I live in Austin, TX, where the weather is known to change rapidly. I believe I may have a pattern of becoming exhausted when the weather suddenly goes from cold to hot. Does this seem plausible, and more importantly, can anyone provide any tips how to keep my energy up in these times?
I would imagine there are other elements involved here, some of them more related to lifestyle/psychology than purely physical matters, but the weather change does often seem to bring this on and I thought I might find some physical level solutions here.
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on July 25, 2013
at 03:39 PM
I have the opposite issue in upstate NY with consistent bouts of fatigue when weather changes from hot to cold. I noticed that this started happening after a serious episode of H1N1 I had in 2009. On these days, I feel weak generally and have to eat & sleep a lot to feel better. Dont have allergies, joint pains etc. Not found a solution yet, but noticed that I tend to feel fatigued more often when I have overworked the days before the weather change. Also, I hail from tropical Asia - wonder if not growing up with this weather is also an aggravator.
on May 30, 2013
at 02:37 AM
Oh story of my life out here in Los Angeles!! I always wonder WTF is wrong with me, but then I realize that the weather got a lot hotter over night... The lightbulb then goes off in my head - lol!
on April 23, 2013
at 02:26 PM
I have been suffering with this for years now every Spring. I get physical exhaustion often throughout April and May when the weather warms up in the UK. I used to think this was SAD but it only starts happening when the weather gets better. Interestingly I haven't had it as much this year as we have had a very cold Spring. Today is warm so I wonder how I will feel tomorrow? It can be quite debilitating but I have found that I just have to cut my exercise and go with my body. I have tried light boxes and Vitamin D supplements but nothing seems to work. I have been eating paleo for two Spring's now, last year I had a very bad time in Spring but this year better so far so maybe the long term paleo diet is helping. Sorry I can't offer any more help but I do emphathise with you!Last year I had to cancel a couple of 10k runs I had registered for because I just felt too tired to train. The rest of the year I am full of energy so I have to be grateful for that!
on April 23, 2013
at 01:41 PM
Feel ya on this. I live in Houston. Anytime there is drastic change from cold - hot or dry-rainy (which is actually pretty frequently lately), I get fatigued, feel crappy, allergies get a little worse, etc.
It's got to the point that when I hear the weather is changing, I have to be proactive and start taking some ACV / extra vitamin C / etc before it changes.