In fibromyalgia, the most basic factor like what you wear can cause you more pain. Fibromyalgia patients often complain of their clothes causing them pain. The pain can feel like stabbing or sharp sensation similar to a bad sunburn.
Undergarments, socks, waistbands and anything that wrap your body can possibly trigger extreme fibromyalgia pain. Changing your wardrobe for fibromyalgia can help to lessen your symptoms and help manage your condition.
The use of brassiere can be extremely uncomfortable and sometimes restricting for most woman. If you are suffering from fibromyalgia, the pain of wearing a tight bra can be unbearable. Thus, choosing the right bra is important to lessen any discomfort. Here are some pointers to choosing a bra for fibromyalgia:
- Go for bra that do not have any underwire.
- Go for bra that are soft and thinly padded.
- Go for seamless bra
- Sports bras are also a good option, as long as they are not too tight.
- Make sure to wear bras that are right for your size.
When it comes to pants, the style and cutting can affect your comfort significantly. Avoid high waist pants, as they tend to be tighter and more likely to squeeze your abdomen especially when you are sitting. This triggers discomfort and pain. Go for loose fitting cut as much as possible. You may want to shop for pants in the maternity section since most of them are made in stretchy and comfortable materials ideal for managing your fibromyalgia symptoms. When you try pants on, sit and move around to check if they are really comfortable and do not cause much pain.
If you need to wear dresses, for work or for attending a wedding, choose flowing dresses without any waist bands. Minimizing areas where the dress is fitted can help to lessen pain as a result of the pressure applied on your body. When trying dresses on, be mindful of the most painful spots in your body. Ensure that your dress do not apply additional pressure on these spots.
The fabric of your clothes can reduce pain caused by clothes significantly. The texture and weight of the fabric are factors to consider when choosing clothes. In general, lighter, softer and smoother fabrics such as silk and cotton feel less abrasive and heavy on your skin. Huge sweaters, even if they are made of cotton, are usually too heavy and can add to your pain. It is therefore ideal to choose silk, satin, cotton, stretchy light knits and flannel.