Couple of things to consider with any type of infusion bath.
How HOT is the water? How long do you stay in the hot water? More than 10 minutes?
When does the dizziness and headache begin? While you're in the tub? When you get out?
Often, a very hot bath is so soothing and relaxing, particularly if we're adding infusions in proper proportions. However, a hot, hot bath can also create oddball effects that include headaches and dizziness. This is most often caused when the tiny capillaries throughout the body expand and relax with exposure to the hot water for extended lengths of time. When we get out of the tub, the capillaries are dilated and a sudden rush of cooler air will cause them to contract, quickly, causing the symptoms you've described.
This is one of the reasons that there's always a "Keeper Of The Fire" at a traditional sweat. The Keeper delivers the heated stones inside of the sweat lodge, and tends the fire, etc., but they also assist folks who emerge from the lodge after prolonged exposure to the heat inside the lodge. They pour lukewarm water over the head and neck of the person, and the person places their head between their knees until they've adjusted to the change in temperature.
SO.........if this is the cause of the symptoms, you'll know if you wait for the bath to cool down to slightly above room temperature. If you can't soak for that long, then exit the tub INCHES at a time to allow your capillaries a chance to adjust to the dramatic temperature changes. Sit upright, then (if you can) sit on your knees with your legs tucked underneath your seat. Then, raise up onto your knees. Then, lift yourself to sit on the edge of the tub. Take your time, and see if this helps you.
Good luck to you.
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