I live in Cheyenne and now that we are having warm days I see absolutely no difference. My pain levels and puffiness are just as bad as they were last winter.
In saying that, I am unable to work so did not have to go out if I did not want to and maybe that is where the difference lies.
I am so envious of all you Coloradoans. I went to school out there (CSU in Ft. Collins), and I miss it so much. Was just talking to my husband the other day--asked him what he would do if my job agreed to transfer me to Denver. He said he'd start packing.
I've never felt a difference with the weather. That being said, when my feet and hands get cold, they get very painful and stiff, but I think that's a combination of arthritis and raynaud's (which I do have). My rheumy told me that many of his patients report that weather makes a difference with their RA, though. If weather made a difference, I would guess that for me, moving to CO would do it. Less humidity than where I am now (Washington, DC area). Dry cold is much easier for me take than damp cold.
Post Edited (IceDrop) : 5/13/2007 8:57:33 PM (GMT-6)