As anyone with fibromyalgia knows, there are times when symptoms are more acute and intense than normal. These times are commonly known as fibromyalgia flares (or flare-ups).
Fibromyalgia flares can last can last anywhere from one day to several weeks at a time and often have a trigger associated with them. Understanding the common triggers of fibromyalgia flares can help sufferers develop a strategy to lessen the number of occurrences in the future.
#1 – Weather Changes
Many fibromyalgia sufferers have told us that their flares are triggered by changes in the weather.
Weather factors that tend to make fibromyalgia symptoms worse include: (1) shifts from warm to cold weather, (2) rapid drops in barometric pressure (often as a result of precipitation or wind), and (3) low absolute humidity.