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jeanneac
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   Posted 3/10/2011 9:25 PM (GMT -6)   
Does lupus flare up when the weather is bad or is that fibromyalgia??? I noticed I have pain when the weather is bad. Plaquenil is not kicking in yet and it's been about 2 months......
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mechiko
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   Posted 3/11/2011 6:13 PM (GMT -6)   
I haven't noticed a correlation with the weather myself, but that's just me. I do know that when it's dry out my skin goes crazy! No change in amount of pain or anything though.

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   Posted 3/11/2011 7:47 PM (GMT -6)   
I often feel worse when the barometric pressure is swinging around wildly or when it's very hot or the humidity is very high. Don't feel that great when it's really cold either.

Maybe that's because a good portion of my pain is joint associated.
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lucysgd
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   Posted 3/11/2011 10:26 PM (GMT -6)   
 I've been on Plaquenil for 2 yrs, and it took awhile for the full effect to kick in, so try to be patient.  I didn't think it was helping all that much until I reduced the dose to once daily after being on it for a year and went into a nasty flare.  I was more than happy to resume the full dose.  
 
I had a fibro diagnosis for nearly 10 yrs before the other crud kicked in - and the weather was always an aggravating factor for it.  Fluctuating barometric pressures and temperatures, high humidity, and high winds all seem to trigger pain and fatigue.  I do think the lupus/RA symptoms add to the chorus and I tend to feel worse with the bad weather than with just the fibro alone, it seems.  Perhaps I'm just older now and not as resiliant.  When the anti-inflammatories don't seem to touch the pain and malaise I usually suspect fibro as the source.
 
Hope you feel better soon.
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Littlesrebel
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   Posted 3/11/2011 11:25 PM (GMT -6)   
When it is going to rain or it's too cold my Fibro acts up. with bad pain.
Fibromyalgia, SLE Lupus,chronic myofacia pain syndrome, cerivcalgia, malaise, fatigue, migraines, and anxiety.

suetoo
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   Posted 3/12/2011 9:43 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi! all,
I hate snow and damp and grey and used to thrive in the sunlight. Something I miss the most, because now the littlest bit of sun makes me so sick, I almost feel dying would be easier. I learned the hard way to stay out of it. And I can predict the weather simply because of changes in how sick I feel, and how bad my joints get. I believe it is a barometric pressure connection, but I have arthritis and asthma, too.
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suetoo

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jeanneac
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   Posted 3/12/2011 9:58 AM (GMT -6)   
Thanks everyone! I appreciate hearing your stories so much!
d 1/09 with colitis sigmoid colon with some diverticular disease as well, IBS, Colon resection Nov. 2010, now in remission
inflammator arthritis, fibromyalgia, asthma, skin scleroderma, VSL#3 probiotic, Vit. D, nexium, pexeva (paxil), synthroid, cozar, advair, plaquenil
Blood test positive for Crohn's via prometheus ibd serology panel ASCA. Positive ANA speckled pattern

aimsgirl16
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   Posted 3/13/2011 7:52 PM (GMT -6)   
OH yes!!! I get horrible pains when it gets ready to storm, usually a good day before it hits! I always joke around that I should be a weather person because I can pretty much predict it better than them!! HAHA. My joints also swell up and become very red and warm to the touch with wet rainy weather and for the first month or so of winter.
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jeanneac
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   Posted 3/13/2011 8:00 PM (GMT -6)   
Sounds like some of us could predict the weather with greater accuracy than the meteorologist. I am going to have to keep track of it. Right now, I am pain free and it just so happens the weather is fair.
d 1/09 with colitis sigmoid colon with some diverticular disease as well, IBS, Colon resection Nov. 2010, now in remission
inflammator arthritis, fibromyalgia, asthma, skin scleroderma, VSL#3 probiotic, Vit. D, nexium, pexeva (paxil), synthroid, cozar, advair, plaquenil
Blood test positive for Crohn's via prometheus ibd serology panel ASCA. Positive ANA speckled pattern
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