mrhodes40 wrote:Sometimes I can't sleep for the cold in my legs and feet and these folks talk about the same symptom. A heating pad for a little bit is a great relief.
Scott1 wrote:How are you on fatigue issues?
Then...I got a surprise, accidental diagnosis of MS -- while feeling GREAT.
Many years ago, it finally dawned on me how stupid I was to stay up late and try to get by on 5-6 hours sleep, dragging myself through the next day. Once I started to go to bed early enough to get an average of 8 hours sleep/night it made a miraculous change in my life. Sleep cures my general fatigue
Sounds like a definite correlation between fatigue and heat.
I've had MS diagnosed since the very early 1990s and had more trouble with heat then than I do now. Time does not equal progression as I don't struggle now but I have had big attacks (just to confuse the issue). Progression of what is the question.
Baclofen is a potassium channel blocker. By slowing the exit of potassium from the cell, Sodium entry is slowed. It is the influx of Sodium that triggers the release of calcium from the sarcoplasmic reticulum that triggers muscles to contract. If heat blocks the potassium channel then it should be positive not negative for muscle spasticity. Yet the opposite seems to be a common issue.
Why then, am I different? There oodles of proof of my MS but my path is different. Fatigue was a nightmare for me years ago but it isn't now. If there is a correlation between heat and fatigue then my response is still consistent, as is yours.
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