Cold Weather Spasticity


Asked by hmking4

Cold Weather Spasticity

Does cold make spasticity worse? I seem to be experiencing a lot of muscle pain "everywhere." The weather just got cold enough to bring out the woolens. I find that my symptoms get worse in spring and fall, especially when there is a very sharp change in temperature.


Hi hmking4,

I'm sure you found an answer to this question long ago, but I wanted to chime in anyway.

A lot of people with MS find that their spasticity is worse in cold weather. Hot weather, too, is associated with a worsening of some symptoms (blurred vision after a hot shower, for example).

Have you found any effective ways to deal with the changes brought on by weather? Come back and share your tips if you have a moment.

All the best,


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