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 There is very little research on physical health and multiplicity, but there is a lot of documented anecdotal evidence. For instance, many systems have reported online changes in body temperature, pulse and blood pressure depending on who is fronting. This is our experience as well. Some go further, saying that certain people in the collective have different intolerances or allergies, and even that only some people are diabetic. We all have the same baseline intolerances and allergies, but the severity of our responses to certain foods can vary dramatically, from near-anaphylaxis to a slight stomach upset. We also respond to medications to different levels. Science does not yet explain this in the context of collectives, but it is clear that more research is needed. For instance, the person typing now suffers far more from hayfever than many others in our group, but we are in the college library and don’t want to lose the computer by going to get tissues, so soon someone else will have to front and type who has less issues with pollen. This seems, and in fact is minor and minimal, but the fact that our experiences are such helps us validate the experiences of others, who say that they are all allergic to different medications, and have to take care. With mental health issues, if medication is prescribed, then it makes sense for the person for whom the issues are most prominent to take the pills, but if it is physical health, then modern science says it surely shouldn’t matter. Despite that assumption, it clearly can matter, and in our case for instance, if one of us eats a food that they are allergic to, then what we would do is they would take the medication for that allergy, then leave front, and let someone who didn’t have the allergy as severely front. This is our tried and tested method, and it really seems to work. It is however totally shocking to see how this can change in groups, especially when they are sharing a body. There are on the other hand collectives who have never noticed anything like this, and who have no differences whatsoever medically, and that is equally valid, and their experience. At the present time however, we would advise multiples to play safe when dealing with allergies and physical health, and to take care with medication. One thing that could work is making a chart of everyone who fronts regularly, and what they can and can’t eat, the degree of their reaction and their responses to each regularly taken medication. In this way, the collective can study this phenomenon, and the information gathered might someday be of use to people carrying out scientific work in this area. This raises the question to some extent of “Is the body really just a shell?” This query will take some answering, and a great deal of time to do so clearly.There is very little research on physical health and multiplicity, but there is a lot of documented anecdotal evidence. For instance, many systems have reported online changes in body temperature, pulse and blood pressure depending on who is fronting. This is our experience as well. Some go further, saying that certain people in the collective have different intolerances or allergies, and even that only some people are diabetic. We all have the same baseline intolerances and allergies, but the severity of our responses to certain foods can vary dramatically, from near-anaphylaxis to a slight stomach upset. We also respond to medications to different levels. Science does not yet explain this in the context of collectives, but it is clear that more research is needed. For instance, the person typing now suffers far more from hayfever than many others in our group, but we are in the college library and don’t want to lose the computer by going to get tissues, so soon someone else will have to front and type who has less issues with pollen. This seems, and in fact is minor and minimal, but the fact that our experiences are such helps us validate the experiences of others, who say that they are all allergic to different medications, and have to take care. With mental health issues, if medication is prescribed, then it makes sense for the person for whom the issues are most prominent to take the pills, but if it is physical health, then modern science says it surely shouldn’t matter. Despite that assumption, it clearly can matter, and in our case for instance, if one of us eats a food that they are allergic to, then what we would do is they would take the medication for that allergy, then leave front, and let someone who didn’t have the allergy as severely front. This is our tried and tested method, and it really seems to work. It is however totally shocking to see how this can change in groups, especially when they are sharing a body. There are on the other hand collectives who have never noticed anything like this, and who have no differences whatsoever medically, and that is equally valid, and their experience. At the present time however, we would advise multiples to play safe when dealing with allergies and physical health, and to take care with medication. One thing that could work is making a chart of everyone who fronts regularly, and what they can and can’t eat, the degree of their reaction and their responses to each regularly taken medication. In this way, the collective can study this phenomenon, and the information gathered might someday be of use to people carrying out scientific work in this area. This raises the question to some extent of “Is the body really just a shell?” This query will take some answering, and a great deal of time to do so
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