Posted 4/1/2019 11:34 AM (GMT -6)
Yes--those changing weather fronts can surely kick up the fibro pain! The seasonal changes seem to be the most difficult, though storms of any type and often even a light rain or snow can cause issues to magnify.
This reminded me of a recent conversation with a friend who can't understand why they still don't know what causes my fibro issues. I think she thinks I just need more testing(!)
I explained that my neuro condition is likely somehow related to a very severe illness I had as an infant (my neurologist asked if I had ever been severely ill,, so this 'clicked' for me). If only it were that simple to trace the fibromyalgia to something like that. But I think most of us here know we likely can't find the source of our fibromyalgia--we're all very different, with different medical histories, backgrounds, locations, etc.
. My friend gets a little frustrated, I think, because evidently she continues to think that once a bad flare is over, I'm 'all better'--end of story and end of fibro! It frustrates me a bit, because I do what I can and even push myself to go places, walk even when it's painful, etc., unless I'm in a really bad flare.
I think she is not alone in that thinking, and really, I might think the same way if our roles were reversed. She can still ride bikes and walk for long distances, and while she's well-intentioned and even sympathetic, I think she still doesn't quite 'get' fibro and how fast it can change---such as literally in a day, especially if the weather is wacky! But--who can blame anyone for thinking that way?
I've seen my body go through major fibro changes in just a few hours, often due to the weather.
Pray, hope, and don't worry." St. Padre Pio
"The real things haven't changed. It is still best to be honest and truthful, to make the most of what we have, to be happy with simple pleasures and have courage when things go wrong." Laura Ingalls Wilder