Sometimes you find an answer that seems really unlikely, but it resonates with you. For example, how I figured out I was allergic to soy. I followed a bizarre hunch on a thin connection to a completely unlikely conclusion, and solved a serious problem.
I no longer hesitate to follow thin threads and unlikely conclusions. I test them a lot, but I don’t discount them.
I’ve had a new issue lately. I’ve recently relocated and my body doesn’t really like my new home. It rains a lot here. I’ve never been one to like the soft greys of a rainy day. Sign me up for glaring sunshine. It doesn’t help that its winter. We’ve all heard and read about Seasonal Affective Disorder. I started with that. I knew it was a problem. I have natural light bulbs everywhere I spend the most time. I sit in the sunshine outdoors whenever there is some. I take my Vit D along with the other recommended nutrients.
Is it possible to be allergic to the barometer?
Not the barometer, but to be seriously affected by the fluctuations, particularly the ones that cause it to go from a little grey to socked-in-fog-and-damp. Because whatever that is (yes yes, I’m gathering data, I just don’t have enough yet) it is seriously debilitating to me.
So I fired up my trusty Google and followed some unlikely links and read some not very scholarly articles and found some interesting, although not popular or much discussed, links.
Rats and psychiatric patients are documented to have more trouble with depression and more ‘incidents’ when the barometer is low. Those are actual scholarly papers. Among naturopaths and other alternative practitioners, including those practicing ‘integrative medicine*’, it is commonly recognized that low barometric pressures use up more cortisol. Completely undetectable in normal people, but a real problem for people with low adrenal function.
I’m already being treated for low adrenal function.
Now I have something to work with. Off the wall, but better than my complete lack of alternatives.
*integrative medicine is what they are calling it now when licensed MDs go off the reservation and start using alternative treatments and doing ‘weird things’ like going beyond the tests to help people who don’t feel well.