I use ice packs on my legs and feet when the swelling gets bad. Wet wash clothes with some alcohol added, put in plastic bags and frozen will stay flexible. I know many of us cannot tolerate cold weather so this seems counter intuitive , but it really helps me in the hot weatherView Thread
Bad bad flare today. Very hot and extra long work and home management activity. I'm so tired and swollen-- legs and belly. The episodes of swelling have increased. How to pace when life not going well? It feels like everything is falling apart.View Thread
Oh yes I feel like I have ants crawling on me. It's not just my legs but all over at different times. One place in particular is the back of my right hand. I can sit there and trace the invisible ants. No muscle movement. No change in color or temperature. Just invisible ants. It used to worry me some before I found this site. Now I know we all have weird stuff like that.View Thread
What did they mean by a dysfunctional habitat? Possibly you meant habit but I still don't understand. How are muscle spasms a habit? In what way will cognitive behavioral therapy help? Surely relaxation techniques are helpful but I'm not sure I understand what you are describing.
I had an excellent physical Therapist who had worked with FM before and who helped me begin stretching exercises, water exercise and helped me regain some endurance. Is there more I should know about?View Thread