Wednesday, 11 February 2015

Global Warming? No, It's Just My Own Personal Climate Zone

Image: Yellow water lily on black background. White text: "I have my own personal climate zone."Every now and then a topic comes up on the Sometimes, it is Lupus Facebook Page, that starts a major discussion.

Yesterday, a lovely lupie asked about suffering from being hot and sweating.

Lots of people have answered to say they have the same issue.

No matter what the ambient temperature, they are hot and sweaty.

Some attribute it to lupus, some to prednisone, and some suspect they might be entering menopause.

There were one or two who are like me.

I have my own personal climate zone.  Global warming won't touch me.  (OK, it might cause cyclones, floods, droughts, etc that could all affect me, but the temperature bit won't bother me.) I've got it all wrapped up.

I can be freezing when everyone around me is hot, and I can be hot and sweating when everyone around me is cold.

Now, I often do suffer aches and pains from the cold in winter, and extra fatigue in the heat of summer.  But I also often am just of doing my own thermal thing, with no relationship whatsoever to the ambient temperature.

I can be cold and shivering on a hot day, or hot and sweating on a cold day.  At times, out of curiosity, I've taken my temperature, and found it quite normal, despite me suffering from the opposite extreme of temperature to what everyone else is experiencing.

Is it lupus?

Is it medication?

Is it just my body being slightly ridiculous?

I don't know.  I don't know if anyone else knows.

All I know is if I'm going away for a couple of days, I need to pack clothes for every possible (or even impossible) weather eventuality.

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