Guest Julia59 Posted August 20, 2005 Report Share Posted August 20, 2005 Ok----I've been meaning to post this, and reading about the cool vests brought it back to memory---although I don't know how I can forget this..................This summer has by far been the worst summer for me since my POTS diagnosis.I know we had pretty much the same summer last year, and I know the summer of 2002 was really bad----heat wise, but I was not affected as badly those years as I am this year for some reason.Is it me----or can a person with POTS get wiped out from just walking from the car in the parking lot to the store? I mean it----just in 1-2 minutes i'm on the verge of collapse, and I really have a difficult time recovering once inside the store or where ever I am. I have a cold wrap for my neck that I use often, and sometimes I take it with me when we go out. Yesterday it was real hot and muggy, but didn't feel like sitting around in the house one more day---so I took a cruise over to my parents. I took a chocolate blast to my husband on his route-(mail carrier) as i'm sure the heat wasn't very pleasant for him either. This was a little out of the way, but I just took a different route to my parents end of town. I noticed when I drank a few sips of my husband's drink I had instant relief, but so temporary------------------ .I didn't stay long at my parent's because I was so wiped out from that little trip, I needed to get back home. When I was near my end of town I still felt pretty wiped out, but not panicked, so I thought what the heck, i'll drive to "pet supplis plus" and get that darn doggie tooth paste--(don't laugh). I have a litle dog, and if you don't brush their teeth---they will rot quickly............. The parking lot is set up in a way where you face the building. I only had to walk about 10 feet! I had the Dog with me, and as we went into the building I though I might not make it. Then a really nice woman was helping me find a tiny tooth brush. They didn't have one----but she kept trying to help, by calling everywhere. Meanwhile everyone wants to see my Dog. Don't get me wrong, I like when people notice my cute doggy, but I made a mistake, I should have gone home. I was trying to be nice while on the verge of collapse. It was almost kind of funny. Any other time---we both zip in in out of there.I just find it hard to believe that such a short period of time in the heat can do that to a person. Once I got home and layed back on the couch, I pretty much snapped out of it, and didn't feel too bad the rest of the night.I often wonder if the spinal issues can add more of an issue with heat---or if I have something else going on......... Before it would take a while for me to be affected. Heck, last year I made it through 5 hours at an outdoor rally---it was rough---but I recovered. I was really surprized I made it, but it was in the lower 80s. This year I would never make it--------------------- Julie :0) Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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