Tuesday, August 16, 2011

King Of Pain

Each migraine sufferer can show just cause as to why they are the king (or queen) of pain. We, the migraine sufferers, know as much about pain as those with other pain illnesses. I am not bashing other illnesses.  There are too many illnesses that cause extreme pain. Pain can vary from person to person and from attack to attack.

So, how do we measure pain in a way that takes into account each sufferers pain threshold?

This is a universal pain assessment tool that we can use to measure our pain. The scale takes into account that each individual may feel pain differently. It is accepted that each person's pain may measure differently. So this scale is a way to allow each person to adequately identify the severity of their own pain. When your doctor asks you to rate your pain, use this scale from 0 to 10, where 0 is absolutely no pain, to 10 which is the worst pain possible.

No matter what, your pain is yours alone. Each of us are the king or queen of pain in our own life.