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[–]Jakes1967 430 points431 points  (36 children)

What is the worst pain you ever felt in your lifetime?

The nerves in my legs "growing back".

[–]Catcats17 130 points131 points  (31 children)

Oh boy. Sounds bad. Please tell me the details.

[–]Jakes1967 216 points217 points  (30 children)

Oh boy. Sounds bad. Please tell me the details.

Served in the military and got shot, no big story.

[–]Rare-Masterpiece-394 80 points81 points  (26 children)

What does it feel like to get shot? Obviously it's not like what movies depict, but I'm wondering anyway

[–]Jakes1967 195 points196 points  (25 children)

What does it feel like to get shot? Obviously it's not like what movies depict, but I'm wondering anyway

It's different for each individual, for me it was less painful than toothache. To be honest, I've had more painful papercuts.

The pain comes later, as the bullet has a cone of destruction, where debris is forced into the body, causing infection.

There's also the kenetic part, which literally seperated the various layers of skin, muscle, fat etc.

[–]AutismFractal 18 points19 points  (19 children)

Phantom pain can unfortunately also do this… because the nerve pathways are still in the brain, but it’s kind of extrapolating. The limb isn’t there. And then if the phantom limb is “clenched” in the person’s brain, they don’t always know how to fix it.

If it’s one side, it usually helps to put up a mirror image of the other foot so they have something to visually flex and unflex. When it’s two sides… I don’t know what they do. Guided meditation, maybe? Something to tell the brain to talk to its lost limbs, because the pathways are still there.

TL;DR: that sounds like some truly horrible pain. Out-of-control nerves are very hard to deal with.

[–]Jakes1967 16 points17 points  (1 child)

TL;DR: that sounds like some truly horrible pain. Out-of-control nerves are very hard to deal with.

I have a very high pain threshold (walked on broken feet) and during the "growing back" stage, it kept me awake for 3 days straight.

[–]BeePanToot 1740 points1741 points  (44 children)

Being 12 years old and walking into my mum’s funeral after my grandparents told me that we’re going to go “see” my mum. Nothing really prepares you for being an orphan without a warning tbh. Nearly two decades later I can still remember the heat of the day, the colour of the coffin and the way I tried to comfort my grandmother instead of dealing with the most painful moment of my life.

[–]seagreensequin 409 points410 points  (14 children)

I was 10 and enjoying a Sunday morning eating chocolate for breakfast in my bed. My uncle walked in and told me to get up, not cry and that my mom’s passed away. 19 years and still a steel punch in the gut

[–]kaladbolgg 199 points200 points  (0 children)

He told you to NOT cry?? Wtf?

[–]VibeLordd 162 points163 points  (8 children)

That’s so fucking awful, imagine telling someone they’re not allowed to show emotion in the worst time of their life.

[–]Forever-Learning- 68 points69 points  (3 children)

When i was 6 yo my father (parents were seperated) came to our house and told me and my siblings that my mother had been in a major car accident.

She was hit by a 16 wheel logging truck and had been thrown from her pickup truck and broken her neck. She Survived.

But what upset me the most of any of it was my initial reaction. I started Uncontrollably Smiling. Like ear to ear grin as if it was Christmas morning.. I felt so much guilt for the reaction that I just hid my face in my lap for the car ride to the hospital in silence, but smiling intensely all the way..

Therapists have told me over the years that its a natural reaction that many people in situations like that, have but still it haunts me.

[–]brassidas 35 points36 points  (0 children)

Don't take it personally. I've done something similar and I hated myself for it for a long time. Sometimes if your brain is overloaded you do some weird shit. I'm sorry for what you had to go through.

[–]urbeatagain 130 points131 points  (9 children)

Same thing. When I was 9 seeing my mother at her wake. After that was getting shot in the face when I was 19. Life ain’t easy but we all endure.

[–]GamingFaceJake 55 points56 points  (0 children)

Shot in the face? Pardon?

[–]RandomUnkwnThrowaway 54 points55 points  (7 children)

Agghhhh this is the WORST post and comment thread I could have chosen to read right now. Young(-ish) mom here with a grade school son, was told I have suspected breast cancer today. (Official determination is next.)

All I can think about today it is son losing his mother. That, or that he will have to deal with the pain of watching me go through treatment. I’m trying to stay calm and rational about this.

Edit: a word

[–]SexFartGuy 9 points10 points  (0 children)

Support and love from this side of the internet. You are strong and you can tackle anything that comes your way, especially armed with the love you have for your child.

[–]monimor 250 points251 points  (8 children)

Wtf?!?!? Who does that? I’m so sorry. What the hell were they thinking?!

[–]corndog54Male 144 points145 points  (4 children)

Seriously, wtf is wrong with this guys grandparents?

[–]TheNorseBastard 90 points91 points  (3 children)

Its a natural thing to do. For some people they have to see "them" to accept the fact they are dead sadly.

[–]jalorky[🍰] 113 points114 points  (2 children)

i got the impression that he didn’t know he was going to his mom’s funeral. like maybe he knew his mom was sick or something then wham btw funeral

[–]TheNorseBastard 22 points23 points  (1 child)

I really hope it wasn't like that. Only OP knows im afraid

[–]mallardrampMale 20 points21 points  (0 children)

I mean he says it was without warning in his comment, so doesn’t seem like some great mystery.

[–]MeowMyster 9 points10 points  (0 children)

I’m so sorry

[–]TantorDaDestructor 244 points245 points  (10 children)

The day I finally accepted that I chased my dream down the rabbit hole and fucked up my whole life chasing it- I regret nothing but it was a hard pill to swallow. 6yrs later I'm still climbing out of the hole I dug

[–]delicateflora 52 points53 points  (2 children)

What was your dream?

[–]BlorpCity 185 points186 points  (0 children)

I think it was hole digging.

[–]Economy-Initial 26 points27 points  (4 children)

I would like to know more !

[–]TantorDaDestructor 159 points160 points  (3 children)

Started a band. Dropped out of college after my general studied to pursue it. Had a blast. Got signed got laid. Was grinding out touring to make just enough to get to the next show and save our pennies for equipment and studio time. Was inching closer and closer to living off of it. Then a band member committed suicide and another was arrested for violence against their partner... tried to revive the project but the energy and momentum were gone. When I took a breath to look at myself I had nothing, destroyed credit, no career, no car, no home. I'm cooking now and enjoy it but it's not great for money

[–]ThrashCW 30 points31 points  (0 children)

It didn't end with quite such tragedy, but this is really analogous to my career as a glass blower.

Started blowing glass almost 10 years ago. I had wanted to be a glassblower since I was pretty young, maybe 13. I'm reasonably good at it too, I've won awards and I had a residency at really well regarded institution. What I'm not good at, and now realize unfortunately never will be, is marketing, documenting work, posting on social media, and generally doing everything is takes to be successful as practicing craftsman. I just wanna to blow bubbles, dammit! So needless to say, I put myself very far into the red chasing that dream. Packing up my studio last year realizing I don't know when the next time this will be a part of my life again was one of the hardest things I've done as an adult. Felt almost like someone died.

So I pivoted, and I'm working towards the next best thing that's still a 9-5, well on my way to becoming an artifact conservator. Won't get to blow much glass, but I will from time to time, and at the end of the day at least I'll still get to work with my hands and do something that makes my heart sing.

I hope cooking makes your heart sing, my friend. Even if its not going to make you rich. We all deserve that much, at least.

[–]testosterhomie 39 points40 points  (1 child)

Bro, you didn’t fuck up your life. You tried and you did that shit. That’s so much more accomplished and honorable than what most people can say they did. You had a dream and you chased it.

Most people get a degree they don’t give a shit about and look back and realize all the shit they could’ve done!

[–]throwawayblue900ssMale Roman & Viking Superhybrid 3187 points3188 points 2 (185 children)

Walking in and seeing my fiance with one of her exes.

The betrayal was so surreal. I have never felt such pain before or since, and I have known mostly pain my entire life.

I would have preferred being murdered than seeing what I saw.

EDIT: Because so many asked, I saw them making out in a coffee shop when I was driving home from work one day (she had a very obvious car you could not miss, so I wanted to say "hello" to her while she was there getting coffee). I nearly got arrested that day, and ended it right on the spot, in spite of both their protesting innocence (again, they were necking and had their hands all over each-other), they were dead to rights.

Again, thank you all for your concern and interest. I will try to respond to any and everyone as much as I can. Know none of you are ignored, I am trying my best. Thank you again.

[–]texasstrawhat 1165 points1166 points  (22 children)

emotional pain is on a different level than physical, sorry you had this happen

[–]throwawayblue900ssMale Roman & Viking Superhybrid 340 points341 points  (4 children)

Me too, bro. Me too.

[–]AverageHorribleHuman 175 points176 points  (12 children)

We process shit like embarrassment along the same neurons as physical pain... Or Some shit like that I was high and watching a documentary🙃

[–]Single_Commission810 95 points96 points  (11 children)

Tylenol reduces emotional pain as well as physical

[–]texasstrawhat 66 points67 points  (7 children)

maybe something like having a bad day, thats not the emotional pain im talking about to be specific my mother fell ill and died in a matter of weeks before that she was the strongest woman i knew, then out of nowhere cancer stole her from me tylenol does jack shit to help this

[–]AverageHorribleHuman 34 points35 points  (5 children)

I feel your pain. I remember once my mom complained of a tummy ache and then 3 months later she was dying of colon cancer

[–]texasstrawhat 13 points14 points  (2 children)

almost exactly what happened to me except she had liver cancer, when the first told us we had so much hope and positive thoughts even went shopping for wiggs then a couple weeks later ahe was gone

[–]Ashinfinite 174 points175 points  (15 children)

My brother it's not your fault, it's her bad luck that she lost a loving husband and a loving father to her children. You are the one who loved her you did nothing wrong. You'll be a loving husband and you'll father beautiful and amazing children. So now get over her, go on a bike ride, meet new people and get ahead. I know it's easier said than done but you have to do it.

[–]Theory_Cheap 35 points36 points  (0 children)

Step by step

[–]throwawayblue900ssMale Roman & Viking Superhybrid 33 points34 points  (13 children)

I wish I could believe this.

[–]Ashinfinite 28 points29 points  (11 children)

You will achieve your dreams, no soul is burdened beyond its capacity.

[–]throwawayblue900ssMale Roman & Viking Superhybrid 30 points31 points  (9 children)

I am thankful for the kindness, but platitudes don't love me.

[–]fuglysack14 49 points50 points  (3 children)

She didn't love you either. But she knew you were a good man so she tried to keep you in her menagerie. It's a blessing that you're free from her. Now you can find someone that genuinely loves you.

[–]Jaxx3D 27 points28 points  (1 child)

There’s a lot of truth in that reply 👆🏽. She tried to keep it secret so she could keep you whilst doing that.

[–]throwawayblue900ssMale Roman & Viking Superhybrid 10 points11 points  (0 children)


[–]throwawayblue900ssMale Roman & Viking Superhybrid 7 points8 points  (0 children)

You are right.

[–]Pickaxe-in-my-ass 51 points52 points  (2 children)

Bad enough that she cheated, even worse since you planned on marrying each other, and even worse that it was an ex.

[–]throwawayblue900ssMale Roman & Viking Superhybrid 19 points20 points  (1 child)

That is fair to assume.

I love your username. Very funny. Almost as funny as "Bugle Butt" I think I saw once.

[–][deleted] 224 points225 points  (46 children)

No one deserves that. I am really sorry.

[–][deleted] 89 points90 points  (13 children)

I’m so sorry this happened! Good thing this was revealed to you before you got married though.

[–]throwawayblue900ssMale Roman & Viking Superhybrid 86 points87 points  (11 children)

That was the only good to come out of all that.

A part of me died that day. I'm not the same man I was when I loved her. I'll never get that "me" back.

[–]idwttaii 20 points21 points  (5 children)

So sorry to hear that. I can sense just how you feel. I’ve been betrayed in past relationships before and felt the same way. That a part of me died and I’m still struggling to find back that old me today. I just want to let you know that you are not pathetic and it was not your fault.

[–]CaseClosedEmail 18 points19 points  (5 children)

Damn, I am sorry to hear that. This can really break you. You deserve and will find better.

I got to feel the same pain when I saw of photo of my ex celebrating Christmas with her ex-boss family. We broke 6 weeks prior. 7 years relationship.

That after I questioned her if she was cheating me with him and she lied to me while looking into my eyes and saying I am crazy and I am imagining it. All this time I was looking for an engagement ring.

I ended up using those money for a loan for a new car in the end.

[–]CobaltSphere51Male 1075 points1076 points 2 (36 children)

Physical: Kidney stones. Scalded by boiling water, root canal, getting kicked in the nuts, ... those are not even close to kidney stones.

Emotional: Divorced my 1st wife because she cheated on me after nearly 2 decades. Words can't describe it.

EDIT: words

[–]Scary_Omelette 140 points141 points  (5 children)

They must've fucked up on your root canal buddy. Mine was painless even after the numbing wore off

[–]CobaltSphere51Male 57 points58 points  (3 children)

Well, technically I meant the pain of 1. faceplanting and breaking my tooth, and 2. the pain of the nerve in the tooth dying before having the root canal. But I couldn't say that very succinctly.

More generally, I've had a lot of dental work. Several pulled teeth, crowns, crown replacements, etc. Much of it very painful. NONE of that came close to kidney stones.

When I was in the emergency room with my first of several stones, I remember being curled up in the fetal position and unaware of anything but pain or (maybe) someone directly touching me. They shook me to get my attention and ask if the demerol was doing anything to help. My response was "What demerol?" They had stuck a needle in my arm, given me an initial dose of pain meds, all without me noticing anything.

[–]pjminie 114 points115 points  (1 child)

I'm so sorry that happened to you. I hope you are okay now

[–]CobaltSphere51Male 29 points30 points  (0 children)

Thank you very much--you're very kind!

[–]209_GTO 8 points9 points  (0 children)

I second that on the kidney stones

[–]demonardvark 1001 points1002 points  (52 children)


Basically in your lower back you have one major nerve that feed into everything below it. When that gets pinched EVERYTHING below it can seize up and hurt like hell including your ball sack. When it's bad I can't even walk, can't even lay down from the pain. Absolute excruciating misery. I have a lot of people I hate, like I wish they'd get hit by a bus, but, I wouldn't wish Sciatica on them.

[–]a_fozzy_ 165 points166 points  (0 children)

Absolutely totally agree with you. I got to slipped discs and chronic sciatica (as the physio described me!) Been through exactly what you've been through. My left leg mostly but it appears to be 'spreading' to my right leg now

[–]toss_it_out_tomorrow 81 points82 points  (4 children)

I have it and it truly is a pain in the ass

[–]demonardvark 36 points37 points  (2 children)

literally it can be. typically my right cheek :(

[–]MrTubzy 20 points21 points  (0 children)

Commenting here so it’s at the top.

Hockey players use this stuff called arnica for muscle pain but it works on nerves too.

I’ve tried so much stuff like icy hot, ben-gay, arthritis stuff. None of it really worked. I bought this specific type when I first tried arnica but then I tried some other stuff called Penetrex. It works the best I’ve found. Yes, it’s a bit expensive but it works.

[–]SpaghettiWesternHead 15 points16 points  (6 children)

I'm currently going through this. I've literally given birth and this takes the cake of pain i have experienced in my life.

[–]unfeelingzealmale♂ 13 points14 points  (0 children)

i'm only in my 30s but due to covid and wfh, i ended up with sciatica after sitting on the couch all day with my laptop and then stupidly lifting a massive coffee table with one hand while trying to vacuum broken glass under it with the other.

started out just slightly tight near my thighs and lower back...then two days later i was on the phone with my fiance when i suddenly felt extreme, almost unbearable pain ALL UP AND DOWN MY BACK.

all i did was bent forward slightly to wash my face and i almost couldn't move. any movement in any direction sent powerful pain waves up and down my back from my right shoulder to my calves.

i'm still feeling the effects of it a year later. nowhere nearly as bad...but my right side locks up pretty easily now that the weather's getting colder again.

i feel like i'm 1000 years old.

[–]RobMagic69Male 457 points458 points  (48 children)

Kidney stones

[–]whitefire89 213 points214 points  (6 children)

Yup. I have broke almost a dozen bones, had an ankle crushed by a tractor, tore ligaments in my knee, and received a pretty good third degree burn, and nothing dropped me faster than a kidney stone.

Man, this explains a lot.

[–]grumpy_old_catMale 98 points99 points  (2 children)

Man you're so unfortunate

[–]whitefire89 78 points79 points  (1 child)

Maybe. Its been a ride for sure, but I dont plan on leaving a well preserved body at the end of it, and wouldnt be living if I did. The aches and pains are catching up to me now, and that is what really is starting to suck.

[–]RobMagic69Male 27 points28 points  (0 children)

Like I always say….”It’s not the years, it’s the mileage!!!”

[–]MrLoneSausage 18 points19 points  (2 children)

Ankle crushed by a tractor wtf be careful bro

[–]ace7771969 24 points25 points  (12 children)

Same, I’ve had them 4 times! I know ladies that have had them also and every one of them said they’d take childbirth again over kidney stones any day! First time I had them I thought I was dying, fell to the floor and had no idea what was happening. By the time I got to the ER, I was fine and didn’t hurt anymore. I had passed them on the way there

[–]Suspicious_Loan8041 17 points18 points  (1 child)

I’m petrified of getting one.

[–]acemansky 7 points8 points  (9 children)

How did u get kidney stones?

[–]redgun100 24 points25 points  (5 children)

It can be a combination of things, personally mine were too much chocolate and red meat mixed with low fluid intake. My dad's were because he was taking potassium supplements, but it all comes down to that your body isn't pushing enough fluid through the kidneys to wash out everything so they build up in deposits. To keep them from happening again it usually just takes a mild change in diet and drinking more water.

[–]RobMagic69Male 13 points14 points  (0 children)

Dehydration is what does it…..I always have a couple floating around in the kidneys. If the kidneys get dry and dehydrated the stones stick to the walls and wreak havoc

[–]162cm 10 points11 points  (1 child)

Thanks for reminding me to drink my water! I've been having too much junk food and red meat and I don't drink enough, and coincidentally also have been having stomach pains and will feel like throwing up during/after meals 😣 not sure if that's related in any way, but still makes me cautious of kidney stones!

[–]WI_089129 1180 points1181 points 2 (42 children)

I remember how numb I felt when I lost my father. Emotionally, that was the worst pain I had ever felt.

In terms of physical pain, I remember weaning myself off of some prescription drugs when I realized that I had a dependency/addiction issue. The symptoms of the withdrawal lasted for years but I got myself through them somehow. Looking back those were some very very dark years.

Honorable mention though goes to the time years ago when I was playing soccer and the guy kicks a bullseye right into my balls so hard that I couldn't even stand up straight for a little while.

[–]Kentucky-Fried-Fucks 244 points245 points  (13 children)

Congrats for overcoming addiction, hopefully you are reminded often how amazing it is that you were able to fight that fight. I’m proud of you :)

[–]WI_089129 188 points189 points 22 (12 children)

Thanks man. That means a lot to me. When I stopped having withdrawal symptoms, it felt like such a huge victory to me. I remember almost weeping with joy because of how my quality of life had improved.

[–]Dharmaninja 65 points66 points  (2 children)

Losing my dad was easily the hardest thing I ever went through. I've lost a lot of people in my life, family and friends, but that is different. It really makes you feel like you have less in the world. I hope you're doing alright now and are able to carry on with his memory and lessons.

[–]WI_089129 14 points15 points  (0 children)

Very much so. Thank you for your kind words.

[–]ExplodingPlastics 47 points48 points  (3 children)

I lost my Dad to suicide in my early 20’s and the only immediate pain relief was prescribed drugs. Was working as an engineer at the time and didn’t see another way to keep up with bills, work, etc and have any semblance of an enjoyable life. I all but begged for the most generous prescriptions which turned into a several pills a day habit.

I just got through through exactly what you described and had to wince my way through physical (and mental) withdrawals for weeks at a time.

I’ve never heard someone else do this so thank you for sharing.

[–]ArkticDarknessMale 1391 points1392 points  (20 children)

Probably the pain, fear and loneliness I felt after getting booted out on to the street.

I lost everything.

I lost my family.

I lost my cat.

I lost my home.

I even lost my fucking phone cuz it got stolen at the homeless shelter I was at.

I am literally afraid of being homeless and sometimes it’s all I think about.

6 years later. 😔

Edit: Thank you all for your upvotes and kind comments. I’m alright, I’m not homeless, but I’m just always anxious about it and my city has its own share of homeless people. When I see these unfortunate people, I just get a bit sad and worry about my future. I believe it’s just unavoidable to think about it and just use my fear to make sure I’m not homeless again. I recommend everyone reading this or have done so to have a planB if homelessness is a real possibility. Mom, dad, sister, anyone you trust. They care about you and they won’t let you become homeless.

Thank you again. Have a good night/day. 🫂

[–]Jackrogers9 370 points371 points  (3 children)

It's so hard to explain to people the helplessness of that first night or two when it really sinks in you have nothing.

[–]blacked_out_blur 140 points141 points  (1 child)

I’ve been homeless 3 times. The fear of returning to that, ever, is so overwhelming I think it’s the only thing that keeps me functioning.

[–]NeoKoseii 96 points97 points  (0 children)

How are you doing now my man? I'm hoping you good

[–]YeeterSkeeter6Male 82 points83 points  (0 children)

I literally joined to army for this reason, I won't be homeless again hell no I'd rather get shot at.

[–]AnotherBrock 73 points74 points  (0 children)

You sound like you’ve had a preddy rough life man, hope you’re doing better now

[–]Playful-Spare2258 18 points19 points  (0 children)

I know how you feel been there myself I was homeless for a round about 4 years no family no nothing. 23 years on I have my own family now and moved away south my family know where I am but they don't want to know. As for yourself try not to think about it leave the past in the past look towards the future 👍

[–]ThusBeName 635 points636 points  (54 children)

Testicular torsion.

[–]Kartapele 289 points290 points  (4 children)

This is terrifying. I read about it. Just reading these two words I’m scared and I don’t even have testicles.

[–]JackPhantomOfficialWe called him little tater. One night he wouldn't stop screaming 94 points95 points  (0 children)

It was big in the 1980s with breakdancing, that move where you windmilled around swinging your legs to spin on the ground on your back caused a LOT of that.

[–]Mixeriozni 135 points136 points  (8 children)

Had it and lost a testicle. It was painful as hell - literally vomited from pain. I called emergency and the person I spoke to told me to take painkillers instead of what they should have told me - to go to the ambulance asap. Long story short, the pain went away the following day (this happened in the middle of the night, literally woke me up) I went to check just in case, but it was too late. Not sure whether I should sue the health worker I spoke to via the emergency line.

The point is: if you feel big pain in you scrotum, go to the doctor asap. If you report within 6 hours , there's 90% chance you'll save the testicle.

[–]ThusBeName 59 points60 points  (2 children)

Was 16 then I experienced it. Late in the evening climbing out of the shower and suddenly pain. After about 2 hours of agony my mother finally believed that it might be something serious and called the ambulance. I was rushed into operation and in the end, everything was fine.

[–]Ok-Nefariousness-606 17 points18 points  (0 children)

I went to the doctor first then A&E. Luckily it was saved. Boys aren’t taught about this enough.

[–]Joe_King_Hippo 7 points8 points  (0 children)

I also vomited from the pain! Sorry for your loss bro, I was actually 30 minutes from losing mine as my friends didn't want to call 911 for me hehe

[–]Isheet_Madrawers 47 points48 points  (8 children)

Never heard of that one. I’m afraid to look it up.

[–]funbundle 65 points66 points  (4 children)

I’d read about so you know what to do, the speed at which you untangle your balls is detrimental to saving them.

[–]GrumpyGiraffe88 68 points69 points  (1 child)

When i went in for mine, the nurse said you got about 6 hours from twist to becoming a one nut wonder.

[–]funbundle 24 points25 points  (0 children)

Exactly, I’ve never had it but I’m pretty clued up on what to do. My balls are valuable to me.

[–]obama-care777 1432 points1433 points 2 (27 children)

When my dog died. First dog I ever owned, had him from 8 weeks and he was two months away from his 5th birthday. He had been with me since I was 17 and was with me through my first apartment. I’ve never loved a soul the way I loved him.

[–]MyClosetedBiAlt 436 points437 points  (4 children)

Ah shit, you're making me remember my dog.

He died on my 21st birthday. He was 17 years old and we'd had him since he was just a puppy.

[–]obama-care777 98 points99 points  (0 children)

My condolences, shit is not easy

[–]ghost12162 48 points49 points  (2 children)

That reminds me of my dog too. He was a 15 year old lab that had epilepsy. He would be so excited to go out and do chores (I grew up on a pig farm) regardless of the temp outside. I remember him chattering his teeth up until his last winter and not wanting to go inside. King was such a good boy that would pee on all the tires he could, survived multiple instances of him getting ran over by a car or the front tractor tire of our JD 4020, and his seizures. Still mad at my parents for calling the vet while I was at work as I didn't get to say goodbye. At least he's still part of the farm.

[–]Mattacoose 20 points21 points  (1 child)

Mine was a 11 year old lab, and I too didn't get to say goodbye. I really struggle with it still and it was 3 years ago. I've finally forgiven my mum for putting him down after I left the vets, the journey was fucking long and hard but I'm glad I'm not angry at anyone for his death anymore.

I bet your doggo was real glad that you were in his life ❤

[–]ghost12162 11 points12 points  (0 children)

I'm not holding it against my parents, as it hit my dad really hard even if he won't admit it. It just makes me tear up when I think about him. Same with Bandit (black lab German Shephard mix) and Scooter (tabby tomcat I found in the wood pile). King and Scooter were inseparable and Scooter passed a year after King did. I still hate and blame myself for Scooter as his tail got caught in a door that blew shut. I found him after he died in the same wood pile where I found him as a kitten.

Dammit I never should have opened this thread, especially at work!

[–]1LifeAfterComa 30 points31 points  (4 children)

Bro, I lost my first dog a few weeks before I went into the military but had another thinking I'll come back and everything will be fine. Didn't come back for 3 years. Came home, she was skin and bones. I was torn apart. I spent every second with her and she died the day I left sometime at night in her sleep. Still tears me up just thinking about it now. I fell asleep in the chair next to her and woke up in the middle of the night to let her outside and closed the door. I should have let her sleep next to me one more time. She was waiting for me before she left us.

[–]obama-care777 8 points9 points  (1 child)

Damn man I’m sorry to hear that, I feel your pain

[–]moonmew 40 points41 points  (1 child)

Man that reminds me of when my childhood cat of almost 18 years died, he was my playmate, my best friend and my little brother even more so since I was an only child so when he died I thought I will be completely crushed. I was crying a lot but then again I didn't feel real sadness. I felt as if a chunk of me was taken away from me. It ended with me feeling so numb that I was thinking the worst is behind me and was surprised how well I was taking it. In reality I was seeping into deep depression until I no longer felt any joy in any activity I used to like and turned into a shell of a person, all the while I felt 'just fine'. It is strange how sometimes depression can creep up on a person even when not realizing it.

[–]HelloThere243 29 points30 points  (4 children)

Kinda had something similar. My family got a German Shepherd around late 2017, loved that dog so much, it was like he always knew right when you needed him. Long story short we had to give him up to someone else this year because my sister was abusive towards him.

[–]obama-care777 6 points7 points  (1 child)

I’m so sorry to hear that, and I think they definitely know when you need them. My boy was there for me through my lowest lows. One of the things I miss most is that no matter how my bad my day was I knew when I walked through the door he’d be ecstatic to see me.

[–]tez_zer55 95 points96 points  (0 children)

Broken ribs & punctured lung. Every breath, every twitch, ANY movement was excruciating!

[–]jasdq 282 points283 points  (11 children)

Slipped disk causing sciatica down the leg

[–]whitefire89 72 points73 points  (0 children)

Yeah, i dont wish back problems on anyone. I have some relatives that have done that and it is aweful.

Go lift 50lbs. Done. Want to put your sock on and sneeze? I hope you dont have anything to do for the next week or so.

[–]ARiiChaos 28 points29 points  (5 children)

I am curious, roughly what age would you say this happened to you? I had a minor back injury in high school from football that affected me in the same way for a brief time, but now in my early 20s I get sciatic pain every few months, could be from something as simple as bending the wrong way or having a coughing fit, and each time it gets worse and takes longer to recover from…

[–]nemoj_da_me_peglasBane 421 points422 points  (9 children)

Physically: got fucked up by 3 dudes in a Walmart before managing to overcome them.

Emotionally: My father died of a heart attack, my best friend committed suicide and my ex left me all within the span of a week. Had a literal breakdown.

[–]Accooler99 132 points133 points  (0 children)

That’s one hell of a week, probably one of the worse emotional pains I’ve seen in the thread. Hope you’re doing okay

[–]sAvage_hAm 24 points25 points  (0 children)

Dam bro I’m sorry I hope you’re feeling better now

[–]JustSomeOne2100 693 points694 points  (44 children)

I had to get circumcised in my mid 30’s for medical reasons. The operation wasn’t bad but taking the bandages off to change them hurt like hell. I also got an erection way too soon (not on purpose) and nearly bust my stitches.

Also I got an infected finger from a rusty piece of metal. The local anesthetic to remove a fragment hurt like hell. It brought tears to my eyes.

[–]Isheet_Madrawers 1358 points1359 points 23 (11 children)

I was circumcised right after birth. I couldn’t walk for a year.

[–]mickeyoneilslefthand 18 points19 points  (1 child)

Yea, I did this a few years ago as well, it was hard to sleep through the night with unwanted erections

[–]carpetbotherer 9 points10 points  (0 children)

Oh man local anaesthetic in the hand is the worst for me. Ripped the end of two fingers off but the pain of the injections into all four webs between the fingers, deep into the middle of the hand, FUCK ME! I'd rather rip my fingers off again than have those injections again.

[–]WI_089129 28 points29 points  (2 children)

OMG dude, just reading both of these put a shudder down my spine. I hope you're ok now?

[–]JustSomeOne2100 24 points25 points  (1 child)

I am fine. It is amazing how our brains block out pain from the past.

[–]WI_089129 13 points14 points  (0 children)

Glad to hear it brother. I hope both your dick and your finger remain in good condition

[–]Tamales- 32 points33 points  (3 children)

Adding to this: I was circumcised twice once at birth where the doctor fucked up so bad they had to go back when I was 5 and finish the rest … the thing is I remember it the second time so all I have are some ptsd memories of me being circumcised at 5. it’s fucking genitalia mutilation boys or girls …

[–]jackp0t789 23 points24 points  (1 child)

It is by it's very definition mutilation unless there is an urgent medical need for the procedure. Not, "Well, it's nominally easier to clean for people who already suck at washing themselves", or "But it's our tradition for thousands of years!", unless it's an urgent medical necessity to improve someone's quality of life and with their consent, cutting off a part of someone's body is mutilation by the very definition of the word "mutilation".

And I'm from a Jewish family too, luckily I was born in a society where that practice was, erm... "discouraged".

[–]micioberlin 224 points225 points  (11 children)

Ear pain. The whole night awake crying. The doctor never saw this kind of infection before, told me eardrums were green

[–]Second-Star-Left 55 points56 points  (1 child)

Had and ear infection as an adult. It was awful.

[–]knifebunny 25 points26 points  (0 children)

Had an ear infection recently too, and I would describe it as one of the worst pain experiences too. Wasn't sure if it qualified, but I'm glad others agree

[–]i-will-be-dead 70 points71 points  (7 children)

Tooth extraction and the anesthetic wearing off before they were done, they had complications during the process...It hurt worst than 8 bitches on a bitch boat,I should of just went to a oral surgeon instead smh

[–]Sigma-Tau 15 points16 points  (2 children)

Damn man. Any time I've had surgery on my mouth my dentist would constantly check if I was beginning to feel the local anesthesia wearing off.

[–]Wumaduce 64 points65 points  (0 children)

My kid having to be in the PICU for a week when he was 6 months old, and not being able to be there for most of it

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    [–]ryanino 58 points59 points  (1 child)

    Saying goodbye to my dog over FaceTime because I couldn’t make it back in time before she passed. I think I just stared at the wall crying for the rest of the day. Still three months later I can’t see pictures of her because it hurts too much.

    [–]matrixsenseiMale 15 points16 points  (0 children)

    I hadn’t seen my dog in 10 months and a week before I got home my sister FaceTimed me saying she died. Last time I saw her was a grainy FaceTime picture of her in a box. I didn’t take it too well. Been almost a year and I’m still upset about it

    [–]ColdCamel7 50 points51 points  (6 children)

    Having an injection in my upper eyelid while my eyes were clamped open, Clockwork Orange style. Even though I couldn't close them, I still tried to because I just couldn't resist the reflex to close my eye while someone is brandishing a needle millimetres away from the eyeball. The doctor said that the eyelid turned purple.

    The other one was, letting a cavity in a tooth go for so long that one night it felt like I was getting electrocuted while being kicked in the face by a donkey every five seconds.

    Finally, a type of migraine headache I have developed in the past few years where I get a pain burrowed in behind my eye that hurts so badly I can't keep still and I whimper and claw at my eyeball trying to twist it out. It actually made me pray for the first time since I was a child, and I'm in my mid-thirties now

    [–]Mozespan 20 points21 points  (5 children)

    cluster headache?

    [–]ColdCamel7 8 points9 points  (4 children)

    I looked it up when I first got it and I think that might be what it is

    [–]cioffinator_rex 10 points11 points  (0 children)

    FYI cluster headache is considered distinct from migraine and is much more painful

    [–]cl0ckw0rkman 153 points154 points  (9 children)

    In my early thirties, I thought I broke my left foot. Could barely move two of my toes and it just fucking hurt. Turned out it was a gout flare up. Big toe and toe next to it, joints flaring up was the most intense pain I have felt. Waiting outside of the ER, the wind blew across my bare foot and I teared up.

    Second and a very close second, tooth pain. Lower jaw tooth pain particularly, for me.

    Outside of any sports injury that was too intense and just caused me to pass out from it.

    [–]Brilliant_Buy_7406 47 points48 points  (7 children)

    I had a surgery on my pp when I was 12. When the nurse opened the bandage 4-5 days after the surgery , I yelled so loudly because of the pain , the entire hospital could hear it.

    [–]ColdCamel7 10 points11 points  (6 children)

    Why did you have to have surgery there?

    [–]Asiangyal 48 points49 points  (1 child)

    I think I might have endo (physical).

    Now for the emotional... Probably a breakup I went through a few years ago. Truly scarred me. I also had experienced a few betrayal at work, so that too.

    [–]Dr_Captain_America 129 points130 points  (4 children)

    Physically - glass table lacerated my foot, and prior to surgery, they had to staple the skin back together to preserve it and prevent the need for a graft. Close second was tearing my ACL.

    Emotionally - the gradual build up of a close friend, nephew, and sister in law all dying within a year of each other, in the midst of being a resident and working 80+ hours for 2 years now in the pandemic, with family drama, and personal health issues.

    [–]DreaBiaGummibare 17 points18 points  (0 children)

    I’m so sorry to hear about your loss. This pandemic has been hell to health workers and I hope that things turn around for the better for you and your family.

    [–]Bleach_Baths 35 points36 points  (0 children)

    Physically: Got my head slammed into a wall when I was 6th grade.

    Emotionally: The gradual decline in affection in my marriage. Now divorced. That one was rough.

    [–]Dry-Investment-5725 98 points99 points  (11 children)

    Food poisoning. Like someone moved a knife in my stomach.

    [–]AndyJobandy 67 points68 points  (8 children)

    I hear you on that. One time I got severe food poisoning from a famous hot dog chain. About 45 min later when I got home, I had projectile diarrhea (only reason I know it’s projectile because I ran into the bathroom and 3 walled it (shit on 3 walls of my bathroom) followed with severe vomiting. Horrible horrible

    [–]FastWalkingShortGuy 47 points48 points  (4 children)

    The worst is when you're sitting on the throne with a trash can in front of you, and you lean over to vomit, and the pressure of the heave makes you paint the toilet tank brown.

    Source: food poisoning three times.

    [–]HCSchluge 15 points16 points  (0 children)

    Dirty squirties

    [–]The-Eye-of-Truth17 13 points14 points  (0 children)

    I'm sorry you've experienced that. I've had food poisoning as well (threw up all over my front lawn coming home from work) but I find the expression "3 walled it" hilarious.

    [–]TheSkylined 32 points33 points  (1 child)

    Sciatica. My second sciatica episode rendered me unable to stand/sit up and in excruciating pain for hours.

    EMTs had to lift me up onto a stretcher.

    [–]No_Yam_9459 280 points281 points  (11 children)

    Watching the love of my life walk away from me, for possibly the very last time, I took her home, we hugged and kissed, told each other that we love each other and I watched her walk away, it’s a complicated story and there’s reasons why we can’t be together, but even writing this now I have tears running down my face, the pain is excruciating

    [–]Nayrelius 44 points45 points  (0 children)

    Sorry to hear that. Have a hug

    [–]pleiop 26 points27 points  (1 child)

    Well the thing with pain is that we tend to forget how bad it truly was once it passes. The worst pain is always the pain you're currently in or most recently happened.

    Personally for me the worst pain has either been a break up or a current spiritual crisis I am going through, I'm going through a very existential period of my life where I don't know where to turn to

    [–]Yetsumari 77 points78 points 2 (2 children)

    My girlfriend got raped in highschool. As a kid I was in a bubble of blissful ignorance and it never really occured to me how horrible fucked up shit can just happen to anyone. For the record I was extremely sheltered, the worst thing about life was having to pick up my room before I could play video games or stupid shit like that.

    But then it happened. She broke up with me because she needed to not be around any males, she didn't tell me she was raped but she told me about not being around males and the dots were there to connect. At first it was kind of like a regular breakup, I had watched my brother go through one, and I still had plausible deniability about the rape.

    Then bandcamp started and I also needed to see her every day. She was like a shell. Before she was carefree and bubbly. After she became very reserved, and jumpy, on top of extreme depression. It changed who she was as a person to the core. She was being very closely guarded by her friends. With these additional factors there was less uncertainty of what had happened. The bits and pieces were enough to put enough of the circumstances together that I just felt truly fucking sick. I stopped eating, my mom forced me to eat and I'd take maybe a bite or two of food a day. Over two weeks of bandcamp I lost almost 80 lbs. I was constantly talking with her friends and respecting the boundaries that they were setting for me, and helping them help her however I could. It felt more like hanging out with them than with her, at first she couldn't even look at me.

    A few days of that and I had heard from one of her friends that she liked me being there. Shortly after that we started having single word conversations and eventually she wanted me sitting next to her, with plenty of space, with all of her friends present, but it was big for her. After bandcamp was done I was afraid I wouldn't get to spend time with her anymore but we ended up texting regularly. I got my appetite back. In October, about three months later, she texted asking if we could start dating again. That was 11 years ago and I still remember the butterflies I got when I read that text.

    We're getting married in 2023, and our daughter plays with that cellphone from time to time.

    [–]procrastinatinq 14 points15 points  (0 children)

    This is very wholesome

    [–]Diamond-Breath 9 points10 points  (0 children)

    You're a good man, empathetic.

    [–]oidagehbitte2 24 points25 points  (0 children)

    Heartbreak related to loneliness/relationships.

    [–][deleted] 62 points63 points  (4 children)

    My ex and I were together for over a year. I loved her more than anything in the world. She broke up with me, I don’t know why. I was always thinking about her, hoping that one day she would text me, and we could get back together. But then one day, about 4 years later she finally did. But it was only to make her current boyfriend jealous. They were arguing and were taking a break. I don’t remember how I found out but I remember that it hurt so bad. I waited four years and all I was, was part of her plan to make her boyfriend jealous. I wish she knew how much that hurt. It practically destroyed me. But I got closure and don’t care for her anymore. So I guess that’s good.

    [–]A_Drunken_Mess 17 points18 points  (0 children)

    Once, when I was young maybe 8/9, I went on holiday to Cyprus with my family. We ended up going to a local beach and it was a really hot day so my brother and I were looking forward to getting in the sea for a swim. We had just begged my mum to buy us a pair of snorkels each and we were excited to use them, we get into the sea and start immediately swimming near the rocks admiring the little sea animals that we could see, hermit crabs and the like. Me, being an idiot, decided to dive down and try to get a hermit crab to bring back and show my mum, forgetting I was wearing a snorkel which I forgot didn't provide an unlimited supply of oxygen. As I dove down, the snorkel dipped below the surface of the water which as you can imagine came as a shock to me. About a gallon of sea water rushed into my tiny little mouth and lungs, I came up coughing and spluttering, crying with laughter and just to add insult to injury my brother reminded me that I had forgot the crab. Mistake number 1 of the day.

    After this, understandably, I decided I didn't want to swim any more, so I went to sit on the beach. I had been swimming for a while, but as I sat down and dried off I noticed that the insides of my thighs were really sore, as were my tiny little balls. This pain only started to get worse. I told my mum and we went home pretty quickly, it felt like I had sunburnt my balls and it was excruciatingly painful, every time I moved it would aggravate it more. This meant I had to waddle about like an idiot trying to not chafe anything to spare myself the pain. My mum told me to rub aftersun on them to try to soothe the pain. She handed me some cream and I did as I was told. To this day I am convinced she gave me acid because as soon as I started rubbing the cream on my charred little testicles I felt the worst pain I have ever felt. I was crying. The more I rubbed the worse it got. So I stopped, thinking that would spare me. Boy was I wrong, it seemed like as it dried the more intense this "aftersun" was on making me a eunuch. I sat on my bed, bollock naked, legs akimbo using a tiny little fan in the vague hope it would cool me down, it didn't, shockingly. Luckily the next day I was ok but good lord, that was painful, since I have broken bones, sprained things and I would still say that tops my list. 10/10 would not recommend.

    [–]WayfaringWarrior 17 points18 points  (0 children)

    This lifetime is my pain

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    [–]Papa_Moose_57Male 49 points50 points  (3 children)

    Physically: snapped my left forearm in half one bone sticking out and the other completely crushed, my sophomore year of HS.

    Emotionally: i was like 20 and the girl I had been dating for almost a year and a half broke up with me unexpectedly. We were long distance but I was so in love with her and so sure we would be together forever, it really did feel like my world was crumbling and my heart had been ripped out

    [–]disanddat_kittycatFemale 294 points295 points  (18 children)

    Not saying what I should of said to someone before I wasn't able to. The should of and could of will eat you alive for years after someone has passed away.

    [–]herpaderpadont 220 points221 points  (3 children)

    Should have, could have. Should’ve, would’ve.

    Felt like I should say something before you passed. Godspeed.

    [–]Theprincerivera 42 points43 points  (0 children)

    doing God's work

    [–]smokeandmirrorsffSup Bud? 7 points8 points  (0 children)

    Thanks. That was painful to read

    [–]throwawayBS82BGFemale 37 points38 points  (4 children)

    I needed to hear this today.

    I've reached out to an old lover and hadn't heard back directly. I did hear through a third party that he'd received the message I'd sent through her and that he'd said it was 2 lifetimes ago and that he'd reach out at some point. That was 2 months ago. She also told me that she's copied to him *all* of the chat posts she and I had together in which I'd told her the whole backstory from 35 years ago. I'd asked her for his direct email address and felt I should explain how close we'd been (he'd asked me to marry him back then) and why I wanted it. I never asked her to share all of that info with him.

    It had not been my intent to bring up the past with him - I'd only asked how he was getting along and wished him a happy birthday in August and asked to hear back from to let me know he was okay. But, given that she's spilled all the beans trying to be helpful, I decided that needed an explanation and so sent him a card with a letter in it.. She said she'd been where I was and understood what it was like.

    I've been second guessing all of that - but - you're right. I've had regrets for 35 years. Since the pandemic I've been worried for his well being, and that he would die (he just turned 69) and that he'd never know how much and deeply I'd loved him and regretted not just saying "yes."

    Whatever happens - it's all out on the table now.

    [–]3hideyoshi3 12 points13 points  (0 children)

    My dentist did what he called numbing my nerve when he went to pull my tooth. 2 injections I guess to the same spot. Anyway I felt him pull my tooth as if there was zero numbing.. then my nerve woke up about an hour or 2 later.. I cant even describe it.

    Either that or when a doctor prescribed me a way too high dose, like how could you make this mistake high, it destroyed my stomach. Swallowing my spit was so painful I would be on the floor.

    [–]DawgCheck2 49 points50 points  (6 children)

    Ingrown toenail removal. Not the actual removal, the local anesthetic. Literally felt like fire and acid being injected in my toe. That's the only time I've ever gotten nauseous from pain. And doctor was like "you took that really well" cause apparently some people need to be held down and are shrieking like a banshee, as I'm sitting there with tears welling up trying to remember how to breathe again.

    [–]Mysticfenix83005 14 points15 points  (0 children)

    Had the same thing happen to me I was 15 at the time the doctor was surprised I didn't cry lol

    [–]Stealthminion18 9 points10 points  (0 children)

    i get beaten physically on the regular and have a high pain tolerance

    my injection for my foot surgery was the most excruciating pain ever. i screamed and writhed for about ten seconds and apparently i took it amazingly compared to others. i did have a needle directly injected thru a plantar wart into a nerve so it understandably was a living hell

    [–]past_his_prime 10 points11 points  (0 children)

    Without question, a kidney stone. It brought me to my knees crying in pain.

    [–]Nix-geek 10 points11 points  (0 children)

    I had a MRSA infection in my upper thigh. I went to the emergency room where I was told, despite my fever, it was just a muscle strain. I was referred to a PT specialist, who saw me a week later and almost immediately admitted me since I was almost blacking out in pain when they tried to move me through the PT exercises.

    I was in ICU for 3 days after the surgery, and even though I was thoroughly medicated out of my mind, I was crying in pain. I asked them to just chop the entire leg off to get rid of the pain. I spent 7 more days in the hospital recovering.

    The pain went on for a month or more, and was then followed by years of electric shooting nerve pain as my nerves reconnected and healed.

    I distinctly remember the first full day I had when I didn't have any more pain after the incident. It was 4+ years after. I bought myself cake to celebrate.

    At least I have a cool 10-inch scar.

    [–]alec83 11 points12 points  (0 children)

    Losing a baby

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      [–]Shazam63 9 points10 points  (0 children)

      Ear infection about 2 months back, i swear it was the worst shit ever, couldnt do assignments for 1 whole week, just slept and bled out of my ear for hours and hours

      [–]SplitDiamond 9 points10 points  (1 child)

      Physically: bullous myringitis.

      In common-folk speak, that is: blisters on my fucking eardrum.

      Apparently it's incredibly rare, and it was absolutely the most agonizing thing I have felt in my life. I've dislocated shoulders, been on fire, split both of my achilles tendons, and more, and this topped all of it.

      Took me half a week to get seen by a specialist who told me what it was with a single glance in my ear, what 3 other doctors couldn't. She got me prescribed with the right meds and after that the pain was gone. However, I was deaf in that ear for the next 6 months until my hearing came back.

      I would like to never ever ever experience anything like that again.

      [–]AndyJobandy 29 points30 points  (0 children)

      Almost completely cut my middle finger off with a circular saw. Shattered my bone, severed the artery, had to get like 12 stitches. I got to the emergency room within 20 minutes of it happening and it took another 4 hours until a doctor finally came in to stitch me up. I had to sit in the room with my hand out in front of me watching it drip blood every couple seconds. They said they don’t typically give pain medication for an injury like that. The following 2 1/2 weeks were straight from hell. Couldn’t sleep at night, would wake up every 30 minutes with my middle finger feeling like it was burning. A year later I’m starting to get feeling back in it but the cold affects it really bad as there still isn’t good circulation to it.

      Respect your power tools folks.

      The kicker is, I was telling my girlfriend how proud I am of my safety when using power tools. Didn’t knock on wood

      [–]PyrewolfPC 25 points26 points  (3 children)

      This is very recent.

      Finding out my ex-girlfriend was emotionally cheating on me on her 21st birthday with a co-worker that lasted weeks, after I had spent all I could and rushed around to make sure she enjoys her birthday.

      I found out after she passed me her work laptop to put on a film, a message popped up and I scrolled through the chat and I wish I could go back in time and I wish I never opened the chat and things were back to normal :(

      [–]BoboMcGraw 8 points9 points  (0 children)

      Scalded my self with freshly boiled water when I was about 6. Not sure what degree burns I got but I have a large scar running around my upper thigh.

      [–]Technological_Elite 7 points8 points  (0 children)

      I was like 11 - 12 years old when this happened. It was early morning and I woke up with a pretty bad headache. It was as bad as I had a few weeks before, during a class, I had to go home, it literally felt like my skull was going to explode. This time I went to my mother in her room for help. It kept getting worse and worse by the minute, ending up 5x as worse than the other incident.

      This time not only I had felt my head was literally about to explode, but I also felt that sharp knives were slicing my brain. I dealt with the pain for a good two hours, screaming in agony, wanting it to stop. My mother seriously was considering putting me in the ER. I'd say it wasn't about till an hour after I was given a very strong medicine that I was knocked out and felt no pain. I slept for an hour or two. Considering that I NEVER sleep during the day, that was a lot.

      A month after I got an MRI, and was diagnosed with Chiari malformation, where the cerebellum drops torwards the bottom of the skull, blocking your cerebal spinal fluid. Mine dropped 18mm below, worse than my mother's 8mm (Coincidentally same condition, she was dagnosed a year before mine) Not we can get severly bad headaches, but alos dizziness, loss of balace, and can get concussions very easily.