Crazy Summer Weather

fight ms butterflyWelcome back to my blog! 

I can not speak for everyone but when I go outside and the temperature is 93 degrees with a humidity level of 60%, I can barely get a breath in. A short from my office door to my car feels almost like I have run a marathon. Then getting in the car that has been sitting in the sun all day long feels like a sauna. All that together makes me feel very faint. What I have been trying to do when I get into the hot car is, roll the windows down and turn the a/c on high. I do not try to drive until the car has cooled down because we all know that when the a/c first comes on it blows more hot air which of course makes everything that much worse! After the car is cooler and there aren’t any signs of dizziness it is safe to drive home! I have heard of cooling vests and cooling towels that can be used during this time of year but I have not tried any of them yet. I will share that information in the future after I do try these helpful items. 

Of course I do understand that humidity affects everyone in different ways. But I was curious if humidity causes additional issues for those battling MS. After reading an article on Web MD’s website I have found that it does. According to Web MD, heat or high humidity can make people with Multiple Sclerosis experience a temporary worsening of their symptoms. This occurs because heat causes nerves, whose myelin covering has been destroyed from MS, to conduct electrical signals even less efficiently. For anyone that is interested in reading more about this the full article can be found at, www.webmd.com/multiple-sclerosis/guide/impact-temperature.  Also, for anyone that is unsure of what myelin is, it is a fatty substance that surrounds the axon (long threadlike part of a nerve cell along which impulses are conducted from the cell body to other cells) of nerve cells, forming an electrically insulating layer. Myelin is really for the proper functioning of the nervous system. 

When the temperatures and humidity are as high as they have been it seems like there is no escaping it. This insanely hot weather and humidity has actually been causing me a lot of breathing problems and pain issues even when I am inside with the air conditioner. Until summer is over the best thing to do is to stay inside and try to relax!

Thank you for visiting my blog and reading some information that I have found very interesting. If you know someone that has been battling MS for a long time or someone that has been recently diagnosed, please share this site with them. My main goal is to help those suffering and learn from their experiences as well. 

Best Wishes, Alyssa

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10 thoughts on “Crazy Summer Weather

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  2. Hey Alssya have you seen those front and back window screens that people put in their cars? They do a very good job of cutting down on the accumulated heat in the car during the summer months. In fact maybe I’ll do a blog about that myself, and this is how it all works. Don’t be afraid to reblog other peoples blogs that helps as well. And always when someone hits the like button on the bottom of your blog entry, just click on it and it will take you to their site so you can read and like their work as well. Email me when ever you like!

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  3. Ms Bowman, I am so glad that you started following me. Thank you. My wife suffers from MS also and I can see a lot of her symptoms in what you talk about. Her first symptom was she went totally blind, just woke up one morning and had no vision. The MRI was definitely, as you called it, a mind altering life changing event. She has survived for 18 years and is still going strong and in good health. A lot of prayers and alternative medicines have helped her. I will be praying for you my friend.
    Samuel Johnson aka Fresh Fire 🔥

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