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sore or not

PostPosted: Thu Jul 19, 2007 4:38 pm
by Sandra
Why is it when pain is inflicted by another without warning it hurts less?

eg: If you watch the nurse giving you a jag, it hurts like hell....by not watching the needle, most are convinced that is hurts less :confused: why is this?

PostPosted: Thu Jul 19, 2007 6:05 pm
by pilvikki
odd, they rarely bother me at all. oh yeah, except for the battery acid they call demerol....

squeaky watched the nurse put a butterfly into her arm, then change tubes and she didn't say a peep, while her dear aunt needs to be thust up like a turkey and gagged for all the fuss she kicks up.

PostPosted: Thu Jul 19, 2007 7:15 pm
by meadow
it probably has to do with the rush of adrenaline and other body chemicals? i'm thinking that when you know it's gonna hurt all those endorphins and stuff are released into your system making you more sensitive.

nothing hurts worse than KNOWING you are going to hurt yourself. like when i fell down stairs. ooooh that hurt like a bitch!

Re: sore or not

PostPosted: Thu Jul 19, 2007 8:38 pm
by ohlia
Sandra wrote:Why is it when pain is inflicted by another without warning it hurts less?
eg: If you watch the nurse giving you a jag, it hurts like hell....by not watching the needle, most are convinced that is hurts less :confused: why is this?

I think it's all in the mind, and fear of the needle. Even the scent of the doctors office builds up fear, and the dentist office is a bigger fright. :argh:

PostPosted: Sun Jul 29, 2007 5:38 pm
by pilvikki
funny, i'm not at all aware of being concerned in either case. but then, i could be fooling myself?

Re: sore or not

PostPosted: Wed Aug 01, 2007 9:18 am
by Mads
Sandra wrote:Why is it when pain is inflicted by another without warning it hurts less?

eg: If you watch the nurse giving you a jag, it hurts like hell....by not watching the needle, most are convinced that is hurts less :confused: why is this?



I tried this today, Sandra. At the hospital I needed two different needles in my arms. I watched the first one, and it really hurt! The second one - I looked away and hardly felt anything. My left arm (the one that didn't hurt) is bruised to buggery and the right arm, which hurt like hell, is fine. :confused: