2 months ago, I was diagnosed with an autoimmune disease. This disease attacks my joints and bones, and causes a lot of pain and inflammation. My legs are constantly swollen, aching, and painful. For a while, I haven’t been able to get much relief from any prescription or pain medicine. When I went to a doctor last week, he prescribed me a new drug that is suppose to decrease all of the swelling. This new drug is working like a miracle drug, and I’ve been pain free for the last two weeks. I can’t believe how amazing the results have been. There’s only one downside to the new medicine. I am hot, no matter what the indoor atmosphere is. Even with the thermostat at home set to a cool 67 degrees, I’m still having hot flashes that last for a while. It’s been difficult to sleep. The worst part is work, because we have an older HVAC unit. The air conditioning doesn’t cool as effectively as it did 2 years ago. Without any cold air conditioning blowing down on me, I feel very hot. Adjusting the thermostat hasn’t worked much at all. I’m going to need to buy a fan for my desk at work, if the hot flashes won’t get better! At home, I can set the air conditioner as low as I want. At work, the boss has all control over our air conditioning. Since the meds are working well for relieving my pain and inflammation, I’m going to have to figure out a way to stay cool!