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Old 06-01-2002, 09:45 AM   #1
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Heat Sickness

I get "heat sick" mostly outside in the sun, but in ALL heat, including inside. I don't tend to sweat, *except* once I've got the heat sickness. THEN, I sweat say under arms and back of neck. Not for long, though. I get a bad headache then, and am out of it for at least that day, over night usually.

Drink PLENTY of water, things like Gatoraid don't help, I eat a great diet, am thin. Have had this for over a decade and it gets worse each year. This year I'm getting it around 70 degrees. BTW, this doesn't happen in the winter, say in front of a fireplace. But it can and does happen if I'm in a too warm room, often without moving air.

I've had my thyroid tested more times than I can count. Always normal. First thing I thought of to do!!

ANYONE, and is there any help for this???
Thanks, I'm desperate.

 
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Re: Heat Sickness

Hi Amosquito,
Are you female, or do you take any estrogen or eat soy much?

 
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Old 06-01-2002, 05:19 PM   #3
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Re: Heat Sickness

I am female and have to take continuous BCP's to suppress my periods, so actually I have a bit lower estrogen, but not that low. I probably had too high before. I don't eat soy other than an occasional baked sweet potato about once a month. I am not supposed to eat soy, due to migraine diet restrictions.

BTW, I was getting heat sick for about 5 years *before* monkeying around with my hormones and suppressing my periods.

Does this give you any clues?? I'm 41 and have not had a period for 5 years.

 
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Re: Heat Sickness

Hi Amosquito,
I asked because your syptoms sound like a female hormone imbalance.

Why would your periods have to be suppressed?
I suggest that if possible you go off all hormones, and give your body a rest, and then restart them only if this is necessary.

My estrogen pharmacological print out said to stay out of the sun and heat when taking estrogens.
Also, you may be pre-menopausal or menopausal.

 
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Re: Heat Sickness

This *started* at age 25 or so, long before having to suppress my periods (treatment for endometriosis). Started at the same time I got chronic tension and migraine headaches. Now, I don't have to have a headache for this to happen, but I sure get one afterwards. I asked my gyn about my estrogen, and he said mine is actually made "normal" and kept there, no fluctuations during the month or year for that matter, with being on continuous Micronor and Climara Patch. If I were menopausal, or perimenopausal, this is exactly what they'd give me to remedy it, so I'm still at a loss. If I were to go off all, I'd get a WHOPPER of an awful period, along with all the PMS type symptoms, and also endometrial implants inside would be "fed" by the increase in estrogen.

I am open to any other suggestions or thoughts.

THANKS!!!!

 
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Re: Heat Sickness

thanks for your posting. I've also had problems with the heat and don't know the cause. I've felt isolated these past summers and don't want to miss out again. I hope you find an answer.

 
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Re: Heat Sickness

IF you ever do get any answers/causes, please do post it here. I will definitely do so, I've missed out on so much because of this heat sickness!

 
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Re: Heat Sickness

Hi Amosquito. I don't have the heat sickness you describe, but I'm certainly sensitive to weather changes. I seem to recall reading about thyroid disease making us extra cold when it's cold outside, and uncomfortably warm when it's warm out. I'll keep searching the web, and if I find anything that sounds like what you're describing, I'll post back.

I wonder if Maca might help balance your hormones. You can do an internet search to find out more about it (most of the websites sell the product, and I can't post them here), and it's also mentioned on page 2 of the Information Archive thread:
<A HREF="http://www.healthboards.com/ubb/Forum118/HTML/000005.html" TARGET=_blank>http://www.healthboards.com/ubb/Forum118/HTML/000005.html</A>

Another aside that you might want to discuss with your OB/Gyn...when my endometriosis was diagnosed, my doc wanted to do a surgical treatment for it. Instead, I started using Natural Progesterone cream (not wild yam) after reading a research publication about it. I used it for about three years (on days 14-28 of my cycle) and only recently stopped because my symptoms stopped and my OB/Gyn said there was no evidence of endometriosis now. She's a bit baffled, but I think it worked for me.

Hope you feel better soon!<p>[This message has been edited by ArtfulD (edited 06-02-2002).]

 
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