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Hi everyone, I've been sitting in the lovely warm sun this morning, reading my Kindle, sunglasses & hat on when I decided it was time to move around. Well! I felt really unwell & was glad to take a proffered strong hand. Feeling much better now in the cool of the sitting room and after a long drink. Just made me wonder if ms can make you lose your temperature awareness & control. This would also explain my sudden sneezing fits! Any views out there? Jill x

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Hi Jill,

Temperature sensitivity is something that affects me quite badly. I think it could be described as having two different effects. 1) The sudden temperature 'problem' Just as you describe this is short term. With me I simply feel really weak and can't do anything..........but a return to 'normal' temperature makes the weakness disappear. Classically, I think of this as the hot shower syndrome.

2) Then there is another different affect which is longer lasting. A spell of different weather, hot or cold will lead to more 'MS Fatigue' which is similar but lasts longer........... That's how I see things anyway. On a lighter note, when I first met my wife she always said that the sun made you sneeze! Something, that at the time, I had never heard of. But since then I have heard it from other people as well. Who knows!!



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Oh definitely, MS can indeed mess up temperature control, Jill!


I can feel cold when it's warm and hot when it's cool... this can change for me from moment to moment. Other times, I might have one cold foot and the other one's normal (or hot)... :stars:


This past year or so, I've also sometimes started to feel so hot that I even start sweating a bit, or feeling clammy, mostly on my upper chest and mostly at night only. It seems to come in waves that last an hour or two at a time. It's not menopausal for me.


I'm not sure sneezing fits might be related, as it's more likely to be a tickle in the nose causing them? I did, however, have a stinker of cold this past week, where I sneezed a lot! My grandfather also used to say a similar thing about sneezing, that you can sneeze when walking into a sunny area from a shady one.

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(belated DX in June '05, SPMS)

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Thanks for your replies, Nick and Marina. I knew that hot/cold is a problem I guess but knowing that our thermostats are malfunctioning means that we can take precautions. I noticed only last night, Marina that my right leg (weak side) was cold but left side warm. And it helps that such difficulties are, like you say Nick, only short term.

Jill x

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