When we talk about having electrosensitivity symptoms, we’re usually referring to a range of symptoms that intensify as we get closer to a source of electromagnetic fields and fade as we move away.
Electrosensitivity symptoms can include headaches, fatigue, sleep disturbances, skin prickling, and aching muscles, but that list is far from exhaustive. For me, the most difficult symptom was a swelling sensation at the back of my neck that got stronger as I approached power lines and faded as I moved away from them. That symptom made it impossible to think clearly and focus on the task at hand – even to point of recognizing what was happening and getting myself out of there.
For most people with an electromagnetic allergy, the tell-tale sign is the growing intensity as they get closer to a source and the fading as they move away from it.
Which source provokes the symptoms can be anywhere within the electromagnetic spectrum and can be either electric fields, magnetic fields, or a combination of both. It may be the earth’s magnetic field – something that can be very strong in some places, household electricity – especially those appliances that emit intermediate frequencies, or the higher frequencies emitted by blue tooth and wireless devices.
The Electromagnetic Hypersensitivity Workbook: A Guide To Feeling Better, discusses these sources and the many ways of reducing their presence in your day-to-day life.