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Old 11-22-2009, 03:32 PM
 
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Anyone know of research relating depression to changes in atmospheric pressure? Sometimes I feel very significant changes (mood notwithstanding) when a storm is coming or a new front is moving in - some physical , some mental or emotional. If anyone has knowledge of this, or similar experiences, please respond.
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Old 11-22-2009, 06:21 PM
 
Location: Seymour TN
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sure this is possible. Animals can sense it. If humidity can make your hair frizz, and rain makes people ache more, then a stormfront can affect you too. I believe the weather DOES affect EVERYONE in at least one way - but most of us will never be aware of it. If we lived like the native americans used to - oh you bet we would notice. ; )

Hubby just told me - When a big winter storm is coming, he gets hungry. When a low pressure system is approaching, he doesn't want to get up.
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Old 11-22-2009, 06:37 PM
 
Location: A Yankee in northeast TN
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The effect of barometric pressure on mood Video – 5min.com
Don't know where this guy got his info from, but at least you know you're not alone in your thinking.
I personally think a big change in pressure can trigger a migraine headache for me.
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Old 02-14-2010, 06:16 PM
 
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Yes, there is some research on this subject. It is published in the Canadian Journal of Psychiatry. The title is: Barometric Pressure, Emergency Psychiatric Visits, and Violent Acts. I personally have experienced an effect of constant low barometric pressure living in Denver, CO. If anyone would like to talk about this feel free to contact me at rene789@yahoo.com
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Old 02-15-2010, 01:02 PM
 
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I feel cloudy headed. I guess that could make some people cranky. I think getting sore from the weather rolling in can also add to it. I get sleepy now. I used to get headaches from it too. That has not been a issue since I did my first detox years ago. (headaches in general)
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Old 02-15-2010, 01:38 PM
 
Location: Metromess
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I like it when the barometric pressure is high. Stormy weather puts me in a bad mood. We'll be in severe weather seaon here in Tornado Alley soon.
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Old 02-15-2010, 02:41 PM
 
Location: Manhattan, Ks
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When I lived out on the high plains I worked with children. Oh boy could you tell when a big front was rolling in, they were out of control!
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Old 06-27-2012, 07:57 AM
 
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I am affected after several days of low pressure. Headaches, extreme fatigue, ringing in my ears, sleep two hours, up two hours to eat and I drink lots of water because of thirstyness. I can do that for days. In extreme cases, stiffness, and of course, all of these things cause moodiness. I dare not venture out of the house because, I'm just a zombie going through the motions and very cranky. Sometimes I dring Bragg Vinegar and Green tea. Haven't found much of anything that really works, but I'm still trying. Even after the weather clears and the pressure rises, it takes a few days for the symptoms to start to alleviate.
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Old 06-27-2012, 09:33 AM
 
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A sudden drop in barometric pressure is linked to migraines in studies done. Once the body's pressure stabilizes again, the migraine starts to dissipate.
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Old 06-27-2012, 01:26 PM
 
Location: Utah
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I get headaches (not severe like migraine) when the barometric pressure drops before a storm comes.
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