Biggest pain you've ever felt?

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I went most of my labor without an epidural.

Not because I wanted to, mind. But Fuck ever doing it again.

I'm in the U.S. Military and I was put through Auxiliary Security Force training. At the end of the training, we had to run a course while under the effects of OC spray. OC Spray is military-grade pepper spray. They sprayed it across my face from about 5 feet away, made me lift my head and open my eyes in order to let the OC into my eyes. To put the sensation into perspective, it felt like someone emptied a pot of boiling water onto my face and then squeezed a jalapeno into my eyes. That shit sucked.

A bit of a toss up between when I near cut my own finger off with a pruning shear (which was also my first ever visit too A+E! Yay!) and when I stepped on a ceramic rabbit with pointy ears that went good and proper into my foot.

rhizhim:

Sean Hollyman:
So what's the worst, most excrutiating, painful pain you've ever felt?

I had an ingrown toenail once, mega ouch :(

this one:


i was a kid and the dog was seemingly young. but i am not afraid of dogs, i am just a bit more carefull around them since.

and this for the lulz

you sir, have made my day. thats the funniest thing i have seen in a long, long time.

ot: i guess when i banged with my head against a corner of a table. i was a little kid back then so i dont remember the pain itself, but the fact that i remember something when i was friggin 2 must mean something o.O
i had to go to hospital, got the wound closed, my father has fainted, and everytime someone wants to do something stupid, i point at the wound and ask to think twice.

oooh tough call.
I've had one shoulder reconstruction and 2 knee recons, but that's not the worst bit. After my second knee op things weren't going so well. Turns out the big hole in the cartilage which was giving me the uncomfortable bone on bone arthritis action was caused by the bottom end of the femur losing blood supply and crumbling away a bit. Avascular Necrosis it's called. Still not the worst bit. The treatment for this is a type of drug called a bisphosphonate. If you google the side effects of using this drug (which was quite successful in repairing the damaged bone) you will read this line: A number of cases of severe bone, joint, or musculoskeletal pain have been reported. Yeah, that's the worst bit right there: severe bone pain. Fuck me. Imagine every bone in your body feeling like it's on fire, and there is nothing you can do. It lasted maybe a day and a half. I couldn't sleep, sit down, stand up, didn't know what to do. I pretty much walked around the house in circles crying for 36 hours.
And then there was the time I set myself on fire when I was 17. 3rd degree burns to about 10% of my body, from my left calf, up the leg, onto my stomach. Once the adrenalin wore off that hurt lots. I was in a fairly remote area so it took maybe 30 minutes to get an ambulance. I remember arriving at the hospital accident and emergency department and having a nurse peel off layers of burnt black skin. In intensive care for a few days, hospital for about 4 weeks, two skingrafts, looks almost good as new. It's always hard to remember exactly how much things hurt at that level. I do remember being totally off my chops on morphine though. Morphine is awesome stuff.

After a surgery, suffice to say I was high on painkillers for 2-3 weeks because I couldn't even function otherwise. That bit really did a lot to wreck up my life's plans at that moment.

It. Sucked.

The most painful of which being an actual dislocation where the knee did not settle back in place. Had to get someone to call an ambulance for it to get set. Of course they had to put me on a stretcher and take x-rays and all that time consuming stuff first. Which is necessary but doesn't make the pain go away any faster.

I'm extremely grateful that this has only ever happened once out of the 50 or so minor knee dislocations I've had. The minor one are painful and keep me down for about 3-6 days. That one was on a completely different scale.

My worst pain, although somewhat less painful that most other people's, was my first insulin injection I ever had.
I would have been 8 at the time, and if you can imagine something for me, it would help:
Imagine having some painful icy-cold mix being injected into your arm and, for about 5 seconds, making its way into your bloodstream. It was like having liquid nitrogen being jammed into my arm. As an 8-year-old, that stuck in my memory.

Thinking about it, Ive never broken i bone in my life (yep, i just jinxed it)my biggest pain though was when i was playing with my dad when i was 11, and we were charging at each other with those big exercise balls, and when i was about to go back inside he says "one more".
turns out that one more sent my soaring across my backyard and i landed no my shoulder, almost dislocating it (i think)
turns out i was lucky, if i had landed a feet further my the back of my head would had hit a row of bricks.

most painfull thing was when they tried to turn my leg back the normal way when i shattered my front legbone 3 times and the back one twice. oh yes. and when it was fixed, the removeal of the blood drain. that HURTS LIKE HELL twice over.

Long story short, attacked by a dog when I was very young (5 or less years old). Almost 21 now, still have scars under my chin, near my nose and on my lip.
Though I don't really remember the pain, hell I only remember what I was doing before the attack and a couple images of it during the attack... My parents told me a couple stories about me handling the pain ridiculously well though. :P

Hasn't affected my view of dogs, either. They're still easily my favourite animal. :D

Other than that, when I was a kid I used to get colic, something which usually only occurs in babies or horses. Can't be bothered explaining exactly what it is (feel free to look up the details yourself) - suffice to say, it lead me to be completely incapacitated for hours and hours on end when it struck, several times a year.
Couldn't do anything but lie in bed and writhe in pain while it was happening - basically felt like someone started grabbing my intestines very hard, and begin to pull and stretch them whichever way they felt like.
Very glad that it's something you grow out of. >_> Think I last got it when I was around 12 or 13...

The pain of being alive.

Broken nose - hurt so much I passed out from the initial impact, wake up in hospital to find out I have to have multiple injections in my nose and part of my face. Then they decided to do surgery because it was too risky to leave the bone fragments behind my nose , it fucking hurt so bad when I woke up.

Fractured skull - Work related accident, I was walking under a shelf at work and I had one of these metal taps (faucet if you are American ) crack me on the head.
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According to my collueges I was staggering around concussed for about 10 minutes before they could get me into a car and down to A+E. It hurt more afterwards really like a day or two later when I had recovered.

I still have a soft spot on top of my head where it hit me to this day.

Fell off a pushbike at about 40km/h down a hill and kept came to a nice, gentle stop by using most of my skin as a brake pad.

I've had my arm cut open so wide that it couldn't be stitched and been stabbed with scissors in the past, but nothing hurts as much for as long as road rash.

ooooo.... I swear i've told this story on here many a time before, you know, the one involving the bike, the 2 meter wall, the sandbank, the boat, and me almost drowning...

Ok ok, so i was riding my bike a few years ago down at where my family goes camping near a river along with several other people. Now, to get down to the water, you have to walk down these steps as there is a 2 meter drop from the level the tents/caravans are on, and where the sand/water is.

Now, this is where everyone ties up their boats aswell, because its easy to access and close by. Now back to me on the bike:

So i was riding, and i became aware that i was riding closer to the 2 meter drop than i should have been. SO, i go to make a few turns to get away from the wall.... then suddenly i go over the edge of it... How? Because i had my handlebars backwards and i couldn't turn right because all the cords were tied up; i never noticed because i only turned left on the bike track.

So off the wall i go, Crash into the head of a boat whilst in mid-air. Fall down into the sand where its shallow enough to feel all the impact of my fall, but deep enough that i was drowning under the water. And to make it worse, the bike landed ON me, with the Brake bar going STRAIGHT into my skull!

And that was the most painful experience of my life, and i never rode a bike again. (Not kidding)

Heh... well I was on fire once (ca 12 years ago) - proper flaming but not really full body. Seriously burnt ca 15% of skin on my body (if I remember my medical records correctly).

As far as pain... you get a couple of minutes of adrenaline filled "this doesn't hurts at all" after you are done extinguishing yourself. That is the time when you will still be thinking more or less clearly and not screaming - good idea to use it to to call on some one who will dial 911 (or what ever local equivalent is) and help you take off any tight fitting clothes, jewellery and watches you want to keep unclipped.

After that - when you more or less calm down you get to feel the burn (quite literally).

It's a tie between the month of migraines leading up to my surgery, or getting staples removed from my scalp without any painkillers.
Not sure...

Hallvard Dovakiin:
I've had ingrown toe nails twice, both ended up with horrible disgusting infections, so i had some light surgery done with local euthanasia. Local euthanasia is a bitch to get. Imagine someone sticks a needle in your big toe, it stings a bit but it's not excruciating beyond human understanding. Then the needle expands about one inch on both sides and it feels like your big toes going to explode.

They had to KILL your toe? Alright, you win.

In 4th grade, (about 10 years old) I was leaning up against a large, dense fire door talking to some people, when someone slammed the door, ripping off the top of my left ring finger to the point where I could see my finger bone. Shit hurt. When it finally "healed" the finger was a good half-inch shorter than the right one, and the nail is twice as long and hooks over the top of the finger, so now it looks like some sort of claw weapon. The part of that finger that is supposed to be the fingertip is still very soft and vulnerable feeling 8 years later.

Broke my hip once, not sure about the medical terms but I snapped a bone in half and had to walk 200M to the car park before I could get help. The most painful part is that I was 15 when is happen so it made me feel like a 90 year old.

BringBackBuck:
A number of cases of severe bone, joint, or musculoskeletal pain have been reported. Yeah, that's the worst bit right there: severe bone pain. Fuck me. Imagine every bone in your body feeling like it's on fire, and there is nothing you can do. It lasted maybe a day and a half. I couldn't sleep, sit down, stand up, didn't know what to do. I pretty much walked around the house in circles crying for 36 hours.

Ouch! I feel you bro. Like I said in my previous post I had that pain too but only on my shoulder. But the whole body? It must have been horrible...

Daystar Clarion:
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Now, for the worst pain I've ever felt.

Appendicitis. The night before I went into hospital was the longest, most agonising night of my life, like someone was twisting my guts around their fist.

I can understand why people get addicted to morphine.

That shit is awesome and takes effect almost instantly.

This, it's the most pain I have ever been in in my life. Never before have i ever been grateful to black out for a few moments.

Probably the worst injury I've ever had was taking a machete to the face. I practice with throwing knives, and I was practicing with a machete. It hit the target wrong, bounced back, and I got the tip of the blade to my jaw. Stupid mistake? Yes. Anyway, it didn't really hurt. At first all I felt was just shock that it happened, then my jaw felt numb. After that I started feeling a stinging sensation, went to the bathroom to get a band aid, iodine, bacitracin, what have you, and saw that I had cut about a 7/8 inch long slice into my jaw. I sat there nursing it with a towel for a good 3 hours getting the blood to stop pouring out of my face. What was neat, was that once it wasn't oozing blood, I could open the cut slightly, and see my gums. I ended up dousing it with iodine and hydrogen peroxide for a bit, cleaning it off, putting bacitracin zinc on it, and then sealed the cut with super glue. Worked really well actually, it's been a good three years since it happened, I never got an infection, and you can barely see the scar. I had some reservations about how I handled it until I found out later that my uncle, who was a butcher, nearly cut off his finger while cutting up a cow. He used superglue to seal the wound as well.

So just let me tell you this, always keep super glue handy. For lacerations, it works extremely well. Just make sure you can pull the skin together so it only connects the dermal tissue, it's not really something you want to get in the subdermal tissue.

Collapsed lungs are not fun, I always though they would leave you breathless but no, just very very painful.

Getting trapped in a gas chamber with 50% teargas in it. Normally you use 2% so someone messed up.

Think of it like someone grilling you over open fire. And when you breath you cough until you puke, endlessly. And your eyes and nose hurts, of course.

Well, being electrocuted felt like being punched by a fucking gorilla all over, only for about 1 second though.

Vern:
Probably the worst injury I've ever had was taking a machete to the face. I practice with throwing knives, and I was practicing with a machete. It hit the target wrong, bounced back, and I got the tip of the blade to my jaw. Stupid mistake? Yes. Anyway, it didn't really hurt. At first all I felt was just shock that it happened, then my jaw felt numb. After that I started feeling a stinging sensation, went to the bathroom to get a band aid, iodine, bacitracin, what have you, and saw that I had cut about a 7/8 inch long slice into my jaw. I sat there nursing it with a towel for a good 3 hours getting the blood to stop pouring out of my face. What was neat, was that once it wasn't oozing blood, I could open the cut slightly, and see my gums. I ended up dousing it with iodine and hydrogen peroxide for a bit, cleaning it off, putting bacitracin zinc on it, and then sealed the cut with super glue. Worked really well actually, it's been a good three years since it happened, I never got an infection, and you can barely see the scar. I had some reservations about how I handled it until I found out later that my uncle, who has a butcher, nearly cut off his finger while cutting up a cow. He used superglue to seal the wound as well.

So just let me tell you this, always keep super glue handy. For lacerations, it works extremely well. Just make sure you can pull the skin together so it only connects the dermal tissue, it's not really something you want to get in the subdermal tissue.

Ew.... Thanks for the advice and the rather disturbing story XD

When I was in wood shop, I told the guy to stop using the wood splitter so I could shove some of the split wood over to the opposite side of the room. He was talking to another person and as I stood up, he shoves a piece of wood into it without thinking. It heads straight for my balls just as I'm standing up. I take one step back, two steps to the left and just fall. I don't call unconcious, and I don't feel any pain for a day, but the worst part is when I started to get feeling in them...for the next week it was agonizing, yet, I still went to wood shop the next day.

Physically, the worst pain I've ever felt was after a motorcycle accident - broken left collar bone and fractured right hand. Couldn't do anything for the best part of a week.

Xifel:
Getting trapped in a gas chamber with 50% teargas in it. Normally you use 2% so someone messed up.

Think of it like someone grilling you over open fire. And when you breath you cough until you puke, endlessly. And your eyes and nose hurts, of course.

Okay, this interests me, how did this happen?

for me was only 2 weeks ago, fell onto some volcanic rock while overseas and completely shredded my thumb and had a half sleeve tattoo of deep cuts and grazes.

luckily one of the people we were on holidays with is a doctor.

Didn't hurt all that bad either until he had to clean it with alcohol wipes....

Sorry to be a complete woman with my first but... child birth. Not just natural birth though, being fucking induced. That was the worst pain in my life.

Injury wise it would have to be when my ex got me with a knife on my left arm (scarred nicely now) I just remember a burning sensation and feeling like my arm was about to drop off.

Left leg infection that went untreated for several days due to circumstances. By the time I made it to the hospital, I had a high fever and got sent to ER. After examination, they told me that if I'd waited roughly another six hours, they would have had to amputate due to necrotic tissue. When they finally cut it open, almost a liter and a half of puss came out (not an exaggeration. The cup had measuring lines on it). Even with two shots of painkillers, it hurt like hell. Couldn't walk right for two months after.

I also got hit by a car as a child and that shattered my skull, but the accident als gave me retrograde amnesia, so I don't remember the pain or much of anything before that point, so I don't know if that counts. Technically, I must have felt the pain as evidenced by the photos taken at the scene. On the other hand, I have no idea what it felt like, fortunately.

Had a 10cm deep, 15cm long cut into my ass crack to remove an ingrown hair...

Then the damn thing didn't heal... which meant many mornings for an entire year going to see a nurse, them prodding and probing inside the wound and dabbing it with silver nitrate to burn back the flesh to encourage it to start healing again...

Fun times.

I had it several times whenever nerves of my leg get stretched or maybe I don't know exactly what happens but it hurts like hell!

Sciatica and Pelvic girdle/SPD all in one.

I wouldn't mind but it lasted for 6 goddamn months of 24/7 pain that required crutches and physio.

It finally ended with pushing a 6lb human out.

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