humidity and fibro

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maezyaya
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   Posted 6/3/2012 7:42 PM (GMT -6)   
I was just dx in January with fibro. There are so many things going on with my body and I don't know if its an age thing or fibro. My question of the day deals with humidity. I have always enjoyed being outside in the sun, but this year has been tough on me already. South central Va has been hot and humid more than usual this year. It could be just my imagination though! I feel as if I cant get enough oxygen when I go outside. I also feel exhausted and achy more often. Is the breathing thing part of fibro? Just wondering how heat/humidity affects people? Thanks a bunch.

Irish Babe
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   Posted 6/3/2012 8:10 PM (GMT -6)   
I don't deal well w/ extremes. I can't take the cold, I just lock up and my brain shuts down. I can't deal w/ the extreme heat and humidity. I get sick, my SOB gets worse, I just run out of steam.
 
I love the warm, repeat, warm weather. Low 70's, low humidity and I'm one very happy lady. As soon as it goes to extremes, I can't get out of my own way. I feel like Goldilocks sometimes, not too hot, not too cold, just right! lol
 
I don't think it's your imagination, I get the same feeling. I'm not getting enough oxygen. I have an inhaler for times when I can't get things regulated.
 
I use a heating pad on my back every day, even in the summer, yet the outside heat can be too much.
 
Have you checked out Fibro 101? It is near the top of the first page. There is so much info, including a list of Fibro symptoms. Maybe print out a list for yourself and check off the things that apply to you. You might be amazed at the things that you have going on. I know I was amazed at the list.
 
Hope you have a comfortable night. We have been having T-storms today, and my body is killing me.
 
God bless.  Alice.

GlassOlive
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   Posted 6/3/2012 8:21 PM (GMT -6)   
Irish Babe
  I live in Florida and I suffer greatly with the heat and humidity. I only go out when I have to. As for the cold...I have visited the north in the winter and while the cold bothers my arthritis I don't feel as if I can't breathe. Also, the heat and humidity just saps my energy!!!

Spookiesmom
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   Posted 6/3/2012 8:32 PM (GMT -6)   
I've been in Florida 28 years and this year is the worst ever.  And its only June!  The humidity is just killing me.  Grandson had a b-day party at the splash park yesterday evening.  There was a sea breaze.  I sat there dripping sweat like I'd just run a marathon in August.
 
I thought it was just me. Good to know its not.
T2, OmniPod,Fibro,MVP,CAD,4 level cervical fusion, L5_S1 needs fusion, arthritis all over, need 2 knee replacements, Vit D3, and a lot of other meds!

maezyaya
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   Posted 6/4/2012 6:35 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks everyone. My mom has fibro and COPD so when she complained about not being able to breath I always attributed it to the COPD. Hate that others suffer through the heat and humidity also but I am glad to know I am not imagining it. I guess I may as well prepare for another long summer. That probably explains why I had a hard time last summer with breathing issues and just being so wore out and irritable all the time. I work part-time driving a rural route for the USPS so my husband better gas up my car ac or it will take a week to get over one day of working in the heat. Thanks again for your responses. It helps a great deal.

Spookiesmom
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   Posted 6/4/2012 9:13 PM (GMT -6)   
Maezyaya

On an MS forum I visit, I've seen people talking about cooling vests. They don't tolerate heat well either I gather. Those that use them rave about them. Might want to check them out?
T2, OmniPod,Fibro,MVP,CAD,4 level cervical fusion, L5_S1 needs fusion, arthritis all over, need 2 knee replacements, Vit D3, and a lot of other meds!

BarbF
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   Posted 6/4/2012 10:45 PM (GMT -6)   
Its is defintly not you!! I even spoke to my Dr bc they only consisent thing was the weather to account for my increase in pain. I have issues with rain, and humidty. But, I am suprised to learn that I do well with the cold - although, I have to dress in multiple layers just to stay semi-warm.
car accident on 12/05 - resulted in needing surgery to fuse nd remove ruprtured discs in neck at C5/6 and C6/7. Also have had right knee surgery and surgery on a bulging disc at S1 (all also due to car accident). Also have been dx'ed w/ Fibro and migraines.

Sherrine
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   Posted 6/5/2012 8:52 AM (GMT -6)   
Humidity, rain, and barometric changes cause me more pain.  You are definitely not alone.
 
Sherrine
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Spookiesmom
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   Posted 6/6/2012 10:40 AM (GMT -6)   
I just asked about these cooling vests on that forum. Anybody can get them, they are not just for MS pts. One name mentioned was Steele. They said there were 2 types, one a gel that was activated by water, and another had long pockets for frozen ice inserts. That one was kind of heavy, but the other one you could get wet from the water used to activate it.

Try Google, maybe there are more.
T2, OmniPod,Fibro,MVP,CAD,4 level cervical fusion, L5_S1 needs fusion, arthritis all over, need 2 knee replacements, Vit D3, and a lot of other meds!
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