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Does heat make you CRANKY?
Old 07-19-2020, 08:43 PM
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I started a new medication (Wellbutrin) in March. It makes me sweat more and this summer heat is intolerable! This is very new to me in my 38 years. I usually like the heat and hate being cold. Not now! My momís house was so warm today, I wanted to yell at everyone and sit in the freezer.

I just feel cranky, irritated, and my nose seems to get stuffed up. Iím not sure how involuntary those feelings are, but I was fine on the way back to my house with the air cranked up.


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Old 07-19-2020, 08:49 PM
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Where I grew up, temps were very high and it was extremely humid in the summer. My parents refused to turn on the A/C the vast majority of the time (they had the money; they're just cheap). My mom was always going on about some invisible "cross breeze" if she opened the kitchen windows and left the front door open with the screen door in. In HS/college I was a lifeguard so I was out sitting in that heat and humidity for hours at a time. I would get SO irritated when I came home and it was insufferably hot in the house as well. Sometimes I'd try to take my dinner and sit in the basement (cooler) which my mom didn't really appreciate .

As an adult heat and A/C is just something I've always been willing to pay for to stay comfortable. If I'm just sitting around, sometimes I'll raise the A/C temp and sit with a fan on me, but if I start getting uncomfortable I'll turn it down again.
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Old 07-19-2020, 09:12 PM
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I hate the heat and will take winter any day. A/C is a lifesaver.
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Old 07-19-2020, 10:06 PM
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I get cranky above 65 degrees.

Today is was 96į and humid. It felt like breathing underwater. I saw an accurate meme that said living in the south in the summer was like taking a hot shower, not drying off, and putting on your clothes.
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Old 07-19-2020, 10:07 PM
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I don not like anything above 90 and live in central Texas were July and August days are usually above 90. I stay inside with AC most of the time.


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Old 07-19-2020, 10:36 PM
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I don't like heat. I grew up in a hot, humid area without a/c, and it was incredibly miserable. I have strongly disliked heat ever since. Today was too hot for me, and it was only in the 80s (but that means well over 90 in my apartment, though-- still no a/c- story of my life )

So heat has always made me cranky. When I lived in Hawai'i, my coworkers thought I was weird to love cooler, rainy weather so much!
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Old 07-20-2020, 03:15 AM
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I get cranky when I know I'm going to be a sweaty mess when others around me are not. I've always began to perspire when others don't even notice the heat. Then about a decade ago I started on a prescription medication and a weird side effect was that I no longer had that problem. Then a couple years later I no longer needed that medication and the perspiration problem started again. Now I dread even hearing of heat and humidity again.
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Old 07-20-2020, 03:21 AM
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I can take the heat even if it goes over 100 but Iím done with both heat and humidity. That does make me cranky.
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Old 07-20-2020, 03:49 AM
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I love hot weather but won't sit out in the extreme heat for very long. I actually hate air conditioning but do run it here and there in extreme weather. I'm usually the one with a sweater in my house if the air conditioner is on.
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Old 07-20-2020, 04:10 AM
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We have a mini heat wave going right now. 90ís for a few days. Mostly it is in the 80ís or below here. I just love the fall!! Winter is ok too. Although we only had one snowstorm last winter...


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Old 07-20-2020, 04:36 AM
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And for some mysterious reason, as I get older I tolerate heat and humidity much less (actually get dizzy very easily).
Maybe it is medication related- I hadn't considered that.
I get up early, do my gardening work before 8:30, and then head back into the air-conditioned house.
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Old 07-20-2020, 04:49 AM
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I hate extreme heat; it definitely makes me cranky. I also dislike air conditioning; it makes me feel on edge.

Now that Iíve moved to a milder climate, Iím ever so much more amenable.
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Old 07-20-2020, 05:03 AM
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Yes, it makes me a bit cranky. I would rather have the heat than cold, rainy weather.
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Old 07-20-2020, 05:23 AM
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Heat definitely makes me cranky. I get an attitude just thinking about having to do something or go somewhere when it's hot. I can't stand to be hot and/or sweaty. Cancer treatments have caused hot flashes and the heat makes them even more unbearable. During these heat waves I avoid even leaving the house. Unfortunately, wearing masks ramps up these heat episodes for me. Sweat just pours off of me and I feel like I'm going to pass out. Give me Fall and Spring any day of the week! I'll even take Winter over Summer. You can always do things to warm up.
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Old 07-20-2020, 05:48 AM
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I'm an absolute crab when it's hot. Unless I'm exercising, I get super irritable when I'm hot and sticky. It's not pretty!! Plus it makes me really lethargic, so I get very little accomplished.
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Old 07-20-2020, 06:28 AM
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Heat makes me very cranky.

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living in the south in the summer was like taking a hot shower, not drying off, and putting on your clothes.
Exactly. I hate hot, humid weather unless I am on the beach with a nice ocean breeze and my feet in the surf.
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Old 07-20-2020, 06:32 AM
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It makes me tired! Mini Heat Wave going on here in New Hampshire and very humid. No AC. Lots and lots of fans.

I walkfor an hour with a friend every morning about 7:30. I felt like I was swimming on the last half of it haha. 10:30 here and I want to take a nap. Have been leading on my shady porch since about 9 a.m.
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Old 07-20-2020, 06:55 AM
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Cranky? No, not from heat but cold weather makes me crazy. I cannot stand cold or snowy weather. Good thing I live in SW Florida! Love the heat, it doesn't bother me at all.
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I have lived in many places across the U.S.
Old 07-20-2020, 07:04 AM
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The worst summers I recall living through were in SoCal and Colorado Springs (just one summer, but people said it was the hottest ever that year). Albuquerque was very dry heat, so it always cooled down by 15-20 degrees in the evening and the swamp coolers were the best to stay cool inside.

I spent one summer from hell in Salem, Oregon, where it just rained and rained and was about 90 degrees or more for days on end. Also spent a summer in Wiscasset, Maine, where it felt like it was about to rain every single day all summer, complete with thunder in the distance, but never did. The humidity was paralyzing.

The best summer climates I have ever lived in included Lake Placid, NY, which is high enough that it usually clouded over and rained in the afternoons and was truly chilly in the evenings, and the Oregon Coast, where the temperature in summer barely got above 80 and in winter rarely below 40.

Right now, I am in Northern NY and we are having a gruesome summer of unusually high temps and ridiculous humidity. I feel dazed and about as ambitious as a dead bug. Hmmm.

Give me beautiful sunny fall days anytime. I even love winter more than this stultifying heat. Shopping as much as possible to enjoy the A/C. I only have it in my bedroom, so nights are deep-freeze. Getting up to go to the bathroom is like walking into a sauna.
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Old 07-20-2020, 07:51 AM
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Not actually cranky for me. It's just more tiring from doing the usual things.
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Old 07-20-2020, 07:52 AM
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I donít like having to have the AC on for days on end because the house is closed up. I need to have windows open to let in fresh air! We are having a day like that today. It is pure bliss
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Old 07-20-2020, 10:15 AM
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I grew up with no ac. We did have fans & often were outside under a shade tree. We survived by having Kool-aid parties & eating watermelon.

I taught a long time with no screens or ac. It was brutal. The school supplied popsicles ,but teachers had to bring their own fans. If you had a door that opened up to the outside,it was generally open. I'm dating myself,but there were no early dismissals in those days.

I'm so happy we have ac in our home & cars. I couldn't live without it. Indiana summers are too hot & humid.
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Yes! I hate being hot.
Old 07-20-2020, 12:04 PM
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Heat makes me cranky. My area can be the coldest spot in the continental US in the winter. Iíd take cold over heat any day!
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Old 07-20-2020, 04:39 PM
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I do, but only if I know I am not going to be able to cool off somewhere ore somehow! We have AC, live 15 minutes from the ocean and have a pool, so this time of you those things are what saves us in the FL summer heat and humidity!

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Old 07-21-2020, 05:40 AM
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I've lived in SE Texas my whole life. I HATE the heat! Thank the Lord for air conditioning in my home and cars.
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