I know this is for RA, not all autoimmune diseases, but thought my input could help. I have Hashimoto's and celiac's and a parent with psoriatic arthritis. I lived at 8,000 feet for 2.5 yrs in a very dry, cold, volcanic area. The entire time I was in severe pain, much worse than in my native SF Bay Area or the Central Valley of CA. Every time I came off the mountain to visit family and friends at 0-3,000 ft elevation, I had serious flares in joint and nerve and abdominal pain, which after a couple hellish days would recede to almost no symptoms. When I went back up the mountain all symptoms returned. Needless to say, I've been curious about a link-- so much so that I moved back off the mountain 6 months ago when even alternative treatments failed to resolve symptoms. I still have symptoms down here at 2500 ft., but they are much better.View Thread
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