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I've seen other people on here talk about their CFS getting worse in the cold weather, especially the pain aspects.
I don't have pain (hallelujah!) but am beginning to wonder if there are seasonal changes in my symptoms nonetheless.
I live in the southern hemisphere, and I started getting symptoms in September last year (spring for us). I was at my worst over the months of December to February, the hottest of the year. During that time I struggled through every work day and felt constantly exhausted, sick and headachey.
By April (autumn for us) my symptoms had vastly improved and I would just have the odd bad day here and there, usually 1 a fortnight with an occasional run of bad days if my sleep was disrupted or I got a virus. I attributed it to changes in my living arrangements which made it easier for me to avoid exertion.
So, it's now the beginning of summer here and I am having a REALLY bad relapse. It started on 1st of December. It seems like every second day I am unwell with headache, nausea, severe fatigue. Most days at work I struggle with fatigue for the entire day, which hasn't happened since last summer, and I always get a headache towards the end of the day. Sometimes I wake up with one.
I haven't been this sick since it all started a year ago and I'm wondering if the warm weather could be having an effect. We've had alternating very hot and mild days throughout December but on average it's a lot warmer and more humid than it has been for the rest of the year.
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