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?