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Fatigue and hot weather

Sharitone profile image

Very relieved to see everyone is talking about fatigue - feel a bit more normal now!But is anyone else finding that the hot weather is making the fatigue worse, or am I just (as usual) trying to pretend I haven't got pmr/gca?

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I am finding everyone, PMR or not, says they feel fatigued by the hot weather.

TURQ8 profile image
TURQ8 in reply to piglette

Totally agree with you. Everyone is wiped out with it, even much younger people!!

I agree with piglette.....this heat would make anyone feel fatigued....PMR or not! Certainly I find it seems to compound any pre-existing fatigue I may have. Feeling totally blathered!!😛

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ignatz in reply to Kendrew

Haven't seen 'blathered' for ...years. :)

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Kendrew in reply to ignatz

Hahaha!.... it's the Yorkshire lass in me I'm afraid. Love some of these good ol yorkshire-isms!!... addled, chuffed, fettled, ginnel. 😄

ignatz profile image
ignatz in reply to Kendrew

Dead cool (would be nice/ gallus in this weather)

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York54 in reply to Kendrew

I’m a Yorkshire lass too 🤣🤣

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Theziggy in reply to Kendrew

In Northern Ireland blather means talk a lot

Kendrew profile image
Kendrew in reply to Theziggy

It can be used to mean that too in Yorkshire if we say..."He blathered on" but can also mean exhausted..."I'm completely blathered" Really interesting .

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PMRproAmbassador in reply to Kendrew

Presumably the blathering on induced the hearer to become blathered ...

I say blethered - more Scottish?

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Highlandtiger in reply to PMRpro

Yep. Blethered/blethering for me too.

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PMRproAmbassador in reply to Highlandtiger

In fact - just remembered - we used to drive over the Brenner from Innsbruck heading for Italy and you pass a turn to Mutters and Natters. We always wondered where Havers and Blethers were ...

Kendrew profile image
Kendrew in reply to PMRpro

😂😂

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Joanbill13 in reply to ignatz

Lol neither have I

I’m a Yorkshire lass and have never heard of “blathered’ what a great word! The hot weather has made me feel blathered and my new puppy is making me feel blathered too! My husband can often make me feel blathered and PMR hasn’t even been mentioned yet!!! In fact I’m blathered out, right gradely!

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PMRproAmbassador in reply to GrannyJane

By gum - job's a good 'un ...

Yes I think everyone is feeling exhausted in the hot weather whether they have PMR/GCA or not. 🥵 Certainly that’s the situation at my work (although in fairness the building is like a greenhouse in the summer and an ice box in winter...).

PS I’d take our bit of extra heat any day over the recent floods in Europe and China and the extreme heat the West of USA and Canada have been experiencing recently. Maybe we should be adapting our houses to cope better with climate change...?

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PMRproAmbassador in reply to Highlandtiger

What a radical concept ;)

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DorsetLadyPMRGCAuk volunteer in reply to Highlandtiger

Yes but who’s going to pay for that! It would cost zillions to make over the numbers required - and we ain’t got it that’s for sure.

But a start would be on new builds!

Certainly doesn’t help when planning permission is given on flood plains! They are so named for a very good reason, but you’d never think it. 😳

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ignatz in reply to DorsetLady

It does begin to look as if the flooding reports required for Planning Applications are becoming rather out-of-date. Must remember to walk everywhere from now on....sigh.

Yes, fair enough, for new houses. Mind you my workplace is a new build and it’s absolutely terrible in the heat (and cold)...🤔

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DorsetLadyPMRGCAuk volunteer in reply to Highlandtiger

That sounds about right…..lots of talk but little action as usual from the powers that be!

Trouble is because we live in a temperate climate - and historically haven’t had extremes of weather we’ve never had to address the issues…and early days climate change experts were dismissed as loonies!

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Longtimer in reply to DorsetLady

Will never forget when I started work early eighties at a University.....a Prof (very well known) said we were now going into the ice age.....a few weeks later he changed his mind!!...have never believe d any predictions since!

Money is FAR MORE important than saving lives!!!😕

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PMRproAmbassador in reply to DorsetLady

I like what the Dutch do: plan the flooding into the development, with bridges between houses and even boat access

DorsetLady profile image
DorsetLadyPMRGCAuk volunteer in reply to PMRpro

Yes because they know what will happen if they don’t…..same as NZ buildings that are capable of withstanding earthquakes - unless extremely severe..

UK seemingly just bumbles along assuming it will be okay.

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PMRproAmbassador in reply to DorsetLady

Which I suppose it has been - until now it isn't ...

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DorsetLadyPMRGCAuk volunteer in reply to PMRpro

Yes, but for how much longer….doubt if I’ll be around, but others will be!

Bcol profile image
Bcol in reply to DorsetLady

I have wondered for many years why new houses are not being built with solar panels and heat pumps etc. If all these things were put in from the beginning it add little to the overall cost of a new house. Sadly our dear leaders, of any variety, are not too enlightened at the thought of long, let alone very long term planning.

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Flivoless in reply to Bcol

Air source heat pumps are not that efficient in our climate, except in the summer months! Ground source heat pumps are better but even they give diminishing returns as the heat extracted from the ground is not replenished at the same rate that it's removed. Insulation to Passive Haus standards on new builds is the way to go with, perhaps, hydrogen plants in the future.

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123mossie in reply to Flivoless

Our German air source heat pump functions very well, so far up to -10 degrees. Much colder too in German winters. Extraordinary to think heat can be extracted from such cold air, but it does!

Flivoless profile image
Flivoless in reply to 123mossie

At colder temperatures an air source heat pump can have a ratio as low as 1/1, no matter who makes them, so no gain at all.

123mossie profile image
123mossie in reply to Flivoless

The 'gain' is clean energy.

Flivoless profile image
Flivoless in reply to 123mossie

it's only as clean as the energy you put into it.

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123mossie in reply to Flivoless

👍

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DorsetLadyPMRGCAuk volunteer in reply to Bcol

Agree on the solar panels, especially in sunny Dorset! …but was going to add similar comments re heat pumps as Flivoless (heard discussion on radio few months ago).

As for long term planning from govt…..having worked ‘in the system’ for many years and different masters (like many on here) unfortunately they really only think short term - what’s going to get them through current term of Parliament and look good to enable them to win next election.

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PMRproAmbassador in reply to DorsetLady

Our region encourages "energetic renovation" - all about insulation and all the related stuff. We laugh - because it is exceedingly energetic while they are doing it! But building regs make new builds really good. Our own 15+ year old building is excellent even in this long lasting hot weather but people also know the rules about keeping cool. Air early morning then as soon as outside and inside temps are the same close everything and draw the curtain, preferably outside the double glazing. It is amazing how much external curtains help - we've put roll down window blinds on the balcony so the curtains inside don't blow around and that has made a trememndous difference in the afternoons when the sun is full onto the flat. If nothing else I can retreat to the cellar!

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DorsetLadyPMRGCAuk volunteer in reply to PMRpro

Is that a wine cellar? 😉

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PMRproAmbassador in reply to DorsetLady

Unfortunately not - they are even better ;)

Hi, Take it from me, it’s not just you, it’s absolutely knocking me sideways.

Just about manage to get a shower. We have been living on salads for the the last few days, but, today I decided to cook a meal, big mistake, I’m back to salads tomorrow.

Not long now until the weather goes back to normal.

Xx

I've always felt extra tired when it's very hot. It's the humidity. Thank goodness we have a temperate climate in the UK and our weather is changeable very fast.7 miles from here there were hail stones the size of golf balls!

Oh absolutely worn out here with a mini flare too.

I've been swimming in the local reservoir the last two nights to cool off and it was soooo lovely, surrounded by lovely Yorkshire hills. But I won't lie, looking forward to some cooler weather.

I lived in New York for a couple of years many moons ago. I had always been more than usually exhausted by hot weather growing up in England. However, on return from the USA, I found that when it got hot in the UK, while everyone ese was drooping around, I was now charging about full of beans. Maybe it was a change in the blood caused by living in a different climate?? I'm now long past that, back to UK normal and flopping around wondering if this is a flare.

yes i'm a lot more tired than usual I think, had put it down 15mg Pred and old age but am really keeping out of the sunshine now. Used to love it!

😎

My daughter in Adelaide South Australia is experiencing the coldest weather there since 1989 Its 6C overnight with drizzle!

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PMRproAmbassador in reply to Mary73

When we visited Melbourne we went out towards Philip Island but during the day it was chucking it down and 11C. It was well down to single figures for the overnight forecast ... The penguins probably didn't mind but we would have!! That must have been mid-September.

I very tired these days and I find the intense heat exhausting too. I feel like I have stiffened on the shouldes as well. Not sure if this is just coincidental 🤔.

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