What make you feel better/worse (short terms)

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What make you feel better/worse (short terms)

Postby MacGyver » Thu Oct 21, 2004 7:11 am

The severity of MS symptoms often tend to vary a lot from day to day. I have posted in this subject before, because I find this phenomenon a bit strange and interesting.

I'm particulary interested in what makes a rapid (hour to hour, day to day) difference on severity of symptoms. Feel free to post just about anything!

I have noted some things below as an example of what I am looking for:

--Makes symptoms better--
-Alcohol
-Heat
-Cold
-Magnesium supplements
-Intense sunlight
-LDN

--Makes symptoms worse--
-Heat
-Cold
-Stress
-Nicotine (smoking)
-Food (gluten, fatty food... etc etc)

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Postby carolsue » Thu Oct 21, 2004 1:22 pm

Alcohol: Worse (at least temporarily)

I had a facial spasm several months ago and found my first alcoholic drink at the end of the day aggravated it a lot for an hour or so. The gymnastics seemed to calm back down to their normal dance after the second drink, however.

Stress and fatigue: Worse

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Postby Niko » Thu Oct 21, 2004 5:45 pm

What makes the symptoms worse:

Stress
I forgot -- Humidity!!!

What makes things better:

Quiet rest
No humidity :)


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Postby JFH » Fri Oct 22, 2004 7:34 am

ditto Niko

and

Worse still

A day at work :(
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Postby Niko » Fri Oct 22, 2004 12:21 pm

Just *thinking* about my old job gives me stress!

Take care, deep breaths... :)

Cheers,

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Heat

Postby sunnydelilah » Sat Oct 23, 2004 6:48 pm

Heat 8)
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Postby Dawnsmspage » Sun Oct 24, 2004 11:52 am

Better: Monthly massages...daily naps!! :D

Worse: Stress...Humidity...did I mention STRESS!! 8O
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Postby OneEyeBlind » Mon Oct 25, 2004 9:27 am

THings that make me feel better:

My Husband/Kids :D
R&R
Sleep
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Things that make me feel worse:

My Husband/Kids :?
Stress
Heat
Work/Boss
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Postby Stoli » Fri Oct 29, 2004 12:02 am

Worse - heat, humidity, alcohol :(
Better - cool and if I knew of anything else I'd be doing it ! :wink:

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Postby mscaregiver » Fri Oct 29, 2004 11:01 pm

For Kathleen :

Worse : Heat (extremely), stress.

Better : cool air, rest, exercise, massage, eating correctly ( I try :(),lack of stress.
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Postby flora68 » Fri Nov 05, 2004 6:41 pm

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Postby kspackrat » Sat Dec 11, 2004 1:23 pm

Worse:
HEAT is my biggest enemy and can knock me down almost instantly

stress is another biggie
lack of sleep and not enough down time or rests
driving bothers me most of the time
extreme cold makes my hands and feet feel like they are on fire

better:
cooling off how every I can at the time, ice packs, AC, cool drinks, swimming - but if the water is too cool on my hands and feet it makes them worse

rest
a good laugh
getting away from stress
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Things that help/hurt

Postby RevLeonidas » Mon Dec 13, 2004 4:30 pm

I don't know why anyone has said this, but sex ALWAYS helps me!

lots of spinach/carrot juice, yoga, Yerba Matte tea, walking, time outside, our cats and dog, and sleep makes me feel better.

sugar, candy, junk food, and alcohol usually makes me feel bad.
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