I've always felt better in Hawaii...except the one time we went during winter. They DO have winter in Hawaii. Water is colder--too cold to swim and too cold (and windy) to hang out at the beach. It was warmer than Oklahoma, though.
Everything hurt less during the summer trips to Hawaii. Walking hurt less, hiking was possible, too. Background pain levels were less.
DX: psoriatic arthritis, osteoporosis, DDD, psoriasis
Meds: MTX since Oct 2009, 15mg/week--Started Humira March 2013
Epidural steroid injections x4; Lumbar radiofreq ablation
SIJ steroid injection and bilateral radiofreq ablation x4