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#1 quiltfairy


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Posted 28 July 2015 - 04:26 PM

When storms come through the area I live in, I might as well plan on sitting in my recliner with heat packs because the pain is so great and it is hard for me to function.

I also can plan on going no place unless I have a driver, because of the pain it is hard to concentrate.

I was wondering, does anyone else have this happen to them?

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Posted 28 July 2015 - 07:34 PM

Hi Quiltfairy,

Well, thankfully we don't get very bad storms too often (just as well as the UK is not good at coping with extreme weather conditions! :wink: ) However, our climate is very wet a lot of the time and I have noticed that my joints are more painful when the weather is damp, rather than dry and warm, so I think that the weather does have an influence on how painful my hips etc. are feeling.

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Posted 29 July 2015 - 03:44 PM

Hi Quiltfairy,


Many people experience worsened arthritis symptoms with changes in barometric pressure. I thought that was just an old wives' tale, until my physical therapist insisted, over months, that I was much worse with barometric pressure changes.  I have since done some climate/vacation experimentation and have discovered that, in my particular case, she was absolutely right.


It's funny because I don't want to jinx myself by looking at weather forecasts, fearful of putting negative thinking into play.  So then I usually get surprised by my pain and the barometric correlations. There are some parts of the world that have a lot more stable weather (and barometric pressure) than others. Some people find the improvement so significant that they move to that climate, or make it their favored vacation spot. 


You might want to track the "arthritis weather forecasts" in your area and see if it is just coincidental, or truly applicable, to your situation. I also have found some of the allergy forecasts to be eerily accurate.



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Posted 29 July 2015 - 04:36 PM

I am planning on moving south at some point, but for right now my dad 85 and my mom 86 and live in this area and mom has Alzheimer's. My house is paid off and I get a tax exemption on it every year due to my income. Others might check their states; they may have the same kinda programs and it is to help keep seniors and disabled in their home. Basically Iowa has figured out it is cheaper to keep us in our homes then a nursing home.

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Posted 30 July 2015 - 06:22 AM

Oh yes, the weather affects me greatly! I'm sorry for your discomfort.

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Posted 03 August 2015 - 08:56 AM

I totally agree about the weather affecting arthritis, I find mine also is always much worse when it is cold and damp.