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Climate vs weather... does it really make a difference?

Sep 13, 2016 11:14 PM

Husband and I have always wanted to move to the northwest where it would be damp, cloudy, and cool. We both LOVE the rain... but now that I'm dealing with joint issues, the rain doesn't seem to love me back. :'( I flare every time a storm rolls I'm and in winter it gets bad, but for people who live in generally stormy climates, does it get any better? Don't wanna move somewhere sunny and dry, I love my downpours!

Sep 13, 2016 11:52 PM

The barometric pressure definitely has an effect on our bodies. The pressure increases in our joints and cause excruciating pain. Dryer and warmer weather is probably a better place for people with joint issues.

Sep 14, 2016 6:14 AM

I don't think it matters where you live, your body will get used to that area and pressure changes there will hurt too.

Sep 15, 2016 3:33 AM

The weather affects me greatly. Storms in the cold weather make it so I have flare-ups and can't do anything in the winter I try to be like a bear and hibernate because the pain just gets too intense.

Sep 15, 2016 1:21 PM

Schwa, I live in NY. We have the whole gammet of weather patterns and I have to say it's changed enormously since I was a kid. We used to be able to say exactly when each season would begin and end and what the climate would be. Now, it seems we've gone from 4 seasons down to 2!!! It's aweful. If we have cloudy and dismal days with rain (I absolutely LOVE thunderstorms), if it lasts more than a day, each day after becomes more and more painful to me and winter sucks. It's exhausting and it's just something that we all need to work with and find what works for each of us individually. I hope you find the paradise you're looking for. It's gotta be out there somewhere!! 💕😊

Sep 16, 2016 4:44 PM

Yes it does make a difference for me. Spring & Fall are good for me, Summer is ok, but Winter is baaaad!

Sep 16, 2016 4:57 PM

I personally notice a difference with the weather, but I think it comes down to the person. I always love listening to a storm or the rain. It's all about your lifestyle. Through winter if I dressed warm enough (incl gloves for my hands!!), made sure I was warm inside with adequate heating and regular movement it helped. I have issues with temperature regulation so I can easily be too cold or likely too hot. Winter and summer can both be challenging. I think it comes down to your lifestyle, attitude, and how you manage your comfort levels with all things. Self care is important. That said, I mainly have muscle pain (more than joint) and have only been having issues for a few years now so not as experienced as some who may reply. All the best 😊

Sep 18, 2016 4:15 PM

I was born in Queens NY, then moved to NJ and for the last 10 years I have been in Colorado and yes the weather plays a big role in how I feel! It is to cold in CO..Our summer do not last long! Now it is warm in the day then temp drops 40 or 50 degrees and you can feel it! Cold is very bad! CO has some crazy weather!

Sep 18, 2016 5:39 PM

Weather changes hurt me so much! The problem with moving to the Pacific Northwest is that their barometric pressure is all over the place. It's not so much the weather, but the pressure changes that knock me down. Try vacationing there during spring or late fall.

Sep 18, 2016 9:32 PM

Yes pressure changes really mess with my pain levels. I also get severe nosebleeds with a sharp change. And if we go from valley to mountain, I am miserable puppy. I don't travel anymore, it is just too hard on me, all health issues considered. It is very difficult for me to walk.

Oct 24, 2016 5:27 PM

Same here I can tell cold weather and such is coming before it gets here

Oct 24, 2016 8:45 PM

I'm in southern AZ and the dry hurts me just as much as rain and dampness. I feel it dries my insides out. (And I stay hydrated)Ik it's probably not the case but I think bodies find difficulty wherever you are! The heat causes me major migraines! My migraines are worse here than they were in Virginia. But my fibro here oh my!

Oct 25, 2016 12:15 PM

Barometric pressure changes make me hurt for sure. Cold in general makes me hurt to.

Oct 25, 2016 1:56 PM

Changed KILL me.. it's shitty when the changes of season and weather gets cold, etc... it's been rough for the past couple of weeks. Stress doesn't help and upcoming major cervical surgeries have my head all over the place and making my head pound and I got up with 102 fever today. BUT... the sun is shining, it's cool and crisp and the air smells like fall and I got to spend time with my Bestie.. that is reason all by itself to smile. Just thinking of her, I've got a smile on my face and a smile in my heart. Keep positive and look for those gifts. It does help!!💕

Oct 25, 2016 2:07 PM

I always suffer more when cold , damp and wet for sure. Winter is worst.

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