How does cold weather affect your RA? How do you keep warm?

How does cold weather affect your RA? How do you keep warm?

A myRAteam Member said:

Oh my ladies and gentlemen. The electric blanket is a gift from God. Nothing like being cold and laying in the toasty bed. I have a dual control and I only warm one side b/c when I get too warm, I roll over to the cold side. Lol. Works for me.

posted almost 2 years ago
A myRAteam Member said:

Heating blanket in the winter and leg warmers and or knee socks🐞

posted about 1 year ago
A myRAteam Member said:

I bought a nice and soft heated blanket and use it as a giant heating pad that I can wrap my entire body in for those days that everything hurts, it helps so much and feels great!

posted over 1 year ago
A myRAteam Member said:

I go south to Florida for a few weeks in the winter, usually Jan-Feb. This year without working not sure I can afford it. But it will be in the future plans. It really does break the bone chilling pain. I spend every minute at the Ocean or by the pool, walk, exercise, I become a different person. That's what works for me. Never waste 1 minute of life.

posted over 1 year ago
A myRAteam Member said:

Had RA 9 years. It followed this pattern: get a partial remission every summer until 3rd week of Nov. when weather cools off go into flare. The colder, wetter the weather the worse the flare got. Then start feeling better in summer again. I learned to dread the end of summer. Now I’m in remission but I find I just can’t tolerate going outside in the crummy weather and I have slowed down physically since Winter came. But, no pain so I feel lucky. I think this should get better the longer I am healed.

posted over 1 year ago
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