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Fibromyalgia – Day-to-Day Activities We Can Struggle With

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Here are a few examples:

Grooming

First, the shower:

  • It gets hot, which can make you dizzy and activate your temperature sensitivity (which in turn can lead to more symptoms.)
  • The spray of the water, for many of us, is painful to the skin at any temperature, thanks to a symptom called allodynia (pain from typically non-painful stimuli.)
  • Standing for that long and using your arms to vigorously scrub your hair and body can lead to tired, achy muscles.

Fortunately, there’s a simple solution to this: baths. They eliminate many of the problems.

Then there’s styling your hair. Holding your arms up to brush, blow dry and flat iron is hard on the arms. For the heat sensitive, styling tools can make you feel like you’re in a microwave, especially after a hot shower.

Wearing Clothes

Waistbands. Bra straps. Elastic in socks. Rough fabrics. Tags. These are all things that…

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