Anyone else having trouble with this heat?

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   Posted 8/15/2008 10:08 AM (GMT -7)   
Good Morning Everyone,
Well it's good right now but of course it's only 9:56 am and 75 degree's so far.  Yep gearing up for a hot one today.  The surrounding forcast calls for 92 but where I am we hit up to 5 degree's higher then that.  And unfortunately the humidity is climbing too.  And Saturday it's supposed to be more of the same and my brother is taking me and my mom out to my daughters for an overnighter and she has no A/C and only 2 fans in her 2,200 square foot home!!  omg I can see it now all of us sitting around sweating our butts off and me feeling sick.  I have a real problem in the higher heat.  I swell up like a ballon if I don't have a cold room to hang out in and I can get pretty sick with the diabetes meds I am on.  I am worried about the edema problem I have been having this summer in my legs more then anything.  The grandkids are all hyped up about this visit though and I cant bail on them now.  I will have to make room in the back of Randy's SUV for a few extra fans at least or there is no way. 
I have told my daughter for 2 years in a row now that they have got to get some A/C out there and she says her hubby doesnt think it's needed.  Helloooooooo he is always out to sea this time of year so he isnt living in this mess.  It's not fair to Barb's kids if nothing else to have to try and sleep in a sweltering house and she has that sick baby that should be comfortable as well.  If it's because her hubby is too darn cheap to buy her a couple units I will buy them myself so next year they can be cool.  As of right now there isnt a A/C unit to be had in town and not much chance of finding a fan either.  So how do the rest of you handle the heat?  Does it make any of you as sick as I get?  I can take it to about 75 then after that no way.  And when we get weeks in the high 90's or into the 100's I dont usually even leave the house.  I already know when I wake up if it is going to be a cooker cause my nose is completely stuffed up and I have a headache.
Then the first part of next week our weather will drop into the 60's and rain!!!  I think it's the constant up's and down's that really make ppl sick.  I hope everyone has a good day and is staying as cool as possible.
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   Posted 8/15/2008 10:40 AM (GMT -7)   
The increased humidity bothers me the most. Be it hot or cold. I think it is the barometric pressure that is the culprit here. For me it is anyway.

I hope that your day continues to go good Karen. I hope it doesn't get too hot. Heat bothers me also. But it hasn't been really bad here this summer. We had a cool spring and not too many really hot days, so far.

Have a wonderful day
Hugs, Karen
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   Posted 8/15/2008 10:44 AM (GMT -7)   
The heat and humidity can have a devastating effect on most of us.  For myself, I tend to hibernate in the house in the air conditioning and only go out in the evening if it cools off.  I hate staying in the house so much, but it is better than getting sick.  If I get too hot I will actually pass out.  That happened once at Cedar Point amusement park, just a few minutes after we arrived.  I ended up spending the day in the medical office.  No fun!  I don't know what to suggest that will really help in your situation.  Drink plenty of liquids, try to keep your feet up and don't over due.  Not much help I know.  Maybe you'll get lucky and there will be an unexpected cool front. rolleyes
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   Posted 8/15/2008 4:45 PM (GMT -7)   
We haven't had any heat so far this "summer" (nope, no sarcasm there!  ok, a bit wink )  I would have liked the cooler temps, but with the rain too, it has just been a horrible year.  At this point, I would trade it for a hot humid summer.
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   Posted 8/16/2008 5:37 AM (GMT -7)   
Karen, I sure have trouble with the heat of summer.  When I'm at school my job requires me to be outside with the kids at recess for 15 minutes of the morning and afternoon.  I make it pretty good of the morning, but when it comes time to go out in the afternoon I almost have a panic attack before I get them to the playground.  I smother so much from having asthma and  being overweight too.  I lost 56 pounds last winter, but I'm slowly gaining it back again. I just can't stop eating.  It's been in the 90's here for the past few weeks and I sure am suffering from it.  My other problem is that I freeze to death under the air-conditioner.  I usually wear a sweater in the classroom.
Does that make sense?
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   Posted 8/16/2008 6:47 AM (GMT -7)   
My air conditioning goes on and off (not very energy effecient). One minute I'm cold- the next I am hot. How miserable without air conditioning!
We have not been too hot here this summer up till this weekend will be hitting the upper 80's. I feel for you- the weather affects me too when it fluctuates. GamJill
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   Posted 8/16/2008 6:57 AM (GMT -7)   
I live in FL and I cannot stand the heat with all the meds. Then the humidity is terrible on the joints when it rains. The only saving grace is the AC. I thank God for that because I have lived and worked without AC. Invest in a window unit if that is all you can afford so you can sleep. When the thermostat is set too high, I have trouble sleeping even with a sleeping pill.
You might want to try cold packs that they have in Walmart or any drugstore.
I hope you feel better soon
Hugs, Sunny Dottie

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   Posted 8/16/2008 8:03 AM (GMT -7)   
I know I'm having a difficult time with the heat myself. The worst part is that I can't sleep if I'm too hot. I keep waking up in the middle of the night because of it. I started turning the thermostat down every night but it doesn't always help. I can't use fans cause the noise will keep me up.

During the day I use fans to help keep me cool as well as drinking lots of cold water and keeping a wet wash cloth wrapped around my neck. Sometimes I even have to rub myself down with an ice pack to help fight the heat.

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   Posted 8/16/2008 9:20 AM (GMT -7)   
YES! smhair
The heat is driving me crazy.  I can't wait for the fall!!! 
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