Page 2 of 2 [ 25 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1, 2

Alexinwonderland
Yellow-bellied Woodpecker
Yellow-bellied Woodpecker

Joined: 11 May 2016
Gender: Female
Posts: 58
Location: United Kingdom

11 Jul 2017, 8:06 am

The heat makes me anxious and sick too. I suffer from IBS and the hot weather makes it 5 times worse, I get anxious leaving the house when it's warm incase I have an attack :(.... and i eat very little when im out/ at work so I try and stay at home as much as possible during the summer and eat when I get home.

What I hate about the summer is that it's impossible to cool yourself down especially at night, but at least during the winter you can just give yourself extra blankets, warm drinks and a hot water bottle to warm yourself up. Although I get frequent colds during the summer, I would rather have them then feel sick and anxious and get bad IBS in the summer.



IstominFan
Veteran
Veteran

Joined: 25 Nov 2016
Age: 55
Gender: Female
Posts: 11,114
Location: Santa Maria, CA.

11 Jul 2017, 9:17 am

It's hot, the air is smoky from a recent fire and I'm feeling sick and anxious. I just began to get my life back on track, now this happens. I was so excited to get back to tennis and seeing everyone at the tennis court, but I think the smoke did a number on my entire body. I'm coughing like crazy and my chest still feels a bit congested, although it's lessening a bit. Rafael's loss to Muller in a stupid fifth set match with no tiebreaker (Wimbledon, please change this dumb rule!) did nothing to help my mood.



EyeDash
Deinonychus
Deinonychus

User avatar

Joined: 14 Nov 2013
Age: 62
Gender: Male
Posts: 328
Location: Colorado

11 Jul 2017, 4:34 pm

It's good to see that I'm not alone in being sensitive to heat. Above about 80 degrees, I don't function well mentally. I used to think this was a reaction to having been left alone in hot cars when I was a child, but it seems to be more neurological. I tend to get sensory overwhelm when it's warm - I can do some things like walk or rake leaves or do yard-work, but the overwhelm makes it really hard to do mental tasks. If my body were a big ball of yarn, when it gets hot the ball starts to unwind and all the loose ends make it hard to concentrate, lol. At work, I used to keep a small fan under my desk for when the air conditioning let it get over 70 F.



Kitty4670
Veteran
Veteran

User avatar

Joined: 18 Nov 2014
Gender: Female
Posts: 5,302
Location: California,USA

12 Jul 2017, 5:11 pm

EyeDash wrote:
It's good to see that I'm not alone in being sensitive to heat. Above about 80 degrees, I don't function well mentally.


I don't work well mentally in the heat, below 90 degrees is ok. Above 94 is worse, it feels like my brain is fried.


Quote:
I used to think this was a reaction to having been left alone in hot cars when I was a child, but it seems to be more neurological.


I'm sorry about when you were a child, I was in a hot car too, but I was older & the car was in the shade, but there another time I wasn't in the shade, I was in the car with my father, he parked the car in the sun. I have psoriasis.


Quote:
I tend to get sensory overwhelm when it's warm - I can do some things like walk or rake leaves or do yard-work, but the overwhelm makes it really hard to do mental tasks. If my body were a big ball of yarn, when it gets hot the ball starts to unwind and all the loose ends make it hard to concentrate, lol. At work, I used to keep a small fan under my desk for when the air conditioning let it get over 70 F.


I get sensory overwhelmed when it's hot too. I am probably like you.


_________________
You are my shining star that shine so bright that guide me to the light, so keep on rockin', cuz That's Rock and Roll


Leon41
Butterfly
Butterfly

Joined: 12 Jul 2017
Age: 34
Gender: Male
Posts: 14
Location: Wales

12 Jul 2017, 5:14 pm

I too get more anxiety and discomfort in the heat and have to take cold baths or showers every morning in summer.

I love dry winters. Nice and cool and the evening air seems to crackle with possibility and excitement...



CharityGoodyGrace
Veteran
Veteran

User avatar

Joined: 9 Nov 2014
Gender: Female
Posts: 1,124

14 Jul 2017, 4:56 am

I think I have a bit of reverse Seasonal Effective Disorder; I love thunderstorms and rain and overcast days and wind. It makes me more energetic, maybe due to my depression or maybe I have ADHD, I dunno. Too mcuh heat (since anxiety generates heat) is bad for me, yeah.



harry12345
Toucan
Toucan

Joined: 26 Nov 2016
Age: 44
Gender: Male
Posts: 289

14 Jul 2017, 9:43 am

Has anyone found they deal with heat worse (or better) as they have got older.

I would say that my maximum temperature for being comfortable is now lower than it was a few years ago. It is almost as though my internal temperature is slightly higher than it was before.

I definitely have become more aware of how the heat is making me feel, whereas before I used to just shrug it off.



kraftiekortie
Veteran
Veteran

User avatar

Joined: 4 Feb 2014
Gender: Male
Posts: 67,231
Location: Queens, NYC

14 Jul 2017, 9:46 am

I don't usually deal with temperatures of 30 Celsius or above really well. Especially if the humidity is high.

I deal with 25 or below pretty well. When there's little wind, I can even deal with Minus 15 temperatures pretty well.



skiddlebugz
Sea Gull
Sea Gull

User avatar

Joined: 18 Jun 2015
Gender: Female
Posts: 242
Location: Texas

14 Jul 2017, 10:33 am

Man, I gotta admit I love hot summer days but only for a certain amount of time. It starts to agitate me and it just makes me want to go into the house and just stay in there the whole day. Also if I know i'm going to be outside I bring a water bottle because it helps me feel less agitated.


_________________
She dreamed she could so she did.


Kythe
Blue Jay
Blue Jay

Joined: 15 May 2017
Gender: Female
Posts: 86
Location: United States

14 Jul 2017, 12:17 pm

I get physically sick if the weather is too warm. I overheat very easily. I would really prefer that it be no warmer than 72-73 degrees. 74 degrees I can handle sometimes, but other times I will start to feel uncomfortably warm at that temperature and it's definitely too warm to sleep. Humidity levels may play a role. 75-76 degrees I'll start getting overheated much more easily. I think by 77 degrees is when I start really having trouble breathing but can be affected at lower temperatures with higher humidity. In general being overheated can make me dizzy, nauseated, feeling like my skin was burning. One time I felt so sick that I had to jump in the shower immediately because I felt like I was either going to collapse or have seizures(I don't even have epilepsy).

I definitely do have anxiety issues when I'm overheated, but I'm not sure if it's the heat directly, or if it's more like I'm just overwhelmed from the physical discomfort. Being overheated can make a lot of my other sensory issues much worse which will also in turn up the anxiety levels.


I also find that my IBS is worse during warmer weather, but it may be a combination of increased temperatures and increased light levels. It will start getting worse usually right after daylight savings time starts when the weather usually hasn't warmed up too much yet. I know light can't be the only factor though because I would have very bad IBS reactions to saunas.