Last reply 2 days ago
Spasticity & The Weather

I have Spasticity like many others do BUT do you ever feel like it can be worse when the weather is all gloomy/rainy? My friend would always tell me when it was going to rain because his knees would hurt him every single time..

Maybe it’s just me but I think this could be a thing. Over here in NY it has been a mix of cloudy/rainy days + sunny days this week. I noted when my Spasticity would act up and it’s definitely on the gloomier days.

CBD oil is what I use to help the spasms. Anyone recommend anything else? 🙂

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stumbler
1 week ago

@rel12 , you could try magnesium cream, applied directly to the problem area.


itsmewithms
1 week ago

I feel I have more of an issue when I get cold or chilled as you may be in gloomy or rainy weather. When I was watching the “life with Seb” series on You Tube me mentioned how he just overall felt worse when living in northern climes and exspecially when he tried living in Iceland ;=) he went back to spain and felt better.

Now that i realize I am impacted by spasticity I am going to try to avoid getting chilled and see if that helps. I do have heated seats in my car and think that helps a lot! Then the air in the car doesn’t need to be hot or stuffy and the heat is delivered right where it is needed


rel12
1 week ago

Thank you @stumbler !

@itsmewithms Yes, it is so weird because it also gets bad when it is extremely cold outside too. I definitely feel like weather can have an impact on spasicity or any other symptom of MS overall. That is a good idea & great that you noticed how to deal with it. Everything for me would be nothing too cold and nothing too hot – a balance! lol


itsmewithms
1 week ago

And what pops up on my FB feed today? you know they are watching all the time…creepy but thought it might be a good link and some tips. My hubby went off to the High school football game while it gets way down below freezing tonight while I am going to run a nice warm bubble bath ;0 https://multiplesclerosis.net/living-with-ms/how-i-manage-cold-weather-symptoms/?fbclid=IwAR29pq3FrdXR8cb04BU1w5PKnR32hfdVxB_UeEn_Tu67K8iISQnaW_H669U


rel12
4 days ago

@itsmewithms Of course this article pops up – yes they are always listening! haha I will def take a look at it and read it. Thank you for sending!


Anonymous
3 days ago

#rell2 hi my spasticity is quite severe so I take Baclofen and Tizanidine (a muscle relaxer) I have used Rose essential oil rubbed into my legs, compression socks, fleece lined pants or long underwear, and tonic water (diet because of high sugar content in regular) for the quinine. Also staying away from caffeinated drinks, lots of stretching, and taking a warm blanket with me on car rides are all tips for coping with cold weather spasticity. Also electric foot warmers and warm socks I use hubby’s hunting socks. Hope I helped a bit.


rel12
3 days ago

Hi @wheelxip!

I love the idea of using Rose essential oil, I will definitely try that out. It would definitely be hard to stay away from caffeine :/ I loveeee coffee and since being diagnosed I have cut down just to one cup a day. That was really hard because I would have 2-4 total! I also got into the cozy warm socks & feel that it helps as well. Thank you for the tips 🙂


Anonymous
2 days ago

@rell2 Hi I am happy to help if I can. Glad some of my tips were usable. I find the knee high compression socks to really help with spasticity and maybe it’s in my mind but I swear the tonic water works though the taste is less than good. I am also a ginormous coffee drinker I just aim to stop drinking it after 4 p.m. I’m glad you asked this question I got some good tips too. Have a great day!

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