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Heat & Tachy

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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
 

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.
 

Sushi

Moderation Resource Albuquerque
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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

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
 

L'engle

moogle
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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.
 

Ema

Senior Member
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Midwest USA
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.