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Ohhhhh. I answered too quickly- just read about the Portland opportunity. Sounds dreamy. My hubby used to fly there often & LOVED it. If the job offer materializes, I think a scouting trip is in your future :-)

Julie

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I can not take hot showers, but I do ok in the bath because I can lean my head back. I am jogging in the mornings, but now that the weather has changed I am feeling ill from my jogs, drenched in sweat, and getting adrenaline surges. I get depressed when I remember it won't be cool again until November here. I hate to make my kids move when they are so happy here, and the stress of the move would probably do me in anyway.

Hey TXPOTS-

Like you, I exercise hard 3-4 days a week and I am also DRENCHED in sweat. It's so embarrassing. I do a boot camp-style class & I am the ONLY one who looks like she got out of a shower (I am THAT wet!!!) at the end.

It's certainly harder in warm weather. My AM class starts around 60 degres and ends at 70 degrees farenheit. I find that drinking lots and lots of water during my work out to replace the fluid lost by sweating is helpful. I began this really tough regimen last June and found that consistently exercising outside throughout the entire year helped me acclimate.

I'd LOVE to move to a cooler, less humid climate. I live in northern eastern GA and 100 degrees farenheit, with 100% humidity is the norm in the summer. Our work & friends & LIFE is here though. Hard to relocate.

Try to keep it up. Run early. Drink. Drink. Drink. And then, Drink :blink:. I'm considering switching to G-2 rather than water now that it's heating up. That may help some. I've also switched to running shorts vs. running tights and sleeveless tops- even though it's 60 degrees. Once I start moving, the sweat starts rolling. Grrrrrr.

Just wanted you to know that you are not alone.

Hugs-

Julie

Thank you so much for the pointers and encouragement. I wonder if my body will acclimate to the summer heat in a few weeks, as you mentioned. I'm glad I am not alone with the sweating. This did not happen to me before POTS. In fact, people would comment that I didn't seem to sweat? Now I am literally drenched from top to bottom like someone hosed me down. We have decided to give the Houston summer one more go. If I still find a drastic difference in the seasons by next year, we will relocate to a cooler climate. I am still working on tweaking my medication regimen and hope to add some core training to my work outs. I'm like you. Our lives are here, but I was taken aback by how drastically the heat has affected me. My life is so limited that I was initially a bit down when heat took the spark out of my jogs.

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You are not alone with the sweating. Before I got sick I would routinely crawl into and work in sweltering 120+ degree attics in the heat of summer, for hours at a time installing security wiring, and my shirt never got damp. Now I sweat when I drink a cup of hot coffee in an air conditioned room.

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This is an interesting topic bc I'm in the northeast and always talking about wanting to move someplace with a moderate temp like san fransisco, Hawaii, or new Zealand.

I'm also a sweater especially at night. A lot of nights I wear sweat wicking work out clothes to bed so I don't wake up drenched.

It's weird that some pots pol have trouble sweating and some sweat too much. I wonder if it has to do with the subtype?

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I moved from South Ga to Seattle for about five years. It was HEAVEN. Now that I'm back in GA, I'm already starting to panic at the rapid temp increases. And the humidity is just AWFUL. Misting yourself just makes it worse.

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Blue - The good news is, when half of us suffer at least the other half has it easier. Enjoy the next few months. I can't wait until they find a tiltless habitable planet with constant nice weather.

Thanks Simmy,

Yes, I wish they'd hurry up and find that planet too.

blue.

:huh:

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Has anyone actually moved to a cooler climate? Just curious.

Anyone ever wonder who wrote the Wikipedia article on POTS?

Under treatment, it actually recommends a change in environment.

Some patients report that symptoms worsen with changes in barometric pressure. (For instance, before a thunderstorm.) These patients may find relief by moving to a new location where barometric pressure is relatively stable, i.e. San Diego.

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When I was DX'd at the Mayo, the autonomic doc there said unequivocally that moving to colder weather would do me good. (I live in Houston). She also told me to give up hot yoga <_< .

I've been watching this thread very avidly because my symptoms go in huge arcs, where I'm relatively fine for months at a time and disabled all morning and early afternoon for months at a time. Luckily I work from home so nobody really has to know when I transition from being showered and dressed by 8 am to when I can't shower until lunchtime and I have to lay down while I work. We keep pondering moving - we both have the same type of job and could work from just about anywhere that we can keep Eastern time zone business hours - but, like many here, our family is here in Texas.

I keep dreaming of Hawaii (spent a magically POTS-free week there once in August) or California or Vermont but seems like the consensus in this thread is the constant weather and barometric changes rather than just colder weather.

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I've lived in Georgia, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Washington State and Mississippi and I was POTSY in every environment. As far as moving though, I have considered moving to a single floor home instead of a two story; Stairs are just hard. If the market was better, we probably would sell and move. <_<

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A ranch style home is a must for us too, when my wife retires in a few years (she brings home the bacon, I eat it) because stairs are the worst, especially if I'm carrying anything, even my chihuahua.

In previous topics we've discussed barometric pressure in great detail and yes, it seems the quick changes are worse than just low pressure, so San Diego would be a fantastic location for two reasons - reasonably stable barometer AND moderate temperature - that's about as good as it gets, which is why most of us can't afford to live there.

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A ranch style home is a must for us too, when my wife retires in a few years (she brings home the bacon, I eat it) because stairs are the worst, especially if I'm carrying anything, even my chihuahua.

In previous topics we've discussed barometric pressure in great detail and yes, it seems the quick changes are worse than just low pressure, so San Diego would be a fantastic location for two reasons - reasonably stable barometer AND moderate temperature - that's about as good as it gets, which is why most of us can't afford to live there.

Last July my husband and I flew out to LA to see a cerebrospinal leak specialist. I was originally misdiagnosed with a CSF leak because the symptoms for both disorders are similar. Anyways, I could not believe how much better I felt in LA. I felt so much better that I decided my "leak" must be sealing itself, and we flew home without further exploration of a spinal leak. I got worse back home and ended up seeking more treatment which led me to my true diagnosis of POTS. I noticed a major change going from hot, humid July Houston to dry, cool, sunny LA. We can not afford to move there at this time, but I noticed a significant difference. Not saying everyone would, but I did.

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