Patient Comments: Hypothermia - Experience

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Comment from: Dimi, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: December 13

I have Parkinson's and sometimes my body temperature just drops for no apparent reason and it happens so quickly that I don't have enough time to even get to a phone to call anyone. I've been lucky enough to keep warm blankets nearby. When it happens my skin is very cold to the touch, I shake so severely that my muscles lock and begin to hurt, my breathing is very strained (shallow) and the worst part is that my heart feels like it's going to pound through my chest! This can go on for five minutes with someone around to help get me warm again, but if no one is around... then what? I feel like I may have a heart attack.

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