Any help for hypothermia?

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by skeptik2, Dec 8, 2009.

  1. skeptik2

    skeptik2 Member

    I have spent the day in bed with hypothermia (doctors don't
    believe me), and cannot get out from under the covers and
    have severe neuropathic lower leg pain that is worse with

    Does anyone know what I can do to besides 4 layers of
    blankets and a heating pad? I am in agony. I have no idea
    why I have neuropathy in my lower legs, I'm not diabetic at
    all. Usually 8 gabapentin a day keeps me sane, but they
    are not working today.

    Any help so appreciated...

  2. TeaBisqit

    TeaBisqit Member

    I get that way as soon as the temperature drops. I can't take cold at all, my body just shuts down. I'm not sure where you live, but if possible, you should have a heater and a heating blanket. And try to drag yourself into a hot shower or bath if possible.

    Where I live, it's against the lease to have a heater, but I use it anyway and hide it if they are going to inspect. I can't be cold. And they think the 68 degree heat is enough and it's not because the drafts in here take out all the heat. We aren't even allowed to put up weather stripping to stop the drafts.

    Try and drink hot tea, too. Anything to warm up.
  3. MIssAutumn

    MIssAutumn New Member

    I have Lyme but was first dx with fibromyalgia, we do have neuropathy. I take Alpha Lipoic acid for it, it takes awhile to work about 2-3 weeks but really helps with the pain.
    I did a search on how to warm the inner core to help kill off the spirochetes. Another thing we have is co infections and they cannot live in a warm environment. I started to add pepper to everything I eat- black and red. I also got tincture of Cayenne pepper and add it to vegetable juice, it really helps and like TeaBisqit said lots of hot tea.

  4. skeptik2

    skeptik2 Member

    Hmmm, Lyme can cause this? My dr. tested me but said it was
    negative. I have not had a Lyme dr. test me. I would not be at
    all surprised if I have Lyme, but so what? No way I'll get a dr.
    where I live to treat it, especially after so many, many years.

    I cook for two others besides myself, and each one has either
    a medical condition or tastes that are different!! I eat everything
    in sight (and, no, I am not overweight...moderation in all), but
    every night I serve a hot, nutritious meal to everyone, for the
    most part the same, but veggie variations for the picky ones.

    I do drink hot tea, I have heating pads in bedroom and lounge
    chair, combos of wool and cotton blankets, thermals, flannel
    p.j.s, etc. But when these hypothermia episodes happen, I
    cannot control them. They are fairly rare, and I've had them
    even in summer when the AC is on, so it's not just winter.
    It has been in the 40s-mid 50s where I live, and that's below
    normal and it's going down to freezing tonight.

    I keep the thermostat at 72 which is too hot for the others,
    but they can always take clothes off and be comfy; no matter
    how many I put on, my temp will begin to plummet and there's
    no stopping it.

    I can't imagaine not being above 68, not use heaters, or
    not be able to weatherstrip to cut down on heat loss! I would
    bet the ACLU could make some kind of case about that!

    I am going to go find that V8 Red Pepper soup and add some
    cayenne to it, LOL...even though I am much, much better today;
    usually these episodes only last a day or so and then I'm over
    it...don't know what triggers them, or how to stop them.

    thank you for your kind suggestions, teabisqit and sarah....
    oh, btw, are ALAs the same as Omega 3s? I take the 3s
    every day.