I was just wondering does the weather affect fibromyalgia? Like today it has rained all day, very gray, depressing day. I had a horrible headache I think it came from the tenseness in my neck. My legs throb. But I forced myself to clean all day. But I feel like my body needs more physical stress, because I have been off work for three weeks, and when I'am at work It's physical to the point that I sweat. So when I stop working, its like I don't feel right, mentally or phyically. I go back to work Wensday....:-) Is this coming from fibo?
Weather does affect the Fibro. Stress also aggrevates the problem. When the barometric pressure is low in the area you will feel it. I also can tell when fronts come through. I get the inflamation and swelling. This is sort of like RA.
Weather and seasonal changes affect the way I feel all the time. Extreme or abrupt weather changes will send me into a flareup every time. I can tell when a cold front is coming through at least 2 days in advance because that's when my muscles hurt the most, but the flareup doesn't necessarily end with the bad weather. I just have to let the flare run its course.
Just like weather changes, seasonal changes affect my FMS. My worst times of the year are the winter/spring and summer/fall transitions. Extreme hot and cold weather make me feel like I'm one raw nerve, but the hot, humid last days of Southeastern Ohio summers are the worst. That's when I stay inside and hug my AC.
Thankyou for responding to my post, my husband thinks i am crazy when I tell him the weather affects me. Today I feel a lot better, because my boss called and I started working. But for some reason I have been really short tempered. Its just werid because I thought for so many years that I have severe anxiety and depression, and I am realizing that it all might be coming from fibro..
It's one of the worst factors for Fibro people. I live in Seattle. we have a lot of barometric highs and lows cause of rainy weather. It's torture. It causes headaches, severe aches and pains. My doctors office is jammed pack with fibro patients during this time of year. So keep up your immune systems with Grapefruit seed extract, Astragulas, and Vitamin D. It helps me soooooo much. Best to all of you.
I believe fibro is caused by several things to why so many people have it. First off, something that is put into our foods & drinks, second of all, those who strains their muscles by a lot of use & weather makes it worse, as so does tomatoe products & dairy.
Some people's scalp(head) also swells up & gets severe migraines.
My suggestion is keep children away from over the counter medications, tomatoe & dairy products of all ages & most of all live in a warm climate like out west where it's dry heat & a massage helps tremendously.
I myself have noticed in the summer the sun and heat help me the best. Now here in Wisconsin weather can change drastically and then is when I hurt the most. Winter months are the worst here. Thinking of going to Tennessee where it is warmer than here especially in the winter. I need the natural vitamin d. Anyone have any thoughts on tennesse??
I agree with the rest. I live in No. California and we've getting a lot of rain these past weeks (not normal) and I can sure feel it! I can barely move... extreme soreness, muscle aches... my tendons and ligaments in my feet are swollen making any type of walking very painful. I hadn't had a flare up in some months... so this is not good.
I live right on the bottom of Lake Michigan. 1 mile away from it and I have such a bad flares this time of year. The fall to winter season change is the worst time of year for me. I am thinking the Lake has something to do with it. We have cold and snowy winters here, and when it comes in bands off the lake I am always miserable. I want to move back to Oklahoma so badly I just do not have the money after losing my husband last year to cancer. I was not hurting as bad there but here it is so much harder to deal with! So yes, weather definitely has something to do with our pain!
Agree with you that many things cause Fibro. In my case we have a genetic propensity in the family toward auto immune system problems. I feel that some kind of stress related incident causes us to fall into Fibromyalgia. It can be an accident, surgery, illness or depression or stress caused by divorce or family loss. A dry climate is a huge help and strengthening of the immune system works wonders. Also find that acceptance of this chronic illness and a change to a healthy natural diet plus natural products has been best for me.Accept that you cannot do some things and don't overdo it. This is especially hard, as on a good day it is tempting to catch up when we feel like normal people and overdo everything bringing on a flare up. In spite of this I still do it. LOL! Has anyone else found these causes for their illness?
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