My Home and Our Flag
Well...how "lucky" am I that heat exacerbates Multiple Sclerosis??? For an MS patient, alot of times summer is dreaded because, if displaying symptoms at that time, the heat will/could worsen the symptom. The "good" thing about this is that once the body temperature cools down, the symptoms (writing this blog has taught me that i cannot spell that word on the first try) are generally rapidly reversed. It is suggested that, among other things, we (patients):
- Stay in air conditioned areas (i really don't enjoy a/c - esp when i'm in the car and driving; "G" absolutely hates it because i dunno, but I'm beginning to think that she actually didn't grow up in Trinidad afterall)
- Use cooling products during any outdoor activity
- Exercise in a cool pool
- Drink "icy" drinks that may provide temporary relief
I am yet to experience any exacerbation of any symptom during summer OR if i did, it wasn't so marked that i noticed. Oh well, as i mentioned before I'm hibernating this year AND I AM counting down the days to being able to drive with my car windows AND sunroof open!