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How to dress for less Fibromyalgia pain

Monday 29 June 2009

Clothes

About.com's Adrienne Dellwo has written a helpful article on tips for dressing if you have Fibromyalgia:

Do your clothes cause fibromyalgia pain? Mine do! Bras, waistbands, even the tie on my old bathrobe -- anything that puts pressure on my chest or abdomen can at times set off either burning or intense, stabbing pains.

I've tailored my entire wardrobe to accommodate this particular symptom, but I've never read a word about it anywhere. Wondering if I was crazy or if it was a common thing among those of us with fibromyalgia syndrome (FMS), I asked about it in the About.com Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue forum.

Turns out, I'm not alone. A lot of people posted that they have the same problem and thought they were the only ones. One woman described the pain as feeling like a "terrible sunburn." Clothes can cause pain all over, on your tender points, and on areas that are numb or tingly.

With the help of our forum users, I've put together these tips for dressing when you have fibromyalgia.

The full article can be found here.

 


 

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