Hello everyone…I wonder if you could please advise me.
I have developed a symptom which is causing me a bit of bother but I don’t know whether it is MS related or not, so you are my first port of call.
My ‘internal thermostat’ seems to be going haywire over the last few months. If I am moving about I am pretty okay, perhaps erring on the feeling warm side, unless it is bitterly cold outside. However, if I am sitting or lying down for any period of time I get rediculously cold. I can be sitting in the lounge with the fire blazing…the room at 24oC.. wrapped up in layers of clothing, a fleecy blanket over me, and the dog under the blanket…and still get chilled to the bone. So cold that I feel I can’t move and my skin is cold to the touch.
Again, the other evening I was at a music session, the pub has a fire, everyone else was hot and stripped off to t-shirts….and I had a shirt, cardigan, outdoor coat on and needed to put gloves on…and still felt cold to the bone. In fact if I want outside and walked around for a few minutes, I warmed up.
I find if I get this cold to the core, all the symptoms.. spasms and pains etc increase.. and I feel like I am shutting down.
Is this normal…or my new normal??
Previously, I found that I couldn’t tolerate heat, and found heat too exhausting.
I don’t know which is worse.
Cheers Emma T