Barometric Pressure and pain

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   Posted 9/14/2008 9:03 PM (GMT -7)   
Please forgive me if this has been discussed before. I am noticing a correlation between feeling like crap and the weather. Today, hurricane IKE has been making it's way up to the North East and I feel positively horrible. My body feels like it weighs 1000 pounds, I can't seem to support the weight of my head and of course... the joints.... ALL the joints are screaming at me.

Is there any proof of this connection???

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   Posted 9/14/2008 9:16 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi, Girl, and welcome to the fibromyalgia forum.  Yes, barometric pressure changes seem to affect those with fibromyalgia.  Go to the Google Custom Search at the top of the page and type in barometric pressure and fibromyalgia and you should see all the comments on this issue.
Be sure to check out the Fibro 101 thread...the second thread on the forum.  It had links to good info about fibro and you can learn a lot about it. 
I'm so glad  that you joined us and I hope to hear more from you soon!
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   Posted 9/14/2008 9:50 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Girl!

The changes in weather bring barometric changes just ahead of them...and with that we have increased pain. Not too many people with fibro that don't have this problem. Sorry for the bad news but best to know so you can learn how your own body reacts. That's the best medicine for fibro...knowledge. Keep asking and learning all you can and take my hand (extending hand) and we'll make it down this road together.

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   Posted 9/15/2008 6:43 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Girlfrombrooklyn and welcome. Ike came through here Sat night and yesterday dumping lots of rain but I did not have any pain from it. I do not keep track of the barometric pressure. Sometimes my body can feel a storm coming hours before it gets here and there are times I feel no different.
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   Posted 9/15/2008 7:44 AM (GMT -7)   
confused  hey Girl: I don't have to ask how ya doing cause I'm feeling your pain. Yup, you nailed it. I had forgotten the connection. I just went through this really bad spell for a couple of months cause it seems to have rained, non-stop, all summer, and I was living in this old leaky house, full of Black Mould. I got really, really sick. Then I ended up in emergency and the nurse there gave me a 1, 2, 3 list. Move, move and move, to a warm dry house. I did. I felt sooooooo good for about a week, except for my looney tunes sister coming to town threatening to sue me and leaving all these real nasty voicemails, anyway, back to my Move. Physically I felt much better. Last night and the night before I was awoke and found myself sitting upright in bed, in agony, 3x's ea. night. This morning I feel 1000 years old. can't think straight, searing pain shooting down my left arm, every muscle groaning and nattering, and just plain painful, all over. The onliest thing I can do is take some amyltriptilene during the day, it makes me really drowsy so I've excused myself from any and all responsibilities and hit the mattress. My other pain meds don't work for this type of episode. It's a neurological flare. Codeine which works for most of the other flares brought on by too much activity, lifting, exercising, does nothing for this type of flare which I know by the pain in my tailbone, and migraine onset.  Guess who's visiting, last night, and today. Ike. He made it to the Maritimes.  He's huffing and puffing and making me miserable, but, this too, shall pass.  

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   Posted 9/15/2008 11:16 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Girl! Absolutely! I live on the Lake Ontario shoreline. We have had 2 hurricanes and lots of storms. I have been in absolute misery for about 5 weeks now. Please! Winter's coming now! Blizzards, whiteouts & ice storms! OH MY!!
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   Posted 9/15/2008 3:30 PM (GMT -7)   
shakehead I feel hopeless sometimes, then I join this group and I feel supported and surrounded by strength that can only come from living with pain. Yes... I'll take your hand (holding out my hand as far as it will go), take all your hands... make a power link.

Thank GOD the weather has cleared. I head down to the city (sorry, NYC like it's "THE CITY" to everyone else... duh), tomorrow to take my sis to her doctor's appointment and then JFK to fly home. I'll then be spending the day with my son, walking around Brooklyn and over the Brooklyn Bridge to Manhattan (Ground Zero awaits) and then back over the bridge for dinner. I wouldn't have even been able to consider this if it was yesterday. Amazing...PLUS>>it's a full moon.. and since our bodies are 98% water, we must feel the effects like the tides of the earth.

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   Posted 9/21/2008 1:49 AM (GMT -7)   
I can predict rain 2 - 3 days ahead of time. lol


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   Posted 9/21/2008 5:19 AM (GMT -7)   
I have always wondered if the moon has something to do with it since it effects our weather so much. Bad Mr. Moon.

Tyno. The only other person that I have ever known to use the word "onliest" was my late husband. He was from North Carolina. Where are you from?

Have a great day you all,

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