Can climate affect crohn's?

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   Posted 4/13/2010 10:43 PM (GMT -7)   
    ok please hear me out... just got back from vacation in south florida where the weather was beautiful. 80-85 during the day 70's at night. My ankles, knees, hips, and back are always in agony, but for some reason when i was in florida with the warmer climate my ailments didnt bother me hardly at all. Now i reside in the south of the us, but not in that kind of tropical climate. Can climate change really affect how your body changes with this illness. Considering moving.....

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   Posted 4/13/2010 10:48 PM (GMT -7)   
There's been quite a bit of press lately about a possible relation between vitamin D and Crohn's.
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   Posted 4/14/2010 2:04 AM (GMT -7)   
I have been following this and i know i do feel better in warmer days sunnier days
i think there is a def link to the climate n what ails us but thats jmho
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   Posted 4/14/2010 2:59 AM (GMT -7)   
I think there is a link too, cos I was flaring the beginning of jan , and went to south africa ,where the weather was nice and sunny and warm, whilst I was there I felt brilliant the best I'd been in 4 years, I was on a higher dose of steroid too but when I got back my flare up started to get worse again.
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   Posted 4/14/2010 5:15 AM (GMT -7)   
Yep when I moved to a more tropical climate I noticed immediately. Mine loves the sun.
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   Posted 4/14/2010 5:38 AM (GMT -7)   
Coming back to India from US helped me in controlling Crohn's....I think.
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   Posted 4/14/2010 7:57 AM (GMT -7)   
I find the weather affects my joint issues but really doesn't make a difference with me Crohnswise.
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   Posted 4/14/2010 8:53 AM (GMT -7)   
I am begining to think for me good weather/temp makes a big difference.
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   Posted 4/14/2010 11:05 AM (GMT -7)   
I've noticed a link between it. Sitting around on vacation, 90F and getting a tan. It might have something to do with less stress, who knows.
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   Posted 4/15/2010 8:30 PM (GMT -7)   
I've noticed being out of town on vacation and such I feel better and do better.
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