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Unread 12-05-2012, 11:48 AM   #1
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Default Weather makes us worse?

Hello,

I posted two questions in another one of my posts but then I remembered a third question

It was 17 degrees Celsius here yesterday and today it is 1. We had three amazing days of warmer weather and through it all I felt worse then I've felt in a few weeks. Eyes were worse, dizziness and confusion were much worse and fatigue too. I had some head pain that hasn't really been a problem in a couple weeks.

Do you all find that when there's big weather changes your symptoms change? What do you think the cause might be... sinuses? Any suggestions with ways to deal with it or what weather specifically is the issue so I can be prepared for it?

hey, how do you add an automatic signature at the end of your post... they're helpful so you can see who's who and why they're here....

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Unread 12-05-2012, 01:35 PM   #2
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Responses to weather changes can be all over the map. I think it is best to not try to figure these things out. Type A behaviors need to be abandoned, if you can.
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59 years old, retired due to disability, married 34 years, father of three, grandfather of four, Suffered a serious concussion at 10 years old (1965) stopped most driving after concussion at 46 years old (2001), Post Concussion Syndrome/Multiple Concussion/Impact Syndrome with PTSD, immediate/short term visual and auditory memory problems, slowed processing speed, visual/auditory processing difficulties, insomnia, absence seizures, OCD, 14 concussions since first concussion at 8 years old, Taking paroxetine for 14 years and gabapentin for 12 years. Added L-Tryptophan and stopped paroxetine after 3 months of tapering. I currently take 500 mgs of L-Tryptophan AM, 500 mgs noon, and 500 mgs PM.


As of Nov 15th, Due to high stress issues resulting in PTSD, docs put me on 3 meds. Clonazepam but only for 30 days ) .125 mgs twice daily (Doc presc. .25 mgs 2x daily but half a tablet is good) , citalopram (Celexa), an SSRI , and olanzapine (Zyprexa), an atypical anti-psychotic that usually causes weight gain before bed. I lost over 30 pounds since mid July. It just stopped the weight loss. Took me off the gabapentin. I am feeling better than I have in years.

This great feeling only lasted a month. Back to the same old PCS doldrums.

May 2014, I am off the olanzapine due to a 6 fold price increase. Back on 600 mgs of gabapentin before bed.

I am also taking L-Theanine to help with GABA regulation


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Unread 12-05-2012, 01:45 PM   #3
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Default Barometric pressure changes affect us.

Yes, unfortunately the changes in barometric pressure has its effect on us. See previous thread links here, such as:

http://neurotalk.psychcentral.com/sh...etric+pressure
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http://neurotalk.psychcentral.com/sh...etric+pressure

http://neurotalk.psychcentral.com/sh...etric+pressure

http://neurotalk.psychcentral.com/sh...etric+pressure

I generally just try to not have anything really demanding upon me during these times, which are frequent here on the Gulf Coast. I stay close to home and keep it simple, drinking extra soothing herbal teas, taking ibuprofen, etc. Today is one of those days here, as the barometric pressure is falling, and we will be getting some rain and cooler temps as a result.

You're not imagining the effects at all, and you are in plenty good company here on NT.

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Unread 12-05-2012, 01:45 PM   #4
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yep good point. I find it very hard to turn off the type A personality. It's always been who I am! I've always been the very talkative person with amazing hearing that can never turn off her brain. These things are coming back to haunt me now. Thanks for the reminder.
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Unread 12-05-2012, 03:07 PM   #5
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Many conditions are influenced by weather or barometric pressures like chronic myofascial pain, fibromyalgia, quite a few of our forums mention weather related symptoms fluctuations.



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