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   Posted 8/30/2009 8:43 PM (GMT -7)   
I live in Missouri and have fibromyalgia and osteoarthrights. We are thinking about moving to Arizonia so I can be in dry heat, hoping this will help me. Does anyone live in this area? And does if help at all?

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   Posted 8/30/2009 10:04 PM (GMT -7)   
If you are seriously thinking about moving to Arizona, do some research on Valley Fever first. It can be very nasty and (despite what many "experts" say) you never get rid of it not do you get immunity after exposure.

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   Posted 8/31/2009 12:08 AM (GMT -7)   
Whenever I have visited Arizona the heat has knocked me out. I cannot live in 100 degree plus weather conditions.


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   Posted 8/31/2009 12:47 AM (GMT -7)   
I lived in Florida. It was excellent in spring and fall. Bit chilly in winter; Nov., Dec., Jan., and way too hot and way to humid in summer. (North, Central, Florida.)

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   Posted 8/31/2009 4:26 AM (GMT -7)   
Some people can handle the extreme heat of Arizona summers as long as it isn't humid. It really all depends on whether or not humidity is the only factor. I told my hubby that when we win the lottery, I want to have a house in Hawaii right on the beach. The weather there is always perfect. It's always in the 70's with almost no humidity. That is the kind of weather I need to have all year long.
I live in Indiana. They say that if you get tired of the weather in Indiana just wait five minutes. But that's really only true in the Spring. It's always bitterly cold here in the winter and hot and humid all summer. Unless you get some cooler summer days. I would love to be like my grandma and live in Florida for the late fall, winter, and early spring seasons. We went down there in Feb of 08, and it was wonderful. There was a blizzard up here and we were down there in the warm sunshine. We called and harassed a lot of people up here when we were down there. LOL. One day, cause this was when he was still small, my grandma watched our son, and the hubby and I spent the day at the beach. It was so nice, just the two of us, relaxing and playing on the beach and in the water. I loved it. Sorry...didn't mean to go off on a tangent. I didn't get much sleep last night, and none of it was really restful. I'm a little punch drunk this morning.
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   Posted 8/31/2009 7:13 AM (GMT -7)   
I live in Southern California and I can tell you I enjoyed about 2 months of the warmer weather, but now the humidity is here and I am back to miserable. Good luck!
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   Posted 8/31/2009 7:25 AM (GMT -7)   
Welcome to the forum obrian,

I live just below you in Arkansas. The state of Missouri is beautiful. Just returned from
Big Cedar in Branson last week!

My brother used to live in Phoenix and I would go there to visit. I have been there in
the summer and fall. The heat in the summer was so hot and dry, you feel like you are
living in an oven. I felt like I could never quench my thirst. The longest I stayed was a
week, not really long enough to see if that affected my fibro or arthritis.

Having arthritis I know how cold, damp weather can affect you. I have lived in Wisconson
for 32 years. Lived in 5 differant states, there are seasonal changes and that certainly
has an affect on how you feel.

There is a website city-data.com that will give you information about almost every
city in the US. The site gives information on anything you want to know about that
city including average temps and humidity for every season.

Good luck to you and come back to post. Ask questions, comment or vent.

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   Posted 8/31/2009 7:26 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Obrian and welcome. I don't think anyone has found the perfect place to live with fibro. I live in Illinois so have about the same weather as you do. My comfort zone changes about as often as the clock does, I'm hot one minute and cold the next. It's in the 50s this morning so have had my little heater on me and now I'm hot and have the fan on. shakehead It's like this everyday for me year around no matter what the temp is outside.
You have found a great place for help. Check out the fibro 101 thread, first on the first page, it contains lots of great info. Ask questions and read post and we will be here for you.
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