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Old 06-05-2011, 10:55 AM   #1
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Hi,

Used to swim every chance I got in summer until being smacked down by burning small fiber neuropathy winter 2010. Have avoided pools ever since.

However, as it has improved significantly (but not gone), am still very afraid of putting so much as a pinky toe into chlorined water.

Does anybody know whether or not chlorine can wind up being a total disaster for in this case?

Thanks a bunch,

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Old 06-05-2011, 11:02 AM   #2
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High Chlorine levels may be problematic:

http://www.ecosmartepool.com/sideeffectsofchlorine.html

http://www.orthomolecular.org/librar...n02-p089.shtml
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Old 06-05-2011, 02:25 PM   #3
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I stopped swimming as the Chlorine made the burning worse.
Our local pool had a jacuzzi and sitting in that was awful -warm water and chlorine ouch
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Sheltiemom18, I don't really know if chlorine makes neuropathy worse or not. But I do have an above ground pool put in specifically for aqua therapy. Anyway, I am very glad to see what Mrs. D. wrote. I have a system similar to the Ecosmarte; basically an ionizer. Now, the pool isn't totally chemical free as I still have to shock it and things of that nature. It is difficult to explain but the Ecosmarte website would probably spell out how it all works. Oh, and my own system is not a salt system. Anyway, the water doesn't taste or smell of chlorine and is silky to the skin. I have had this same system for 4 years now and it works well for me. It might be a consideration if you have a pool or perhaps find a rehab facility that uses Bromine I think it is.
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it seems to me as though public pools use high levels of chlorine. you can definitely smell it on your self and on your suit after swimming. i have a swimming pool and keep it to the lowest normal level possible. I dont nor has anyone else that i asked smelled the chlorine in my pool. I havent had any problems with it being on the low end of normal as far as water quality goes either.
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Hmm, I hope chlorine doesnt inhibit nerve regeneration, as I have been swimming everyday....
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Old 06-06-2011, 08:55 AM   #7
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Judging from the informed replies, looks as if I'll have to get out the water wings and just swim in my bathtub for the duration.

Have been swimming since age 4 - that would be 71 years. Had beaten my parents to the pool in a lovely state park and jumped into the deep end. Not being able to swim, went down to the bottom. Later, my mother (who couldn't swim) told me that daddy (excellent swimmer) saw what had happened, took a running dive and pulled me up. My serious swimming lessons started that day.

Not being able to swim has been something of a loss - it was my favorite exercise.

Thanks very much, everybody!

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I have noticed after swimming in our 22ft above ground chlorinated pool that the following morning I am experiencing worse peripheral Neuropathy and I am new to all of this. Was diagnosed with Celiac disease in 2015 and still not sure at times why I awake to such burning pain. Is it the chlorine?
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Hi,

Used to swim every chance I got in summer until being smacked down by burning small fiber neuropathy winter 2010. Have avoided pools ever since.

However, as it has improved significantly (but not gone), am still very afraid of putting so much as a pinky toe into chlorined water.

Does anybody know whether or not chlorine can wind up being a total disaster for in this case?

Thanks a bunch,

Sheltiemom
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