Does Heat Affect Your Scleroderma?
Posted 28 February 2007 - 01:21 AM
Last summer, when the temps got to the 80's, I felt very heavy and tired, like there was a huge weight pressing on me and it's hard to move. Also some trouble breathing and dizziness. Do you feel like that when it gets hot?
Posted 28 February 2007 - 01:30 AM
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Posted 28 February 2007 - 02:46 AM
We went to Santorini a few years ago and we took a trip around the island. I drew the line at a very steep climb up a volcano -- goodness knows why we'd want to do that anyway! But we did. I got to the base of the climb then refused to carry on. The heat was intense and I was sweating far too much. My legs were like jelly and I felt as though I couldn't breathe. The trip was insipired by the Greeks theory that part of Santorini is in fact Atlantis -- The volcano blew out the middle of the island 4,000 years ago and it sank below the sea. It caused a tsunami which totally wiped out the minoan civilisation on Crete - Here endeth the history lesson but I'm full of useless info like that!
So Yes! heat does affect sclero I think. And by the way Scleroderma is Greek for hard skin, but I think you probably already knew that?
Give me a chance to talk about Greece and I can be very boring!
Posted 28 February 2007 - 03:44 AM
Yes, the heat affects me like you and the other replies. My hands swell up and I feel more tired. The heat also makes me dizzy, specially when I forget to drink plenty of fluids. But I'll take the heat anytime over the freezing cold and the Raynauds that comes along with it. So keep warm!
Posted 28 February 2007 - 04:01 AM
Heat affects me. I get very tired and nauseated. Then when I come in from the heat to central air I get a great Raynaud's flare. Take care!
Posted 28 February 2007 - 05:49 AM
The cold affects me much more than the heat, but I do know that I can't take the heat like I used to. I also have signs of Lupus and have had several sun exposure rashes that accompany that.
Posted 28 February 2007 - 06:49 AM
Julie (Bird Lady)
Posted 28 February 2007 - 09:09 AM
Posted 28 February 2007 - 11:42 AM
We can't live in the cold, we can't live in the hot... where can we live?
You can deprive the body but the soul needs chocolate
my HMO makes me wear a helmet...
Posted 28 February 2007 - 01:47 PM
Thankfully I don't have to worry too much living in the Great Northwet.
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