Seasonal weather changes and bradyarrhythmia

Posted by JohnWBurns @johnwburns, Sep 10, 2016

As I dig more into the “why” I have developed a bradyarrhythmia rather abruptly I keep uncover things that I would not have suspected as contributors to it. One of these is a seasonal pattern.
“The incidence of bradyarrhythmias was significantly higher in summer than in the other seasons (P  90 °F for >3 h per day for at least 10 days (P

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Hi @johnwburns. Another member, @cahnny, posted recently about her experiences with the change in weather as it relates to chronic pain. @billh, @salena54 and @omega might be able to share a bit on this as well. @johnwburns, do you know notice more switching from summer to fall? Or what seasonal changes affect you most?

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I do experience a couple of weather related issues especially in the summer. The hot humid weather in the summer aggravates my asthma especially when a front passes near or thru the area. I also have a long incision from a right thoracotomy that responds to the weather fronts as well. I have some pain in my right shoulder that I thought was caused by my surgery. The surgeon referred my to my primary care physician because he believes that it is related to my cervical neck area. I had an ACDF from C-4 thru C-7 with a metal plate. My neck becomes sore and the only thing I can do is wait for the storm to pass. My co-worker had both knees replaced, and has similar related problems.

With respect to my asthma, it also flares when in seasons when the temperatures are out of wack with the seasonal trend. For example, an extremely warm day in the fall or winter will trigger the asthma.

I have not found anything to help cope with it except treat the symptoms when they occur.

I hope this helps you.

Bill

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@alysebrunella

Hi @johnwburns. Another member, @cahnny, posted recently about her experiences with the change in weather as it relates to chronic pain. @billh, @salena54 and @omega might be able to share a bit on this as well. @johnwburns, do you know notice more switching from summer to fall? Or what seasonal changes affect you most?

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My pain comes from when the weather turns cool or cold due to double knee replacement that the muscles/tendons are too tight in said kind of weather. Warm weather loosen up the tension just enough that the pain is bearable if I don’t do any activity which is not acceptable to me.

Being by the open refrig chests in the grocery store is a killer. Do the open refrig chests affect your body condition?

The electrical impulses via battery power help knees along with heating pad used daily. Using Tramodol 50mg up to 4 times a day definitely is a blessing when I am more active.

What works for controlling your pain?

omega

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@alysebrunella

Hi @johnwburns. Another member, @cahnny, posted recently about her experiences with the change in weather as it relates to chronic pain. @billh, @salena54 and @omega might be able to share a bit on this as well. @johnwburns, do you know notice more switching from summer to fall? Or what seasonal changes affect you most?

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I don’t get noticeable shifts in pain with weather changes other than getting immersed in a cold, wet climate, like when I moved from Arizona to Oregon. Murder. The heart thing happened after going in the opposite direction.

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@alysebrunella

Hi @johnwburns. Another member, @cahnny, posted recently about her experiences with the change in weather as it relates to chronic pain. @billh, @salena54 and @omega might be able to share a bit on this as well. @johnwburns, do you know notice more switching from summer to fall? Or what seasonal changes affect you most?

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Tramadol, up to 200 mgs/day seems to help.
This thread is getting tangled up. I’ll ask the moderator to split out the pain thing from the heart discussion.

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@alysebrunella

Hi @johnwburns. Another member, @cahnny, posted recently about her experiences with the change in weather as it relates to chronic pain. @billh, @salena54 and @omega might be able to share a bit on this as well. @johnwburns, do you know notice more switching from summer to fall? Or what seasonal changes affect you most?

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Alyse, looks like this thread is getting tangled so would you create a separate one for seasonal impact on pain? It seems to resonate with a number of folks. I would but I can’t move posts.
Thanks

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Thanks for sharing your experiences on weather-related pain @billh and @omega. I think you’ll be interested in this active discussion on pain and weather changes.
– Pain And Changes In Weather…Am I Alone???? http://mayocl.in/2cDK1oh

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Interesting finding @johnwburns with respect to seasonal weather changes and cardiac events, in particular bradyarrhythmias. I’d like to bring @predictable @balubeje @jimana @ronbee @bibi12 @martishka @billmichalski @PatMattos and @cynaburst into this conversation.

What relationship, if any, have you noticed with seasonality, weather changes and cardiac events?

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@colleenyoung

Thanks for sharing your experiences on weather-related pain @billh and @omega. I think you’ll be interested in this active discussion on pain and weather changes.
– Pain And Changes In Weather…Am I Alone???? http://mayocl.in/2cDK1oh

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No, you are not alone. Seasonality, weather and circadian rhythm’s impact on pain and illness in general certainly seems useful.

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@colleenyoung

Interesting finding @johnwburns with respect to seasonal weather changes and cardiac events, in particular bradyarrhythmias. I’d like to bring @predictable @balubeje @jimana @ronbee @bibi12 @martishka @billmichalski @PatMattos and @cynaburst into this conversation.

What relationship, if any, have you noticed with seasonality, weather changes and cardiac events?

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Thanks Colleen. I should have made the topic broader than bradyarrythmias and hopefully it’ll expand. Never know where you’ll find useful information.

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