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Hello everyone, I was wondering if you all could help me locate some information (my google searches are not helping, lol).

 

I had Hypothermia when I was in my 20's.  I went out Kayaking here in VA Friday with air temps in the high 60s (fahrenheit).

 

I got cold near then end of the day, a wierd cold (like all over w/o shivering) and when i got back to the truck I realized that I was very wet beneath my life vest against my chest and back.  Once i removed the life vest I immediately began shivering.  Since then, i can't seem to shake the feeling of just being cold.  I have taken showers, even wore a coat to cook dinner once i got home Friday night b/c i was so cold. 

 

One of my employees says that I am feeling like this because I had hypothermia prior.  She also says that i am more susceptible to it as I have had it.

 

Can anyone confirm this?  It seems like good information for me to be aware of if it is true!

 

P.S:  Air temps never got below 50f Friday.  When i got back to the truck, air temp was ~54f.  I was not soaked all over either.  Head was dry, legs dry, arms dry.

 

 

Oh yeah, caught one small bass and big ole pike! :eyebrows:

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I had an uncle that was like that when he needed a drink.

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OMG, that was unexpected and funny. 

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What's your core temp? You could have a small case of pneumonia.

I asked my fiancé (RN) and she has never heard of being more susceptible to it after having it. If you had hypothermia there is a good chance you had pneumonia too.

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Had quite a bit of training on Hypothermia but clearly not an expert.

 

Certainly an event driven occurrence and a Medical Emergency for sure, however I have not heard of individuals becoming more or easily susceptible to the condition as a result of being in that situation previously.

 

When treating the patient, "Have you ever had Hypothermia before?" was not a question or consideration.

 

It's been a while, perhaps it's changed.

 

Either way, what you're saying is You Were pretty cold eh . . . .

 

A-Jay

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Tri,

 

IMHO, This is not a question you should be asking here, you really need to see a Doctor on the matter just as a precaution; he may want to check your blood counts for other problems.

 

I had Hypothermia while working on a rooftop in Moscow Russia one winter, co workers noticed I was not responding correctly to questions; I was taken to a ER and placed in a warm bath until my core temp stabilized. I was wearing cotton that got wet from perspiration.

 

But I did not have what you are describing.

 

You really need to talk with a doctor who has experience with Hypothermia and can look you over.

 

Just MHO
 

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Thanks guys.  I am not experiencing any of the other symptons as before (slurring, lack of awareness, etc).  I was just wondering as I am somewhat chilled and others don't seem to be.  I certainly feel better than i did Friday.  By a long shot!!! lol

 

I certainly appreciate the responses here!

 

I will keep an eye on things.  I just left Dr. for Sinus infection follow up and got a clean bill of health so no pneumonia or such right now.

 

Gonna eat dinner, that typically helps as well.;)

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I am not a doctor, but I am going to school to be one.

 

You wouldn't have had hypothermia from being outside in over 50 degree weather. Unless you dunked yourself in the water and went into a freezer for a long while. 

 

If the water was sub 40 degrees and you decided to go for a long swim (10 mins or so) you would have issues.

 

I am not saying 100% you did not have hypothermia, but if you do some basic research (mayo clinic website) you will see that you wouldn't have ever gotten it from being outside and sweating in 60 degree air temps.

 

sounds to me like you may be sick,

 

no matter what is going on with you, I doubt it would be hypothermia, maybe if anything some exhaustion from kayaking all day, plus being dehydrated and under fed.

 

 

http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/hypothermia/DS00333

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I am not a doctor, but I am going to school to be one.

 

You wouldn't have had hypothermia from being outside in over 50 degree weather. Unless you dunked yourself in the water and went into a freezer for a long while. 

 

If the water was sub 40 degrees and you decided to go for a long swim (10 mins or so) you would have issues.

 

I am not saying 100% you did not have hypothermia, but if you do some basic research (mayo clinic website) you will see that you wouldn't have ever gotten it from being outside and sweating in 60 degree air temps.

 

sounds to me like you may be sick,

 

no matter what is going on with you, I doubt it would be hypothermia, maybe if anything some exhaustion from kayaking all day, plus being dehydrated and under fed.

 

 

http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/hypothermia/DS00333

 

I was thinking the same thing - I've noticed when I'm cold to the core, that it usually precedes getting sick.

 

EDIT: Of course you were just cleared, but it may be leftovers, if there's such a thing (not dinner).

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