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Weather is killing me

Sep 12, 2014 12:07 PM

i have fibro, DDD, one ruptured disk in my back and two in my neck, oh and Crohn's ...I live in Utah, the weather is killing me. it's gotten cold --my body is at war! does anyone else go through this?

Sep 12, 2014 1:20 PM

Yes when its cold n foggy my joints flare up and are exceedingly painful.

Sep 12, 2014 2:07 PM

Yes. When the weather's damp and/or changeable. Autumn and Spring the worst times of year for me. Warm, dry heat is bliss!

Sep 12, 2014 9:32 PM

I'm in north Texas, we've gone from 102 hot, humid to misty and our high today was 67. low in the morning 59! that's a dramatic change and my knee feels it. winters worse? I heard it is and as much as I adore cold weather, hope my knee OA doesn't hurt too bad this winter. me too..I feel at war with my knee

Sep 17, 2014 4:09 PM

I'm also in North Texas. going from that heat in the 100's to cool damp days was rough. I love wintertime!!! absolutely love it but I dread hurting more too. I get my first ortho visc shot on Monday, I hope these help. and the weather today is so muggy & sure looks like it could rain any minute...I've been feeling it all day.

Sep 17, 2014 5:45 PM

I'm from Florida. It's rained all day. Chiropractor said barometric pressure causes a lot of inflammation. My pain is intense today! I have a very weird pain I've never felt in my chins. Its just a burning, feels like it's in my bones. It's definitely not cold though!

Sep 17, 2014 10:10 PM

noz - I dread the cold weather coming each year. I feel just as you do as if im at war with my body and the weather. I have 2 slipped discs in neck and a bulge and tear in lower back disc, i also have all over nerve pain, fibro myalgia and raynards syndrome. I just have to wrap up really well. I've just bought some thermal boots which I'm hoping will help this year. I'm often in gloves and boots while others look at me as if I'm mad. problem exists when raynards gets bad, my hands and feet swell and their really painful, I can't bear anything touching them. I live in lincolnshire, England and we've just had a drop in temperature. not good

Sep 17, 2014 10:31 PM

I live in a part of the country that only has two seasons winter and construction. I have a hard time with cold, humid and rain. Those wear me out.

Sep 17, 2014 11:43 PM

I guess it's time for electric blanket. what's hard for me is I can't stand anything touching my right foot. I'm barefoot or if needed flip flops. I think the sciatic nerve is responsible ...really nervous for winter!

Sep 18, 2014 12:05 AM

noz - thinking of you. I often can't bear anything touching me at all. it's very hard to cope with and difficult to deal with. my heatings turned up already, kids are moaning reckoning I'm boiling them. they understand though and know I need to stay warm.

Sep 18, 2014 12:11 AM

the hardest thing is when I can't hold my husbands hand or even want to be close to him. dealing with all this is hard on relationships!

Sep 18, 2014 12:25 AM

it certainly is. I live with my two youngest children. my daughter is 8 years old and we're very close. she is always wanting a hug or to snuggle up to me, it's heart breaking when I have to say no because I'm in so much pain. I then have to deal with her tears and explain to her again. I can only imagine what it's like for you not being able to be close with your hubby. I have close friends and my mum who get frustrated because they feel they can't help by giving a cuddle or holding my hand when I'm going through a super sensitive episode. but I often think - I'll swap places with you, maybe they'd understand then, that you're not pushing them away.

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