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How do I describe this pain?

Nov 07, 2015 7:16 PM

I experience a pain and the only word I can think of to describe it is hollow. I have described my pain to my husband and said that it feels like a milder version of when you get out of a tall car or when you jump off of something high and it jars your bones up through your shins. I have this pain in my arms and in my legs. The only thing over the counter that makes it go away for a while is aspercreme with lidocaine, or 1000 mg acetaminophen and 800 mg ibuprofen, but i honestly don't know how safe it is to take that combination regularly. I am seeing my Doctor on Monday and would like to be able to describe this pain to him. Thank you.

Nov 08, 2015 6:35 AM

Does it ache deep within the bone? I'm trying to picture myself doing what u describe, and how it would feel. Is there any sharpness to it? Does it feel as though you might actually break something?

Nov 08, 2015 8:41 AM

Have u gone into the home page of catch my pain and filled out a pain diary? There are lots of pain descriptions listed there. Do none of them match? It's been so long since I jumped off anything, that the only thing I can remember is that it was always jarring. Good luck. Hugs and prayers.

Nov 08, 2015 9:58 AM

It is strange because it doesn't ache down to the bone because when i use a topical cream it goes away. None of the words in the pain diary really fit exactly what it feels like. It is kind of reminiscent of when I very lightly tap my funny bone and the pain goes into your forearm. It is not as severe as hitting your funny bone but it is constant. It is never very sharp pain. The only word that kind of suits the pain is aching. Thank you for trying to understand.

Nov 08, 2015 10:02 AM

I try. I have enough pain to get that sometimes it's hard to find the right words. Since it diminishes or goes away with a topical, it sounds like a peripheral nerve issue.

Nov 08, 2015 9:32 PM

I always have described my pain for the most part as the "poker stick from hell" literally is a burning pain that feels like fire ripping thru my legs with a poker stick jabbing over n over :(

Nov 08, 2015 9:35 PM

I have a "bone pain" that feels like my bone marrow is hot lava at times and others like someone is sticking a rod down the center of by bone. This is mostly in my shins but the otc meds and others you mentioned don't touch it.

Nov 08, 2015 10:24 PM

I think you described the pain just fine. It made me pull my legs up protectively!

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