Electromagnetic Hypersensitivity

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  1. barbiegirl

    barbiegirl Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 23, 2012
    The Poconos Pa
    I was wondering if anyone is suffering from or knows anyone that is suffering from Electromagnetic Hypersensitivity. My son has been sick for many years and just heard that the "new" smart electric meters have been known to cause people to get sick. I think that might be what's going on with my son. We have the new smart electric meter on the house and I think that's what's been causing his problems.

    Some symptoms are:
    A warm or burning sensation in the face somewhat like feeling sunburn
    A tingling or prickling sensation across the face or other parts of the body
    Extreme dryness of mucus membranes such as the back of the throat and eyes
    A swelling of the mucus membranes such as nose, throat, ears and sinuses without any infectious cause
    Problems with concentration, loss of memory and dizziness
    A feeling of impending influenza (flu) that somehow never quite breaks out
    Headaches and nausea
    Teeth and jaw pains
    Aches and pains in muscles and joints
    Cardiac palpitations
    Bouts of unexplained fear and anxiety and depression and a very hopeless feeling
    Sleep disturbances and excessive fatigue
    Gastrointestinal problems.

    Would love to hear from anyone going through this and try to find some solutions to help my son get better.
  2. Chickerdoodle13

    Chickerdoodle13 The truth is out there...

    Mar 5, 2007
    Phoenix, AZ
    Did your son see a doctor for these symptoms? I would think a full blood and chem panel may be helpful in this case! Those symptoms sound like a whole range of things, but I would be interested to hear what a doctor has to say. I am not too familiar with electric meters and sensitivity to them, but do the symptoms get better when he leaves the house? Anyway to send him to a friend or grandparent without an electric meter to see if he improves? First I would definitely rule out any medical conditions though.
  3. barbiegirl

    barbiegirl Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 23, 2012
    The Poconos Pa
    He has been to multiple doctors and had many tests. They always come back normal. 2 years ago he had his gallbladder out. Everyone out here have the "smart" meters. My mom died 4 years ago so there is no one he can go and stay with. He is the sickest "normal" person I know.
  4. Rolf Muertter

    Rolf Muertter New Egg

    Feb 28, 2014
    The symptoms you listed are indeed very typical for EHS. Going to a doctor won't do you any good unless it's a ND who knows about environmental illness. The best thing to do now is to avoid electrosmog as much as possible, including opting out of the smart meter and having an analog meter installed. If that's not possible, have the meter shielded. Hire a building biologist to check out your house for all sources of electrosmog, and buy some basic measuring devices like EMF and microwave meters.

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  5. punk-a-doodle

    punk-a-doodle Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 15, 2011
    As someone who has been sickly from the get go in multiple countries, before microwaves, computers, cell phones, etc. were around, I would invest time pursuing other causes. MTHFR gene mutations would be one. His symptoms are being experienced by an ever increasing number of people in industrialized nations. These symptoms are being attributed to a wide variety of reasons that have no scientific backing.

    I personally suspect heavy metals and other environmental toxins to be a root or major contributing cause. I have benefited from cutting out all processed foods and lowering my exposure to synthetic chemicals (and I get much, much worse when I work in a job environment that uses a great deal of industrial strength chemicals). The science is supporting disruptions in body flora and links to toxins. MTHFR mutations play into that as the body's ability to excrete and process toxins is effected. It does not support a connection to electronics. http://skeptoid.com/mobile/4072 has a nice, light, layman read on that. If still concerned about it though, test it out. Definitely find somewhere with no electronics around and stay there for a period of time. Do not change any other lifestyle factors such as diet, synthetic chemical use, or sun exposure. See if your son improves or not.
  6. downrangechick

    downrangechick Out Of The Brooder

    Nov 2, 2013
    NE Michigan

    I have had a lot of the same issues since 2009. Except I have paralysis on my right side face. All my tests come back normal. The drs are linking it to when my husband and I got struck by lightning. My husband has leg issues now. I would definitely go back to the old meter if you can. I wish him all the luck and you too. It's hard to live like that with no relief.
  7. Rolf Muertter

    Rolf Muertter New Egg

    Feb 28, 2014
    One commenter suggested that EHS isn't real, based on the reports of some skeptics, but I can assure you that this is nonsense. The skeptics are either plain ignorant, or industry shills. I know from firsthand experience, since I've been suffering from EHS myself for the past two years, after four years of mold illness. In fact, there are thousands of scientific studies that demonstrate the negative health effects of EMFs, including EHS. And as a physicist, I have no trouble understanding the science. It took me two months to diagnose my condition, and I was able to do so because I completely recovered when I went for a hike in the desert, far from any cell tower or any other source of electrosmog. Environmental illness can take many different forms and that's one reason why skeptics dismiss it and doctors find it difficult to diagnose. Here's a story written by someone with EI that's very similar to my own: The camping cure. Hope that helps.

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