Sunstroke is Nothing to Mess Around With

by Samantha
(Los Angeles, CA, USA)

I experienced sun stroke during the red hot summer in Las Vegas, Nevada.

My partner and I were walking around the famous Las Vegas strip in 104 degree heat and blazing sun, and didn't bring any water.

After a time, I began to feel panicked, angry and dizzy.

My partner got tired of being slowed down by stops out of the sun, so we hurried back to the car even though we weren't feeling well.

My face turned deep purple and the top of my head became very hot.

I was disoriented for several hours following the sun stroke and had a nasty sunburn on my arms and neck for about a week after the sunstroke.

Afterwards, I felt I had suffered some brain damage, and my thinking speed has not returned to normal.

I would not mess around with sunstroke in the future, and I wish I had told my partner to stop it when he was being pushy about my needing to get out of the heat.

I really wish I had treated my sun stroke by visiting the hospital, but I didn't know how serious it was until I remained ill later in the day.

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