Originally Posted by brlfvr
F**cking kidney stones, period.
Had these. Dull pain for a while, then significant pain. Just when I decide I can't bear it anymore..."Plink, plink" and no more pain.
Broke my arm twice as a kid. Pain wasn't as bad as you'd expect. The body kind of numbs itself, I think. That eventually wore off during the 2 hour wait in the emergency room and the pain became pretty bad. Also, in those days they put you in an immovable cast over your elbow for 6 weeks during which time the elbow joint almost completely freezes up. The pain of rehabbing the elbow was way worse than the pain of breaking the arm.
During my divorce last fall (time of high anxiety and stress) I leaned over the console of my car and popped a rib. OMFG. I had a hard time breathing and could only sleep with Ambien. Took about 4 weeks before the pain went away completely.