If U hav a FLARE (May/June) 'for no reason' post your local

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by jsshutt, Jun 18, 2008.

  1. jsshutt

    jsshutt Member

    If you are sicker than normal and scowering the message boards, wondering why. If you have had recent depression, pain, virus-like feelings, fatigue GREATER THAN NORMAL, starting in May 2008, for no particular reason:
    Please post where you live.
    This will give us an idea as to why, pollution, food contamination etc.
    Once there was a freakish incident with a rise in allergies due to a Gov't sponsored bee-keeping promotion, causing a huge rise in allergies in one area :)

    May be nothing like that, but, I have been searching for reasons when tests show I should be getting better but crashed in May as well as so many of my friends and reports from all of my doctors.
    And then to see it on the message boards here as well.
    Maybe it is the roller coaster weather?
    Any other ideas?
    Don't forget to tell us where you live!

  2. katiebug61

    katiebug61 New Member

    I live in metro Oklahoma City, OK. We've had a lot of rain and cold fronts, warm fronts, you name it fronts come through. The cottonwood trees were sending out their fuzzy seeds and caused a lot of allergy problems. I've not been stressed anymore than usual and no family problems, so can only pin it on the weather. My doc says weather plays a big part in FM. I have to agree.
  3. gapsych

    gapsych New Member

    I live in Illinois. My flare started with a virus and just now I am seeing improvement.

    I am always worse in the spring and fall.

    We had rain most of the time since the flare started. More rain than we have had in years with some flooding.

    Right now the weather is 70-80 but the humidity is very low and it is SUNNY!!

    This flare was the most serious I have ever had. I was about ready to ask my doctor to refer me to a pain specialist as even Darvocet would only take the edge off. If this happens more frequently, I will definitely go that route. However right now, my Tramadol is back to where it has been enough to control the worst of pain.

    I do know my rheumy said that she had a lot more patients than normal complaining of worse FM, RA, etc.

  4. jsshutt

    jsshutt Member

    I forgot to say I am in Connecticut!
  5. jaded_lady

    jaded_lady New Member

    I was hoping when spring got here, I would feel better.

    We have lots of storms this year, and lots of tornados that have set records for size or time on the ground, the length of the path.
  6. msbsgblue

    msbsgblue Member

    WA state and it just keeps being too cool.
  7. campbeck97

    campbeck97 New Member

    We have had lots of severe weather this year high humidity, rain/storms and it really has effected me. I have felt horrible with very little relief from morphine pain medication.I really dont know which hurts the worse Fibromyalgia or arthritis , all I know is I hurt. I was so looking forward to spring/summer after a long winter.Maybe soon the weather will settle down.
  8. wanderingbluedragon

    wanderingbluedragon New Member

    I flare up when the weather is cold and wet. I get sleepy and sluggish when it is hot. Most of the time I feel like a walking barometer because if it storms, I feel the pain literally.

    Fall, Winter, and Spring are the worst for me as that is when the weather changes the most. It also seems like if the weather stays steady and mild I am better. If it is hot but a sudden thunder storm comes in, I feel it most of the time before it's all the way here.

  9. msjhawk

    msjhawk New Member

    I am a teacher and I just knew that with school getting out I was going to have less stress and more sleep and I would feel great. WRONG

    My allergies are horrible. The weather has been awful. Tornadoes, lots of rain, change it temp.....This has been dragging me down.

    They are also adjusting my meds. I went from 60mg of Cymbalta to 120, Added 75 mg of Lyrica, and taken away my 25mg of Amtryptaline. Due to the changes I am not sleeping at night. I am lucky to have my summers off so I can try to catch up in the day.

    I am riding my bike and walking even on days I don't feel like it.

    I really thing weather has a lot to do with it. By watching the news and seeing the crazy weather going on in the US I don't think it is going to be bringing any of us relief soon.

    Take care,
  10. rosemarie

    rosemarie Member

    I have had more flares this spring and summer than ever before. The winter was a good winter and we got lots of snow.{Still have skiing on weekends in some places} Our spring has been cold, cool and really wet. It will get hot for a few days then we get rain, and cold weather for several days. It has been this way all spring. Now that it is summer the forcast is for the same type of weather system. I Live in Logan Utah , we don't have lots of bad air but it does happen now and again. I am about 80 miles from Salt Lake City.

  11. TeaBisqit

    TeaBisqit Member

    I'm in Southern PA and I'm dying here. My allergies are the worst they've been in years. I'm flaring like crazy. I haven't been able to sleep well (what I consider well with CFIDS) in weeks. I moved into this apartment at the end of March, and I was sleeping pretty much a full six hours prior to that. Within a few weeks of moving in here, I can't sleep. I'm tossing and turning all night long. I get up every few hours. I'm a mess. I'm in a total flare.
  12. natrlvr2

    natrlvr2 New Member

    Summers are always worse for me because I can't take the heat/humidity.
  13. Daisys

    Daisys Member

    It's been winter nonstop here! We've had no spring! The few days the sun comes out, I feel it healing me. I have SAD. I wish I could move. :-(
  14. layla1954

    layla1954 New Member

    I haven't had any BAD flares in a while but lots of minor ones and they almost always seem to be weather-related. When a front is moving it I ache head to foot. I think it's the drop in barometric pressure.

    Heat and high humidity completely zap what little energy I have, and cold and damp bring the aches and pains.

    The only time I really feel pretty good is when the temp is in the 65-75 range, baro pressure is high, and humidity is low. And I can tell you those conditions don't occur very often in SE Tennessee!!! Maybe a total of two weeks a year, lol.

    Layla/Lee Ann
  15. Empower

    Empower New Member

    In PA here and I am having a REALLY hard time

    Weather has been up and down, ranging from 60 to 90

    Allergies all the all time worse - even husband says the same

    In addition, I had UTI with antibiotic treatment and that certainly didn't help things

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