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The influence of weather on Fibromyalgia: a fibro survey

The influence of weather on Fibromyalgia



Do you think your fibromyalgia is affected by the weather? 

Do you hate hot weather or cold weather or weather extremes? 


Abstract from Arthritis Care and Research

While patients with fibromyalgia often report that specific weather conditions aggravate their symptoms, empirical studies have not conclusively demonstrated such a relation. Our aim was to examine the association between weather conditions and daily symptoms of pain and fatigue in fibromyalgia, and to identify patient characteristics explaining individual differences in weather sensitivity.

Conclusion.

There is more evidence against than in support of a uniform influence of weather on daily pain and fatigue in female patients with fibromyalgia. While individuals appear to be differentially sensitive to certain weather conditions, there is no indication that specific patient characteristics play a role in weather sensitivity.2013 by the American College of Rheumatology
See the Methods and Results 
We decided to conduct our own survey with people who have fibro! We created a simple and quick, multiple choice survey to get the real results on whether the weather affects fibromyalgia. We found that the majority of people who joined in the survey said that their fibromyalgia symptoms WERE affected by the weather. 


THIS POST IS LINKED AT FIBRO FRIDAY

Fibromyalgia and the weather

2 comments:

  1. I think we all need to stick with the correct information about Fibro and only read the negative stuff when we want to write to the author of the article. Learning happens when you share and talk together, great going!

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    1. I agree Carolyn, that's why I have added a survey about Weather and it's affects on Fibromyalgia so we can learn from the experts - the people who have fibro

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