randymt 30/01/17
Last reply 1 year ago
A random thought about heat intolerance

Just trying to find out experiences of going through a relapse and noting an increased sensitivity to heat (from environmental factors, exercise etc).

Been wondering for a while now if there’s a link between active ongoing disease activity/or perhaps a confirmed relapse and increased heat sensitivity. Any experiences?

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dom1975
1 year ago

Hi, I notice my legs feel tight in hot weather. A sensation I can best describe as wearing tight socks all the way up to my shins. I recently invested in Air conditioning for the 3 days a year we get a heatwave in England! My Neuro said it was most likely Uhthoff’s phenomenon?


randymt
1 year ago

@dom1975 Hi! I am not referring to the heat induced flare up of symptoms (uhthoff’s phenomenon/pseudoexacerbation) that most of people with MS experience in hot weather, but rather to the increased sensitivity to heat in general, even in cooler months. Sort of having a reduced threshold to heat.

Hope I explained myself well here!


stumbler
1 year ago

@randymt , this snippet does refer to Uhthoff’s, but may also cover the situation above.

https://www.mstrust.org.uk/a-z/heat-sensitivity


potter
1 year ago

I have heat problems without any relapses and it seems to get worse every year. Last year I had to give up driving except for early morning, I was having trouble with confusion. I am not looking forward to this summer, Kansas can really get the heat. Potter

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