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confused Okie
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   Posted 7/16/2009 5:53 PM (GMT -7)   
Does anyone here use the Mankoski pain scale?  I like it better than any other scale and it is legal to share it as long as it has the copywright info with it, would it be ok to copy it to a post? I don't want to do something I shouldn't so thats why i'm asking. I was grateful when it was shared with me.
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Gretchen1
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   Posted 7/16/2009 8:51 PM (GMT -7)   
Here is a link.  Posting a link is the best way to share.  Then HW doesn't get in trouble.  Thanks for mentioning this.  I had never heard of this.  It is good!!
 
http://www.wemsi.org/painscale.html
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Chutz
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   Posted 7/16/2009 9:21 PM (GMT -7)   
That one is so very easy to use and makes sense, at least to me. Thanks so much confused Okie for the topic and to Gretchen for finding the link. Good stuff!

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WhiteChocChip
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   Posted 7/17/2009 3:32 PM (GMT -7)   
That's the best pain scale I've seen. It really makes it clear what's what level of pain.

SleepyBug
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   Posted 7/17/2009 3:35 PM (GMT -7)   
This really is a great pain scale-so much better then the one with the faces at the Dr.'s office!

I was kind of sad to see that I live at a 5/6 on most days...ugh. But! I am very thankful that I've never experienced 10!
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Stari
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   Posted 7/17/2009 4:28 PM (GMT -7)   
Thank you for the pain chart. I am going to start keeping a daily journal of my life with fibro and this would be a good daily chart to describe the pain I am having.

Thank you
 


confused Okie
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   Posted 7/17/2009 10:07 PM (GMT -7)   
Your welcome, I felt the same way when it was gave to me. If someone can tell me how to post a link I can link a great Pain diary that also keeps track of what meds and anything you did or ate. I just don't know how to do it. I pretty much stay at a 5 or 6, but I have been to 8 and that was no fun. I like this one because it actually has explantions by the numbers. The pain diary is good too. I got it from the very nice folks in the SSA forum for AS. I am dangling with that dx too. It's good to meet you all, I will try to come often, I can't desert my AS friends and I work and have a house , hubby and 3 yr old grandbaby I keep. These forums help keep wht sanity I do have.
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Carnissa
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   Posted 7/19/2009 2:37 PM (GMT -7)   
that is definitely the best i have seen.....

okie just copy the link then paste into the text box
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confused Okie
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   Posted 7/20/2009 12:05 AM (GMT -7)   
http://www.painfoundation.org/page.asp?file=Publications/Target.htm


This is the diary for pain that I found.
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Littleneck
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   Posted 7/20/2009 12:32 AM (GMT -7)   
It is a great idea to start a pain journal. I made one to prepare for my first rheumatologist appointment, and I could see how my energy ebbed and flowed. I also like to mark great days and especially bad days to spot any patterns or weird pain I haven't yet had. I am continually surprised at the levels of pain that a human body can adapt to living with.

Hara
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   Posted 7/20/2009 1:49 AM (GMT -7)   
I did a little pain journal for my Rheumy also. I got told by her nurse that I should see my GP doc. I told her that the Rheumy wanted to know to and to please give it to her.
 
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LLPLUV
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   Posted 7/20/2009 10:36 AM (GMT -7)   
Thank you confused okie I needed a pain journal for my next appointment.

I'm on the way to look at the pain score..

Laurie
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LLPLUV
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   Posted 7/20/2009 10:37 AM (GMT -7)   
Ok that sucks I'm a 7 - 8 on this scale at a few times a 6.  Most the time a 7.  This pain scale makes more sense to me than some of the others.
 
Laurie
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39 yr young female with,
Chronic Kidney Stones, PKD (Polycystic Kidney Disease), Chronic Kidney Failure, Severe Hypertension, Urological RSD

Also CHF (Congestive Heart Failure) and Sleep Apnea

Hopefully NO MORE........ I think I have it all


boo32
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   Posted 7/20/2009 12:05 PM (GMT -7)   
hey,
that's great just printed if off and going to take it to my doc,
thanks, boo
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Littlesrebel
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   Posted 7/20/2009 10:15 PM (GMT -7)   

I use the pain scale 1-10 at the hospital. I'm a 10 sometimes then goes down to 6 and I can be released.

I feel tired all day long. Sometimes during the day the light bother's me and I'm fatigued. I feel like I ran a marathon sometimes. Light sensitive. Migranes too like if I got hit in my brain. May sound weird. I'm new here. Have not been in a forum in ages.

I can fall asleep just sitting too long. Sitting too long then my legs lock up. My legs start hurting so bad like arthritis. I have to take a walk or stretch.

Hate the numbness and tingling on my limbs. It's rather annoying. Esp. at night. Restless legs.

Getting swollen and not being able to wear my rings. Sometimes hurting so bad that I can't wear high heels.

Sometimes I have to use my cane. Had a bad flare up recently. Unexplainable pain. I must have appeared loony toon, b/c I was crying from the pain. Had to go to ER 3x's. I was put in a wheelchair. Couldn't walk, move my arms much, be touched. Tenderness. I collapsed at the house.

Just glad it's undercontrol now. I think of other stuff when I get the pain. Like eatting or thinking someone has it worse than me. Somedays just no appettie. Mostly I want to eat junk or sweets. I not supposed to.

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