Too Much Heat for My MS…

 I have been meaning to buy a new filter for my fish tank for a while now, the old one was just not doing it’s job and the water was getting cloudy… Since I had a Gift card to Petsmart (From my birthday) I had been meaning to go and buy a new water filter but I have not been able to because my Dad’s car (which I use when he is not using it) broke down and is being fixed today. Hitching a ride has not been easy either but yesterday I knew I HAD to go because I was starting to worry my fish would all die in the mucky water so I decided “OK, simple, I will take the bus to the pet store and by time I am done there my Dad will be driving by on his way home from work”.

It was pretty warm out but there was a bit of a breeze so I thought I would be fine. Once I was on the bus I remembered why the bus sucks in the summer, it is warm inside so all the nasty smells rise from the plastic seats, man,  nothing like the aroma of summer sweat… I got off at the mall where I would have to walk about 10 minutes to the pet store and this is when I noticed that the heat was starting to get to me. I did not feel dizzy like I was too hot nor was I breaking any kind of sweat but I could see it was getting to me in my walking, my legs were weak and my knees were a bit stiff, they felt worse with each step, almost locking into place as I dropped my foot into the ground. My core was growing tight as well but for what ever reason it causes my back to arch backwards as I walk which doesn’t feel all that great. I struggled to maintain a decent form by walking calmly and trying to lean forward. Nonetheless my back was killing me…

I got to the pet store, got my stuff, and got a ride home. I was feeling tired and tight so I ate and took a shower as quickly as I could. I really just wanted to get in bed. Once I was in bed I was feeling very restless! I could not get comfortable and even start to think about trying to sleep!Nothing like being super tired yet unable to sleep because I was twisting and turning and moving my legs around! I eventually took some Temazepam and finally knocked out but it was so hard to wake up this morning… I missed my opportunity to go for a walk (I have to go early before the heat takes over) which was probably a good thing because I should be taking it easy today after that encounter with the heat yesterday evening. I feel OK so far today but who knows what some moving around might have done… I need to stick to my strict “no going outside when it is hot” rule no matter how cramped up I feel in my room…

6 thoughts on “Too Much Heat for My MS…

  • June 28, 2013 at 1:13 am
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    So glad you made it in the heat…10 minute walk sounds like a long walk to me….I get so tired of being tired and can't sleep so the meds help a bit

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  • June 28, 2013 at 2:39 pm
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    It can FEEL long in the heat, when you sont feel well, when I was in Ireland it was in the 40's and I felt great. I walked miles a day arouns town for hours and felt like nothing was wrong… Crazy,…

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  • June 29, 2013 at 12:13 am
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    Last week I took a 10 minute walk to our local farm market, stayed for about 10, then walked back home. It was in the morning but already in the low 80s. I promptly went back to bed for three hours! I like that I live somewhere I can walk short distances for things, but in that kind of heat it may as well be miles!

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  • June 29, 2013 at 5:44 pm
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    Yeah, I mean, I don't live somewhere like that but I WANT to unless it's hot because as you said, 5 minutes down the street may as well be 5 MILES!

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  • June 30, 2013 at 12:24 am
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    I feel really restless when I wake up (usually very early). Im gonna try time released melatonin, cuz the regular stuff only works for about 4 hours, which wakes me up in the middle of the nite as soon as It wears off (grrr)

    sleekcartim

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  • June 30, 2013 at 1:46 am
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    Well melatonin doesnt actually induce sleep, it just tells your brain when it's time to sleep so you can basically SET you internal clock.

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