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   Posted 8/23/2007 9:49 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Everyone,
I was just wondering do any of you notice your joints swelling and aching more during rainy times.  I live in Wisconsin and it has been raining since about Friday!  I feeling like I'm a 100 back hurts so bad and I keep waking up in the middle of the night cause my fingers are on fire.  No fun I tell ya.
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   Posted 8/23/2007 10:45 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi StacyLee,

I also have more achiness when it is humid. Sometimes I feel like I could be a weather person that can be able to predict the rain!! Hope you are feeling better soon!

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   Posted 8/23/2007 11:33 AM (GMT -6)   
The barometric change is actually what causes the problems for us. I usually tend to feel it the day before it comes but here in Texas, the weather is so weird anyway. I would probably just be like the other weather guys... "think its gonna rain, maybe not, then again..." :-)
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   Posted 8/23/2007 11:47 AM (GMT -6)   
staceylee -

im totally there with ya, im just south of the wi border so we've been sharing our weather, its supposed to monsoon again tonight, everytime i stand up i crack and pop and i think my knees have forgotten what they're supposed to do cause they definately don't wanna bend :P the sky has got to run out of water soon though its been like 4 straight days! but incase it doesn't im using my free time to work on my weather machine :P so its gonna stop one way or another. :P

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   Posted 8/23/2007 12:06 PM (GMT -6)   
How I wish you could send that rain this way!!! We are still in severe drought in GA and could sure use a good long rain...

Can you have your weather machine do that, please?

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   Posted 8/23/2007 12:18 PM (GMT -6)   
  Hi StacyLee,
   When we do get rain which is rare lately, I can usually tell in advance with my joint pain as well. The extreme heat we are having here too can also make my joints hurt. I hope this gets better for you soon. The rain and flooding has been awful up there the last few days. Stay safe and dry!
  I hear you Lynn! We could use some rain here in Alabama too! This heat is awful!
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   Posted 8/23/2007 1:48 PM (GMT -6)   
Well for those of you in the dry areas I'll change my prayers so the rain comes towards you! :) I've been doing so well lately it was like a system shocker to all of a sudden get hit so bad with the pain. So I will be happier if the rain goes away for awhile! :)

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   Posted 8/23/2007 8:33 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi, StacyLee. I'm with Lynnwood. Please do get to working on that weather machine. I honestly don't remember the last good rain we received. I live in East TN. We are in a severe drought. Hope your rain will come our way and get you to feeling better! Take care.
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   Posted 8/23/2007 10:47 PM (GMT -6)   
I'm in Ohio near (not in) the flooding. WOW!!! some real odd weather . . . drought enough to lose crops and then so much rain it couldn't soak in. Sorry to any of you with flooded basements or other issues.

My rheumy said that rainy weather and barometric changes (I can't remember if high or low is bad) are NOT our friend. He said this really does make us hurt and he sees lots more pain in his patients during these times.
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   Posted 8/24/2007 9:07 AM (GMT -6)   
I am like a human barometer and I hurt a lot more when it rains, storms, or is really humid. We are getting a lot of the flooding in Iowa too so I've had some extra pain lately. My rheumy has also said that he sees how the barometric pressure affects his patients.
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