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Cold Weather Affects Lupus
Is possible that you have lupus even if your only symptom is bilateral joint pain?Esp in morning and in cold weather?
Does cold weather bring on a Lupus flare up? All my joints are swollen, weak and painful. As soon as the cold weather hit, I'm in pain everyday
In general, do people with lupus and related autonomic defiency need to avoid the humidity and weather temps in the 90s (even if they avoid the sun)? If so, why?
The Mighty Vitamin D: You may do better in warmer climate closer tot he equator for 2 reasons: more vitamin D and more exercise . Receiving more sunlight would naturally raise your vitamin D levels. Adequate vitamin D is essential for fibromyalgia relief, and is a powerful anti-inflammatory.More exercise, especially light walking or yoga on the beach would add to the benefit of vitamin D. ...Read more
Dress appropriately: There is an extraordinary amount of new high technology clothing to allow you to keep warm in cold weather. These include multi-layered and very thin high performance undergarments and other non-bulky and moisture controlling outerwear. Any ski shop, outdoor shop or athletic or runners supply shop (particularly those in warm weather climates) can help you get equipped safely. ...Read more
Indirectly: The cold weather will not actually cause you to get sick, but your body has to use extra energy to try to keep you warm. Because of this your body has less resources to fight off germs and viruses which increases your risk of getting sick. ...Read more
Migraines: I believe you mean migraines. There are many triggers that set of migraines, however ensure have this diagnosis. Yes barometric pressure changes, foods, change length daylight ( common with cluster migraines. Patients can predict about what month they will start. Many types migraines, some w/o headache since it is neurological condition generated in brain, being transmitted along tigeminal nerve. ...Read more
See your doctor: Symptoms like these are best deterimed by a thorough evaluation by your physician. Based on his/her findings, a treatment plan can be developed to help you. ...Read more
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