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   Posted 7/25/2010 1:11 PM (GMT -7)   
How glorious another weather front coming through.  I've posted lots on here about the weather but wanted to know if anyone ever feels a bit panicky when a front comes in.  I am feeling panicky right now and it seems like  around the time the rain was coming in it started, am having some pain too now..........

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   Posted 7/25/2010 1:55 PM (GMT -7)   
I don't feel panicky, but I do feel pain and fatigue. It had been humid here for days and I have been so tired. Finally today it isn't as humid and I feel a lot better. I hope that it stays this way for a while, but the truth is we have sandy soil and we always need rain.

I hope that you feel better soon.

Hugs, Karen
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   Posted 7/25/2010 1:58 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Libby,
I do know how you feel, I didn't used to be that way, in fact I used to sit out and watch the storms roll in and couldn't wait for a great thunderstorm. As my fibro seemed to worsen, I have begun to panic as a storm approaches. I get short of breath and have been known to set up a comfortable spot in my basement where I can "hide" from the "danger" I precieve is coming. I feel a little crazy even putting it into words, but, that's how I feel. Sometimes I think it may be more all the variety of drugs that come and go that are causing this to happen. Your not alone and I'm sure others will be along shortly with some encouraging words.

The storms will pass
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   Posted 7/25/2010 2:07 PM (GMT -7)   
Im sorry you are feeling panicked Libby, I am completely the opposite I love watching the storms. I know Im wierd. If the sirens go off Im the one outside looking for the tornado lol
My husband is the one who gets nervous when there are storms. I hope they are over soon and you feel better.
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   Posted 7/25/2010 2:35 PM (GMT -7)   
I'm like Shirley, looking to see if the tornado is in our " neck of the woods."
We live at the end of tornado alley, only 5 miles from the OK border. The sirens
are less than a mile from where I live. I have a friend who will sleep in her closet
when it is storming outside. I did experiance St. Elmo's fire once, that was scary...
I was running water at the kitchen sink and lightening struck really close...a flash
of fire went up my arm quickly but I didn't get burned. It was a strange experiance.

My body knows when the fronts are coming through too!

Hugs, Robin
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   Posted 7/25/2010 3:13 PM (GMT -7)   
Sorry this is so upsetting for you, Libby. Maybe since you know that your fibro acts up when the weather changes you're anticipating it and that is making the anxiety? Do you think that's possible?

I wonder if some sort of relaxation techniques could help you neutralize the fear and the anticipation, if that is what the problem is.

Don't feel bad, hon. Good heavens, if I told you all the things that get me worked up, you'd think I'm a total nut! For example, I had a bad car accident once that left me with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. When the clock would come near to the time of the accident each night, I'd start sweating and shivering - and all sorts of stuff. So don't feel bad. Fear is a tough nut to crack sometimes.

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   Posted 8/15/2010 3:27 PM (GMT -7)   
I don't get panicky with storms, but I do turn on the Weather Channel and keep tabs on it, and call my kids, saying, "Now, ya know.... if you're driving, be careful," and they say, "Really, Mom?  I shouldn't drive like a maniac and NOT be careful?  Thank you for that!"  smilewinkgrin
We all have our paranoid territories.  I caught my back on fire, leaning against a gas stove as a teenager, and for years I'd have to ask someone after I'd turned the stove on, "Look at my back - am I on fire?"  I probably did this for about 3 years.
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   Posted 8/15/2010 3:34 PM (GMT -7)   
Hoo boy, forgot I was looking at the old threads when I replied (above.) Libby, you probably wonder where the heck this came from! Blame it on Foghead.
...fibromyalgia, hearing loss, elevated liver enzymes, skin grafting (back), arthritis, scoliosis, lumbar disc damage, sciatica, IBS, migraines, tachycardia, cancer surgeries (face).......I take Nortriptyline & Clonopin daily, and Darvocet as needed

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   Posted 8/15/2010 5:40 PM (GMT -7)   
Because I live in Australia we are having winter at present but because I live in Queensland we are having wonderful weather about 50 degrees at night and around 80 during the day.
Two weeks ago I could bearly move I told everyone we new to expect rain, for me it is about 5 days before it rains.
We had inches of rain a record in some areas. Was it forcasted that far our No. I think the weather has a big infulence on our fibro.
I also love storms we get hail storms here, plus winds that can destroy homes. We love a good storm, our cl;othes line was struck by lightning one afternoon our son saw it the clothes line glowed red. His words David was about 22. I have seen hail as big as a softball.
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