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Rheumatoid Arthritis & Heat Sensitivity???

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  • Posted By: lucyloo
  • August 20, 2008
  • 06:38 PM

I went to the Dr yesterday about stiffness/pain in joints, back & shoulders. They tested me for rheumatoid arthritis and will know in a few days. I am extremely sensitive to heat and will break out in a sweat while others around me are quite comfortable. Could there be any connection between RA & heat sensitivity???

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  • Rheumatoid Arthritis is an autoimmune "Inflammatory Condition." Meaning that the body inflames itself, that is, gets hot. So yes, you might be sensitive to the heat.I have another autoimmmune "inflammatory" disease (Sjogren's), and am much more comfortable with cooler temperature than most. And I am totally intolerant of the heat.Be sure you are checked for thyroid disease, which is also intolerant of heat.
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