blog by Jane Green MA Ed
Acute Nociceptive Pain
The reason I say ….….if my senses recognise it, is because I have differences in my interoceptive system. The interoceptive sense helps know what is actually going on in my body. What I am feeling, am I hungry, thirsty, tired, itchy, worried or in pain for example.
In some areas my interoceptive senses are highly aware, but in others, like pain, which has always probably always been a part of my life, I find it hard to know if it is serious or even aware of it until overwhelming.
The added ingredient is due to not being believed whilst being in pain for so many years. So, when very serious sudden injury or illnesses occur, I don't know if I now trust myself to recognise it after so many years of being told it's 'all my head' or 'we all get aches and pains'
This is not only for Ehlers-Danlos Syndromes or Hypermobility Spectrum Disorders, but also those with pain without a diagnosis, symptomatic hypermobility, fibro pain and those with co-occurring conditions like neurodivergence/autism