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Spotlight: Temperature and Weather

Spotlight: Temperature and Weather

As summer nears, many are preparing for the scorching heat and humidity that summer brings. So for this month’s Spotlight, is featuring temperature and weather. We’re discussing the impact of the temperature on those living with MS. We’re including articles and tips from the community how on they manage the hot and cold weather.

Most of all though we want to hear from you! What advice do you have for managing weather and it’s often crazy temperatures? Let us know by posting in the our forums, sharing your story, commenting on our Facebook page, or tweeting!



Do you have tips or tricks to managing your MS during the heat or cold? OR, do you have a question you’d like to ask? Please share it with us in our temperature and weather forum:

Temperature & Weather Forum


Tell us how weather and the heat and cold have impacted YOU! Share your story with the community here:

Temperature & Weather Stories


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Related articles
Read how other members in the community talk about managing MS and temperatures.

MS and the Battle Against Fluctuating Temperatures
By Devin Garlit—March 10, 2016
It’s a brisk late winter evening as my wife and I join friends for happy hour at one of our favorite local watering holes….

Community Feedback: How to Beat the Heat with MS
By Editorial Team—June 30, 2016
Those living with MS know that life can throw many curveballs that can exacerbate symptoms. One predictable life challenge, however, is summer heat…

Beware of Three Dog Nights
By Laura Kolaczkowski—January 19, 2015
It’s one thing in the summer to hide indoors to escape the heat of the dog days but it is entirely a different thing being captive indoors thanks to weather suitable for a three dogs night…

How I Manage Cold Weather Symptoms
By Kim Dolce—November 3, 2015
Now that temperatures in southeast Michigan have dropped, I have, once again, begun experiencing the particular symptoms cold weather brings….

The Texas Heat is My Arch Nemesis
By Calie Wyatt—September 1, 2016
I hate to love summertime. I have loved everything about being outside, especially in the summer, since I was young…

Weather and Multiple Sclerosis – Cold & Hot
By Matt Allen G—January 12, 2017
January, my favorite time of the year. See, I grew up in Southern California which feels like every year gets just a little hotter…

Cold Hands-Hot Body: It’s All Bothersome To Some Degree
By Lisa Emrich—October 20, 2016
Growing up in central Oklahoma, I learned to love the feel of the sun on my skin. As soon as spring rolled in, I would come home from high school and lay out in the backyard to soak up some rays…


  • Dragon Lady
    3 years ago

    In south Texas, even several seconds in the unrelenting heat and sun can feel like one-half hour or more. The heata affects me in the following way. When my body is in heat for even the slightest amount of time, my body and head feels like it is simply going to explode. That would be a relief to the heatand pressure that it puts on me. I get an excruiating headache, dizzy, my balance gets off and I feel sick to my stomach. I am to the point of seeking to get a Handicapped Plackard to get close to doors. My MS neurologist is four hours away and I cannot drive any longer. How do I go about getting one? Saving a long walk across burning hot pavement under the unrelenting sun would really help me. Any suggestions? Thank you everyone!

  • Azjackie
    3 years ago

    I am dramatically affected by the heat. I slow down as if walking in drying cement, weaken, dizzy, and desire sleep. I am ge%ing where I can tell the difference in temperature by two degrees.

    I combat by coling my vore temperature ny a.coldrag on my abdomen under a ceiling fan or behind an oscillating fan. I also drink ice water.

  • potter
    3 years ago

    The cold doesn’t bother me but the heat makes me feel like I am melting into a puddle. I try to work outside and run errands before noon. I carry a cooler in my car with frozen water bottles so I can put one on my neck if I get over heated. The hot afternoons I stay inside enjoying the air conditioner. It is suppose to be in the 90’s this weekend, it’s going to be a long long summer. Potter

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