Do your fibromyalgia and chronic illness pain symptoms become worse with weather pressure changes? Do you have weather pressure pain? I’ve never heard a single Spoonie say no to that question. Yet, the debates goes on.
Flares and symptom increases can happen for any number of reasons. You may wish to check out this Top 9 Reasons for a Fibro Flare article here. Do any of them resonate with you?
One common symptom flare trigger is the weather.
To be specific,
Why pressure? When weather fronts shift and flow, a change in the barometric pressure comes first. That change, can be measured by scientific instruments – and by people, too.
We’ve all seen old movies where some granny says, “There’s rain a comin’ cuz I can feel it in my knees. I’ve got the rheumatiz.”
can translate into pain.
You may feel it in your joints, muscles, sinuses, or even your teeth.
Here’s what the Weather Channel has to say about Why Your Joints Hurt When Weather Changes.
Do you find this to be true?
I do. With weather changes, I have increased pain or discomfort — especially in areas of former injury. I don’t have a tendency toward frequent headaches (thank goodness!), but sometimes I can feel a cloud-like pain or pressure in my head when a heatwave arrives, or the winds kick up. Fortunately, I don’t live in an area with freezing cold weather as I think that would really kick up my symptoms to another level.
We’re each unique. Some feel better in warmer weather, and some prefer cooler or even cold climates.
It’s funny to get valid health information from The Weather Channel. I find it interesting to read studies that “prove” fibromyalgia symptoms aren’t related to the weather. You can check out this one here from WebMD.
Regardless of the source, what do YOU experience? Where do you feel weather pressure changes? What parts of your body are affected most?
If you feel increased symptoms with weather changes, you’re not alone. That’s why my fibromyalgia article, Weather or Not , has rated high in popularity over time.
What do you say? Leave a comment below and let me know your experiences.
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