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dealing with heat in Houston and blackouts

Forr Devin I am s seniorr citizen and this is my first summer that I cannot tolerate the heat at all. Norrmally I enjoy most of the summer andd use the pool for exercise and cooling but have not been in the pool at all. i have had MS 20 plus years and my neurro retired. The new neuro thinks i'm too old to be treated and I know I need help. The intense heat makes me feel very dizzy and as though I can't breathe. Any thoughts or suggestions please?

  1. Good question and I am so that you are experiencing that dizzy feeling and that difficulty breathing. I'm sure Devin will have some recommendations for you! Do you mind sharing that in this forum: https://multiplesclerosis.net/forums/ask-me-anything-live-with-devin-garlit-moyna-john-and-matt-allen. That way Matt, Moyna and Devin will see it and you'll be entered into our giveaway. Thanks!! 🧡 Kayleigh, MultipleSclerosis.net team

    1. I would if I could figure out how to do it and thank you; I guess my brain is all fog this morning.

      1. I am happy to hear there may be more & thank you for responding. As far as a new neuro myy problem is I don'drive much and cannot find one close to my home. I had a veryy good relationship with my neuro who retired. He was at the medical center here in Houston and at the time my husband would drive me; however my husband died very unexpectedly and quickly witha brain aneurism leaving no will. I have Lupus and stage 4 ckd as well so not a lot of good days. I do apologize for getting too involved but again Thank you for responding. Have a great weekend.

      2. My heart aches for your loss, , especially since you had no time to prepare. Never any need to apologize here. That is what we are here for -- to offer support and a safe place to vent. I hope a new neuro comes into your area soon or that you are able to convince your doctor that you are not too old to be treated. Some people are not even diagnosed until they are already in their 70s. You deserve better. This summer has been unusually hot in most of the country. Was that the case where you live? If so, do you think the added intensity of the heat might have made your MS worse? I hope the dizziness and breathlessness improve as the weather cools. Have you ruled out any possible cardiac causes with your general practitioner? We often want to blame everything on chronic illness and forget to think about other possibilities. Thinking of you and wishing you the best. - Lori (Team Member)

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