Do your clothes make you hurt? Mine do! Bras, waistbands, even the tie on my old bathrobe -- anything that puts pressure on my chest or abdomen can at times set off either burning or intense, stabbing pains.
I've tailored my entire wardrobe to accommodate this particular symptom, but I've never read a word about it anywhere. Wondering if I was crazy or if it was a common thing among those of us with fibromyalgia syndrome (FMS), I asked about it in the forum. Turns out, I'm not crazy! (OK, at least not about this.) A lot of people posted that they have the same problem and thought they were the only one. One woman described the pain as feeling like a "terrible sunburn." Clothes can cause pain all over, on your tender points and on areas that are numb or tingly.
I thought it was high time this topic was addressed, since clothing is generally something we have to deal with on a daily basis. With the help of those wonderful forum folks, I've put together some fibro-tested tips. Click here to read the article.