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Nov 30, 2014 10:53 PM

I swear this weather is killing me! Today it was 80 degrees and sunny, and tomorrow is supposed to be 40 degrees and rainy. The temperatures have ranged from 15-82 degrees over the past two weeks with rain, sunshine, and snow. My joints are killing me, and it feels like my bones are going to break. I told someone I wanted to have all my joints cut out so my skeleton would work better and they laughed at me. Yeah, I know that probably does sound comical, but I am just so stinking tired of achy joints. I think this bipolar weather may very well be the death of me.

Dec 01, 2014 12:29 PM

I sure understand your dilemma. These radical weather changes are killing me. Today is especially bad and my anxiety level is out of control along with my pain levels and emotions. Nobody in this world should have to suffer with pain. The constant pain in the joints, etc is sometimes more than we can bear. I've said I wish I could rip my spine out and get a new one so I empathize with your plight. Hang in there.... We're all going through this together. All the best.

Dec 01, 2014 2:11 PM

for some odd reason my pain level has been down the last few days. but before that I was down and depressed from all the soreness. hang in there belle! it's bound to get a bit better at some point!

Dec 01, 2014 2:20 PM

I've been experiencing the same with these crazy weather changes. Here in Minnesota it's been warm for a few days, then it's 10 below with 20mph wind chill. I feel so trapped and in pain when the weather gets like this. It's nice to be able to talk with others who understand living with daily pain. Take care.

Dec 01, 2014 8:07 PM

I'm really glad I found this site. I believe that it is an intrugal tool in helping some folks handle the chronic pain we deal with minute by minute, day to day. I cry in my room and I try to put on a smile and a brave face for my family. Today I wad so very down and in a very bleak mood because the next 7 days here in NY, the weather will include rain and these radical temperature changes. When I feel like this, I don't know what to do with myself. I can't turn off my mind enough to meditate, I can never get my head quiet enough. The anxiety is really bad and days like today I can't distract myself from it. It's all so exhausting. At least right now I don't feel totally alone. Only folks who go through what we do on a daily basis can TRULY understand the physical, mental and emotional ramifications of our diseases. Family gets tired of being around you, you lose friends because it's overwhelming to plan something in advance because you then worry from that moment on that you are going to ruin everyone's time so you end up not going. I was NEVER home before I got so sick... Now I have to FORCE myself to leave the house and socialize, etc... Hope everyone gets some relief and continue to chat with one another and support one another through this painful journey that is our life.

Dec 01, 2014 8:47 PM

I know the feeling when the weather is bad here witch it is now I suffer way bad in my arms and next and in the upper back my legs well shit just all over my body

Dec 01, 2014 11:59 PM

We have had a cold snap here and it's driving me crazy. The cold makes me hurt and stiffen up to a point that seems unbearable. I much prefer the heat. For some reason my pain is better and so is my mood. Wish I could move to a place with more consistent and warm temps.

Dec 02, 2014 12:00 AM

Oops i meant to say things are better when the temperature is warm. Like somewhere near 80. Past that i start to get uncomfortable.

Dec 02, 2014 2:33 AM

I am with you on that. I dread the fall/winter. Especially this year cause the pain has gotten so much worse. The cold intensifies the pain and sends me into depression. Plus these long painful nights do not help anything. Also when I get chilled I am done! Chilled to the bone says it all...hope you get some relief!

Dec 02, 2014 3:05 AM

Have you thought of moving to a different climate? Florida or California?

Dec 02, 2014 7:20 AM

Be careful with Florida. Our summers are scorching hot. I live in a coastal area and we have a constant wind from the ocean and it's still unbearably hot 5 months out of the year. And buildings are generally cooled down to freezer temperatures so you have a lot of stress on your body with intraday temperature fluctuations.

Dec 02, 2014 12:21 PM

I don't get effected by the weather pain wise, however, I live in a region where the fall is normally grey, wet and cold and it is effecting my mood.

Last winter was long, cold and snowy, probably the worse winter I've experienced in a very long time. I understand they are predicting the same again for this winter. It wouldn't be as bad as it sounds if last summer was a nice, sunny and warm time, but it too was wetter and cooler than normal. In other words, the weather here sucks.

The poor weather is effecting my mental health and my mood rather than my physical pain although some believe there is a connection between the two.

I truly believe that climate change is here for a long time and so many places in the world that use to experience reasonable and stable weather patterns are now experiencing huge variations in climate with extreme conditions becoming much more common place.

Dec 02, 2014 2:35 PM

Totally agree Campbell. I was just thinking about this same thing yesterday.

Dec 02, 2014 7:44 PM

Yes, global warming is happening!

Dec 03, 2014 7:41 AM

Low barometric pressure also stimulates pain.

Dec 03, 2014 8:19 AM

Too many days of this... I can't take much more. There is going to be no break in this crap for the next 5 days... Ugh!!!

Dec 03, 2014 10:00 AM

Texas was that way, 80 on Sunday followed by freezing and windy Monday. My knee OA was killing me.
Now rain Friday I hear. These changes bite

Dec 03, 2014 10:58 AM

I think we have to stop calling it global warming, although the planet on average may be warming including the oceans, the fact is that in some places the average temperatures are dropping. It's better known now as Climate Change. But even that's not the issue, its the extreme changes in weather and the regularity of extreme storms or extreme conditions that are happening everywhere.

Look at the south west USA, its been in severe drought for years now and places like Lake Mead, which is part of the Colorado River and supplies Hoover Dam energy supply, has dropped 45m (150 ft) in water level. The intakes for the Hoover Dam hydro generators are now threatened to be exposed from the low water level. If that happens then those generators will be taken off line and the south west USA will start to suffer brown outs on regular basis.

Midwest North America (Canada and USA) are having droughts so bad that wheat and other grain crops are being threatened as ground and surface water supplies are nearly the end to irrigate these massive farmlands. These are major food producing areas that supply the world and if they fail, will result in massive food shortages.

Look what happened in Buffalo just a couple weeks ago. They got record snow falls and were buried in 3m (10ft) of snow in just a couple days and that happened in November and not in the midst of winter. Then the temperatures rose to 15c (55f) shortly thereafter and floods happened as well as roof structures failed all over.

Its crazy. And if anyone on here ever saw the previous episode of a show called The Newsroom, they did an episode that stated we, as in mankind, have taken the greenhouse gas levels into the atmosphere that has not been seen in millions of years and will lead to massive and catastrophic conditions around the world including nuclear winter, which is a condition where the atmosphere is so filled with dust particles that sunlight is blocked and you have constant night time conditions. The claim is that its also too late to stop these type of catastrophic conditions from happening, even if we stopped dumping all GHG emissions right now.

Not sure how scientifically proven those statements in that show were but its all a bit of an eye opener and scary when they stated that there has already been a child born who will die as the beginning of the end of mankind.

Jan 13, 2016 1:13 AM

I agree with you all 110% and I have said the same about my joints it is incredibly painful esp late at night and first thing in the morning. Do you have any suggestions about what my help even if it is for an hour... Lol.. But I hope you feel better because I tell you at time I feel like I am an 80 year old woman.

Jan 13, 2016 4:08 AM

If only the weather would pick a state and stay that way. Cold, fine, I'll bundle up and stay warm. Warm, fine, I'll hide in my ac. But the barometric drops and raises are killing me. It's supposed to warm up today. All I can think is, effing fantastic. How can anything in my body stabilize if the weather keeps on with this rapid cycle bipolar crap. Truth is.... it can't. Ugh, I was born and raised in VA, but am seriously considering a more stable state. Climate change? Hell, VA has three a day!

Jan 13, 2016 6:03 AM

Bshuler, a arm shower helps with the morning stiffness, from my fibro. Dressing warm helps the stiffness due to cold chilly weather. If it gets into my bones I hurt terribly bad. Two nights ago I was feeling chilled and achy so I went and put on my Cuddle Duds (soft thermals for women) and within minutes the warmth started seeping into my bones and joints. I oppose this is helpful. πŸ˜·πŸ™πŸŒΌπŸ’•

Jan 13, 2016 7:54 AM

Thank you so much my only prob with that is it's so short term. But also I love in Fl and it stays warm I've learned over time is my I get to hot or overheated it flares me up and makes it so much worse... It also gets me sick to my stomach.... But I will def try cause one thing I have learned is any type of relief is better then just sitting here crying... I have learned to truely enjoy some relief I have also learned that I will always have pain but I want to get back to how i use to be... I have found things have gotten so bad I just kind of go along I want a life again... Idk if you can understand my babble but if not just ask and I'll try and explain lol

Jan 13, 2016 8:02 AM

PhoenixRising I know how you feel I am orignally from Fl but my hubby was station in VA in 2000 right when all my issues started. But in 2010 he retired and we moved back to Miami... Its been hell ever since I thought that the heat would help but it has not in fact I seen to be worse here... But this past two weeks has been hell. Yest the temp was 59 but felt like it was 50 degrees. Now today it's going back up to the 70's.... But I've been in so much Pain it's crazy.... I he a I like I'm in my 80's.... But all I want is relief... But I hope you feel better I really do.... I hate for any one to hurt...

Jan 13, 2016 9:06 AM

I can understand what you're saying. I have to mentality fight to keep the depression at bay, so it doesn't send me spiraling, and there are days that it happens anyway. When there's too much stress going on it makes everything worse. I just take it one day at a time, one step at a time. And if I don't feel up to it, I allow myself to just rest without feeling guilty. But it's taken me 5 1/2 years to get to this point of accepting this is my new normal life. I left work for surgery in 2010 (5 in 1 procedures), and due to continued declining health with new dx I'm unable to return to my previous lifestyle. I think one of the biggest regrets I have is, having earned very good income for our state, we splurged instead of saving for the "rainy day" my grandmother always talked about. Now we just get by on my hubby's salary, but can't afford to splurge on anything. Hindsight is 20-20! Lol πŸ˜·πŸ™πŸŒΌπŸ’•

Jan 13, 2016 9:13 AM

I live in middle GA, and its usually not too hot or cold. But this year the winter is really getting into my bones. My sister, from MN as down recently, and commented about how marvelous our 50 degree weather was. I arise my shirt to show her I was in layers because to me it's freezing! Lol πŸ˜·πŸ™πŸŒΌπŸ’•πŸ˜¬

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