3 thoughts on “Could Meds Make It Harder To Take the Heat?

  • May 13, 2016 at 2:09 am

    There are occasions where I have to be in the heat (~95-110 F) all day. I stay in the shade and drink plenty of water but inevitably I get a bad headache and occasionally nauseous. It subsides in about a day. It seems to coincide with starting on Wellbutrin and Prozac but so did my occasions of heat exposure. I’m not sure what else to do. I’ve tried munching on ice all day that seemed to delay the onset but the headache still came. I started looking into why and found this association with the antidepressants and increased heat sensitivity. But not much is written about it so it’s hard to tell if it really happens to others.

  • June 18, 2017 at 5:19 pm

    I wondered if it was the other way around – I.e. If heat affected the drugs’ effectiveness because I have been doing much worse in the heat. This article made me realize the possibility that my heat intolerance itself could have resulted or been exacerbated by my meds.
    Mental illness is fun, ain’t it? Lol

    • August 21, 2018 at 6:51 pm

      April, yes mental illness is a blast!!lol
      I noticed that the heat was just beating me up and down.Many thoughts raced through my mind: as a kid,we had no ac,a teen,ran track,played tennis and rode my bike at least 40 miles a week.Adult and pregnant, landscaped our yard…then the diagnosis..bipolar with depression. Woohoo, lucky me!!
      After 18 months of musical medication Serequel worked!Finally I started feeling “normal “( as if there is such a thing).
      Slowly, I started sweating more and over the years my childhood migraines returned.
      Over time Zoloft was added and darn if I couldn’t stay outside in Floridas heat and humidity. Now?? After 45 minutes, I am literally soaking wet. Water dripping from my hair,the list goes on.
      I did not want to do self-diagnosis, but broke down and researched.It wasn’t my age,menopause or lack of exercise. It really IS the meds.Now the question is? How do I teach my mind AND body to accept this excessive heat intolerance.
      I have absolutely NO idea where to begin.
      Does anyone have suggestions or going through the same thing?
      Yes,Mental Illness is a blast..😁


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