Hi everyone - I know I've posted a general question as to whether this was a symptom of FM and got great responses that made me feel like at least I wasn't crazy. My question is - when this happens to me - I can't even have clothes touch me - so I HAVE to stay home from work...it's not something I can grin and bear like the other pain - or that pain meds help with...I just absolutely can't have ANYTHING touch the areas of skin that hurt. So today its chest, upper back and arms. I can't even have a tshirt shaped shirt nor can I wear a bra or anything with straps...so today I'm sitting in a tube top - but there's NO WAY I can go to work like this!
In any case, I tried a little Eucalyptus mixed with Jojoba oil which helped soothe it a bit in the middle of the night (oh yea, it woke me up around 2 am as I was laying on the arm that started hurting and I haven't been back to sleep since)...but do any of you use any particular salve or anything? I tried biofreeze which didn't really help. I just don't know what to do because it's been happening more frequently and I can't keep missing work just because I can't wear clothes!! Help!!!