Poll Cold vs Hot Showers

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Folk, Apr 12, 2018.


Cold vs Hot Showers. What's better for your pain/overall well being?

  1. Cold Shower

    2 vote(s)
  2. Hot Shower

    3 vote(s)
  3. I never really tried cold showers (at least not for a while) so not answering.

    2 vote(s)
  1. Folk

    Folk Well-Known Member

    I wouldn't make it a poll as my feelings would be hot shower would win just because most people never tried Cold showers, so I added the option "never really tried cold showers etc...". So if you didn't compare them both please choose this one.

    I use to think hot showers was the only thing that kept me alive all this years since it was really relaxing and it would ease my pain a looot. And i though cold water agravated my symptoms... Now I'm taking cold showers for like 4 months and it's more revigorating and I think even more pain reliefing. I'm not sure if it's just the water and it doesn't matter the temperature, the rest is in my head (really careful with using this around here hehe), or cold showers really is better for me than hot showers.
    So I would like to know for those who experienced them what ya'll think?
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  2. Michael Purnell

    Michael Purnell New Member

    For me hot showers work well.
  3. Lisa108

    Lisa108 New Member

    Long, hot showers it is for me! Helps with pain. BUT: some days they do make me worse...
    Cold water increases joint pain.
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  4. Merida

    Merida Well-Known Member

    This cold water benefit is also experienced by people diagnosed with multiple scerlosis. At my pool therapy center there was a special cool pool for M.S. people. I must be careful with too hot showers - will cause facial flushing and overheating for 3-4 hours.

    Interesting that when people have brain trauma they can be treated by an intential cooling of the body.
  5. Adele

    Adele Member

    I noticed that recently it's been hard for me to take hot showers. My heart starts racing at 160 bmp and I get dizzy. So now I am taking WARM showers. I cast my vote for cold (as there was no warm option), but mine is about body temperature :) Probably, adding, warm option could be reasonable.
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  6. Merida

    Merida Well-Known Member

    Adele, Think the hot water dilates the peripheral blood vessels and drops blood pressure for organs and brain ?? We have so many crazy symptoms. If you do not know about dysautonomia, this is important to read about. It took me 18 years to get diagnosed, but then many odd things made sense.
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  7. Adele

    Adele Member

    Thank you, Merida. I read about disautonomia. How do you get diagnosed for that? I assume they just measure your blood pressure when laying/sitting/standing?