So what is the perfect weather for us fibromites?

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   Posted 7/30/2008 11:36 AM (GMT -7)   
Good Morning Everyone eyes
Lol I should almost say good afternoon as it is now after 11 am here.  I finallyyyyyyy got some sleep!!!  I turned the dang alarm off and said to heck with it and just let whatever time I got up be whatever.  The question I have though,is, what is the optimum temps and weather conditions for a person with fibro?  I know for me heat isn't great unless it's is in the 70-80 degree mark with little humidity.  And stormy weather is out as is tons of rain because it makes my joints hurt terribly.  The extreme cold sucks cause it makes my muscles tighten up so much I look and feel like the Hunchman.  Someone mentioned not long ago to me that the fall is good but here in Washington state we get tons of rain so it is the clear slightly crisp days of fall?
Man it sure does seem limited lol.  Our weather is all over the place right now.  Ya can't base us on Seattle cause we are too far from that and we live out on the Olympic Peninsula and somewhat in a convergency zone,more like the twilight zone if ya ask me with extremes for all seasons.  Today it is overcast.  We got a lil rain yesterday,mostly a misty rain with a few showers and today just a heavy cloud cover that makes you feel like your suffocating.  By tomorrow it is supposed to warm up again and be back in the high 80's by this weekend.  I have actually takin advantage of some of the hot clear days to lay out in the sun.  For some reason this year it isn't bothering me so much to be out there.  Last year just walking around in the heat made me so sick.  I do find the hot sun beating down on my sore joints feels pretty good and getting some color to me doesnt hurt either since I have been rather pasty the last few years.
I just want to be able to have a happy medium in the weather so I can feel consistantly one way or the other and know what to expect.  Yesterday and today I swear every joint in my body feels swollen and tight.  Last night my feet and anckles were aching something fierce but after I put on some of those really fluffy soft footie type socks I was able to go back to bed and have the pain better.  Didnt think I would be pulling those out till winter.  They were a constant companion to me last year as I hadnt started the Lyrica yet and my feet felt like ice blocks daily in the fall and winter and no matter what I did including having a space heater blasting on my lower legs and feet,they still hurt so bad and stayed so cold I wished I could cut them off and be done with it.  That is the pain I am afraid of coming back.  Anyways,how does the weather effect the rest of you?  is it more of a group thing where we all feel about the same during certain weather conditions?  Hope you all are having a good day or at least a tolerable one.
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   Posted 7/30/2008 12:43 PM (GMT -7)   

Definetly warm weather for me, even if it is humid.  However, you are so right when it is cold or rainy.  That is the worst time for me too.

I get so depressed when winter is here because I know how much pain I am going to be in and that I can't get in my pool anytime I want.  The water is the best relief of all.  It I could live in a water bubble I would.  LOL

Take care & God Bless

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   Posted 7/30/2008 1:36 PM (GMT -7)   
Hello, I just started here and have been reading the different letters. I feel for you all as I know what you are going thru. I just want to say that I love the rain and when it is cloudy out I feel good only because of my migrains otherwise with the fibro it does cause problems. I get so tired of all of this pain and it taking over ones life, everything I do is centered around how I feel that day.

I hope to get to know all of you and we can help each other as we go.


Post Edited (mamakitty) : 7/31/2008 5:13:14 PM (GMT-6)

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   Posted 7/30/2008 4:37 PM (GMT -7)   
Well for me cooler weather is better. I'm extremely sensitive to the heat and really can't tolerate anything above 74-76 degrees for very long. I also need it to be cooler at night to be able to sleep and 72-74 degrees is generally better for sleeping. I also can't tolerate humidity in hot weather, it makes it very hard for me to breathe.

I know that winter is best for me as far as getting a good night's sleep goes. For some reason I sleep much more soundly in the winter but as soon as spring time starts to roll around I have a much harder time with sleep.

I think my favorite weather of all is thunderstorms(provided there isn't too much humidity with it). Just something about thunderstorms that makes me feel alive. The combination of the rain, wind, thunder, and lightning just really energizes me and makes the pain go away. I always try to go outside in these storms as much as possible and dance in the rain.
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   Posted 7/30/2008 11:41 PM (GMT -7)   
I agree with Kythe- I can not tolerate the heat. When I bathe [ I dislike showers, I take long tepid soaky baths] my water is body temp if even that high. I feel so much better in the cooler and colder weather. Humidity makes me feel horrid! I need the inside temp to remain around 73-75 during the day, and I can not even think about getting to sleep if its too warm or hot or humid. I am happy here in MN during the spring, the summer now is warmer than I thought it would be, but I am looking forward to September and the autumn-winter. MY attitude is better and I feel less stressed and achy when its colder.
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   Posted 12/19/2011 1:18 PM (GMT -7)   
I think spring time is best for me, low humidity mild temps. I hate being cold my whole body seems to tense up when I get cold. It doesn't take much for me what might seem cool to others I'll be freezing. I take jackets with me everywhere even during the summer cause the stores run the ac so I get cold in the stores. My last job I had I sat right under a vent and when the ac was cranking out I was miserable. I'd be wrapped up in a blanket with gloves on. I'd go into the hot warehouse just to thaw out. Storm weather is hard on me I can always tell when the pressure is dropping cause I will have a lot of pain. Since our winter is just getting started the temps and pressure have been all over the map. It's 60 out today, but just a week ago or so we had snow on the ground so you can only imagine. I'm pretty uncomfortable during the winter time, but once spring hits I start feeling a little better and get out more. Weather does play a big part in our pain very similar to RA in that aspect. I leave blankets out year round in the house to wrap up in and wear my robe a lot. My husband likes the cool temps so it makes it kind of hard. I like the cool temps at night too for sleeping. I can't sleep if it gets to warm or stuffy in the room. It definately is a battle.

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   Posted 12/19/2011 1:24 PM (GMT -7)   
I do better when it's 75 or cooler. I cannot tolerate the heat.

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   Posted 12/19/2011 1:33 PM (GMT -7)   
I just got back from the Caribbean islands . That temp in the 80 degrees and sunny is what felt so good. I just basted each day on the ship. No aches, but fatigue was still there.

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   Posted 12/20/2011 2:24 PM (GMT -7)   
Cold, rainy weather is the worst for me pain wise, however I am very sensative to the heat. Its so bad I wear tank tops and flip flops in the winter (provided there isn't snow on the ground) When it comes to sleeping, I keep the windows open and pile on the blankets.

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   Posted 12/20/2011 8:30 PM (GMT -7)   
It's so funny how different we all are! I'm sitting here, feeling like an iceberg, and I will until - oh, probably late May. I live in Colorado, which really isn't THAT cold most of the time, but nonetheless - -

I also realized a few years ago that I feel better at low altitudes, even though I was born and raised here. I have more energy there, sleep more soundly, and have less pain, too.

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   Posted 12/21/2011 9:22 AM (GMT -7)   
I can't tolerate the heat. 70s-low 80's is good with no humidity. I live in Va so our summers can have some extreme humidity. If it gets high around upper 80's up to 100, forget it lol. It just wipes me out fast. One time I went to a river with my kids just to walk, not even a half a mile, and by the end my muscles started to get really tight and the pain increased. I think it was upper 80s that day, I was totally fatigued after that. And honestly I can't remember about the I think I can tolerate it better than the heat even though I don't care for cold weather at all. (only if it snows!!!!)

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   Posted 12/21/2011 10:41 AM (GMT -7)   
I can't stand the heat. I feel best on warm (but not too hot) dry days. I live near Atlanta GA so it can be fairly humid here sometimes. Our weather never stays the same for very long
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