When I was 3 or 4 years old my mother and I were sitting in the living room floor. Directly outside was a giant oak tree. Lightning hit the tree and ran down the limbs and into the house. The electrical wiring gathered the lightning and carried it to the light fixture directly over our heads and exploded the light bulb.
For as far back as I can remember my mother has had trouble with static electricity. She could wave her hand in front of computer touchpads where she worked and make the display light up with numbers without touching it.
Ever since I was a teenager I have had static so bad that I can walk under a fluorescent light fixture or a street light and turn the bulb on and off.
I sometimes have trouble using the self-checkout computer terminals in the public library because the touch screen shuts down as soon as I touch it to enter my pin.
I can throw sparks in the winter when I sleep under a fuzzy blanket.
No amount of dryer sheets or anti-static spray has ever helped.
Until my mother was around 40 her blood pressure was always dangerously too low. But since then it has been dangerously too high. It is resistant to medications, and she’s been on as many as 15 BP drugs at the same time and could still have it at 200/90 getting out of bed in the morning.
I was diagnosed with high BP at age 40 and I’ve been on as many as 5 meds at the same time and could still be 190/85 getting out of bed.
Has anyone here had similar experiences? I’m wondering if there’s a connection between the static and the blood pressure.