Last reply 3 months ago
Heat recovery time

For those of you who deal with heat intolerance, how long does it take you to recover? My fatigue increases and my mental acuity decreases in the heat. Seemed to take about 1 1/2 hours to recover this morning. It was about 85F walking into the office. Just wait until we’re hitting 110+ in a month, sheesh…

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stumbler
4 months ago

@ryanc , it’s however long it takes your body to return to its normal operating temperature.

I can understand your apprehension about the coming months. Have a search on the forum (magnifying glass, top left) and search for “cooling” for some ideas.


cosine
4 months ago

Keep drinking water, don’t stop it. And don’t drink water that is too cold because then your body will try to warm it up and in doing so you’ll warm up. Tepid water is best. But don’t go overdosing on water. as long as your sweating it out it should be fine. Also i suppose you need to make sure your minerals arent getting too low while drinking water so maybe tonic water?


nutshell88
4 months ago

Worked couole of days just after Eid vacation got headacge since day
1 under 120 F 49c it stopped after I slept after I asked them to have anither 2
Weeks off work from my yearly vacation. And slept in peace


mamawals
4 months ago

If you drive to work, is it possible to get a closer parking spot as a reasonable accommodation?


laurence_robins
4 months ago

@ryanc Hi heat intolerance Utophs Syndrome look it up well it gets worse I used to enjoy hot places and weather but have now got to the stage anything over 12c knocks me flat I find air con is a big help sit in a car with air con on and can get functions back within half hour . It now affects me when it is too cold as well . But air con is almost an essential rather than a luxury.good luck with everything.


potter
4 months ago

My heat intolerance gets worse every year. It can take me up to 4 hours to recover from being outside in the summer. I am alright running errands until about noon and then I have to go inside and hide. Everyone has air conditioning in Kansas, it is not unusual to have 112F humid days in July. Our central air went out in September and we had to buy a window unit until it could be repaired. It was 105 that entire month, I lived in our bedroom. Potter


xesgary
4 months ago

the older i get [i am 68] the longer it takes to recover,i find that a warm shower will do it for me.also the heat is not the main problem it is the added humidity.so far it has been fairly cool in ct.


harmonypuss
3 months ago

My heart intolerance has been pretty rough for the past 20-odd years, it’s only had to get to about 13c and I was burning up, turning red/purple and almost passing out. I’ve always made a point of carrying loads of water everywhere with me because it could take 4-6hrs to recover from the dizziness alone.
My weight has obviously played a part too. Last year I had major surgery and have since lost a huge amount of weight which appears to be beneficial for my heat tolerance as late last summer and so far this year I’ve been able to manage up to 17/18c before experiencing problems


ryanc
3 months ago

Thank you all for your input. Sounds like my experience is not outside the norm.


julie_marie_reimer
3 months ago

To me it pretty much depends on when I was doing during the heat if I was actively doing something outside it takes a very long time for me to recover like days that what I do for cool down quickly I’m female honestly and truly and nothing in my the and you Know the long popsicles you used to get as a kid I keep my freezer full of them. I’m constantly eating them and I don’t like the blue ones can I find myself them in the ones I put a 100 month boobs if I’m walking up like the gas station for saying and it’s extremely high 01 have an episode I was given my bro underneath my boobs that per bigger task at hand I have like this big huge Ace bandage i put ice packs on my back & waist hold them in place by wrapping bandage around my waist it’s crazy⁶ because ice packs are touching my bare skin I can’t even feel the coldness at times unles i touch my skin with me hand but can’t feel it from the inside

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