I know some people have intense, immediate, specific heat-related symptoms, like loss of vision or inability to walk. I spent a good amount of time outside yesterday, and I am very sleepy, my body sort of aches everywhere like when you have the flu, and walking around and climbing stairs is just a lot more work than usual. My legs are more crampy, too. I've told friends in the past "If I do xyz with you tonight, I won't be able to work the next day." Fortunately, I don't have to work today. When I used to mow our yard, I would be worthless for the rest of the day but feel pretty good the next. We live in a townhouse now, so I don't have to do that.
Is my reaction to heat--sort of generalized and delayed--what anyone else experiences? Part of my neurological stuff, or just part of being eligible for membership in AARP?
I can see what you are saying. I don't get that feeling as much where I live. But when I went to Chicago last summer, the hot humid summer really hit me there. I did feel like I had the flu or something, although, I wasn't sick. I just felt bad and not like myself and I felt extra tired - even though I should have had more energy since I was down at sea level, so there's more oxygen there compared to where I live - a mile up from sea level.
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