Does humidity make your symptoms worse?

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  • CopingwiththeUnknown
    11 months ago

    Humidity makes my symptoms worse. Whenever I get to hot, I will become tired and weak, sometimes I can’t walk or talk for hours after getting to hot but once my body cools down I can walk and talk again. This is a strange illness but thanks to God I am able to cope with it.

  • pamrudny
    1 year ago

    Yes, humidity makes my symptoms worse AND gives me a severe headache. It’s the kind that nsaid s don’t help.

  • Erin Rush moderator
    1 year ago

    Hi fighter! I know that many of our members find humidity to be a common trigger for MS symptoms. Really, any weather can potentially affect MS, including cold, rain, barometric pressure shifts, etc. Some of our member find that heat really does them in, while others cannot tolerate the cold. And others still just cannot handle shifts in temperature, such as going from the outdoors into an air-conditioned building. Here is a recent piece on dealing with heat and humidity that you might find interesting — https://multiplesclerosis.net/living-with-ms/heat-with-ms/. I want to mention that some folks do struggle with humidity, regardless of whether it’s hot or cold outside, so if that’s what you’re experiencing, you are not alone! I hope this answers your question and thanks so much for reaching out! Best, Erin, MultipleSclerosis.net Team Member.

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