Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Light Headed With Multiple Sclerosis

My wife and I are currently on a work trip to gather groceries from churches for our Children's Home. The average temperature per day is around 100 degrees, and my wife has had periods of time where she feels light headed and dizzy. It doesn't always happen with the heat, but the heat does seem to make it worse. The last few days we have been in and out of the vehicle loading groceries in our trailer. When she gets out and gets overheated, her body begins to shut down and she becomes light headed. She also starts to feel dizzy and has to cool off quick or have issues with needing to vomit.

A few weeks ago she went through a day or two that she felt like she was getting vertigo again. It really frustrated her since she hasn't had vertigo issues in years. She spent those few days in bed resting and trying to keep food and water down. We are not sure where all of this is coming from, but know that stress is a huge factor in it. The feeling of being light headed has really bother her since it is really affecting her day to day activities. We know that stress and a lack of rest are not helping with this, so we are taking some extra time now to allow her some downtime and time to de-stress.


Josie said...

I am so sorry to hear your wife is not feeling well. I have not had vertigo for some time and I do know it is not fun. I hope she is feeling better soon!

Diane J Standiford said...

I just hate vertigo. It comes on so unexpectedly and takes me right down. Your wife will feel better soon---the heat is cruel to we MSers.

Terri L. said...

Glad to see you back on, was worried you hadn't blogged for so long.
As you know MSers are very heat sensitive, then add to it the stress, for normal people that would be a double whammy but for MSers thats like 10 times worse.
I've read that heat sensitive people (and no it wasn't written for MSers) should build their heat sensitivity up gradually. But I wonder if this would even work for MSers???

TLC90 said...

I think it's not only an issue with the "Heat" but also with the Humidity. If healthy/regular people are more senisitive with humidity increases how much more does it affect MSers???