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re: why do I feel so great after lighning storm? linkadge

Posted by IsoM on April 18, 2004, at 23:45:42

In reply to why do I feel so great after lighning storm?, posted by linkadge on April 18, 2004, at 8:40:22

I had to chime in when I saw this question. There is a sound scientific reason for it. The electric charge in the air changes before a storm with a predominance of positive ions near the ground. In those who are more sensitive, atmosphere that's positively charged tends to make one agitated, irritable, headache-y & other unpleasant feelings.

After the storm passes, the air near the ground has a higher amount of negative ions which tend to make people feel good. The same effect is seen beside waterfalls, crashing surf, refreshing wind just after a rain - all situations that generate a negative charge in the air from friction.

Both positive & negative ions affect us by our bodies releasing certain histamines, hormones & neurotransmitters in response, depending on whether they're negative or positive charges.

I could be locked in a dark closet with ear plugs on & could always tell when a storm was coming & when it had passed. Some are very sensitive to the effects of our atmosphere. I absolutely LOVE windy, unsettled days as I feel SO alive. You're not abnormal in the least.
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> I feel very agitated, anxious and depressed right before it is about to rain. After the storm, I feel wonderful. It is like this wonderful sence of community. Is this just my imagination or have others noticed similar things ??
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