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Frequent exposure to pain really means that you are frequently exposing body parts to injury that, over time, will become permanently injured... and permanently painful.
That's what's happened to me. Over the past 45 years, I've suffered injuries to my left ankle and thigh. I've had at least 4 sprains of my left ankle because, after the first 1 or 2, that ankle became weaker and thus more susceptible to future injury. Now, I am in a dull but constant pain in my left ankle - every waking moment of every day. Sometimes, so much so, it has impacted my ability to get to sleep but, fortunately, that's rare.10
Yes. But you shouldn't inflict yourself with pain to increase your pain tolerance.
I had gallbladder attacks for 2 years frequently multiple times a week anywhere from half an hour to over 48 hrs of pain non stop. The pain is about 6 when it's mild and 9 when its severe. But I was working through the pain and still doing things. Got to the point where I was immune to tramadol and had to take 6 (do not recommend) to take just the edge of the pain off.
So yeah don't inflict pain on yourself ☺️23
Depending on the type of pain and where it’s inflicted.
I have high pain tolerance for most wounds, 1st & 2nd degree burns, cramps, stomach pain, chest pain, lower back pain, bruising and pelvic pain due to living with chronic illnesses aswell as being an ex-self harmer. I do NOT have any tolerance for broken bones, fractures, dislocations and migraines, no matter how many times I’ve experienced them over the years.10
What Girls & Guys Said
In theory. Sure. Much like the strength training one could probably pain train. Eventually getting used to lower levels of pain. In the grief community this is a concept often talked about. Especially in the child loss community of which I am a part of. We often will say the pain doesn’t lessen but rather we grow used to it. Its always there though.0
Some types of pain. Definitely. I don't think it works to the same degree with all pain. I think it very much depends on the type. Some pain you wouldn't ever gain any appreciable tolerance for. It very much depends.10
i have like, too much pain tolerance, depending on what it is. i used to be burned and whipped with belts and stuff, so slapping me or giving me a nosebleed or a bruise or burning me is just like *shrug*10
You might get used to a pain. But I've had sprains that have almost brought me to me knees I've also had broken feet that I worked 8 hrs. on with only a little discomfort.
One thing I've learned after 40+ years. There's no honor and glory in tolerating pain. DON'T BE A HERO!0
Yes, it's a lust in me like sex, that's how you achieve things, and the passion drives the punishing even more. It's a vicious cycle, somewhat like defloration.0
Definitely. I don't make a big deal out of it when I get injured ever so slightly.0
It depends. I think it can , but the mind gets worn down over time.0
I think thats gonna depend on the type of pain and where it’s inflicted on10
Yes, I think girls should be able to with stand pain, that's why some girls I am with can stand some great BDSM.0
The doctors say I have a very high tolerance for pain. So I guess it works.0
Exposure to repeated pain can f up your whole neurological system. Don't even try.0
Exponential determination Willa decrease your chances of having to take it.0
It can, but you shouldn't experiment with it0
That’s exactly what exercise does0
It might but that's just stupid0
Worked for me0
Sometimes. It can. In my experience it totally depends on what kind of pain though. Like I've gotten 3 tattoos now, and this last one was super tolerable compared to the first. I've used tape on my chest maybe a dozen times, and removing it now is super easy when it used to be super painful.
But I've also stubbed my toes and fingers, bit my cheeks and tongue, and ripped hangnails off many times, and all those still hurt just as much every single time they happen. So... these are just mild ones, but I would expect the same inconsistency for more serious types of pain as well. It's probably very complicated or something, I don't know