For most people, taking a shower is a pretty basic and harmless thing to do. For many, a shower can either help you start the day feeling fresh and invigorated or end your day cleansed and relaxed. However, this is not the case for patients with fibromyalgia (FMS) and chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS). For many of these patients, taking a shower can be dreadful and very painful.
In extreme cases, patient end up in bed the whole day right after taking a shower. So why is showering so difficult for fibromyalgia? Showering with fibromyalgia can be difficult because of several factors.