I live in Florida and went through Hurricane Wilma. I was doing pretty good before the hurricane. Flares were minimal and I was actually starting to walk again. Since the hurricane my pain is increased and have been a constant flare. Also, my periods stopped for 2 months now. Hmmmmm, maybe Wilma took them with her. LOL. I am 54 so it is about time. I am wondering if the weather changes have caused the flare.