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where is the best place to live for joint problems !!

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4 minutes ago, simmo said:

The fresh air is obviously keeping you cheerful i see. ;) 

Happy with my life here, what more can I say.

Not sure it would suit the OP though. Winters, though short, can be a bit nippy and wet. Still, soon passes and we are back to warmer weather again. Mind you, we do have days in the low 20's on occasion even in winter.

Defo don't miss the shorter winter days of the UK that's for sure. It works for me here having longer winter days and summer days where it's darker by 9pm. 

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7 hours ago, Cheryl said:

Thank you for your replies! I did hear that Perth had fewer allergens in the air compared to other cities so I might give it a go. I have been suffering so bad the last month since summer started in Sydney. I think I'm desperate to try anything now!

Check the allergy index perhaps. There is one for Perth I think. 

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1 hour ago, snifter said:

Happy with my life here, what more can I say.

Not sure it would suit the OP though. Winters, though short, can be a bit nippy and wet. Still, soon passes and we are back to warmer weather again. Mind you, we do have days in the low 20's on occasion even in winter.

Defo don't miss the shorter winter days of the UK that's for sure. It works for me here having longer winter days and summer days where it's darker by 9pm. 

I can tell by your cheerful disposition

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On 11/30/2010 at 22:48, starlight7 said:

Not Melbourne- think it is the asthma capital! I would have thought dry climate South Australia ( Adelaide) would be good

Not true.  Melbourne got a lot of publicity when it had an "asthma thunderstorm" recently,  but it was a very rare event.     Depending on your allergy triggers, Melbourne will actually be a lot better for some people than other places in Australia.

If you're allergic to pollens, you may find that Melbourne isn't good for you, because the wind brings pollens down from inland Australia. 

However, if you're allergic to dust mites, you'll find that Sydney and anywhere northwards along the coast will be far, far worse than Melbourne. That's because dust mites thrive in humidity, so they multiply massively in the East Coast climate, and the winter never gets cold enough to kill them off.

When I first arrived in Australia, I lived in country Victoria and my asthma was fine.  I even got income protection insurance with no conditions, because my asthma was so minor.   Then I moved to Sydney, and within a few months, my asthma was severely out of control.   

However, the OP is not asking about allergies, I'm only answering that comment because I don't like to see myths take hold.

 

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On 29/11/2010 at 00:56, Bobbsy said:

Well....

 

I have rheumatoid arthritis and, for me, it's not just the temperature but the humidity too. The coast in Queensland is nice and warm but it's also humid so we chose to go inland a hundred kilometers or so. Where we are (a place called Toowoomba) is a couple of degrees cooler than the coast but much more dry and it seems to suit me. There are only a couple of months of "cool" weather each year and that coincides with the driest season anyway, so it works for me.

 

However, I guess everyone is different.

 

Bob

Just been up there today it was a lot cooler than in the Valley


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Hi guys

Just would like to get involved in the discussion as some advice based on experience.

My hubbie was suffering with severe arthritis and we were living in Melbourne.  Could not add sleep at nights very painful. Full on medication painkillers etc. Went to a specialist referred by someone who just had a procedure and said best words about him. 

Doctor said to us that Melbourne is the worst place for your condition . To much humidity cold. Shere is the best we can asked?? Qld

So we decided to move to Brisbane. Best thing we did. Now sleeping like a baby ,no medication

Can get humid Dec,Jan,,Feb, but all year round warm day and night. No blankets no douna.

Take my advice move to Queensland but avoid coastal areas with the floading. We live 30 min out Brisbane near bribie island and redcliffe. Lovely new estate. Quiet areas birds singing no cars screeching,beeping horn's away from the hustle and bustle. 

Good luck guys I dont know with the psoriasis arthritis how you can settle with the humid.!!!

 

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1 hour ago, Sofiamilo said:

Doctor said to us that Melbourne is the worst place for your condition . To much humidity cold.

Melbourne, humid?  Definitely not. If English isn't your first language, maybe you're using "humid" incorrectly?   "Humid" doesn't mean "damp".    According to the dictionary, synonyms for humid are:  muggy, close, sultry, sticky, steamy.   Melbourne can get very hot in summer, but it's never any of those things!

Melbourne does get cold overnight, even during summer (which is one of the things I love about it), so I can see how moving somewhere with warm nights would be helpful.  But when I visit Queensland, the humid nature of the heat is the first thing I notice.


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8 hours ago, Sofiamilo said:

Hi guys

Just would like to get involved in the discussion as some advice based on experience.

My hubbie was suffering with severe arthritis and we were living in Melbourne.  Could not add sleep at nights very painful. Full on medication painkillers etc. Went to a specialist referred by someone who just had a procedure and said best words about him. 

Doctor said to us that Melbourne is the worst place for your condition . To much humidity cold. Shere is the best we can asked?? Qld

So we decided to move to Brisbane. Best thing we did. Now sleeping like a baby ,no medication

Can get humid Dec,Jan,,Feb, but all year round warm day and night. No blankets no douna.

Take my advice move to Queensland but avoid coastal areas with the floading. We live 30 min out Brisbane near bribie island and redcliffe. Lovely new estate. Quiet areas birds singing no cars screeching,beeping horn's away from the hustle and bustle. 

Good luck guys I dont know with the psoriasis arthritis how you can settle with the humid.!!!

 

Several years in Queensland crippled me with arthritis. It got worse in the humidity of the summer but was bad all year round. I used to go to Melbourne to escape the humidity.  Causes and relief can vary hugely from person to person.

 

Also note huge areas of Queensland can be affected by flooding. Just avoiding the coastline does not avoid floods, they come from the rivers, not the ocean. 

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Probably South Australia would be best if you can live in a small town environment. I love Adelaide, personally, but I have come across many who don't.

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I suffer from EDS type 3 (hyper mobility) and Fibromyalgia. It is not enough to effect my every day life - I don't let it - but I cannot deny that now in my early 40's it is getting worse not better.  The cold and especially the damp, even in what is the warmest part of the UK can be hell for me, especially in winter and the dark from November to February just exacerbates it.  Sometimes the humidity of an English summer isn't much better and that is why I/we couldn't really consider Queensland even if it was to be an option.

This is one of the reasons why we have chosen to move to South Australia where the warm dry climate ought to help.  I think/hope anyway...


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On 01/04/2019 at 10:37, Marisawright said:

Melbourne, humid?  Definitely not. If English isn't your first language, maybe you're using "humid" incorrectly?   "Humid" doesn't mean "damp".    According to the dictionary, synonyms for humid are:  muggy, close, sultry, sticky, steamy.   Melbourne can get very hot in summer, but it's never any of those things!

Melbourne does get cold overnight, even during summer (which is one of the things I love about it), so I can see how moving somewhere with warm nights would be helpful.  But when I visit Queensland, the humid nature of the heat is the first thing I notice.

The humidity and the backwardness jumps out.  Had some good times there, but you couldn’t pay me to live there 

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1 hour ago, Bulya said:

The humidity and the backwardness jumps out.

I assume you are referring to Queensland - not Melbourne?

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1 hour ago, Skani said:

I assume you are referring to Queensland - not Melbourne?

Of course 

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They are different up there- but not so backward these days I think.  Still have the large bogan minority of course but they can be avoided!

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