Hey I’m Max, they/them. How do you respond to “what’s your pain on a scale from 1-10” when you have a base level for chronic pain?

Generalized pain

Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)

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  • CatMom22


    I typically say something like "My baseline is about a 2, but right now I'm at a 7, but I have experienced worse/or this is the worst"

  • SlothsandSunflowers


    I say well, right now a __ but usually everything is a 4

  • mustang


    And I say sometimes pain varies and location varies and show where

  • aesathe


    I try to be specific about where I feel the pain and the levels I feel it in certain areas and explain that I have chronic pain

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