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sja517

818d

Does anyone find that their fibromyalgia symptoms are worse in the spring, with the weather changing so much from day to day? (I’m in the Midwest, so it’s warm then cold then rainy then windy then warm then cold and rainy and windy again.) For the past few weeks I’ve been having a flare that just will not end! Nausea, muscle and joint pain, sleep disturbance, fatigue, headache, etc. I suspect the weather because my stress levels have been stable. I do also have seasonal allergies that are starting up, so maybe that’s part of the problem. Can you relate, and how do you cope? I don’t even know what kind of help to ask my doctor for! 🤣😅

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    • Hope_L

      812d

      I live in Alabama, where the weather changes are absolutely nuts for most of the year😂 so yeah, I very much am looking forward to summer so the hot/cold/rainy/tornado game show wheel can be put away for a while

    • mangia

      812d

      I try to push thru but I just can't do it some days. I had to quit working 2 years ago because of my lumbar spine and everything else and I have been trying to claim disability ever since. I just couldn't take it anymore, crying on my way home from work or at work every day

    • Hope_L

      812d

      I live in Alabama, where the weather changes are absolutely nuts for most of the year😂 so yeah, I very much am looking forward to summer so the hot/cold/rainy/tornado game show wheel can be put away for a while

    • mangia

      813d

      Medical mj works when I am in the mood to get something done and then I crash but if I'm not feeling well then mj just knocks me down

    • Slothgirl

      815d

      I’m in Oregon and the weather is crazy here causing my fibro to flare it’s awful and I don’t take anything for it the lyrica didn’t help me and the doctor didn’t try anything else so I just suffer through it unfortunately but you aren’t alone

    • mangia

      816d

      Yes I didn't think that till now and I have been in a rut lately headaches and just an all over heavy feeling with the fog and achy all over about 3 days now. I live in central Florida ❤️

    • LilWolk

      817d

      I live in Ohio and the weather here, give me whip flash. What helps me is cannabis, medical marijuana.

      • Beeble

        816d

        @LilWolk we are also an Ohio fibromiyalgic, it's awful

    • Kitty23

      817d

      %100. Midwest here too and this past few weeks have been miserable with the constant weather changes, and especially with the rain. My Lyrica seems to be helping some though, finally.

    • queerspoons

      817d

      NW indiana here, and the past few weeks have been BRUTAL on my fibro. My body isn’t vibing with the 80 degrees one day, snow the next day situation we’ve got going here.

      • sja517

        817d

        @queerspoons Spring in the Midwest is trying to kill us! 🤣 I have an appointment with my primary care doctor today to rule out flu (I’ve had two negative Covid tests in the past week), but I’m pretty sure it’s just my body being moody.

        • queerspoons

          815d

          @sja517 that’s my assumption like, 90% of the time haha. it takes a lot for me to say “hey this might be something i should be concerned about”

    • Becca123

      818d

      My fibro usually acts up if it's gonna rain that day but I live in a very humid climate so sometimes it's just whenever humidity is high

    • LilWolk

      818d

      I do better in the cold weather than I do in the heat, but the weather being so wishy-washy I can’t handle that either, change the climate, But I did bought neck fan from Amazon that helps!

      • Nlove

        817d

        @LilWolk I do better in cooler weather too.

        • sja517

          817d

          @Nlove @LilWolk Interesting how differently we all experience fibro. Hot weather is better for me; cold weather is hard for me because being cold makes my body hurt, but I also get overly hot and sweaty easily, which makes jackets tricky. 🤣

    • becky0903

      818d

      The change in weather is killing me. I too am in the mid west. Right out side of st Louis. Where are you located?

      • sja517

        818d

        @becky0903 Central IL. I swear there is at least one neighbor near me mowing their yard (and thus stirring up grass pollen) at all hours of the day, every day, which shouldn’t even be mathematically possible. 🤣

    • Beeble

      818d

      change in weather ALWAYS makes me flare without fail, I getcha!

    • Lavendar_Sapphire

      818d

      Weather always affects my body’s various bullshit. I feel like my body always acts up when the weather is changing- especially when it’s inconsistent. I’m in the north east, but I imagine weather is crazy everywhere, so one day it’ll be 75 and sunny and then two days later it’s 30 and snowing. I think the rapid change in temperature/humidity/winds is part of the problem. Fibro is so annoying because it affects everyone so drastically differently- but it makes sense that a change in season could cause a flare!

    • JustRachelle

      818d

      My fibromyalgia acts up all year except for the summer.. unless I’m inside somewhere cold or in cold water (swimming) .. I have seasonal allergies too so I took a few allergy pills to balance it.. and I’ve been eating honey a lot to help with the allergies… other than that I just struggle my way through 😩🤣

      • sja517

        818d

        @JustRachelle I wish there were a better option than just struggling through! Ugh. Can summer be here already? 😅

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