I had to ask about the experience I had the other day. Sorry if it's a little long...
The other day we had a lot of severe weather. Luckily we didn't get a lot of it, but those poor people down south got hammered. Severe weather and I don't mix, so I was hurting pretty badly. We were under a tornado watch so I stayed up late until most of the storms had passed. I was awakened at 2:30 AM by the sound of wind like I have never heard before. I was sure we were having a tornado. Then I heard something banging around downstairs. I jumped up and ran down the stairs and found my boyfriend bringing in all of our plants from outside. The wind was gusting up to around 100 mph. but no tornado, just straight line winds. I helped him pull in the rest of the plants and get them settled.
It took about five more minutes for the adrenaline to wear off. When it did it was like I was hit with a wall of pain. I started crying because the pain was so sudden and intense. It was so bad I could hardly even walk to the cabinet to get my percocets. It seems the adrenaline had overridden the pain response and kept me from hurting while I did what I needed to do.
Has anybody else ever had or heard of this sort of experience? I know adrenaline is meant to give us the energy to "fight or flight" but I've never heard of it dulling pain to that degree before. I went from feeling almost pre-fibro good to complete agony within seconds. Crazy.