Take my clothes – please …. Living with Fibromyalgia and Allodynia

Imagine your worst sunburn. How did it feel when you had to put on your shirt? or have someone touch you?

It is something that I experience every day.

What causes me to feel like my nerves are trying to jump out of my skin?

Allodynia is believed to be a hypersensitivity to stimuli that would normally not cause pain. The pain can be provoked by a light touch to the skin, pressure from clothing, showering, combing or brushing your hair. Even a light breeze blowing across your skin can feel like agony. Allodynia is considered to be the result of a process called central sensitization. The pain comes from a malfunction of specialized nerves, called nociceptors. These nociceptors sense information about things like temperature and painful stimuli right at the skin.. Any sensation felt by the skin becomes painful. Two types of allodynia are tactile allodynia, which is pain caused by touch and mechanical allodynia, which is caused by movement across the skin.

The warmer I am the more my skin stings and burns, then anything touching my skin or a light breeze can send me in a frenzy,

Not only is my skin painful to the touch but my clothes cause daily pain.

I choose what I wear every day based on the level of the feeling. Clothing can cause pain all over your body. Most days my arms, hands and thighs are only affected. Today, my entire body feels like I am being attacked by pins and needles.

Other times I describe areas as feeling numb or tingly.

Most days at work you will find me wearing short loose sleeve shirts or tank top style blouses. They type of fabric plays a big part. I am more likely to look at the style of the blouse. The least amount of clothing and lightest touching is the best.

I have had to change the style of socks and shoes that I wear. If I have to wear socks I wear the shortest softest lightest ones I can find.

Everyday the minute I get home from work the shoes and socks are the first to go. I have a very loose soft pair of slippers that I put on then I change out of my work clothes and put on crop length loose pj bottoms and a very loose short sleeve top. On weekends I have light weight crop workout pants, a soft loose sports bra and a shirt that barely touches my skin at all.

Don’t even get me started on clothing tags.

Daily Body Restore Review; Probiotic Supplement

Disclosure: “I have been given [this product] as part of a product review through the Chronic Illness Bloggers network. Although the product was a gift, all opinions in this review remain my own and I was in no way influenced by the company.“ The statements in this review and DBR’s website have not been evaluated by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intend to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.

What is Daily Body Restore?

I was asked to try Daily Body’s Restore probiotic for 30 days and write a review.

I had not heard of Daily Body Restore previously to being contacted to do this review. I went online and did my normal research and was excited to try their product. I think what really peaked my interest was when I received a call from the founder, Kim Shafer. She was very nice and really believes in their products. She asked me what medical conditions and what supplements/medications I was currently taking. She explained to me that their product is a blend of 9 different probiotics and 10 digestive enzymes in each capsule that work together to try to restore your body’s natural healthy state.

She originally began the process of developing Daily Body Restore® when her daughter began having digestive issues. Kim was facing not only the fact that her daughter would be taking buying multiple types of probiotics and digestive enzymes but also the financial strain it was causing. The struggle to find a single product that would help her daughter led to 6 years of studies developing this unique formula. They had developed a singular product using probiotics and digestive enzymes without artificial flavors, colors, dairy, gluten or other additives. Kim’s passion for her product, company and customer satisfaction was fantastic. They truly stand behind their product and their customers.

Would I recommend this product?

I would recommend the Daily Body Restore for anyone trying to improve their digestive and immune health. Their probiotic helped me with intense painful cramping, bloating, water retention, and many other digestive issues. I did not notice any changes in my fibromyalgia symptoms. I continued to feel my ususual fatigue.

For more information on Daily Body Restore, visit Daily Body Restore. Also, If you would like to try Daily Body Restore here is a Discount code for our US readers – DBRINTRO – It allows first time purchasers to receive 33% off purchase price (normal price is $29.95 – price is $20 with the discount code).

As always, please consult your doctor before starting anything new.