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When your clothes hurt because of Fibromyalgia

Tuesday 7 August 2012


From's Adrienne Dellwo:


ClothesWhen Your Clothes Hurt Because of Fibromyalgia

By Adrienne Dellwo, Guide
July 23, 2012

A lot of people live with pain, but few people without fibromyalgia find the simple act of wearing clothes painful.

For us, though, it's just a fact of life. We often need to re-think the way we dress and make significant changes to avoid the burning, searing pain associated with anything tight, binding, rough, or made from certain fabrics.

The reason for clothing-related pain is something called allodynia. It means "pain from stimulus that isn't normally painful," and it's common in fibromyalgia.

To get you started on the road to dressing for less pain, see:

Do your clothes hurt? How has this symptom forced you to change your life? Leave your comments here!



The above, with comments, originally appeared here.


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