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Old 10-28-2012, 04:13 PM #1
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Does anyone know if changes in the barometric pressure affect Myasthenia? All things being equal today except the pending storm, I feel myself, tired and my lungs are definitely working at it right now.
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Does anyone know if changes in the barometric pressure affect Myasthenia? All things being equal today except the pending storm, I feel myself, tired and my lungs are definitely working at it right now.
I am sure it does.
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Does anyone know if changes in the barometric pressure affect Myasthenia? All things being equal today except the pending storm, I feel myself, tired and my lungs are definitely working at it right now.
Yes, it affects me very much. I get achy joints and the MG sure does wreak havoc on my system. Rest is my answer.
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I belive it does but my Doc says it doesn't.
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Low pressure systems give me migraines -- and migraines make my MG worse.
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mellan, If I were you, I would go see a pulmonologist and have breathing tests done to make absolutely sure how your chest wall muscles are!

Atmospheric pressure does effect a lot of things. And there are some who say that our atmosphere is shrinking, bringing clouds even lower. Here is a good explanation of what can happen when pressure changes.

http://psychcentral.com/blog/archive...orm-is-coming/

Jana, MSG in foods, like tomatoes, can cause a migraine for me. Thankfully, I haven't had but one or two in decades. When I do now, I only get the scotoma and not a headache. Though I do feel sort of yucky for several hours.

mellan, please make sure that it's not a case of MG worsening - whatever the reason.

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When a storm is moving in:

1. Fish start to feed vigorously making it a good time to fish.
2. Deer start moving so much that driving can be hazardous.
3. Horses become anxious and can be really hot headed.

So why wouldn't the barometric change associated with a storm also effect us?
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Oh yes, barometric pressure definitely makes Myasthenia worse. I doubt they have done a study to prove this, but it does also impact other autoimmune disease such as MS and Lupus. I moved from an area with lots of barometric pressure changes (Seattle) to a place with none (San Diego) and I have noticed a huge improvement with my symptoms. However, the one storm of the year here just hit and I am miserable. I can't move any of my muscles and the Mestinon is almost completely worthless at this point. I hope you feel better!
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Does anyone know if changes in the barometric pressure affect Myasthenia? All things being equal today except the pending storm, I feel myself, tired and my lungs are definitely working at it right now.
I have had problems when the pressure goes down.
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Hi Rejects

Welcome to NeuroTalk .

The information here might help you.

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