Greetings! I recently had a curious relapse that I believe to have been set off by smog. I ask if the fellow forum members may have had a similar experience. I know there is some research that pollution (more specifically benzene) may increase risk, but I mean, I think it’s actively causing my condition.
I had gone from out in the country to a high pollution city and… it did not go well for me. Moreover, I found that removing pollution (ie, using activated charcoal filters and growing peace lilies) seemed to make my symptoms abate, particularly paranoia.
I’ve even noticed it follows the usual traffic; symptoms worse at 7AM (people driving to work…), 5PM (getting off from work…), and for reasons I can’t fathom, 3AM (if I’m up late). The pattern really makes it alarmingly obvious it’s smog from traffic.
Is it just me? Or would air filters seriously help schizophrenia symptoms in general? Would anyone else like to try this?