I think it’s the heat…..

…that’s draining me into a lump on the floor. Seriously, I am so tired and not normal tired, MS tired which is normal tired on either steroids or crack-your choice. I haven’t written in over a month now and I feel it mentally and emotionally. There is therapy in writing whether it be journaling, letter writing or blogging. I’ve missed this and I have chosen to blame the heat for its absence. I’ve never asked my doctor why the heat affects people with Multiple Sclerosis so greatly and why our fatigue is so bad. What is happening in our bodies that makes these so? I figure inflammation plays a part but what else? I need to remember to ask this next month. “Remember”…..that’s funny.

There are some awesome things and tricks I’ve learned the last few years that really do help with the heat:   * Ice behind the neck (my personal favorite!) *Putting wrists under cold running water or against ice packs *After a shower allow hair to air-dry while laying on the bed with the ceiling fan on high  *Freeze juice in ice-cube trays to munch on throughout the day  *Tell yourself everyday that summer doesn’t last forever