i haven't been tested yet for lyme---we've been calling it fibromyalgia for years---but i know exactly what you mean about barometric changes causing more pain. i can feel a weather change sometimes 3 days before it hits. if i start hurting more than usual, i can go look at the forcast---and usually there is a weather change predicted in the next few days. the nurse at my orthoped's office tells me that it is not just good to bad weather changes that can bother you, but also bad to good weather changes----basically any air pressure change.
some days we get a hazy sky--not sure how else to describe it--it is sunny, and not really cloudy, but not a blue sky either---anyway, on days like that i get a low grade headache and it seems like there is nothing that i can take that will relieve it. i get alot worse aching before an all out storm---but i can usually get relief with enough of my narcotics and my muscle relaxant. i am never bedridden, though, because lying in bed makes my head hurt worse---i have to sit up for some reason. i keep a heating pad on the back of my head and neck more often than not. i've been needing it on my knees recently---do you know how hard it is to keep even an extra large heating pad wrapped around two knees??LOL!!
we've had a really weird spring and summer this year where i live---with what seems likes constant weather changes------it has been a rough spring and summer for me.
I would have to say no, that I don't notice this effect in myself, but the barometer doesn't seem to change much here on the coast, tho maybe it's my imagination that it doesn't. The fronts move through, but not the same way they did in the Midwest when you can feel the storm coming.
Nevertheless, when my head seemed locked up at some level when I was very much in the middle of Lyme, a little bit of decongestant seemed to take care of it. The newer kinds didn't seem to work much, so I would stick with the old style pseudoephedrine that you now have to show an ID to buy now, like Sudafed. Just a thought.
But then Dani's hubby would have to watch the weather reports. Everything in life is a trade-off. :)
Absolutely!!! Weather/ barometer changes effect me about 2-3 days before the storm hits. I live in N.Arizona so luckily it's nice here a lot. I take a lot of Krill oil daily for antiinflammatory. Also TOA free Cats Claw! You're not alone, and like me just want to feel normal. A lot of doctors don't understand this disease. It goes after tissue, immune system, and cognitive function. Stress is also a must avoid. Try to stay positive and love yourself. You will get through this, and again u r NOT crazy or alone.
I am so excited, I know weird way to put it, that I am not alone - I am just coming to my Lyme diagnosis - was diagnosed with rA over 20 years ago but realizing it was actually lyme - for years now when the barametric pressure is changing , predicting the weather in a few days, I have what I call knock outs - my pain is much greater and mobility is a no go - but at about 4:00pm I will knock out for about an hour - sometimes I can not even make it to a couch - I colapse on the floor - then when I wake, depending on how bad I am, I am unable to talk or move for a while - and my arms are bent and contorted like a progressed MS patient. For years I attributed all of my pain and problems to RA now just finding out that I have LYME has me having many many ah ha moments - I am 95% sure I gave my kids lyme in utero - I am a bit overwhelmed but finally getting answers feels good but scary
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