Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Algophobia: The Fear of Pain

Algophobia is the persistent and irrational fear of pain.  It's only a matter of time before I have this one.  After having to go to the emergency room due to excruciating pain in my ribs.  The thought of being in that much pain again terrifies me, but it isn't to the point of a phobia yet.  The joys of Fibromyalgia.

Algophobia is triggered in most people by being traumatized by intense pain.  In others it can simply be triggered by just the thought of being in pain.

Do you suffer from Algopobia? Please share your story.  How was it triggered?  How do you cope with it?


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