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31℃ In Manchester!

Wazza84
Wazza84

Hiya everybody...

It’s been so hot the past 2 days here in Manchester & I’m finding it hard to cope. Constant headache, dehydrated & extra fatigued.. I’m drinking plenty of water and carrying out breathing exercises but it’s too hot for me. 🥵

Is anybody else affected by the heat/sun?

#staysafe

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Yes! It's the same in London, we are 31° too, I've literally just come inside, tried to sit outside but my daily head pain increased massively 😩 So I'm back inside now sitting right in front of the fan drinking my 5th pint of water 😳

Wazza84
Wazza84
in reply to bbharry

I sat outside this mornin but soon started overheating and it’s just gettin hotter & hotter 🥵

bbharry
bbharry
in reply to Wazza84

Ditto, I tried yesterday, sat for 5-10 minutes came in for 20 to cool down, Did that three times And gave up, the pain was too bad 😬

Forgot to say feel way more exhausted than normal ☹️😴 I find using a couple of pinches of pink Himalayan salt in my drinking water helps 🙏🏼

Wazza84
Wazza84
in reply to bbharry

Pink Himalayan salt? I’ll have to Google that one 😬

bbharry
bbharry
in reply to Wazza84

You can get it in most supermarkets, it contains all the natural electrolytes & minerals that are taken out of normal white salt, I use it a lot with my athletes especially in the heat, It's Great for dehydration as is coconut water but I've run out ☹️

Have you thought about wearing a cap/hat you can get some nice ones, lite & airy, protects the top of the head from hot sun, maybe it would help so you can enjoy the sun a little longer x take care

Wazza84
Wazza84
in reply to Blossoms2

Think I do need to wear a hat as I have 2 burr holes in my skull on top of my head.. 😬

Blossoms2
Blossoms2
in reply to Wazza84

A very good reason to wear one then., maybe 🙂 x

Yes this hot weather has zapping my energy.

I’ve always loved the sun, but now I’m struggling to get any thing done. Instead of sun bathing, I’m off to bed for a sleep.

Fatigue seems very high.

Wazza84
Wazza84
in reply to Plenty

I used to like the sun but these days it just wipes me 🥵

It wrecks me too! I have to drink lots of fluids anyway due to having a shunt, so it feels like I never stop drinking water these days. I've been faffing about with trying to make my own iced tea and coffee. The thunderstorms give me a headache and nothing seems to fix it but time :( you're not alone!

Wazza84
Wazza84
in reply to Owl51

Yea I’m drinking at least 2 litres of water a day.. think I’m putting on water weight 🙄😄

sealiphone
sealiphone
in reply to Wazza84

A few weeks ago I went out with weather not too hot walked up and weather then soared past yesterday.

Not enough water, dehydrated and struggled to get home as I felt delirious, learned my lesson next time backpack weighed so much I struggled.

Yes it wipes me out too and I get much worse headaches. I’ve got weaker side from a stroke and it makes my leg hurt much more. We need the rain to come.

Wazza84
Wazza84
in reply to Fificakes2

Thunderstorms & rain are forecast for tomorrow but still gonna be above 25 •c 🥵

Yep. Yesterday was a wash out for me. Spent all day inside drinking water and sleeping.

Use wet towels (or washcloths) on your body for evaporation cooling. Use a Body cooling vest (eg. an Ice Vest). Have a fan blowing on you. Other ideas FYI:

healthline.com/health/how-t...

Wazza84
Wazza84
in reply to sashaming1

Thanks.. I’ve never even heard of an ice vest 😬

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