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2013-10-15 1:54 PM
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IMHO it's all what you're used to and what you're willing to put up with.

I work in Emergency Medicine and am constantly amazed at how a little pain will mentally and physically immobilize so many people. I feel a lot of it is learned fear. The US consumes over 90% of the world's pain medicines and we have it pretty darn easy comparatively. What our parents and grand-parents, as well as most humans on earth, treated with contempt, we treat with narcotics. I am pleased to be able to count myself as one of a group of people (triathletes) who strive to understand and master pain as it is a part of life and nothing to be feared.

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2013-10-15 2:07 PM
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I feel ashamed. I took an NSAID this morning, used some biofreeze on my achilles, and took a myocalm two weeks ago.
2013-10-15 2:42 PM
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Interesting, but highly unscientific and no mention of how this relates to types of physical or mental pain endured in other sports or occupations.

That said, I suspect there is some truth to this. There is some conditioning to dealing with chronic or dull pain, i am sure.
2013-10-15 3:32 PM
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I feel ashamed. I took an NSAID this morning, used some biofreeze on my achilles, and took a myocalm two weeks ago.


You should not consider yourself a TRUE triathlete.....oh wait, wrong thread.
2013-10-15 3:48 PM
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Most times its not even pain, its just being uncomfortable. I think a LOT of people confuse the 2.


2013-10-15 4:06 PM
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Most times its not even pain, its just being uncomfortable. I think a LOT of people confuse the 2.
I agree 100%!
2013-10-15 4:16 PM
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Most times its not even pain, its just being uncomfortable. I think a LOT of people confuse the 2.


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I'M NOT CONFUSED!!! I NEED DILAUDID FOR MY BRUISED TOE!! I HAVE SPECIAL PAIN NEEDS
2013-10-15 5:12 PM
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Subject: RE: "It’s a very masochistic sport"

Originally posted by Rogillio
Originally posted by pga_mike I feel ashamed. I took an NSAID this morning, used some biofreeze on my achilles, and took a myocalm two weeks ago.
You should not consider yourself a TRUE triathlete.....oh wait, wrong thread.

 

I am a big fan of 303's in my bento box now but thats not really painkillers

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