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Heat & Tachy

Discussion in 'Autonomic, Cardiovascular, and Respiratory' started by Quirky, Jul 26, 2012.

  1. Quirky

    Quirky

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    Are the adrenals stressed?
    As soon as the temperature rises,
    exhausted (more than usual), dizzy,
    faintlike, confused, forgetful, and tachy
    which can last for many hours!

    Is it autonomic?

    All I can do is cold foot baths,
    wet cold towels on neck, spray body
    with cool water to bring heart rate down,

    Quirky
  2. floydguy

    floydguy Senior Member

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    Good question. I get Tachy when hot and assume this is an ANS issue but don't really know.
  3. Sallysblooms

    Sallysblooms P.O.T.S. now SO MUCH BETTER!

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    Those symptoms are some of my problems with POTS. Autonomic Neuropathy/dysautonomia.

    The autonomic nervous system doesn't work correctly in many of us and some of us have huge problems with it. Drinking a lot of water helps. How is your bp? Just be careful and watch it when you are hot. A shower chair might be needed to stay safe in a warm shower.
  4. Sushi

    Sushi Moderator and Senior Member Albuquerque

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    I have problems with temperature too and this is what an autonomic specialist told me: heat brings blood to the skin (you often look red when you are hot). We are low in blood volume already, and when a significant amount is drawn to the skin the heart, brain, has even less available than usual.

    I think that there are other autonomic implications too.

    Have you tried using a cooling vest? Mine helps me a lot if I need to go outside in the summer. It has gel "ribs" that freeze, and keep your core quite cool.

    Best wishes,
    Sushi
  5. L'engle

    L'engle moderate ME

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    I also get elevated heart-rate and other worsened symptoms in hot weather. Blech! Luckily we don't have a long summer here. The cooling vest sounds great.
  6. Ema

    Ema Senior Member

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    I would consider trying a teaspoon of sea salt in a glass of water. Low sodium can often cause tachycardia and many times this will bring it right down. It's easy to lose sodium when the weather is hot as well.
  7. taniaaust1

    taniaaust1 Senior Member

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    have you had tilt table testing. It could be autonomic issue and you may also have things such as POTS. Heat makes POTS symptoms worst.

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