Erik (eriktrips) wrote,

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thermostat problems

I've been told that there are drugs for sweating. of course profuse sweating is a possible side-effect of nearly every med that I'm on, and I've always thought that a sure sign you were overmedicated was when you took drugs to counteract the side-effects of your drugs but I really wonder if it would be worth a look.

another side-effect of one drug I'm on is impaired body temperature regulation. as I was walking home this evening, the seabreeze was kicking up and of course because I'd been out and about for a few hours my shirts and jacket were soaking wet so when the wind would gust I'd freeze my ass off so I walk as quickly as I can on the sunny side of the street desparately trying to stay warm although it is still probably 70F out there. I come home and the house is very warm because we have a whole bunch of western-facing windows for the sun to shine in all afternoon. before I open the door I am freezing; by the time I get to the top of the stairs the built up exertion of rushing home and the warmth of the apartment send another cascade of sweat down my body only now I am warm. too warm. I come into my room and immediately take off all my clothes and turn the fan on to sit in front of it as sweat pours off of me.

now fortunately it is so warm in here that that move did not result in my freezing to death again. right now I'm in my underwear in front of the fan and for the first time in an hour and a half I'm actually comfortable.

it's a wonder I leave my house at all. the only temperatures I can function comfortably in are down around 0 where not even I sweat or 80+ temps where no amount of wind can actually make you cold even if you just got out of the shower. given that I mostly abhore heat (although the relatively dry heat of CA is bearable to a point) this seems to indicate that I need to live at the antarctic. since the antarctic doesn't 'belong' to anyone, could I just stake a claim?

oh and unfortunately because I was so uncomfortable outside I did not stop to get dinner so now must choose some clothes that will take me around the block without screwing everything up. better check the temperature and wind direction.

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