Does weather affect the symptoms of amplified pain?

Many patients report feeling worse with changes in weather. However this seems to be very subjective and there are a couple of studies that have looked at this systematically and did not find a relationship between symptoms and temperature, barometric changes, humidity or season. We are not sure why people with amplified pain feel worse with changes in weather.

1.         Bossema ER, van Middendorp H, Jacobs JW, Bijlsma JW, Geenen R. Influence of weather on daily symptoms of pain and fatigue in female patients with fibromyalgia: a multilevel regression analysis. Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken) 2013;65:1019-25.

2.         Smedslund G, Eide H, Kristjansdottir OB, Nes AA, Sexton H, Fors EA. Do weather changes influence pain levels in women with fibromyalgia, and can psychosocial variables moderate these influences? International journal of biometeorology 2013.

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