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Shahbah
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Hi
I m wondering, do you think heat has any effetc on babs as it has on lyme?

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The heat makes me sick. I feel like heck, heart starts beating fast, get dizzy and nauseated. Even mild temps like 75 with humidity makes me start to melt. My symptoms flare up and I get fatigued.
My doctor said he would write a letter for AC at my work place because of babesia, so I infer he means babs acts up with heat.

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That would make sense. I too get sick in the heat---feeling fatigued, nauseated, faint, and heart palps.

I had the room a bit too hot and steamy during my shower last night and almost bit the dust.

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So is treating babs with FIR sauna not a good idea?

My body temp has been around 97.0. when i was running fevers regularly i didn't want to get in the sauna. now i want to get back in there and sweat some stuff out.

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Starfall
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I've had dizzy spells for the last 2 weeks.

Today is the first real hot and humid day this spring, and I have had outright vertigo today, as well as nausea and fatigue.

Wondering of it's the babs acting up or something else.

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Hi Firecracker, My temp has dropped again after starting to be more normal. Not sure why??

Hmmm! Sauna? Also sent u a pm. I am a FB friend. [Smile]

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I feel like I am sufficating when it's hot and humid outside. I would think that with Babs and Bart. you would be a bit hypoxic anyway due to the red blood cells being effected. You have to work harder to get oxygen into your body and the heat makes it worse.

Just MHO:0

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Elaine G
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Well, guys, I have Lyme, Bart and Babesia. I can't tolerate the cold. I live in Florida and
feel much better since moving here from the cold Northeast.

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payne
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If i dont have a fan on 24/7...
ready set sweat..any humindity. and melt down..
not a fever..97.3 and not a masses sweat either.
after a shower wow,
it takes an hour sitting quietly to cool off enough to dress... ugh.
CLD more then 10 yrs.

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FYRECRACKER
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Thumbs up Elaine. I LOVE Florida! I have all 3 also (clinically dx w/ bart babs)

I used to live in Jacksonville. Gotta move south again. Just feel better down there.

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Elaine G
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Fyrecracker, get back in the sauna. I use my FIR sauna at least 4 times a week. Seems like it works better when I feel worse.

Clinically on Babs and Bart for me, also. But, I have more Babs symptoms than anything. The Bart is very apparent on my skin. Although, that is really changing with treatment.

Give me the heat, anyday.

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I have a very low tolerance for heat. I hate humidity - I feel like I can't breathe. I don't like hot at all. I can even be uncomfortable being warm. I'd rather be a little chilly.

I DO use my sauna (not much in summer, though). It works miracles for me and I highly recommend it. I go full blast for 45 minutes several times per week.

I purposely bought the kind where the head sticks out - I can't breath hot air.

I've been using my sauna for several years now and it's the best thing I bought (as well as my rife machine!)

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I also have the three Bs and I love my FIR sauna. I feel like a million bucks after a sauna.

But I tolerate the heat just fine. I run cold, and would love to move farther south!

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My husband treats his colds in a similar manner. He drinks a lot of hot water and/or tea and bundles up at night (sweats, hat and layers of covers) and sweats it out!


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Originally posted by chiquita incognita:
I've been reading in one of my alternative medicine manuals that heat therapy is helpful to the immune system, so long as it doesn't go overboard....and it helps us to sweat out bugs, toxins et al.

As adjunct support to cold/flu therapy when I was a kid, we used to drink hot sage tea and put strong sage tea into the bath. Sage makes you sweat if you use enough of it. Then we would bundle up in our pj's under lots of covers and sweat. Drink more tea to keep hydrated and replace lost fluids, cool/wet washcloth over forehead to prevent excess overheating. Shower off again afterward to release sweated-out toxins on the skin.

I wonder if this could be good adjunct support in lyme? For those of us who can tolerate the heat,that is....I hate these babs heat waves but sure as hell wanna knock these bugs out. I don't know or even claim that this is the whole piece of the pie but do again wonder if it could be helpful as adjunct support. Gonna start trying it myself, thank you guys!

Best wishes, CI


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I am gettin in more regularly ( in the FIR sauna ), but I heard when you are already running a fever it's not good to get in.

I assume that means anything over 100 or 101? I would still get in even at my usual 99.5's. After the sauna i'm up to around 101 then cool down.

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