Living with Lupus

Pain-Relieving Tips if the Weather Gets You Down

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Living with lupus is tough – but the winter cold can make it worse.

While scientists haven’t found a link between cold weather and lupus symptoms, here are some pain-relieving tips for times when the cold seems like too much to handle.

1. Try Stretching

Exercising can be tough during the winter, but it can help to find some time to engage in stretching and range of motion exercises.

2. Good Sleep

Did you know that pain and sleep are linked? Studies have shown that better sleep can improve pain symptoms. Sleeping during the winter can be tough, but electric blankets can help as well as a warm evening bath.

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3. Meditation

With the winter comes the holidays, and sometimes with the holidays comes stress. It’s important to manage the holiday stress and meditation can be a great way.
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