I was just diagnosed two days ago by my podiatrist, but I think my symptoms started around 10 years ago when I was in my early 30s. I can’t tell you how relieved I am to realize that the pain and discomfort I’ve been dealing with isn’t just in my head. I’m fortunate to live in an area with typically mild winters, my heart goes out to those of you dealing with months of the cold stuff. For me, my episodes seem to happen most often when I experience a sudden change in temperature, like going into air conditioning after being in 90°+ outside. Unfortunately, this is easily from May-October along the Texas Gulf Coast. Anyone else have similar experiences?
Welcome Heather! Yes, exposure to a dramatic change in temperatures can trigger attacks. You’d think going from a frigid building into the steamy outdoors would be a relief, but it can aggravate symptoms.
It’s one of the reasons why moving to a warmer climate isn’t always the silver bullet Frosties expect. But you’re still fortunate not to be dealing with the cold temps and snow we have here in the Northeast!