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    Default Overheating/Getting Too Hot?

    I couldn't find a great place to post this, so I thought this forum would be most fitting...

    I was wondering if any of you suffer from overheating and what you do to cope? I know that *everybody* gets hot, but I'm not talking about the typical discomfort that most people face. A couple years ago I started having problems with overheating because of an autoimmune disease that I have. Basically the part of my brain the controls temperature regulation is kind of on the fritz, and when I get hot, I get *really* hot and it takes me an incredibly long time to cool down and I pretty much turn beet red (which, of course, is pointed out to me by just about everybody.)

    Anyway, do any of you have any experience with using cooling belts, etc? I know this is such a far fetched question because it's a pretty rare condition but I figured I'd ask anyway. Obviously I don't want to wear any more "gear" than we already have to, but with summer coming up I'm pretty much at the point where I'll do just about anything.


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    Are you on a paid or volunteer dept??

    Have you sought medical help asking for advice?

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    Volunteer dept.

    Yes- I have sought medical help for my slew of symptoms from multiple doctors.

    I guess the real question is: do any of you use cooling towels/belts and are they effective- and if they are/aren't, which brand did you try? I have this same thread posted in a fitness forum somewhere else because I thought outdoor runners/cyclists/etc might have insight as well. Still open to thoughts/suggestions, though.

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    Would have said if paid , hydrate well the day before shift work

    Maybe in your case stay hydrated

    Does your dept have any cooling fans or seats??

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    I've been doing lots of reading about dieting and how it can control some auto-immune diseases.

    If your interested look into a book called the Paleo code by chris kresser and start there. I read his book and it has helped me. For you since its holding you back I bet it will at least improve whats going on in your body.

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