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  • Lene  Andersen
    Health Guide
    July 20, 2009
    Lene  Andersen
    Health Guide
    July 20, 2009

    I poked around in Google a little and found a couple of places that talk about it. It seems that some people are affected by altitude and some aren't - it seems like it's sort of like PMS where some people find it increases the symptoms and others don't.

    • Nomad1961
      April 20, 2016
      Nomad1961
      April 20, 2016
      I have RA but was very stable after doing some experimental treatment in the late 90's crippled before that lived in Wisconsin occasionally flaring. I broke my back 3 years ago and moved to the high dessert of New Mexico for the drier weather. What I discovered was @ 7,500 ft the barometric pressure was automatically lower then I realized any time a low pressure system was near I had horrible effects concerning my back injury. I also started losing days due to my RA spending 4 months in bed then seeking out a rheumatologist who put me on steroids again helping me I since have weaned myself off due to my immune system causing me to be constantly sick and my RA is coming back again. So I do see a relationship between air pressure and activity of my RA. When I moved here my Rheumatoid count was 175 it jumped to over 2000 again. Hopefully this information is a help to anyone else experiencing these symptoms READ MORE
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