Nylon pants, cotton tops
- I struggled with pain from clothes, A lot of pain is in waist and abdomen. I did follow some of the suggestions here. I tried to do this as cheaply as I could as I didn't know what would work out. My problems started in summer so I got by on organic cotton dresses from Walmart. I started wearing boots in the fall with the dresses. For winter I have nylon pants work best. I found two pairs of nylon yoga pants. I like those with the foldover waist. Somehow the nylon has more stretch than the cotton. I bought black Be Maternity tights at Target. These are comfortable. I found Apt 9 black nylon tights at Kohls that aren't too bad. As far as sizes go I would recommend if you go the maternity pant route go one size down. I go one size up in yoga pants. I find tights more versatitle as I can wear them under dresses with boots in winter.
- —Guest Mary
Waist Pain From Pants
- I developed Fibro shortly after having surgery for a bilateral Adductor strain. At first I thought I was going crazy when I started having these sore spots in different areas on my body. It took about three years and ten days in the hospital for depression before I got my answer. I have a question, I can only were elastic waist pants because of the pain in my hips and abdomin. The problem is I have a wedding to go to and my wife wants me to buy a new suit. Do they make suits with elastic waist pants?
- —Guest Guest Tom
Socks - looser fit
- I so agree with all the tips & yes thought I was the only one who was bothered by my clothes - i have found Bonds Diabetic socks are fantastic - looser fitting, warm & nice looking too - hope it helps
- —Guest Vicki
- Without any help from a doctor I have found out what my sore/raw...feels like sandpaper rubbing me when my clothes touch me. My suggestion to all of you that are suffering to reseach Emu Oil. I bought mine on Amazon.com ....I bought the topical they also have it in oral form, which I just ordered. I has many many healing properties. I was so happy to find something out there that would help this annoying pain and it does. Best of luck to you all.
- —Guest SoreSkin
found the perfect jeans
- I too can NOT wear jeans or on most days clothes. I FOUND the BEST jeans. HSN Diane Gillman. They have elactic waist and stretch thin denim and she has all styles. ALL very up to date and SOSO light and comfortable. TRY them.. TV shapping show called HSN. The person who makes them is Diane Gillman. U can look her up on-line at HSN.com or on TV or call 1-800-248-3100..can u tell I like these jeans? thanks for sharing..I sat here crying as I read all your stories. I feel like we all know each other. And....I am not crazy.
- I agreee about the clothes driving me crazy and I thought I was the only one too!! I have a very severe case of Fibro after a car wreck in 2006 and I wear as loose as I can and I just get that bra off and those pants as soon as I walk through the door. And when I am at home which is most all the time... I stay in my gown all day sometimes and sometimes I wear loose Danskin Pants made to walk in or just be comfortable. Clothes are not our friends my fibro friends! I say get rid of them asap and don't worry about what others think. We have to do whatever it takes to find a level of comfort for ourselves where ever and when ever we can! Good Luck!
- —Guest MyFibroLife
- I might have fibromyalgia. I cannot wear a bra either or anything with a band that goes underneath my breasts. I can only wear the softest sports bras and sometimes even those are too uncomfortable. My main problem is clothing with sleeves--my arms and shoulders are super super sensitive and the sensation of clothing hitting my upper arms area really bother me--my skin will ache and burn. I have to wear these tight fitting running shirts and the fabric has to be really stretchy. I also have to wear them inside out since the seams bother me. Spandex seems to be the most comfortable. Cold weather makes my condition worse. It is reassuring that I am not the only one out there who has this sensitivity to clothing, whether it is fibro or something else.
- —Guest gm
Tips on pain-reducing clothing
- I can't stand anything tight and I wear clothing that is as light and unrestrictive as possible. I sleep nude on a memory foam topper. I couldn't sleep without it. I recently found a site that sells memory foam bras. They are expensive, but they also sell pads for your shoulders. Let me know what you think ladies. And men, I one suggestion for you. Try wearing Under Armore. It's light-weight, but warm. It's expensive, but Christmas is coming. You may also be able to fing different brands that are cheaper. I have not tried Slinky Brand yet, but agree it looks like it could help. I plan on trying it soon. I'm SO glad we can help one another. Keep sharing the tips.
- —Guest Debbe
how to reduce pain from clothes
- Not having the bras clasps digging in my back therefore I have to wear a bra that closes in the front if I can stand it. Sometimes I can't. Am living in nightclothes right now. Not enough energy to do laundry. I know things are temporary but it's difficult.
- —Guest nen
Site for Sore Bodies
- Just noticed that no website was given for finding the Fibro Fashions patterns. Here it is: www.momwiz.com/Parlour/fibro.htm
- —Guest MomWiz
New Patterns for Fibromyalgia
- Comfort and fashion unite in patterns designed for fibromyalgia! These are custom made from your measurements and have several style choices in each pattern.
- —Guest MomWiz
- in addition to having CFS and FM, i also fall under the Highly Sensitive Person (HSP) category. so, talk about looking for comfortable clothing!! ever since i was a kid, i have preferred flannel, denim, and corduroy. can't help it. i hate tight things, and i get snarky quickly if i am already feeling lousy. sleeping or resting in sweats (depending on where you live) also makes a lot of difference.
Pants that work and bra alternatives
- As far as pants, I've found that pants with foldover waists are fantastic. They tend to be stretchier, and when you unfold the waist, the pressure's redistributed so that there's not one band of pressure around your waist. Also, (gasp) I ditch the bras and wear loose camisoles with DIMR's under them (they're little 3" x 5" ovals of soft, pliable plastic, maybe silicon?) that just stick over your nipples so you don't have that "pinger" problem. More at www.dimrs.com
- —Guest T-Nanny
- I had tried many different types of bras: shelf bra, all cotton soft cup bra, but even the tiniest bit of pressure from the elastic hurt. Then, I found the Sara bra, which is actually made for women with limited mobility, but it places no pressure on the skin. I ordered it through Wearease and am very happy with it!
- —Guest Holly Rucker
- I've been trying Nike compression capris and have been amazed at the difference. Am now searching for affordable full length...and possible tops.
- —Guest guest