Santa Ana Winds Affect Fibromyalgia

Santa Ana Winds Affect Fibromyalgia
Christine Tender Points I'm finding it more and more difficult to get myself outdoors to walk. No matter how firmly I remind myself of the importance of exercise in keeping my fibro symptoms at bay, I just can't seem to get motivated. It's got nothing to do with the upcoming holidays, as one might expect. Rather, it's all about the weather. Having been born and raised in frigid central New York, I moved to Southern California in 2000 with one main objective: to get warm. The year before I made the move, I'd experienced consistent 80-degree temperatures during my December visit. I would later learn that those temperatures were due to a prolonged episode of Santa Ana winds, a phenomenon that blows very dry and usually hot air from the desert toward the coast. Unfortunately, Santa Ana winds don't always blow. In fact, this year, we expect to experience this phenomenon for only 10 days a month from November through January. Not only that, but Santa Ana winds aren't always warm. They have been responsible for record cold spells as well. I mention this weather peculiarity because of its effect on fibromyalgia patients. I
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