Is Florida climate good for rheumatoid arthritis?
I live in VT and this winter especially has been very rough on me. I had more not good days than good day. My joints look good, but I end up with lots and lots of tendinitis and my joints swell and get red. The pain, fatigue and sick feeling just got to me.
Taxes in Vermont are very expensive and work isn’t always the greatest – but the pain and being sick most of the winter has me seriously considering moving to a warmer climate. Today wasn’t too bad – but then again it was 80…Vermont tends to be very cold and damp/humid.
We’re not big city folks, since VT is pretty rural…would like to begin to have a few areas to check out that have jobs available but in a big city.
Thanks for your time 🙂
My 86 year old mother relocated from the Midwest to here in Colorado. She has had severe rheumatoid arthritis since her early 40’s. She has been on every medication and treatment available. The dry climate here has had a great effect on her pain and discomfort associated with the crippling affects of the arthritis. She just started on biologics and for the first time in almost fifty years she says she’s pain free.
Thank you all for your wise words of wisdom. Living in the Northeast seem like every southern state either has hurricanes, tornadoes or massive water droughts. Still the weather and the high cost of living in VT is tough to make ends meet with its antibusiness climate..
I do take supplements and try to exercise etc. I thank God with the warmer weather I feel bit better – however went from 40 degrees to 82 degrees! wowzer!!
I would say no way! So hot and humid!
Arizona does have a dry heat…but…get your allergies ready.
I lived in AZ as a child and it was great… however there has been so much ‘forced greenery’ over the years, that a ton of allergins that people fled from in order to avoid in AZ…are now here because of it!!! It has now become quite a problem here in the valley….sigh.
I came back here and…"ASCHEWWWWWWW"..(excuse me…lol)…
I have allergies that I NEVER had…anywhere…anyplace..but in AZ now!!!! :womansad:
Florida is hot and humid beginning the end of May and remains that way through September and even into October/November. During this period they also receive showers on a daily bases. I suggest you try a vacation in Arizona and see how that area affects you. They more or less have a dry heat which seems to make your bones feel a bit better. It’s for this reason that I return to the Northeast as soon as the weather warms up and return to Florida in the late fall before the snow falls.
Weather does affect RA tremendously especially humid weather. The SW is a better place for RA sufferers.
According to the National Institute of Health, no particular climate has been shown to cure RA. I think it’s best to do joint strengthening exercises and take medications.
No…it’s too humid. You want a dry climate.
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05.14.15 7:11 PM