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I Live Like a Vampire

I live in south Texas only a few short miles to the gorgeous Gulf of Mexico. My heart’s desire is to don my swimsuit, sunbathe to a nice golden brown, and enjoy walks on the beach and the magnificent ocean. Alas! It is summer now and I cannot even enjoy my patio during the day much less the, sun, hot sand, and over one hundred degree heat indexes that we have here. I live everyday in an air conditioned environment. To add insult to injury, I am also bothered by the cold temperature that my spouse says it needs to be for his comfort. I have to wear a sweater or shawl inside the house! I am only really comfortable for a few short months of the year. There is nothing that works for me except to not be outside during the daylight hours. I live the life of a vampire.

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  • DonnaFA moderator
    2 years ago

    Hi Dragon Lady, Southern Texas, oh my with that terribly oppressive heat!

    I thought I might share a list of articles which talk about ways to beat the heat. I hope these tips help you enjoy some of your summer! Thanks for being part of the community, we’re glad you’re here! 🙂 -Warmly, Donna (MultipleSclerosis.net team)

  • BarneyBeauregard
    2 years ago

    I take niacin which makes me flush, even the non-flushing formula. I stopped using antiperspirant, but deodorant instead. I very carefully regulate my baclofen, first by taking the pill form every three hours around the clock, now with an intrathecal pump. it’s amazing how much more tolerant to heat I am. I still wear a damp cotton hat, and a cooling vest, but I can get away with short periods of “exposure”.

  • DonnaFA moderator
    2 years ago

    Hi BarneyBeauregard, I’m glad you’ve found some tips to help you get some enjoyment out of summer! Thanks for sharing your tips. I’m with you on the deodorant, we’ve cut out antiperspirant as well, the aluminum does too many bad things and clogs up the lymph system which is never a good thing. Keep in touch and let us know whoe you’re weathering the summer 🙂 Thanks for sharing! – Warmly, Donna (MultipleSclerosis.net team)

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