Anyone who has suffered from an extended flare or has been hit with back to back flares knows how bad fibromyalgia flare stank can be!
Hygiene is rarely discussed in the fibromyalgia community. It’s personal and embarrassing. I mean seriously, how many people, besides myself, wake up and think that today is a good day to announce my stench on social media?
Personal hygiene is a major issue for the chronically ill and is something that needs to be discussed without shame or humiliation.
Fatigue and pain are the cause of fibromyalgia flare stank. It is not that we are lazy, but that we have little to no physical strength. Pain makes what movements we can make even harder. The result is going much longer than we should between showers/baths.
I was recently hit with an unexpected back-to-back fibromyalgia weather flare. The first flare was expected. I began feeling the effects of the incoming extreme heatwave days before it hit. As usual, I began feeling better after it reached its peak. But then something unexpected occurred. A daytime high reduction of 35 degrees (115 on Sunday to 81 on Tuesday) in 48 hours was more than my body could tolerate.
When I awoke Wednesday morning, my flare had subsided, but my stank was in overdrive! Because of the first flare, I had already pushed the boundaries of my shower schedule. And thanks to the second flare, my stench was so bad that I considered having my husband douse me in liquid soap and spraying me down with a garden hose!
Although it has been quite some time since I have experienced a fibro flare of this magnitude, I set out to prepare for the next. Whether you experience severe and debilitating flares periodically or on a regular basis, my fibro hygiene shopping list will be of use.
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Fibromyalgia Flare Stank Fighting Products
Until you have the strength or assistance necessary to take a bath/shower, these products in addition to your preferred deodorant will help.
- No-Rinse Body Wash and Shampoo
- Body Wipes
- Personal Hygiene Wipes
Keep your pillow, phone, eyeglasses, bed, and other items near you clean with a UV sanitizer wand. Lightweight and easy to use.
Other products you may want to have on hand to help you get through your flare without totally ignoring your hygiene needs.
- Body Mist
- Disposable Mini Toothbrushes
- Waterless Shampoo and Conditioning Shower Cap
- Breath Gel
Don’t get caught off guard! Have your products on hand and stored bedside or accessed easily. A tiered vanity for your nightstand would be ideal if you suffer from frequent flares. A travel toiletry bag filled with your fibromyalgia flare stank fighting products kept in an easy-to-reach storage cabinet can be used if your flares occur less often. You might even want to consider a hanging travel case to hang from your headboard or wall to make reaching the items easier.
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Is there any pain med that works better for FM, I have hyper flex and I am constantly hurting myself by over extending most joints in my body, the inlammation rushes in and I’d down. This can happen 1-10 times per day as I have a home. pets a hubby with dementia to care for. I have a wonderful pain Dr but hyper flex FM is uncommom so I’ thrown into the chronic pain file and given whatever the gov’t will allow. I also have Spondylolthesis and fractured mt oelvis and pubic bones a few years ago. Nobody will operate due to lung damage from Sarcoidosis, in remission for now but trying to wake up thanks to long Covid. There has to be something to get me out of bed in the am. Something that will take the edge off and help me to wake up so I can care for my loved ones..Thank you …Lee
Sorry for the typos, I also have poor vision, narrow angle glaucoma!