View Full Version : pain with rainy or cold weather

11-05-2006, 03:07 PM
Does anyone here experience this? I posted something about this a while ago and for the life of me, I can't seem to find it. I live in FL where the summers are very rainy....I hurt almost everyday during that time....And when it cools off (like it's doing now just a bit) I hurt also. Am I crazy? Does anyone have like 'mini flares' or joint pain during the times when the weather is anything other than sunny and bright? HELP!! :(

11-05-2006, 05:42 PM
Yes, I can definitely feel weather changes in my joints - I think this is pretty common in arthritis in general, not just lupus. I always feel more painful and stiff during cold or rainy weather and usually have to take extra pain meds. I'm not sure if there's any solution to this problem short of moving to a desert area.

11-06-2006, 12:30 AM
Hi Tydene,

Yes! I can totally relate - Im in CA and when the weather begins to change, i feel it. I have to stay completely bundled at night or I will wake up from the joint pain.

If it is super hot and humid out - I will swell like the little girl who turned into a blueberry in Willy Wonka.

Most the time CA provides a well balanced climate, but then other times, Im reduced to a mini flare where I have to stay in bed for a few days.

Good luck to you!


11-06-2006, 08:08 AM
I totally relate. Cold and rainy weather and I do not get along. My husband and I keep talking about in the future moving to arizona where there is less humidity and it doesn't get so cold!

12-08-2006, 08:27 PM
Ok, I understand weather changes and joint pain...but what are the physiological reasons for my leg (with the rod in it) to hurt so horribly in cold weather? The rod itself cannot be getting cold, as it is deep inside my bone and I would imagine stays warm. Any ideas?

12-08-2006, 09:42 PM
My primary care doc says there is no relation between weather and arthritis and it's an old wives' tale. Of course, when he gets older and has arthritis, his feelings may change. My gynecologist, who is an osteopathic physician, says the problems are more related to changes in barometric pressure than just cold or damp. According to her, both the synovial membrane that lines the joints and the periosteal membrane that covers the bones are very sensitive to changes in barometric pressure. If the membranes are damaged by arthritis or a fracture, changes in the barometric pressure can affect the amount of fluid in the membranes and cause pain. I have no idea if this is true but it sounds better than my primary care docs' explanation!

12-09-2006, 02:30 PM
You want to live in Uk :cry:
Its always cold and wet but very hot is just as painful, when we occasionally have a heat wave.
we cannot win

12-09-2006, 02:59 PM
No thanks - The UK is beautiful to visit but I don't think I have ever been anywhere in England when it wasn't raining or misty - great for the complexion but hard on the joints. And with the exchange rates the way they are, it is so expensive to even visit any more.

12-09-2006, 03:21 PM
Oh well, I will have to wave across the pond LOL

12-21-2006, 03:39 PM
I'll tell you my tornado story :)

My knee was KILLING me one afternoon and early evening. It had never hurt that bad before! I went to bed without watching the news or weather. Then a couple hours later, TWO TORNADOES hit in my town!

Yup, I'm a believer :)

01-14-2007, 03:12 AM
It is raining, raining, raining here in Houston tonight. Normally I adore it when it rains at night...makes me sleep deeper. But the reason for this rain is that awful cold front that will move in tomorrow and stay through Wednesday...cold weather drives my leg insane!

01-14-2007, 11:30 AM
My rheumie said she won't adjust dosages or change protocols during the winter because all her patients hurt.