posted on Jul, 27 2011 @ 03:20 PM
reply to post by SpringHeeledJack
I am in the medical field and I agree with every word SpringHeeledJack said: If it has been three days, and you are still symptomatic you may need
further treatment. Lay off the fluids. Gatorade is not really a miracle solution. Plain water could lead to water intoxication, and if you are still
running a fever (you need to check it) you need to get to the ER. Are you having diarrhea? any other symptoms? It is possible to have an additional
condition along with the heat stroke. Perhaps you should ask them to check your potassium and sodium levels?
I believe 3 days later you should be doing much better by now. What ever the situation it certainly doesn't sound like you should ignore your
situation if it does not improve very soon.
For future reference: The best cure is prevention. I ride a bike well over 20 miles hard every day. Even in the heat I ride up to 40 and 50 miles
sometimes up to and including century rides. I use a backpack full of ice water, Bottles with nutrient rich (electrolytes) not sugars) and
constantly watch my pulse rate in the heat. I am 61 and have never become ill from the heat even in heavy stress situations.
t. so when you recover your best situation is to make sure you hydrate well and watch your electrolytes.. Eat at least two bananas a day when in
the heat. along with melons and other fruits if possible.
But for now? if you are still having symptoms that prevent work you have a problem that needs to be checked.
Better safe than sorry. Star on this thread so others will look at it and hopefully not run into the same problems