I used to pooh pooh it, the whole weather thing and arthritis. It sounded crazy to me for years...thinking people use it as an excuse.
I have severe active RA.
about 4 years ago, I was working @ an oral surgeon's office...and the office manager came up to me and said one day.."I don't mean to pry...but I've noticed for the past few months that when it's raining & storming...you don't walk up stairs too well...are you an arthritic?"
And that was when it really hit me. I never used to pay attention to it, but it was true. I would get tremendous flares especially when storm fronts would come in.
This summer I asked the rheummy if it was a crock. He said absolutely NOT. He said I should see the influx of people who come in during damp spells. He gave me a good analogy of how a door gets stuck and is difficult to open when it's moist and damp out...a creeky house too...so the same system goes with the OA and RA joints.
Also, allergens in the air can effect RA! Mold, weeds, grass etc...
Pretty interesting stuff.
I hope you feel better soon.
What meds are you on???