• Wish_it Wish_it
    July 18, 2009
    Does altitude affect R.A. discomfort or is it my imagination?
    Wish_it Wish_it
    July 18, 2009

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  • Lene  Andersen
    Health Guide
    July 20, 2009
    Lene  Andersen
    Health Guide
    July 18, 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.


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  • Jo August 03, 2009
    Jo
    July 18, 2009

    I find my RA is better when I'm in the Alps, at 1800 metres! But maybe it's the dry air + not the altitude at all. 

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    • Harris
      August 12, 2012
      Harris
      August 12, 2012

       The altitude and the "absolute" humidity go hand by hand. Less air pressure means automaticly less "absolute" humidity. But not "relative" humidity. This means that on a Sunny "relatively" dry day in LA lets say 60%RH will have more "absolute Humidity than being in the Alps on a rainy day with 99% RH. This can be concept difficult to understand.  I used to live in Denver,CO.. now in PA. long story short I take pain pills sometimes for muscle pain and joint pain here in PA never  had to in Denver.

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  • RA Ninja August 06, 2009
    RA Ninja
    July 18, 2009

    Whoops..misread the question. To respond to the "altitude" issue...not ATTITUDE! (LOL)

     

    The best I have felt in over 2 years of very progressive RA was during 9 days in Hawaii and 5 days in Myrtle Beach, both very low altitude places.

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  • RA Ninja August 06, 2009
    RA Ninja
    July 18, 2009

    For me  the answer is yes!

     

    Poor attitude means reduced willingness to fight fight fight this disease.

     

    Everyday I need to know I am going to make today the best day possible and empower the RA as little as possible. I must have a positve attitude to believe I can manage and defeat this beast!

     

    It also helps to do what I can for the people around me and to avoid getting angry and stressed.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

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