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Unread 12-14-2009, 10:13 PM   #1
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Please contact me if you have any information or understand the fact that you may know of one who suffers from depression, Also having Major Acute Attacks of Depressive Lows that coincide with the BaPressure dropping from 30.00 to 29.99 in mercury or lower.

I am devastated by depression at such a drop. Almost instantaneously with records of local Weather Archive for All Data in my area. I never watch the news so it can't be placebo.

I have tracked several weather factors in addition for a 3 month period emperically. I have spreadsheets and weather graphs hourly for said periods.
I will gladly share with and Physicians doing research on Barometric Pressure and Psychiatric conditions.

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Unread 12-23-2009, 05:20 AM   #2
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Dear Bryan,

Have you gone to an endocrinologist to check your adrenaline and cortisone levels? Those affect moods might be affected by Barometric Pressure.

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Dear Bryan, I think I'm affected by barometric pressure as well. I just looked it up on the internet and saw your post and the reply. I plan to check into it.
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Please contact me if you have any information or understand the fact that you may know of one who suffers from depression, Also having Major Acute Attacks of Depressive Lows that coincide with the BaPressure dropping from 30.00 to 29.99 in mercury or lower.

I am devastated by depression at such a drop. Almost instantaneously with records of local Weather Archive for All Data in my area. I never watch the news so it can't be placebo.

I have tracked several weather factors in addition for a 3 month period emperically. I have spreadsheets and weather graphs hourly for said periods.
I will gladly share with and Physicians doing research on Barometric Pressure and Psychiatric conditions.

Bryan
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I noticed the same phenomenon after I got a watch with a barometric reading on it. In my area the high reading it 930 millibars and the low is around 900, with the reading hovering around 915-920 a lot of the time. When a low pressure system arrives I become suicidal and restless. I notice this cycle about 75% of the time or more.
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My husband notices that when weather goes down hill so does his mental state. He will be in a wonderful mood one day and then horrible the next. He has also noticed an increase in appetite during the down episodes.

He had neck surgery a few years ago and soon after that this began happening. We have wondered if something with the anesthesia or other drugs used during his surgery may have triggered the change.

It is a very frustrating situation to be in.
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My husband notices that when weather goes down hill so does his mental state. He will be in a wonderful mood one day and then horrible the next. He has also noticed an increase in appetite during the down episodes.

He had neck surgery a few years ago and soon after that this began happening. We have wondered if something with the anesthesia or other drugs used during his surgery may have triggered the change.

It is a very frustrating situation to be in.
hi my name is jimmy mcgrath from ireland i had lower back surgery last year but i noticed the low pressure affecting me before the op it is causing me major depression and knocking me out for 2 to 3 hours i am trying anti depressants at the moment but am still being affected
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Hi ~ Barometric pressure affects me also -- especially in the pain department. I have severe spinal problems, and when the barometer goes up or down, the pain increases.

I also notice that I don't feel as "normal" when the barometer is unsteady. If it drops too much, I become more depressed. I've suffered depression since I was a child, but I'm on an antidepressant now and that seems to help with everything. I also have S.A.D. and it helps with that too.

I wish you the very best. God bless & take care. Hugs, Lee
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I read your post and cried happy tears! I have dealt with this for years with no hope for ever finding anyone else who would understand. We HAVE to get the doctors to research this! It's obviously something that we all know is true and I literally get suicidal from fronts and rain usually 2 days before they arrive! My mood swings are severe and I also have fibromyalgia and have suffered from intense pain with weather changes as well. My pain started when I was 12 with the migraines and continues today - I'm nearly 39. I had ECT in my 20's which cured my bipolar onset after childbirth . Other than needing Xanax for anxiety and tramadol and lyrica for pain- I am on no meds and have stable moods except for when the weather changes. I live in Texas so this is a weekly battle and I'm so weary from fighting it without any help or understanding from doctors. Our brains tissue must swell just like our other tissues do that cause arthritis pain when the pressure drops! It's so obvious! But why is it do rare that it causes such intense mood swings like I hear you having like me? ** Would love to hear from you!

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Please contact me if you have any information or understand the fact that you may know of one who suffers from depression, Also having Major Acute Attacks of Depressive Lows that coincide with the BaPressure dropping from 30.00 to 29.99 in mercury or lower.

I am devastated by depression at such a drop. Almost instantaneously with records of local Weather Archive for All Data in my area. I never watch the news so it can't be placebo.

I have tracked several weather factors in addition for a 3 month period emperically. I have spreadsheets and weather graphs hourly for said periods.
I will gladly share with and Physicians doing research on Barometric Pressure and Psychiatric conditions.

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I have that problem as i have hydrocephalus and depression all the time and i can tell u when its high. i have a shunt and the pressure outside is a major factor
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I have been doing alot of research on this. I have also been tracking it for about 20 years. I am unresponsive to antidepressants. Recently, I have consulted with doctors and scientists at research hospitals. New and very strong evidence is emerging that people are being diagnosed with depression when in fact, depression is just a symptom of bi product of sensitivity to various other stimuli. I suffer from SADs so badly, I can tell whether the sun is out while in a controlled environment with no access to windows. I can tell instantly when it comes out and when it goes in. Barometric pressure is the same way. It was interesting to hear about a connection with quite a few of you about a back condition. I have spondylothesis, an inherited condition that usually goes undetected unless you injure it. (IE: I strongly suggest if it runs in your family to avoid skydiving, as the only treatment is to maintain some serious back and ab muscles for the rest of your life.) I have had the condition my entire life, and my injury occurred when I was 15. I have never discussed this with doctors.

I also injured my ear when I was probably 9. I have baro-trauma where fluid leaks from the inner ear to the middle ear. When I was younger, it would cause acne like lumps behind my ears that were gross when they would drain. I have never been treated for this.

In addition, I have always had a difficult time breathing through my nose. When I am horizontal, my nasal passages completely close. It is documented that people who breath mostly through their mouth are more prone to low moods.

The docs and scientist I am working with now think this might all be connected. I am going to go have my ears, nose and sinuses worked on. They aren't sure what they are going to do, because they really aren't sure what is going on.

I am 46 and have been to numerous doctors all of my life who said there was nothing wrong with me, go to a shrink and get on an antidepressant. This infuriates me.

It will probably be March before I am able to have the work done, but I will note my calendar to come back and post the outcome!

I know how horrible feeling down, tired, paralyzed, miserable, hopeless, etc. is. I have contemplated moving to the equator to have 12 hours of daylight every day! (haha)

My sincere understanding goes out to all of you.
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