Keeping legs warm

Blog entry posted by Andrew, Feb 24, 2018.

For years I've thought in terms of warm shirts and jackets. But I noticed lately I feel better if there is a blanket over my legs. Thermal underwear don't agree with me, so today I tried wearing pajama bottoms under my pants. The extra bit of insulation is making a big different in the way I feel, probably because I'm loosing less heat through my legs.

I should add that I'm 70 years old. Which means I'm into the "blanket on legs" age range. I don't know if this will be of general help to people with ME.
  1. Andrew
    Before trying the pajama bottoms I tried wrapping one edge of a small wool blanket around my waste. Sort of like a blanket skirt. It worked better in some ways because it was easy to remove and put on. The problem would be, though, that even if I added a fastener I know it would not stay up, unless I used suspenders.
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  2. hellytheelephant
    Am 49 and have always needed a blanket, multiple layers and hot water bottles aplenty!
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  3. Pen2
    I always have my blanket over my legs. My sister made mine for me too. I'm 59 so may an ME thing @Andrew. Thanks.
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  4. Andrew
    Second day and I just remembered to put them on. They feel soothing. Maybe they are reducing some of the achy feeling.
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  5. alkt
    only 52 and blanket on my legs as I am typing this. but this is an English winter so cold legs and feet hands seem normal .
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