Barometric Pressure - RA
I read somewhere that the barometric pressure, I.e. the atmosphere affected Rheumatoid Arthritis. I dismissed this thinking how could the air pressure possibly make any difference. I've had RA for 3 years.
However unusually I felt better once during a warm spell. when i checked the air pressure was 1005 millibars. I downloaded a app to check.
Since then, as well as taking pain killers I have noticed a real improvement. I am now in Spain for a few weeks and the pressure is 1010 millibars. It could also be the sun that helps but I am walking a lot easier now. Still a struggle but better. Strange though my hands are still a real problem.
Maybe it's psychological but I think it makes a difference.
Has anyone else noticed if the atmospheric pressure affects them?
- All Categories
- 2.3K Welcome
- 17 How to use your online community
- 30 Help, Guidelines and Get in Touch
- 40.4K Our Community
- 674 Chat to our Helpline Team
- 8.7K Living with arthritis
- 2 Want to Get Involved?
- 53 Hints and Tips
- 221 Work and financial support
- 390 Young people's community
- 7 Parents of Children with Arthritis
- 40 My Triumphs
- 132 Let's Move
- 24 Sports and Hobbies
- 13 Food and Diet
- 256 Coronavirus (COVID-19)
- 16 Community Feedback and ideas
- 333 Chat and News
- 29 Val's Cafe
- 269 Chit chat
- 11 News
- 4 Tails From The Cafe