Static Shock ( Please help – I'm going insane)

posted 5 years ago in Wellness
Post # 3
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2010

Make sure you touch something metal before pumping gas, that is my only advice! lol

I hope someone else can give better advice though.

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

After some google searching, this is all I could find:

http://www.emrsafety.8m.net/newbook.htm  It’s about Electro Hypersensitivity and it discusses several case studies where people were suffering from irritation due to electro-static discharge.  Apparently, avoiding synthetic fibers/rubber shoes, keeping up the humidity in your home/using lotion, and standing on an anti-static mat are all helpful things.

Post # 5
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Bumble bee

That was me yesterday! Everyone kept telling me it was my shoes, but I wear those shoes loads and it’s never been THAT bad before!

Is it now every day? Or just that every so often you have days when it happens lots? x

Post # 6
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

@Tibbs:  funny toy started this tread i touch my dogs cage and actually saw a spark when i got shocked lol ive been shocking everybody i touch lately.

Post # 7
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Bumble bee

Bit weird, but you’re in the UK too- where abouts? Seems odd that for both of us it happened a lot yesterday- maybe the weather? I’m on the south coast!

Post # 8
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2012

The poster Sweet.Sugar.Rose:  makes a VERY IMPORTANT point…

We all should do this (there is a sign at the Pumps right beside the one that says NO SMOKING)

In your particular situation, I’d suggest that you put both your bare hands flat on the car, BEFORE you unscrew the gas cap, and engage the nozzle.

http://www.cfs.purdue.edu/extension/pdf/gaspump-handout-long.pdf

http://www.aces.edu/dept/extcomm/newspaper/nov11b03.html

 

PS… I apologize for the multiple edits on this post… I was having a bit of trouble getting the correct URL for the first link to work.  Problem now fixed.

 

Post # 12
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

Try keeping a kettle or better a large pot boiling when you are home.  Don’t put anything in it, just plain water, or it defeats the purpose.  Keep your skin well moisturized as well as your hair.   That should cut down on most of that.  Also, try walking around your house in rubber soled slippers or socks with rubber pads.

Post # 13
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2012

I get shocked really bad when pushing grocery carts around grocery stores… It constantly shocks me over and over and it starts to hurt so I know how you feel! 

I read somewhere this can happen more for people as the seasons change.

Post # 14
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

I know this sounds strange but you may consider cutting your hair. Once my hair gets to a certain length I seem to just carry a charge. I donate my hair to an organization that makes wigs and hair pieces for kids with cancer and other diseases that caused them to go bald. So I feel good for doing a good thing and I stop shooting sparks out of my fingers.

Post # 15
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

Are you sure you aren’t acquiring some kind of superpower? Becaue that would be awesome.

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