Fibromyalgia

Does anyone find waistbands and clothes painful, any ideas how to cope I am finding them very troublesome. Am really suffering at the moment when I stand I am ok but when I sit they hurt like hell, and cannot sit still for five minutes. Also I need a mattress as I can feel the springs through my current one, can't afford too much expense, bought a mattress topper but has not been very successful

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  • I wear the most loose things at home, when I have to face the world in acceptable attire I agree it is torture so my thoughts are with you on this. Best wishes Lou xx

  • Yes I find I can't always wear a watch anymore , I do wear my wrist splits if I am walking which compounds the problem , also I have an orthopaedic mattress but have a mattress topper on it now and sometimes I put a duvet on top of that ,just depends how my body is reacting , good luck Chris

  • Yes i find tryto wear lose clothes these days and will put night clothers on as soonas possible at night. as for sleeping have you tryed a thick duva quilt under your sheet xx

  • Hi FluffyM. OMG, who would think clothes could cause so much grief. Like you I cannot abide waistbands, bra's are a pain - shoes drive me nuts and even knee highs feel as though they are cutting my legs in two.

    This is how I am coping at the moment. I buy casual trousers from M&S at £10, they look great, wash and wear well and above all have a wide, gentle waistband that doesn't hurt - they are also cheap enough so that when the colour does start to fade, there are no regrets at replacing them. Made of a soft stretchy fabric I simply love them.

    As for bras - well I bought a kind of vest with a bra top from a famous store selling designer over runs TK is the name. I paid £6 each for two (they didn't have more but I continue to look). As for knee highs, well I now buy ankle socks, worn with pants nobody can tell that the stocking only goes up to the ankle.

    My one disappointment is in the shoe department. My darling hubby bought me a pair of Ug slippers last Xmas and the only time I take them off is when I go out.

    I gave up trying to pad out the bed to stop it hurting in the night, we bought a foam mattress OK so it isn't a top of the range Tempur - but who cares is is soft and supportive.

    I can no longer wear my watch, so I am looking for an alternative, either one on a chain or a pin on one like the nurses used to wear could possibly fit the bill.

    Oh yes, I pop on nightclothes and kaftan as soon as I am able loose fitting and covered up too.

    I do apologise if I have waffled on too long, I think it is a lack of human company that does this - Good luck reconstructing your comfort wardrobe, I do hope I have been a bit of help.

    Regards

    Doreen

  • Hi Fluffymare

    I am so sorry to read that you are experiencing this issue, and I genuinely hope that you can find some resolution and relief to these problems. I have trouble with buttons, they drive me crazy and I can never fasten them properly, the smaller they are the worse it is!

    I genuinely hope that you can find the answers that you are searching for?

    All my hopes and dreams for you

    Ken x

  • There are places that do loose fitting shoes. I use Cosyfeet or is it Cosyfoot. i also have a pedometer that I wear under my top clothes that also has a watch.

  • I wear dresses rather than separates in summer as long as possible to hide the fact that my legs are bare I wear footsies inside my shoes/sandals which are almost always Clark's or scholl, with good arch support and width and padding under the heel I don't wear a bra and avoid restricting elastic wherever possible I layer my clothes opting for cardigans over jumpers so they can be removed when I begin to overheat(twenty times a day) Hope this helps

    Jan

  • I wear dresses rather than separates in summer as long as possible to hide the fact that my legs are bare I wear footsies inside my shoes/sandals which are almost always Clark's or scholl, with good arch support and width and padding under the heel I don't wear a bra and avoid restricting elastic wherever possible I layer my clothes opting for cardigans over jumpers so they can be removed when I begin to overheat(twenty times a day) Hope this helps

    Jan

  • Yes, Yes, & Yes!!! Go to a pain clinic, it doesn't take it away, but it really helps make it bearable. Hope this helps sweetheart!!! xxx Mitzi

  • I wear long maxi dresses with a cardigan over the top when cool, also with these they tend to have a support in the chest area so I don't have to wear a bra and at 36E I tend to need one.

    As for the mattress I got mine from occupational therapist it's about 3 inch thick and goes ontop of your normal mattress best thing is it is made so you don't get pressure sores. It is a life saver as I tend to be in bed a lot

  • hhi I have the same problem with things like waistband I wear PJ at home as that's alls I find comfy. and if you get in touch with ocupaitient health they will help with mattrass as they helped me hope you have some luck x

  • Hi fluffymare I can't wear watches bracelets has my wrists hurt. Plus I have to wear baggy clothes has they has I find that my clothes hurt my body it feeling like it burning and my body is sensitive to touch. I wear on when ever I can. Cant wear bras . Has they painful

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