Cold Weather Makes My Body Ache!

@gudheart (12752)
February 13, 2016 1:45am CST
Have you ever noticed that when it gets really cold and the weather does not seem to gives us a hint of warmth that you body aches? I seem to have that everytime the weather turns freezing and I start getting foot cramps because of it. I like cold weather at night as it does help me sleep better, but hate that it makes me wake up in agony due to painful foot cramps! Does it have the same affect on your body too?
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@maezee (32269)
• United States
13 Feb 16
It must be pretty cold where you are also. It is about 10 degrees here in Minnesota right now - with some wind which is not fun. It doesn't really make my body HURT but definitely makes me move a little slower it seems; I just have less energy overall. Not sure if that is a sun / vitamin D thing or what. hope it warms up soon!
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• Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
13 Feb 16
Last night we got a dusting of snow, by this morning the wind had blown it off our cars. Not to mention, it is SO cold.
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@gudheart (12752)
14 Feb 16
I think it could be a vit D thing and maybe the cold naturally aches the muscles as it makes them stiffer. I am taking Vit D capsules already.
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@gudheart (12752)
14 Feb 16
@sherryericha I heard it is snowing here tomorrow :(
@sharon6345 (125784)
• United States
14 Feb 16
Adrain said that is what was bothering my shoulder. I am better now after taking two pain killers.
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@gudheart (12752)
14 Feb 16
Glad the painkillers worked. The cramps are dreadful though :(
@sharon6345 (125784)
• United States
14 Feb 16
@gudheart Yes it was nice to know that they worked.
@kamel622 (313)
• United States
14 Feb 16
The cold weather makes me just want to be lazy and stay snuggled up in bed!
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@gudheart (12752)
14 Feb 16
Same here. I hate getting up when it is so cold.
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@LadyDuck (157411)
• Switzerland
13 Feb 16
I fractured an elbow when I was a kid, when it's cold, it hurts a lot.
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@akalinus (15720)
• United States
14 Feb 16
I broke an ankle about 15 years ago and it is like a barometer. It tells me that the weather is changing.
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@LadyDuck (157411)
• Switzerland
14 Feb 16
@akalinus Fractures are the best barometers, they never fail.
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@gudheart (12752)
14 Feb 16
Oh no :( That does sound awful that the pain stays with you when it is cold
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@simone10 (21657)
• Louisville, Kentucky
13 Feb 16
When it is cold, I feel stiff and achy too. It also affects me when the weather changes as my feet start hurting really bad.
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@gudheart (12752)
14 Feb 16
Same with me. My feet hurt more than rest of my body.
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@simone10 (21657)
• Louisville, Kentucky
15 Feb 16
@gudheart Me too. I have neuropathy in my feet which makes them so much more sensitive.
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@gudheart (12752)
15 Feb 16
@simone10 It can be awful during cold temperatures. I was doing cardio yesterday and it cramped up again!!
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@JudyEv (123167)
• Bunbury, Australia
14 Feb 16
I wonder why the weather has such an impact on our health?
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@gudheart (12752)
14 Feb 16
It is true, I wonder why too. Imagine all those that live near the North and South pole and they adapted fine.
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@akalinus (15720)
• United States
14 Feb 16
@JudyEv I know in my case, it is hard to acclimate. Here the weather might be the 70s or 80s and a day or two later, it is in the 30s. It is so hard to get used to the cold.
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• Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
13 Feb 16
Oh my goodness, my knees are killing me today. It's like 1 degrees outside and we are having snow showers.
@gudheart (12752)
14 Feb 16
Hot water bottle might help or thermal trousers?
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• Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
14 Feb 16
@gudheart. Wore tights under my jeans. Uncomfortable? Yes. Warm? YES.
@louievill (18662)
• Philippines
13 Feb 16
It's my back for me, I have mild congenital scoliosis that does not progress and I have learned to manage, just a little pain when there's a change of weather.
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@gudheart (12752)
14 Feb 16
That sounds painful. i think it will only get worse as we age.
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@louievill (18662)
• Philippines
14 Feb 16
@gudheart I was assured that it will never progress because the curvature is very small, I practice natural medicine and I have managed it from a young age, I never took medicines ever.
@scheng1 (24800)
• Singapore
14 Feb 16
I do not live in a place where we will experience cold weather. i think there are good and bad. The bad thing is that we have to switch on the air con in order to get to sleep.
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@gudheart (12752)
14 Feb 16
I do prefer cold weather to hot weather to be honest :)
@akalinus (15720)
• United States
14 Feb 16
I hate the cold. It goes through me and I can't warm up. Bones ache, joints hurt, and I shiver and sneeze. It is getting colder as I write this. This is not what I signed up for when I moved to Florida.
@gudheart (12752)
14 Feb 16
True, I would expect it to be sunny and warm there! Oh well weather is acting strange lately.
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@moondebi (1213)
• Bangalore, India
13 Feb 16
It always happens with me. I feel ache even if I switch on the fan at night.
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@gudheart (12752)
14 Feb 16
So it is the hot weather that also causes the ache for you too?
@marlina (73884)
• Canada
13 Feb 16
Do you wear warm socks in bed?
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@gudheart (12752)
14 Feb 16
I do. But I have bad blood circulation as it is so probably another reason why I get cramps.
@Morleyhunt (19750)
• Canada
13 Feb 16
I do seem to stiffen up much more quickly when the winter weather sets on. Yesterday I was sitting on the floor pinning a quilt. When I got up I could barely straighten, let alone walk across the rom.
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@gudheart (12752)
14 Feb 16
That will make it worse sitting on a cold floor I think.
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• Japan
13 Feb 16
Sometimes, but I take a hot bath at night and that helps. My main problem is that I crunch up my shoulders when it's cold and then my back hurts.
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@gudheart (12752)
14 Feb 16
Yep showers and hot baths do help :D
@TRBRocks420 (77572)
• Banks, Oregon
13 Feb 16
Not very often, but yes I have got a foot cramp before and, they do suck.
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@gudheart (12752)
14 Feb 16
They are my worst nightmares!
• United States
13 Feb 16
It can. I think I am more prone to a charlie's horse in the winter months, at the very least.
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@gudheart (12752)
14 Feb 16
Oh I do hate the cramps. Wish there was a fast pain relief for it.
• United States
14 Feb 16
Cold weather makes my knees ache and makes walking difficult.