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Old 12-01-2013, 02:02 PM   #21
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I have suffered on a mild level the same thing. I am a repiratory therapist and understand the physics of the atmosphere. I need to explain that it may not be due to a depressive order per/se. I feel it has lot to do with highy sensitive people. For me I can tell you when the low is coming before the weather channel. My symptoms are feeling of being spacy and that is due to a drop in the partial pressure of oxygen related to the drop in the atmospheric pressure. From the highly sensitive side, I get a feeling that something is about to happen that is nothing more than the flight/fight response. To be honest something is happening and that is the drop in pressure. That triggers the anxiety. So I must say I do not take medications for it because I understand the phemenon. Many doctors just prescribe. I feels when one understands the affect there are other ways to cope. Try googling " highly sensitive people". We in this group sense things so readily it keep you in the flight or fight syndrome which can exhausting leading to feeling the blues.
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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 suffered on a mild level the same thing. I am a repiratory therapist and understand the physics of the atmosphere. I need to explain that it may not be due to a depressive order per/se. I feel it has lot to do with highy sensitive people. For me I can tell you when the low is coming before the weather channel. My symptoms are feeling of being spacy and that is due to a drop in the partial pressure of oxygen related to the drop in the atmospheric pressure. From the highly sensitive side, I get a feeling that something is about to happen that is nothing more than the flight/fight response. To be honest something is happening and that is the drop in pressure. That triggers the anxiety. So I must say I do not take medications for it because I understand the phemenon. Many doctors just prescribe. I feels when one understands the affect there are other ways to cope. Try googling " highly sensitive people". We in this group sense things so readily it keep you in the flight or fight syndrome which can exhausting leading to feeling the blues.
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Old 01-23-2014, 07:46 PM   #23
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My husband is a scientist whose research involves atmospheric science (i.e. meteorology but they don't like being called meteorologists thanks to the weather man/woman on TV). I asked one of his colleagues if she knew of any research that could help me understand some of the cognitive changes I experienced when storms rolled in when I was having problems with my shunt over draining. She said that she has spoken with some reputable researcher in other countries that do think "there is something there" but have found it difficult to measure. She did mention that a fascinating discussion with a colleague about the possibility that the change could be due to electrical fields rather then the change in pressure. My dog goes totally crazy during thunderstorms and will start pacing several hours before the storm starts but only if it is a thunderstorm. He doesn't do it with just rain or snow storms so I think there might be something to that. My Accuweather app gives me a migraine forecast so
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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
I live in HK and I noticed my depressions always got worse in Spring of every year and I heard that the air pressures in Spring was not stable, so I bought a barometer connected to a computer in Feb 2016. I plotted the air pressure daily and noticed that every day, the air pressure follows a sinuous curve (falls around midnight and go up again at around 5am and down again at 10am and then up again at 5pm)
Whenever the air pressure stays below 1008 hPa for several hours or the air pressure falls from its intraday high for more than 4 hPa or the fall is too rapid, my depression got worse (feeling very low in energy, want to lie down without stamina.I will feel very sleepy and have more bad dreams. I will also be more irritable). I am sharing my experience here, hoping to find other depression patients to reconfirm my findings. If the low pressure worsens my depression, I guess it is because it lowers the saturation of oxygen in air, so I am currently taking some high altitude medicine to boost the oxygen saturation in my blood. It might be working so far but I need more time to reconfirm its efficacy. Pls share you experience if any.
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I live in HK and I noticed my depressions always got worse in Spring of every year and I heard that the air pressures in Spring was not stable, so I bought a barometer connected to a computer in Feb 2016. I plotted the air pressure daily and noticed that every day, the air pressure follows a sinuous curve (falls around midnight and go up again at around 5am and down again at 10am and then up again at 5pm)
Whenever the air pressure stays below 1008 hPa for several hours or the air pressure falls from its intraday high for more than 4 hPa or the fall is too rapid, my depression got worse (feeling very low in energy, want to lie down without stamina.I will feel very sleepy and have more bad dreams. I will also be more irritable). I am sharing my experience here, hoping to find other depression patients to reconfirm my findings. If the low pressure worsens my depression, I guess it is because it lowers the saturation of oxygen in air, so I am currently taking some high altitude medicine to boost the oxygen saturation in my blood. It might be working so far but I need more time to reconfirm its efficacy. Pls share you experience if any.
Is what my shrink refers to as
It has always been a huge factor
And I recognized it at a young age
And always aware of it

The other thing that tis body experiences
I too can tell what the weather may be like
As the barometric pressure crushing on the bones
very painful

I is so important to do like you did
Log what's is happening
I believe you got it right
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Old 03-18-2016, 01:00 AM   #26
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Is what my shrink refers to as
It has always been a huge factor
And I recognized it at a young age
And always aware of it

The other thing that tis body experiences
I too can tell what the weather may be like
As the barometric pressure crushing on the bones
very painful

I is so important to do like you did
Log what's is happening
I believe you got it right
Me
If you don't have a barometer connected to computer, you can start by going to the weather observatory web site of your location and save the barometric pressure chart at the end of each day to your computer. That way, you can keep a chart for each day and cross reference your mood and joint pain with each day's fluctuations in pressure.

By the way, do you mean bone pain or joint pain? I assume low air pressure will makes the joint fluid exert outward and cause pain in your joint, not bones.

By the way, in Hong Kong, today's air pressure drops again to 1007 hPa (but in a slow pace) but I don't feel very tired/weak. I suppose it is because the drop in air pressure is slow, so it allows my body to adjust to it and the bad effect is less serious. Or I am less affected today because of today's high humid (at 97%). I need more observation to discern whether it is high humidity or slow pace of drop that alleviate my problem.
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Old 03-19-2016, 12:40 AM   #27
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If you don't have a barometer connected to computer, you can start by going to the weather observatory web site of your location and save the barometric pressure chart at the end of each day to your computer. That way, you can keep a chart for each day and cross reference your mood and joint pain with each day's fluctuations in pressure.

By the way, do you mean bone pain or joint pain? I assume low air pressure will makes the joint fluid exert outward and cause pain in your joint, not bones.

By the way, in Hong Kong, today's air pressure drops again to 1007 hPa (but in a slow pace) but I don't feel very tired/weak. I suppose it is because the drop in air pressure is slow, so it allows my body to adjust to it and the bad effect is less serious. Or I am less affected today because of today's high humid (at 97%). I need more observation to discern whether it is high humidity or slow pace of drop that alleviate my problem.
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And many other spine vertebrae and nerve problems
I also feel the pressure in my head
If that should make any sense to you
I have always been aware of such things as that
Maybe I should have done something in science
I always loved science
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Back to seasonal depression
I am interested in anymore info you may have
on a personal level
Such as what kind of changes does your body feel
I not only have joint pain
But I also have pain in my shins
Face
Fingers

My nerve related issues
Are not addressed and am masked
With opioid medicine for the mechanical pain
Especially where the hardware in my neck
I have spurs in the area
And extreme lower back problems
Both spine and nerve
I feel in my lower back is the spot
And oddly enough
the base of my skull hurts something fierce
When at my worst it puts me in laying position
Basically bed ridden
Past couple of days from clear drier
sunny days in the 60's by 2:00 P.M.
and then
snow
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I live in HK and I noticed my depressions always got worse in Spring of every year and I heard that the air pressures in Spring was not stable, so I bought a barometer connected to a computer in Feb 2016. I plotted the air pressure daily and noticed that every day, the air pressure follows a sinuous curve (falls around midnight and go up again at around 5am and down again at 10am and then up again at 5pm)
Whenever the air pressure stays below 1008 hPa for several hours or the air pressure falls from its intraday high for more than 4 hPa or the fall is too rapid, my depression got worse (feeling very low in energy, want to lie down without stamina.I will feel very sleepy and have more bad dreams. I will also be more irritable). I am sharing my experience here, hoping to find other depression patients to reconfirm my findings. If the low pressure worsens my depression, I guess it is because it lowers the saturation of oxygen in air, so I am currently taking some high altitude medicine to boost the oxygen saturation in my blood. It might be working so far but I need more time to reconfirm its efficacy. Pls share you experience if any.
I have symptoms of low mood and energy, irritability, fog brain when pressure drops below 30. Did the high altitude medicine help?
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Hi BaroMeter

Welcome to NeuroTalk .

This thread is fairly old so you might not get much response here.

You could think about posting in the General Health Conditions forum (https://www.neurotalk.org/forum2/); you might get more support and helpful ideas from other members there.

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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
Bryan, you are not alone! This past summer, where I live, we had a rain front roll in every evening. I thought I was being taken off to a torture chamber. I eventually had a nervous breakdown from it. I quickly got back on my antidepressant. With the fall coming in I have felt a lift in the nerve/muscle crushing pain. It is a real thing. You are not crazy.
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