Best place to live with Fibro

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imlynelle
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   Posted 7/17/2008 11:32 AM (GMT -6)   
My wonderful hubby is the one in our family suffering from Fibro.  He lately has been mentioning that he may like to move to an area with a more Fibro friendly climate.  Currently we live in paradise (for the rest) and our families are all here, and we both were raised here.  So he doesn't say this lightly.  Where is a good place to live, that has a stable, less painful climate?
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Mrsppmrxky
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   Posted 7/17/2008 11:59 AM (GMT -6)   
For me, a climate that is paradise would be mild winters! I have pain when we have a weather front moving in 1 day out........the pain continues until the storm actually hits and breaks in our area. Then my pain lessons.

Living in Alabama with all of the rain and tornados.................it is very difficult.

If you find the land of fibro paradise, please let me know where it is. My husband and I both suffer from fibro. and we would love some relief!

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   Posted 7/17/2008 12:12 PM (GMT -6)   
I live in northern Michigan and it can be brutal. I have been told that New Mexico and Arizona are good states. They are dry. But I don't know about all of that heat.

Good luck on finding a wonderful place to live, we may all follow you there.LOL...

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   Posted 7/17/2008 12:18 PM (GMT -6)   
Welcome, Imlynelle!  I live in Florida and the fall, winter, and spring is good for me.  But summers are not a lot of fun because we get a lot of rain then.  But, the vast majority of the years is wonderful.
 
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   Posted 7/17/2008 12:33 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Imlynelle and welcome. I'm glad you joined us there is a lot of good info on here. Read fibro 101 second thread on page. Maybe you can get your DH to join us also.
 
Illinois is not the place to live. We had a very wet spring and every time a thunderstorm pops up I suffer. Right now it's so hot you can't stand it out.
 
We all need to live in a climate controlled pod. tongue
 
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   Posted 7/17/2008 12:36 PM (GMT -6)   
Oh yes!  If anyone finds a Fibro paradise, please let us all know!! Hahaha!
 
I think living in a place that doesn't have the two extremes would be most helpful?  A place like northern California or Oregon. Where the temperatures, are fairly consistant all year, and not too hot and not too cold.  I'd live in northern California if I could.  I think that would be a great place to live!  But reality has me in southern Alberta, where we do get the extremes in weather.
 
I think I'll be waiting for Heaven to live in paradise!!
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   Posted 7/17/2008 12:48 PM (GMT -6)   

Hi Imlynelle, welcome to the forum. We usually get the person w/ Fibro here, it is nice to also get the spouse. Especially one so supportive of their loved one.

I've lived in New Jersey all my life, I love living near the water. Yet, I don't think this is paradise. We have cold, damp winters, and hot, humid summers. Spring and autumn seem to be extensions of winter. lol. We had a few nice days at the end of spring, then, bam! It was summer.  I would love warm temps, low humidity, soft, gentle breezes.

If you find paradise, pls, pls let us know. We will be there in droves.  I feel like Goldilocks, not too hot, not too cold, juuuust right.

God bless.   Alice.


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   Posted 7/17/2008 1:44 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Imlynelle and welcome to our family! What an interesting question to post. I love it! I live in Western Washington where we have a marine influence to our weather. That helps to make the winters not as harsh and the summers not scortchers. Of course there are exceptions as there will be anywhere. But I agree with above...mid range of the US and near the coasts would probably be helpful.

I just wonder tho if leaving the home and family he loves might not make the pain worse and cancel out all the benefits of moving. Maybe remodeling the house to make it more comfortable would be an option. Install a heat pump so you will always have an even temperature. Maybe a hot tub for soothing the muscles. I use a water bed for even, warm temperature summer and winter. Just some thoughts...

Please invite hubby to join us. We have a few guys but just like the Marines...we are always looking for a few 'good men'...lol

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imlynelle
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   Posted 7/18/2008 12:26 AM (GMT -6)   
Thank you to all for the great responses. My teenage daughter will appreciate the hint about Oregon, for she has friends there and it is only a days drive from our current home in North Idaho. I appreciate the climate suggestions. He loved Hawaii when we visited this past winter. But we can't just pop back to visit anytime. Plus our son would be staying behind. My DH is definitely ready for a change - anything. Thanks!

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   Posted 7/18/2008 8:03 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Imlynelle! I live in Texas about 40 miles northwest of Houston. Winters here are short and very mild with rarely even a freeze in some winters. Being close to the Gulf of Mexico, that's where the bulk of weather influence comes from. Spring and fall are mild and pleasant but way too short. Summer dominates here and it is so dang hot and humid that thunderstorms are welcome anytime we can get them as they offer the only real break from the heat (except for the occasional hurricane which makes things rather interesting). Nights aren't too bad.....it's usually in the low 70's and usually there's a nice breeze blowing the nearer ro the coast you get or the farther out in the open country away from the cities or thick trees and undergrowth. Summer seems to begin in early May and doesn't let up until mid to late October so it's as though we only have 2 seasons.......summer and springwinterfall!!!

And therein lies the rub for me.......I am definitely not a hot weather person. The hotter it is, the worse my fibro/cfs is. I'm just the opposite of most fibros.....I love cool to cold weather and rain and thunderstorms. Whenever we have a winter that is colder and longer than normal I am in heaven (but my wife and daughter aren't). I was born and raised here but I've never liked the hot weather and it's only gotten worse the older I've gotten. The thought of the Washington/Oregon coast, even with all the rain, sounds wonderful to me. And what gorgeous scenery too. The only mountains in Texas are in far west Texas and they are very dry and desolate looking. The nicest and most scenic part of this state is the Texas hill country area in the middle to middle-south of the state but it is a lot more expensive to live in that area.

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   Posted 7/18/2008 1:08 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Imlynelle-
I know Minnesota is not paradise! Winters are long and harsh & the summers are beautiful but they only last 2-3 months. :( GamJill
 
 
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imlynelle
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   Posted 7/18/2008 4:00 PM (GMT -6)   

Hi!

Thanks for the info on Texas.  I was under the impression that south was best.  But my hubby let me know that heat is now bad for him also.  It zaps all his energy.  He also suffers from chronic Fatigue so he has none to waste.  It is the barometer change that gets to him the most.  If the weather changes - he hurts.  Then of course the cold is also hard on him.  And here we are 2 hrs from the Canadian border, so we have more winter then summer.  This last spring was tough on him.  Our spring weather was nonexistent, just an extended winter with a lot of storms and cold fronts.  That immediately went to hot {for us  :-) }  Our trip to Hawaii, got him thinking that their are alternatives.  So we are thinking.

Take Care!  Lynelle

 

jev said...
Hi Imlynelle! I live in Texas about 40 miles northwest of Houston. Winters here are short and very mild with rarely even a freeze in some winters. Being close to the Gulf of Mexico, that's where the bulk of weather influence comes from. Spring and fall are mild and pleasant but way too short. Summer dominates here and it is so dang hot and humid that thunderstorms are welcome anytime we can get them as they offer the only real break from the heat (except for the occasional hurricane which makes things rather interesting). Nights aren't too bad.....it's usually in the low 70's and usually there's a nice breeze blowing the nearer ro the coast you get or the farther out in the open country away from the cities or thick trees and undergrowth. Summer seems to begin in early May and doesn't let up until mid to late October so it's as though we only have 2 seasons.......summer and springwinterfall!!!

And therein lies the rub for me.......I am definitely not a hot weather person. The hotter it is, the worse my fibro/cfs is. I'm just the opposite of most fibros.....I love cool to cold weather and rain and thunderstorms. Whenever we have a winter that is colder and longer than normal I am in heaven (but my wife and daughter aren't). I was born and raised here but I've never liked the hot weather and it's only gotten worse the older I've gotten. The thought of the Washington/Oregon coast, even with all the rain, sounds wonderful to me. And what gorgeous scenery too. The only mountains in Texas are in far west Texas and they are very dry and desolate looking. The nicest and most scenic part of this state is the Texas hill country area in the middle to middle-south of the state but it is a lot more expensive to live in that area.

Gentlest of hugs,
John


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   Posted 7/18/2008 4:21 PM (GMT -6)   
I to live in Florida just south of Jacksonville. Right now we are getting the bands from the tropical depression of the coast. Lots of rain today. Does any one have a boat I can use?  Irish Babe if you see me floating by in my hot tub pull me in please.   We have 2 or 3 months of heat and humity and I really suffer because I  have Lupus also.  I love the Spring and Fall and the mild winters. I have to agree with Irish Babe New Jersey was my home of birth. I love the sea air and the salt water and walking on the beach and the board walk. The smell of the boardwalk and the food cooking.(pizza sausage peppers and onions fries I need to go home soon)  I lived about 5 miles from it.( now I  live 45 min away and can not go there anyway) The winters are very wet and cold. I guess we could only have that perfect place in our minds........ sad
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   Posted 7/18/2008 8:13 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Imlynelle, I have to agree with your husband. We spent three weeks in Hawaii five years ago and it was the best I have felt in practically forever! Unfortunately, I live in Iowa, and Hawaii is the most expensive state to live in. . But I am still hoping. Diane
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   Posted 7/19/2008 1:55 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Imlynelle,

And welcome to the forum. I love your question. I live in Florida and like the rest who have posted, it is a great state for fibro, except when the rain falls. That just kills me . But that only happens in the summer months where I live in Ocala. That's in the middle of the state. It is a drier heat here than in the south, where I grew up. I love Florida and wouldn't want to live anywhere else.

Keep posting!

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   Posted 7/19/2008 2:01 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi there- and thanks for a great question. I recently moved to Minnesota and I agree with Jev, hot weather has never agreed with me. The hotter is gets, the worse I feel. Right now in MN its hot and humid, this is my first summer here. Earlier in spring, I loved it! The coolish-cold weather made me feel so much better. I have been told that once autumn is here it will be beautiful. So I can't wait. So far, except for this past week, I am happy here. Plus the people here are some of the nicest people I have met anywhere.
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   Posted 7/20/2008 2:26 PM (GMT -6)   
My husband and I are thinking about moving to New Mexico when he gets out of the Army, but I'm concerned about the heat as well. I can't stand it, it knocks me out!!! We live in Kentucky now, and I have been thinking since winters here aren't so bad, we may look for a place in Tennessee near the Smokies. It's beautiful out there. Gentle hugs to all.

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   Posted 7/20/2008 7:25 PM (GMT -6)   
Personally I did extremely well in North Central Florida (near Gainesville) but on the Gulf Coast. It was warm, humid, with little fluctulation in climate. Only six weeks of winter and never below 40 F.It's also affordable b/c it's not a major tourist destination. Can get a modest little house for about $75,000. or rent for $550.00 mo. i had to come back up North due to family problems.

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   Posted 8/4/2008 11:52 AM (GMT -6)   
look up a town in Utah named St. George looks good to me

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   Posted 8/4/2008 1:08 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Imlynelle and welcome to our family :) I'm in Ohio and I hate to say it, but don't move here! Winters are cold and damp, summers are hot and humid. We had a bad cold snap (below zero temps) in early February and I was in great pain for a few days. For weather, I'd definitely agree with Hawaii, but the cost of living is ridiculous. My daughter, son-in-law and granddaughters lived there for 3 years (my son-in-law is in the Army), and the last time I visited milk had just gone up to $6.98 a gallon. Not my idea of paradise :)
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   Posted 8/4/2008 8:44 PM (GMT -6)   
Hey all,  I am living in my Paradise.  I live in Pattaya, Thailand.  The temp does not change too much throughout the year.  In the fall it gets down to low 80's, if it hits in the 70's it is freezing, but that doesn't happen often.  Right now it is rainy season, but it is not as bad here in Pattaya as the rest of the southern and northern provinces.  Beautiful, weather, beautiful people and cheap living.  I guess it is best for those who are able to retire.  I got lucky and came here 10 years ago fell in love with it and now am working here.  So even if you cannot make the move definatley take a vacation and you will feel revived and peaceful.  Good luck everyone in finding your own piece of fibro paradise.

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   Posted 2/22/2010 9:56 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi, I am new here... I live in Colorado... It really sucks for the pain, but living here is the best. Before fibro we lived on the Big Island. How is that for fibro?

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   Posted 2/23/2010 9:48 AM (GMT -6)   
I have to agree:  a consistent climate would make the most sense. 
 
I live in MN and do okay from about May to September or October.  I struggle through the winter, and this time of year (always seems to start in February) is a real battle for a few months.

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   Posted 2/24/2010 3:23 AM (GMT -6)   
Out of all the places that I have lived, California and Texas have been the best for me.

I deal with the cold by staying in a smaller room and using a small space heater to heat said room to a comfortable temperature.

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   Posted 5/7/2010 10:11 PM (GMT -6)   
I think Mr. T has it right...tropical warmth! I recently visited Hawaii for the first time and felt great. Pretty much had no pain. I live in Oregon. The winters here can get snow, especially higher elevations of course. The winters are damp and cold. The summer is beautiful, however. I almost think the winter is harder in some ways than where I was a kid in Michigan....but hey, I was a kid and did not have the problems I do now!
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