What is Heated Baths?

Category: Lifestyle Modifications

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Taking a hot bath can provide relaxation and be soothing for sore muscles and stiff joints.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Pain 52 10
all of them i think 35 7
Muscle soreness 33 7
Stress 12 1
Fibromyalgia 6 1
Cramps in legs 5 0

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  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 0
Moderate 0
Mild 3
None 25

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Heated Baths

Side effect Patients
Dry skin 3
in and out of tub 1
Itchy skin 1
Occasional shallow breathing 1
Sex drive (libido) increased 1
sometimes it hard to walk with it, then I use my scooter 1

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Dosages

Based on patients currently using Heated Baths

Dosage Patients
1 other daily 2
1 hr monthly 1
1 other weekly 1
1.5 hr twice daily 1
3 other daily 1
60 min weekly 1
15 min daily 1
25 min daily 1
30 min daily 1
1other as needed 1

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Why patients stopped taking Heated Baths

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Reason Patients
Other 2
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Duration

Currently using Heated Baths

Duration Patients
2 - 5 years 2
5 - 10 years 6
10 years or more 5

Stopped using Heated Baths

Duration Patients
2 - 5 years 1
10 years or more 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 11
Usually 10
Sometimes 5
Never taken as prescribed 2
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 5
A little hard to take 5
Not at all hard to take 18
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 0
< $25 17
Not specified 11
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4 patient evaluations for Heated Baths

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Chigi
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Chigi
Gender: M
Data Quality: 1 star
Pain: Most
Fatigue: Most
Sleep: None
Stiffness: All
function: Some
external_stress: Most
Stickman: most
Description:M55y
FM:9y Dx
I am: n
I have:
Fibromyalgia

See Chigi's full Heated Baths history

Mar 9, 2011 (Started Oct 09, 1980)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for all of them i think)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: Daily
Advice & Tips: They always help me fall asleep at night and help with AM stiffness and joint pain.
Cost: < $25 monthly

Nov 22, 2010 (Started Oct 09, 1980)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for all of them i think)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: Daily
Advice & Tips: Helps control stress and relieve pain.
Cost: < $25 monthly

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Theta1229
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Theta1229
Gender: F
Data Quality: 1 star
Pain: Most
Fatigue: Most
Sleep: All
Stiffness: All
function: Some
external_stress: Some
Stickman: all
Description:F35y
FM:8y Dx
CFS:?y
I am: b
I have:
Fibromyalgia

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Jan 6, 2011 (Started Jun 01, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Insomnia)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Restless feeling in legs)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Headaches)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Muscle spasms)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Muscle and joint pain)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Swelling in legs, feet and ankles)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1 hr Daily
Advice & Tips: I tend to take showers unless I am experiencing a lot of pain or I can't sleep. The hot baths not only help to relieve some of the pain, even if it is just for the time I am in the bath, but is also my time for some self-care or me time which is important with the kind of work that I do as well. I tend to bring a book with me and will read at least 3-4 chapters. Reading is relaxing to me and reading in a hot bath is even better. I find it hard to find times to read now days, so this helps me to get back in the habit.

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JARK
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JARK
Gender: F
Data Quality: 0 stars
Pain: All
Fatigue: All
Sleep: All
Stiffness: All
function: None
external_stress: All
Stickman: all
Description:F62y
FM:8y Dx
I have:
Fibromyalgia

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Mar 1, 2009 (Started Feb 05, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for all of them i think)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1 mg Daily

  • 0 helpful marks
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