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Autoimmune Disorders Barometric Pressure
Can symptoms of Lyme disease (and coinfections) become worse due to changes in the weather (such as change in barometric pressure)?
Yes: Lyme disease can cause just about any symptom known to man, including sensitivity to changes in barometric pressure. Western medicine has little if anything to offer for this symptom but homeopathy and chinese medicine can help; of course proper treatment of lyme and co-infections should help too! ...Read more
The immune system developed to tell our own, normal cells (self) from foreign and abnormal cells (non-self). This lets the immune system eliminate viruses, bacteria, fungi and cancer cells from our body without harming normal cells. Sometimes the immune system fails to tell self from non-self and it attacks normal cells, for example in ...Read more
Not: I'm not aware of any association. Someone here will correct me if i'm wrong. ...Read more
No: The vestibular apparatus, the nerves in the middle ear, do not change their function with changes in atmospheric pressure. However when rapid changes in pressure happen like going up in an elevator in a skyscraper or during landing in an airplane the air space in the middle ear may not readily equalize with the pressure acting on the outside of the body and cause some people to feel dizzy. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
One thing that triggers my migraines is the barometric pressure(storms). How do you avoid a storm?
Migraines: Changes in weather, humidity, temperature, etc., have been known to trigger migraines. If you know a storm is coming, best to try and get away from its path for a while. If you can't then at least be prepared for it with enough of your medications in stock and other things that help relieve the headaches. ...Read more
I was wondering what you do to get rid of the migraines triggered by the change in barometric pressure?
Be vigilant: This is common. Some migraineurs would make great weatherpeople; they can predict a cold front 3 days in advance without any silly Doppler radar. Mainly women, I don't know why. It helps not to wait till the headache arrives. Try treating as soon as you feel the "hovering" feeling migraineurs describe. Work out a stepwise system with multiple meds. ...Read more
What do you mean?: What happens, under what circumstances, and when does it happen? Barometric pressure changes all the time. You can't do anything about that. But if you talk to your doctor about the specific symptoms she is having, maybe it can be helped. ...Read more
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