Poikilothermic

Posted by joy05 @joy05, Jul 20, 2022

The inability for the body to regulate body temperature.
Has anyone heard of this/and if so could give me direction to seek help and Dr’s who treat this. She was DX at age 10 with heat exhaustion in emergency room- on trip to TX. Moved to live with me in TX after college from WA State, symptoms are worse here.

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Hello @joy05 and welcome to Mayo Clinic Connect. I can imagine TX would be a pretty tough environment for her if she has trouble regulating her body temperature. I'm curious, what did the doctor(s) say at the time of diagnosis in terms of how to live with this and if they recommended any sort of treatment?

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Hi @joy05, I wonder if your situation sounds similar to @smccoll's daughter. See this related discussion:
– Low body temperature https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/low-body-temperature/

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@amandajro

Hello @joy05 and welcome to Mayo Clinic Connect. I can imagine TX would be a pretty tough environment for her if she has trouble regulating her body temperature. I'm curious, what did the doctor(s) say at the time of diagnosis in terms of how to live with this and if they recommended any sort of treatment?

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She has never had a formal DX for this: It started when she was 10 from a heat emergency visit…after golfing. She lived with dad so I got her at 26 with psychotic episodes and a DX of schizophrenia. This condition seems to happen with SMI/ traumatic brain injury clients or anyone. With her I wonder if she has an injury undiagnosed and it is being treated as schizophrenia. She is on the lowest dose of Haldol because she is med intolerant. Medicaid dose not pay for specialist except the Dr who prescribes her antipsychotic.

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@colleenyoung

Hi @joy05, I wonder if your situation sounds similar to @smccoll's daughter. See this related discussion:
– Low body temperature https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/low-body-temperature/

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I will read this article now.

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