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I spent about 4 hours in my garden reading and getting some sun.....by about 5.30 i felt so drowsy and my legs began to hurt like crazy with a kind of sciatic pain.

woke up this morning and they feel stiff, but apart from getting up to make cereal, i feel absolutely wiped out so will have to spend today in bed. i have zero energy.

guess i just found out what happens if i expose myself to the sun for a lengthy time (4 hours)............drats!!!!!

and.........am i the only one that is sweating excessively????
 

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Chilli, did you put any sun-block on before sitting in the sun? Also are you on any meds already (plaquenil etc)?

And no you're not the only one who is sweating excessively - I have been for the last 2 weeks :(
 

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(((((((((( chilli )))))))))))

I'm sorry you found out the hard way :sad: unfortunately the sun is our enemy and we have to take all the necessary steps to protect ourselves..I found out the hard way early last year on holiday not covering up enough which started a flare that took a long time to get under control! that finally convinced me anyway :wink2:

get plenty of rest chilli and if you don't feel any better please see your doctor..4 hours is a long time :eek:
take care
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chilli,

Rest and relax now. 4 hours in the sun is a lot. Did you use SPF and a hat?

I hope this eases up. If not call your doctor.:wink2:
 

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Yikes 4 hours!!!!! I'd be in hospital!!!!

and yes, I do sweat (or perspire as they say ladies should do :rotfl:) excessively. It's odd as it is "all over body", running down my back and all sorts of other places you don't want to hear about.
It doesn't smell bad - for those of you going "eeeewwwwww and yeeeeuuuuk" just reading this. I'm not sure if this is linked to lupus or my thyroid (I have hashimotos underactive thyroid too).

Katharine
 

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yep.....i did overdo it somewhat, but i miss being able to lay on my lounger in the garden and catch some rays !!!!! i did have on factor 15,no hat......dont have a hat head sadly.

i know, i know..........i really have learned my lesson. my legs feel like lead, not so much pain but i definitely am struggling to walk and i had to go to the shop and get something to eat bc theres noone about to ask:(

surferboy - i am taking plaquenil, omeprazole, paroxetine and various pain meds.

katherine - i soooooooo know what you mean about the all over sweating....!! im the same and sometimes it doesnt even have to be as hot as this for it to happen. i went to my drs and they took some blood to test my thyroid and hormones (menopause at 44???!!!) anyhoo, that was last week and no one has called me so i am presuming nothing showed up..............but there HAS to be a reason for this increased sweating. it is not nice being the ony one wilting....and i guess i get anxious too and this only makes it worse.........its a vicious circle really..........hmmmm can i use botox!!!!
 

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Hi Chilli

Yep, I am sweating for England just now. Slightest activity and off I go. I sewed three 6" seams on some patchwork using my sewing machine today and had to take ten minutes out to cool down. Pathetic. Like Katharine said, nothing yuk or smelly just very very wet. Embarrassing in public if I get a sweaty attack but I have learnt to brazen it out. ;) My face goes lobster red sometimes and sweat suddenly gushes like a waterfall from my brow.

If you ever get an answer to the sweating thing do let me know! My docs and specialists have never answered other than that hot flushes (starting at the feet and flushing upwards rapidly) are menopause whereas the sweats (starting at the back of the neck and dripping downwards!) are probably lupus (worse when not well). Doc told me sweating meant I need more rest.

I get very tired with too much sun exposure but no extra pain rashes etc. I can tolerate a little sun but usually opt for the shade when it is there. I would not sunbathe though, gardening with a lot of light layers so I can feel the warmth but not get tanned (shame I used to tan really nicely). I am flaring a bit just now and keeping well away from any sunshine.

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((((((((((((Chilli))))))))))))
Hope you are feeling better today.

I think one application of factor 15 wouldn't be enough for a non-lupie so do take care with that. Four hours is a long time.

And ladies:tuttut:

Horses sweat........gentlemen perspire.........ladies glow.:rotfl:
 

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slept really bad last night, tossed and turned.....and the 'glowing' didnt help (is that ok big sis!!).

Feel like crap today, in tears for some reason. my body is aching and i feel all tingly. gonna see if i can get an appointment at my drs today. gosh even the soles of my feet hurt.

yep, lesson definitely learned. i did keep reapplying my factor 15 but i obviously cannot sit out for such long periods.

does this mean that my intention to try to travel to jamaica this year should be shelved?? or do i now become a nightwalker!!!! (sorry too much sci-fi)
 

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Hi Chilli

Oh my goodness and maybe I don't feel so bad now reading your thread! I too spent time in the garden a couple of days ago and boy am I paying for it!! I guess it's not just myself who thought it would be ok!

Also like you I've learnt my lesson the hard way:hehe:


Hope you're feeling better real soon.

Take care Mrs M x
 

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Hey Chilli,

NO! I don't believe anything in life should be shelved. You just need to adapt.
First of all factor 15 is WAY too low. Go up to 50! Make sure to reapply. seek shade...and remember that when in Jamaica you can wear whatever you like, no-one will stare at you as they would here (or there, keep forgetting I'm in Belgium, anyway they stare here too), so kit yourslef out in good coverall clothing and, of course, a good wide brimmed hat. As Cath said in one post, take inspiration from what people wear in very hot countries. Depending on your style and the styme of the trip you could go all "ethnic" or all "safari / trekking (you know, temple of doom...never mind night walking :lol:). Abandon the thought that one has to strip off to be cool. It is sooooo untrue. We're much cooler covered up!

hugs :hug: and hope that awful achy, miserableness goes very soon. I got it to after this weekend where I was forced out for about an hour in direct sunlight. Thankfully I was covered from head to foot and had factor 5O on. Even so, I had two pretty nad days following and I'm just beginning to resurface.

Katharine
 
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