Travis Johnson wrote:
But I realize, this is kind of off-topic from what you were hoping to discuss. I do apologize for going semi-off topic.
Artie Scott wrote:Hi Amy,
Yes, you are not alone. I often get a nasty sinus headache when a thunderstorm is in the works, or a low pressure system is approaching. Not always, but often enough to at least correlate.
Tereza Okava wrote:(not answering your question, but I just heard about the storm coming on the radio. I've lived with hurricanes and tornadoes, but typhoons in Japan were the most mind-blowing storms I have ever seen in real life-- and I lived up north away from the water, where they aren't even all that. Stay safe.)
Nick Kitchener wrote:These cyclones are massive electrical systems and their behavior is directly influenced by the electrical charge in our ionosphere due to solar activity and cosmic rays. Since this connection was made some years ago, there has been a lot of research on the direct biological effects these electric fields have and a number of things have emerged.
Instances of heart attacks increase. Chronic pain and other nervous system issues increase (your nervous system is electrical). Rates of depressive episodes, psychosis, and suicide increase (the brain is electrical). It is starting to emerge that autoimmune issues may also be more acute during these periods.
It's entirely possible that SOME symptoms experienced when barometric pressure drops may actually be triggered by the electric field conditions associated with the pressure drop.
I'm new to this site, so I dont know if its allowed, but the only over the counter meds I take for anything is Advil sinus for those pressure change headaches.
Tom Shep wrote:
I've been able to stand out in severe weather and tune into and point out the direction/path of an F2 tornado 20 miles away, because of how it "felt" in that direction..
Carla Burke wrote: I can actually feel the wobbles in pressure. It's kind of weird, and I used to tell my kids, 'look up - look for the lightning!' They thought it was magic, lol.
Amy Arnett wrote:
Your descriptions remind me of a paper I read years ago about the evolution of consciousness. It argued that consciousness was an adaptation to deal with all the information about our environment that brains receive. That is was easier and more productive to "get a feeling" about something than to feel every single triggered nerve ending.
Norma Guy wrote:My husband and I are oppositely sensitive to weather changes. When the weather is damp, I feel fantastic and he's down with a headache. As soon as it gets dry, he's fit as a fiddle and I'm quickly miserable. I always prefer to get things done on a cloudy day. I don't know what pressure, high or low, corresponds to those weather patterns and I've been meaning to look into it as a possible predictor of headaches for both of us.