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What hurts worse than childbirth?

post #1 of 209
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Last night I had a migraine and it was HORRIBLE. I've forgotten how terrible they can be. I was thinking that it was definitely worse than giving birth.

Also, going to the dentist can be worse for me. I always have to get sub-gum cleaning and that HURTS. A lot.

Can anyone else think of any pains worse than their experience giving birth?
post #2 of 209
i guess it depend on how pleasant or *not* pleasant your birth was. i can honestly say that i have never been through anything as painful as child birth, and that includes my experiences with migraines, dental procedures, broken bones, and anything else i can think of. i'm know there are more painful things, but i've (mercifully) never had to go through them.
my birth probably wasn't typical, though, especially around here. i ended up with a fourth degree tear...i'm sure that had a lot to do with my negative experience.
post #3 of 209
Healing from childbirth
and
nursing through breast infections :
post #4 of 209
the pain in my shoulders after a laparoscopy. eeeeek! (doesn't help that I can't take narcotic pain relief)

Actually, I got e coli a couple months after my youngest was born (homebirth, no meds of any sort, screamed help the whole way through) and it was definitely worse.

I guess for ME a migraine is worse because there's no definite end in sight, nothing good at the end of it. all the suffering for nothing.
post #5 of 209
Nothing for me has hurt more than childbirth.
post #6 of 209
A toothache in my wisdom tooth hurt a lot more than giving birth.

Also, getting stitches for tearing hurt more than the birth process. I shudder just thinking about it.
post #7 of 209
Kidney stones.
post #8 of 209
Passing gallstones! I had a serious problem with gallstones (ended up having my gall bladder and bile duct removed because the bile duct was blocked with over 100 stones). We were uninsured at the time so I didn't see a doctor until I had bile backing up in my body.

Anyway....I always knew after going through that for months that I could easily handle a day or two of labor.

Sure enough, when I had DD three years ago it hurt a LOT less than passing the stones did.
post #9 of 209
the IV! dislocated knee.
post #10 of 209
Thread Starter 
Just thought of something else... peeing after giving birth. That was unholy.
post #11 of 209
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Originally Posted by rharr! View Post
Healing from childbirth
and
nursing through breast infections :

I AGREE!!!!

I also had to get a tube shoved up my nose when I was little for a medical procedure and frm what I remember that was ALOT worse...BUT it could have been just alot more trumatic!
post #12 of 209
Wisdom tooth extraction.

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Originally Posted by rharr! View Post
Healing from childbirth
especially after an episiotomy...ugh...horrible
post #13 of 209
Well, my SIL just had a horrible bout with a kidney stone...she said wayyyy worse than birth.
I smashed my finger when a canister full of 5 lbs of flour fell on it. That hurt worse than childbirth. (Always ice injuries like this! I would have saved myself a lot of pain!)
post #14 of 209
Gall bladder attacks....a partial root canal with no meds....getting hit head on by a suburban when you are each going 50 mph.
post #15 of 209
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Originally Posted by truemists View Post
Just thought of something else... peeing after giving birth. That was unholy.
:
Noooooooooo! I had buried that somewhere in my mind!
post #16 of 209
Being on fire.
Going through reconstrutive surgeries after being on fire.

*Not my experiences - a loved one's. But, as much as my second labor and delivery hurt (excruciating - thought my insides were being shredded), I know my pain wasn't the worst pain in the world.
post #17 of 209
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Can anyone else think of any pains worse than their experience giving birth?
No.

But passing a gallstone (this is what we think it was), migraines, and an abscessed tooth come the closest.
post #18 of 209
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Originally Posted by thismama View Post
Nothing for me has hurt more than childbirth.
Yup.
post #19 of 209
the spinal headache that results after an epidural....:
post #20 of 209
A bad earache, A bad toothache. I think it has a lot to do with the "no end in sight, suffering for nothing" theory. Because when you are in labor, it may hurt but, Your having a BABY!! You will get a sweet newborn at the end.

On the other hand, if you have an abcessed tooth that won't let up and pain medicine does not help, that just sucks. I'd take having a baby over that anyday.

I also agree that it does depend on your birth experiance as well.
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