Season Change = Flare?

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   Posted 9/27/2009 6:40 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Everyone
I was wondering how many of you find you flare more at the beginning of a new season?
The temperature where I live is in the 90's during the summer. Now that fall is here the
temps have been in the mid 70's to low 80's. My fibro always seems to flare until it gets
used to the new temps. Does this happen to you?

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   Posted 9/27/2009 7:39 AM (GMT -7)   
I've been hurting more Robin but can't say if it is weather change or self induced from the things I have been doing. We had a few rainy days this past week which never helps. It was 50 when I got up this morning, a little cool for me when I took the dogs out. I know I'm hurting more this morning than I was yesterday and it was rainy yesterday and the sun is out this morning and I didn't do anything yesterday to bring it on. I can't figure this crazy body out.
The shorter days don't bother me if it would just stay warm out so I can go out and be comfy and my muscles not tighten up from the cold.
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   Posted 9/27/2009 7:40 AM (GMT -7)   
I live in sunny California. Just last week we had a santa ana and it was hot and dry. I seemed to flare this past week. I usually do better in the warm weather, but for some reason this one hit me kinda hard too. Sending gentle hugs your way!
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   Posted 9/27/2009 7:52 AM (GMT -7)   
The summers are bad for me because of the high heat and humidity here in Florida.  Right now the humidity is starting to leave and the evenings and mornings are cooler.  In a month the weather will be perfect for me.  I am having less pain because of this and I know in about a month the weather will be good for my fibro.
Now, when I'm heading into summer, I have the problem you do.  I find seasonal changes also bring barometric changes and storms.  Those definitely affect me.
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   Posted 9/27/2009 11:26 AM (GMT -7)   
I seem to have my worst times in hurricane season and fall. This year has been the best one yet.
I'm in a lot less pain since taking the herbs and haven't had to go to the drs only once this year!!!!
For me that is a record as I usually averaged once every couple of months. Hope it keeps up. A week or
so ago it was in the 30's with light frost and I had to take an aleeve that night. The weather here
in central NY has been really weird this year.

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   Posted 9/27/2009 11:26 AM (GMT -7)   
my migraines dont like the change in seasons but my fibro is pretty mellow about it. however i dont leave the house much so i'm not exposed to the worst of it
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   Posted 9/27/2009 1:11 PM (GMT -7)   
I'm definitely in more pain lately than I usually am.

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   Posted 9/27/2009 4:25 PM (GMT -7)   
I have been in the middle of a flare for the past couple of weeks, but now that fall is here my pain has been alot worse. I have also had a lot of stomach problems. It may be the seasons, but I'm not sure.

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   Posted 9/27/2009 5:02 PM (GMT -7)   
    What kind of stomach problems? The last week or so I have been very nauseaus. I don't take any
dr meds so I know that isn't the problem. I'm basically taking the same herbs that I have been doing
for months so I don't think that is what's doing it. I do not drink city water as it scares me (I got a
very nasty trich infection from it once) and my well is ok. Are you from NY?  Maybe it's a local thing?

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   Posted 9/28/2009 4:08 AM (GMT -7)   
I'm in Va. I have had severe nausea. Diareah, and bloating. This has been going on for about a week. I take pain meds (one at night before bed) I have had no changes in diet or any way to explain it. Maybe it's just a little stomach virus. I hope it passes and we both feel better. And i feel ya on the city water. I only drink filtered or botteled.

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   Posted 9/28/2009 6:57 AM (GMT -7)   
Thanks for the replies!
I was doing a little research on line concerning, Does weather affect fibromyalgia?
What I found were conflicting reports. One study found that over 90 percent of people
with fibromyalgia were affected by changes in tempature, barometric pressure, humidity,
precipitation and wind. Another study done in Norway stated people who were diagnosed
with fibro for more than 10 years were less sensitive to weather changes than those
diagnosed less than 10 years. My guess is that our sensitivity to weather changes are
as individual as we are.
Wishing you all a flare free day!

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   Posted 9/28/2009 7:10 AM (GMT -7)   
We are having weather changes right now. Rain, wind and colder and I absolutely feel it. I do think a lot of it is the barometric pressure, but I think the dampness is getting to me right now and the colder temperatures.

I wish everybody a wonderful painfree day.

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   Posted 9/29/2009 1:36 PM (GMT -7)   
Good question. I went the entire summer feeling "normal' or at least as normal as I have in a long time. The past 2 weeks with the fall coming in, all my unpleasant symptoms are back cry . I'm achy, tired, IBS bad, depression, pulling/tugging on my muscles, low energy, heel pain is back, I dare continue.
I feel for all of you. I didn't realize how much the weather factors into this condition.

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   Posted 9/29/2009 2:42 PM (GMT -7)   
I can't really say with any certainty, as I have only been really hit with fibro since the spring of '08. I do know that last winter was a doozy for me, and I felt much better this summer. I am starting to have more bad days lately. If that is weather change or me overdoign it, I can't say for sure. I always get a little crazy in the fall. Some get spring fever to clean, I do mine in the fall.
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