I dunno why when i take showers i am in so much pain. Shortly after my back was killing me, then my left arm was aching my upper shoulder the middle my hands wrist and my back in the middle my upper shoulder blades. does anyone else feel like this?
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If I am in a flare, which when aren't we, the shower actually feels like it is causing more pain. If I have the chest wall pain the shower makes my chest hurt more.
When you are showering you are moving your arms, legs, back etc so the movement can cause pain.
when i take a shower my back kills me just i hurt everywhere taking a shower actually causes a flare for me. and your right we are moving our backs, legs etc. i mean it's pretty sad when you can not take a shower and having a flare after.
Hot showers help me, too. Spring and fall are when I feel the best. Cold weather makes me hurt worse while hot weather makes me sick (nausea) and tired. Here in east TN, we skipped Spring for some reason. Bummer. Stormy weather makes me hurt, too! ugh!
I cannot take super hot showers any more. I am really sensitive to heat, and since I am perimenopausal I tend to take my showers on the cooler side of warm. I am sensitive to extreme temps either way..
During summer/pollen season, I find that hot showers cause my asthma to act up, so I've found ways to get clean with minimal actual showering.
I turn the fan way up to avoid steaming the bathroom, and leave the bathroom door open if I'm alone. Then I turn on the water just for a minute. Then I turn it off and wash myself, then I turn it back on just to rinse. I keep it lukewarm rather than hot.
Hey presto, clean without being steamed like a lobster.
Get some kind of chair or stool to sit on while showering-of course you have to stand to reach the nether regions-but at least you'll have something to rest on. Also, a hand held-showerhead is very helpfull. I dread having to get into the shower but I usually feel much better after I get it over with.
I just take baths now. I get in when it's lukewarm and add increasingly hot water. Have to take showers to wash my hair though, so unfortunately a consequence of this illness is that I don't wash my hair every day.
We bought an outdoor hot tub for me, and it has been making me nauseated. I think it's too hot outside so haven't used it much yet.