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Where we live........

Sharon2960Sharon2960 Posts: 329
edited 2. May 2014, 03:48 in Living with Arthritis archive
is a 17th century stone and thatch cottage; obviously this does not have any cavity or roof insulation, nor damp proof coursing, although the windows do have secondary glazing. The house is a bit damp at times, though we keep it well heated and ventilated. Has anyone else lived in such a property and suffered from RA; if so, have you moved house and found that it made a difference to the RA?

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  • stickywicketstickywicket Posts: 25,968 ✭✭
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    I haven't though I've lived in a few different houses/flats since I was first diagnosed. It'll be interesting to see what others say. Do you find things any easier when you're away from home?
    “There is always a well-known solution to every human problem - neat, plausible, and wrong.” H.L. Mencken
  • Sharon2960Sharon2960 Posts: 329
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Hi Sticky, Usually when we go away, we stay in a hotel abroad, so it's maybe not a 'true' comparison? Though warmer weather and sunshine seems to make a difference! I've been achier and more tired recently, but the weather has been a bit variable, with damper and more misty conditions, so maybe the weather plays a part! I don't really want where we live to have a detrimental effect, cos we love it there!
  • barbara12barbara12 Posts: 20,777
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Hello Sharon
    Must say your house sounds idyllic apart from the damp, sorry I cant offer any help but hopefully someone will...another interesting topic... :)
    Love
    Barbara
  • stickywicketstickywicket Posts: 25,968 ✭✭
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Even if it does have an impact I doubt you'll ever find out what it is. Believe it or not, quite a lot of research has been done on the impact of weather but no correlation can be found possibly because the variables are so many. I suspect the same would hold for your house. I suggest you just enjoy it :D (And keep taking the meds :lol: )
    “There is always a well-known solution to every human problem - neat, plausible, and wrong.” H.L. Mencken
  • dreamdaisydreamdaisy Posts: 31,567 ✭✭✭
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    RA is an auto-immune arthritis but whether your housing would affect it I don't know. I know that the cold and damp upsets my OA, whereas heat and humidity upsets my PsA; my arthritis is a year-round event. :roll: We moved just before Christmas from one Victorian house to another, but the difference between the two is a lack of stairs; the first one had 26 split over two staircases (so 52 to go from the ground floor to the top and back again) whereas this one has only 14 which I don't have to climb thanks to a ground-floor bedroom. Now that HAS made a difference to my joints! :)

    Your house sounds delightful and if you are happy living there then that counts for a great deal. I became very unhappy at the first house but am coping far better in the new one (well, I was until last night which was a rough one). DD
    Have you got the despatches? No, I always walk like this. Eddie Braben
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