does the heat make the pain worse?

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kat1611
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   Posted 7/12/2011 9:51 AM (GMT -6)   
Does the heat bother anyone else? I don't mean, you can't wait for fall or winter, I mean does it bother your muscles? When it gets sticky hot or the humidity gets high enough to smack the weather man it feels like my muscles get heavier. Their already heavy enough so I don't need any help from the weather to drag me down. I know the pool will help but it's getting there that feels like a trip to the moon. Wasn't someone suppose to set up a "whining day"? Remember? Once a week we could whine about stuff. I have my "whining for the week" ready. Either it's too hot or it's raining!

Betsey Ross
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   Posted 7/12/2011 10:02 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Kat
I am right there with you. I live in North East United States and it has been in the high 902 and humid for 6 straight days. I hurt so much and I am exhausted. i try to keep in my air conditioned 3 rooms of my house...kitchen is the hottest.

Hang in there and I am thinking of you.

Betsey
crushed lower knee and vertical fx of yibia/external fixator placed/plates and screws and tried to place big pieces of cartiledge under knee cap/tremendous pain in affected legcontinously without improving/allergic to metal in left leg/leg isnt straight/need metal removed in July/wait 6 months for healing/then toatal knee replacement/straighten out leg/more phsyxical therapy/take opana er

Monty's Mom
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   Posted 7/12/2011 10:28 AM (GMT -6)   
Kat and Betsey,

I am right with both of you. It is so hot here in Pennsylvania with the humidity and 90s that I just want to melt. Anytime I step outside its either early morning or evening, and even then the sweat drips off me and its a struggle to go far.
I keep to my air conditioned rooms and pray the electric bill is not too high this month. Fall and Spring are my favorite seasons for their temperatures, breezes, flowers, and changing leaves. I love the sun, but not the humidity.
And yes Kat, the pool helps, but we have to get there first! If I can drive I can get there, its not too far, but lately I have not been able to drive. Have you ever tried just sitting in a cool bath or shower?

Here's to praying for cooler days, or at least days of less humidity!
Mindy
The worst sin towards our fellow creatures is not to hate them, but to be indifferent to them. That's the essence of inhumanity. George Bernard Shaw
Pelvic adhesive disease, IBS, SI pain, arthritis, kidney stones, depression, 10 pelvic surgeries for pain, ovarian cysts, adhesions, endometriosis, adenomyosis, and possible ovarian remnant syndrome. Unexpectedly growing ovary #3 on right side.

Chartreux
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   Posted 7/12/2011 11:09 AM (GMT -6)   
The first few days of either cold or heat are very hard on me, but then I get
used to it and it gets better...here in Texas I just try to stay inside in the summers
as much as possible...it was 102 f the other day, but the humidity hit you was hard
down here it's stroke type heat...in less humid area's it's heart attack type heat
everyone stay safe and indoors from the heat...
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   Posted 7/12/2011 11:16 AM (GMT -6)   
 
      ...it hit 111 degrease here a couple of days ago...and I just can't take the heat at all...it's miserable, and certianlly won't help matters when hurting all the time. I know many don't like the cold, but bring it on!..love the snow and ice as well.
 
        I feel terribly sorry for those who cannot get out of the heat, and I'm greatful I work indoors this time of year.
 
      The Bike ride to work in the early mornings is Heaven though....but late afternoon ride home is sweltering! confused
 
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   Posted 7/12/2011 12:00 PM (GMT -6)   
Me too. The joint pain for my RA isnt bad, the new pain meds for that are working well with little side effects. My "non joint pain" is bad enough that I finally have a Dx of fibro. Not that I want it, but I want a name and a treatment plan for whats already there.

High temp and humidity (100°\90%) make me feel like I've been beaten with a 2" stick on every muscle group. (wack wack wack wack wack wack) It also makes me nauseous. Its worse than being pregnant. I drove this morning and I thought about pulling over 2x in 2 miles. The fatigue is from increased meds that happened at about the same time as the temp hike I think.

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   Posted 7/12/2011 3:21 PM (GMT -6)   
I am totally the opposite of you guys, lol. The heat feels good on my bones, but its just too hot here in Tx to be outside unless it about 5:30am. That is when I am outside watering everything down including me. My Dilaudid causes me to sweat something awful whether its hot or cold.

The central air is killing me and my joints. Since I am having a major problem with a shoulder I wear a hoodie in the house because its so cold in here. We are in a two story and we have the thermostat set low in an effort to cool the upstairs some. When I am in my car I have the AC on with a couple of windows down because the cold air just makes me ache. If I remember right Whitebeard has owned up to wearing a hoodie inside too, lol.

Chart is south of me and she has terrible humidity, my son is in her neck of the woods working this summer. He is an electrician and this job he is running is outside and two of his guys had heat strokes last week and had to be carted off to the hospital. He tells me the heat there is horrible, worst he has ever been in. According to my computer its 104 right now at 3 in the afternoon. My pool feels almost like bath water. I am ready for a break from this heat.
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momtofourangels
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   Posted 7/13/2011 2:21 AM (GMT -6)   
I have heat intolerance as well. I live in western NY and it hasn't been in the 90s or 100s, but it has been 88 today with 70 degree dewpoint. It felt like you could roast a pig in here. We don't have ac, just fans, and it's so hard on me. It makes me hurt worse as well when it's humid especially.

I'm like Michael. I love the snow and cold. At least you can add clothing in the winter, but you can't take off enough when it's so hot.

I hope the heat and humidity go down so that your son's guys don't have heat strokes anymore Straydog. It's strange that it would be worse where Chart lives than where you live....

I hope everyone's pain gets better.

love and hugs
Loretta
Dx: osteoarthritis, bursitis in left hip, Osteoarthrits in right hip, compression fracture in thoracic spine due to falling on frozen ground March 2001 , ddd, spinal stenosis, bone spurs, osteoarthritis in spine, osteoarthritis in both knees
Meds: Fentanyl patch, oxycodone, otc: BenGay, Tylenol Arthritis on occasion

Betsey Ross
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   Posted 7/13/2011 3:11 AM (GMT -6)   
Loretta...Did you ask your landlord yet if you could purchase an air conditioner for your apartment? i hope he approves it for you...get a doctors script for it ..maybe that would help

Kat just hang in there and we are thinking of you

Betsey
crushed lower knee and vertical fx of yibia/external fixator placed/plates and screws and tried to place big pieces of cartiledge under knee cap/tremendous pain in affected legcontinously without improving/allergic to metal in left leg/leg isnt straight/need metal removed in July/wait 6 months for healing/then toatal knee replacement/straighten out leg/more phsyxical therapy/take opana er

nana68
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   Posted 7/13/2011 6:36 AM (GMT -6)   
the heat makes me feel more heavier but the cold causes me more aches.
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kat1611
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   Posted 7/13/2011 8:02 AM (GMT -6)   
Loretta..That's what I say all summer long. You can add clothes in the winter but you can't take skin off in the summer. We have fans too except for our bedroom and it's got to be heat stroke hot because like straydog mentioned air condition makes my rods(fusion) hurt. When I have drs apps in the summer I take my heavy jean jacket with me because the air condition is always turned up so high that when I leave usually my nose is cold. Murphy's law isn't funny it's evil!

Trudy2
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   Posted 7/13/2011 8:59 AM (GMT -6)   
I also feel as if I cannot tolerate the heat. It takes my breath away when I step outside and makes my chest feel really heavy as well as makes my legs hurt and feel heavier. We do have air conditioning, but I am like others that also wear a sweater in the house as the cold drives me nuts. If I get too cold, I cannot get warm again.

In the winter - the cold does the same thing to my chest and I constantly ache. I want a temp in the 70's constantly with low humidity!

Trudy
DX pyoderma gangrenosum, Acute Myelogenous Leukemia, Bone Marrow Transplant, Chronic Pain syndrome, Chronic Kidney Disease Stage 3, Major Depressive Disorder, Radiculopathy, Bilateral Hip Pain, Insomnia,Left Groin Hernia, Bulging Disk in Lumbar Spine, Tear in Lumbar Spine, Tendonitis and Bursitis in both hips, hypoxia due to sleep apnea and new problems with my lungs. Have had 2 abnormal CT scans.

momtofourangels
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   Posted 7/13/2011 9:04 PM (GMT -6)   
Sounds good to me right now Trudy. We got a ton of fresh, cool air today. It seemed like it was fall today, compared to what it was yesterday. It only got into the mid 70s today with no humidity. Felt wonderful. It was crazy though, about 5pm my back started hurting really really bad. I didn't understand that.

No. I haven't asked about the air conditioner yet. I'm afraid they will say no, when about a quarter of the apartments in this complex have small air conditioners that all look alike which makes me think that they put them in those, and not the others. When I do ask, they better not say no. I'll ask why part of the apartments have them, and the rest don't. I believe we really need one because of my health problems, and also I wear Fentanyl patches. It has been so hot in here that I felt sick.

I'll let you all know how it goes when I do ask. Take care. I hope you're all having a low pain evening.

love and hugs
Loretta
Dx: osteoarthritis, bursitis in left hip, Osteoarthrits in right hip, compression fracture in thoracic spine due to falling on frozen ground March 2001 , ddd, spinal stenosis, bone spurs, osteoarthritis in spine, osteoarthritis in both knees
Meds: Fentanyl patch, oxycodone, otc: BenGay, Tylenol Arthritis on occasion
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