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I am wondering how many of you are very sensitive to changes in barometric pressure?  I seem to be getting worse--------my neck pain goes through the roof prior to the arrival of a storm system.  It can be a day or two before the weather changes.  I've been paying attention to the barometric pressure when my pain increases, and it seems to be directly related to  falling barometric pressure. 

I found this explanation on one site and would love to read other explanations if any of you find something interesting:

http://www.nervepainandweather.co.uk/Pressure_as_link_pain_and_weath.html

"certain weather conditions such as damp, chilly conditions, rising humidity, rapidly falling barometric pressure and gusty winds. These particular conditions may cause swelling of the joints and it may be that the swelling irritates the nerves around the joints that sense the pain. It is likely that the joints' membranes act as a barometer and then expand as the air pressure drops. This in turn can cause increased pressure of the fluids that lubricate the joint. More resistance to movement is then offered and it increases the pains in the joints already affected. The change in barometric pressure - the pressure that air exerts on the environment - may cause a transient "disequilibrium" in body pressure to sensitize the nerve endings, and thus account for the increased pain preceding humidity and temperature changes"


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I can be added to that list. And with the almost constant weather changes over the past couple of weeks I feel like a giant yo-yo. Then, a nice day finally shows up, feel better, overdo, feel crappy, weather changes, feel worse, repeat.
 
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Yes it's amazing how our Grandparents or Great Aunt used to say I can feel a storm coming in my knees or back or mine did anyway, predict the weather. The worst is sudden barometric pressure dropping and I can feel a migraine come on. 


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bailey you and i must be related. strange there is no scientific explanation for this. ....pal pete
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Originally posted by sara1 sara1 wrote:

Yes it's amazing how our Grandparents or Great Aunt used to say I can feel a storm coming in my knees or back or mine did anyway, predict the weather. The worst is sudden barometric pressure dropping and I can feel a migraine come on. 




I've also always suffered with migraines before a storm, even before the chronic pain took hold. Nice to know there is a scientific explanation!
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Another one here - especailly as regards headaches.
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Ah yes - I don't have to look at the barometer to know if I am in for a hard time due to the change in barometric pressure
 
But my GP has said that my spine couldn't be affected by gusty wind - but I think it is - for whatever reason - when the wind blows suddenly and buffets me - or suddenly stops - I feel it in my spine
 
Does anyone else?
 
Also I can have a hard time with my back with the barometric pressure is high in winter - I think that's because high pressure in winter here usually means very cold nights and mild days - wonderful weather - ah - thems the breaks
 
About migraine - strong north-westerly winds over the Australian continent can give me a wonderful migraine - but the prevailing wind called the Roaring Forties - usually doesn't
 
It's an interesting question Stevie - great to know I am not alone with al the stuff Confused
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Yep, me too - when the weather changes, I'll be in pain.  The kind of weather where you get a lot of broken clouds, some rain, some wind, pressure going up and down - that's the worst for me.  But even days like today, where it's gotten hot and the pressure has gone down, I'll feel some amount of discomfort.  I don't have arthritis that I know, and I've had pain in low-pressure systems since I was a teenager.  Admittedly I'm more sensitive now that I used to be, but I could always tell when weather was coming.  

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Changes in pressure definitely effect my head pain.  I'm as good as a barometer.
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We had a strong cold front come through here yesterday.  The last two days were torture.  I felt like someone had beat me with a 2x4 across my entire spine.  Hopefully today will be better.

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It makes sense if altitude and gravity effect the body, pressure would too. For me it's more temprature, I don't like the cold, but pressure does effect me if it's a big enough change like flying or diving where I need to equalise my ears. Does pressure from water help like swimming or even a bath? A bath doesn't sound like a lot of pressure but water does impart a lot of force, I know when I used to swim and dive I had less pain in the water but my body was aching after when I got out, too much pressure was uncomfortable though so I stopped doing deeper dives and stayed above 15-20 metres which I think works out something like about 1 1/2 - 2x the pressure at surface level which feels as squashy as it sounds. I wonder if anyone has done any hyperbaric chamber studies? I know they use it to get better absorbtion of oxygen but I don't know about pressure on it's own.
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yep me to i always feel it my fibro flares up everytime the weather changes more in the winter i am already feeling it. the temps are droping and we are going to get some snow next week some time i can already for that coming on.
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The cooler weather here is coming, I feel my headaches and neck pain is back. Back to the pain clinic Monday.
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Oh how true this is. Why I sit here at this hour typing. It pouring outside we had heavy wind all day. I actually think this is inherited too my sissy suffers during the type of weather Pal Pete mentions too. That's why I am a lil scared about being in limbo with all this tuff I went thru with that shot going all wrong. The dr. I have now treats me like crap, talks down to me. So tired of drs. saying we can't do anything for you cause of your hepatitis and cirrhosis. So what am I suppose do just sit in severe pain 24/7 till I lose what little sanity I have left. Hurts to sit ,hurts to walk,sometimes even hurts to lie down. Been sick one way or another my whole freakin life. I'm a fighter and hopefully always will be but it gets old and tougher each time. Kinda ironic that I said to my sissy when I was getting the shots and in heaven I hope this dr. never leaves what would I do and what happened she up and left, kinda on a small guilt trip on that. Am i my own worse enemy. I can't even take meds to help my mind, tried lyrica got very sick, also gabopentin got sick.  was told to never even think of trying Cymbalta. Can't take nsaids there deadly for me. Sorry but I need to ramble right now. My mind just won't leave me alone. I already lost my sanity once when they said I had immune hepatitis back in the 80's the dr. had me on 40mg of prednisone over a yr went to 300 pound and my blood pressure got so bad the idiot dr. took me off over night. My daughter went to school and came home and found mommy a basket case. My mom was my savior she took good care of me. When I stopped flipping around like someone doing voodoo all I did was sit in my bed and talk to the tv,i wanted to talk to others but my mind wouldn't let me. My poor daughter sat on the floor next to me crying and my mind wouldn't let me reach out. Finally after 2 months my said I had to see a dr. was the hardest thing I ever did ,everytime I got out of bed I would pass out. try to go out the front door pass out. But that stubborn part took over and I made it to a dr. Oh why do I even bother writing this crap what good does it do. My poor daughter I still feel guilty for her having to see everything her mother went thru ,she was even sitting next to me when I got hit by lightning. Bad enough I went thru it why did she have to ,too. I just don't know ,don't get it anymore all I hear in my mind lately is why ,why, why. Ok rambled enough gonna go for awhile.
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Forgot to mention my mom had masters degree in nursing. She was best dr,nurse mom everything all rolled into one,i miss her dearly.
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Hi Hangingon,
 
I'm listening. I'm sorry you're struggling so badly right now. It must be very difficult trying to treat cp with the liver problems you have. Please feel free to vent, we all need to at times. We even have a Rants and Gripes Forum for just that.
 
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It must be so tough without your supportive mother - life must be so bleak at times
 
We all need to vent at times - I think I had one today - it might not look like a vent but it certainly felt like one
 
No one here will condemn you for releasing your emotions in Rants and Gripes - in fact I like it so much I have my thread there
 
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Hi Elizabeth,

Rant away.  We are hear to listen and support you.  You are dealing with an awful lot currently.  I am so sorry about your Mom.  You must miss her terribly.  Stevie xx

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hangingon...i hear you. especially on the stupid steroids. whenever i'm on them for extended period of time the mind goes crazy plus i start seeing things like tropical fish swimming below the ceiling. during my pancreas surgery at the hospital i even got steroid psychosis and i thought the nurses were out to get me. its bad enough when the body goes but terrible when mind starts going a little wacky...
yes we have had bad things in the past. like your screen name try hangingon for something better to come.....pal pete
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I see this thread is old but Hangingon, if you are still on site get back to me I have a question
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Stevie, yes I too suffer with barometric pressure changes. Strange but your paste of the explanation is dead on.
It's mostly Gasses in the body specifically joints that expand and contract with these changes. Very sensitive nerves are affected causing me great discomfort.
My family (dad grandpa) were commercial divers. I learned a lot about bodily gas expansion from them. I think we all have heard of the Benz which is rapid expansion of gasses due to rapid decompression. Same thing happens on land when weather fronts move in, just much smaller scale. Those of us with damaged joints etc. feel this change.
As Merlin stated, the wind can also cause these sudden changes. If your in a house or other building, the wind can cause pressure changes in the structure. This is why houses " explode" in tornadoes.

Very interesting topic. I used to wonder why some days were so bad until I figured it out several years ago.
The old folks had something there!!!!
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I'm still about and will answer your question if I can.
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Hi again Todd
 
I look at it this way -
 
Just think what the moon does to the oceans in the world - it has the power to drag all that water around the planet and cause 4 tide changes a day - how can that now affect out backs (or other body parts that get painful)
 
But I don't experience pain every six hours - I am interested in astronomy and have never noticed that the moon has had any kind of effect on me - except it is harder to sleep during a full moon
 
But I would be interested to know if the moon has any effect on anyone else's pain.
 
And - the sun hurls great masses of radioactive gases at the world - and we are protected from the storms on the face of the sun by the earth's magnetic shield - but those sunspots cause all kinds of effects in the worlds telecommunications and power electrical power sources - so yes - I would assume they affect us too.
 
So changes in barometric pressure affect us - how can they not - when they have such a dynamic affect on the weather?
 
Last night I watched a programme on the effects of wifi, smart phones and other electronic media on our bodies - esp the bodies of children - and long term - babies. There are arguments on both sides - and at my age I can say I am not bothered for myself really - but for the coming generations - I am concerned 
 
So - who can arbitrate on what causes what - but if we have chronic pain and notices the changes in our bodies that increase or decrease the pain - we may be unable to interest a physician in this phenomenon - but we can know it for ourselves - for sure.
 
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