I have often wondered why I react in certain ways to textures and why I am finding that I am now seeking out different fabrics for my daily use. I am also learning that there are actual valid reasons why I prefer to stay in my jammies as opposed to getting dressed for the day. Like many people with this disease, my skin and body have become hypersensitive.
Ok, like most women, the moment I walk through the door at the end of the day I want my bra off. In the past, I could put up with the discomfort of wearing an underwire bra to keep the ladies firmly in place. Not so much now. There are days when I can't even stand to put on a bra at all because it hurts and makes my skin itch where it is touching me. There are other days when I can deal with a bra but only if it is one of the very soft, not underwire kinds...you know the ones that are more for home use and lounging around. Now if I was not as "abundantly blessed" in the bust, this would not be a problem but these fourth letter in the alphabet cup sized ladies should not ever go out in public without major support under a shirt or dress. I just want to either burn or throw away all my underwire bras at this point.
I used to love flannel sheets but now they hurt my skin. I need to now use the softest cotton or cotton blends. No more crisp cotton sheets that I used to love in the Summer time either. We got a new mattress that requires deep pocketed sheets so I had to buy new sheets for it. I finally found some that are super soft and was able to order them through ebay.
I don't like anything form fitting or tight against my body clothing wise. I want soft, loose and flowy clothing. Anything that feels a bit rough against my skin will send me into a tizzy. I am also finding that when I get overheated (which happens a lot) my skin gets raw where it rubs against itself. I know that some people with Fibro get cold easily and there are others like me who get really hot. Throw menopause in there too and my inner furnace seems to be on full bore most of the time. My favorite outfits at the moment are soft cotton shirts and pants. Well either that or soft cotton or silky feeling jammies. If I do not have to go anywhere during the day, I prefer to stay in my soft and loose fitting jammies. No binding, pulling or rubbing at the waist, just nicely gliding over that area all together.
All these changes for me have made be want to get rid of lots of perfectly good clothing and bedding that I already have and used to wear and use with no problems and replace it with things that will not drive me nuts or cause me discomfort or pain. So yes, some of my shopping I can now blame and Fibromyalgia...Fibro made me do it. 😜