Posted 6/17/2008 2:26 AM (GMT -7)
Morgoth is absolutely correct as all opiates and their deriviatives can cause problems with the heat and sun. Also correct in the facts re: the Ibuprof,taken along with the robaxin to boot and maybe it isnt the lyrica causing all the upset. I think I would consider adding a stomach prptector such as pepto or mylanta to the mix but hey that wasnt even your question was it? Sorry.
I know that once we find relief and can actually rejoin the living it is difficult to sit out events we enjoy but heat stroke is a very serious matter and if needs to be taken seriously. Many meds can cause this to happen to our bodies but some are far worse then others.
Try going out later in the evening and maybe even swimming using indoor pools or those with at least cover,the Y's usually have such pools and many health clubs as well. Carry a umbrella with you in the sun and while waiting for the bus try to stay in a shaded area if possible. I have in the past used wet wash cloths packed in a zip lock baggy and ice to cool off when I feel I am overheating outdoors. Drink plenty of water!!
Dont laugh at this one as it seems to work! I have a friend who uses those therma care heat things for her pain and she has one that goes to her lower back and it is like a velcro belt thing and has pocket sort of things in it and while she is out in the heat she uses those ice packs like you put in lunch boxes,the ones that are frozen jelly like stuff and are refreezable and puts those in her belt instead of the heated ones. She even keeps a few of those cheap (from the dollar tree) chemical ones used for emergencies in her backpack in case her frozen ones melt before she can get home. This sounds extreme for most but she is on meds that cause overheating as well as she is postmenopausal and the 2 together she says is calls for horrific measures. LOl
If you can wear a straw hat and keeping your head cool helps cool down the rest of your body,sun glasses are for heat as well as shading your eyes and use the higher sun screens if you have to be out in the direct sun and those made for babies are the best!
Stay cool and have fun!
Bilateral knee replacements,spondylosis of L-3,4,5 and S-1, osteoarthritis,premenopausal migraines.
Meds: Methadone,xanax,zanaflex,maxide,prempro,K+,indocin,lexapro,neurontin(coming off) lyrica(going onto)