Winter for me is my favourite time of the year. I thrive in cold temperatures….You see, I’ve suffered with this weird condition for the past 8 years…my Endocronologist cannot categorise it nor can my Neurologist or GP. So I will explain it. I feel HOT all the time. Constantly. Summer for me is a time when I stay indoors as much as possible and hibernate in front of the air-con and fan. I sweat uncontrollably – and it’s not the sweating from the palms or underarms, it’s from every single pore of my body; head, chest, arms, legs, bum, back, ears, neck…..everywhere. I sweat so much that I look like I’ve just jumped out of the shower or the beach, it’s very embarrassing when I’m out shopping or anywhere in public. It’s so bad and obvious that now when I go shopping, I have ladies that know me around the supermarket and pharmacy (my usual places) that will have a electric or hand fan handy for me as I go through the register. Or be ready with tissues. It’s not just the sweating though, with it comes the feeling of my blood boiling, I always think of Spontaneous Human Combustion when I feel like this because I can see how it could happen – burning up from the inside. The extreme heat senses brings on anxiety which just compounds the whole messy situation. The overheating also causes some bad infections that I get in my skin from chaffing. I sweat so much that my skin will split and an infection will begin where I need antibiotics in some cases to get rid of it. It is a very isolating condition too, because I always want to stay at home as I feel uncomfortable. Even in Winter I am walking around in the clothes I wear in Summer and I don’t feel the cold. I never use a heater no matter how cold it may get and because of this my daughter cannot spend time with me at home. Even when friends/family visit, they can’t stay long because they say my house is like an igloo….it gets annoying. And when people touch me they say I’m like an electric blanket. I’ve tried googling the symptoms but haven’t come up with anything….I’d love to know if there’s anyone else out there that goes through anything like this.
Posted by nita, 19th May 2013