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Crystal0121

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For the past few months I've been having these little "episodes" where I overheat and get very lightheaded, weak, and shaky and it gets hard to breathe. I work at a movie theatre so it's very hot being surrounded by warmers, ovens, and a popcorn popper for hours. Last night I got to the point that I nearly passed out and almost fell over and I had to be driven home. Usually sitting down for a bit helps me feel better, but last night it didn't go away until I was driven home and rested overnight. I'm just wondering if anyone has any idea of what's going on? I'm always hydrated and I eat enough so I don't have any idea. Recently it's been happening almost every day I work and I'm not recovering very well from it Just last night it happened again and my hands felt so tingly and numb along with all the other mentioned symptoms it usually happens with heat or too much movement

    • Lunarr

      677d

      I see you have POTS from your profile! I have unspecificed dysautonomia (the fam POTS belongs to) and what you're describing happens to me everytime I push myself too far. That limit varies day to day but as soon as you start feeling that way I recommend stopping and sitting down or it'll just get unrecoverablly worse as you said. I bought a rechargable neck fan and it's super helpful for managing flare ups like this, I couldn't live without it! Sitting with a fan on you might speed your recovery up Basically, I think it's probably POTS related. Being anywhere near those hot appliances as well as moving around a lot at your job may accidentally be triggering your symptoms. The tingling numbness could be due to blood pooling and/or poor circulation. Hope this helps, please take breaks more often in a cooler location to try and avoid this!

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