Most of the people with fibromyalgia are curious to know whether body temperature issues are common among fibromyalgia individuals or not.
Some people would want to keep the surrounding as cool as possible and some people want to keep the surrounding as warm as possible. It depends on the condition of the body.
Some fibromyalgia individuals have reported continuous problems in their body but when they adjusted temperature in their house, they found significant reduction in the symptoms of fibromyalgia.
There were other studies conducted to prove the fact that temperature changes have an impact on people with fibromyalgia.
Temperature sensitivity is seen more in women compared to that of men however, there is no reason to further understand this fact.
People have also reported that they are having this problem for several years. All the problems related to fibromyalgia are long lasting.
There is no proper medication or cure available but there are methods available that will help in keeping the symptoms low helping us to do day to day activities without any interruption.
How fibromyalgia patients react to temperature changes?
In fibromyalgia, problems with body temperature prevents them from adapting easily to different temperatures. When there is a temperature change the symptoms are exhibited in various forms.
Direct exposure to sun’s heat or warm temperature can sometimes cause a severe burning sensation in the body. This may not happen for a normal person by people with fibromyalgia respond to heat situations with hypersensitivity.
This is not the case for just heat but the same discomfort happens when fibromyalgia patients are exposed to too much of cold. It is purely dependent on the individual’s body.
There have been cases where doctors found abnormalities with change in temperature on normal people who are not sensitive to pain.
As an outcome of this study it was identified that the nerves that react to pain is not same as the nerves that react to temperature changes.
People who have sensitive nerves will immediately react to changes in weather. When your body is exposed to too much of cold, it can increase widespread pain in the body.
There are various methods available with which you can regulate the temperature changes in the body. There are many experienced experts available online who provide various suggestions based on their personal experience.
These experiences can be discussed with your doctors to see if that can be implemented in your life to get a good relief from the symptoms of fibromyalgia.
For most of the chronic conditions, temperature changes can be responsible for changes in pain symptoms. It has also been advantageous for some people where changes to weather can reduce fibromyalgia pain.
Night sweating as a result of body temperature issue
Night sweating is commonly seen in fibromyalgia patients. There are various reasons why this condition can occur. Some of the suspected reasons for night sweating are as follows:
- Disturbed sleep during the night
- Abnormal temperatures in the room
- Anxiety and stress issues
- Exposure to too much of exercises
There are many steps available to handle problems related to night sweating. This is an outcome of temperature changes in the body.
The above mentioned factors can be responsible for stimulating night sweating. If you find ways to handle the above mentioned problems, you will be able to easily overcome problems related to night sweating.
How to live a happy life with body temperature issues?
It is not the case that people with fibromyalgia are the only one who will be getting problems related to temperature changes.
There are also normal people who have over heating issues and night sweating issues. There is no necessity to compare our lives with other normal people and keep ourselves low.
There are many ways in which fibromyalgia people can enhance their lifestyle in spite of having various problems. Some of the daily activities can help in alleviating body temperature problems.
You can also have a discussion with your doctor to know more details. This will help you get a better feeling about the temperature sensitivity symptoms that you have.
Some natural methods to alleviate body temperature issues are as follows:
Hot water bath
For people who have problems with cold temperature, hot water bath will provide a good relief and relaxation. You can also mix a little bit of Epsom salt in the hot water that you use for taking bath.
This can provide relief from pain along with problems related to body temperature. Hot water bath helps in balancing the temperature in the body providing you a relief from high sweating and freezing issues.
Some people have reported that if they are exposed to too much of cold, their pain symptoms are amplified.
In that case soaking the hands in hot water and taking hot water bath can give a relief from the symptoms of fibromyalgia. Taking bath in hot water can also help in regulating blood flow to all the parts of the body.
Yoga and Exercise
Lack of exercise and abnormalities in blood circulation is another main reason why a person get problems related to body temperature.
Yoga is one of the ancient technique used to provide gentle exercise and mobility to your body parts. With the help of yoga, you will also be able to regulate blood circulation in the body.
Gentle exercises can help increase mobility to body parts preventing from morning stiffness and night sweating. It is necessary that you should not overdo your exercise.
This can lead to further complications and sweating problems during the day time and night time. Gentle yoga can also help in relieving from stress and anxiety which can be another reason for temperature changes in the body.
Using proper clothes
It is important to understand the significance of proper clothing during temperature changes. People with fibromyalgia should be careful in what clothes they choose.
Improper clothing can also stimulate temperature changes in the body which will result in increasing the pain symptoms in the body.
Some people end up wearing wrong clothes during summer time which will increase sweating. Changing clothes appropriately based on surrounding temperature is something that needs to be considered.
I have fybro and I have told the doctors time and time again when the weather changes and it gets cold my body hurts tremendously worse than summer but I am looked at like I’m crazy. I have said everything to a doctor this said above and they look at me like Im crazy so now I have proof to show them and maybe they will understand now. Thanks a bunch.
Holly, same here. I don’t go to the doctor anymore unless I truly need to because everything I tell them is going on with my body, they also look at me like I’m making it up and crazy. For years I’ve been complaining about the pain and all the horrible symptoms that I’d been having and they thought I was lying. After years of suffering, I went to an acupuncturist told him my symptoms and he immediately said I think you have fibromyalgia. Something I never heard of. I went home did research on it and couldn’t believe it. Cried but was happy to finally know that I’m not alone or crazy. I try to treat it myself because I’m tired of getting doctors paid for nothing and refuse to be put on long-term meds that may cause other health issues down the line. It’s different for everyone but thanks to ppl with fibro that create websites and blogs we can learn a lot and not feel alone and share our remedies with one another. Magnesium oil by Asutra is a new find of mines purchased on Amazon is working for me with the joint stiffness, boosting energy levels and better sleep. I’ve heard if vitamin D and B vitamins being of good help so I try to eat foods rich in these as well.
Your Dr probably doesn’t have Fibromyalgia. Unless you have it, no one really gets all the subtle nuances of change. Some not so subtle!
I have fibromyalgia, PCOS, Endometriosis, degenerative disc disease, rami syndrome, raynauds syndrome, hypothyroidism, trochanteric bursitis, peripheral neuropathy, psoriatic arthritis, arthritis in back and hands, scoliosis, loose ligaments over ribs and shoulders and restless leg syndrome. My body seems like it can never regulate it’s temp. Sometimes I’ll be so cold all of my bones ache. As soon as I put on more clothes or more blankets I’m sweating so much my hair is soaked. Sometimes it lasts hours and sometimes the cold and hot flashes interchange within seconds. Sometimes I have cold sweats too. Also moving from one room to another can either make me freeze or burn up. I keep my thermostat in my house the same at all times since I know it’s just my body. Outside of my home it is so much worse. It makes me feel so sick I sometimes vomit.
That is how I get too. Its a joke at home about mums broken thermostat. The cold hurts the heat hurts and it can change so quickly one minute I am freezing cold the next I am sweating and feel sick. Sometimes for no reason I know I can fluctuate between the two extremes daily and it is hell. Humidity kills me and makes all my bones ache and constant headache. I agree to it causing stress and depression. Also constant rears…
Deb, this is the same at my house. I’ve had fibro for 30 years or more. The last few have been torture. I can’t even vacuum or sweep one room and i have to use ice packs for a half hour or so to cool off with. Even with the air on. Summer used to be my most favorite season. Enjoying summer may now be a thing of my past. I take lots of vitamin d, so like some others posted, it’s unfortunately not helping me with that. I recently walked a 5k with my sister to support breast cancer which she went through. I was terribly embarrassed by the end of the walk, I was so sweaty and my face was beet red. No one else appeared to be over heated. Even elders, and the ones who are struggling with excess weight. Once again I’m almost dreading the holidays. Another season I used to love! Unfortunately with it, comes gatherings inside, where there is way too much heat as well as too much sound. More overheating and sweating. I haven’t bought or worn a sweater in several years. Well enough whining. Just needed to vent . Good luck and know there are others who truly, TRULY know and understand what you are dealing with. Take care.
Is there any medicine that can help with the sweating and hot flashes it’s so embarrassing and miserable. I hate doing anything.
I had been suffering with the sweats & read an article (Fibromyalgia fog can’t remember where) that said it is not “normal” for your head to sweat & recommended taking Vitamin D supplements!!
What a difference – if I forget to take one in the evening the next day the sweats are back so I know they are working for me!! Bare in mind though what works for one might not work for another but at a couple of quid from Savers it might be worth giving it a go!!
Good luck. xx❤️xx
I am always very hot except my hands and feet. I take vitamin d , it doesn’t help. Have had this for 16 years.
Hi, I was referred to a dermatologist who gave me Oxybutynin 5mg to take 3 time a day and is arranging Botox for my scalp and hairline. The medicine has helped so much. Before I wouldn’t even leave the house it was so embarrassing, almost as if I had stepped out of a shower. Hope this info helps x
There is an over the counter medicine called iCool that I tried and it helped. It’s targeted for menopause but can work for anyone with hot flashes
I am extremely sensitive to temperature. At night when I got in bed and put on my covers, instead of getting warmer, I’d get colder and colder until my teeth were chattering. I’d pile on blankets and it would take forever for me to finally get warm. then a few hours later I’d wake up drenched in sweat. I finally got a heated mattress pad and electric blanket to warm up the bed before I got in so that I wouldn’t start shivering. I have to turn them off once I get in, or I will always wake up sweating. During the day if the temp is below like 71 my hands turn to ice, but if it goes above 75 I sweat. I have a hard time finding a happy medium. My body really just can’t self regulate my temperature at all.
My body does the exact same thing at night. I’ve never thought of a heated mattress pad. I’m going to give that a try!
The heated mattress pad is such a help to me.Before using it I didn’t want to go to bed.My temperature changes almost constantly,one minute I might be so cold till I can’t concentrate and all of a sudden I start to sweat and feel so hot I feel as if I might pass out,I get weak and short of breath,have to sit down and have a fan blowing on me.If I get right back up it usually starts right back.Another hard thing is removing my clothes for a bath.I usually try to wait till I get hot then hurry to the shower,I take a lukewarm shower as quick as possible,if I get the water warm,I sweat so much that I can’t dry off,I then have to sit under my ceiling fan and wait to cool off,then I sure don’t feel clean but at least I feel like I did something. Anyone else have this problem with undressing and showers? This hot and cold thing interferes with everything in life.
My Doc. looks at me like I’m nuts. I sweat & sweat and I’s in my mind!!! I’m happy I’m not lone. Terri
I have had a referral from my primary care to go to a rheumatologist. She is working with me on pain management and I really do know that the meds she recommends is like night and day! I feel better but symptoms vary from day 2 day.
I’ve had fibro for many years also psoriasis and psoriasis artos?? hyper mobility , clots in the venes , migreens and eyemigreens , colagen colitis and so on.
I don’ sweat much at all, hardly never, I get over heated very fast. My skin looks like a red and white leopard an I just stop functioning. My husband has tried two times to cool me of in the shower but that apparently makes me hostile… It feels like the skin will cracle and fall of.
I can also get very cold and fast for no apparent reason Takes a long time to get warm again.
about the spelling. I’m Swede.