cold and tired

does anyone else start to feel cold if they are tired.

i’m knackered today, done a lot of exercise and spent a lot of time tidying and doing my version of cleaning, now i’m frozen.

had to put my pajamas and fleecy dressing gown on and turn the central heating way up 2 hours ago.

only just starting to thaw out.

where are my ms intolerance of heat and my female hormones when i need them!

better turn the heating back down or i’ll be melting soon.

carole x

Hi Carole

Yes I get cold when I’m tired, also when I’m under a lot of stress. I can end up physically teeth-chattering shivering!! Sounds like you’ve had a really busy day - so hope you can have a chilled-out relaxing one tomorrow.

H x

It has been much colder today, compared with yesterday - just sayin’. When I woke up this morning, my outside thermometer was registering just two degrees - cold enough for a frost. Also my heating has just clicked on - much to my surprise and annoyance, as I’d thought it was set to “OFF” - so now I’ve wasted money getting uncomfortably hot. But it must have been cold in here, or it wouldn’t have gone on - the thermostat’s not set high.

Also I had a bigger problem than usual with cramp last night - usually another sign it’s cold.

I’m like you - freezing, and then ten minutes of the heating and I’m sweating buckets. I don’t know if it’s the illness, or this house. I’ve always had trouble maintaining a comfortable, steady living temperature - it may be because I don’t have double-glazing. I tend to go from shivering to too hot in minutes - and vice versa.



thanks carrot-cruncher and tina

i knew i couldn’t be the only one.

i have always preferred being cold to being hot, reasoning that i could always wear another layer if needed but can only take off any unneeded layers.

pre-ms if i was cold i just needed that extra layer but now i go from normal to teeth chattering, shivering in minutes.

tina - you say that you’ve always had difficulty maintaining a comfortable, steady living temperature. do you suppose that’s as long as you’ve had ms?

would you believe it but i’ve had to get out of bed before i melted.

C xx


I’m often more likely to get cold if I’m tired. It’s can be pretty common for anyone I think, nothing to do with MS. A hot drink & warm jumper are what I reach for. And sometimes if I’m tired & about to lie down for some rest, I’ll reach for the warm jumper & hot drink even if I’m not particularly cold, as I assume I probably will get tired once I lie down.


Sunday night I didn’t get any sleep (thank god for my kindle) and yesterday I was so cold in work that I was shivering. When you sleep your body temp drops which is why cold & tired go together.

Now of course I’m too warm so the socks and shoes may have to come off. But the guys in work are used to seeing me walk round in bare feet. Being considered slightly strange does have its uses When I have to go to other offices in the building I have a wee pair of black bedroom slippers which look a little like Ugg boots.


JBK xx

Hi Carole,

No, I don’t think I can blame the MS for this one. I think it’s the house. Although not an “old” house - built about 1990 - they were starter homes on a shared ownership scheme, so they didn’t bother with double-glazing, to try to keep the prices down.

I wish I’d had the option to pay a bit extra and have the double-glazing, as I’m sure it makes all the difference - the temperature doesn’t keep going up-and-down like a yo-yo, depending what it’s doing outside.

Also the house is draughty - particularly the front door. It has gaps all round you can see daylight through, and when the wind’s round that side of the house, it comes through those, and through the letterbox too. A draught can make it feel constantly chilly, even if a glance at the thermometer shows the temperature’s not really very low. I grew up in a double-glazed house, so I find it quite shocking that new builds in the 90s didn’t have it as standard. These days, with so much more emphasis on energy-saving and the environment, I bet it’s not OK to build houses without double-glazing, any more than it would be to build them without wall or loft insulation.



Go Tina…made me smile