Jp--I thought I was getting enough hydration. I put down a gallon to a gallon and a half of water a day. As far as glasses go, I do wear sunglasses but no other glasses. I don't have any problems all day until I walk in the door and hit the cool air at home.
As to the neck traction device, I see a chiropractor regularly for those types of adjustments.
I am going to ask a dumb question. Do you have any gas appliances? Have you checked for CO in the home?
Drink at least 1 quart of water per hour, throw in some sport drink once in a while, stay away from soft drink and coffee. I take an asprine once a day , helps thin the blood, and is good for the heart. The blood gets thicker as you lose fluids in the summer, causing you to perspire less, and slows evapiration at your skin to cool you. an asprine helps to keep the blood moving. Learned this from an older tech, It really helps.
Living in AZ I can tell you that a hat will make all the difference, the kind like a sombrero is best. Here, as crazy it sounds, wearing long-sleeved shirts helps keep your body much cooler because your skin is out of the sun. When working on something for a few hours outside a self standing canopy also helps.
but yeah, even when i've been outside for a while with my big hat on, have been drinking gatorade and about a gallon of water i do get a dull head ache. that tells me its time to go inside for a while and cool off.
Anyone else this time of year spend all day outside just to be greeted by a headache when you get home? Since it has been really hot, this has been a reoccurring trend. Just curious how many of the rest of you are suffering from this too.
I get them too. Today is the first day that I havn't been on a 175 degree roof or in a 120 degree attic in over a month. Last week I spent every afternoon in a hot attic and sweat was running out of me. I have been working in heat for over 40 years. I drink water,gatorade,pepsi,arnie palmers and coffee.And an ice cold bud with dinner. The headaches for me come with the 16 hour days and 100 plus temps.A cold shower helps cool my brain down and I'm back to normal.I also have recently started taking maganese tabs.
It's a challenge sometimes to try and do some troubleshooting when your overheated,sun stressed,tired and de-hydrated.
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