I can no longer take a hot bath or shower as it will cause some of my symptoms to temporarily flare. I still cheat once in a while with a hot shower but I know it is too much when my foot starts to go numb. I have had it last up to a couple of hours but usually once I cool down it is fine again.
You kids are all alike!!!! We tell you not to put beans in your ears and you all have to go right out and try it!!! LOL, I can't believe it! So you had to go and try some heat on your feet. And WHAT HAPPENED? Ah, they went numb?
STOP DOING THAT!
In the context of MS, the heat can cause complete block of the conducted verve signal and loss of feeling in the nerves with demyelination. The feeling should return within a couple of hours of cooling off.
sorry guys i'm just laffing my head off reading this thread, I go numb with hot water as well, but i also hate freezing cold because can hardly move, so putting feet in tepid water does the trick, CJ :)
ever occur to you people that it is a vascular problem. when you are hot the blood vessels constrict and when you are cooler they expand, no? Go back to your Neuro and tell them this is simple science now fix it or at the very least give an absolute reason, not an unproven theory, or any theory for that matter.
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