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Mazfire
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   Posted 12/26/2008 1:39 AM (GMT -7)   
Most people with Seasonal anxiety seem to react badly to cold, damp, dark weather- whereas i dont cope well with summer at all. Im struggling to get by at the moment, even with the air-con on, it is extremely hot at the moment and humid to boot. im ultra sensitive to sunlight, and have long used a thick flannel sheet to cover my curtains, blocking as much natural light as possible (my friends all think im gothic rolleyes ) but its also related to CFS and Fibro-
 
I was just wondering if anyone else reacts badly to warm weather? am i the only one who gets anxious, edgy, unhappy and cranky when the sun is shining and the weather is 'perfect'? cos i feel like a bit of a freak- im looking forward to winter which is MONTHS away- i embrace the grey, the drab, the clouds, rain and cold- it makes me happy- i DO sound a bit freaky!
 
Maz XX
            'He heals the broken hearted and binds up their wounds.' (Psalm 147:3)                  
 
Panic Disorder, Agoraphobia, CFS, Fibromyalgia, TMJ disorder, Endometriosis, PCOD, Chronic E.N.T infections, Reactive Arthritis, GERD, Sinusitis, IBS,  Allergies, Glandular fever, Migraines, Anemia, Chemical/Noise/Light sensitivity, Trichotilomania, PTSD, Seasonal Mood  Disorder, OCD, Benign Vertigo,  Impaired immune system. Tachycardia, tinnitus, low clotting factor= bruising. Tendonitis, Bursitis.
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Green Grove
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   Posted 12/26/2008 4:36 AM (GMT -7)   
I think everyone has their own comfort zone so I don't think you are freaky Maz :) lol I am sorry you have to go through this although, because I'm a sunshine person and could not imagine having this issue. I also don't like to be too hot so I do understand. I think sometimes it is hard to find a happy balance/medium when a person is stressed and goes through so much pain.

Take care!


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Your Bro,
Sam
   
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Post Edited (Green Grove) : 12/26/2008 3:06:06 PM (GMT-7)


getting by
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   Posted 12/26/2008 7:13 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Mazz,

I too can't handle heat. I like sunshine though. But sometimes there is something comforting about a dreary day. A good time for soup and a good book.

I think that my main issue with fibromyalgia is when the barometric pressure drops. You might be sensitive to the high pressure. But yes, I can relate. Heat and humidity sends me into a flare. That in turn makes me anxious and nervous.

I hope that you feel better soon.

Luv and hugs, Karen
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stkitt
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   Posted 12/26/2008 8:08 AM (GMT -7)   

Yup Maz, it is just you darlin ...........LOL. 

Of course it is not just you.  I cannot be in direct sunlight without a ton of lotion on second degree to the skin cancer.  I also do not like to sweat.  I turn on the air conditioner when it gets to 70 degress......  smhair Hubby turns it off so I wait for him to go somewhere and turn it back on.

The heat drains you of energy. I understand Maz, I truly do.

Hugs my friend,

Kitt


 

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Nanners
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   Posted 12/26/2008 9:14 AM (GMT -7)   
I can't stand it if it is too hot, but enjoy a spring sunshine day. But I also react terribly to the cold also. My bones and joints just ache. I react to the barometric pressure too.
Been living with Crohn's Disease for 33 years.  Currently on Asacol, Prilosec, Estrace, Prinivil, Diltiazem, Percoset prn for pain, Zofran, Phenergan, Probiotics, and Calcium.  Resections in 2002 and 2005.  Also diagnosed with Fibromyalgia and Osteoarthritis. Currently my Crohns is in remission.


Mazfire
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   Posted 12/26/2008 6:36 PM (GMT -7)   

i hate it! it triggers my Fibro, it stresses me out, messes with my sleeping patterns and generally raises my anxiety above its usual level. i should move to Seattle.

Maz XX


 


            'He heals the broken hearted and binds up their wounds.' (Psalm 147:3)                  
 
Panic Disorder, Agoraphobia, CFS, Fibromyalgia, TMJ disorder, Endometriosis, PCOD, Chronic E.N.T infections, Reactive Arthritis, GERD, Sinusitis, IBS,  Allergies, Glandular fever, Migraines, Anemia, Chemical/Noise/Light sensitivity, Trichotilomania, PTSD, Seasonal Mood  Disorder, OCD, Benign Vertigo,  Impaired immune system. Tachycardia, tinnitus, low clotting factor= bruising. Tendonitis, Bursitis.
Meds: Zoloft 150mg. Xanax 4mg. Celebrex. Mobic. Panadeine Forte. Digesic.
Multiple surgeries- I bear the scars of my poor physical health.
Age:28. First diagnosed at 14. Proud Aussie.
 
 

Post Edited (Mazfire) : 12/26/2008 6:42:52 PM (GMT-7)


Green Grove
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   Posted 12/27/2008 3:27 PM (GMT -7)   
I know what you mean Maz. . . This cold season this year in the midwest US has me hurting from my costo almost every day now. I am going to find another Pdoc to try to help me out. . . Which means 60 miles to the nearest city but well worth it :)

I sure hope you get to feeling better dear Maz :)
Much Love, Hugs, Peace and Comfort!!!
Your Bro,
Sam
   
"And in the end, it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years"
~ Abraham Lincoln ~
 
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before making changes to your meds or lifestyle :)


Mazfire
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   Posted 12/27/2008 5:10 PM (GMT -7)   

Thanks Sam. most people are affected by the cold and the dreariness of winter, thats what makes me feel like the odd one out because i thrive in those conditions- its summer that im 'allergic' to. My awesome dad just finished installing a seperate airconditioner in my bedroom, seperate from the rest of the house air-con so i can regulate the temperature as i like. i have thick flannel sheets instead of curtains, blocking as much sun as possible.

I am sorry your Pdoc is so far away- thats a long way to drive, but as you said, its worth the trip. im blessed to have my Pdoc 15mins away. im super grateful.

Have a great day, Maz XX


            'He heals the broken hearted and binds up their wounds.' (Psalm 147:3)                  
 
Panic Disorder, Agoraphobia, CFS, Fibromyalgia, TMJ disorder, Endometriosis, PCOD, Chronic E.N.T infections, Reactive Arthritis, GERD, Sinusitis, IBS,  Allergies, Glandular fever, Migraines, Anemia, Chemical/Noise/Light sensitivity, Trichotilomania, PTSD, Seasonal Mood  Disorder, OCD, Benign Vertigo,  Impaired immune system. Tachycardia, tinnitus, low clotting factor= bruising. Tendonitis, Bursitis.
Meds: Zoloft 150mg. Xanax 4mg. Celebrex. Mobic. Panadeine Forte. Digesic.
Multiple surgeries- I bear the scars of my poor physical health.
Age:28. First diagnosed at 14. Proud Aussie.
 
 


Mazfire
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   Posted 12/28/2008 6:05 AM (GMT -7)   

p.s even with the air con its still yukky! so humid and sticky, dont feel like i can breathe properly, every breath feels like wet air. its driving me a little nutso! and the forecast for the rest of the week is extremely hot, humid and we are on bushfire alert.

 

ugh. eyes

Maz XX


            'He heals the broken hearted and binds up their wounds.' (Psalm 147:3)                  
 
Panic Disorder, Agoraphobia, CFS, Fibromyalgia, TMJ disorder, Endometriosis, PCOD, Chronic E.N.T infections, Reactive Arthritis, GERD, Sinusitis, IBS,  Allergies, Glandular fever, Migraines, Anemia, Chemical/Noise/Light sensitivity, Trichotilomania, PTSD, Seasonal Mood  Disorder, OCD, Benign Vertigo,  Impaired immune system. Tachycardia, tinnitus, low clotting factor= bruising. Tendonitis, Bursitis.
Meds: Zoloft 150mg. Xanax 4mg. Celebrex. Mobic. Panadeine Forte. Digesic.
Multiple surgeries- I bear the scars of my poor physical health.
Age:28. First diagnosed at 14. Proud Aussie.
 
 


stkitt
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   Posted 12/28/2008 8:51 AM (GMT -7)   

Maz,

It rains everyday in Seattle when it is not snowing..........LOL.

(((((((((((((HUGS))))))))))))))

Kitt


 

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ocean1
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   Posted 12/28/2008 7:01 PM (GMT -7)   
I can't tolerate heat and humidity nor cold.  Heat and humidity make me sick to my stomach and feel yucky and cold makes me hurt all over.  I once had a doctor tell me to move to San Diego where the temperature is pretty much constant and that way my symptoms would be sooo much better.  I can relate.  You aren't alone.  It's like my body can't regulate the inner temperature with the outside temp any more.

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Georgie Girl
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   Posted 12/28/2008 8:08 PM (GMT -7)   
While I do tend to suffer increased depression and anxiety in the Jan/Feb timeframe (cold, dark winter in the U.S.) I am extremely exhausted, stressed and anxious in late Jul and all of Aug, the hottest times of the year here in KS.  I also prefer to live and work without overhead lighting or bright sunlight. 

Georgie Girl


TeacherBetsy
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   Posted 12/29/2008 12:31 PM (GMT -7)   
I think the extremes in winter and summer can be a problem. I find that either extreme heat or cold bothers me greatly, and getting too hot when outside can make me panic! I do worse with feeling depressed in the winter, though, because of the lack of light.
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percycat
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   Posted 12/29/2008 2:05 PM (GMT -7)   
Maz,

I hate that summertime air that you feel like you have to chew before you can breathe! Hot and humid is not much fun.

I usually feel comforted by overcast, cloudy days. The sunshine's pretty, healthy (for most of us), and useful, but unless it's low-angle light like early morning or near sunset, I prefer diffuse light from cloudy skies.

percycat

Marie-Claire
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   Posted 12/29/2008 6:19 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Maz... I can sooo identify with you! I hate, hate summer.... unless it is breezy and cool... sunny is ok but I cannot tolerate the heat at all.... I get migraines... like you everything seems to go haywire... I spend most of my summer inside behind a dark curtain like you... (my oldest daughter is the same... but my youngest loves, loves, loves the heat and sunshine... spends hours 'tanning' .... with proper sunscreen...but the hotter the better for her... Go figure)
If you are weird honey... then add two more people to your list because ... here we are feeling the same way you do.
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Nanners
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   Posted 12/30/2008 10:38 AM (GMT -7)   
I hate, hate, hate when its really really hot and humid. I don't mind the spring days as I stated above, but when its so hot you can't breathe I find myself getting irritable. Ocean I live in San Diego. It does have great weather, but still has it extremes sometimes. We are having a more than normal cold winter this year. I know most would love it, but the cold is killing my bones and Fibro to the max.
Been living with Crohn's Disease for 33 years.  Currently on Asacol, Prilosec, Estrace, Prinivil, Diltiazem, Percoset prn for pain, Zofran, Phenergan, Probiotics, and Calcium.  Resections in 2002 and 2005.  Also diagnosed with Fibromyalgia and Osteoarthritis. Currently my Crohns is in remission.

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