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pain scale

AnonymousUserAAnonymousUser Posts: 49,671
edited 06/11/2012 - 8:29 AM in Chronic Pain
is yall pain scale different from mine? when you say "i'm at a 7 today is that with or without meds? i would say " with 125 mg. of fentanyl, 400 mg. of lyrica, 12,000 g. of B-12, 20 mg. of lortab, 1/2 oz. of lidicaine ointment, " if i am at a 7, then it would be wonderful. what say you? or is it a 7 without meds. what are most thinking?


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  • dilaurodilauro ConnecticutPosts: 9,848
    Many times when that question is asked by a medical professional they will also want to know what medications you are on. A pain level of 5 without any medications is different that a pain level of 5 with the medications
    And for others, like myself we are on pain medications almost for ever, so our baseline is somewhat different from others.
    Pain is very subjective. So what is one person's 7 may be other ones 2. There are so many variables, a person's pain tolerance is just one
    Here are just some of the MANY reasons why I do not like the conventional pain scale.
    But for now, that is just one sort of measuring device that is being used.
    Ron DiLauro Spine-Health System Administrator
    I am not a medical professional. I comment on personal experiences
    You can email me at: rdilauro@veritashealth.com
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