Even though you've solved your problem I thought you (since you're from New Jersey
) and others might be interested in knowing about the Multiple Sclerosis Association of America (MSAA) Cooling Program. Some of their products include cooling gel packs, etc.
This is the main page of the MSAA Cooling Program
. They distribute lots of products free to people with MS including cooling vests, hats and plenty of things I didn't know existed.
Here's the product catalog
and here's a link to the application
I understood last year that supplies were limited so anyone who is interested might want to consider applying sooner rather than later.
I got a charming garden hat that I adore and keeps me cool.