Learn from patients with pain similar to yours

CatchMyPain Community and Pain Diary App to manage chronic illness

Fibromyalgia and weather changes...

Nov 19, 2017 11:40 PM

Every year at this time I go through this horrible set of flares caused by the weather getting colder. I'm originally from Ohio, but I live in Arizona. The reason why I stayed in Arizona after I divorced 7 years ago was because it was milder here in the winter. I remarried two years ago and glad I stayed in Arizona for both the weather and my AZ native hubby. However, I'm starting to wonder if it would be any less painful. I mean my body is still going to stay in a flare for about 2 months, does it matter? I mean when I first got this crap, I lived in Alaska. What are your thoughts? 💭

Nov 20, 2017 4:22 AM

I would rather be in a warmer climate than Ohio. Winter kills me.

Nov 20, 2017 9:46 AM

Im in colorado and the winters here kill me. I can always tell when it has snowed or its cold because i wake up in ao mich more pain than in the summer.i try to keel my apartment pretty warm to help the pain, but you can only do some much. I cant change the weather.

Nov 20, 2017 7:45 PM

I was just telling my spouse and daughter that I wish I knew where my flannel pajamas were. It's surprising it's not even "cold cold" yet and I need them.

Nov 21, 2017 12:21 AM

In Iowa, from Boston. Pain gets progressively worse as it gets colder. I’m ready to move south.

Nov 21, 2017 12:36 AM

That's what I'm wondering. The difference and maybe the cold and the amount of humidity in the air due to the snow. That could possibly make the achiness and pain worse. But it's getting colder, and gets colder everywhere does it matter how cold it gets? Or is it just that it gets cold. Really stuck on this one...

Nov 25, 2017 1:23 AM

I’m in Sth east Australia. We are heading from winter to summer now. I actually find this time the worst. The humidity plays absolute havoc with my fibromyalgia

Nov 25, 2017 3:56 AM

I’m in the uk and when the weather starts to get cold my symptoms get so much more intense, it’s a struggle just to find the energy to get dressed and possibly leave the house,any tips to help would be so appreciated 😘

Nov 25, 2017 8:59 AM

Compression sleeve, thermal underclothes, and electric throw for the car

Nov 25, 2017 7:25 PM

I'm in Az and am starting to flare bad.

Nov 27, 2017 12:27 AM

I live in southern Illinois. Lately our weather has fluctuated from the 30s to the upper 60s along with storms. The day before and the day of storms I hurt so bad all I want to do is cry. If it could stay around 68-70 I would be a lot better.

Nov 27, 2017 2:47 AM

I live in NY Upstate area and winters can be brutal. But over 19 years no matter where I am I seem to go through hell during winter months I cannot do extreme heat and cold. Unfortunately for me anywhere I go runs it being too hott or too cold

Feb 20, 2018 1:21 PM

I was wondering about this. My husband & I live in Kentucky. I hate the humidity & am allergic to all the mushrooms & spores & mosses, ( probably growing from all the rain that makes Ky so beautiful. Husband bought several dehumidifiers & an air purifier. Waiting three years to see if this helps, or we'll move to Az. Wondering if it would matter where we are. We are just so in love with this State.

Feb 20, 2018 2:40 PM

Hey there I live in North Carolina where the humidity sucks and the weather is unpredictable but I was recently diagnosed with fibromyalgia and I’m learning very quickly that weather change in general makes it worse. Any kind of barometric pressure change often causes flairs which sucks when the weather changes so often here.

Feb 20, 2018 6:15 PM

Hi Rach, I figured my writing was already too long I didn't add that. The weather is extremely unpredictable.North Carolina , are you gonna stay?
We moved here from Ca about 11 yrs ago. Love it so much ( I don't go outside though like I use to).

Feb 20, 2018 8:51 PM

Hey Betsy, we plan on staying but the weather change makes it hard for sure! I just couldn’t imagine leaving here even if it makes things hard sometimes it would be harder leaving my friends and family.

Feb 21, 2018 3:12 PM

I hate weather changes too. Today is the rain train, next it is dropping 30 degree then probably back up to 70 or 80 next week. Yeah. Can the weather just make up its mind....please!

Feb 21, 2018 7:55 PM

I am in Michigan, and the muggy, rainy, snowy, cold. It all makes the flare ups bad. Summer and Fall aren’t . I can handle it when the weather is decent. Thinking of moving to SC.

Feb 23, 2018 1:47 PM

Sounds like no matter where we go, it still is there with us. I sure wish there was a magic answer for each of us. We only have one more move we can make in three years when both my husband & I both get our S.S. Last chance- We moved here from Ca. 11yrs ago. Never would go back & love Ky so much other than the barometer goes crazy day to day. Bone chilling cold in winter & VERY humid in summer. Still it really is gorgeous, I just stay inside all the time now- sorry, what to do, what to do. Sorry I should have put this on rant subject.

Ready to start relieving your pain?

Join Community