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    Observations on Pain (Sharp pain.)

    I hit my ankle on a table today and noticed something with sharp pain. Initially you feel the hit. It hurts. It's a sharp pain. Then (for me at least) the pain subsides for a fraction of a second, then you feel it again. While I was thinking "Dang this is going to hurt a bit." it didn't hurt yet. (Well, I had felt the initial hit, but not the pain after that.) It was only after I had finished that thought did I feel the second part of the pain.

    Has anyone else noticed this? Am I going crazy? I wonder if it's something to do with the initial pain you feel being pressure based pain whereas the second pain I feel is the pain of my body reacting to damage. (It takes fractions of a second for the molecules to get there that stimulate pain... I would assume...) Any biochemist out there that can confirm my suspicions?

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    Reminds of the joke about the auction:

    Auctioneer "What do I hear?"

    Jackass "How do I know what you hear?"


    What I do know about pain is you forget it's intensity pretty quickly compared to the memory of pleasure.

    But I also know a repeated pain can be overcome more easily as time goes by...


    At least that's my experience.


    My son raised an interesting question (at least to me) the other day. He asked if I ever felt pain in a dream. I have memories of a lot of things in dreams but never pain. Pain wakes me up.
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    If I gotta look up words, it's not worth my time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ahsposo View Post
    My son raised an interesting question (at least to me) the other day. He asked if I ever felt pain in a dream. I have memories of a lot of things in dreams but never pain. Pain wakes me up.
    When I was younger I remember having many lucid dreams. I'd often run around my "dream world" knowing full well that it was a dream. I'd fly, call up friends to hang out with, and places to go. It was fun! However, to bring a point to this tangent. I distinctly remember getting shot a few times in my dreams. I never felt pain those times. But I ALSO distinctly remember being in a lucid dream, something happening, and feeling pain. Then I'd think to myself "I'm not supposed to feel pain in a dream!" For example, one of the dreams where I was flying around (like superman)I flew to the top of my house. When I landed, I felt the pain that you feel when you jump from too high of a place and your feet hurt when you land. I've had some weird dreams...

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