NO! NO! NO! In the two decades from then my entire perception of pain was so skewed that I couldn't use a pain scale properly. If the 'normal pain of my cramps was so normal, than clearly it couldn't be greater than a 3 or 4, right? It wasn't until I started pursuing a hysterectomy in search or some relief from the pain and came across a symptomatic pain scale that I realized that pain to the point of vomiting wasn't a 3 or 4, but closer to an 8!