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Old 05-07-2012, 06:56 PM #1
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Was not doing too bad this morning, packing for vacation tomorrow, and them wham, pain the in the back of my neck like the dickens (almost broke down and took a dilaudid it hurt that bad) but decided to go lay down instead as dilaudid gives me insomnia and want to be able to get at least a few hours sleep tonight before our early flight.

Now that the storm has rolled through, I went to take the dilaudid 'cuz was still in pain and figured I'd be up all night with the pain or up all night 'cuz of the dilaudid but at least not in so much pain. But I hesitated and didn't take it cause I felt the pain was less.

So now, the neck pain is lessening up. The pulsing, whooshing sound I had in my ears is less, too. So, got me wondering if the weather plays a part in my pain complaints. I know I've always heard the tale of someone's grandpa being able to tell when weather was moving in due to his bum knee hurting, or some such story, but I'm honestly interested in this subject.

When I looked at my local weather, it showed high pressure this morning when my neck wasn't hurting...then when my neck really began to be painful the weather report showed a massive drop in barometric pressure. I'm beginning to wonder if the true culprit of my neck pain isn't that the SCS's aren't working right, but that maybe it's weather related.

Any ideas/thoughts?

I'll read your responses when I return from vacation. Thanks.
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I have mulitple problems that are aggravated by changing barometrics. Like many, I find seasonal changes, particulary spring and fall problematic. I have been complaing (too much) about the barometrics. When my younger daughter was in elementary school, she came home one day and told me she now understood why I said the barometrics "hurt me". She then showed me an experiment they did in science class that day. The teacher took a pop can with a teaspoon of water in it and heated the can until the water had all but evaporated, then dropped the can into a bowel of ice. The can popped, buckled and caved in on itself. My child then said "Look Mom, that's barometrics!!!!!!" While a bit simplified, I couldn''t disagree with her. My spine, which seems to pop and buckle durring wild barometric changes, certainly didn't.

Take long hot soaks with your favorite scented candles and invest in Netflix or some other downstream so you can keep yourself distracted with whatever kind of movie floats your boat. Some nights can become long and painful and I love the ability to keep hitting the remote for a little serial movie entertainment. On the other hand, if the pain is moderate and just bad enough to keep you from initiating sleep, downstream something that bores your socks off. Best wishes.
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I have not experienced this, but my doc relates a good many have been there, known that. You must be one of "them" Fiona.
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Good illustration Spine95!

Arthritis especially! I would venture to say 'anything' bone-related, like Spine indicates, could potentially be noticed by weather changes. (to alot of folks anyway)
Regarding burning/nerve-related, I don't notice a change, like Mark.
But oh Lord, my 'bad' spots where Mr "Arthur Ritis" dwells, I definately notice a change when the barometric pressure changes and when bad weather (rainy and damp) rolls in.

Heyyyy, i wonder if we used Spine's illustration BACKWARD, would it lead to a cure?? We could freeze our 'bad spots' and THEN light em on fire! This sounds simple enuf to me!

Rock on I say

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When I looked at my local weather, it showed high pressure this morning when my neck wasn't hurting...then when my neck really began to be painful the weather report showed a massive drop in barometric pressure.
I definitely notice increased pain with both barometric pressure and humidity.

Several of the web-based weather services now have Arthritis Indices or Aches & Pain Forecasts.
However, checking them is usually an afterthought (Why do I hurt so cussin' bad today? )
I have a couple of weather gadgets on my desktop, but I haven't found one for an arthritis/pain forecast/index yet.

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I definitely notice increased pain with both barometric pressure and humidity.

Several of the web-based weather services now have Arthritis Indices or Aches & Pain Forecasts.
However, checking them is usually an afterthought (Why do I hurt so cussin' bad today? )
I have a couple of weather gadgets on my desktop, but I haven't found one for an arthritis/pain forecast/index yet.

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Doc, it sounds like your body IS a weather gadget and more accurate than the professionals use. I am thrilled for those like Mark who do not have spineometers. I was thrilled to see that my daughter was enjoying such science experiments in the third grade. Those hands on, highly visual lessons last a lifetime.
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I was thrilled to see that my daughter was enjoying such science experiments in the third grade. Those hands on, highly visual lessons last a lifetime.
Living proof of that right here! (Junior Science Geek ) My 3rd (or 4th?) grade class had a hurricane machine in the classroom (built by some parent/science teacher, I presume; I've never seen another like it). It was a glassed-in cabinet ~2' x 2' x 4'h, with a lightbulb in the top and a pizza pan at the bottom. The idea was to fill the pizza pan with salt water (representing the ocean) and by heating it up via the lightbulb (representing the Sun), a small vortex (Coriolis Effect and EVERYTHING!) was created inside the cabinet. It was barely perceptable, so they introduced a small amount of smoke (lit cigarette - it was the '60s - Don't smoke, kids - this is SCIENCE!) to make it more visible. They could really get that little thing crankin'. Of course as soon as anyone opened the door to the cabinet, it disturbed the delicate balance and the small-scale hurricane went POOF!

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We could freeze our 'bad spots' and THEN light em on fire!
It's raining here today (lower pressure system) and my arthritis is already on fire! This phenomenon is supposed to occur during pressure changes - not afterward when they've already risen/fallen!

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