Greater Sensitivity in Autumn

by Lorinda
(Tisdale, SK, Canada)

Does anyone notice that their child becomes A LOT more sensitive in Autumn. I have an 8 year old who annually becomes more distressed as soon a the days start getting shorter and the weather begins to get cooler. What things have worked to ease the transition between seasons? How can I help her get through the day?

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Apr 20, 2010
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yes, yes, yes!
by: Anonymous

My 8 yo son exhibits heightened symptoms during fall, but spring is the worst for us. Something about the transition of seasons/weather really seems to set him off. He does suffer from allergies, but it never occurred to me that the allergies may affect his vestibular system. I wonder if allergy medicine would help to reduce his issues?

Feb 15, 2010
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AUTUMN
by: Anonymous

HI
IM FROM RUSSIA AND OUR DOCS AND ALSO OLD WIVES SAYING THAT ANY KIND OF ILLNESS (DOES NOT MATTER WHAT KIND) BECOMING WORSE DURING SPRING OR AUTUMN TIME GO FIGURE!

Oct 13, 2009
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Worse in the fall
by: Anonymous

I was just saying all of this to my husband! My almost three year old started worsening in September and started mouthing objects and chewing his sleeves now that we are in long sleeves. He never had these oral issues in the past but just add it to the list...

Oct 06, 2009
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change of seasons
by: Anonymous

My son is 6 and I have noticed over the past three years difficulty during the change of summer to fall also. The shortness of day light I think also seems to throw him off and going from hot to cooler weather.His behavior is different and a change in his sleep. He seems to be able to tolerate the change from winter to spring very well and his behavior and sleep pattern improves. He even has less difficulty in school in the spring. Comments are welcome.

Sep 28, 2009
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I agree
by: Anonymous

I don't know if my daughters is worse in fall but she defiantly has a harder time regulating when she is sick with a cold or allergies. She still has some ear problems and will get fluid and negative pressure in them she will complain about not hearing and her ears itching and feeling funny. I think this messes with her vestibular senses. Then I notice she is more hyper and crashing into things and can't tolerate the commotion of the family.

Sep 25, 2009
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Greater Sensitivity in Autumn
by: Lorraine

Hi. My son exhibits the same behavior. As the weather gets colder he starts chewing and does more mouthing of objects. He complains his ear is itchy. I was wondering if there could be a connection to sinuses.

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