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Managing your M.E./CFS on the hottest day of the year

July 25, 2019

Today has broken records for the hottest day of the year, with temperatures reaching as high as 39 degrees in London. As people with M.E. already report temperature sensitivities, the hot weather can be taxing on those who live with the condition. Throughout the heatwave, you may find that your symptoms flare and that you feel overheated.

We'd like to share a number of articles and resources that offer advice on how to manage the increasing temperatures this month:

Beat the heat

Many people with M.E. tell us that hot weather can make coping with symptoms and sleeping at night difficult. In this InterAction article Glen, a person living with M.E., shares his top tops for coping.

Warm Weather Survival With Fibromyalgia and ME/CFS

If you have Fibromyalgia or M.E./CFS, you might find this article by Adrienne useful. Here, they discuss the different challenges you may face during the heatwave and ways that you can prevent them.

Dr Clements Twitter thread on coping with the heat

Here, Dr Clements shares the different stratergies that her partner uses to manage his condition in the heat.

NHS: Heatwave: how to cope in hot weather

The NHS have put together some information on the impact that heatwaves can have on our bodies and how to cope with the hot weather.