Spotlight: Temperature and Weather

Last updated: August 2017

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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