Let It Snow?

Oh the weather outside is frightful (as “springtime” usually is in Minnesota), but my joints feel so delightful. Well…maybe not delightful, but I’ve noticed that they’re definitely a lot happier and manageable during cold, dry weather. The heat and especially the humidity of summer greatly increases my pain, swelling, and, well, RA discomfort and misery. I know that I’m probably a bit of a weirdo and in the minority for preferring cold weather instead of warm/hot weather for my RA, but I can’t be the only one–right?

Here’s a link to my latest article for RheumatoidArthritis.net about this:

“Let It Snow?”

I’m really sick of seeing snow and especially in April. Yes, we still have snow here in the frozen tundra of Minnesota; I’m looking at the disgusting stuff right now through the window as I write this. I desperately want sunshine and green grass and no more cold, gray, and snowy days. I just wish my RA liked summery, warm weather too.

2 thoughts on “Let It Snow?

  1. It took me 14 years to realize that humidity makes my RA worse. I have noticed I can fight it–just a little–by drinking extra water. Unlike you, the bitter cold kills my joints. I try to stay inside as much as possible, and if I have to go out, I am certain my body is covered. It is always so interesting how people all respond so differently to different situations and treatments. RA is truly NOT a “one med fits all” disease.

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