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Old 06-21-2004, 09:52 AM   #1
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I can't take the heat!

I have a problem with going out side in hot weather. I live in Baltimore, Md which is known for high humidity. We live in airconditioning and also have air in the car. So I think I have been so used to the airconditioning that I get sick in my stomach when I'm out side for as little as 1 hour. Any suggestions?
(no we can't turn the air off in the house we would never sleep at night.)

 
Old 06-21-2004, 10:28 AM   #2
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Re: I can't take the heat!

I know what you mean, Pattyanne. We live in northeast Metro Atlanta, GA, and every year I get less tolerant of the heat and humidity. It really is, I think, a matter of how we have become so accustomed to our artificial "climate" that we can't stand the heat. I suppose if we really want to be able to deal with it better we'll have to push the a-c up a little further and spend more time outside. Where I'm concerned, however, it's not likely to happen, because I feel almost panicky when the power goes on the fritz for a couple of seconds and I think the a-c is going to shut down....

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Old 06-21-2004, 10:49 AM   #3
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Re: I can't take the heat!

Hiya, Pattyanne: I live in Northeast PA, and the humidity can be pretty brutal here, as well. I also hace ac in house and car. The thing that worried me about your post, though, is that you get sick to your stomach if outside for about an hour. Nausea is a symptom of heatstroke, and once you actually get heatstroke, you DO become much less tolerant of the heat. I used to be okay until it got into the 90's, now I get shaky and clammy in the mid 70's. Feeling nausea is a symptom, and if you try to resist it, the symptoms get worse. I ended up in the emergency room, with my own body temperature T 106. Your body just stops resisting the heat and begins to absorb it, until your blood literally boils. It can kill you. I nearly died. I would suggest that you remain within time frames that you can tolerate. Keep lots (I mean LOTS) of water with lots of ice in it nearby, and take sips of it every few seconds. This helps cool your insides. I hope this helps. Most of all, listen to your body. If your body can't take the heat, then go inside.
Good luck!

 
Old 06-21-2004, 11:15 AM   #4
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Re: I can't take the heat!

Zimnah -- Thanks for this post. I wasn't aware of all of those symptoms, although when I start sweating I make sure I'm drinking lots of water. Actually, I can't stay in the heat (maybe mid-80s in the shade) for more than a few minutes at a time.

Again, thanks!

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Old 06-21-2004, 07:13 PM   #5
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Re: I can't take the heat!

my pleasure...I'm glad to share the information!!

 
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