Print this out and take it to your next doctor's appointment. When asked to rate your pain on a scale of one to ten, use this visual representation and the accompanying descriptions. This "10-scale" is so much easier to explain.
1: I am completely unsure whether I am experiencing pain or itching or maybe I just have a bad taste in my mouth.
2: I probably just need a Band Aid.
3: This is distressing. I don’t want this to be happening to me at all.
4: My pain is not fucking around.
5: Why is this happening to me??
6: Ow. Okay, my pain is super legit now.
7: I see Jesus coming for me and I’m scared.
8: I am experiencing a disturbing amount of pain. I might actually be dying. Please help.
9: I am almost definitely dying.
10: I am actively being mauled by a bear.
11: Blood is going to explode out of my face at any moment.
Too Serious For Numbers: You probably have Fibromyalgia. It appears that you may also be suffering from Stigmata and/or pinkeye.
Gentle hugs and wishes it was just itches,