Autumn Slump Already

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by ladybird1, Aug 20, 2003.

  1. ladybird1

    ladybird1 New Member

    I know FMS is usually worse in the cooler months. I always drag thorugh fall and winter, However, my problems are escalating earlier this year. I already have increased muscle pain and fatigue that generally sets in with me
    in October. Anyone else?
  2. IgotYou

    IgotYou New Member

    I don't even want to think about an autumn slump because I still haven't gotten over my spring slump! I have noticed problems with every season change for years, and this year has been especially bad (my friends with allergies say the same thing).
  3. 2girls

    2girls New Member

    Autumn is by far my worst season and I also find pain escalating earlier than usual, even though the weather is holding up. Sept & Oct are horrible and autumn used to be my favorite season. I usually start to feel a little better by Halloween.

    2girls
  4. Danett

    Danett New Member

    Last two years it didn't really start getting crazy until October, but it started this year on Sunday. It's still 104 here today and I'm getting scared! Cold weather is my enemy- not hot weather!

    I decided to make my first appointment with a FMS massage specialist to see if this helps. Anyone else out there do this?

    I had a friend do reflexology on me a couple weeks ago and I got physically sick during the first foot. She couldn't believe all the "crystals?" I had in my foot. It really upset her.
  5. healing

    healing New Member

    I always feel better in the fall, and not much worse in the winter. I feel crummy in the spring and worse in the summer! I can't wait for October to arrive.
  6. jadibeler

    jadibeler New Member

    I checked your bio before I even read your post, sure you are located in the north. I was shocked to see that you are also here in Texas. I was thinking you probably have SAD, as I do. I didn't check the bios of the others who wrote to say they can't stand autumn, but I have never noticed worsening of FM, specifically, with changing seasons but getting out of PA before Sept sure helped the devestating depression that would set in and grow ever worse as winter progressed.

    I found that here in Deep East Texas (Lake Livingston area) the SAD doesn't start effecting me until Dec. or Jan. and then nothing like it used to be. I can't take any temperature extremes (stay in the house all summer). This year I feel as if I've been in a "slump" since the end of January. Just can't pull out of it for more than a day or so occasionally. I thought it was just me and the progression of my FM. I never heard this phenomenon before.

    JoAnn
  7. healing

    healing New Member

    well of course! you live in southern california where it's ALWAYS perfect!
  8. Mikie

    Mikie Moderator

    That's the best time in FL. I leave the windows and doors open and let the balmy breezes blow through. I know that's backward to most of the rest of the country. I also like summer down here because the snowbirds are gone and you can actually get into restaurants and movies. I miss my friends and neighbors who go North though.

    This year, the Red Tide has been really bad and that has kind of ruined my summer.

    Love, Mikie