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    My mum injured last year november is a paraplegic, 66 years old, t8 level complete injury. for the past months she is complaining that she is getting cold sometimes. Even when it is warm outside sometimes we have to cover her with blanket. so the doctor told to take two panadols ( paracetemol), but we are not sure if it is alrigh to take it frequently as she is always getting cold. does anyone have this similar situaton or can anybody advice on this matter.

    Thanks,

    RS
    Last edited by Jim; 18 Oct 2012, 10:31 AM.

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    Hi RS, maybe you should post this in the care forum...don't be afraid to post in that forum, ok? I hope I didn't scare you away from that forum by my attitude awhile back when I was rude to another member.

    People with a spinal cord injury's bodies don't have the same temperature control they had before injury.

    I believe it's common to feel cold with a sci...I know I get cold much easier than able-bodied people, and I'm T5.

    Good luck to you and you mother.
    Last edited by Jim; 18 Oct 2012, 10:31 AM.
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      Body Temperature-Frequently Cold

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        RS...

        i have a problem being cold a lot also. it is common for sci. everybody that comes in my house says it's hot but i'll be shivering cold. it's really bad after i'm outside in the cold, it seems to take forever for me to get warm again.
        Last edited by Jim; 18 Oct 2012, 10:32 AM.

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          Hi,

          This abnormal sweating or feeling cold is very common in SCI.

          Thermoregulation: Irregular body temperatures are often experienced by individuals with SCI. KEY: Wear appropriate clothing, drink plenty of fluids and take precautions in certain environments; in warm environments, a fan and water spray will aid in cooling, and in cold environments, wear extra layers.

          Here is a site that may give you more information on changes in SCI:
          http://www.pecentral.org/adapted/fac...spinalcord.htm

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          The SCI-Nurses are advanced practice nurses specializing in SCI/D care. They are available to answer questions, provide education, and make suggestions which you should always discuss with your physician/primary health care provider before implementing. Medical diagnosis is not provided, nor do the SCI-Nurses provide nursing or medical care through their responses on the CareCure forums.

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