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Forum => Talk => Topic started by: ditchdwellers on 09 Jul 2022 12:23PM

Title: Hot Weather
Post by: ditchdwellers on 09 Jul 2022 12:23PM
How's the weather in your part of the country?

Here in Sunny Sussex it's been a mixture of hot, sunshine and muggy, humid, oppressive heat.
Today is overcast and humid. Not very nice at all with very little air movement and I'm right on the coast!

I find the weather affects the way I feel quite drastically and find this sort of weather a bit of a struggle.

The forecast for the next week is very hot weather, so take care my friends  :f_hug:
Title: Re: Hot Weather
Post by: Sunshine Meadows on 09 Jul 2022 01:25PM
It is hot and clammy here in the East Midlands. Last night was the worst so far I mean want with menopausal night sweats and the humidity I did not get much sleep at all.

The little birds are not showing themselves much around the bird feeders which has me worried. I was not able to fill the feeders and make sure there was water for a day and a half. I hope they are okay.

Cold damp weather badly affects my ability to walk and move around so summertime sees m e playing catch up but this weather has me just as beat.

Title: Re: Hot Weather
Post by: oldtone27 on 10 Jul 2022 09:34AM

Here further west along the coast from Sussex it was cloudy and muggy before lunch yesterday but then clear became sunny and quite pleasant although perhaps a little hot for my taste.

Today early light cloud has lifted and its warming. Very still so could get too hot.
Title: Re: Hot Weather
Post by: ditchdwellers on 10 Jul 2022 10:44AM
Hi Oldtone *waving*,

It sounds like we have similar weather today. A day for finding a shady spot and not doing much in particular!
Title: Re: Hot Weather
Post by: Sunshine Meadows on 10 Jul 2022 11:24AM
I do feel lucky to live in a terraced house with tall ceilings this time o f year because right now I can be in my study and it is fairly cool. Of course in winter it can feel cold and drafting but can reduce the amount of rooms being heated if I have to.

Oh something else about the hot weather does watching tv programs or movies that are set in the winter snow have a cooling effect on anyone else but me?
Title: Re: Hot Weather
Post by: ditchdwellers on 10 Jul 2022 12:07PM
I can't say watching films etc of snowy and winter scenes makes any difference to my body temp.

Not that I've noticed anyway  :f_erm:

*note to self: must pay more attention and stop falling asleep every time I try to watch something 😴
Title: Re: Hot Weather
Post by: KizzyKazaer on 10 Jul 2022 06:01PM
 :f_laugh:   I think sleep is the best way to escape this damn heat, if you can nod off in the first place...

It's 27.5C in my second-floor flat right now, and I can see it rising to 30C plus tomorrow and Tuesday when the heatwave is supposed to peak.   Hey-ho, can't do owt else but just put up with it and try to do as much as I can in the mornings when it's 'only' 25C.... I do have a desktop fan if necessary, but wary about using too much electric with the energy prices as they are these days  :f_steam:   Anyway, exceptional weather like this doesn't tend to last too long (she says optimistically)
Title: Re: Hot Weather
Post by: oldtone27 on 11 Jul 2022 09:52AM
Getting warm this morning. Fortunately my bungalow is quite cool as there is a nearby oak tree that provides perfect shade in midsummer. Living room is quite long with windows mainly at one end so one can retreat to the shady end.
Title: Re: Hot Weather
Post by: Sunny Clouds on 11 Jul 2022 10:24AM
I like the warmth but am a bit discombobulated.  I used to love heat.  Malfunctioning thyroid.  In 18 years Territorials, my fastest ever annual fitness test run was in Cyprus, morning heat, about 40 degrees just after flying out from London  20 degrees cooler.

In recent years, I've felt cold to the point of absurdity, with the added effect of medication that impairs thyroid function.  Night time:- 3 radiators round bed, thermometer next to bed 19-20 degrees.  Socks, knicks, leggings, long-sleeved T, 2-3 hot water bottles, top sheet, 13 tog duvet, 3-4 layers of fleece blanket.   


About 3 weeks ago, I changed when I take my thyroxine from when I get up for the day to when I get up in the night to go to the loo.  In less than a week, I was reducing bedding and layers of daytime clothing.  I've even taken my pullover off sometimes.  Not all the time, though.  The thermometer on the wall above my desk is showing 25 degrees and I've got a woolly pullover on over my long-sleeved T-shirt.  But if I'm moving around, doing housework or going for a walk, I can now cast it off.

That being said, I've been trying to get more physically active, so a heatwave is an excellent opportunity to get me to take my pullovers off, which is important if my thyroid pill timing is good and I need to psychologically re-acclimatise to not wearing pullovers all the time. 
Title: Re: Hot Weather
Post by: lankou on 11 Jul 2022 11:27AM
Apt film clip:-

Title: Re: Hot Weather
Post by: Sunny Clouds on 11 Jul 2022 12:50PM
Title: Re: Hot Weather
Post by: KizzyKazaer on 16 Jul 2022 09:05PM
Monday looks like the direst day of this heatwave with forecasters warning of 40C for parts of the country, so for anyone living in the worst-affected areas, stay safe and thank goodness it should all be over by Wednesday...
Title: Re: Hot Weather
Post by: Sunny Clouds on 16 Jul 2022 09:20PM
I feel really sorry for people that feel the heat.  I've just come back from a walk and I'm feeling a bit hot and I can't help but think of all those people out there that find heat uncomfortable and my heart goes out to those that are struggling.
Title: Re: Hot Weather
Post by: ditchdwellers on 20 Jul 2022 03:12AM
It's now raining, windy, and much cooler which is great so why am i still awake at 3.10am!

Typical  :f_steam:
Title: Re: Hot Weather
Post by: Sunny Clouds on 20 Jul 2022 11:06AM
You were awake because you're an awkward so-and-so who refuses to be affected by weather in precisely the same way as your next door neighbour.

Quick, go and tell the conspiracy theorists - they'll want some evidence this is all a scam or something!

Title: Re: Hot Weather
Post by: Sunshine Meadows on 20 Jul 2022 04:18PM
My teeth hurting or to be more precise it feels like my teeth are hurting a lot and it is Trigeminal Neuralgia being trigger by cold drinks  :f_bleep: :f_bleep: :f_bleep:

It took me two days to work that out and nowI cant decide which is more important hydration or reduced pain hmffff  :73_73:
Title: Re: Hot Weather
Post by: ally on 20 Jul 2022 05:14PM
Sunshine, hope your teeth are feeling better now.  I’ve been wandering around most of the night.  It was 34 degrees inside our house last night.  I went to bed, but, was stewing.  Came downstairs, and, tried to sleep on the lie back settee as it was cooler.  I couldn’t sleep on there.  Went back upstairs, and, repeat.  I’m shattered today.  It’s cooler, with a nice breeze blowing at the moment.   I hope everyone is cooler today.  :big_hugs:
Title: Re: Hot Weather
Post by: Sunny Clouds on 21 Jul 2022 12:14PM
I'd never been aware of what triggers trigeminal neuralgia.  The thought that things like cold drinks could trigger it makes me doubly glad I don't have it.
Title: Re: Hot Weather
Post by: KizzyKazaer on 22 Jul 2022 09:12PM
Something I often ask myself - why the mouth (and teeth) so bloody sensitive.  I mean, what is the point???  (my main two front teeth hurt when I have cold drinks, too.  I hate teeth sometimes).

On a brighter note, the cooler weather - it's dropped to 24.5C in my home today! - is giving me my life back.  I dunno about the rest of you, but I needed some recovery time after that sodding heatwave  :f_erm:    One good thing if we get another in August:  the nights will be darker by then so the sun won't be blazing for so long in the evenings.  I think perhaps as bad as the excessive heat itself was having to keep the curtains drawn so late - how I detested the gloom!

Title: Re: Hot Weather
Post by: Sunny Clouds on 23 Jul 2022 02:00AM
I wonder whether teeth are as sensitive to cold if someone lives in a cold climate.  I'm lucky not to have sensitive teeth. 

I shouldn't be awake.  I'd been doing better at getting to sleep, but kicking by bedtime puzzle habit has been a big thing.  Oddly, though, even though my bedroom's not very hot, just about 23 degrees, I feel warm.

I think my new system of taking my thyroxine when I get up in the night, 2-3 hours before I get up, is making me warmer, but it's hard to tell. This heatwave got in the middle of my experiment.

Oh well, I'd better go back and engage in some more scientific analysis of how warm I am in bed.  I hope I can rapidly progress to testing my warmth when asleep.
Title: Re: Hot Weather
Post by: Sunshine Meadows on 23 Jul 2022 02:07PM
The weather here broke yesterday and we got some much needed rain

My teeth have been better then suddenly worse. Cold drinks was a new one for me because the most common trigger for me is sinusitis. Since we last spoke I did have a bad night of pain and being so tired I could not organise myself enough to move to get painkillers. TN is not  life threatening as long as the person with it can manage the pain so the better I make my life the better life is worth being here for. I should start another thread but going to leave that here anyway.

I also find having the curtains closed all day difficult it is like the summer is passing me by.

I hope you are each getting enough sleep and you spirits are in better shape  :f_peacedove: :f_peacedove: :f_peacedove: :big_hugs:
Title: Re: Hot Weather
Post by: ditchdwellers on 23 Jul 2022 05:06PM
Definitely feeling the benefits of the cooler weather.

We even had enough rain to get a small amount of water in the water butts!
Title: Re: Hot Weather
Post by: Sunny Clouds on 23 Jul 2022 11:06PM
The thermometer on the wall a bit above my desk shows 23 degrees.  It's possibly a degree or so lower at upper body height.

I'm wearing jogging bottoms, long-sleeved T-shirt and woolly pullover.  I'm shivering.

I'm amazed I've never gone online to buy thyroxine.  I suppose the reality is that it's not that it would put me above the levels my GP deems appropriate that stops me, it's that you never know what you're buying if you buy prescription only medication online.

But there is something very wrong in the way hypothyroidism is measured.  It shouldn't be just blood tests.  It should literally be sit you in a room and measure your temperature a couple of times at different times of day.