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   Posted 7/12/2007 3:17 PM (GMT -6)   
The day before yesterday was like 99 degrees and soo humid!! i felt kind of nauseous because it was so hot and disgusting outside. but then i got to thinking, is this normal? i was wondering if maybe it was a symptom of lupus and whether or not other people also feel sick when it is really hot out (not just in the sun)...

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   Posted 7/12/2007 4:22 PM (GMT -6)   
I get nausea too however I don't know if its the Lupus or if it is because I get dehydrated. Drinking water more in the summer I notice is required for me and it does make me feel better. The heat will drain me something awful also but its the sun that really causes me problems which include nausea as well as fever and achiness and fatigue which I am certain is because of Lupus.
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   Posted 7/12/2007 9:53 PM (GMT -6)   
I also get nausea when I am in the heat or get too hot. When in the sun I get a rash, headache, fatigue and nausea.

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   Posted 7/13/2007 10:04 AM (GMT -6)   
I can't tollerate the heat either since I have gotten lupus. And heat plus humidity makes it even worse. Since I've been a member of this forum I've read from a lot of people here that they don't feel well in the heat and humidity. Just another wonderful by-product of this illness.

Try to stay cool and take care
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   Posted 7/13/2007 11:06 AM (GMT -6)   
I am another that cannot tolerate the heat. When its very hot my appetite is really decreased. But worse it just wears me out completely.

With this heat wave my hubby went down and bought a window air conditioner for our bedroom. It has helped so much.

We moved from Florida where everyone has central air.. to Montana into a 110 year old home. I wasn't used to going through the summers without air! I sleep much better now that the conditioner is installed.

Try taking some fresh ginger root and chopping it up. You can use as much as you like. Then boil it on the stove in a couple cups of water to get it really strong. Then let that cool and pour over ice into a pitcher, then fill the pitcher up the rest of the way. If you like a sweet drink you can add some sugar when it is boiling to make a sweet ginger syrup.

Drinking ginger REALLY helps with my nausea (I have migraines and so much nausea) drinking it iced might help you cool off.

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   Posted 7/13/2007 10:07 PM (GMT -6)   
I get nauseaus in the sun and heat too, been stuck in the dark. Leta let me know that there are medicines I'm on that make it worse and I was able to stop taking soma, which I ended up getting a full fledged allergic reaction too, and that helped with the sun sensitivity, but I still have it and the nausea is the worst part. I got my doc to prescribe me some phenergren and it helps alot with nausea. Peppermint or tummy mint tea is good too, any mint or like darlene says ginger. Also, you may want to check your blood pressure and blood sugar, I much worse when these are high. Take care and I hope you feel better and get somewhere cool and dark for a while.
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   Posted 7/14/2007 10:58 AM (GMT -6)   
wow glad that there there are other people who have these symptoms too...i thought i was all in my imagination but i definitely feel so drained in the heat. my boyfriend put an air conditioner in our room so it helped a lot and now the weather has cooled down. it was so strange though, because the other day when it was reaaally hot out i checked my temperature and i even had a low grade fever.
ginger ale is a great idea tho. whenever i was sick in the hospital i always drank ginger ale or sprite....

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   Posted 7/14/2007 7:27 PM (GMT -6)   
Misscali, I have trouble getting cool enough, even in the winter. I believe in my case it's related to prednisone and weight gain.
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   Posted 7/14/2007 8:01 PM (GMT -6)   
I have the same problem with the heat and humidity.  Bad headaches, nausea and makes me feel very weak and exhausted.  You are not alone in this.    I don't remember ever experiencing this many bad symptoms from heat last Summer even.  This is the first Summer where I have really noticed these kind of reactions.  I used to sleep through the Summer nights with a fan on and I was fine, now I turned the AC on in like early May and haven't turned it off since.  The heat here in St. Louis is making me want to move to Alaska right now.  I'm also suffering through hot flashes the past few months so the heat is even more miserable.

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   Posted 7/14/2007 11:59 PM (GMT -6)   
i used to have the problem with getting cool also when i was on higher doses of prednisone..sometimes my hands and feet feel really hot and i cannot cool them down. usually i have to take a couple tylenol. i used to love summer but now the heat just makes me exhaused and irritable. i wish i could just enjoy the sun like "normal" people :(
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