I wrote a paper for a linguistic anthropology class about how people describe their pain eons ago. I hadn't thought about it since I wrote it, but got to thinking about it last night when my son asked me to describe the pain I felt. He is 7, so describing how I feel to him is difficult at best. I really didn't know what to tell him that he could understand or relate too. I have described my FM pain as being kind of like shin splints, just all over when others have asked me. I also think it is similar to getting a shot in a muscle, but worse and constant. How do you describe your pain?