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Jan 31, 2016 11:37 PM

I'm feeling chained by the cold weather we are getting here in Colorful Colorado. Its so hard to move I feel like a zombie. Does anybody have any pointers on how to "defrost" your body? My nerves still make me feel like a popsicle even if im sitting infront of a fire and when I do start to warm up it seems as though my nerves then set me on fire...... Anybody have any Ideas?

Jan 31, 2016 11:47 PM

Try using layers of quilts. Start off with a couple and as you warm up, remove them. If you get chilled then put one back on. I go back and forth constantly with the quilt and then throw it off and then get cold and put it back on. It's rough. Hope this helps!! {{Hugs}}💕

Feb 01, 2016 8:45 AM

Tristin, take a warm bath or shower, and use a heater to keep the bathroom warm. Dress in layers or sweats. Then use a call to keep your head warm, and gloves for your hands (mine have no fingertips-us electronics). Drink warm herbal teas. And use blankets or quilts. I hope you can figure out ways to keep your joints warm. I live in GA and we had 58-68 all weekend, and warmer today & tomorrow. I'm wearing sweats or turtlenecks! Lol Hugs! 🙂🙏💕🌼

Feb 01, 2016 8:45 AM

Oh yeah, I read this way, and use these methods, because I have OA and child gets deep into my joints making them stuff.

Feb 01, 2016 8:46 AM

stuff=stiff. Ugh! 🙂🙏💕🌼

Feb 02, 2016 6:28 PM


Feb 02, 2016 7:06 PM

I live my electric blanket. Always use another blanket over it so it retains more heat. I also have an eden pure heater that is used in the living room. At the end of the day my feet really hurt, especially my toes. The weight of a blanket can be painful so just my toes are sticking out of the blanket with the heater close by. I like this name brand heater because the unit does itself does not get hot and it uses very little electricity.

Feb 02, 2016 7:28 PM

I agree with spork, space heaters are my best friend. I'd recommend one with a fan rather than a panel heater, their also usually smaller and cheaper. I've placed mine across the room from where I sit pointed towards me and I find that really helps me warm up.

Feb 04, 2016 1:33 PM

I will definatkey look into a heating blanket. Those sound amazing. I currently have a space heater pointed at my foot because the pain is too unbearable at the moment

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