Does weather affect any of you

I just wondered if any of you feel worse due to the
very hot humid weather here in North East U.K. ?? Yesterday was a year to the day when I had the last of 10 mini strokes and the two brain bleeds … but I have had in the past couple days a sort of headache which is just one place on left side and not there all the time and really a mild sort of ache, nothing like a real headache, but I am still in the bit where I feel every little twinge and just wonder am I starting them again … I don’t do too well in this sort of weather anyway, never have, and would often get headaches or migraines during hot spells … so does anyone else feel worse at the moment … also very tired as I don’t get good sleep. either with the heat …

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It’s just a fleeting sort of ache, but yes, I think most of us will sort of be looking at any odd twinge … the head pains I was getting just before the strokes and brain bleeds started was very very bad, worse than any migraines I had ever had, and went on for days … my doctor tried a couple things, then put me on high dose aspirin … hospital said he should have sent me for an emergency CT scam right after the pain persisted for more than that day … and I must never take aspirin or any blood thinners again because it was related to the brain bleeds … that doctor isn’t with our surgery now, and luckily all our remaining doctors are lovely …
Val x

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@Ismeval yes i think the weather does affect some of us. It’s draining anyway in the heat & humidity but I definitely struggle more since my stroke.

I have tonnes of headaches these days. Not really sure what causes them all…concentrating too much is the reason for some for me, otyers are meds related, some stroke type ones & then I guess I get general headaches too. If yours persist then it’s always worth getting checked over.

Best wishes

Ann x

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I have become more intolerant to the extremes of the weather. I am affected by cold or hot weather. Anywhere between 16-23 degrees centigrade is when I cope best.

I always did have intolerance to the extremes but post stroke I have noticed that the intolerance is greater. On the other hand it may be that I am simply just getting older!

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I am not a doctor, and I don’t know what caused your strokes and bleeds. In my case, they were all at once. Cold affects my left side. I am advised to keep from getting overheated and stay out of the sun as it caused AFib for me. It is harder to breathe or move, or think when it is hot. It is 32 Celsius today and most days that or more from June through September. Were yours all at once as well? As far as headaches, I have them almost all the time, but the severe behind the eye ones scare me a bit. Doesn’t do much good to worry about them, though. If I get too worried, I will call an ambulance, which is much easier to do now that I am not the one paying. I have only done it once, though, and it was appropriate. I don’t want to cry wolf, but I will if I feel the need.

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Hate this hot weather , post stroke,hot and menopausal are really no fun :rage: …get it checked out if you are worried x

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I get a little pain/ache on and off on left side of my head, the centre of it feel bruised (for the want of a better description), nothing ever showed up in scans. But I do find I can relieve it just by placing my palm right over it, press down and rotate it for half a minute. So I now suspect it’s muscle tension there.

But whatever yours is maybe it would be better to see your doctor and have a CT just to be on the safe side…if only for peace of mind :slightly_smiling_face:

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@Ismeval I just get even more fatigued, have to really pace myself otherwise fall asleep

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This weather hits like a brick,low energy and fatigue worse than usual.Just another stroke bonus I suppose

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Hi @Ismeval
Well 5 weeks after my stroke and still getting used to this new me.
Hot weather I love it, would be out in the sun all day tanning. Now really strange can’t stay out in the sun for long and find the heat now just fatigues me, get shattered so easily,
I get headaches as well but try not to take anything for them, and normally they go after a few days, have also noticed that my shoulders and back always feel stiff like they need a a good massage and my neck is very clicky now days but guess that’s all due to the mussels have tightened a bit due to the stroke.
I can’t wait to see how the cold weather is going to affect me lol
Best wishes
Bear

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Hi @Bear
Neck and upper back muscle challenges could be to do with changes in gaite and arm usage or indeed any posture element.
Of course they could also very likely be neurological, and or spasticity caused by inappropriate signals to the muscles as you identified .
But they could also be side effects if you’re taking statins. The attribution of anything cause and effect post stroke is so tough
The present that keeps on giving :cry:

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You could try getting yourself a massage hook for your back muscle. Easy enough to work on while you are sitting reading/watching tv or whatever, that’s what I do :slightly_smiling_face:
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You can get them cheaply enough on amazon.

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i’m so with you on this one! Visited my GP today, we talked about everything affecting me…tiredness, shorter of breath, headachy, woozy headed on waking up & going to bed, more sluggish in left arm & leg (affected side from 3.5 years ago), much more cramp in leg in last 2 weeks. Blood pressure, oxygen levels, balance etc all & no link back to stroke 3.5 years ago.
We both put it down to the heat & humidity! She was very understanding, especially re how attuned I now am to any little niggles in my body. So you’re not alone.

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Hi all
It’s been piissing with rain for 2 days and I haven’t felt hugely energised. Funny how the hot weather sapped the energy & and what we’ve got now is the opposite but the energy isn’t…

Anyone else?
Or more to the point is this typical British summer weather coming to your aid?

Oh dear

The idea of cleaning out kitchen cupboards and drawers is very inspiring I wish I had the energy to do same (although I have a wife who already thinks I fiddle too much in ‘her’ kitchen). Sounds as though you’ve reached a milestone to celebrate and a rest is a reasonable celebration possibly even with a cup of coffee?

With the rain I don’t really feel like going out in the garden which means I’m sitting on the sofa which doesn’t thrill me…

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@Loshy i think you earned your 2 hours rest. Kitchen cupboard clearing is tiring.

@SimonInEdinburgh it’s dry here today but breezy. I think the weather, whether hot, rainy or cold, definitely plays a part in our enthusiasm levels.

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