Must Have Items for Fibromites?

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by butterfly83, Jun 16, 2008.

  1. butterfly83

    butterfly83 New Member

    What are some of your "must have" items when dealing with your Fibromyalgia?

    Include anything at all that you find indispensable in coping with your symptoms!
  2. whoachief

    whoachief New Member

    my heating blanket!!! I LOVE IT!
  3. erinwilburn

    erinwilburn New Member

    my heating pad!

    lots of pillows!

    my computer!
  4. cookie1960

    cookie1960 New Member


    Must haves for me include:

    ~Heat wrap that warms in the microwave (lavendar scented)
    ~Feather bed on top of my mattress
    ~LeSportSac purses (the only straps I can tolerate on my shoulder)
    ~Swiffer Wet Mop
    ~Post It Notes
    ~Cotton Clothing
    ~This Website
    ~Family Support

    [This Message was Edited on 06/17/2008]
    [This Message was Edited on 06/17/2008]
  5. layla1954

    layla1954 New Member

    THESE are a few of my favorite things:

    Heating pad (obviously a crowd favorite)

    Backnobber and Trigger-Point book - the backnobber is an S-shaped thing with wooden knobs on the end, you can use leverage to massage the myofascial TrPs. Ahhhhh....

    Hand-held shower massage (not only does it FEEL wonderful on sore aching muscles, it's really handy for cleaning the tub and washing the dog - both of which are otherwise a nightmare

    Homedics shiatsu massage cushion with heat - I have the one you sit on and also the small one for the neck

    Pillows - many shapes and sizes - especially my body pillow

    A REALLY comfortable glider (chair) with ottoman. Nothing worse than uncomfortable furniture.

    Quilts and fans - I have about a 3-degree comfort zone and I'm almost always either too hot or too cold

    Netflix - I may not have much of a "life" anymore, but I'm catching up on every good movie I've missed since the 70s

    Internet - to keep up with the latest research and connect with other FM/CFS-ers

    Anti-flamme (herbal cream for pain)

    Relaxation CDs

    Also... I have three cats and I bought an old coffee table to put the litter boxes on. The cats don't mind, the dog can't get into the kitty poop, and I don't have to bend over and hurt my back to scoop. :)

  6. AnnieLeu

    AnnieLeu New Member

    1. HEAT...heated mattress pad & heating pads. Also the beanbags that you heat in microwave.
    2. The blue Ice seems to help with the spasms around hips or A535 rub.
    3. My recliner...I can't sit in anything else comfortably.
    4. my puter to come here & also to keep mind working doing puzzels etc, also to do research & keep in touch with friends.
    5. Theracane to use on TRP' hurts something awful but helps loosen them up so they don't ach for months on end.
    6. My doggies who keep me company day in & day out, also get me out for walks on good days.
    7. Massager which I need to use right now for stiff shoulders.
  7. pearls

    pearls New Member

    This is what comes to mind - not necessarily in this order:

    1. My lounging chair with built-in heat

    2. Lots of reading material

    3. Blankies and blankets

    4. Lyrica

    5. Lunesta

    6. Vicodin (now hardly ever needed!)

    7. My pain specialist!

    8. My chiropractor!

    9. My garden (I work in it, too)

    10. Retirement!

    11. My husband, who really does try to understand and take care of me, but who will never really, actually GET it, but how could he? He can't feel what I feel.

    12. My family

    13. My television and good movies to watch

    14. Good music (classical)

    I could go on, but that's what comes quickly to mind.


  8. lvjesus

    lvjesus Member

    Heating pad and pain pills.
  9. my heating pad

    pain pills

    ice pack


    ibuprophen 800 mg.

    my computer of course

    my rheumatologist (he gives me trigger point injections)
  10. terrisews

    terrisews New Member

    My list is essentially the same as everyone elses - do we all have the same disease or something?

    1. Lyrica
    2. Darvocet
    3. Heating pad
    4. recliner
    5. Computer/internet
    6. Books - just finished Harry Potter series for the 3rd time.
    7. Movies - lots
    8. My family and grandchildren
    9. And to get thekids to do their household chores my sone says that I "Rule from the Recliner!"

    10. Oh yeah, the remote

    Terri in TN
  11. nina_and_me

    nina_and_me New Member

    There are so many things that bring me comfort, especially during a flare:

    electric blanket


    hot/warm baths w/ lavender&camomille scent

    my sound machine

    iced tea (it settles my stomach)

    my dog

    my telephone so that I can call friends

    being home - it's hard being away from home when I'm sick

  12. SusanEU

    SusanEU New Member

    A seat in the shower, lightweight vacuum (love my Oreck), heated mattress pad, really sturdy and comfortable shoes...

    Sue in Ontario
  13. Debdelo

    Debdelo New Member

    Attention All Fibro Friends...
    You must get...let me repeat MUST GET an Ijoy chair. It is expensivbe but worth every bloodly penny. You will thank me for the advise. Can not live a day without it. I saw it the cheapest at around 400.00. The best thing I ever got - saved me.
  14. katiebug61

    katiebug61 New Member

    I have to have my heating pad. I think I have worn out the current one. It is acting up. I can't have that go out on me. DR was surprised to hear that heat helps me. She suggested she could write a Rx for a hot tub and insurance would help pay for it. I can only imagine how good that feel on a bad day.
    Lifetime movies
    a good book to take me away from the pain
    my comfy recliner. I sleep in it on the nites my shoulder areas hurt to much to sleep on my side
    friends that understand and not make you feel like a lazy wimp.
    I guess that is all I can think of right now.
  15. mjwarchol

    mjwarchol New Member

    Heating pad. Homedics shiatsu massager ( i got one 20 years ago when they were made by someone else and $200,have gone through many). Tempurpedic mattress.

    M J
  16. lvjesus

    lvjesus Member

    Should have said Jesus and then the heating pad, but Jesus isn't just for us, He is for everyone!
  17. Leaknits

    Leaknits New Member


    Wait. Your dr will rx a hot tub for you and insurance will help pay for it?

    WOW. Please tell me your insurance is Medicare/Medicaid!! That's what I have and I practically had to raise bleep and put blocks under it to get a powerchair --- chair turned out to be the wrong model for me so I'm battling with ScooterStore but that's alright, it keeps my anger-energy up, lol.

    p.s. If anyone needs a scooter or powerchair, of whatever sort, consult with ANYplace besides ScooterStore. They're not really fond of the truth there...