Weather Changes And Flare-Ups?
Posted 22 July 2011 - 09:16 PM
WRONG. I have puberty-induced POTS, my mother is pretty sure she had pregnancy-induced POTS (pregnant with me, we are both only children) and has a leaky valve, my grandmother (her mother) and great aunt (grandmother's sister) have SVT. We all flare before a storm. Is this common or is my family just crazy?
Also, do any of you have family with a link of heart problems? I know IST is just different flavor of SVT, and my mother and I both have had POTS (or POTS-like symptoms). My other cardio says it isn't genetic, but this is just too much of a coincidence for me.
Posted 22 July 2011 - 09:40 PM
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Posted 23 July 2011 - 12:40 AM
Migraines are another thing that can be triggered by weather changes.
When I saw my neuro at Mayo last week, his comment was ...."heat ALWAYS makes patients worse. Even patients who are in "remission" get worse with the heat." So he seems to think weather affects symptoms. When I asked about storms making me worse, he said that wasn't as common of a complaint but he didn't deny that it could happen.
Also, I know several doctors, including a cardiologist and an allergist, who have verified that patients in their practice have worse symptoms with storms coming thru. So, it would seem very likely that you would have several issues that could be affected by weather changes.
Interesting that your doctor said it isn't genetic. The doc at Mayo said he thinks I have a genetic pre-disposition for it and that my family history was "compelling" for thinking there was definitely a genetic component to it.
Posted 23 July 2011 - 10:28 PM
Where I live we just experienced one of our most humid summers on record over the Christmas/New Year period. Some days I couldn't leave the house as I couldn't breathe when the humidity was over 85%. I was still working at that point and I was nearly passing out walking out of the air conditioned building to the un-airconditioned car park. I was particularly miserable when it got to nearly 100% humidity and it was in the low to mid 30's celsius.
I hope the weather improves greatly and soon for you and others out there who are suffering.
Posted 25 July 2011 - 07:46 AM
At the peak of the heat, at the coldest of winter and moving from air conditioning into extreme heat can all cause flare-ups!
It is often before the rainstorm that I will feel worse symptoms and as soon as the storm passes I feel the change for the better. I do believe we sense the barometric pressure changes.
It is one of those areas that if we did not have validation from each other, we would be upset because the "doctor says" it doesn't happen.
Trust us, it can cause flare ups!
Posted 25 July 2011 - 02:02 PM
I used to love hot weather, but since my symptoms started becoming a serious issue back in March, I feel like I just crumble in the heat.