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Heat sensitivity

Hello all.

I wonder if anyone else has extreme heat sensitivity as part of their VM symptoms? My symptoms are dramatically worse when the temperature rises about 85 degrees and I live in a hot state… I have been checked for heart issues etc, so thatnkfully it’s nothing the Drs can see easily.
If anyone has feedback and or tips I’d be grateful!


I have extreme heat and cold sensitivity, I refer to it as my body thermometer is broken. I have no idea if it is VM related or not but I wrap up like an Eskimo according to my daughter in the winter, and in the summer I head for the beach and shade. I also invested in a keep cool wrap which helps a lot. I first bought a keep cool coat for my greyhound because she also has the same problem, and I discovered they make the wrap for humans. Just put keep cool clothing in your search engine and the site should appear, probably for the dogs first!

Terrible issues with temp dysregulation. I’m.also perimenopausal so that may factor nut I can’t do high heat and worse, humidity. Humidity kills me.

I’m very heat sensitive too. I got a cool tie last summer and it helped get me through.

Yes the heat bothers me a lot. It ramps up my symptoms very quickly. I don’t even have to be outside. If it gets above 70 in our apartment I am miserable and dizzier most of the time, and even 70 can bother me. We keep it at 66 at night in the summer for sleeping and I wish it could be even cooler. I also have trouble on days like today where our low was 38 degrees and our high is in the upper 60s. Our apartment will start out at 66 and be 70 by early evening until the AC kicks on. The fast increase usually gets to me too. I’m dreading this summer season.

I decided to search for heat sensitivity and was surprised by the amount of posts over the years that mention this.
High heat and humidity are some of the worst triggers for me. It’s like I turn into a convection oven and get overheated easily. Now that winter is here, I love the cool weather but even will flare up if my sweater is too heavy and I get hot… layers are a necessity.

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The timing of your post made me chuckle. As I opened my Ipad I was trying to avert my eyes away from being mesmerised by the swirling snow falling outside my windows. Don’t think I’ll have much problem with getting overheated today somehow.

I think you might well have been hit by a double whammy here. The Big “M” obviously has a huge effect on we ‘Ladies of a Certain Age’ but, and I really hate having to tell you this, tricyclic antidepressants can cause it too. Not sure of the exact mechanism but I’m sure Mr Google knows. Beta blockers increase heat sensitivity because they somehow reduce the body’s ability to perspire. I’ve only noticed it a couple of times when the temperature hit the 80’s. Relatively rare occurrence on hilltops in the West of England pleased to say. I had to go lie down on the bed in the cool. Either way multiple layers are the answer for sure. Helen

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I don’t know about natural heat. However, I am very sensitive to heating systems with forced air. I feel very suffocated. I usually keep heating system turned off until its absolute necessary

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