Posted 1/16/2019 5:03 PM (GMT -8)
Barometric pressure drops cause flares in my symptoms, and often migraines. It tends to be worse in fall and winter than in spring and summer, but it definitely occurs all year long. Fatigue plagues a great many people this time of year in the northern hemisphere, including millions without CFS/ME, via seasonal affective disorder. Could what you are experiencing be related to those things?
For barometric pressure issues, lots of people feel better when exposed to negative ions. The best places for those are beaches and waterfalls, but some people also benefit from forest bathing. Even a shower sometimes helps because the water crashing into the tub (like a waterfall) creates a few negative ions. Certain stones such as black tourmaline can help to charge ions negatives, as can Himalayan salt lamps. Ionizer machines are pricey, but some people get benefits from those as well. Essential oils can be helpful, such as pine, frankincense, and peppermint. I have seen others recommend a cool mist humidifier. I prevent symptoms with large doses of magnesium and curcurmin (a compound in turmeric) when I see from the weather forecast that the pressure is dropping or the winds are going to be high (magnesium glycinate is best if you are taking a lot, as other forms cause loose bowels).
For seasonal affective disorder, options include herbs (St. John's Wort, ashwagandha, etc.), nutrients (B complex, vitamin D, etc.), exercise, pharmaceutical meds, therapy, and full-spectrum light lamps. But the best thing is spending time outside, if you are able.
Maybe some of that will resonate. Hope you find some answers soon!
Sara (Lyme, ME, HPA axis dysfunction, POTS....)