How do you coup with pain?

ChildofGallifrey

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KenzS said:
I constantly get kidney stones.
Ouch. I feel your pain. I've had 5 in the last 4 years, and it sucks harder than Megan Fox reciting Shakespeare. I hardly ever use the Lortab that I'm prescribed though. I find that pacing back and forth briskly works wonders for me. I'll only ever take the medicine if I'm having a particularly bad attack around a reasonable bedtime.

That and swearing. Swearing makes everything better.
 

Darzen

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I actually enjoy pain so...ya i coup by enjoying or ignoring.
Emotional pain...I cry alot and retreat into myself
 
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ocelot0222222 said:
Kinda curious, how do my fellow Escapists coup with physical pain?
How do I coup with pain? I organise an underground resistance, spread the word, slowly arm and train my supporters then organise the main event. I send out small groups of splinter cells, none of whom know about the others and each have different objectives. Then when they're all in place, I overthrow the pain.
 

Soviet Steve

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Well a while back I broke my ankle in three places. Never having broken something before, naturally I tried to stand up afterwards. That was unpleasant. I managed to get through it by shouting obsceneties while there was no-one around, and after someone found me I just stayed calm, noted my injuries weren't going to be fatal, and that I am not an American so I wouldn't be kicked out've the hospital for not being rich.
 

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Either painkillers if its a pain I can't physically touch (it drives me nuts, a massive gash I can deal with, a small cut on the inside of my ear will make me want to kill things) or if I can touch it i'll usually deal with it.
 

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Depends on the sort of pain. Minor pain, I don't even notice it. Number of times I have said "eewww blood! oh, it's coming from me..."

Serious pain... well. I find that you get used to it, consciously at least. Constant or persistent pain is actually really exhausting and wearing on a person and not good for you at all. But at some level, you can get used to it. Everyone is a little different, every has a different threshold of pain. I would never question someone's pain even if it is a minor thing that I wouldn't be troubled by.

Emotional pain? I'm still devastated by the loss of my beloved tabby cat after more than two years. But I no longer give other people the power to cause that pain in me, it channels in to anger before it becomes pain.
 

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I just suck it up n ignor it and pretent its not there drives my gf nuts tho shes alot more germ sensitive than I am but i try to let myself get exposed to build up better imunitees
 

LionHartXIII

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I suffer from cronic back pain and sometimes depression but what I usually do is hang out with my friends and smoke a big fat BONG and blaze that shit till the sun goes down. It totally helps!
 

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ocelot0222222 said:
Kinda curious, how do my fellow Escapists coup with physical pain? Assuming pain-killers are unavailable. Emotional pain too if you've experienced it, and if so could you explain how emotional pain works?

Reason for asking is because I have recently broken my leg and foot in a glorious feat of de-evolution (jumped off a friggin house) and realized that, in an attempt to take my mind off the pain, I make an absurd amount of really bad sarcastic jokes.
How do I coup with pain? Politically to dethrone pleasure!

If you're asking how I cope with pain, emotionally, if I know the person wasn't trying to hurt me I don't blame them. I don't get angry. Physically, if it's bad I will try to seek out painkillers. If not, I'll try and busy myself in some task to take my mind off it.

AnkaraTheFallen said:
I really scare myself with this, but I have a strange thing were I can hurt myself, but not feel any pain.
An example is, a few years back I woke up with a limp, I thought it was nothing and continued on with my day, the next day it's still there so I decide to see a doctor about it, turns out I had broken my leg and hadn't realised, I still don't know what I done to break it and how the hell it never hurt.
I know exactly what you mean. There are two scars on my right hip I have no memory of getting whatsoever. You'd think something leaving two dirty great scars would hurt like a mother fucker, and that I'd remember it, right?
 

galdon2004

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Physical pain: I basically endure it. I don't really do much special and often forget about parts of my body that are still injured occasionally and use them normally for a quick reminder why I was using my left hand today.

Emotional pain: As far as how it feels; draining. Just about any negative emotion seems to drain you physically, leaving you with little energy to spend (Anger is a half exception; as it will cause adrenaline to pump and give you more energy while angry but if you are angry for a while when you calm down the mental exhaustion catches back up). I typically if I am feeling down, remind myself that I won't feel better by staying down and shake it off. Unless the source of the problem is fixed however this solution may need to be repeated constantly when your mind tries to slip back into feeling bad.
 
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If the pain is unbearable I faint. If it's not I suck it up and try to get help and relief for the pain. If it's annoying long term pain i just take painkillers. If it's emotional pain I try not to think about it and meditate.
 
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binnsyboy said:
How do I coup with pain? Politically to dethrone pleasure!

If you're asking how I cope with pain, emotionally, if I know the person wasn't trying to hurt me I don't blame them. I don't get angry. Physically, if it's bad I will try to seek out painkillers. If not, I'll try and busy myself in some task to take my mind off it.

AnkaraTheFallen said:
I really scare myself with this, but I have a strange thing were I can hurt myself, but not feel any pain.
An example is, a few years back I woke up with a limp, I thought it was nothing and continued on with my day, the next day it's still there so I decide to see a doctor about it, turns out I had broken my leg and hadn't realised, I still don't know what I done to break it and how the hell it never hurt.
I know exactly what you mean. There are two scars on my right hip I have no memory of getting whatsoever. You'd think something leaving two dirty great scars would hurt like a mother fucker, and that I'd remember it, right?
I have this problem to. I have 7 scars on my right arm alone that I have no idea how i got.
 

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Meditation.... Or porn, maybe both. Na I just try to ignore it, I find something to take my mind off the pain, be it games or work.
 

Biodeamon

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For both of those i usually shrug it off and send it to the back of my mind. Then i when i can`t take it anymore i unleash hell.
 

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I either deal with it and move on, do something to take my mind off of it, or inflict pain in another part of my body to take my mind off of it (pretty weird, but it works. Just like, pin-pricking a finger or something).

As far as emotional pain goes, I'm awful. I got dumped by the only woman I've ever truly loved two weeks ago and spent most of the time between now and then drinking and crying in the bathtub.
 

Vonnis

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I man the fuck up and concentrate on it. This will cause the pain to intensify which sounds counterproductive, but if you do it right it's like the pain comes in waves and you're riding those waves. The more I think about it the less sense it makes, but somehow this makes it easier to bear. If it doesn't work, there's always intoxication.
I also have a bit of a habit of hurting the part of my body that's hurting, but that's usually when I'm drunk. The idea behind it is that something is hurting because my body isn't producing enough endorphins, and this is happening because the pain isn't intense enough. So, to feel less pain, I need more endorphins, which requires me to cause myself more pain. It's exactly as retarded as it sounds, but as I mentioned this idea is usually inspired by alcohol, which numbs pain anyway so it's all good, right until I sober up and realise I'm about to spend a week on holiday in a very hilly area whilst barely being able to walk.
 

Amberella

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cope*

And it depends on what is causing the emotional pain. But I normally hide my emotional pain anyway even though my fiancé knows me well enough where he can tell if something is wrong with me. We'll usually talk it out, or in other words he'll pry it out of me. xD

I've never really experienced physical pain as much as I have with emotional pain. I'm a tomboy though and I have many scars on my legs from climbing trees and falling out of them...etc. xD I never broken a bone before though so I can't say that much on the subject.