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How painful is an ice cream headache on a scale of 0 to 10? There is no pain above 10 because you pass out.

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10: uncontrollably writhing in all-consuming agony

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Re: Pain Scales
« Reply #45 on: August 28, 2019, 11:33:48 AM »
I wish I could like that more than once.
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Re: Pain Scales
« Reply #46 on: August 29, 2019, 02:13:59 AM »
A pathologist's needle in a neuroma in the neck is 11/10.
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Re: Pain Scales
« Reply #47 on: August 29, 2019, 02:20:21 AM »
Your insistence that all other aspects of the pain are irrelevant to my rating of the pain is, therefore, unjustified and, in my opinion, offensive.

Lately, Latinist, one cannot help but notice, everything in your opinion is offensive.
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Re: Pain Scales
« Reply #48 on: September 13, 2019, 10:03:22 PM »
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Re: Pain Scales
« Reply #49 on: December 12, 2019, 07:39:29 PM »
Last Saturday I was put on a new medication. Took it at bedtime and it gave me a migraine in my sleep. The medicine kept me asleep but I could still feel the pain. That was horrible.
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« Reply #50 on: December 22, 2019, 02:49:30 AM »
I voted two, but I think I did that mostly because it is normally so short. If it was a chronic thing, it would be a lot more than that. I should have thought more before I voted.
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Re: Pain Scales
« Reply #51 on: January 20, 2020, 05:25:54 PM »

I doubt Galileo ever said that.
Why?

It just sounds to me like a made-up quote. Further, Galileo would not have been criticized by anybody for caving in to the Inquisition. Everybody knew how bad it was to fall into their clutches.
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Re: Pain Scales
« Reply #52 on: January 20, 2020, 06:32:19 PM »

I doubt Galileo ever said that.
Why?

It just sounds to me like a made-up quote. Further, Galileo would not have been criticized by anybody for caving in to the Inquisition. Everybody knew how bad it was to fall into their clutches.
LOL. There's always somebody.

Not for long. Criticizing somebody for caving in to agreeing with the inquisition would likely get you brought in by the inquisition for "questioning." Galileo did not change his opinions, but he probably didn't mutter "And yet it moves" as they led him away from the room where they showed him the instruments of torture. Just about anybody would recant of anything, and keep their mouth shut afterwards, if threatened with torture.
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Re: Pain Scales
« Reply #53 on: January 20, 2020, 07:19:53 PM »

I doubt Galileo ever said that.
Why?

It just sounds to me like a made-up quote. Further, Galileo would not have been criticized by anybody for caving in to the Inquisition. Everybody knew how bad it was to fall into their clutches.
LOL. There's always somebody.

Not for long. Criticizing somebody for caving in to agreeing with the inquisition would likely get you brought in by the inquisition for "questioning." Galileo did not change his opinions, but he probably didn't mutter "And yet it moves" as they led him away from the room where they showed him the instruments of torture. Just about anybody would recant of anything, and keep their mouth shut afterwards, if threatened with torture.

The quote eppur si muove is often misattributed to Galileo, but my understanding that it was actually uttered by Giordano Bruno.
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Re: Pain Scales
« Reply #54 on: January 21, 2020, 09:19:55 AM »

I doubt Galileo ever said that.
Why?

It just sounds to me like a made-up quote. Further, Galileo would not have been criticized by anybody for caving in to the Inquisition. Everybody knew how bad it was to fall into their clutches.
LOL. There's always somebody.

Not for long. Criticizing somebody for caving in to agreeing with the inquisition would likely get you brought in by the inquisition for "questioning." Galileo did not change his opinions, but he probably didn't mutter "And yet it moves" as they led him away from the room where they showed him the instruments of torture. Just about anybody would recant of anything, and keep their mouth shut afterwards, if threatened with torture.

The quote eppur si muove is often misattributed to Galileo, but my understanding that it was actually uttered by Giordano Bruno.

This I can believe, since he was burned alive by the Inquisition. (Though apparently his views on other areas of dogma were of more concern to the Church than were his views on astronomy. He seems to have rejected pretty much all of the Church's core doctrines.) It sounds like a case of a famous saying being transferred from a relatively unknown person to a person who is very widely known.
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Re: Pain Scales
« Reply #55 on: January 21, 2020, 09:43:10 AM »
A little research suggests that the phrase 'and yet it moves,' while not included in contemporary biographies, appears on a painting of Galileo from shortly after his death.  It seems at least to have been associated with him as early as the 1600's.  My guess is that it's apocryphal. I've never heard that Bruno said it, and I don't find any creditable sources for it.
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Re: Pain Scales
« Reply #56 on: January 21, 2020, 11:58:15 AM »
I think the pain scale goes up after an extended period of time.  Stress and exhaustion start to come into play making it worse.

 I'm dealing with upper back pain, probably a pinched nerve. Its been going on for more than 4 weeks. I would put it at a 5 when it started but now i'm up to 7, I'm fucking over it and its time to move on to stronger drugs. (I have been doing 800 ibuprofen and THC)

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Re: Pain Scales
« Reply #57 on: January 21, 2020, 02:58:31 PM »
I think the pain scale goes up after an extended period of time.  Stress and exhaustion start to come into play making it worse.

 I'm dealing with upper back pain, probably a pinched nerve. Its been going on for more than 4 weeks. I would put it at a 5 when it started but now i'm up to 7, I'm fucking over it and its time to move on to stronger drugs. (I have been doing 800 ibuprofen and THC)

Very sorry to hear about this. Back pain can be debilitating. I hope you manage to figure out the cause and fix it.
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Re: Pain Scales
« Reply #58 on: January 21, 2020, 07:32:51 PM »
A little research suggests that the phrase 'and yet it moves,' while not included in contemporary biographies, appears on a painting of Galileo from shortly after his death.  It seems at least to have been associated with him as early as the 1600's.  My guess is that it's apocryphal. I've never heard that Bruno said it, and I don't find any creditable sources for it.

I can't remember where I first heard that. It may have been in the book Galileo's Daughter by Dava Sobel, which I haven't read in many years. It may have been in some other book. So treat my claim as it deserves.  :P
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