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MedMaven
MedMaven

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Just glad winter is over and summer is here!

MedMaven
MedMaven

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Thats fascinating i have always assumed cold makes it worse and heat and humidity can help. Does your disease activity actually get worse in the heat? C

Afrayedknot
Afrayedknot

Hello, I'm a newbie to this forum, not a newbie to RD. 35 years Severe Chronic. Pleased to meet you, sorry it isn't under better health circumstances.

With the varied treatments and physical affectations - even when it comes to exascerbating diet choices - we're experiencing the same disorder, differently. (Totally just my personal opinion.) We live in an area with intense humidity in the Summer. It's usually the worst time of year for me. Some winters we have snow in the ranges and will spend weekends there just for the chill. I look forward to Winter, the cold and going south whenever possible. Does anyone else enjoy the cold?

MedMaven
MedMaven

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Definitely makes my wifes RA worse but she also has Raynauds. Basically has to carry gloves with her everywhere she goes

Rising Above ra
Rising Above ra

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This is interesting. Cold weather definitely make RA worse or increase symptoms. I think it has to do with the high humidity, dew point and overall dampness in the air that can impact peoples moods too. People don't go out much in the Northern Hemisphere when it's cold out thus decreasing vitamin d levels- which is crucial to have normal amounts of to decrease the risk of disease in general.