For those with fibromyalgia (FMS) and chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS), dealing with hot weather in summer can be miserable. Even when the temperature may not be warm enough to bother some people, it can still make them feel overheated and sweat profusely. Some patients will also deal with puffy hands and feet due to the heat which can worsen their fatigue.
So what is causing these symptoms to flare up? Why does the heat make fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome patients suffer from these symptoms? And how do you survive the heat with fibromyalgia?