Some times I can't stand myself clothes

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MeGoSun
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   Posted 5/17/2011 12:27 PM (GMT -7)   
Do any of you get to the point that you have to take things off.
By the late afternoon there's times that I have to take my bra off, it hurts to wear it.
If my shirt sleeves are rubbing on my arms I have to change it to something big and baggy.
I even have times that I have to take my shoes and socks off and then my feet freeze.Thanks to Raynuads.
It's just more and more. Hate it.
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mscrowbar
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   Posted 5/17/2011 12:50 PM (GMT -7)   
yes, me too. As soon as I get off work I want to go right home and get the clothes off. Its my hair first. It hangs around my face so by the end of the day it gets pulled back and I threaten to have it all chopped off.(hubby gets really mad when I say that but he's bald so he has no clue) Then its the long pants, knee highs and dress shoes that I have to wear for work. As soon as I get home I change into loose fitting capris with sandals and a tee. Wish I could take off the bra but the "girls" are just too big for that.

Most of the time its more an aggrevation, not necessarily a pain. But, even so, most people don't feel the need to start ripping off their clothes as soon as they walk in the door.

The only thing that really puts me into a lot of pain is if I have to carry my purse too long, like thru the mall or any store w/o shopping carts.


just another something we have to deal with that the normal person would never understand.
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vestabula
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   Posted 5/17/2011 1:54 PM (GMT -7)   
I can't wear anything with a texture or nap against my legs...it makes them crawl like there are bugs all over them.  If I have to go out and wear something presentable, I get home, hurdle everything in my way and rip them off...into my soft flannels or cotton pants.  I have taken my bra off in a restaurant restroom many times and I never wear one at home.  Thankfully I am pretty flat chested.  No labels...that's a given and nothing with rough edges or hems.  I am such a fashion plate!
 
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Sherrine
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   Posted 5/17/2011 1:59 PM (GMT -7)   
I have to wear very soft fabrics and I only wear a bra when I'm going out in public.  I can't wear "enclosed" shoes because they hurt my feet so I wear sandals that I can slip my foot in and out of.  Fun, huh?
 
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grandmaroses
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   Posted 5/17/2011 2:41 PM (GMT -7)   
OMG, I thought I was a freak because I am the same, I seldom wear a bra and most clothing bothers me. My hair has been driving me crazy, so today I went and had it all cut off (maybe I will wear a scarf so hubby doesn't have a heart attack). Don't get me started on what I can't wear because the list is too long.
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Acheybody
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   Posted 5/17/2011 4:31 PM (GMT -7)   
Me too!! Material can't be synthetic (cold) can't weigh anything (ouch) can't be form-fitting (obviously ouch)....jewelry against my skin also makes me cold....aren't we going to have fun shopping when we're even older?   turn  
 
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Moonsinger
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   Posted 5/17/2011 4:44 PM (GMT -7)   
I have been having this more and more lately, especially with the bras! I get a chest pain that sits right between my breasts and bras make it excruciating at the end of the day. I change in to pjs or sweatpants as soon as I get home. My job right now is pretty casual (can't wear anything too nice with the dogs around) so I wear a lot of jeans and sweatshirts, but the jeans get very restrictive, especially as I gain weight with all this.

Wool is too itchy, polyester too sweaty! I have to wear my hair short since I hate the feeling of it touching my neck. LOL!

I had to put a few extra things in my purse the other day, and wear it walking for about an hour. My shoulders were killing me, even though it wasn't heavy and had a long, wide strap, to help disperse the weight. So frustrating!

MeGoSun
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   Posted 5/17/2011 5:11 PM (GMT -7)   
Thank you each and everyone. lol
I thought I was the only one.
May the sun shine on you and warm your heart.

Deb25
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   Posted 5/18/2011 3:33 AM (GMT -7)   
I feel so at home and loved here. smilewinkgrin You all relate so well to things I feel too.  By the end of my work day, the bra is driving me nuts and I go right for the sweatpants and the sloppy t-shirt, my hair also goes up, and I try to go without socks.  My Raynauds causes issues there too, so my feet are in and out of the slippers.  As a rule, I wear sports bras, but am having a hard time finding the type that have hooks, I absolutely can not pull one over my head and make my arms work well enough to get it on.
 
I always say, the only ones that can understand are the ones that have walked in your shoes! turn
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Azgram
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   Posted 5/18/2011 8:51 AM (GMT -7)   
Deb, have you tried stepping into your sports bra?  I saw that on tv & tried it.  It wasn't easy with my broad hips, but worked & was a lot easier than over my head. cool

Deb25
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   Posted 5/18/2011 10:16 AM (GMT -7)   
My sister laughed at me when I mentioned seeing the same thing on tv.  I may just have to try that.  They are so much more comfy.  Thanks.
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Femangel
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   Posted 5/18/2011 11:00 AM (GMT -7)   
Same here, i'm still ok with shoes at the moment, but than again i'm only having symptoms for a year, so who knows?
Bra's however!! The pressure it puts on my shoulders and mu neck base is too much most of the time and i take it of whenever i can.
I also jump straight in to sweatpants and a loose tee-shirt as soon as i get in, but honestly i have always done that, even before the fibro, i've always felt more comfortable at home wearing somethng nice and comfy.
Since i'm still new to this is cold also a typical fibro thing? I mean are u too overly sensitive to the cold? I am terrible with it if it even goes as low as 15 or so degrees celsius i have to drag out my warm sweaters or i feel freezing....

fish29
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   Posted 5/18/2011 11:36 AM (GMT -7)   
Yes! As soon as I get home I put on some super stretchy PJ's (with no elastic).
I also have tender points above my breasts and armpits- bra's drive me insane during the day.

fish29
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   Posted 5/18/2011 11:38 AM (GMT -7)   
The bra is called the "Ahh" bra- I just got 2, waiting for them to get here!
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ak angel
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   Posted 5/18/2011 2:17 PM (GMT -7)   
Now that I am not working, I am lucky to get out of my pj's. One day my hubby is going to ask me if I own clothes. lol. I too have to take my bra off as soon as I get home. When I take a shower, just washing with a cloth makes my skin senstive.

AustenFan
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   Posted 5/18/2011 2:32 PM (GMT -7)   
I have a pair of pj's and a legging/t-shirt set that I will change into (one or the other) pretty much every day. Usually, the bra is the first thing to go. I've had several abdominal surgeries, and that seems to be a pretty sensitive area. I have to wear super soft pants with elastic. No jeans for me.

donnaeil
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   Posted 5/18/2011 9:41 PM (GMT -7)   
It has become a lot harder for me to get comfortable in clothing. Synthetics are out. Soft cotton even hurts. In fact my skin was burning and itching so badly my doctor sent me to a new pain clinic. My skin had the creepy crawlies also.

My bed sheets are made of cotton and I have to use a hypoallergenic detergent for sheets and clothing.

Shoes irritate the heck out of me. My Ugg boots are the best and I am hoping I do not look too ridiculous if I need to wear them during the summer.

Bras? hah. I am going to try a new one this summer. Any suggestions anyone? I need help with clothes and whatever else touches my skin.

Oh, I wear my hair up it is more comfortable that way. However, hair pins, clamps, etc. have to be carefully chosen. They can cause pain also.

Help folks, I need it.

Donnaeil

evenkeel
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   Posted 5/19/2011 5:58 AM (GMT -7)   
I don't seem to have the exact same sensitive skin issues that some people here have but I absolutely can't stand to have my arms uncovered unless I'm in bed under warm covers. Wind or cold on my arms drives me up the wall, and I'm finding even the sun kind of hurts. It's going to be a problem this summer trying to keep them covered in the heat. Bras and anything tight around my ribcage or putting pressure on my shoulders are a problem, too. I'm larger up top and I'm having a really hard time finding a solution. The camisoles with built-in shelves help if they're a size too small but then the elastic hurts. I also can't have anything tight or rubbing around my waist. My lower back is really tender and always hurts, plus I usually have tenderness between my waist and knees that precludes anything tight. Luckily all of my dress pants are baggy on me and have smooth/satiny waist bands so generally I only have to deal with the bra issue with work clothes. Jeans are another story and 5 days out of 7 I can't wear the ones I have. I'm on the hunt to find new jeans, which is all ready hard when my hips/thighs are so out of proportion to my waist. *sigh* Fibromyalgia can be so stinking inconvenient!
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uh oh
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   Posted 5/19/2011 8:12 AM (GMT -7)   
I also have problems with my clothes---they are down right un comfortable---I'm 57 yrs. old and have started sleeping in the nude something my husband could never get me to do when I was younger. now I'm like the princess and the pea.(a childs bedtime story) if theres a wrinle in the sheet it will drive me nuts. It hurts to even lay on the seam of a nightgown.Also I've found that detergents add to my discomfort so I use the kind with no dyes or scents and no fabric softner. This has helped. I also spend my day in my nightgown if I don't have to work.

Kim69
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   Posted 7/8/2011 4:14 AM (GMT -7)   
This is my first post. I am thinking that I have fibromyalgia. I have been tested for everything else! What you are all saying makes so much sense to me.

I have started wearing a non underwire crop bra even to work now. Even then I rip it off as soon as I am in the door. I am then into my pajamas. I always wear my hair up because I can't stand the feel of it against my neck. I now sleep naked cos I can't stand the feeling of constrictive clothes, wrinkles or collars.

I thought it was just me!

psygirl6
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   Posted 7/8/2011 4:42 AM (GMT -7)   
I have the same issues. I hate bras, and especially any article of pants that are fitted, or have waist bands on them. They cause me too much pain. Even worse is that The clothing is not tight at all actually a bit loose, but because of the waist band elastic fitting sitting on me, it feels too heavy on my hips and makes them hurt like I am being kicked. I also got my hair cut because my hair makes me itchy and sweat, even in the cold. Plus, I hated how my hair felt on my neck and wore a pony tail forever. I even hate wearing watches, jewelery, not even a necklace. the worse part is when I do my clinical I have to wear my badge. I hate make up because it feels too heavy on my face. If I wear clothing, I only wear cotton or cotton/polyester. I hate wool, silk, and all the other fabrics.
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Lit-teacher
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   Posted 7/8/2011 8:11 AM (GMT -7)   
I have a large chest, and bras are miserable! I come home from work, take off my bra, and put on pj bottoms and a large t-shirt. I wish there was a comfy, supportive bra out there.
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Moonsinger
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   Posted 7/8/2011 3:12 PM (GMT -7)   
I have worn my hair short for a while now because if it gets long it is always up in a pony tail too! And then my scalp hurts when it's held back tightly. Chop chop chop does the trick!

psygirl6
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   Posted 7/8/2011 5:10 PM (GMT -7)   
Moon singer,
I love my new hair cut. I am not as itchy on my neck and my scalp.
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Rectal prolapse surgery Dec. 2006
total colectomy with ileo-rectal anamastosis for slow transit constipation: Aug 7, 2008
Numerous food intolerances
Now struggling with worse stomach, diarrhea issues, which are now uncontrollable.
Diagnosed with Lyme in 2009.
Diagnosed with Fibromyalgia and tremors in 2011

Blaisen
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   Posted 7/9/2011 6:20 AM (GMT -7)   
I spend my day changing. Which as u all know is exhausting and painful! I am very sensitive to temperature and am usually sweaty hot or frozen cold clammy. If I'm wairing sandals when sweaty feet happen, I need to change because I'll slip right out of my shoes. Also it's embarrassing because the top of my feet and toes sweat buckets! If I'm driving and my feet become ice cold, I need to get socks and sneakers out of my "leave the house kit". Its tough to wair shoes though when my feet are this hot they feel like they will explode. When I'm home I change socks and undies 10 times a day. I were folded paper towels in my undies because i sweat there too and i seem a bit ocd about being clean. Shirts and pants probably 5. My shoulder has tenndinitis amplified by the Fibro so changing is tough. Bras come off when I can too! When im home it one of 2 comfy pants. Nothing else will do. Thought about designing a line of Fibro clothing. Only us super sensitive could ever make that work!
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