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Weather conditions & complaints in fibromyalgia (FM)

Patients with musculoskeletal disorders, including fibromyalgia

syndrome (FS), often state that weather conditions modulate

their complaints. There have been a few studies concerning

this issue, but the results appear to be contradictory. We

tried to relate the subjective symptoms of pain, stiffness,

sleep and mood in patients with FS to objective meteorological

factors. Correlation analyses showed no relation between the

subjective complaints and the meteorological factors. The

symptoms pain, stiffness and fatigue, however, showed a strong


de Blecourt AC, Knipping AA, de Voogd N, van Rijswijk MH