weather and crohns disease

does weather affect crohns disease?

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Dry and warm for me please
by: Anonymous

I live in New England where cold and damp is great for fall foliage but not so great for crohns. Im visiting Nevada. Ive been here for two days and my symptoms are so subdued that i came online to see if other crohniacs have had similar experiences. Im amazed how much effect the climate seems to be having on my crohns.

dry warm climate makes huge difference
by: Mr G (Las Vegas, NV)

I used to live in Seattle when I was diagnosed about 10 years ago, was sick all the time to a point of not able to take care of myself. constant flareups, a number of medication regiments changes - nothing was helping out.

moved to Nevada state 5 years ago, here all symptoms subsided within a month to a point where doctor here now is unable to find any signs of Chron's. my colon is clear and sound (so to speak:).

definitely think climate change does make the difference, I would strongly recommend to move away from wet and cold to dry and warm/hot and see if that helps!

Back to the north
by: Anonymous

I had a resection done 1 year before moving to the south. I lived in North Carolina for 11 years and never had a problem and on no medication. I moved back to the north a year ago and was fortunate to have a mild winter. It has been a bad winter so far and with every storm I can feel my body getting weaker. I am hoping to move back south in the warmth and sunshine. Also have been told by my doctor my calcium level and iron level has dropped since a year ago.

warm climate
by: misty

i myself do believe the weather affects the process of remission and relaps. i have been diagnosed with crohns for 12 years and the first 8 years i lived in wv. during this time i was always sick. in 2009 i moved to S.C where i found myself in complete remission after 3 months of living there.I never had a 2011 i moved back to Wv in only 6 months i am now in full blown relaps. i had just had a colon check when i left sc at MUSC and the doctor told me there was absolutly no sign of any crohns. now i have to have another one. this time i know that there will be lots of crohns.

by: Anonymous

I have no idea if weather has an impact on the disease, although we are having a spell of very warm weather and he is having a flare up. I don't think medication is working as he has flare ups almost every month.

weather and crohns disease
by: Anonymous

I know weather effects my Crohns Disease. I have been living with it for almost 20 years. When teh weather gets cloudy, damp and/or cold I feel horrible. I have lived in SF, Maui and now VA while living with Crohns. The most healthy I ever felt was when I lived in Maui. Dry, warm, sunny weather works best for me. Everyone is different and is effected differently.

Seasonal allergies adding to my flare up
by: Anonymous

I was diagnosed with Crohn's disease 3 years ago. We recently moved from a dry climate to the very damp/humid climate of Minneapolis. I have been very healthy -- no allergies for 6 years in our previous location. I have been here four weeks and my allergies kicked in full force about three weeks into it along with a flare up. I really feel that seasonal allergies could have something to do with this flare up.

by: Anonymous

i live in nz and was diagnosed about two years ago. we are having an extremely hot summer at the moment and i have found myself becoming increasingly ill with flare up after flare up. i beleive that the weather can affect crohns as i often feel much better when the winter months roll around.

whether changes and chrohn's
by: Anonymous

I have been recently diagnosed with Chrohn's so I can say yet but I have had a friend who has had for almost 40 years and he says changes in the barometric pressure make him much worse.

i think it does
by: Anonymous

i am a 30 year old female and have crohns disease for about 41/2 years. i feel weather has alot to do with it. for some reason my legs stay cold, and i am sicker in the winter months. i have only noticed the difference since i have gotten sick. and have traveled to warmer climents in our winter months to only feel better.

Weather and Crohn's
by: Susan

I've had Crohn's Disease for twenty-three years. For most of them, I notice that things act up quite a bit in the fall when there is a real change in weather here in New England. It's kind of like seasonal allergies.... the diarrhea gets much worse.

by: Anonymous

personally I dont think weather affects crohns disease and I think it a bit of a fallasey to think this

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