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Beeble

795d

does anyone else with fibro just LOVE super hot water? like for me having a really really hot shower/bath or going in a hot tub is like heaven for pain. any other pain relief tips would be nice <3

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    • Beeble

      790d

      @sneakylittlefox what a splendid idea!

    • sneakylittlefox

      790d

      Hot showers are life giving!!! I use heated stuffed animals sometimes or heat patches and those are great!

      • Beeble

        790d

        @sneakylittlefox what a splendid idea!

    • margaretscarry

      795d

      Yes honestly hot baths arent even hot enough xD ive heard this is rlly rlly common even with heating pads for ppl with chronic pain disorders.

      • Beeble

        794d

        @margaretscarry they're never hot enough! gotta find a hot tub haha

    • nat23

      795d

      I would live in a hot bath if I could honestly 😂 That being said sometimes I take the hot baths/heating pads too far and forget that I need to also use ice/cold wraps on sore muscles later. I have to give myself reminders after physical therapy or extra physical days to use an ice pack.

      • Beeble

        794d

        @nat23 ice packs can be such a dream I always forget to use them

    • Kid

      795d

      YES YES YES!!!!! I love love love steaming hot showers, it’s even better if you add a “shower bomb” to make the whole place smell like lavender

      • Beeble

        794d

        @Kid I love lavender too!

    • Sonder0723

      795d

      Absolutely. I take epsom salt baths for my joints, its very short term relief but it’s nice to be able to sit there for an hour or two and not be in pain

      • Beeble

        794d

        @Sonder0723 augh I know!

    • anemone

      795d

      they're kind of a guilty pleasure, but i generally only take them when i'm really emotionally down. i stopped years ago for the sake of my poor dry hair and my pots thanks me for it - my worst episodes are always right after a long, hot bath

      • Beeble

        794d

        @anemone I honestly rather pass out than be in pain is my personal preference

    • Emo_Enby_99

      795d

      I can't do hot water, it's actually bad for dry skin. So I prefer warm to hot showers. That being said heating pads are a dream, especially for my lower back

      • SJP

        794d

        @Emo_Enby_99 I have eczema, but, to be honest, I shower hot anyway and compensate with lotion and coconut oil "baths".

      • Beeble

        794d

        @Emo_Enby_99 oh I looooove my heating pad. also have you tried showering with like, massage oil soap? may help with that!

    • JustRachelle

      795d

      Yesss I love it! I’ve been looking into getting my a portable hot tub for home.

      • Beeble

        795d

        @JustRachelle that sounds like the dream omg, best of wishes to you!!

    • SJP

      795d

      Yessssss! And there are studies into this being a regular thing in patients with POTS. Increasing sodium and fluid intake (and corrosponding electrolytes) is known to help POTS patients. Good luck 😊

      • Beeble

        795d

        @SJP wow! had no idea it related to my POTS too! thank you so much <3

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