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Al
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Add me to the list ! I can't even take 10 steps in the box stores without getting dizzy,vision blurry,almost fainting. I have to leave immediatly. I also get this while watching TV and on the computer. I started 3 years ago with dizziness and collapsing. I remain dizzy with pre syncope.
I.ve been to every specialist with many tests.
So far I have a pos. Tilt table test and an abnormal brain stem response. No one can explain
this condition.

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D Bergy
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For those of us who have used Rife Therapy the sensitivity to flourescent lights is not too uncommon.

There are some people who are sensitive to using Rife machines when they have Lyme. Flourescent lights give off frequencies as well which cause similar symptoms. An MRI can be uncomfortable and even bring a Herx on.

The other heightened senses are also common. My wife has Lyme and I swear she can smell a dirty sock in the neighbors house. Maybe I am exaggerating a bit but it is amazing.

As the person reduces his bacterial load these symptoms usually go away as well. So the good news is it is probably not permanent and you are not crazy. Sensitivity is also a good way to monitor progress, at least that is the common thinking.

Lyme certainly irritates the nervous system so I guess it makes sense having these sensitivities.

Best Regards

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I have been sensitive to electromagnetic
fields for over 20 years due to working near
electrical equipment with high magnetic fields
(EMF sensitivity).

Lyme disease does seem to make this problem
worse.

With fluorescent lighting the electromagnetic
ballasts can be replaced with the newer solid
state ballasts. When this is done and full-
spectrum fluorescents are used the effect is
amazing. You actually feel relaxed and wel-
come when entering a store.

Fluorescent Lighting - Ballasts: Why You Should Upgrade
Ballasts are an essential component of any fluorescent lighting system, providing a controlled current to the fluorescent tubes. In an office or industrial setting, the standard type of ballast used for the last few decades is an electro-magnetic type, which unfortunately produces a number of negative side-effects:

They operate at 60Hz, or cycles per second - the frequency of the AC voltage they run on. This means that each lamp switches on and off 120 times per second, resulting in a barely perceptible flicker and a noticeable hum (sounding like a buzzing low `A' note on a piano). About 25% of the population is sensitive to ballast flicker and hum and actually can become physically ill, with symptoms such as headaches, nausea, itching and burning eyes, tension, eye fatigue, and general fatigue.

In recent years, a new solid-state electronic ballast has become available to the American market. This ballast is lightweight, generates very little heat, and operates at about 25,000Hz, rather than the standard 60Hz. This last detail, high frequency operation, effectively eliminates all flicker and hum, removing any associated health concerns.

http://www.scif.com/safety/losscontrol/Article.asp?ArticleID=320

Blue Skies........John

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Thanks for the info John, I was not aware that the other ballasts were available.

Some other sources of stray frequencies are dimmer switches, cell phones, radio towers, cell towers, wireless internet and cordless phones.
Most of these are high frequencies which usually do not cause problems. But who knows in the case of Lyme Disease?

60Hz also is the same frequency your bodies electrical system used. Kind of scary since this controls your heart.

D Bergy

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Its been four years for me, and I still can't do walmart, but I can do pretty much everywhere else except the dollar store- which just stinks to high heaven.

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Up for those with problems dealing with being outside the home.

[Big Grin]

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Bringing this up...

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Up for more responses and to gather any tips you can suggest to help others deal with this situation.

I have also put some articles on this site below to help people who may be having problems.

https://sites.google.com/site/marylandlyme/symptoms-information/fluorscent-lights--eye-brain

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I ordered the lab coat at www.lessemf.com as it blocks 97% of the EMF. Also ordered the Brain Cap for sleep (really not cute at all!) because they just put in a new cell phone tower across the street! Now, we have to move.

I bought the apron because it blocks computer and cell phone radiation. They have various clothing for day wear that is protective.

Unplug the router at night. Turn blue tooth off in the car and put phones on airplane mode while driving. I have an Accoustimeter and wow! One can really cook themselves in a car.

I tested the apron- it is really good. It won't stop 5G from coming through but it's better than nothing.

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