Going To The Sauna? With Ms Symptoms?

Question

Asked by Inga

Going To The Sauna? With Ms Symptoms?

I read that heat is bad when you have MS - what about doing sauna sessions once or twice a week?

Answer

Inga,

I would suggest that you ask your doctor, just to be on the safe side.

My personal experience is that heat aggravates my symptoms in a big way, although it is temporary. For that reason, I would not use a sauna or hot tub.

MS varies so greatly from patient to patient that it may not be a problem for you. If you do have a bad sauna experience, it will be temporary, and you won't want to repeat it!

I would be interested to hear what your doctor has to say on the subject.