Now that winter is here, we are averaging 2 Deg c overnight temps here, in bed I can not keep my feet warm, I wear socks and we have a double bed blanket founded in four over the end of the bed. And my feet are still cold. The feeling I get is not a cold feeling more an ache in my feet, and if my feet touch my wife's legs she just about hits me. She says they feel like blocks of ice. Does anyone else suffer with cold feet in winter ?
My feet are either burning or ice cold Butiki...When they are cold they are like blocks of ice!
To be honest i do struggle with this one because if i have tried to use something to add heat to them then they start to burn. So im not sure if yours do this but i find a good pair of thermal socks help.
I have these soft fluffy socks that help.
By the way, wool socks are warmer than cotton or polyester!
Also, try lying on your stomach because the blood actually circulates much more easily and your feet warm up. Once warm, you can turn back over and your feet will stay warm longer...hopefully
Butiki would it be possible to put a portable heater by the end of your bed? That's what I did in the winter but make sure there's nothing directly in front of the beater that could possibly catch fire.
Post by kilg0retr0ut on Jun 7, 2014 16:57:12 GMT -8
Mine are similar to Lara's, my left leg from the knee down is pretty much cold most of the time. At night I'll put my hands between my legs and the insides are cold. I use wool socks inside a sleeping bag during the winter. My wife loves it. In the summer I use a light blanket but just recently I'm finding it gets to heavy on my right foot toes until it gets hot. The last two night's I've left my toes to the mercy of the mosquitoes.
Yes my feet turn into blocks of ice in the winter. Very discouraging. BUT it doesn't prevent me from falling asleep like before my accident unless I focus just on that. It is not recommended that someone paralyzed use an electric blanket due to higher risk of burns. I did break down and bought a magic bag and use it to help warm up my feet at night but I am still at a risk for burning myself. On another note, I sometimes get in my spa by myself like before but I know I have a greater chance of drowning than before my accident. Not a good habit.
Another way I live dangerously is for when I will downhill ski i use heated boots! What a lifesaver. I used them before my accident due to Reynauds syndrome or disease but they warn against using them if you have difficulty feeling your feet. There are three settings. I would be too scared to use the highest but I know a guy who is also a paraplegic and puts them on high when he skiis.