Weather Doesn't Trigger Fibromyalgia Symptoms

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Registered: 01-03-2001
Weather Doesn't Trigger Fibromyalgia Symptoms
Fri, 06-07-2013 - 8:09am

According to Health Day News, a new study suggests that weather doesn't trigger Fibromyalgia symptoms. "Although some people with fibromyalgia are sensitive to changes in temperature, sunshine and precipitation, new research shows that weather conditions do not affect the pain or fatigue associated with this chronic condition.

"Our analyses provide more evidence against, than in support of, the daily influence of weather on fibromyalgia pain and fatigue," said study first author Ercolie Bossema from Utrecht University in the Netherlands." read more

Do you agree or disagree?


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Registered: 06-06-2000
Sun, 06-16-2013 - 12:51pm

I'd say this is fairly correct.  I've noticed that the weather really doesn't affect me as far as my FM goes.  My sinuses?  Now that's another story!  Big changes in pressure, like a thunderstorm rolling in, will give me a splitting headache, up to a debilitating migraine in the event of a huge pressure change, like a hurricane.  I have noticed that it's hard for me to get used to the extreme heat, but I do live in S. Texas, and today the heat index is 105, so that's got to be a factor, too.

I think the key to making the best of whatever the weather conditions is to stay well hydrated, layer your clothes, and rest if you need it.  It sounds so simple, but really, we all forget!  I always take a jacket with me, even now, because there's a huge temperature change, up to 30+ degrees, when I go into a movie theater or out to eat, and nothing ruins my dinner faster than having a severe case of the chills from drinking my iced tea.