So as we all know and its well document that the warm weather and heat can make our symptoms worse.
However , call me Doppy but I just dont know why ?
I can remember when I was first diagnosed talking to my sister and cousin about their MS and how the heat effects them, but at that time the heat didn’t effect me at all, I thought they were over exaggerating things, in fact I was still going to places like Tenerife in the summer for holidays !
That was 6 years ago !
6 years later and things are vastly different, the heat or muggy warm days absolutely wipe me out, I can barely lift my legs to climb the stairs, I almost shuffle around the house dragging my feet, yet on these types of days I don’t actually feel within myself that much warmer than a normal day, perhaps a little bit warmer but nothing drastic, I certainly don’t . feel like I’ve been sitting in a sauna for hours getting all hot and sweaty.
So why does the heat make our symptoms worse ?
What is actually going on with the nervous system ?
Does it only take slight rise in body temp to kick things off ?