Is This Why we feel so bad in the cold?

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by Empower, Feb 9, 2007.

  1. Empower

    Empower New Member

    We are experiencing below 20 degree weather here.

    I have CFS and FMS. My CFS has been REALLY bad lately.

    I had a thought....does cold weather decrease our blood volume and is THIS why we feel so bad?

    What can be done to increase blood volume?
  2. cct

    cct Member

    Empower,

    I am not sure about our blood volume in cold weather.

    I have ME/CFS/FM too and the cold is definitely more painful. I agree with prickles about the muscle tension in the cold.

    I have also noticed that low barometric air pressure makes me feel worse. I always thought that the low air pressure may affect my low blood pressure, bringing my blood pressure down just a little bit further, thereby making me even more sick & tired.