Do you find yourself really cold in air conditioning?
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  1. Profile photo of Intimid18 Intimid18 says:

    I usually wear a hoodie because I’m freezing. We keep our ac on 74• for my wife and the dogs. 76• would be better for me. It’s always give and take with temperature. Too hot = bad, too cold = bad. I’m always searching for the happy medium.

  2. Profile photo of BaltoRic BaltoRic says:

    Yes. I sometimes need a sweater inside when it’s 74 (AC on) and 95 outside. Temperature sensitivity is my wort symptom I seem to have the worst time dealing with,

  3. Profile photo of Sebb Sebb says:

    Hi, I have increased sensitivity to cold, especially on bare skin and my forearms. Even in summer I rarely wear short sleeved shirts and air con makes my forearms feel as though they’ve been put into blocks of ice.

  4. Profile photo of Dimitri Dimitri says:


    I have a love/hate relationship with air conditioners. I’m one of those people who hates winter and the cold but loves the summer.

    Air conditioners can be ok if it’s really hot out, but in general I prefer to open a window. I usually can’t take too much air conditioning. If I fall asleep with it on I’ll wake up shivering like it’s winter and then the headaches begin.

  5. Profile photo of Kelly McNamara Kelly McNamara moderator says:

    Hi Lithulk,

    With any new or worsening symptoms, we recommend running them by your healthcare team. During the summer, air conditioners can be almost impossible to avoid. So we’d be curious to hear others’ experiences dealing with them as well!


    Kelly, MultipleSclerosis.net Team Member

  6. Profile photo of CatDancer CatDancer says:

    I have noticed that I deal with the same issues with air conditioning. It’s difficult to get the temperature just right. Even though I have the AC on and it’s over a 100 degrees outside, I tend to layer my clothes when I’m inside. It’s a little frustrating because I’m constantly taking things on and off. There’s one very strange symptom I experience… I almost always have the goosebumps. Unless I’m working out and exercising, they’re almost always there. I tend to have horrible heat intolerance and thrive in the winter; it’s easier for me to control my body temperature in the winter for some reason.
    You probably already know these things, but I thought I would share the layering part.

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