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To Florida residents (& those who wish they were)

Jan 19, 2017 10:24 AM

Hey everyone! New to this forum but not new to FMS. I'm doing a bit of research. In 2015 we went to FL for 2 weeks. I felt amazing! ! My husband is convinced we need to move there for my health. There are several factors that may have influenced my feel good:
1 We were on vacation! :)
2 my grandparents used to live in FL so it's a second home to me - lots of good memories
3 I was able to soak in a hot tub every night.

I have read accounts of others moving to warmer more temperate climates and feeling much better. I'm in OK and the weather is all over the place. One of my other spoonie friends just got back from FL and she also did great while she was there.

So. If you have traveled somewhere warm or moved somewhere warm and your health improved, I want to hear from you.

Be well Friends 💜

Jan 19, 2017 11:32 AM

The problem with somewhere like Florida for me is the humdity and thunderstorms, sudden changes in barometric pressure are murder on pain levels, i did better in a place like Las Vegas where it was a steady dry heat

Jan 19, 2017 11:37 AM

I know, for me, when I go to Galveston I feel so much better. I try to go once a year.

Jan 19, 2017 11:42 AM

We all are different though. While my pain wasn't as bad when I lived in California it's a lot better by the salt water. (for me - the Gulf Coast).

I would recommend making a few trips to Florida during different seasons to see if it still feels better.

Welcome to the nut house by the way. :) Make yourself at home. We are all family here.

Jan 19, 2017 12:32 PM

I was in Florida for 5-1/2 weeks to visit my cousin and felt like Shit... LOL!! It was hot and humid and sticky and I was in pain. I didn't see any difference between NY and Fl besides the heat. Winter there has been all over the place this year with ice and freezing temps in the morning and then rain and warmer later and then some sun. I guess it all depends on the individual.
I was thrilled to be there, my cousin is like my Sister (closer) and we went out and got tattoos and went to the beach and stuff but I was miserably in pain the entire time.

Jan 19, 2017 9:42 PM

It was crazy humid when we were there - like in all the times I've been to FL, I've never seen it that humid. I do very much believe the salt water has some to do with it. We spent the last 3 days in St. Augustine (my favorite!) I actually cried when we left. The ocean is healing on so many levels. The salt, the water, the air.
In OK it has been freezing one day and 65 or 70 the next. Barometer has been all over the place and I think it's that more than anything, but I've started tracking it.
I also thought it might be the loss in daylight hours that makes winters so bad. If so, moving won't help.
We are going to try to go for a few days next month. I'm going to try to have a "normal" experience. (No theme parks, maybe even a little more indoor time) to see what "real life" would be like. Unless I lived right on the beach, I know I couldn't go every day if I lived there. So all of that needs to be factored in.

Jan 20, 2017 9:27 AM

Mimikay, I love how you welcome folks to the nut hatch.. LOL!!!😜👌🏼

Jan 21, 2017 10:39 AM

Healing hands, I lived in Central Florida for 22 year's before I moved to GA with now my ex, and then moving to Arkansas with my husband. I go to visit family every year ( no Beach ECT..) and my pain levels are not as bad as they are at home. Yes it's sticker and humid, but you're health comes first. I think you going down and going to see what every day life would be like is a great idea. Praying for you as I know moving is not an easy task and a hard decision to make.

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