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numbness and passing out

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  • Posted By: tammymwfg
  • January 11, 2007
  • 03:08 PM

I've Been Hospitalized With Hypothermia Dozens Of Times Since I Was 16 And Continue To Be Cold Even When Others Are Hot. Then My Legs Fall Asleep As I Slowly Lose Strength To Walk, Stand Or Even Talk. By The Time The Hypothermia Sets In And My Arms Go To Sleep, I Know I'm Going To Pass Out. I've Been Tested Over And Over And Even Spent 2 Days In Icu For It But Have Yet To Get An Answer. One Dr. Told Me It Was Anxiety Disorder But That Doesn't Cause Hypothermia. Any Suggestions?

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  • Hi Tammy, I feel your pain. I have been dealing with something similar involving the nervous system, including numbness, burning/freezing feelings in legs and arms and fainting too. I have been for many tests too, including MRI for MS, blood clot testing, and much more- no answers as of yet. It's a hollowing feeling, I know-but hang in there- you're not alone!
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • January 11, 2007
    • 09:11 PM
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  • Hi Tammy. Have you looked into autonomic dysfunction (or dysautonomia) - sounds very similar to something my friend is experiencing - I'm actually here doing some research for her. There is one type called POTS where people can pass out if standing because their blood pressure drops. These types of disorders are often misdiagnosed as anxiety, chronic fatigue, MS and lots of other things. Good luck.
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • February 5, 2007
    • 02:49 AM
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