There are a few products that have made a huge difference in my quality of life in this Fibro journey. Perhaps one or more might make life easier for you as well. Over the years I’ve tried many different things, as I’m sure you have, trying to be as comfortable as possible. I would also live to hear from you about the things that make your journey more tolerable, if not exactly more comfortable. I know some of these are expensive, but my husband and I decided they were worth the investment.
1. Tempur-Pedic adjustable bed. For a long time my pillow-top mattress was pretty comfortable. Then I started having a lot more hip and leg pain. Plus, I’m bed-bound most of the time due to severe fatigue, so I needed something I could adjust for comfort. Fabrics matter as well, and I got tired of my sheet wrinkling and bunching up, so I invested in a mattress cover that has a thick, super soft top … seriously heaven. So, no more sheets for me.
2. Snuz pillow. I can’t even tell you how many pillows I have gone through over the years, looking for the right amount of softness and comfort. I’ve tried expensive brand names as well inexpensive ones. What I love about this pillow is that is soft and comfortable, as well as washable. It’s guaranteed not to lose its shape. I used to wake up with neck pain and headaches every day, super rare since I started using this pillow.
3. Front hook Ultimate wireless bra by Amoureuse. I gave up wires a long time ago because it was too painful!! To be perfectly honest, unless I’m going out, I never wear a bra. I have developed issues with one of my shoulders that prevents that arm from reaching behind me. Besides being front hook, this bra is incredibly comfortable and pretty.
4. Squatty Potty. This has been great to take pressure off my sciatic nerve. It also positions my body in an anatomically correct position to take care of business.
5. Shower head with hand-held attachment. I’m very thankful that the shower in our bathroom has a built-in seat. It comes in handy when I lack the energy to stand. It’s at those times when the hand-held attachment is especially appreciated.
I apologize that some of this info is … ahem … rather personal. But I believe it could be helpful to others looking for similar solutions to common Fibro issues.
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