Muscle Achiness / Fatigue in Rainy and/or Humid Weather?

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Babybluegurl87
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   Posted 5/26/2016 9:03 AM (GMT -6)   
Hello,

Last night we had some pretty awesome thunderstorms, in 85 degree weather. Therefore, the humidity is extra heavy in my neck of the woods.

My muscles are inflamed. My shoulders, my neck, my arms, and my lower back feel terrible. I feel like someone pummeled me in my sleep and then when I woke up for work today, they punched my shoulders for awhile just for fun. I've had these deep tissue aches before. It usually happens in the winter months, or if my anxiety is at an all time high. My anxiety is low this week.

I guess my question is, with UCTD is this common? (I also have EM, hyperhidrosis, and Raynaud's) Does this tissue pain mean the UCTD is gradually advancing to something else?

Does anyone else feel pain in humid and/or rainy weather?

Looking forward to sleep on the weekend. I have a feeling I am going to need it...

Lynnwood
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   Posted 5/26/2016 9:36 AM (GMT -6)   
Sometimes humidity and rain do bother me, but usually not to the extent you are describing. You might want to spend the weekend indoors, with the A/C running about 72 to dry out the inside air.

Hope you feel better soon,
Lynnwood, Lupus & Sjogren's Moderator, Dx: 2002
DIAGNOSING LUPUS & HW's LUPUS 101
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Babybluegurl87
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   Posted 5/26/2016 9:41 AM (GMT -6)   
Thank you! That's a good idea too. I wish I could have taken today off of work, and I wish I could take tomorrow off too, but I know that wouldn't be a good idea. :/ I'll just have to suck it up and do what I can.

You experience it too? Thank you for mentioning that. Sometimes I wonder if it's UCTD and Fibro combined? I don't know though, I guess we'll see what happens when I have my next appointment with the rheumatologist.

I hope you're doing well too!

couchtater
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   Posted 5/26/2016 12:58 PM (GMT -6)   
It sounds like the way I do when my fibromyalgia is flaring. I always feel flu-like when it rains or humid.
Joy
Lupus, RA, Fibromyalgia, Glaucoma, Asthma, Hypothyriodism, Sleep Apnea, Depression, Allergies, diabetes, and benign familia tremors

When life throws you lemons....
Pick them up and throw them right back at them! :))

Babybluegurl87
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   Posted 5/26/2016 2:50 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Joy,

You have fibromyalgia and Lupus as well? I see in online articles that they are in fact linked somehow if I'm not mistaken. Is that what your doctors told you? Did you take a certain test to determine fibromyalgia? I hear you with the rain and humidity. I hope you're feeling alright today!

I took some aspirin today and am just doing what I can to get past the achiness.

Thanks for your response!

couchtater
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   Posted 5/27/2016 10:54 PM (GMT -6)   
I was diagnosed with lupus about a year before I was diagnosed with fibromyalgia.
When I kept having pain everywhere that pain meds weren't helping my rheumatologist told me I had fibromyalgia too.

I'm doing okay now, except I'm having pain in my big toe. I think I stubbed it and forgot I did. Feels bruised on the tip.
Joy
Lupus, RA, Fibromyalgia, Glaucoma, Asthma, Hypothyriodism, Sleep Apnea, Depression, Allergies, diabetes, and benign familia tremors

When life throws you lemons....
Pick them up and throw them right back at them! :))

Melissa D.
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   Posted 6/3/2016 1:25 PM (GMT -6)   
Lower pressure from storms tends to cause tension headaches and tension in my shoulders and neck. I live in Texas and we've had storms for over a week now and I can relate very well to what you are describing. Not much brings relief unfortunately. Sometimes a warm bath with Epsom Salt does help short term.

Gentle Hugs,
Melissa
Married the love of my life, mother of 2 beautiful adult children, 1 amazing daughter in law, and 1 grandson who is truly a gift from God! lupus SLE 1996, sjorgrens, raynauds. My worst nightmare was imagined when my son was diagnosed with RA and lupus NPSLE at 19. I try to live life as though everyday is a blessing, otherwise it would be hard to put one foot in front of the other...hugs
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