EMFs – when life is a circus
The Life of an EMF Sensitive is a Life of Chaos. There are times when, given the negative impact of certain electromagnetic frequencies (EMFs) on my well-being, I feel my life is a circus of chaos. It’s bad enough that my health is negatively impacted, but the process of identifying the source of the problematic EMFs, and deciding on the appropriate remedy, is incredibly wearing.
Troubleshooting EMFs is an art perfected through experience. By the time I talk over my suspicions about EMF effects, I’ve already ruthlessly analyzed every moment of my life from the time I began feeling bad. The fact that I have a steel-trap memory is an advantage. The fact that even the most innocuous, and therefore often overlooked changes can turn my life upside down is a significant disadvantage.
Has anything changed? I recently decided to rearrange my office, which included putting my desk against an opposite wall. I loved the changes and the feel of the room afterward and eagerly sat down to work on my current novel.
Raise the alarm. Because I am not always aware of changes brought about by harmful EMFs, I’ve enlisted the help of a few people in identifying them. Sometimes they coincide with a growing suspicion of my own that something’s off.
It’s something in the house. This was obvious after time away left me feeling symptom free. The trouble was, this time no new technology had been added or changed. There was nothing obvious to point to.
EE to the rescue. A good friend who graduated from U of M in the 70s told me “We knew back then that electromagnetic frequencies hurt people. It was taught in class.” In fact, the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) keeps tabs on such things. Perhaps fate had a hand in my life. I’m married to an electrical engineer.
There’s a huge magnet behind you. My husband pointed out that the central air conditioning unit sat on the other side of the wall from my desk. “That’s a huge energy draw. There’s a huge motor in there.” He went on to explain that there was a great deal of shielding incorporated into the design of AC units because it’s well known that they give off interference.
After conducting a test which verified that the AC unit, without a doubt, was having a negative impact on my well-being, we decided to move the office back to the way it was. Within a few hours of putting my desk against the opposite wall, I was symptom free and my life went on smoothly.
Compressors. A good deal of the discussion was about the mechanics of the AC unit, including the compressor. I considered what else had a compressor. Namely, the refrigerator. It was one of the most annoying appliances in our house. Between the awful high pitched noises it makes and the fact it gives off a healthy dose of EMF interference, I’d love to keep it in the garage. Unfortunately, not practical at this point.
Just move. As I write in my book Riding the Waves: Diagnosing, Treating, and Living With EMF Sensitivity, sometimes the best remedy is a simple one. Moving the source or moving away from the source can be incredibly effective in managing the symptoms.
And the circus beat goes on…
Posted on August 5, 2012, in Electromagnetic Frequencies and tagged EHS, electromagnetic frequencies, Electromagnetic Hypersensitivity, electromagnetic sensitivity, Elizabeth Maxim, EMF Sensitivity, EMFs, Riding the Waves, Riding the Waves Diagnosing Treating and Living With EMF Sensitivity. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a Comment.