Moving states due to weather to help with pain

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JCG32
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   Posted 12/31/2010 3:59 PM (GMT -6)   
I have peripheral neuropathy and rsd. Also possible undx auto immune though I have been to every specialty and had every test done. My condition impacts my legs and causes severe pain. Also have a condition with my eyes causing severe pain. Anyhow I live in South FL which I moved from up north cause the severe cold and snow increases my pain level to a huge level. Summer in FL I swell and the pain increases. Unfortunatly severe dry weather is not good either for my eye pain. I know I must sound nuts. I am thinking of either moving to another part of FL or one of the Carolinas. If the Carolinas one with the most mild winter/summer. CA is so expensive and AZ is too dry and hot. Does anyone live in either FL or Carolinas and how do you feel your pain is impacted by weather? Anyone move to another state even? I do see pain doctors but right now meds/treatments have not been successful in treating my pain. I know there is no perfect place and regardless I am in pain but just looking for any relief. Thank you

couchtater
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   Posted 12/31/2010 4:59 PM (GMT -6)   
I live in the foothills of North Georgia, Athens area. We have a very mild climate.
It usually doesn't snow until Feburary, this year was the exception.
We have moist heat in the summer where it gets to about 100 degrees.
The coldest it gets is around 13 degrees that's during the hardest wintertime. Today was in the 50s.
I've lived all over Georgia and if you want moist summers and mild winters your best bet is the Augusta, Ga or Savannah, Ga areas. I think Savannah is wonderful weatherwise though.
Joy

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   Posted 12/31/2010 5:32 PM (GMT -6)   
Hello and Welcome,

I also live in South GA, relatively near Savannah, but I have a different opinion of the climate. I'm an exceptionally warm natured person and I find Savannah's humidity to be horrible for my pain. I have to keep de-humidifiers on all the time in my house to combat mold and musty odors and the pain that increases with swelling. I do understand, however, how bad extremely cold weather can be, especially if you have hardware.

I'm inclined to recommend a slightly more Northern area, but not too far North to make sure you don't aggravate your eyes, as you mentioned.

I have visited the Northern part of GA several times and the mountains feel very different than the Southern part. I don't like to drive in moutains, but I do like the climate better in North GA. Depending on where you plan to live (city/country), the housing prices are still pretty low in alomost all parts of GA and the roads are pretty well maintained. I know SC has MUCH worse roads than GA in every place I have driven. For me, that matters in the pain area too because of the vibration and the "pot holes".

Perhaps you could check out areas above Macon, but not in or around Atlanta (where the housing prices/living expenses are still high). Milledgeville is kind of nice still if you like the large old homes (I love them). Augusta is not so nice in my opinion and has that problem with the humidity. It does have a nice teaching hospital though.

Joy.....please don't think I am trying to go against any suggestion you made (although it may look like it)......it's just that my pain and my body really react to humidity and heat so I have a different perspective on the cities you recommended. I'm hoping some others will chime in with their perspectives.

All my best!
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JCG32
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   Posted 12/31/2010 5:52 PM (GMT -6)   
Thank you both. That is the frustrating part is my eyes and legs like different climates so just trying to find the better in the situation. I actually don't want to moist of summers because here in FL that is so bad for me. I wish I could have Dec FL weather all year round. 70 high 55 low med humiditity. I did not think of GA not sure why. I was thinking of north FL cause I am in South but not sure it is going to make a difference in the summer. Thank you both for understanding.  

couchtater
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   Posted 12/31/2010 7:11 PM (GMT -6)   
That's fine retiredmom,
I forgot about the Milledgeville area. I used to live in Oconee and go shopping there. The summer humidity was always terrible for me there. I still visit Dublin every summer for family reunions and feel like I'm melting there. It's too humid for me.
Come to think of it the Athens area isn't too bad. There's a county just outside of the Athens area that the houses are very cheap, old-but cheap. An if your low incomed and live in that county you can get super cheap medical care thank to the state of GA.
Joy
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