Why does bad weather (extreme cold or rainy) make Fibro worse?

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hopegirl
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   Posted 2/27/2009 2:50 PM (GMT -6)   
Just trying to understand exactly why is seems to hurt more during these times...can you tell I'm on a roll today? I'm at work trying my best to deal with this pain.
 
 
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Sherrine
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   Posted 2/27/2009 3:02 PM (GMT -6)   
Changes in the barometric pressure seems to affect fibro.  It's bad for me.  Rain and cold weather are two that affect me quite a bit.
 
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   Posted 2/27/2009 4:42 PM (GMT -6)   
One of my doctors once told me that cold is a fibromites enemy. We suffer so when we get cold. I think that with the blood and oxygen flow being slow in our muscles anyway, that the cold makes it even worse. Which puts us in more pain.

Dress warm in cold weather, make sure you wear layers as you can remove as needed. Try to stay warm.

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MT Lady
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   Posted 2/27/2009 5:10 PM (GMT -6)   
for me, it is definitely the barometric pressure, when it changes...I can predict the weather better than most weatherpeople!

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dolphinfire
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   Posted 2/27/2009 5:11 PM (GMT -6)   
getting by said...
One of my doctors once told me that cold is a fibromites enemy. We suffer so when we get cold. I think that with the blood and oxygen flow being slow in our muscles anyway, that the cold makes it even worse. Which puts us in more pain.

Dress warm in cold weather, make sure you wear layers as you can remove as needed. Try to stay warm.

Best wishes for a wonderful day

Hugs, Karen


Good explanation!!!! Cold sucks!!!
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jewelrylady
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   Posted 2/27/2009 8:08 PM (GMT -6)   

Monica, when I watch the weather forecast I can usually tell how I am going to feel.  Pretty much any change will send me into a flare, some big, some small.  I hate when, like now here in Montana, the weather is going from cold to warm & humid.  Changing almost every few hours.  BLAH!!!  I really hate this part of Fibro. 

Karen, that is so good to know.  I have often wondered if we have less oxygen to our muscles.  It sure makes sense.  Thank you.

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Baloo
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   Posted 2/27/2009 9:32 PM (GMT -6)   
I agree cold weather really hurts. I have Hashimoto thyroid also and can go into hyperthermia fast because of my temp being so low. I start shaking and then it throws me into terrible fibro pain. I use to love winter and the snow. I moved out here to the northeast 5 years ago from Colorado. I didn't really know what cold was till I moved up here. I miss the sunshine coming out after a snow storm or even during it. But it sure is beautiful in the spring, summer and fall.

Statgeek
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   Posted 2/28/2009 12:50 AM (GMT -6)   
I think the shivering makes it worse. But i am so busy shivering from the cold I don't notice if barometric pressure has anything to do with it. I really don't have any idea what barometric pressure is! Prob should brush up on meteorology? Please explain. :)
Sue

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   Posted 2/28/2009 10:51 AM (GMT -6)   
I find that extreme temperatures of any kind make me feel worse, be it extreme cold or extreme heat and humidity. I am not sure why this is, but I can say that now my favorite times of year are definitely Spring and Fall-a nice, consistent, mid range temperature is my friend! :-)
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