Hey friends. I just have a little question. So last year with fibro the cold weather didn't really affect or bother me that much. However, last night I was outside in the cold for about 2 hours and got in so much pain I had to go home and I couldn't stop crying, it has never ever been this bad. It is now the next morning and I am still in the pain that I was in last night, which I'm assuming is from the cold??? Has anyone else experienced this? How do you cope with the pain?
Sometimes I'm ok and other times not. Invest in a cathart jacket or any brand known for the warmth of their product. I always, always, always dress in layers, and bring a tote. I'd rather have to shed a few layers and carry them in my bag than to be cold and in pain. If I know I will be outside for a while throw some of those thermacare wraps in your bag in case you need them. Hot tea, hot choc, or coffee helps.
I get it too. I find the tensing in cold weather brings on a flare. I always try and stay prepared. Always end up with too many llayer and get too hot but much better than getting cold and ending up on pain
I struggle to explain it too but your explanation pretty much nails it x
It does. Its like all my muscles just tense up and won't relax. It's so hard to have that feeling it causes me anxiety in addition to the extra pain. It also makes me more sensitive to the cold like I'm always freezing except when I have a hot flash lol