Prozac and Heat

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TeNNiSd0C09
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   Posted 8/10/2009 6:22 PM (GMT -7)   
I was wondering if anyone has had this type of symptom... I have noticed since being on prozac that i have an extreme sensitivity to heat. i cant stay outside very long at all. And i may have learned this the hard way. I went to TN the other day to watch some dirtbike races and we parked like 2 miles away and got a ride. But, on the way back we had to walk. with my fibro, I didnt make it half way before i couldnt feel my legs or arms. and i had to lie down in the road 4 times. i got extremely sick and it was really REALLY scary and bad. Its humid in the South for those who dont know so it was over 100... I had all the symptoms of heat exhaustion before having all the symptoms of heat stroke, except for the unconsciousness and coma... but I had all the others.
 
It was the scariest thing thats ever happened to me and I was sure I was going to die. Not to mention I was there with ONLY my little brother and I was 2 hours away from home. This was the first time I had ever went out of town without my parents and such so I was nervous anyways and then I thought I was going to die. I thought my 14yo bro would have to drive us home. I tried to get people to stop and help, but no one did... I finally made it to the car. I wasnt even sweating anymore. i turned a funny color. and i was very agitated and acting really weird. i started to call 911 a few times, they had paramedics there for the races so i could have gotten help...but i didnt. i really should have i know. i was scared though and my instinct was to just get home. i had to wait about 30 minutes before i could even hold my head up to drive. i did my best and i made it home okay. it took a few hours before i felt okay again, but i felt the affects of it for a few days..
 
has anyone taking prozac ever had this kind of reaction to heat before? i have always lived here and Im used to this type of heat, i have never experienced this kind of thing before and i have always been outside and active in this type of weather. but i have never had this kind of problem until i started taking the prozac...any thoughts?
Lyrica (15 months-quit Feb. 09), Paxil (10 months-quit 6-4-09), Started Cymbalta 6-6-09(horrible effects on me), Rozerem, Melatonin  Fibromyalgia, Depression, Anxiety, Panic Attacks-currently in therapy-new pdoc-possible Borderline Personality Disorder...
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   Posted 8/10/2009 7:20 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Christi,

Does it say anything about avoiding heat in your medication pamphlet that you get from the pharmacy? Or have you looked on internet?

I found that since fibro, I can't handle extreme heat or cold. And it has been hot and humid here too. Luckily I work in air condition and have it at home. But can't go out without it.

I think that extreme heat could have effected anybody. You were probably out in it for too long and then had that long walk afterwards. But you can always talk to your doctor and see what he says about it. But be careful in extreme heat like that. I am glad that you are feeling better now. Try to stay cool. And drink plenty of fluids. Preferably water.

Hugs, Karen
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TeNNiSd0C09
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   Posted 8/10/2009 8:17 PM (GMT -7)   
cant find anything specific about it.. but I have read that anyone taking any kind of anti-depressant are more prone to heat related ilnesses.. (hyperthermia, heat exhaustion, etc.)

other than that, nothing.. perhaps it was just a thing.. idk.. ive never had a problem like that though.. now everytime i go outside i start to feel sick.. Im not sure.. i guess its just a thing...
Lyrica (15 months-quit Feb. 09), Paxil (10 months-quit 6-4-09), Started Cymbalta 6-6-09(horrible effects on me), Rozerem, Melatonin  Fibromyalgia, Depression, Anxiety, Panic Attacks-currently in therapy-new pdoc-possible Borderline Personality Disorder...
"Cracks in the concrete are just reminders that you fall apart no matter how strong you are"
"Sometimes it is best to forget what you feel and remember what you deserve"
   


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   Posted 8/10/2009 9:34 PM (GMT -7)   
It could very well be a part of the fibro. Maybe address this on the fibro forum. I know it bothers me now, where it didn't so much before.

Talk to you again soon.

Hugs, Karen
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