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Weather and Endometriosis

Do you ever notice that your endo symptoms seem to flare during bad weather?

Or maybe that your endo symptoms tend to be better or maybe worse in colder or warmer weather.

We're curious... have you noticed weather making any type of impact on your endometriosis symptoms? If so, how?

  1. I have definitely noticed a connection between weather events and endometriosis flares. The cold weather and the rainy weather make my endometriosis ache more than normal. I can normally tell that the weather will be changing without having to check the weather channel thanks to my endometriosis.
    It is like when we were kids and the older people would say they could tell the weather was changing because of their knee pain or back pain. It is very similar for me with my endometriosis. The achey-type pain and bloating is a surefire sign that the weather is going to get ugly. - Amanda W (Team Member)

    1. Yes Amanda!!! Your amazing article Human Barometer With Endometriosis (https://endometriosis.net/living/human-barometer) got me really thinking about this! It makes SO much sense that you'd be able to feel those weather changes in your body as anyone else with internal inflammation would. I'm so grateful you wrote that article because it really opened my eyes to yet another unexpected side of endo! Thank you so much for writing it!! 💛 Kayleigh, Endometriosis.net team

  2. This is so interesting that you ask this.I live in the Midwest of the United States, so we experience pretty rapid weather shifts between seasons. I've been tracking my pain for a few years now and it seems that in September when the weather starts getting colder I notice a HUGE decrease in pain and frequency of flares. This lasts until about February, when pain and flares start coming back with more severity and frequency, which persists until about September. This seems to be the opposite of a lot of folks who took the poll.

    1. That's so interesting that you notice your pain increases when it gets colder. I wonder if that's also from a barometric pressure thing as well? It's so interesting to me how much weather and pressure can affect symptoms and pain. It's this huge outside force that impacts so many and doesn't really seem to be taken into account more. I really appreciate you sharing your experience here! It means a lot! Sending lots of love to you! 💛 Kayleigh, Endometriosis.net team

  3. I feel it in my nose! My sinuses swell when the weather changes. But it’s really noticeable since I had a nasal surgery last year. The doctor put a bit of cartilage from my ear into my nose — like a permanent breathe-rite strip — and he told me the tissue grew its own blood vessels. So now the outside and inside of my nose throbs when the temperatures changes or a storm is coming. But the same thing happens before my period starts, too. It’s crazy! - Keri (endometriosis.net team member)

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