Asperger's, hypersensitivity, and storms



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30 Oct 2012, 7:07 pm

I feel like an idiot asking what should have been obvious to me years ago - but here we go.

In the days leading up to and during Storm Sandy, I was in terrible pain all over. It was worse at night and I had terrible night sweats and edema as well. I got that I was beyond reason and gobbling handfuls of pills. I thought of calling 911 but was confused by the NYC requests to avoid 911 if possible. Oh - I'm in Montreal Canada. The Storm didn't hit us at all - just some wind and very weird clouds.

Is it possible my pain was caused by barometric pressure?

Oh, you may want to know what is my usual state. Some stress/allergy symptoms, nothing a Benadryl can't handle. Or maybe Tylenol.

My other question is: would it help to get a dehumidifier?

There's something complicated about barometric pressure and humidity; I've been reading. Apparently the only way to neutralize barometric pressure is a space suit. But pain caused by humidity as a condition caused by barometric pressure could be helped by a dehumidifier? y/n?


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30 Oct 2012, 7:44 pm

I have bad pains with oncoming storms as well, I think it's just allergies.



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30 Oct 2012, 7:45 pm

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But pain caused by humidity as a condition caused by barometric pressure could be helped by a dehumidifier? y/n?


I don't know. A bit of humidity feels good to me. Dry conditions causes me to feel parched scratchy throat, dry itchy skin, irritated dry eye and very prone to colds due to completely dried out sinuses.



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30 Oct 2012, 7:50 pm

It could be the barometric pressure, or the humidity, or the amount of natural electricity in the air, or a combination of those factors. There could also be other factors in play, including the local magnetic field effects, but yes, I do thing the presence of storms in the area has an effect on some people. I feel out of sorts in the time leading up to and during warm and hot weather electrical storms.



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30 Oct 2012, 7:56 pm

Is there a gizmo I could buy to help regulate electricity in the air?

Would a magnetic bracelet be of any use re local magnetic field effects?


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30 Oct 2012, 8:15 pm

I am very sensitive to changes in weather like this also, though I have never been near a massive storm like that, just ordinary ones. I get massively depressed and all over the place emotionally. Not sure about physically.



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30 Oct 2012, 8:22 pm

If I consume much in the way of milk, say in a bowl of cereal, in the mornings, I tend to develop nearly debilitating headaches whenever a cold front approaches.

If I avoid milk, I rarely get headaches at all.



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30 Oct 2012, 9:51 pm

I love the feeling before a storm. I love the smell of fish from the ocean. I love the thickness of the air.



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30 Oct 2012, 10:22 pm

It's possible. I get migraines from barometric pressure like this.

I've been actively medicating non-stop and have been in silent migraine since Sunday at 6 pm, and that's only because I take a preventative migraine medicine. Usually I'm sobbing in pain if there's a storm like this. Some thunderstorms are sobbing in pain for me.

I doubt a dehumidifier would help, but you can try.



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30 Oct 2012, 10:50 pm

Isn't that odd! I just remembered that when I was a kid, we would gather on the back balcony and enjoy the storms. I still like rain. Could an ordinary storm be the resolution of something? Does the storm end the migraine?


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30 Oct 2012, 11:46 pm

im sensitive to barometric pressure, precipitation of any kind makes me really tired



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31 Oct 2012, 3:28 am

I do seem to get more aches and pains before and during strong storm systems, but I am not afraid of them. If anything, I will go out and experience them first hand by going to the coast and feeling the effects on my body. I have even tried to chase some thunderstorms a few times in hopes of seeing a tornado.


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31 Oct 2012, 7:57 am

Claradoon wrote:
Is it possible my pain was caused by barometric pressure?

Changes in barometric pressure may contribute to the aches and stress can cause inflammation, which leads to pain.

Claradoon wrote:
My other question is: would it help to get a dehumidifier?

I'm not entirely certain if a dehumidifier would help or not.

Claradoon wrote:
Apparently the only way to neutralize barometric pressure is a space suit.

A pressurized room would work, but obviously that would be quite expensive.



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31 Oct 2012, 8:35 am

I ordered a dehumidifier; it should be delivered Friday. I'll let you know how it goes.

The amount of pain I was in was insane. I must do something; I must try everything possible. I may have to go live in a hovel to pay for it.

The next thing I'm looking at is magnetic bracelets (or wrist cuffs?) - I know somebody who is about 35yo and says he can't even close his hand unless he's wearing one of those magnetic bracelets. When he wears it, his health is perfect. We didn't discuss aches and pains. This is where he buys his and it's where I'll go next payday -

http://www.wellnessmarketer.com/


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31 Oct 2012, 8:47 am

eric76 wrote:
If I consume much in the way of milk, say in a bowl of cereal, in the mornings, I tend to develop nearly debilitating headaches whenever a cold front approaches.

If I avoid milk, I rarely get headaches at all.


I have noticed that the less milk products I eat, the better I feel. I haven't made a crusade out of it, just a sort of general effort at finding other ways. I have Diabetes Type 2, so I have Glucerna to drink, and I use that on cereal instead of milk. It makes a good difference in how I feel during the day.


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