Cold temperatures - like being hit with a mallet!

ouchpotato Member Posts: 453
edited 23. Dec 2016, 13:39 in Living with Arthritis archive
It's incredible how fast the cold affects my pain levels. I've not been *too* bad the past 2 days (by that I mean not crying with pain) but today I had to go and do some last minute shopping. Within minutes of being out my pain was through the roof! Serves me right for going shopping 2 days before Christmas, and alone so no one to help me carry the bags, but I couldn't bring anyone as I was getting stocking fillers for them! Now I'm home and boy am I suffering (carrying spuds and wine, as well as other bags didn't help). So tonight I will be popping pills like Quality Street, and will be sellotaping hot water bottles to my body (microwave blew up so no wheat bags for me). Tomorrow I will be staying safely indoors until the village carol service at 7.30pm, and then the door will be locked until Boxing Day!


  • TheLordFlasheart
    TheLordFlasheart Member Posts: 302
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Theres nothing worse than the winter cold weather to affect your joints. A couple of years ago my knee locked up when it was snowing/very cold, and that was absolute agony.

    Just remember your not the only one who suffers in winter :frozen:
  • stickywicket
    stickywicket Member Posts: 27,223
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    I'm sorry about this, Ouch. The cold doesn't bother me too much. Humidity is another matter.

    I can't traipse round shops anymore with or without heavy bags. Most of my presents come from online sources and Sainbuy kindly delivered most of my food last Tuesday. I just had a few salad bits to get today. Plan ahead. It really helps.