Heat sensitivity and MS: is it autumn yet?

Blurred eye

For more details on heat sensitivity Learn more about Uhthoff’s Phenomenon, Science Direct Uhthoff’s Phenomenon 125 years later – what do we know today? NCBI Uhthoff’s Phenomenon: Understanding Overheating, Healthline MS & Uhthoff’s Phenomenon: Coping with Heat Sensitivity, MyTherapy   2018 Winner Best Blog Post with ‘3443 Needles’, Blog Awards Ireland, Ashville Media Group, Dublin, […]

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Too warm for you? Heat sensitivity explained!

Girl on the beach

Uhthoff’s phenomenon is when changes in body temperature make a person’s existing MS symptoms worse, even a rise of 0.25°C to 0.5°C in the core body temperature is enough to cause upsetting symptoms in those living with MS.

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Oh, snap!

“Also, because of the long, warm summer days, Uhthoff’s Symptoms, also referred to as Phenomenon or heat sensitivity, means that I am rather slow in the upstairs department, which eventually lead to predicament B. My days are unquestionably not dull nor tranquil, so.”

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That thing people call ‘summer’

“It’s just another one of those very paradoxical facts of life: as a person with MS, you lack vitamin D. The only way to get good vitamin D into your body is to spend time in the sun. If heat sensitivity is part of your long list of MS symptoms, though, you can’t sit outdoors in the sun because your other MS symptoms get worse. Result? You choose to stay out of the sun, and therefore continue to lack vitamin D.”

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Hot town!

“There’s always the floor?” my mum asked. With a brain fried like a piece of KFC garbage, thinking intelligently seemed hard to do. “Of course there is always a floor, go figure!” But I was getting desperate, water streaming from me and no place to cool down. Aside from the floor, that is. Being away […]

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Time to recharge

MS is as MS does. It drains your energy levels, your thinking goes haywire over the silliest things and it well… it simply plays tricks on you. Only last week I had my right arm swing all over my bedside table, but not where it had to be. Thankfully I was alone, in my bed […]

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The duplicity of MS

Summer has finally arrived in Ireland. After what seemed a prolonged autumn and/or winter, we saw summer marching in as if tomorrow might never come. Seeing we are a breed of people who can endlessly talk about the weather, we find fault in it as soon as it happens, only to spin more hours of […]

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Uhthoff’s Phenomenon

It’s back! It’s here again and boy I love it! “It” is autumn, and those of you in my physical surroundings know that I live for autumn. And winter. And hey, maybe spring too if it’s not too warm outside! “It” means fresh and clean air entering my lungs and a bit more energy in […]

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Uhthoff’s Phenomenon

It’s back! It’s here again and boy, I love it! “It” is autumn, and those of you in my physical surroundings know that I live for autumn. And winter. And hey, maybe spring too if it’s not too warm outside! “It” means fresh and clean air entering my lungs and a bit more energy in […]

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