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Atmospheric Pressure Changes

Discussion in 'Your Living Room' started by MaryR, Dec 1, 2019.

  1. MaryR

    MaryR New Member

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    Hi Friends,
    Hope everyone was able to enjoy the weekend. After a few months that I thought I was heading in a positive direction, I had the mother of all vertigo attacks yesterday. I know a lot of people across the country are dealing with storms and weather changes, so I wanted to share this article I found today linking changes in atmospheric pressure and onset of vertigo attacks the following day in Menieres patients.
    This seems right on target to me, and actually gives me some peace that at least maybe there was a trigger or reason for my out-of-nowhere attack.
    Here’s the article. Would love to hear your thoughts.

    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4838262/

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  2. Daniel

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    Great find on this article. I live in NY and we’re in the midst of a storm front. I’m having one of my worst days I’ve had in months. I have never had any vertigo and still do not, but upon waking up this morning , I immediately knew something was up. Tinnitus as aggressive as ever, ear pressure/fullness was as bad as I can recall and hearing was down some.
    I originally attributed my increase in symptoms to my lack of adherence to low sodium diet given Thanksgiving was just here, but I feel like this could be an explanation.
     
  3. redwing1951

    redwing1951 Well-Known Member

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    Mary thank you for this post. I had a laby 7 years ago so I don't have vertigo. That being said I have on many occasions had menier related symptoms when the barometric pressure changed. Increase in tinnitus along with unbelievable head pressure. Without a doubt I believe this study is right on target!
     
  4. Gardengal

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    I am also having a crappy day, most of the day I felt that vertigo was in my future. Things have calmed down now. Also interesting in this article, 20% of all attacks over the study happened in October. That is always my worst month.
     
  5. AnneT

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    Excellent article. Very understanding of the terrible impact - this would be a good intro to quote if you are fighting for disability benefits.

    When explaining Menieres to people, I often use a similar phrase - that it’s severe, doesn’t kill you, but just makes you wish it would!

    And yes here in Chinook wind country I can testify to barometric hell!
     
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    I guess I'm not crazy after all---it isn't "all in my mind" and there really is something to this. We've had a lot of rain and with it the barometric pressure changes. I've had a few days where I just felt "off". Nothing severe but bad enough that I didn't feel well.

    This article should be in the Database.
     
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    I agree with this. The NE has had some storms lately and I've had the most head pressure, roaring tinnitus and complete uneasy feeling in awhile. Multiple times since Thanksgiving I've thought I was gonna be rolled by another bad one but it just feels right on the edge and the pain and pressure between the eyebrows suck. Good find. Now they just need to figure out how to stop it.
     
  9. KaSchu

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    Thanks so much for sharing this article! I've known for quite a while that changes in air pressure was a big trigger for me. I live in Seattle, and I can almost always tell before opening my curtains if the weather changed overnight. I think this last episode was triggered by a big storm we had 2 months ago.

    I was also triggered badly 2 weeks ago when we went up into the mountains for a weekend getaway. I could barely walk by the time we got there.
     
  10. AnneT

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    Apparently San Diego and Honolulu are supposed to be great for very low changes in barometric pressure.

    In Canada, I think the Saanich Peninsula or Victoria win.

    Geographic cure, anyone?
     
  11. Gardengal

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    Those are also prob the 2 highest cost of living cities in US. Ha!
     
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  12. redwing1951

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    Don't come to Florida in October! It has been a nightmare for me this year. The pressure in my head was so bad I popped a blood vessel in my eye. No joke! I was miserable for a good two weeks.
     
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    How big does the change in pressure need to be to have an effect on us?
     
  14. MaryR

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  15. MaryR

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    Wish I knew the answer to that. I need to read up on weather forecasting and download some pressure tracking apps on my phone, I suppose. Also, I am wondering how long the lingering symptoms associated with these atmospheric pressure changes typically last... the increases head and sinus pressure, aural fullness, extra T, muffled and distorted hearing, and general sense of congestion and extra fluid. For me, I had a whopper of a 12 hour vertigo attack this weekend on Saturday, and have felt so much aural pressure, horrible T, noise sensitivity, constant popping and crackling, and massively distorted and muffled hearing in my MM ear as well as in my “good”’ear. It is just starting to ease a tiny bit tonight, almost 4 days after my vertigo attack, and long past the storm we had here in NYC. To be honest, I am freaking that this could mean that I am going bilateral.
     
  16. June-

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    Absolutely tied to barometric pressure especially sudden changes. My ent pointed out, in fish the ear. is the organ that senses depth( pressure).
     

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