Mandatory Rest Period: MOVED!

2004-12-13

Too hot!

Okay, so its not hot outside. I do live in Canada. However, tonight I had a nice hot chocolate... it wasen't all that piping hot but right afterwards I felt like my whole body was overheating big time! My face, neck and chest flushed red, my hands got all super hot and red and it took a while of sitting in front of an open window to cool down. I drank some cold water too which my neurologist said can sometimes help and I guess the combo did. It sure make me fell awful though. How to explain...kinda like I can't get out of my skin fast enough before I overcook! I've read in other MS books and other blogs and postings that heat can affect "us" and I've always had this reaction and never knew why. In fact I just kinda thought it was me.

Same thing happens when I drink red wine. Do any other MS'ers react strangely to alcohol in their system? With alcohal and my sixth nerve palsy still being active, it really reactivates the double/sketchy vision. Needless to say the negative reaction far outweighs the lovely taste of a chardonay these days.

2 Comments:

  • I used to get that all the time. It starts by me getting a bit warm, and then it goes downhill from there. I have to take a cold shower, eat some ice or strip down to my skivvies. WIne, however, does it to me because of the tannins which has nothing to do with MS.

    By Blogger mdmhvonpa, at 6:52 a.m.  

  • I don't have a reaction to hot beverages, but I do have a severe reaction to alcohol the day of or day after I take Avonex. I found that our the hard way. Took my shot, then went to a wedding reception. Had a glass of wine. Felt like I drank the whole bottle. Talk about drunk and wanting to put my head down and sleep.

    By Blogger Emily, at 1:42 p.m.  

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