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post #201 of 209
Endometriosis.. like transition labor, but with no breaks between contractions.

A bad day with inflammatory bowel disease.

My first pelvic exam.. she tried to do a bimanual exam, stopped when I screamed and cried. I think that is STILL the absolute worst pain I have ever felt.

Having an NJ tube put in with no sedation. I have a small nose and it took 45 minutes to get that sucker around the bend & down my throat. Thankfully, the radiologists were kind people.

Wry neck, when I mess it up so bad that I get an electrical shock in my neck if I turn my head wrong. Thankfully, it is much faster than labor.. but the pain is much worse.
post #202 of 209
ooh not painful, but terrifying.. a pulmonary embolism at 32 weeks pregnant. The inability to breathe is awful and panic inducing, but add that to concern about the health of your unborn baby due to the lack of oxygen you can get into your lungs... yuck. PLUS they weren't able to treat it properly because I was pregnant.
Oh man.. just remembering how scared I was and how totally terrible it felt not to be able to get air into my lungs... *shudder*
post #203 of 209
The pain of watching my child die was much worse than childbirth.
post #204 of 209
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Originally Posted by mrs_mandolini View Post
Endometriosis.. like transition labor, but with no breaks between contractions.
Thank you so much for saying this. I have endometriosis, and I have often thought that there was no way labor could be as bad as this pain. I am a birth junkie, and watch many many homebirth videos...and none of them are like I am when I get my monthly flow. When they hit transition, it looks like damn hard work, they sweat, they cry a little, they grunt and groan...I mean, it's obvious that it's no piece of cake, that's for sure!

But when I get my period, I scream and cry and dig my fists into my abdomen...roll around on the floor and thrash widely...and bang my forehead on the wall sometimes. There is just nothing else I can do to alleviate the pain--it is that terrible. It's horrible.

Many women without endo have told me that if I think my menstrual pain is bad, just wait til I have children. They just don't understand what endo is like.

So now I am even less afraid of childbirth than before...although I wasn't really afraid anyway, at least childbirth will be pain with a purpose. Endo is pain for no reason whatsoever...it's a very wrong kind of pain.
post #205 of 209
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The pain of watching my child die was much worse than childbirth.
: I can agree with that, sadly.

Falling off a running horse onto packed gravel at the side of a road and cracking a rib or three - excruciating. I cried for HOURS because I was in shock. And swore. Neither of which I did while birthing my daughters.
post #206 of 209
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The pain of watching my child die was much worse than childbirth.
post #207 of 209
In my experience with broken bones and dental work, I'd say nothing has hurt more than childbirth. However, with the latter, there is a point to it all. Somehow, that made it easier to deal with mentally and it comes to an end. Broken bones and dental pain last a lot longer.

However, I've taken care of a lot of patients with kidney stones who said it was way, way worse than childbirth.
post #208 of 209
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The pain of watching my child die was much worse than childbirth.
Oh, Cristeen, I"m so sorry. Peace and hugs to you.
post #209 of 209
ovarian torsion....
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