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Lack of Temperature Sensitivity (I can't feel Hot or Cold)

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  • Posted By: Oddball
  • May 4, 2011
  • 01:04 AM

Ever since I can remember which was about 5 years old, I have no reaction to temperature. And over the years i have been looking for a cause and solution. Whether it is Genetic (most likely), Mental, or something else?
And found nothing, unheard of it seems :/

But either way I was wondering does anybody else have the same issue or am I going to be the only new lab rat? for the scientists

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  • My daughter has this condition. She cannot feel cold or hot temperatures on her right leg. Have you found anything about this?Thanks
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  • Im not sure what you mean by your post.. do you mean the weather doesnt bother you eg you dont need to wear jumper or coat when cold weather and hot weather dont worry you at all? or do you mean you lack sensitivity when it comes to things like boiling water? If it is the weather thing.. I know some people just dont seem to notice. It is a common thing thou in Asperger's syndrome. I got into trouble with my daughter's school as she refused to ever take a jumper to school as cold weather she dont notice and dont get cold.
    taniaaust1 2267 Replies Flag this Response
  • I mean i don't have any feeling of hot or cold. So I have to think of other ways to 'detect' it.For example getting into a hot shower, I turn it up until it hurts, then i know its to hot, and so turn it down.
    Oddball 3 Replies Flag this Response
  • My daughter has this condition. She cannot feel cold or hot temperatures on her right leg. Have you found anything about this?ThanksNone, but at least she can feel hot and cold everywhere else xD
    Oddball 3 Replies Flag this Response
  • Im not sure what you mean by your post.. do you mean the weather doesnt bother you eg you dont need to wear jumper or coat when cold weather and hot weather dont worry you at all? or do you mean you lack sensitivity when it comes to things like boiling water? If it is the weather thing.. I know some people just dont seem to notice. It is a common thing thou in Asperger's syndrome. I got into trouble with my daughter's school as she refused to ever take a jumper to school as cold weather she dont notice and dont get cold.'Asperger's syndrome' is to do with Autism, not body temperature's. :confused:
    Oddball 3 Replies Flag this Response
  • 'Asperger's syndrome' is to do with Autism, not body temperature's. :confused: Yes Asperger's is to do with Autism but those with this have many other differences about themselves from increased sensitivity to things to lack of sensitivity to things. I just thought I'd mention that in cause you had other symptoms you hadnt mentioned. In my daughters case she's weird with temps due to Asperger's. Ignore my post if it doesnt fit you.
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  • you could have a HSAN disorder, I would do some research or get tested for the genetic markers
    Anonymous 1 Replies
    • December 11, 2014
    • 03:32 AM
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  • i have the same problem i cant tell what the temperature is (hot/cold) \
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  • Yes, I do not feel cold, My wife and my son has a lot of blankets, and me i take of my shirt for i wanted to feel the cold, I cannot feel it as well...
    Anonymous 1 Replies
    • January 20, 2017
    • 06:17 PM
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  • I have a really late reaction/no reaction when it comes to extreme temperatures. For example, once I accidentally touched the (hot) iron when ironing but I did not feel pain. I can also stick my hand in ice and not feel the cold until much later.
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  • I cannot feel temperature either. I have, due to necessity, developed an extra sensitive sense of touch to gauge hot and cold by the pressure surrounding what it is I wish to know about. Heat is more oppressive and pushes away from objects while cold draws in on itself and kinda creates a stagnant, billowy texture to the surrounding air.

    Mom found out about this problem of mine when I got into the oven to reach the cookies baking there.

    After doing some research on her own she decided it was some form of sensory integration disorder, which is when you receive the proper signals from stuff like your nerve endings and whatnot, but part of you goes "oh hey, let me help you with that" and has the info go its way.
    Don't know where it goes, but so far it isn't overly harmful so never thought much of it.
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