By ONeil Latest Reply 2011-07-08 14:03:39 -0500
Started 2010-06-20 12:52:23 -0500

I would like to know if anyone has this problem to where the heat makes them Sick and were you don't have any engery to move. See I felt sick to my stomack and to where all I did is sleep. and my BS was going up and down but , even though I was drinking a lot of water. can anyone help me out so I don't get so sick. to where I feel like I am going to black out for the heat.
See I have not had this problem be for so what do I do ? .

38 replies

leana1967 2011-07-08 13:59:48 -0500 Report

This happens to me a lot, I am heat sensitive and take heat sensitive medication and become over heated easily , i become sick to my stomach,headache,dizzy, and feel as if I am going to black out or pass out the 4th of july weekend was like this i had to lay in the floor at my mamma's right over the ac vent and a box fan then i just wanted to sleep the rest of the day you can also have a drop in your sugar and i hate when that happens to me and i get real shaky and week,when i get to hot and i have to have a cool wet cloth or something on my forehead when i get to hot I hope this helped

Jim Edwards
Jim Edwards 2011-07-08 12:04:28 -0500 Report

I find avoidance of too much heat is the key. Hard for me to do since I work at a kids camp. If I feel that I am heating up and am pretty sure I am not dehydrated, I go to out water processing plant here at camp and lay down on the concrete floor for 20-30 minutes. The cool floor in touch with my body helps cool me down quickly. When I am home, I will lay down and have an ice pack (like the ones my insulin comes in) and have it behind my neck and also put one on each wrist. this helps to cool the blood and the body quickly. I know once I start feeling sick, I just have to wait it out, that is why I try to prevent it from getting that far. Jim

leana1967 2011-07-08 14:03:39 -0500 Report

thank you , your post has helped me to i did not know that about the blood cause after i cool down my skin is still hot to the touch like i have a fever when i don't

Keddiekilowatt 2011-06-07 14:56:54 -0500 Report

Hi, I have been heat sensitive for several years. I got a mild case of heat exhaustion as a 20 year old. I was hanging clothes on a very hot day in Missouri. Ever since I get sick if I get too hot. So I have learn to recognize the beginning symptoms. Skin hot and clammy, headaches, & lack of energy. I go straight to the shower and take a cool one. You want to bring down your core temperature. So don't start out cold. You'll shock your body. Instead start out warm and gradually lower the temperature of the water. I also take Advil or Aleve for the headache. Drink a lot of ice water to not only keep you hydrated, but cool your inner body. If you have air condition stay in as much as you can. If you have just fans and open windows. stay in a shaded area as much as you can. As the others have pointed out some of you meds can make you more sensitive to the sun and heat. Talk to your Doctor he may have further advise on handling this problem.

MewElla 2011-02-20 16:53:26 -0600 Report

Yes, the heat does a number on my body. If I have to be outside, I go early in the morning for my exercise. Dehydration can set in quickly..

angelhart0464 2011-02-20 16:47:38 -0600 Report

hi , i live in texas , and yes the heat makes me sick it make me feel like im going to passout , in the summer i try to stay in the house most of the time because i get dizzy and feel sick it gets hot over here and the meds dont help either they make you feel to in the heat hope this helps have a great day

dglg03 2010-07-10 13:23:08 -0500 Report

Hi Anna,
I know how you feel. My skin, especially on my arms, feels like they are frying in a pan with too much grease! After a year or two of pain, I found out that some of my diabetic drugs require me to stay out of direct sunlight. The combination of some drugs can be deadly with too much heat from sun rays. How special, the Dr does not tell me this when prescribing my regimen. I get severe migraines too, lasting for days and dehydration quickly. Not always caused by diabetis, sometimes the weather, high pressure in the air and the combination of drugs I am taking. Too much to think about and try to control. Twelve years of practice and I still have issues. I suggest google your meds, find out the side effects, print them out and compare so you can see for yourself what is good and what is not good in combination with other drugs, then talk to your Dr. if you need a change. There are many options. Good luck.

Jim Edwards
Jim Edwards 2011-07-08 12:12:04 -0500 Report

Once diagnosed, I went back to all of my med sheets and read them over. I am no longer on the one that told me to stay out of the direct sun. I do not know for sure that this is the current company name, but goggle Med-Guard. It is a site that will have you list all of your medications (don't forget your supplements). It will warn you of the common side effects and potential interaction. For instance, from the info I got there, I no longer take Crestor at the same time I take magnesium. It is just another tool for your box. remember that ALL of your health care providers should be provided with an updated medication list each time you visit.

ONeil 2010-07-13 21:39:50 -0500 Report

Thank you I will.
Sorry for being so late on anwsering you but I been busy and not only that I been see My Grandfather do to he will be 102 on the juyl 29th and I got the news that he has congested heart falier so I had to go to spend time with him. He love my vist to so that as good, even though he dose not now me by name but as one of his Grand doughters to me that was good.
God Bless . Anna

MAYS 2010-07-13 22:08:25 -0500 Report

Wow … 102 !
That is truly a blessing, imagine all that he has seen during his lifetime.

ONeil 2010-07-14 05:24:44 -0500 Report

Yes , and he has told me all this , and not only that he is the olds Veteren in are area. and he knows that to. so I am very proud of him.. if you would to see what he looks like fell free to look at my Photo on the last page and you will see it because that is the most resent pictuer of him.

Thank you lol. Anna

gregsteele 2010-06-22 04:12:24 -0500 Report

Ive noticed that the heat really gets to me like it never did before , i just thought it was part of getting older but now realize it started when i was diagnosed thanks for the enlightenment love to all GREG

ONeil 2010-06-22 13:10:15 -0500 Report

You are very welcome,
I thought the same way but when I talk to my DB nutristies she told me that this can happen and that it would make your BS go up. And it is not because you are getting older. see I already thought of that that is why I was asking her to see if it was me or not and it was not me. so that is why I do not go out side when it realy hot out side.

Well Greg, you have a good day lol

Diane987 2010-06-20 23:59:37 -0500 Report

Typically, I get terrible migraine headaches from the heat. It would only take an hour or two of being outside on a hot day, even if I was just sitting there. I would have to drink enormous amounts of water or gatorade; lay still in total silence and darkness; and take 800 mg of ibuprophen to get rid of the headache. If I was lucky, it only took a few hours. Bad headaches would take a couple of days to recover.

I am so happy that I spent all day Father's day out in the sun and heat at a picnic. I did get even a hint of a headache today. There are two things that are different about today compared to all of those other times. 1) I don't take insulin anymore I take Byetta. 2) I drink Reliv nutritional supplement shakes.

ONeil 2010-06-21 06:58:36 -0500 Report

I understand I get migraine headaches I am down for a week.
But see I am on Insulin only at night time ( Levermer ) and it seems some times that it don't work ether. I do drink Gatorate to to help and a lot of water.
I do thank you very much.
I do not go out side when it is hot at all cause of the heat and the sun.


Jim Edwards
Jim Edwards 2011-07-08 12:15:34 -0500 Report

You may want to take a look at the sugar content in Gatorade. Pedilyte (?sp), available with baby products does not have the sugar, but does have the electrolytes.

Elrond 2010-06-20 23:08:17 -0500 Report

Maybe I'm weird. I'm just the opposite. I spent over a half-century in the midwest where temperatures rarely reach 100 degrees in the summer but often fall far below 0 in the winter. In recent years, I found myself increasingly unable to bear the winters so I relocated to Phoenix, AZ where 40 degrees in winter is considered frigid and 120 in summer is normal. I love it here. *shrug*

ONeil 2010-06-21 07:01:28 -0500 Report

you can keep it. I would like the weather to be 70 to 75 , that I can handle that

shoe 2010-07-10 14:25:16 -0500 Report

In Toronto we have just gone thru a heat wave it was very difficult thank heavens we live in a condo and its airconditioned .. Days got as high as 43 C


msann 2010-06-20 22:04:37 -0500 Report

hi i dont do well with heat either, i took aunt to cemetery yesterday it was early but temp was like aiready 85, i felt sick after getting there, for us it is bad, i got headache from that all day, just felt better today, just try and stay kool, have great day

ONeil 2010-06-21 07:03:45 -0500 Report

well you all stay cool to.
we are to get up to 80 to 85 today and this is the day where I will be in side all day and out of the sun.

RAYT721 2010-06-20 21:16:14 -0500 Report

I don't do well with the heat either. I have little fans in my condo and at my desk which I sometimes use even in the middle of winter. I also shower (or bathe) when I am at home to keep my body temperature down or sometimes I will just splash water on my face or arms when I need to. I'd move to Alaska but I just can't take all that darkness.

ONeil 2010-06-21 07:07:52 -0500 Report

well all I have is a fan and some times that dose not work, see I do a lot of sewing all day and with the heat it make it hard for me to do it, so all I want to do is sleep and that is not good ether.

what dose the temp get in Alaska at this time of year.

RAYT721 2010-06-21 19:22:32 -0500 Report

found on travelalaska.com: Temperatures in Alaska during the summer range from 60°F-80°F. Nighttime and early mornings are cooler, from the 40's - 50's. Late August and September departures could encounter cooler temperatures and slightly fewer hours of sunlight, as fall arrives early at these latitudes.

ONeil 2010-06-22 03:15:46 -0500 Report

That is okay I will stay where I at. to me the Temps sound to cold for me at nighttime.
well you have fun there and God Bless you for living their.

SkipT 2010-06-20 14:59:07 -0500 Report

As diabetics, we are sort of predisposed to having issues with heat. You might have to get yourself a cooling vest. Most of them are sold to help people with MS (my wife has MS) and that is how I became aware of the vests. Just google cooling vests and you will get a number of sites.

ONeil 2010-06-21 07:10:46 -0500 Report

Thank you I will check it out. that just might help me.cause I hate the heat to where I never us to mind before.

Jim Edwards
Jim Edwards 2011-07-08 12:21:17 -0500 Report

Or, if you take insulin, just freeze those packs and tape them all over your body. Sure, people will stare and wonder, but at least you will be cool!

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