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Old 03-24-2007, 08:04 PM   #2
Last'sGal Last'sGal is offline
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Re: HEAT...short term relief..long term pain???

Hi, Kat. I thought FMS is like arthritis, but without the inflammation?

Heat helps my pain tremendously... in fact, my heating pad has become by best friend. A hot bath or a visit to my Mom's hot tub do wonders too, although I can't put my chest under hot water or it feels like I'm trying to breathe with someone sitting on me. For me, cold is the enemy, except for a cold washcloth on my forehead when the headache gets too much to bear.

If heat bothers you, I wonder if you have some arthritis along with it?