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Living With Fibromyalgia - Online Support Group

Cawffee Tawk

#1

Time for this week's edition of caffeine addicts! I mean, cawffee tawk! I've long been told that some of my habits are odd. When I was diagnosed with fibro, many of them made sense! And that is today's question - what odd habits has fibro given you?

I keep my hands out of the water when I'm in swimming pools and hot tubs. I cannot stand to touch things with my pruned fingers! So I'm the one person in the pool with their hands raised above their head!

I also can't stand certain sounds. Like the sounds of certain names, most notably to others, how I freak when the "duhn duhn" sound happens on a crime show I can't think of the name of right now (thanks fibro fog, ruin my story).

#2

Hello Rubber Ducky,

Good to see you here again. Hope you are as well as you can be.

Interesting question this one, nothing springs to mind at the moment. I will look out for others answering, and maybe come back later!

Take care, Anne

#3

Hi Rubber Ducky, I also don't like the "suspense" sound, the one right before something bad happens. Actually, I generally avoid those types of shows anymore (I used to just mute it during that sound or change channel briefly). I realized that suspense / mystery / crime shows often make me tense and that doesn't help my muscles at all. So it probably is a bit odd that I avoid those type most of the time. Repetitive sounds can set off pain waves as well (I wouldn't do well as a teacher) but I try to keep earbuds with me and I have gotten pretty good with deep breathing and visualization which help me during those times when it is unavoidable (i.e. listening to my daughter learn to play the flute . . . ). Hugs.