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Another Weather Rant

I know, I talk about the weather a lot on here, but the truth is, it really impacts my RA in a negative way.

I know that there are some people who say that the weather does not impact them, and they are either very lucky or lying, or maybe they just haven’t made the connection yet.

But I have, and I don’t like it, because it’s not as if I – or any of us, for that matter – have control over the weather.

While it seems that we skipped directly from winter to summer temperature-wise, we have not been spared the spring rain.

And the rain and low-lying clouds were enough to basically give me a headache for three days straight and caused me to barely get out of bed.

My boyfriend was concerned and bugged me about going to the doctor.  But I assured him that as soon as the weather cleared up, I would feel better.

And that’s exactly what happened.

The rain stopped.  The clouds lifted.  And so did my headache.

It’s pretty unbelievable, actually, that the weather can make me feel so bad.

I often joke about moving somewhere just for the weather, like Southern California.

But then where would I go for vacation?  If I live somewhere that has good weather all the time, that is pretty hard to beat.  But if I stay in New York, or if I move back to Michigan, I will have to suffer through the cold of the winter, the rain of the spring, and the humidity of the summer, but when I go on vacation, I can literally get a vacation from the weather.

While I can try and escape extreme temperatures, there’s really no way to escape the rain, which is a bummer because it really puts a damper (pun intended) on my plans.

It’s never fun when you end up bed-bound for any amount of time, even if only for a day.

But it is especially difficult when, no matter what you do, you can’t shake off the bad feeling.

Or a headache that is not as bad as a migraine, but lingers no matter what you do.  And that’s the thing.  I can take ibuprofen until I’m blue in the face, but it is not going to help the kind of headache that I get from the rain.

So what do I say?

Rain, rain, go away, come again…well…NEVER!

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  • Damian
    5 years ago

    Poor you Leslie.
    My wife suffers migraines and sought medical help of which 90% of her migraines are now manageable. When i was 1st diagnosed an old friend of the family who has had RA for 40 years told me she can feel the weather changes. I thought she was nuts:) …..
    I too feel weather changes. The humidity makes me swell up. I’m going to get a tattoo saying human barometer.
    If I was bed ridden every time it rained I’d be in bed 280 days per year 🙂 If that was the case I’d move location!
    Good luck & have a great day

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