Hi Linda and welcome to Healing Well. Yes, many of us on here know about the pain you describe. In fact, its generally arthritis related for some of us. Keep in mind I am not a doctor nor anyone else on this forum. No, it is not an old wives tale not by any stretch of the imagination lol. Its real and it does happen. I have had migraine headaches for years and when the barometer starts going haywire it triggers a migraine.
Have you seen your dr about this problem? If not, I would suggest that you do and see what he/she can offer you in way of relief. Lets face it, pain is not fun and it can interfere with your every day activities.
I am sure some of the others will pop in and give their 2 cents worth, we are real good about that,lol. Hope you can get some help and will hang out with us. We are probably the most supportive group of people you will ever run across. We have a great time here and the more the merrier. Many can offer tidbits on what helps them when they are in trouble, just lots of info to be exchanged.
But seriously, from what you have described I would at least see my PCP. If you get no where in that, ask to be referred to a rheumatologist, they are very knowledgable in different kinds of arthritis.
Welcome to our Family!! I have to agree, I too can predict a storm days before it occurs. I live in Phoenix and right now it is Monsoon season, the problem we have is we get the humidity, dark skies, winds BUT no rain. Unfortunately my body holds onto the pre storm pain until the rains finally appear! Here in AZ we all love the rain because its an infrequent occurance BUT I have to say I love and hate this season!
FJ I like your heat tape idea...again the Phoenix SUN has the heat tape ability with the sticky residue lol.
By all our posts here we can see that pain before the storm is NOT an old wives tale!
Let me first say a big Welcome and hope you visit us again.
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