Re: heat intolerance
Even healthy teenagers are very susceptible to heat stroke. Much more so than adults.
Sunlight is now known to aggravate dermatomyositis, especially in women.
Also, some of the drugs taken for PM and DM cause the body to be sensitive to ultraviolet light.
So you should wear a combination of sun block and clothing to protect yourself.
As for heat, I've done a lot of reading and not read anything particular about heat and PM or DM. But I suspect that the kind of heat you have in Palm Springs, especially when the seasons are changing to be warmer, probably have general affects on a lot of muscle illnesses. The blood changes (thickens and thins) as the seasons change.
I mean, when it is warm, it is harder to do physical exercise or manual labor. So high heat must make it harder for muscles to function.
Hot baths and hot showers are bad for diseases like psoriasis.
Last edited by Keith2468; 11-27-2009 at 02:16 AM.