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Question Feeling sick after swimming in the open water

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osklan

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Hey guys,

I´ve been doing the WHM for 10 months now with some ups and downs. For the last 2 months I did daily the breathing techniques and cold showers. I wanna to feel more cold then the cold shower so I went to a lake for the cold exposure. When I went out of the lake I felt instantly sick, tired and I was done with the WHM after doing it. What do you guys think about this? I wanna move on, but I felt so sick and tired after the cold exposure in the lake. It was around 10 degrees Celsius outside.
 
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osklan

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Oct 25, 2022
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Hey guys,

I´ve been doing the WHM for 10 months now with some ups and downs. For the last 2 months I did daily the breathing techniques and cold showers. I wanna to feel more cold then the cold shower so I went to a lake for the cold exposure. When I went out of the lake I felt instantly sick, tired and I was done with the WHM after doing
here. What do you guys think about this? I wanna move on, but I felt so sick and tired after the cold exposure in the lake. It was around 10 degrees Celsius outside.
Someone please respond.
 
ggalisky

ggalisky

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I only get motion sickness when there are smooth rolling waves on the open ocean. I don't have any helpful advice besides try going out a few more times and see if the motion sickness diminishes as you become more acclimated. what does WHM stand for?
 
7BDiver

7BDiver

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Motion sickness will potentiate hypothermia so be cautious and pay attention to what signals you body is giving you as this can be very risky when by yourself. Thermoregulation plays a significant role in pathophysiology of motion sickness. Another thing to look into is cutaneous vasodilation which occurs when your body is trying to warm up again and can cause motion sickness. This also contributes to further cooling of the core hence potentiating hypothermia, if there is no warm air the body will lose a lot more heat. When using the WHM take it slow and try not to over train.
 
Julie Daniluk

Julie Daniluk

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Hey guys,

I´ve been doing the WHM for 10 months now with some ups and downs. For the last 2 months I did daily the breathing techniques and cold showers. I wanna to feel more cold then the cold shower so I went to a lake for the cold exposure. When I went out of the lake I felt instantly sick, tired and I was done with the WHM after doing it. What do you guys think about this? I wanna move on, but I felt so sick and tired after the cold exposure in the lake. It was around 10 degrees Celsius outside.
You may have gone in for too long and your body has not adapted yet. Sounds like hypothermia. It is very important that you don’t attempt cold water exposure alone. You also can’t Freedive after this form of breathing because it actually causes temporary low oxygen!
 
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