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Hi everyone, 

I am Chris, 26 from Chicago.  I am currently in my 3rd week of another flare up.   Long story short, I have had wrist and knee issues with  arthritis for almost 10 years now,  the past 4 have been the most troublesome pain wise and impact on life.  I have had surgery once on my wrist, but it is problematic agian and in some ways worse.  I am in the midst of finding solutions or medical options. I have tried  Humira and many pills, either they did not work, and or the side effects made me not be me.   We do not know if it is RA, Osteoarthritis or something else.  I can only type one handed,  luckily I have my ipad.   I have trouble at work due to the pain and hindrance on my joints, the weather here in Chicago is terrible.    

Can anyone advise  if living in a warmer , or warmer+dryer climate helps?   I am beginning to explore moving, as I want to get on with my life and remedy the pain even some. but I also hate change and leaving my family/ friends.    I have narrowed down a decent size list of cities,   can anyone comment.   * I know everyones body may react diff than someone elses.

Raleigh , NC,
Orlando and other northern FL cities
Phoenix/ Tucson
Houston/. Dallas



  • SavageSavage United StatesPosts: 7,385
    hello chifan 90 !

    while you are waiting for responses from members with shared experiences, search may be useful for you.
    location/weather concerns may have been addressed in current or older discussions.

    please click on links for helpful information!
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