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    Weather and MD

    Not sure if this is the right place, but here goes. Does anyone with MD feel that the weather makes it worse (or better), and if so what weather conditions do you think make the difference? clearly you will need to rule out other factors, like arthritis for example. I know this is not very scientific, but just for interest.

    Mike

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    embayweather embayweather
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    I find the colder weather much much easier to breath in. Even in very low temps around the zero mark. The sharper air is much cleaner and easier but down side is its that cold, I struggle to move everything else and feel trapped under layers.

    Muscles cooperate much better in warm dry atmosphere. Also with nature of warmer weather less constricting clothing is required so movement generally easier and more comfortable.

    Hot V cold has systematic effect on desire to move. Too warm and you cant be bothered and too cold its painful or sluggish. Think in any extreme temp high or low it is important to remember to move about as much as possible to maintain movement. its easy to avoid it but all round, makes you feel little worse if prolonged.

    """""""What doesn't kill you makes you stronger""""""

    Cat (Mod) Cat (Mod)
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    #176646
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    I think weather is a factor for some people, myself included. Cold weather is my enemy personally…. whenever it goes cold I feel like things become harder and more demanding physically with it more likely that I get aches and pains sooner than when its warm and I’ve had things like Rheumatoid Arthritis ruled out. It’s one of the reasons I dislike winter if I’m being totally honest.

    In warmer weather though, I feel the total opposite! I feel relaxed and less prone to those random niggly aches and pains which I can often get when it’s cold. Which pretty much backs up what Cat has said above. I’m not a Doctor or a Scientist, but I would say yes, weather (more specifically temperature) is a significant factor in whether you feel slightly better or slightly worse :yes:

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    think also the seasons contribute to moods and energy. which can impact strong feelings to one extreme or other. I always feel winter makes any low mood period worse. Summer is generally more relaxed and brighter (even in the chilly uk )

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