Does the weather affect your symptoms?

iVillage Member
Registered: 06-06-2000
Does the weather affect your symptoms?
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Thu, 07-18-2013 - 1:56am

I have been having a lot of pain and flare up problems lately, and tend to associate much of it with the cloudy, rainy weather, but studies don't back up my belief.  I wonder at times if everyone thinks the weather is making them feel worse, but science says it isn't, who's right?  Because, really, aren't WE the best experts on us?  Here's one article I read that claims weather makes no difference:

http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/06/10/really-the-claim-fibromyalgia-is-affected-by-weather/

I'd appreciate your feedback.  Thanks!

iVillage Member
Registered: 08-13-2012
Tue, 07-30-2013 - 9:03am

I can tell when the weather is about to change and we are going to have storms because I ache all over and feel more tired than usual.

Science is not always right and I for one am proof that people can tell a difference in weather by how they feel.