Staying Cool with Relapsing MS By Rachel, Wife, Mother, Domestic Engineer • July 27, 2018
As far back as I can remember I’ve always looked forward to spending the warmer months of the year by the pool. I’ve made so many good memories with family and friends that I was inspired to put in a pool at my own home. Since then, some of the best times I’ve had were hosting a BBQ or pool party. Sounds like a good time, right? But wait. What about MS-related heat intolerance?! Prior to my RMS diagnosis, this wasn’t something that I had issues with or had even heard of before. But now, exercise, my body temperature, and the heat outside all have a pretty significant effect on me. All of my symptoms temporarily worsen (sometimes considerably), and it can lead to crippling fatigue and even mess with my vision.
Here are some of the things that have helped me have a successful day and enjoy some time poolside:
The summer can be a challenging and difficult time for people who suffer with relapsing MS. I totally get it. If you’re one of the lucky ones who don’t have trouble with heat intolerance, I am so happy for you. For the rest of you who are, like me, affected by the heat—I hope that you’ve enjoyed reading some of my personal strategies for keeping it cool by the pool.
Do you have any tips for dealing with the summer heat? Let me know in the comments!
- LIVING WITH RELAPSING MS
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