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Hypersensitivity to full moons

Discussion in 'Hypersensitivity and Intolerance' started by taniaaust1, Oct 3, 2012.

  1. taniaaust1

    taniaaust1 Senior Member

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    I probably are needing herbs for my adrenals (my 24 hr levels are abnormally low and my body cant produce extra cortisol when stressed or if I exercise.. I dont think Im far of of having Addisons disease seeing they hardly respond at all.. doctors thou didnt give me follow up tests.. we just tried cortisol replacement which didnt help my symptoms).

    My issue is getting to sleep in the first place rather then holding it off..without drugs my bodydont really want to go to sleep till between 3am to sometimes its 9.30 am before my body says "sleep". My most active feeling time is 11pm instead of I'd think most have their active time around 11am (my body starts feeling more active from about 6pm and from there just feels more and more active). So in my case I think my circardian is maybe 10 ior more hours out.. (completely reversed) on top of that I possibly have a longer cycle then a 24hr one so may have that sleep issue too on top of the other (with my body wanting to get to sleep later and later each night or I should rather say in the morning when its daylight)..

    sleep hygiene has only helped me slightly (eg no computer a few hours before I try to go to sleep, completely dark room.. Ive had to board my windows up as even very very slight light coming throu was stopping me from being able to sleep, no lights in my room.. even the clock radio lights or a display light on a DVD will affect me from being able to sleep, sleeping with an electric blanket on.. also will affect my sleep (the electomagetic radiation?) so I cant do that anymore).

    From what my energy levels feel like, when my body wants to eat and what happens with my sleep.. I think my natural sleeping time would be 6.30-7am to 2.30pm/3pm (so right in the very middle of the day). I dont let my body do that, so Im always like working against my bodies natural cycle.

    Im really at loss what to do about it all and what I could do better. Ive tried so much. Thanks for sharing.
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    Interesting, SOC, I just learned something. You just gave me a whole new description of the figure-8 energy pattern in the human body that can be felt, and that can really mess things up for people if it is not intact. It is literally side-to-side when healthy, and I have always thought of it as being intrinsic to the body. Hmmmm.... got me thinking.... lol

    Do have to agree with you on the journalling bit... it seems any issue we have with ME/CFS or alongside ME/CFS can show itself out of the tangle if we track it well enough and long enough.
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    GracieJ Senior Member

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    I just met up with tania in chat, but will add a couple of comments here for others reading the thread:

    If I remember correctly, this is pretty typical of a 25-hour body cycle, the most common body rhythm, and devastating to FMS, CFS, as it flip-flops a daily schedule over time.

    One way a 25-hour body cycle has been handled with shift workers is to rotate their shifts every three weeks, forward. Absenteeism plunged, accidents dropped, worker satisfaction rose. I wonder if this idea could be applied with ME/CFS issues??

    Maybe that's what the werewolves needed. lol
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  5. Hip

    Hip Senior Member

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    The gravitational effect of the moon's orbit (which causes tides) is very unlikely to have any affect on the brain.

    However, the lunar cycle does not just have a gravitational effect, but also has an effect on the Earth's magnetic field (the geomagnetic field), with the full moon causing increased disturbances (variations) in the geomagnetic field.

    Disturbances to the geomagnetic field around the Earth are known to correlate to psychological changes in people. For example, one study (by Michael A.Persinger and Michael Nolan in 1984) showed an increased number mining accidents occur when the geomagnetic field was more disturbed, indicating that geomagnetic field disturbances alter mental function for the worse.

    This study (by Stolov and Cameron in 1964) shows that geomagnetic activity is altered around the week before and after a full moon.

    So is is feasible that the full moon does affect you, via this mechanism of geomagnetic field disturbances that can affect the brain.
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  6. JC87

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    Hello,

    I hope this is the right place to post this. I have noticed a very bizarre connection between the moon phases and my health, CFS symptoms and anxiety. I am wondering whether others have experienced the same and whether there is a plausible medical reason why we are particularly sensitive to this? Also have you found anything that lessen the effect it has on the body?

    I would never have dreamt of making any connection with the moon and human health until getting sick with ME/CFS and experiencing just how dramatically I am affected by things you would have never even thought of having any affect on humans.

    I'm sure there is a lot of superstitious and mysterious theories about the moon but I'm not that kind of person and have no desire to get caught up in that kind of stuff. However it seems that gravity or something is having some sought of profound effect on my body which is very unpleasant. I don't really understand it... all I can say is the effect is very real and my family are being to notice the changes in my symptoms too.

    I have been sick with ME/CFS for many years and try to keep a journal. Throughout this time I noticed that my health was always at its worse during full moon but I didn't take any notice of this at the time. I thought it must just be a coincidence. However looking back at my journal shows an amazing connection between my CFS symptoms (and anxiety) during full moon but the bizarre puzzle dosen't stop there. I have now discovered looking further into my notes that not only was I worst at full moon but I was increasingly worse day by day as the moon increased towards full moon and symptoms eased off as the moon decreased towards new moon. I found that generally my best day each month was either on or immediately before new moon and the day after new moon I begin having an increase in symptoms and anxiety towards a peak at full moon. It isn't just a subtle effect either... it is so profound that I can know exactly when full or new moon was simply by my symptoms. I just wish there could be a solid explanation as to why this is happening and what I can do to lessen my sensitivity to it.

    BTW I am male and have thyroid issues. I wonder whether the moon has some sort of effect on the thyroid hormones and whether this is why I'm experiencing such a dramatic effect?

    I'm interested to hear if anyone else has experienced similar thing.
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    Well, all I can say is that as a woman our menstrual cycle is governed by the moon. I therefore don't see why other things in the body wouldn't be affected as well.

    If the tides are affected by the moon I would assume that the fluids and systems in our own body are affected by it too.
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    JC87

    I used to work in a hospital and often was on-call all night. The staff had observed that there were more medical emergencies on the day/night of the full moon. Maybe it was urban legend (I never heard any statistics), but it my experience this was also true.

    Sushi
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    @JC87

    I read that symptoms of Lyme are worse during the full moon. Have you been tested for Lyme Disease?
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    Hi JAC87
    me too, you are not alone. One reason I have heard suggested, for infections like protomyxzoa or some parasites is that they are more active at the time of the full moon. I have no idea if this is true.
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    There are two possible explanations I can think of.
    One, mentioned earlier, is parasites. The other one is supernatural and is linked to satanic rituals which tend to be celebrated around the fool moon, halloween and other specific times and which can have an effect on people who are under a curse, suffer from infestation or oppression by evil spirits etc.
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    It was the doctor treating me for a protozoan infection that mentioned the full moon effect.
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  14. sianrecovery

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    good catch Hip - interesting. Full moon is a big one for me, everything intensifies. As I've just written elsewhere, a doc suggested to me that was partly do with parasites - already mentioned here - but there is definitely a 'for better' side for me as well - I feel more alive on a full moon.

    Growl....
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    It is said that body holds water during full moon times and fasting is good. If you can not fast,you might try veggie juicing.
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    golden Senior Member

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    I will try this, thanks for the tip.

    I am pleased to see so many other people have full moon sensitivities.


    There is definately a raw type of energy to a full moon that will energise when well and grounded, can make me wired if ungrounded and will just drain me and put me asleep / crash...

    I do love full moons though. Beautiful. :)
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    golden Senior Member

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    Oh blinkin' 'eck I forgot to finish that sentence...

    It puts me to sleep when relapsing

    I havent quite got the pattern yet.

    There are so many cycles its ridiculous...

    At least 5 different sleep patterns I can think of...

    The Full Moon Cycle

    The 24 or even 25 hours a day cycle

    The hormonal cycle

    Changes in Season

    Weather changes day to day

    The three month cycle

    And then on top of that we are supposed to monitor reactions to supplements and treatments too - when nothing else is keeping still!!!

    I feel like I am on a Multi-Merry-Go-Round :)
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