Severe pain from weather fronts

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by Fudge43, Jan 3, 2006.

  1. Fudge43

    Fudge43 New Member

    I know this has been discussed before .. but I just can't get over what a painful impact, high pressure weather fronts moving in, make my pain so much worse ..
    I have worse pain than last year because of this element now .. is anyone suffering more as well ?
    The "misery loves company" thinking has kicked in .. just wondering.
    Fudge : )
  2. saphire27

    saphire27 New Member

    Yes, during winter here in the Blue Ridge mountains of VA is painful, but when those last storm fronts came through, ice & snow, it just about killed me, My meds wouldn't touch my pains. I hoping my dr will give me strong pain meds next week, i doubt it, but i'm still hoping.this is my first winter in the higher elevations!

    I should've asked for a heating blanket for Christmas!LOL.I take a few hot baths a day!! I'm always so clean. It kills me when i get out of the bath though, burrrrrr.
    Good luck
  3. cjr2003

    cjr2003 New Member

    When November came over here in Arkansas, and the weather changed, I was in a flare-up for most of the month of November and part of December. It is like this every year for me- November is always that adjustment month where I feel the worst pain. The pain is so deep and crops up in places I haven't felt pain in for a while. I too take hot hot scalding baths/showers sometimes 2-3 times per day when the pain is so bad that the pain meds don't work. And flexall is my buddy!! We have had 70 degree weather now for a few weeks and I have noticed that the pain is not as deep when it stays this warm. We are going to WV this Friday to see family, and I am worried how the very cold weather there will affect me. Snow/ice/rain always makes me feel like 10 times worse. Am hoping to cope ok , and still have a good time. Best wishes to you. Pile up those blankets on the bed! We have a heated waterbed and it really helps me! LOL Carla
  4. Fudge43

    Fudge43 New Member

    It really helps to hear others are affected the same way .. some times you begin to wonder if you are losing what is left of your mind .. that the pain is "stuck" in your brain some how ..
    So thanks for the replies .. I appreciate it !
    Fudge : )
  5. sniffles

    sniffles New Member

    The weather is very rainy here and in the 40s and that is warmer than usual, but it is killing me a day at a time. Last year my pain specialist told me to try going to Arizona for the winter if possible and since I no longer am able to work and by watching how I spent my money, I was able to spend 4 months there. Everyone said it wasn't a very good winter because it rained more than usual and was cooler than normal, but---I felt 75% better the whole 4 months while there. I met several people there in the park I stayed in that also suffered from this DD and two couples had moved out there and was able to do some part time work again. I was in the lower part of Arizona, about 40 miles from the border and wanted to go back this year, but due to high gas prices and several things here at home, I had to stay in In. The air out there is very dry and I think that is what really helps. I am seriously thinking of renting my house out here and trying to rent a place for a year down there. I am getting desperate enough to leave family and friends just to be able to walk and be able to get a good night sleep and not hurt so bad that you think your arms or legs are going to just break off. I have been in a terrible flare now for about 10 days now and it has kept me confined to the house. All my strong medications just doesn't touch this kind of pain and fatigue. Has anyone else tried going out west ( Arizona) to see if it helps? I have a grown son that lives at home and has health problems too, and he also felt much better while we were there. He is very understanding of my health problems and sees how hard it is for me to get from room to room most days and he tells me that he can see the pain on my face when I am really suffering. I know I am very lucky to have someone to help me and that is willing to help out on bad days. My husband died 6 years ago, after a 7 year battle with severe heart trouble. So I am grateful for my sons help now. My other son is married and has a family and lives 70 miles away and doesn't seem to understand just how bad this D.D. is. I try not to complain because it falls on deaf ears when family members don't want to except it. So this reply is pretty long, but I guess I just needed to chat with fellow sufferers tonight. Take care and remember you are not alone and the weather will change again soon and maybe for the good. Sniffles
  6. Braingonebad

    Braingonebad New Member

    sniffles - wish I could try going to AZ to see if that helps, and thanks for letting us know it helped you. Hope you get to go next year.

    I'm in NW Ohio - warmer than usual, but rainy with a low front last I saw...The barometer rises and I get migraines. It falls, every other part hurts.

    In the fall and winter, I have major fatigue, even with provigil.

    In the summer, all the MS sx get worse. I prefer these though, they don't hurt as much.

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