Wednesday, July 07, 2010 Angel, Community Member, asks

Q: Heat intolerance

Once you have heat intolerance, do you ALWAYS have it?

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Lisa Emrich, Health Guide
7/ 7/10 8:22pm

Hi Angel,


I just happened to see your question and wanted to stop by.  I am heat intolerant, so much so that it is really noticeable to those around me. 


It seems that I've stayed heat intolerant but have found ways of minimizing the problems it can cause.


I'm curious to know if anybody else has become less heat intolerant over time myself.  This is a great question.


Basically, I don't know.




Angel, Community Member
7/ 8/10 9:09am

Thanks for you input!

momdukes, Community Member
7/ 9/10 8:26am

I myself am NO GOOD at all in the heat!  It beats me up like a school yard bully!  As long as I am inside where it is cool I am all right, but once I face the heat I am done!  I do better when the weather is cooler I guess it it just the way of MS.  I have just learned to live with it, the heat here in the South is a killer!



Melis, Community Member
7/13/10 4:22pm


I'm not sure about your question but here is what I have experienced:

I sometimes get very VERY fatigued in the heat. However, this seems to depend on how much I am doing. A 20-minute walk through my neighborhood with my dog won't do much, however, going jogging for 10 minutes wears me out. If I am someplace like a waterpark where I can use the water to cool me off I have much less trouble. I have just learned to listen to my body to tell me how much I can take and make sure I have water with me at all times. When I do feel like I'm starting to get fatigued, water really helps and sometimes sugar does too. It gives me a boost. Those two things accompanied by a 10 minute sit down do me wonders.

The cold is what really gets to me. It affects me 10 times more than the heat. (Which is weird because it seems most people are affected by the heat.) But my left hand goes numb and I often get more tired when it's 35 degrees house than when it's 95 degrees outside. But, I hope all this helps!


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