Last reply 5 months ago
Cold(er) ? Does it help?

I notice that after my noon shower that my legs don’t work well for a few hours. I changed my schedule by making the bed and whatnot before shower. After shower was a struggle. I have heard that hot showers and MS don’t mix well. I am going to take a cooler shower and experiment. Any thoughts?

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stumbler
6 months ago

@smack , anything that raises our core body temperature can cause us problems.

Try less hot next time. πŸ˜‰


highlander
6 months ago

@smack
What you experienced probably comes under the name of
Uhthoff’s phenomenon | MS Trust
https://www.mstrust.org.uk β€Ί uhthoffs-ph…
Hope that link works.

 

PS Link fixed. – Admin (Stumbler) πŸ˜‰


grandma
6 months ago

@smack , yes heat does make a difference but with the beast so can extreme cold! But there are more msers who go on holiday to Greenland than do to the Canary Islands……..πŸ₯ŠπŸ˜œ


rmdaniels
6 months ago

@smack
I have the same problem with numbness. It can be completely gone in my left leg, but comes back in the hot shower & goes away after I get cooled off for a bit.


julia_rahn
5 months ago

@smack I miss hot showers and baths. Took a while to get used to warm to cool showers. Any heat ruins the little energy I now live with so I try to avoid it as much as possible. The MS Society has a program for a no cost cooling vest to help with the summer heat. It really helps when you have to go out on hot days. 🌞πŸ”₯


smack
5 months ago

The cooler shower works. I will miss my hot showers


potter
5 months ago

I had a relapse a year and half ago where half my body went numb. When I was able to get in a cool shower numbness would spread over my body. I would spend most of the day recovering. I decided to do sponge baths for awhile, I did this for a month and finally could take a cool shower again. Potter


smack
5 months ago

Yeah it can get crazy. To take a shower and then spend hours recovering is the pits.

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