre. Breaks every time. I havent gone back to him since.


  • Registered Users Posts: 12,379 ✭✭✭✭Sardonicat


    Danzy wrote: »
    Esel wrote: »
    Why not Aspirin?

    It thins blood so makes the bleed worse.

    Really if you see any sudden symptoms that look like they could be neurological call 999 straight away. Better be safe then sorry.


  • Registered Users Posts: 397 ✭✭holliehobbie


    4 wisdom teeth removed at the same time under GA. Nurofen didn't touch it! Stitches, swollen cheeks, black eyes. First c-section after the stupid suppository fell out. They had to get the anaesthetist to give me IV morphine. Sciatica. Worst pain of all was after an emergency abdominal hysterectomy. But at the time I had an undiagnosed rare endocrine disorder which meant my blood calcium and parathyroid hormone were high but because I had been fasting for ages my phosphate level was low and the rare disorder can cause phosphate to be low too. Result: vomiting from pain which caused more pain as my abdominal muscles were already split open!!! The parathyroid surgery during which half my thyroid was removed was a piece of cake after that. Even though I had a huge drain and staples in my neck! But I nearly developed tetany at one stage after that which is when your blood calcium falls too low. My hands started cramping but I got the nurse to check my blood and was started on calcium supplements just in time.

    Forgot about the time I had such a bad sinus infection I was puking from pain and couldn't keep antibiotics or fluids down. Ended up in hospital on IV fluids and antibiotics and it was my birthday to top it all off. They kept checking me for meningitis. The doctor looked at my throat and asked if it was sore. I hadn't even noticed as the pain in my head was so bad! Sinus headaches aren't the nicest thing either. I used to get Sinus infections a couple of times a year at one stage.


  • Registered Users Posts: 878 ✭✭✭_Godot_


    Gall bladder stones. Morphine is so good.


  • Moderators, Recreation & Hobbies Moderators, Social & Fun Moderators, Society & Culture Moderators Posts: 6,899 Mod ✭✭✭✭shesty


    Severe sinus infection during which I had to take a flight back to Ireland from Italy.
    Shingles, with the rash around my side, in the ribcage area,when I was 12 years old.
    I've given birth 3 times and I'd still do that again before I would have shingles again. Absolutely horrendous.


  • Moderators, Computer Games Moderators, Social & Fun Moderators Posts: 18,467 Mod ✭✭✭✭Kimbot


    Collapsed lung, local anaesthetic didn't work so when they were cutting me open and shoving tubes etc in I could feel it all. The pain was horrific, but the worst pain came a few days later. A machine to remove air trapped around my lung was used and the thing caused the tube to rub off a rib bone constant. It felt like someone set fire to me inside my chest :(


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  • Registered Users Posts: 11,221 ✭✭✭✭Say my name


    Suffered second degree burns to 65 percent of my body with part of that third degree requiring skin grafts when I was 11.
    The burns unit in Crumlin gives you a great lifelong appreciation of life on this little blue ball.


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