I normally get a bad bout of MS symptoms in April / May, usually around the time that the weather improves and gets brighter. Previous years, I’ve taken a week off work to deal with the fatigue, which helps.
This year, the weather has been so cr@ppy, and I didn’t get the flare up (I was more or less waiting for it to happen). I’ve been fine, not better/worse than rest of the year.
The last 2 days we’ve had gorgeous sunny clear skies. I don’t go outside much during the day anyway, as I work to 5.30 from my home office. But, my husband and I might take a short stroll on the beach after 6pm. (Very short… I am a lazy lump!). It’s not as bright then, and it’s quite cool, so I am not overheating. Yesterday morning and this morning, the fatigue has been awful. I dragged myself out of bed. My arms feel heavy typing. On the other hand, clear frosty winter days make me feel better.
So, I guess I am asking, does the bright sun make you feel worse this time of year? Even if you aren’t necessarily out in it? Is that even possible- is there a difference between winter and summer sunlight?
I love the sunny weather, but it makes me reluctant to go out in it.
(I do realise that the “summer” will probably end today, so I won’t have to worry about it )