I posted this question and answer on Facebook and got these three responses I thought you'd be interested in.
That can be very hard to deal with. Helping others to understand you is one of the many challenges of MS.I had never heard of cold being problematic with MS symptoms. I checked out the National MS Society site and found this information. (I've also included the link) The site is very helpful in clarifying symptoms of MS. I hope that this will help her to understand the significance of temperature in your home. I hope this helps.
All the best to you,
Weather and the seasons can adversely affect daily living in many people with multiple sclerosis (MS). The greatest number of relapses or flare-ups occurs in the coldest months (January and February) as well as in the warmest months (July and August). This is because both the extreme cold of winter and the extreme heat and humidity of summer can worsen existing symptoms as well as produce new symptoms of MS.
While the effects of heat on MS symptoms are well known, exposure to cold weather resulting in lower body temperatures can produce increased difficulty in walking, decreased strength, spasticity (rigidity or stiffness), numbness, and bladder symptoms. In addition, the icy cold of winter can cause the development or worsening of abnormal touch sensations such as burning or prickling and can also lead to loss of bowel muscle control.
As honestly and directly as you can. It's a real sickness. I don't tell people I'm sick, rather that I have this sickness and it does very strange things to me. I need what I need in order to function and survive. If people can't deal with me as I am, or living with me as I am with my special needs, then we can part company. Simple as that .
HEY melis DANIEL here and yes this is a very touchy sub. I can not live with my wife because of this issue. I think that you having M.S is a valid excuse.If your room-mate does not respect your needs then may I suggest a different room-mate. I guess after discussing this prob a few times gets obnocious. You need to take care of your health,,PERIOD. I hope it does not come down to this. GOD BLESS bye for now!!!