Monday, October 26, 2009

Cold Snaps

Do You Have Cold Snaps?

This is a term Dwain coined when my skin shivers and I get goose bumps. I am usually not cold when I experience these sensations. It happens often during the winter months. The locations are my legs and arms. The only way I can eliminate the snap is to wrap a warm blanket around me or across my lap, depending on the location. A friend gave me a warming lap blanket and I may wear it out. :-D

Dr. Mark J. Pellegrino, MD, in his book, Fibromyalgia Up Close and Personal, says of goose bumps:

"This frequent finding is another result of a dysfunctional autonomic nervous system. These are usually noticed in the legs during the palpation of painful tender points but can be seen in the arms also. These goose bumps are medically known as piloerections.."

Cold snaps are opposite of the usual burning sensation, which I also have. My experience with burning sensations have been decreased by medication. I still feel the burning, but it is not as intense.

1 comment:

  1. Yep. I get 'em. Cold snaps and burning sensations, both.