Anyone else have these symptoms?

posted 3 years ago in Wellness
Post # 5
6407 posts
Bee Keeper

I don’t tan (intentionally), but I can tell when the air quality is lower (which is generally the case in hot weather) and also if it’s humid, because my lungs are not taking in oxygen as efficiently.  When I’m hot, my body and brain don’t work as well as they do as when I’m cooler. Add poor air quality and/or humidity, and my body definitely has to work harder.

A pounding heart may be your body working harder to compensate for being hotter and getting less oxygen.

Feeling lightheaded after being out in the full sun is not uncommon (mild sunstroke). This combined with the sudden change needed in blood pressure needed when you move from lying to standing could definitely make you feel a pressure sensation in your head.

I agree with your dr. that these are normal bodily reactions to heating up your body, being in full sun, and inhaling city air, on hot days. I wouldn’t worry about it.

BTW you seem very health-conscious, so I’m surprised you tan!

Post # 6
2731 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2014 - Disney

Are you staying hydrated?

Post # 7
11668 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

Go see a new doctor no one here can diagnose you.

Post # 8
9019 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2012

@BellaDee:   This could be thyroid related – sounds almost like hyperthyroidism.  Get a blood panel done, left untreated it’s dangerous.  Sounds like you need a new doctor!  See an endocrinologist.

Post # 9
499 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

It could easily be the heat…it’s oppressive.

It also sounds like pretty decently severe dehydration.  You should be drinking ALOT.  I will double my water intake during hot times….even if you’re not sweating physically you loose alot to evaporation.

Drink a bottle of gatoraid, then swap out with water, then back to gatoraid.  

Google pulse test and pinch test for dehydration.

Post # 12
9019 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2012

@BellaDee:  Ok, it is very good that it’s not your thyroid.  Possibly you’re just extremely heat sensitive.  I would cut back on the tanning for awhile and see if it helps you to feel better.  It could be causing some inflammatory reaction in your body, since tanning is damaging to your skin, after all.  Do you take any kind of supplements or herbs? 

Post # 14
9019 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2012

@BellaDee:  Yikes, hon!  That sounds potentially very serious.  I think you should get your heart checked and a brain scan, too.  Something serious could be going on, please don’t take any chances!  Your health is too important.  Tell your doctor to get you tested immediately.  It’s disturbing that with all these symptoms she isn’t taking you seriously.  Try changing doctors if you can.

Post # 16
6964 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

I would definitely get a second opinion. For what it’s worth, I had all of those symptoms except for the shortness of breath, and I had hypertension (BP 220/120) caused by a very rare vascular disease. I believe heat can cause vasodilation which would make the symptoms worse (same reason people with hypertension aren’t supposed to use hot tubs, etc).

Did your doctor order a holter monitor? EKG? Is your BP normal when at the office?

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