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Summer Giveaway: UnderCool Cooling Vest (Now Closed)

Summer months means fun in the sun for many people, but for those with MS it can be the most challenging time of year. Heat sensitivity means that they are often forced to stay indoors and miss out on activities and social events.

To stay cool during warmer months, some people with MS use cooling vests to help them participate in all the outdoor activities they enjoy. This summer, we at MultipleSclerosis.net are thrilled to be able to give away one cooling vest from ThermApparel called UnderCool!

The prize

UnderCool is an ultra lightweight unisex vest that comes with a set of cooling packs. It weighs less than 2 pounds – including the cooling packs! It can be worn under clothes, either directly on the skin or over a lightweight fabric. When worn under clothing, it’s practically invisible to the eye, so no one will know that you’re wearing a cooling vest unless you tell them! It can keep a person comfortably cool for around 2 hours, and the cooling packs re-freeze in ice water, the fridge or freezer in as little as 30 minutes. The vest comes in sizes ranging from XS-XL, and the winner of this prize will, of course, be able to select their size.

How to enter

So how can YOU win an UnderCool vest? Entering the giveaway is as simple signing up for emails below. The giveaway is open until July 24, 2018 at 11:59:59. The winner will be notified via email and will have 48 hours to claim their prize before an alternate winner is selected. For more information, please read our Terms and Conditions.

This giveaway is now closed. Thanks for entering!

Comments

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  • Stephanie J
    6 months ago

    I would love to have one of these vests!

  • hrtank70
    6 months ago

    I’m already subscribed!

  • hrtank70
    6 months ago

    I wanted to add a note. I think this giveaway is a very generous thing to do. Thank you so much.

  • Artie
    6 months ago

    Thank you for offering this contest! I have MS and am really really sensitive to the heat such that I rarely venture outdoors in the summer months in Utah. This is such a great website – thank you!

  • Alina Ahsan moderator
    6 months ago

    Hi Artie, thank you for entering! We are so excited that ThermApparel agreed to help us with this giveaway. We wish everyone could win!
    -Alina, MultipleSclerosis.net Team Member

  • Harleydog1
    6 months ago

    I live in Florida it’s bad here. New Orleans is the worst than ever your body gets wet.

  • Nannystina
    6 months ago

    I would love to win a cooling vest. I was diagnosed with MS in 1998. As time goes on I have less tolerance to the heat. I live in Phoenix, Az and the temperatures in the summertime stay in the triple digits. I end up having to spend the long summer months inside. Depression becomes a real problem for me. The cooling vest would allow me to spend time outside and enjoy life! Thank you for this giveaway and good luck to all.

  • rlk0901
    6 months ago

    I am entering for my wife. She was diagnosed 8 years ago with MS. She only recently stopped working. Heat got to be too much for her. I am her caregiver. She is on the betaseron shots but in the process of switching to Aubagio. I hope this is bettter for her.

  • Erin Rush moderator
    6 months ago

    Thank you for entering on behalf of your wife, rlk0901! It sounds like she has some great support in you and I think that’s wonderful! Best, Erin, MultipleSclerosis.net Team Member.

  • Josieann
    6 months ago

    A cooling vest would be awesome. I spend my summers indoors most of the time. This MSexhaustion makes it hard to do much of anything outdoors: going to a picnic, having a garden, mowing the lawn (takes 15-20 minutes) on my riding lawnmower, riding on a friends pontoon boat, cooking on a grill – that’s double the heat~ugh!! I use a cooling scarf that I received at an MS dinner but that just doesn’t cut it. A cooling vest sounds like an answer to being able to have some outdoor fun during the summer!

  • LINNIC007
    6 months ago

    I would love a cooling vest, recently lost my job.

  • Erin Rush moderator
    6 months ago

    I am so sorry for your recent job loss, LINNIC007! I hope you are able to find a job situation that fits your needs very soon! Thank you for entering the giveaway! Best, Erin, MultipleSclerosis.net Team Member.

  • graveyardwalker
    6 months ago

    I desperately hope to win! Living in Mobile, Alabama with MS and waking up to 100% humidity in the low 90’s is MISERY….I literally spend around 5-6 months self-sequestered INDOORS in my house every year & it sucks!

  • Erin Rush moderator
    6 months ago

    I have said it before that southern heat/humidity is no joke, graveyardwalker! I am sorry you have to avoid the outdoors for half of the year. Thank you for entering the giveaway and good luck! Best, Erin, MultipleSclerosis.net Team Member.

  • Josieann
    6 months ago

    “Graveyard walker” – I’ve never heard anyone describe it that way, it is perfect!!!!!!
    That’s going to be my new “go to” word.

  • Shirley
    6 months ago

    I’ve been diagnosed with MS since August of 1980, longer than many of you have been alive! Anyway, I am thankful to be doing better physically than so many others, still walking with only sometimes another arm to lean on, always able to lean on my God. Summer heat and humidity definitely aren’t my favorites, and I would benefit greatly from a cooling vest. My husband insists I get one, but I can’t decide which route to go. This one looks great, but reading over the many comments I feel unworthy. I’ll be glad for whoever gets this one!

  • Alina Ahsan moderator
    6 months ago

    Hi Shirley, wow – you’re definitely a veteran when it comes to living with MS. You are just as worthy of winning as everyone else, and we wish that everyone could win! We chose to reach out to ThermApparel about offering this vest as a prize based on feedback from community members, so we hope it’s a good option. Thanks for your comment!
    -Alina, MultipleSclerosis.net Team Member

  • Humph
    6 months ago

    Hi,
    I’d like to win a cooling vest, especially as we are going to mid France in August!
    Thanks
    Robin

  • Christine F moderator
    6 months ago

    That sounds like a wonderful trip, Humph! Thanks for entering and best of luck! Christine, Multiplesclerosis.net Team Member

  • BellaLuna22
    6 months ago

    I have had MS for 16 years now and was wondering if anyone else has cold issues? I know heat is bad but how about the cold?

  • Christine F moderator
    6 months ago

    Hi BellaLuna22 – thanks for reaching out! Many community members have expressed having issues with the cold weather as well. These are a few articles I thought you may find interesting: https://multiplesclerosis.net/living-with-ms/how-i-manage-cold-weather-symptoms/ and https://multiplesclerosis.net/living-with-ms/weather-changes-cold-air-affects/. We appreciate you being a part of the community! Best, Christine, Multiplesclerosis.net Team Member

  • Lorraine
    6 months ago

    I am in a wheelchair permanently for the past three and half years and when it’s summer, I need to spend all my days inside in the central air. My husband passed away on March 18, 2018 and when family or friends visit, I can’t go outside with them because of the heat. Since I live on a limited income, I can’t afford to buy one and so I am a prisoner in my own home. Everyone is very good to me, but I won’t ask them to sit indoors with me. My cousin, who lives in Suffolk, has a beautiful pool with water slides and sprinkler and I can’t go in the pool because I have a catheter. I could sit under the trees or umbrellas, but I can’t tolerate the heat. I would love to win a cooling vest so that I can enjoy some time outside with my family and friends, since I am so alone since my husband passed away four months ago yesterday.

  • Julie
    6 months ago

    Lorraine, I’m so sorry for the loss of your husband. As far as the vest goes, my neuro gave me some papers to fill out. He had his part filled out already. I fill it all out, sent it to the MS Society and they sent me a free vest with all the ice packs. Ask your doctor and see if he participates in this program.

  • Christine F moderator
    6 months ago

    I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your husband, Lorraine. Please accept our deepest condolences and know we are thinking of you. I hope you get a break from the heat soon. Thank you for entering the giveaway and best of luck! Christine, Multiplesclerosis.net Team Member

  • dorothylou47
    6 months ago

    this morning greeted by the MS HUG. Seeing the joggers, walkers, bikers, and skaters makes me long to join in. Its Too Hot and Humid again today! We are confined to the house all winter, then spring/summer arrives and brings along our misery.

  • Christine F moderator
    6 months ago

    I am sorry you started your day like that, dorothylou47. I hope you are feeling better now. Thank you for entering and good luck! Best, Christine, Multiplesclerosis.net Team Member

  • roguechic2002
    6 months ago

    Tired for the past days i have being relying on prescribed provigil to deal with the fatigue that always gets more during the summers in georgia and for focusing too. my two kids need me. give me dry heat over the humid heat. lol.

  • Christine F moderator
    6 months ago

    I agree, roguechic2002 – the dry heat is so much better than the humidity! Good luck and thanks for entering! Best, Christine, Multiplesclerosis.net Team Member

  • anniefez
    6 months ago

    I am a 48 year old woman that usually wears a crew cut in the spring, summer and fall months because I am unable to keep cool. Although I wear very short hair and with minimal activity my head is usually soaked.
    I believe a cooling vest may be beneficial for my situation. anything is worth a try. Thank you for your consideration.

  • Christine F moderator
    6 months ago

    Thank you for entering, anniefez. Best of luck! Best, Christine, Multiplesclerosis.net Team Member

  • jniffer14
    6 months ago

    Would be perfect to keep me cool during work and my work outs!

  • emmhcjw
    6 months ago

    When you have MS…It would be cool to stay cool with this vest!!

  • vp52
    6 months ago

    I urgently need this vest to help me deal with the Texas heat and be able to leave the house every now and then.

  • Erin Rush moderator
    6 months ago

    Thanks for entering, vp52! Best of luck! Best, Erin, MultipleSclerosis.net Team Member.

  • dawn1267
    6 months ago

    I work hard staying active. I run (slow) I cycle and I swim. I have the hardest time running as I overheat so quickly. I have a serious drop foot so I have a brace that helps keep my toes from dragging. What I could really use is a cooling vest so that the time period before I overheat is longer and I can do more. This vest would be perfect to make what I want to do possible….even with MS

  • 37kf80
    6 months ago

    This would be extremely helpful for me to be able to deal with the heat. I battle this nearly every day and even at night.

  • Dlap01
    6 months ago

    This would help with family outings in summer and improving walking speed.

  • Erin Rush moderator
    6 months ago

    I hope you have plenty of enjoyable family outings this summer, dlap! Best of luck with the giveaway! Best, Erin, MultipleSclerosis.net Team Member.

  • Christy
    6 months ago

    This UnderCool seems perfect to cool the volcanic core that we all know which will give us a chance to enjoy outdoors a little better. I like that it can be directly against the skin. This is a great giveaway. Thank you for offering it! I wish everyone could win because everyone needs this. God bless you all. Stay cool.

  • Alina Ahsan moderator
    6 months ago

    Thank you for your kind comment Christy. I really wish everyone could win, too!!!
    -Alina, MultipleSclerosis.net Team Member

  • Jennifer
    6 months ago

    I would be so happy to win this. My neurologist just told me last week that I ought to be wearing a cooling vest during the warm summer months. Thank you.

  • Ccarr
    6 months ago

    I actually just got a script from my neurologist for a cooling vest. It sure would be nice if I didn’t have to buy one.

  • Laura70
    6 months ago

    I would really love to win this UnderCool vest!! The heat takes a horrible toll on me. This would allow me to get out and get some much needed exercise, and enjoy some summer activities.

  • dekelmann14
    6 months ago

    I would love to win a cooling vest

  • Erin Rush moderator
    6 months ago

    Thank you for entering, dekelmann14! Best, Erin, MultipleSclerosis.net Team Member.

  • lxfobk
    6 months ago

    I would love to win a cooling vest because I have 9 grandchildren all 10 and under who participate in many events outside. They love playing outside and I can only be outside with them for a very short period of time. I hate missing out on this opportunity which will only be a short time.

    Thank you for you consideration!

  • jaybilliet
    6 months ago

    This vest looks like it is user friendly

  • Kathk
    6 months ago

    I read a lot of the comments. I have no words to describe my immediate loss of energy as soon as I’m hit with the heat and humidity in Michigan.

  • INEEDHELP
    6 months ago

    I live in Indiana, not far from Chicago. The heat and humidity this summer have been extremely high. I live alone and don’t have A/C. I survive on disability, which isn’t much, so the purchase of an A/C unit is out of my reach.

    I have a small window unit in my office and have made a cubby hole in here to sleep. It’s comfortable enough, but getting up off the floor is very difficult.

    My brother did buy me ice packs, but while in the freezer, they become mis-shapen and are lumpy.

    When stepping outside the office, the rest of the house is between 88-91 degrees. I am 63 y.o. and used to pride myself by having a clean house. As I told my doctor, you could eat off my floor, but now you can’t see it! LOL!

    I can’t do simple chores, like dishes – I’ve broken so many, even taking things from the fridge. Even brushing my teeth and getting in the tub to take a shower is difficult. Getting dressed is a nightmare. I have to lean on my bed to do so. I could go on and on about the difficulties living with this disease and the new one I was just diagnosed with – leukocytosis, a form of leukemia.

    YES, I WOULD LOVE TO WIN THIS COOLING VEST!!!

    I

  • 1mojoo
    6 months ago

    I hope I win!

  • 1y4ahqu
    6 months ago

    This vest would help me so much. I live in Connecticut and we’ve already had 2 long heat waves. Thank you for the chance to win this vest.

  • Erin Rush moderator
    6 months ago

    Thank you for entering, 1y4ahqu! We wish everyone could win! Best of luck. Best, Erin, MultipleSclerosis.net Team Member.

  • gparado
    6 months ago

    A cooling vest sounds perfect for helping to stay active during summer!

  • sugx93
    6 months ago

    It’s too hot!!

  • Erin Rush moderator
    6 months ago

    I think many of our members would agree with your comment, sugx93! Best, Erin, MultipleSclerosis.net Team Member.

  • Bettybeem
    6 months ago

    I can’t tell you how much I need this cooling vest. First I live in Houston. Second, my old ac went out last week. The repairs cost over $500. For a retired teacher with MS that’s a lot of money. I can’t get the temperature lower than 81° day or night. Third, my neighbor on the west “trimmed” the trees on my property eliminating much of the shade on the western side of my home. Fourth, I’m having so much difficulty functioning in this heat. This new cooling vest seems like it could provide some relief. Thank you.

  • Erin Rush moderator
    6 months ago

    Yikes! I am so sorry you are dealing with a broken ac in the Texas heat, Bettybeem! That just stinks! Thank you for entering the giveaway and I hope you are able to get some relief from the heat very soon! Best, Erin, MultipleSclerosis.net Team Member.

  • Larnel Van Duyne
    6 months ago

    This vest would be ideal for me especially at nite while I sleep. Eventhough I have the AC on I tend to still feel discomfort while sleeping. I wake up often because my body overheats.

  • perreaju
    6 months ago

    It would be great to have one of these. I’m so tired of feeling like I’m going to die when I go outside in any temperature above 72. The fact that everyone else is running around happily enjoying the heat makes it worse. This summer to cope I just soak my shirt in cold water and wear it outside, the poor person’s cooling vest. I look lime a freak, but it keeps me cool.

  • Hawkeye
    6 months ago

    I tried entering, but got an email that says my entry was not received because I am already a subscriber on multiplesclerosis.net . I hope that means I my name was put in the hat automatically.

    Like the hundreds of other people here, I could really, REALLY, R-E-A-L-L-Y use a cooling vest like this. I have been knowingly fighting MS for 17 years. The first 5 years, heat and humidity affected me profoundly and shut down my summers. Then, for some reason I had a wonderful respite for about 10 years where the heat had little effect. Now, the problems are back with a vengeance, and it has been a tough year.

    Good luck to each of you. Every MSer needs something like this technology, but like me, many haven’t been able to make such purchase.

    Stay cool if you can, and congrats to the winner!

    Daryl

  • snshyne71
    6 months ago

    This would be a life changing garment for me! I need the A/C blasting at -32* (kidding) but close and the rest of my family, friends and guests need to wear a sweater or sweatshirt! But I figure my house, my health, my comfort so they should deal!!! Lol I have my AC blasting in my car also!! I would be so grateful to win this!!!

  • Alina Ahsan moderator
    6 months ago

    Haha! I’m with you snshyne71 – your house, your rules! Thanks for your comment and good luck with the giveaway!
    -Alina, MultipleSclerosis.net Team Member

  • SGuigue
    6 months ago

    Would love to try for going outdoors, miss all the sunshine

  • RossB
    6 months ago

    Thank you to to MultipleSclerosis.net for hosting this drawing, and to ThermApperal for providing a vest. I have an older Ice Scarf as well as a pair of wrist wraps that help a little bit. Living in Phoenix, I am pretty much confined to the house in the summertime, as are many people here whether or not they have MS. This vest would really be a godsend for even just going down the street in the early evening to fetch the mail.

  • Alina Ahsan moderator
    6 months ago

    Hi RossB, one of my best friends lives in Arizona and I know the temperature can be dangerously high. I’m glad you have a few cooling items that can help even a little bit. Good luck with the giveaway and thanks for being part of the community!
    -Alina, MultipleSclerosis.net Team Member

  • TammyH
    6 months ago

    This would be great for me to wear while working in the hot kitchen at work.

  • undisclosEd
    6 months ago

    That looks like a very comfortable design.

  • 10yxxvu
    6 months ago

    A cooling vest would help so that I would be able to go on activities with my kids and grandkids.

  • Christine F moderator
    6 months ago

    Thank you for your comment and good luck with the giveaway, 10yxxvu! Best, Christine, Multiplesclerosis.net Team Member

  • Wdeboard
    6 months ago

    This would be perfect for me to wear at work when I have to be outside.

  • Erin Rush moderator
    6 months ago

    Thank you for entering and good luck, Wdeboard! Best, Erin, MultipleSclerosis.net Team Member.

  • dmckinleym
    6 months ago

    Would love the chance to have one for when I try to work outside.

  • Kristine06
    6 months ago

    Thanks for offering this contest! Would love this to help stay cool!

  • Alina Ahsan moderator
    6 months ago

    Thank you for entering and being part of the community! Good luck!!!
    -Alina, MultipleSclerosis.net Team Member

  • Taffy101
    6 months ago

    What an awesome cooling vest that would release me from the bondage of my home and back out exercising and enjoying all that summer time offers!

  • Mistery
    6 months ago

    I can’t remember what it’s like to go outside in the summer. I watch my four year old granddaughter play from the window, as she splashes and laughs in her pool. Then she looks at me waving her hand saying “Come out and watch me Mawmaw.” It breaks my heart. Having a cooling vest would mean the world to me and my granddaughter.

  • Alina Ahsan moderator
    6 months ago

    Mistery, I’m so sorry to hear that you have been unable to join your granddaughter outside during the summer. The summer heat is certainly brutal. Thank you for entering and best of luck,
    -Alina, MultipleSclerosis.net Team Member

  • mike
    6 months ago

    Been a long hot brutal summer

  • Lisa
    6 months ago

    The heat and humidity has been brutal this year.

  • Christine F moderator
    6 months ago

    This has definitely been a very hot and humid summer, Lisa! Thank you for entering and being a part of the community! Good luck! Christine, Multiplesclerosis.net Team Member

  • normand44
    6 months ago

    Thank you so much for this opp. to get this

  • Alina Ahsan moderator
    6 months ago

    We were so excited to have this vest donated for the giveaway normand44! Thank you for your comment – good luck!
    -Alina, MultipleSclerosis.net Team Member

  • xrescuer
    6 months ago

    This would be very handy as I live in Texas and we are dealing with triple digit tempretures.

  • Christine F moderator
    6 months ago

    Triple digit temperatures are just too hot, xrescuer! Good luck with the giveaway. We are glad you are here! Best, Christine, Multiplesclerosis.net Team Member

  • Josh
    6 months ago

    I’m out side for work and around customers a lot, having a nice low profile cooling vest would be so nice to say cool and to be able to keep the vest hidden under my work shirt so it wouldn’t be in the way.

  • Alina Ahsan moderator
    6 months ago

    Hi Josh, thanks for your comment! Finding a discreet, lightweight vest for this prize was definitely important to us. Good luck with this giveaway!
    -Alina, MultipleSclerosis.net Team Member

  • shody425
    6 months ago

    I know we all wish we could win a cooling vest. I am no different. I am trapped in my home with the sun and unbearable heat which makes my numbness become burning like bees stinging over my body. All the while, outside missing the world passing by because of this dibiitating disease.

    Whoever wins this vest enjoy it immensely truly. I cannot buy one at this point. I lost my job due to this illness, disability is up, not approved yet for long term disability, no job home means no no payments, having to sell my home now. Amazing how an illness can snow ball into an avalanche. But I have faith and will, so no giving up here. One day at a time.

  • Alina Ahsan moderator
    6 months ago

    Hi shody425, thank you so much for sharing this with us. I’m so sorry to hear about your job, and your analogy about illness snowballing into an avalanche is spot on for so many. Thank you for your positive perspective and the reminder to take life one day at a time. We’re so glad you’re part of the community.
    -Alina, MultipleSclerosis.net Team Member

  • Sanderson90
    6 months ago

    This would be a huge lifesaver in helping me get my exercise in every morning

  • kjbdoyle
    6 months ago

    Did I enter?

  • Kelly McNamara moderator
    6 months ago

    Hi @kjbdoyle. You’re all entered!!! – Kelly, MultipleSclerosis.net Team Member

  • normand44
    6 months ago

    just want to say Thank you for allowing us the chance.

  • Kelly McNamara moderator
    6 months ago

    Thank you for the kind words @normand44. And, many thanks, for ThermApparel for providing the cooling vest! – Kelly, MultipleSclerosis.net Team Member

  • Susanrose
    6 months ago

    Oh, boy! This would be a huge help in keeping active!!

  • Susanrose
    6 months ago

    This would be a life saver for me this summer!

  • psqj7s
    6 months ago

    I am a nurse in a LTC facility and I also live in the South. Having this vest would be awesome, allowing me to comfortably work while caring for my elders

  • Erin Rush moderator
    6 months ago

    Thank you for the work you do as a nurse, psqj7s! And thank you for entering the giveaway! Good luck! Best, Erin, MultipleSclerosis.net Team Member.

  • LorieJohnson
    6 months ago

    A cooling vest would really be nice and make all the difference in the world in this summer heat here in Yakima WA Thanks so much, Lorie Johnson

  • mhogan145
    6 months ago

    I would love one. This heat in upstate ny has been the worst in a long time. My biggest fear is it will send me into a relapse.

  • Alina Ahsan moderator
    6 months ago

    Hi Tracy, that’s such an understandable fear. I’m also on the East Coast and this summer has been brutal! We’re thinking of you – best of luck with the giveaway!
    -Alina, MultipleSclerosis.net Team Member

  • Bcduggan
    6 months ago

    The heat has been brutal in Minnesota. It doesn’t help that I don’t have an air conditioner either. Taking it day by day.

  • Bcduggan
    6 months ago

    I tell everyone having MS is easy, life is hard. My wife left me 3 weeks ago.

    Did I enter?

  • Kelly McNamara moderator
    6 months ago

    Hope you’re doing okay @bcduggan! Stay cool if you can! – Kelly, MultipleSclerosis.net Team Member

  • 25651se
    6 months ago

    Hi! My name is Amy & I live in NE Ok. I swear the heat is so much worse this year! The sun actually feels like it is burning the minute I walk out in to it!

  • Kelly McNamara moderator
    6 months ago

    Hi Amy!!! The heat’s been really bad here on the East Coast. So many have mentioned this summer’s been way worse! Stay cool if you can! – Kelly, MultipleSclerosis.net Team Member

  • 25651se
    6 months ago

    I would so appreciate it If I were fortunate enough to win this!
    Thanks for the contest!

  • Kelly McNamara moderator
    6 months ago

    Thanks for the kind words and for being a part of our community!!! – Kelly, MultipleSclerosis.net Team Member

  • Jennifer7937
    6 months ago

    Would love this cooling vest! I had one before but it was too heavy to wear.

  • sillygirl51
    6 months ago

    Wow! I could really use this!! Having MS in Arkansas in the summer is crazy! It’s hotter than normal this year and the humidity is through the roof! Not having and car and walking alot is crazy hot!!! I would love to win this!!

  • 25651se
    6 months ago

    Hi! My name is Amy & I live in NE Ok. I swear the heat is so much worse this year! The sun actually feels like it is burning the minute I walk out in to it!

  • bridgettegk
    6 months ago

    RRMS since 1990 I have been able to tolerate heat with no problems, however this year blah its bothering me! I get exhausted and my body feels like someone has given me 6 tons to carry uphill…grrr. and i still carry it and climb! just my personality I guess…then sleep sleep sleep!

  • Kelly McNamara moderator
    6 months ago

    Keep climbing @bridgettegk. Thanks for sharing and for being a part of our community! – Kelly, MultipleSclerosis.net Team Member

  • AngelaEden
    6 months ago

    Diagnosed with RRMS in 2001. This summer has been the worst so far. I have literally stayed in the house 95% of the time. The heat is horrible, I can’t go out and play with my grandkids…even when they go to the pool. In years past I have been able to tolerate heat for at least a short time. No such luck this year.

  • Christine F moderator
    6 months ago

    Hi Angela – it seems like this summer has been brutal everywhere! I am sorry you haven’t been able to get outside and play with your grandkids. Good luck with the giveaway! We are glad you are here. Best, Christine, Multiplesclerosis.net Team Member

  • stevnbuck
    6 months ago

    Recently diagnosed with PPMS, currently reviewing treatment using Ocrevus. The hardest part of summer here in Southeast OK is not being able to enjoy it with my 5 kids, and the misery that being out in it causes for the days after. I’d be ecstatic if one of these would help with these symptoms!

  • Alina Ahsan moderator
    6 months ago

    Hi stevenbuck, recovering after a day out can be even worse than the immediate exhaustion. Thanks for sharing your experience. Wishing you good luck with the giveaway!
    -Alina, MultipleSclerosis.net Team Member

  • dell2007
    6 months ago

    Hello, I have PPMS. I live in San Antonio, Texas where the summers are extremely hot. I would like to win the cooling vest so I can do more with my family. My wife works night shift and weekends. We have an 11 year old daughter, so I would really like to be able to do more with her so my wife can rest since I can’t work. Winning this vest would not only be important to me but my family. Please consider me. Thank you.

  • Kelly McNamara moderator
    6 months ago

    Hi @dell2007. Thank you for sharing with the community! The giveaway will be chosen at random. I imagine the heat in San Antonio is brutal! It’s so frustrating how the heat can impact so much! – Kelly, MultipleSclerosis.net Team Member

  • kathym
    6 months ago

    We started out early this spring with higher that usual temperatures. Then the rainfall every night causes the next day to be pure HELL. We put in a window AC in living room to help with my body overheating, I would be honored to be considered for this cooling vest. This site ROCKS!!! so much good information.

  • Christine F moderator
    6 months ago

    Thank you for the kinds words, Kathy! We are so glad to have you as a part of our community. Good luck with the giveaway! Best, Christine, Multiplesclerosis.net Team Member

  • urban007
    6 months ago

    So far, very hot & humid! And I’ll be moving at the end of August!

  • Kelly McNamara moderator
    6 months ago

    Keep us updated on the move if you can, @urban007. – Kelly, MultipleSclerosis.net Team Member

  • urban007
    6 months ago

    I definitely will Kelly! I’m trying to postpone our settlement and actual divorce decree, so I can move to NC from GA in September. Weather wise, very similar, but at least it will be *starting* to cool down, at least humidity wise!
    ~RRMS since 2008

  • doglover1956
    6 months ago

    So far, this summer has been the worst ever. It’s hotter & more humid than it has been in years & the AC went out in our car!! I cant leave the air conditioning without nearly passing out. Please consider me to win the cooling vest! Thank you!!

  • SarahGraceQuick
    6 months ago

    I think I entered? Oh please pick me! I desperately wanna go outside with my kiddo!!!

  • Kelly McNamara moderator
    6 months ago

    You’re all entered @sarahgracequick!!! – Kelly, MultipleSclerosis.net Team Member

  • shellbell829
    6 months ago

    Would love to have this

  • vvprettygirl
    6 months ago

    I know this sounds crazy but it said I’m already subscribed so is there anything else I need to do to enter. Anyone with MS needs this for sure. My asthma & MS acts up in the heat. Double for me

  • Kelly McNamara moderator
    6 months ago

    You’re all entered @vvprettygirl!!! – Kelly, MultipleSclerosis.net Team Member

  • Tracey
    6 months ago

    I would love to win a cooling vest!! I really enjoy gardening and unfortunately this year the weather has been so hot and humid I did not plant my garden. Best of luck to all that have entered to win

  • Erin Rush moderator
    6 months ago

    As a fellow gardener, I can appreciate how nice it would be to be able to garden, even in this crazy heat and humidity, Tracey! Thank you for entering and good luck! And regardless of the outcome, I hope you are able to get out and plant a garden next season! Best, Erin, MultipleSclerosis.net Team Member.

  • JoyCook
    6 months ago

    Wishing for this so I can stay more active with the kids and around our new property which is fairly large and requires a lot of work

  • grimesboys
    6 months ago

    I hear great things about cooking vests. I still try to get out and worki I’m my yard and walk for exercise. I can’t wait to get one of these vests!

  • moocha01
    6 months ago

    Yaaaaassss, it’s just too hot!!! Themisery of it all! SC has definitely been humid!

  • alisowels
    6 months ago

    Living in the humidity and heat of Texas, no amount of AC or iced tea helps at all

  • 1va6ea2
    6 months ago

    Caring & sharing of 3 horses, 2 cats & 1 dog, all whom found their way to me to love & fulfill their life with, keeps me outside most days! However when heat & humidity rises, this lowers my time that I can care for & share these loving animals! A cooling vest would help keep me much cooler & I then, could be as comfortable like them jumping thru the water sprinklers I put out for them, my kids, to play in!!!

  • Cathie
    6 months ago

    I enjoy working in my garden, I do this early in the morning but it is just hot here in the summer. I have a swamp cooler it is better than nothing. A cooling vest sounds wonderful.

  • munky840z
    6 months ago

    i love to be outside doing gardening, playing with the grandchildren; but the hot humid weather does keep a person inside with ms. yes i would love one.

  • 1fcvb2t
    6 months ago

    So hot!

  • mscarebear
    6 months ago

    YES PLEASE!!!

  • Starphire1
    6 months ago

    I was already subscribed. I put my email in again but don’t know if it will still enter me into the contest ?

  • Kelly McNamara moderator
    6 months ago

    Hi @starphire1. You’re all entered!!! Thanks for checking and good luck! – Kelly, MultipleSclerosis.net Team Member

  • larains
    6 months ago

    I have wanted a cooling vest for a long time. I am in H O U S T O N….nuff said.

  • Kelly McNamara moderator
    6 months ago

    Hi All – If you enter for the giveaway and received a message that says “you’re already subscribed,” you’re still entered into the giveaway! The message just means you’re already registered for emails from MS.net but you’re still eligible to win! – Kelly, MultipleSclerosis.net Team Member

  • Susan Farley
    6 months ago

    to have a cooling under vest would make this summer a better one as hot and humid as it is. I’ve been spending most of my summer in my Apartment, it’s just too hot to go outside.

  • kami.friebel
    6 months ago

    I tried to enter the giveaway but all I got was a message saying that I’m already subscribed. Does that mean I can’t enter for the giveaway?

  • Kelly McNamara moderator
    6 months ago

    Hi Kami,

    I checked and you’re entered for the giveaway!

    Thanks for participating!!!

    Best,

    Kelly

  • belzlinda
    7 months ago

    Temp has been higher than ever all Spring and now where I live..never more humid..I was exercising inside at our local senior center and feeling much better but now i’m unable to withstand the heat even inside the facility and have been feeling really bad again..I need to move to keep moving but can’t for being too hot and my body seems to always be hotter than others around me now..would help so much to win a cooling vest..thanks for this site and all it’s wonderful information

  • Mars74
    7 months ago

    I used to tolerate heat but after 10years of diagnosis and a very bad exacerbation that hurt me a lot, it is very difficult to tolerate heat. Humidity is the worst: the numbness, tingling and difficulty walking gets worst almost getting to the point of inability of to move.

  • barnowl
    7 months ago

    Excited to have a chance at being cool!

  • Mawmawkt
    7 months ago

    HI, I am in south Texas and temps have reached 105 in our area. Thankfully, It has only been in Hi 90’s this week, but heat index has been in the 100’s. Humidity makes it so hot. I pretty well stay in my home til evening/night when it cools off a little. My neighbor thinks I am a recluse. I am by nature, an extrovert. This has done a real number on my social life. Our summer goes into Oct. I can really empathize with MSers 0ut there. Keep the faith and hang in there.

  • xqrs9b
    7 months ago

    The heat is really bad for my MS.

  • wolfmom21fl
    7 months ago

    oh man.. yes this summer has been brutal so far and its not even the august yet… UGH. i know living in FL this is to be expected, however, i dont remember it being as bad as it has been the past few years here. i can recall not needing to turn the A/C until May and then turning it off in October.. now it seems i am running it from the first of April right thru til Thanksgiving.. ugh.. i would LOVE to win one of these vests!! i tend to watch from the window now when my grandkids run outside to play.. i just cannot handle the heat at all

  • sandi
    7 months ago

    This has been a really tough summer here in Utah, even walking from car to store has been hard. Babysitting my grand daughter and instead of going outside with her to play in back yard I have to watch her play from the back window. I hate missing out so much.

  • Rocksie
    7 months ago

    The temperature wise, I feel the same. Summer is not my cup of tea right now

  • Kelly McNamara moderator
    7 months ago

    I live on the East Coast and this summer’s been rough! I imagine it’s been similar elsewhere! – Kelly, MultipleSclerosis.net Team Member

  • KyTeacher
    7 months ago

    When I am in the heat at first it feels really good like it is actually warming my bones. But after a while in the sun and humidity, I begin feeling sick, like I’m gonna pass out. I get very nauseated and I have to lay down in the shade. This is my first summer after diagnosis yet I have been dealing with this for three summers.
    Multiplesclerosis.net has been such a huge help to me.

  • Kelly McNamara moderator
    7 months ago

    Thank you for the kind words about the site! As you mentioned, the humidity can be a whole other beast! – Kelly, MultipleSclerosis.net Team Member

  • Jstbnmee
    7 months ago

    Next month will be 4 yrs since MS was confirmed. Each summer my ability to handle the heat dwindles. Living in the Southeast, i hibernate during summer and become more nocturnal. If i could only find a place that ranged from 35 degrees to 69 degrees….i might could function. These cooling vests seem like a great way to get at least a little more out of summer! Best wishes to the winner, I hope it’s exactly what you need to make life with ms a bit more comfortable! ✌Peace!

  • Kelly McNamara moderator
    7 months ago

    Thanks for sharing!!! And, thanks to the company ThermApparel for donating the cooling vest for the giveaway! We really hope it’s helpful for the winner! – Kelly, MultipleSclerosis.net Team Member

  • spuds
    7 months ago

    Heat effects me so badly. Dizziness, nausea, vomiting and vertigo. Does anyone else get this way?

  • Jstbnmee
    7 months ago

    I get lighthead, have passed out from being over heated and often nausea will accompany the other symptoms. This year when i get too hot it actually feels like my brain inside my skull is baking. Not pleasant at all but taking a lukewarm shower and gradually letting it get as cold as possible as i hang my head and let the cold water hit my head and neck and run down my back has seemed to make that particular sensation go away fairly quickly. Summer was once my favorite, now its the 2 weeks of spring and 2 weeks of fall that i look forward to. Winter is less ms related but it causes the fibro to start flaring…still better than ms and heat. Ugggh!

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