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   Posted 10/30/2008 11:56 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi there, I think that I already know the answer, but I guess I am just wanting to hear it or confirmed by someone else.....I guess from time to time I find that I am second guessing myself....(note I have been dx with MS and on Copaxone) I was in a meeting, in a closed conference room. I did notice that it seemed a bit warm to me, but really did not think of it as being an issue.  I began to feel the following:
  • vision problems
  • funy head feeling, not really dizzy, not really fuzzy, or maybe a combo of both
  • tingling of the fingers and by the knees
  • headache
  • muscles in my neck became stiffer than normal

Then out of no where, someone in the meeting suggested that it was really warm in the room. I find it funny that I did not note it to be particulary warm, just warmer than lets say I keep my office at.

So .... will the "heat" bring on these symptoms, even though I did not find it to be that warm. Funny, the other night while at home, I started to feel these symptoms, and did not feel warm. My wife put her hand on my back, and told me that I was really warm.....again I did not notice the warmth?

Once I got away from this room in our house (took a cool shower) I began to feel better - and eventuallythe symptoms went away....

So symptoms? and can I get these symptoms even when I do not feel that it is warm where ever I am at?

Thanks for your help, and have a nice day


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Date Joined May 2008
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   Posted 10/30/2008 3:40 PM (GMT -7)   

My understanding is that acute sensitivity to heat is an MS sympton, and can also (too much exposure, I'm guessing) can exacerbate symptons such as the ones you described. It may very well have been too warm for all concerned, but for someone living with MS, it is even more than annoying. I'm speaking only from my own experience, but when those around me are feeling fine, I may be sweating bullets, feeling faint, etc., and then must lay (lie?) down for a spell. Also, I too am on Copaxone and, for me, I have had minor paper cuts that are worse than the injections. Hope it's working well for you. So far, it is for me.
Take care and stay cool!

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Date Joined Jan 2007
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   Posted 10/30/2008 4:29 PM (GMT -7)   

Hey Gary,

It is strange that you are having symptoms but not really feeling warm.  Perhaps the MS has made you not real able to sense body temperature changes.  I know that in my feet, the numbness causes me to not feel hot and cold.  I am wondering if you have this but sort of whole body instead.

Keep a close eye on this if it is new for you.

Gretchen       co-moderator MS board       diagnosed with MS July 2006
I have no lesions on my soul and so I will live with no limits.

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Date Joined Aug 2004
Total Posts : 274
   Posted 10/30/2008 5:44 PM (GMT -7)   
The heat definitely bothers my ms, but being in a closed space can bring on double vision. Seems being in a restaurant or a place where there is a lot of noise can trigger some ms ailment. definitely not fun. i try to always have someone with me if i go someplace just in case i start to see two of everything. too bad, but it doesn't work looking in my wallet! LOL!


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Date Joined Oct 2007
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   Posted 10/30/2008 9:34 PM (GMT -7)   
I am not sure what to say. So glad you all are feeling good .I am so scared an i feel so alone . I started an few months ago with the Bells Palsy (about 10 time) .It happens an thought it would play through an my head hurt more than normal. I have had nerve damage surgery on arm,Did'nt think that meant anything either.After open heart in 1967,bad blood transfussion an just finally gettin over the 2 yrs of chemo for hep c , I mean what else could happen -wish i could quit crying an iwish i had a girfriend so bad. anyway i told maybe i should see a neo so she says you want an i remember this doc an happens hes a neo surgon -after the MRI an i say so sryr he says no -just get a second opinion. I read the report an it says ::scattered areas of high signal intensity in the peniventricular white matter ,centrum semiovale,and corona radiats are noted on T2 an more so on FLAIR images .Findings may be seen as MS .Maybe see with extensive small vessel ischemic disease and would recomm clinical abnormalited in the posterior fossa??
I have soo many questions an any help would be soo appreciated
You can imagine my wait to see a nero now .
what happens to me ? what am i going to feel like ? I am so tired and my head hurts ? an i am so scared .I am so affraid of geting so depressed an just throwing in the towel .I been throgh so much an this happens Does stress bring it on? i feel like i have the flu all the time
I have to admit i do like the cold better an noises an loudness an my right eye is sore --See i am rambling -I so sorry an an y attention in this is soo appreciated -thank you linda na who ever else tries to help .. God Bless Marylou -sablelulu

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