Heat Intolerance: Symptom of Neuropathy?

Posted by kyc117 @kyc117, Sep 7, 2020

So I am waiting to get my diagnosis, but does anyone else feel odd after being out in the heat for a period of time? I love gardening this weekend was watering for about 20 minutes in the sun. I just felt weird afterwards, symptoms I can't explain. Sweat will just roll down my face, this never happened with me before.I love to take hot showers and one time I felt somewhat ill afterwards. I just feel I can't be out in the heat anymore.

Thank you Sunny. Your mention of me made me feel like I have value

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@sunnyflower

Thx John. I'm in bed so much that my computer, Gladys, is too heavy and takes up my entire bed tray. My MS Surface Tablet, Mildred, is what I use mostly. But, the tip I was mainly talking about is how to achieve a balance on the blog. I have come to recognize I can't be as active as I want and need to quit worrying that I'm neglecting anyone or their posts. It's impossible not to! Again, trying to be perfect. That gets me in so much trouble! I'm just compelled to fluff up everyone's world and make them feel validated, cared about and comforted. My limitations are so great. I have to RELINQUISH. Maybe this should be in the mental health section. Oh my. So yes, if you have any tips that way, b/c you are really present for everyone, please send them my way! Balance on a blog that is. Again, thanks so much John. Your input is so valuable. Forgive if you've already commented on this aspect of my request. I've heard I'm getting quite a few emails since beginning to type this. Talk later, Sunnyflower

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@sunnyflower — Ah…that kind of tip is what you were asking about, my bad. One thing that I think is most important for every member – your own health is job #1. Before you can help others, you must take care of yourself. If you miss a post, well that happens. I miss a lot of posts. Not because I'm not interested or don't care about someone but it is sometimes overwhelming for all of us and we have to step back for awhile. Another problem is that if you are not tagged in a reply with your "@ membername", it's very easy to miss a reply or a post meant for you to see. That is one of the reasons I try to ensure that I always use the member name when replying to a post.

There are a couple of discussions that are a great resource for newer members and a refresher for those of us that have been on Connect a long time.

[TIP] How to Use Connect: Step-by-step Instructions:
https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/tip-how-to-use-connect-step-by-step-instructions/

Tips for Participating in an Online Community:
https://connect.mayoclinic.org/page/about-connect/newsfeed-post/tips-for-participating-in-an-online-community/

Hope you are having a great and sunny day!

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@jesfactsmon

@sunnyflower
Sunny, I have the same problem. There are way more lovable people here than there are hours in the day.

I am trying to organize my time here on Connect. Here is what I think I want to do:

1. Schedule a certain time (or set of different times) each day to do Connect. Try to stick to those times if possible.
2. Try to get to the point a little quicker. That is HARD.
3. Follow @bustrbrwn22 brown's extremely wise advice, "Assume Good Intent". And do not feel others are assuming anything different about me. If I don't get to everyone's posts, I don't. It's all in God's hands, not ours, ultimately.
4. Oh and here is a REALLY good one: don't respond to a post until I have read the responses other people have already written to that post. Good chance someone else has already given a great answer to that person and there is no need for me to.

OK, not going to let myself write another book. Maybe my list will help you, I sure hope it helps me!

Best to you Sunny, Hank

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@jesfactsmon I'm counting on you Hank to take your own advice here. 🤗

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@johnbishop

@sunnyflower — Ah…that kind of tip is what you were asking about, my bad. One thing that I think is most important for every member – your own health is job #1. Before you can help others, you must take care of yourself. If you miss a post, well that happens. I miss a lot of posts. Not because I'm not interested or don't care about someone but it is sometimes overwhelming for all of us and we have to step back for awhile. Another problem is that if you are not tagged in a reply with your "@ membername", it's very easy to miss a reply or a post meant for you to see. That is one of the reasons I try to ensure that I always use the member name when replying to a post.

There are a couple of discussions that are a great resource for newer members and a refresher for those of us that have been on Connect a long time.

[TIP] How to Use Connect: Step-by-step Instructions:
https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/tip-how-to-use-connect-step-by-step-instructions/

Tips for Participating in an Online Community:
https://connect.mayoclinic.org/page/about-connect/newsfeed-post/tips-for-participating-in-an-online-community/

Hope you are having a great and sunny day!

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To all my friends on Connect:

It is just as healthy to take a step back, a step away, a breather from this wonderful place we call Connect, than it is to be immersed. I myself have needed to as others problems weigh heavily on me, in addition to my own.

Being involved with such an important group brings comfort, security and trust which people may not find elsewhere… I know this to be true for myself. However, I also have gotten better at realizing and being honest with myself when I physically and/or mentally cant keep up.

Connect will be here waiting for you…be kind to yourself.

My best,
Rachel

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@kyc117

That must be hard to deal with in Florida! I’m from northwest Indiana, so it will be cooling off very soon. Thanks so much!

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Hi @kyc117 You’re welcome. Glad you have the upcoming cooler months to look forward to. It is not hard for me at all. I have lived in the harsh cold climate of new england before moving to Florida. I wouldn’t want to deal with ice and snow in case of falls so the climate would prevent me from the outdoors. It gets hot and humid there too. In fact, I would be indoors more often than Florida. In Florida I go outdoors all the time but am more cautious during the hot summer months. I enjoy the rainy season. I do not keep the indoor temperatures low, mid to upper 70s. I do not need to because the ceiling fans are always on. I count on the moving air to keep cooler. I did previously enjoy hot showers but now use warm water instead. During the hot summer months I prefer cold or warm foods and drinks, rarely hot coffee. It is a newly required adaptation to be able to enjoy foods once again…..what can you do? It is definitely a learning experience. For me, I was lucky to have survived. Thanks for listening. Take care of yourself!

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@avmcbellar Hi I'm Lioness ,Linda I too came from Pa now living in CA what a challenge and adjustment but I'm out of the high humidity like back east Now our humidity is no higher then 50 but varies with weather With the fires here it's single digits

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@bustrbrwn22

In my 30 years of mgt I learned a mantra I tried to live by. Assume Good Intent. If someone doesn’t respond (or whatever the scenario might be is) I reach out again with good intent. Who knows what anyone might be going through in there lives. Thanks for trying to achieve the best you you can be!

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Absolutely agree. My heart keeps overrideing my brain! I will work on it.
Thx so much for your kind words. Have a blessed day! Sunnyflower. 😊

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@kyc117

I do feel a bit nauseous and slightly dizzy, none of the breathing heavy though. I just have to lay down for a bit and then feel better. Thank you for responding.

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I am so sorry you go through this. I will pray those symptoms go away!! Warmest regards, Sunnyflower 🤗

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@kyc117 What do you think triggers this heat intolerance. I had son. poisoning when in my 20,s but to this day I can't stay out to long so I live in sunny California go figure. Lol 🤣

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@lioness

@avmcbellar Hi I'm Lioness ,Linda I too came from Pa now living in CA what a challenge and adjustment but I'm out of the high humidity like back east Now our humidity is no higher then 50 but varies with weather With the fires here it's single digits

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Hi @lioness you are right. Lower humidity makes a BIG difference in feeling temperatures! Has the climate In CA helped with your health? Some people can’t tolerate certain climates. For cases of arthritis or asthma making a climate change helps. In Australia during the summer the humidity was very low. The high temperatures were much tolerable due to the low humidity. Except for the high humidity, Florida reminds me of Australia with the palm trees and no snow. Someday I will travel back to Australia. Both my husband and I have lived in foreign countries and plan to return. In the meantime, we enjoy traveling throughout the USA to visit some family including Colorado and Arizona. I see Arizona has an even lower humidity than CA. Our daughters have visited the west coast……beautiful country! Nice to hear from you! FYI… I have sent you a post through another topic. Wish you well!

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@avmcbellar

Hi @lioness you are right. Lower humidity makes a BIG difference in feeling temperatures! Has the climate In CA helped with your health? Some people can’t tolerate certain climates. For cases of arthritis or asthma making a climate change helps. In Australia during the summer the humidity was very low. The high temperatures were much tolerable due to the low humidity. Except for the high humidity, Florida reminds me of Australia with the palm trees and no snow. Someday I will travel back to Australia. Both my husband and I have lived in foreign countries and plan to return. In the meantime, we enjoy traveling throughout the USA to visit some family including Colorado and Arizona. I see Arizona has an even lower humidity than CA. Our daughters have visited the west coast……beautiful country! Nice to hear from you! FYI… I have sent you a post through another topic. Wish you well!

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@avmcbellar Yrs adjustment my arthritis loves the no humidity and my fibromyalgia seems tolerable but the flares I think are worse just thinking of it I have to use more lotion on body but no snow 🌨️

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@bustrbrwn22

Thank you Sunny. Your mention of me made me feel like I have value

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You are more than welcome. I know the feeling so it warms my heart to know that I could help in that way.

When I struggle with feeling that way, I turn to my faith and remember that I am made in the image of God. "Then God said, "Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness…" Genesis 1:26 and especially that I am a child of the King!

I pray that you are having a day that is much much better than tolerable!
Warmest regards and many blessings, Sunny flower

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