Does anyone Else Suffer from Headaches in the Heat?

Charlie

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I've been doing several shorter trips, like 3-4 days at Disney World, trying to grab pictures of things like Hoop Dee Doo and of course, the opening of Tiana's Bayou Adventure, but this heat!
It seems like the heat is coming earlier this year. When exposed to such high heat and humidity in Florida, I almost feel like I have a constant headache. I have a few more trips planned in July, and I have to go sooner rather than later due to work schedules etc.

I've started to carry some generic over the counter medicine, like Tylenol or even a sinus medication - they seem to work. I'm not sure if it's the caffeine in them or not. I also will sometimes take one before a headache begins, and it seems to help tremendously.

I'm sure I'm not the only person who suffers from headaches in the Florida heat - does anyone have any other suggestions?
 
It sounds like you're suffering from dehydration. I suggest that you start drinking more water and apply more sunscreen earlier in the day. The sun takes it out of you, and your body is struggling to keep up.

Here are a few things in my go back for Disney World during the hotter months:
  • Hat
  • polarized sunglasses
  • moisture-wicking socks
  • multiple pairs of walking shoes, think Hoka's or Brooks.
  • SPF 50+ sunscreen and lotion seem better than a spray, but it is easy.
  • rash guards for visiting the pools
  • I pack NSAIDs, such as Aleve or Advil
  • water bottle that can hook to my belt or backpack.
 
I agree with @Chip, it seems like to me you need to get some water in you ASAP!
Your trip should be enjoyable, and you seem like you're on the go go go...

So start your day off with at least 8-16 ounces of water.

I would also forgo any drinking you might do at the pool bar, or other bars unless you've been hitting 80-100 ounces of water.
I know you like Shula's when staying at the Swan and Dolphin resort, but maybe lay off of it for now.
 
There's a lot of good advice so far, but being the mom of the forum here, I also have another suggestion: don't consume sugar in the afternoon when the heat is the worst.
Avoid going to get that ice cream cone as well.

Try to keep cool with either a fan, (I see some advertisement for a shirt fan on Facebook all the time), as well as neck fan you can get pretty reasonable off Amazon, and those cooling towels.

Take breaks as there are a lot of great places to stop now and has AC for you to enjoy. Worst case, go into the shopping places, or each park has large eating areas where you can sit and get some air moving around you. Water cups are free at most of those quick services inside of Disney World.

So avoid the headaches by staying hydrated.
 
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