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My Preferred Pain Scale as Someone With Fibromyalgia

If you have fibromyalgia, struggle with migraines or have some other chronic pain illness, I think you can develop a skewed view of pain.

Then when you go to the doctor because of some new or acute pain, and they ask “What’s your pain level on a scale of one to 10?” I wonder if the answer is the same as it would be from someone who is otherwise “healthy.” I think that it may not be.

I think when you deal with chronic pain what level of pain you consider tolerable—because there is no choice but to tolerate it—is much different than the person who is accustomed to living with a zero pain level.

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