I almost passed out from the heat

@rosekiss (30273)
Eugene, Oregon
June 19, 2017 6:44pm CST
i was doing something in the kitchen, and i felt myself ready to fall as I had got overheated. I didn't fall though, and I am glad of that, but I did come close. It is so hard to stay cool in this heat, especially since my central air doeosn't work. It costs way to much to get it fixed, so I am dealihg the best way I can. This is the first time, that I have got overheated and almost fell to the floor. I hurttied and finished what I was doing in the kitchen so I could get back into my easy chair and colse to the ac. Since I am elderly, to much heat gets to me, as well as extreme cold. I don't mind the summer, but not when it gets extremely hot I hope that you can precautions, and not get overheated, as it wouldn't be funny to fall on the floor and get hurt. Stay cool everyone and only go outside in the cool of the day.
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• Jacksonville, Florida
19 Jun 17
I'm sorry you got over heated. I have had that happen to me before and it's scary. I'm glad your okay. I couldn't live here without AC, it's way too hot.
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@rosekiss (30273)
• Eugene, Oregon
20 Jun 17
I do have an ac but it is only portable as my central air isn't working as it went out last year and I can't afford to fix it. I decided to get a portable one, and it works great as i do get benefit from it when I am by it. the fan in the kitchen didn't help at all, and not sure what to do so it doesn't happen again.
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• Jacksonville, Florida
22 Jun 17
@rosekiss I'm so sorry. I hope your able to get it fixed soon. =(
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@rosekiss (30273)
• Eugene, Oregon
23 Jun 17
@LovingMyBabies I woud love to get it ifxed, but it costs way to much, which most things do nowadays. I will just dea with fans for now, and my portable ac, as it does help when it is cool and also when it gets hot. I will be moving someday, possibly, and I hope that i do get a home that already has central air.
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@TRBRocks420 (77630)
• Banks, Oregon
19 Jun 17
It's too hot here too. I got my ice water and, sitting in front of the fan.
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@rosekiss (30273)
• Eugene, Oregon
20 Jun 17
i am sitting in my easy chair right now,close to the ac, so i do feel much better now. When it happened, it was scary as I could feel it coming on and i just hung onto the counter so that it would pass and once it did, I immediately left the kitchen and sat in my chair and it was no time at all that I felt better. It just happened to get the best of me is all, and now I know that I need to watch myself a little better.
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@TRBRocks420 (77630)
• Banks, Oregon
20 Jun 17
@rosekiss Be careful my friend and, stay cool. I have got a little light headed in the heat before too.
@moffittjc (43007)
• Gainesville, Florida
19 Jun 17
Glad to hear that you didn't fall. You could have seriously hurt yourself! I've been hearing on the news about the heatwave going on out west. I hope things cool down for you soon. Be careful out there!
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@rosekiss (30273)
• Eugene, Oregon
20 Jun 17
I don't go outside on the hot days at all. I was in the house in the kitchen when it happened.I am glad I wasn' outside as it might have been worse, and if I would have fakllen, I could have seriously hurt mysefl. I am an accident waiting to happen most times.
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@moffittjc (43007)
• Gainesville, Florida
21 Jun 17
@rosekiss At least you recognize the situation for what it is and can be proactive in trying to prevent it. I hope you take good care of yourself!
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@rosekiss (30273)
• Eugene, Oregon
21 Jun 17
@moffittjc I am sure trying to, so that it doesn't actually happen. That would have been very bad, and at least I felt the signs of one coming on. There is a bitter fan in the kitchen now, so that it should be cooler than it was last night. It shojdn't happen, I wouldn't think.
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@LadyDuck (157552)
• Switzerland
20 Jun 17
We do not have air conditioning, until a few years ago it never got so hot here in Switzerland. I have a fan, but it's very hot inside.
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@rosekiss (30273)
• Eugene, Oregon
20 Jun 17
I amglad i do have a fan to help some, but it really didn't help me when I needed it. I hope that it doesn't' happen again, as I will have to be more careful the next time.
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@LadyDuck (157552)
• Switzerland
21 Jun 17
@rosekiss I keep the fan running when I work at the computer.
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@rosekiss (30273)
• Eugene, Oregon
21 Jun 17
@LadyDuck Sine my easy chair is aross from the portable ac, I do feel it most of the time, and it does help.. My latptop table is right next to my easy chair. I use a wireless keyboard that I can put on my lap so I don't have to move. i have to stay cool after all. It fees good right now though, this being the longest day of the year. Now, it will go back the other way, and the days will get shorter again. I hate to think about that anfd winter coming on again.
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@Shavkat (62668)
• Philippines
20 Jun 17
I think you need to hydrate yourself, my friend. You can refrain from going outside and be under the sun for a long time.
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@rosekiss (30273)
• Eugene, Oregon
20 Jun 17
I wasn't outside nor was I in the sun. I was in the house, and in the kitchn at the time. My cental air needs to be fixed and I can't afford to get it fixed, so I have to use fans throughout the house, and I do have an ac in the living roon in one corner. It is right across from where I sit in my easy chair. when I am in my chair, I am okay, and when I get up to go into other parts of the house, I do get hot. I do have a fan in the kitchen which didn't seem to help all that much, as when it started to happen, I could feel it and I did everything I ould to stop from falling. I didn't fall, though, and I am happy about that.
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@Shavkat (62668)
• Philippines
21 Jun 17
@rosekiss I hope the kitchen place is not enclosed. I sometimes open my windows to let the air comes in.
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@rosekiss (30273)
• Eugene, Oregon
21 Jun 17
@Shavkat No, it isn't enclosed, as the pattio door is in the itchen, and I have it open a bit so that the dogs can go in and out when tey need to. I just didn't have the right fan in the kitchen is all, and I have rectifed that now, and it is much better than it was. I wish I had the money for the central air, but I don't so I have to make do without it.
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@louievill (18663)
• Philippines
19 Jun 17
Always keep a wet face towel near you, would come handy when you need it.
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@rosekiss (30273)
• Eugene, Oregon
20 Jun 17
that is another good suggestion, and I will remember it. I never thougth of that, and it certainly does make sense. I wil try to remember to have it near me so that if I feel it coming on, I can put it on my face, and hopefully, stop myself from falling.
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@louievill (18663)
• Philippines
21 Jun 17
@rosekiss take it from somebody who lives in the tropics, the fastest way to cool the body is wetting the hands, armpits, sole of the foot, yes wipe the face and ear area first
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@rosekiss (30273)
• Eugene, Oregon
21 Jun 17
@louievill My fanily and I used to live in Hawaii so I should know that it can get really hot there too. I have a bigger fan in the kitchn now, that is really putting out cool air, so that should help when I am in there doing things. I certainly don't want to feel like I am going to pass out, and it actually happen. That would be very bad indeed.
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• United States
29 Jun 17
It has been hot lately here too, luckily today was cooler. Stay cool.
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@rosekiss (30273)
• Eugene, Oregon
2 Jul 17
I am sure giong to try but it won't be easy. It is always nice in the mornings, and gets blistering hot during the heat of the day. I do have an ac, which does help some, but it is only a portable one and only keeps the living room cool. I have o have fans in the other rooms to cool them down, which at times doesm't help when it gets really hot. I will try to stay cool though, the best way I can.
• United States
5 Jul 17
@rosekiss It has cooled down lately here but hopefully it won't be too hot. There's a lot of wildfires lately but not in my area, but within the state.
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@rosekiss (30273)
• Eugene, Oregon
5 Jul 17
@infatuatedbby I put a different fan in the kitchen, so it is staying cooler there now, than it idd before, and that is a good thing as it am not so uncomfortale when I am doing things in the kitchen..
@salonga (28016)
• Philippines
20 Jun 17
It is much hotter in our country so our aircon does not stop working.
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@rosekiss (30273)
• Eugene, Oregon
20 Jun 17
Here in Oregon, we can really get hot, and the last few years it has been hotter than normal. I just can't take the heat, nor can I take the cold either. Right now, I am in my easy chair close to the ac, so I feel better than I did yesterday, and I have a fan in the kitchen too, but for some reason it just didn't help to keep me from geting overheated. I could feel it coming on, so I hung on to the counter until it passed, and then I hurried up and came into the living room and sat in my chair, and it didn't take long for me to feel better. I am glad of that too. I will just have to watch myself in the heat.
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@salonga (28016)
• Philippines
20 Jun 17
@rosekiss Yes, that is the best to do, just watch yourself.
@Trensue (5256)
• United States
20 Jun 17
I often run cold water over the inside of wrists - it is a quick way to bring your temp down.
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@rosekiss (30273)
• Eugene, Oregon
20 Jun 17
Thank you for telling me, as I never knew that. I will have to remember that for the next time.I wish I had known that from the start, and it wouldn't have happened.
@Trensue (5256)
• United States
20 Jun 17
@rosekiss I have a great doctor who taught me that one. That is were your veins are closest to the skin - so it cools the blood.
@paigea (22199)
• Canada
20 Jun 17
Oh my goodness take care. I see someone suggested the cool water over your wrists. Cool cloths anywhere could help too, especially while in front of your AC. Go to the mall. Go swimming. I hope you get a break from the weather.
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@rosekiss (30273)
• Eugene, Oregon
21 Jun 17
So do I. It can really geting hot and say that way for several months, and be dry too. The grass turns brown until the fall when it greens right back up again. I don't like a lot of heat, especially at the age I am. If I were younger, t might not be so bad, but being a senior citizen, I have to be mire careful, and not get overheated if at all possible.
@jstory07 (67145)
• Roseburg, Oregon
20 Jun 17
The heat never brothers me. But it brothers my husband. So we only go out when it cools down in the evening.
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@rosekiss (30273)
• Eugene, Oregon
20 Jun 17
I will get iut in the morning when it is cooler, as during he heat of the day, I will stay by the ac as much as I can. I just don't do well in the heat at all. I never have, and even more so now, since i am older, it is even worse. It was cool for so long, and I was hoping it would wam up, and it has done that alright, just a little to much.
@Nawsheen (23076)
• Mauritius
20 Jun 17
Oh no you need to keep yourself hydrated. Sorry to hear about the air conditioner
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@rosekiss (30273)
• Eugene, Oregon
20 Jun 17
I was in the kitchen where I only have a fan, and for some reason, the fat just wan't helping much. It just seemed to make things worse. I just hope it doesn't happen again, as it was very scary, that is for sure.
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• Philippines
20 Jun 17
Take a bath and don't get yourself heated much..
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@rosekiss (30273)
• Eugene, Oregon
20 Jun 17
I don't take baths anymore, as i take showers, and nto sure it would have helped anyway. I caught myuself starting to pass out and I didn't whch is good, but it was scary at the same time. I hope that it never hapens again, any to soon.
@sharon6345 (125822)
• United States
20 Jun 17
I got heated a little and turned the air on a little. I had it on about 30 minutes till we all got cold.
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@rosekiss (30273)
• Eugene, Oregon
20 Jun 17
I have my ac set on 72, but I might have to turn it down. It does compensate for the temperature on the house thermometer and it usually three degrees or so less than the house temp. I just try to stay as cool as I can by using fans. I have a fan in the kitchen and it just didn't help me when I needed it yesterday. I hope I don't get that way today, though, as I do need to wash my dishes later, and I will wait until it gets really cool before i do them.
@dodo19 (32873)
• Beaconsfield, Quebec
20 Jun 17
I'm sorry that this happened. It's never pleasant when it does. Hopefully, you feel better now.
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@rosekiss (30273)
• Eugene, Oregon
20 Jun 17
I am as long as I stay in my easy chair as I am right by the ac, so I stay cooler. i will take precautions though, the next time, as I don't want it happening ever again.
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@dragon54u (31617)
• United States
19 Jun 17
I had an elderly landlady back in the 70s that taught me a neat trick to stay cool when sleeping but I think you can use it anytime. Have a fan on you and a spray bottle of water (she used a sprinkler way back when, remember those when mom did the ironing?) and spray yourself occasionally. The air hitting the water will feel soooo good! I used to do that at night, spraying my sheet in the Phoenix horrible heat 115 and higher. My landlady traveled with the carnival all over the country and of course their trailers did not have a/c back when she was working!
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@rosekiss (30273)
• Eugene, Oregon
20 Jun 17
I do have a fan in my bedroom, and it does help cool me off at night, which is good, but in the daytime when I need to e cool, i get realy heated up. I think it is better today, though. Still hot, but it does fee a little better anyway.
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