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Wookie Luvvah
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   Posted 1/18/2009 3:41 AM (GMT -7)   
I found a pain scale for chronic pain and thought others here may appreciate this information as well.

I don't know about you - but I have a lot of problems with those standard pain scales.

(you need to scroll down a little bit to see the scale)

http://pain.medshelf.org/Coping_Tips

Sherrine
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   Posted 1/18/2009 12:56 PM (GMT -7)   
This is good.  If you scroll down even further, there is a visual pain scale.  In Tampa General Hospital, they have a visual pain scale in every room and it really does help when a doctor asks how your pain is.  Thanks for sharing.
 
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donnaeil
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   Posted 1/18/2009 12:58 PM (GMT -7)   
Thank you Wookie. I like this scale also.

Donnaeil

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   Posted 1/18/2009 1:06 PM (GMT -7)   
Thanks!
 
I saved it to my favorites so I can print off later.  Much better than the other pain scales I have seen!
 
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WyldOrchid5150
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   Posted 1/18/2009 1:22 PM (GMT -7)   
Remember, there is hope, you don't have to suffer.    This was the last line,are they kidding? I have suffered for 2 yrs.I know its childish,but this just makes me mad as he**.(can you tell I'm having a high pain week?) skull
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telula68
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   Posted 1/18/2009 4:57 PM (GMT -7)   
I once told a doctor where my number on the pain scale was and he told me..."It can't be...because you are not screaming in pain"

Then why ask me?

Marlee2
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   Posted 1/19/2009 9:00 AM (GMT -7)   
Thanks for sharing Wookie. Maybe I have more pain than I thought I did according to that.
 
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Wookie Luvvah
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   Posted 1/19/2009 10:00 AM (GMT -7)   
I glad that you've found it helpful. I've always had a tough time with this. I look at the scales with the faces on it and know that the first face should equal a scraped knee and the last face should equal me going through childbirth with no meds. But - my face looks like the last face - even though I know I could be in more pain.

This scale has helped me a lot and reminded me that I was able to maintain between the 1-3 on this scale for such a long time. I can't wait until I am doing it again.
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