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?
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...