Wisconsin cold reminder

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Niece
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   Posted 11/15/2009 4:12 PM (GMT -7)   
smhair  My body hurts so bad with the cold weather change, cold weather pain has its own feeling. It goes so deep within your muscles. This is only the begining of the winter. I dress as warm as I can,but if you put to many close on, then it hurts cause its too tight. Then at 48 Im having hot flashes. Gees girl anything else. Well  guess I just take one day at a time. May tommarrow be better then today!

Jhemi
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   Posted 11/15/2009 7:14 PM (GMT -7)   
When I first came down with this I couldnt even use a blanket at night I hurt so bad with it on me. I'd take a hot hot bath just so I could get to sleep and it helped but found I was taking so many baths and showers my skin was getting extra dry...I felt like a brillo pad.

My doctor put me on neurontin which I hear is not for everyone but for me it was a huge help. I can now sleep at night with a blanket...seriously you cant understand the relief of a blanket when it's cold if you've never NOT been able to use one.

Use socks when you sleep...try to find a light blanket, as soft as you can. I have to have soft non binding clothes on me also. A heater in your room might help and dont stick the corners of the blanket or sheet in...it binds too much ;)

Hope you find something that works for you. Hugs!

Jhemi

solar powered
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   Posted 11/16/2009 9:24 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Niece. What part of WI do you live? I live about 100 miles north of Green Bay in the UP of Michigan so I understand what you mean about the weather. I especially hate those cold, damp and gloomy days. Can't warm up to save my life. The cold really bothers me these days. I keep thinking I need to move someplace warm but I know I would have trouble with the air conditioning. I hate being cold inside a building. I agree with the hot baths and I also have a moist heat heating pad that I just love. I use it just to warm me up at times. As far as clothing goes, I think I read somewhere that silk is actually very warm so maybe investing in some silk undergarments might be helpful. An electric blanket, throw or mattress pad might help chase the chills away also and ease those muscle pains. I hope that you find a good way to stay warm. If so please pass it along to all us northern fibro folks. Lisa
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crazykitty
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   Posted 11/16/2009 10:06 AM (GMT -7)   
Hey Niece, My hometown is Green Bay, WI so I cam empathise with the tempatures.
Layer, layer and layer your clothing. When I lived in Wisconsin I bought my winter clothing
in a size larger so that I could layer. I always looked 20 lbs. heavier. When summer came
I got compliments on my weight loss.

I live in Arkansas now. Yesterday it was in the 70's, today the high is supposed to be 49.
Changes in weather doesn't feel good to the fibromite, my heating pad is set on high!

Those hot flashes, should be called hot blasts or pillow soakers. I kept pillow cases near
my bed so I could do a quick change in the middle of the night.

Stay warm and comfy

Robin
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Wishst
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   Posted 11/16/2009 10:25 AM (GMT -7)   
Hey Neice,
I also had the same problem with blankets hurting, so I bought a new soft blanket and got rid of my heavy quilt for a down comfortor and I love it. I also stuff a firm pillow at the bottom under the covers so it keeps the blankets off my feet. I am still having problems with night sweats though. I tried 100% cotton sheets but still get soaked during the night, then that leads to the cold...so it's an on going progress. Good luck on the pain, it's just a matter of trying many different drugs, and it does get discouraging but it wll get better!
Gentle Blessings
Deb
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solar powered
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   Posted 11/16/2009 12:00 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi again Niece. I just went to get the mail and noticed that when the cold air hit me the first thing my body did was tense up. Muscle tension may produce some heat but it can cause lots of pain also so maybe if we make a mindful effort to take a deep breathe and try to relax those muscles that they won't get so sore in the cold. Just a thought. Lisa
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puppylover
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   Posted 11/17/2009 11:38 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Niece.  I feel bad for you and everyone  who lives in  a cold climate.  I cannot take cold at all.  I know you all are going to think I am a big baby, but it dropped to 40 overnight for the last 2 nights.  It warms to around 70-80 during the day.  Yesterday I had to wear gloves in the house.  I just couldn't get warm.  My husband thinks I'm a little nuts I think.  tongue My Raynard's really flares when I am cold.
 
I'm take hot hot baths too.  Not good for my skin but helps with the pain and stiffness.  Oh, and my heating pad has been my best friend lately.
Puppylover
 
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Niece
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   Posted 11/18/2009 12:07 PM (GMT -7)   
I want too thank you for responding too the cold weather. today it is not only cold but wet also. I went to Phoniix for the first time, it was 100 degrees, my medication and heat dont mix. I stayed in the air conditioning most of the week, I just hate not being able too handle any weather. This is where I just take one day at a time. or all I hear is me nagging about the weather. Thanks to you all. niece
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