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Unread 06-18-2004, 06:06 AM
Pain Chart

Hi Sisters,

Now I feel daft, I have tried searching the posts using key words, but with a word like pain soooo many come up I spent hours trying to find the link I wanted. lol

I remember recently on one of the threads (Can't remember if it was post or pre-op) a list of numbered pain intensities.

If someone could direct me to that link I would be extreamly greatfull as I think it would be a good tool for keeping a check on my own daily pain and pain meds dairy.

Many thanks
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Unread 06-18-2004, 06:31 AM
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Hi Tanis....Ive found what youre looking for....if you go to the drop down menu above here that says More Hyster Sisters....scroll down to pre op hints and you will find the chart in there.

Good luck

Unread 06-18-2004, 06:38 AM
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Hi there,
I hope that this is what you're looking for:

Pain Scale

0: Pain Free. No medication needed.

1: Very minor annoyance - occasional minor twinges. No medication needed.

2: Minor annoyance - occasional strong twinges. No medication needed.

3: Annoying enough to be distracting. Mild painkillers are effective. (Aspirin, Ibuprofen.)

4: Can be ignored if you are really involved in your work, but still distracting. Mild painkillers relieve pain for 3-4 hours.

5: Can't be ignored for more than 30 minutes. Mild painkillers reduce pain for 3-4 hours.

6: Can't be ignored for any length of time, but you can still go to work and participate in social activities. Stronger painkillers (Codeine, Vicodin) reduce pain for 3-4 hours.

7: Makes it difficult to concentrate, interferes with sleep You can still function with effort. Stronger painkillers are only partially effective. Strongest painkillers relieve pain (Oxycontin, Morphine)

8: Physical activity severely limited. You can read and converse with effort. Nausea and dizziness set in as factors of pain. Stronger painkillers are minimally effective. Strongest painkillers reduce pain for 3-4 hours.

9: Unable to speak. Crying out or moaning uncontrollably - near delirium. Strongest painkillers are only partially effective.

10: Unconscious. Pain makes you pass out. Strongest painkillers are only partially effective.

Best wishes.

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Unread 06-18-2004, 06:43 AM
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Many thanks for your replys ladys,
will copy this to Word so I cant loose it lol
Unread 06-18-2004, 06:52 AM
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Hi Tanis,

I couldn't find it either, but I did find a couple of places on the web that you might be able to use.

Mankowski Pain Scale
Customizeable scale you can print
WebMD Describing Pain article

Hope this helps you out. My personal favorite is the first link.

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