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Are you familiar with the old fashioned German "weather houses"? They are little carved wooden houses with two little people that come out of the house, depending on the weather. Bit like a cuckoo clock. I am basically the little wooden woman in the weather house, I predict rain and overcast conditions thanks to my superpowers, aka my aching legs and head!
Question on barometric pressure- you said you live in a place where that doesn't change- so does that mean in some locales change in barometric pressure can be used to tell a storm is coming but in other locales there is no change despite oncoming storm?
I am having good luck with the lemon juice/baking soda combination. I had a much better day today overall, and another front rolled through. You know how these things go, though, we'll see.There's a front moving in, I am trying CO2, seems to be helping.
I felt as if there was a crushing pressure on my chest, and of course the fatigue was much worse...legs painful when walking up the stairs.
I am drinking a mix of lemon juice with baking soda.
Thinking about your reply, @lenora, and looking up reasons for swelling, results of swelling, effect of change of barometric pressure on swollen tissue, etc. Very interesting.Yes, @Violeta, they may help. I'll tell you about something that I read in a research paper many years ago:
The spinal cord itself swells and since so many of our nerves are affected by it, we can expect additional pain.
It's not fun, I agree, but sometimes know the reason can help immediately. Also gently moving seems to help....or at least it used to. There's no doubt that weather play a role in many illnesses. Feel better. Yours, Lenora