Damp, Windy Weather Linked to Increased Fibromyalgia Pain, UK-Wide Smartphone Survey Suggests

Damp, Windy Weather Linked to Increased Fibromyalgia Pain, UK-Wide Smartphone Survey Suggests
Higher humidity, lower air pressure, and stronger winds were significantly linked with an increase in pain in people with fibromyalgia and other causes of chronic pain, but changes in temperature and rainfall were not. These are the results of a large-scale survey of people across the United Kingdom (UK) — done using Smartphone technology — with chronic pain linked to fibromyalgia, arthritis, and migraines, among other ills Survey results were published in Nature: Digital Medicine, in the study “How the weather affects the pain of citizen scientists using a smartphone app.” An association between weather and pain has been a long-standing issue with many people. But while some report worsening pain symptoms with higher temperatures, others re
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