Meredith (fleckerbug) wrote in thequestionclub,

couple of pain questions

-- I just had one of the the weirdest pain sensations I've ever had. It started in the middle of my left collarbone, traveled up the front left of my neck/inside my throat to my chin, went from my chin to the curve of my jaw below my ear, to my inner ear, traveling out my ear canal to my outer ear, where it dissipated and stopped. It was extremely painful, sharp and shooting... I almost screamed or cried, but it only lasted a few seconds, with the whole area feeling sore in between. It happened about six times, over less than 30 seconds. It's stopped, but the whole area is just sore. I don't think I could have handled the pain if it hadn't been intermittent or hadn't stopped. I have TMJ disorder and fibromyalgia and am prone to migraine headaches, so I'm no stranger to nerve pain, but if was just so unusual for me. Has this happened to anyone else? Any idea what it was (other than just random nerve pain)?

-- If you have chronic pain, how do you deal with it in the morning? I'm trying to work out a routine, but I wake up in so much pain that I don't want to get up, so I end up staying in bed, which just causes me more pain. Taking my meds and then laying in bed a while until they kick in helps, but I'm rarely in the head space to do that and also I can't take them some mornings when I need to be completely clear for work. And when I have to be up by a certain time I worry I'll oversleep because they make me drowsy (have before).

dk/dc-- If you had to switch bodies with someone for a period of time, what do you think physically would be the most difficult/weirdest thing to get used to?
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