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    Default At 71, She’s Never Felt Pain or Anxiety. Now Scientists Know Why.

    Heather Murphy
    March 28, 2019

    She’d been told that childbirth was going to be painful. But as the hours wore on, nothing bothered her — even without an epidural.
    “I could feel that my body was changing, but it didn’t hurt me,” recalled the woman, Jo Cameron, who is now 71. She likened it to “a tickle.” Later, she would tell prospective mothers, “Don’t worry, it’s not as bad as people say it is.”
    It was only recently — more than four decades later — that she learned her friends were not exaggerating.
    Rather, there was something different about the way her body experienced pain: For the most part, it didn’t.
    Scientists believe they now understand why.

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    Default Re: At 71, She’s Never Felt Pain or Anxiety. Now Scientists Know Why.

    The downside of not feeling pain is you are not aware when you have hurt yourself. She is lucky not have done major damage without knowing.

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